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Cody Bandsma practises kiting with his new paraglider wing at Blackburn Park on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Cody Bandsma reaching new heights over Salmon Arm

Former 100 Mile resident discovers Shuswap by air with powered paraglider

Cody Bandsma practises kiting with his new paraglider wing at Blackburn Park on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm police are investigating an overnight crime spree that occurred in Blind Bay overnight on June 9/10. (File photo)

Reported vehicle theft part of overnight crime spree in the Shuswap

RCMP believe suspects in stolen vehicle used bank cards taken from other vehicles

Salmon Arm police are investigating an overnight crime spree that occurred in Blind Bay overnight on June 9/10. (File photo)
JL Jackson Grade 10 student Kate Verdurmen shows the work in progress that is a mural she is painting for her school’s library. (Contributed)

Artistic act of kindness prompts flood of accolades for Salmon Arm student

Grade 10 student Kate Verdurmen is painting a mural for J.L. Jackson library

JL Jackson Grade 10 student Kate Verdurmen shows the work in progress that is a mural she is painting for her school’s library. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm Minor Hockey’s Roy Sakaki presents Wayne March with some gifts for his retirement, including a crutch and an old hockey stick, during a surprise presentation outside the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Community offers surprise send off to Sicamous arena manager Wayne March

Former Sicamous Eagles general manager also managed rec centre for 13 years

Salmon Arm Minor Hockey’s Roy Sakaki presents Wayne March with some gifts for his retirement, including a crutch and an old hockey stick, during a surprise presentation outside the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm ICBC Service centre. Lachlan Labere/ Salmon Arm Observer

Backlog: New drivers travel from as far as Prince Rupert for road test in Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm man unable to get his road test until late November in Kelowna

Salmon Arm ICBC Service centre. Lachlan Labere/ Salmon Arm Observer
The documentary, Celebrate Shuswap, will stream on June 19. (File image)

Upcoming documentary celebrates Shuswap music scene, past and present

Celebrate Shuswap highlights music community’s resilience through pandemic

The documentary, Celebrate Shuswap, will stream on June 19. (File image)
The CSRD has expressed concerns to the B.C. government regarding gaps in the provision of road rescue services in rural areas in the region and throughout the province. (File photo)

Road rescue service concerns raised by Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Study suggests volunteer rescue societies struggling with financial constraints, recruitment

The CSRD has expressed concerns to the B.C. government regarding gaps in the provision of road rescue services in rural areas in the region and throughout the province. (File photo)
Colby Kalke remains in intensive care at Royal Inland Hospital following a June 3 motor-vehicle collision. (Colby Yost/Gofundme photo)

Love and support flows for Salmon Arm teen seriously injured in collision

Colby Kalke remains in intensive care in Kamloops hospital

Colby Kalke remains in intensive care at Royal Inland Hospital following a June 3 motor-vehicle collision. (Colby Yost/Gofundme photo)
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Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society Executive Director Thomas Briginshaw shows some of the books provided to young readers who participated in the One-to-One program, which recently wrapped up for the school year. (Contributed)

Shuswap volunteers step up to help children’s literacy program

Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society’s One-to-One program finds success online

Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society Executive Director Thomas Briginshaw shows some of the books provided to young readers who participated in the One-to-One program, which recently wrapped up for the school year. (Contributed)
Nineteen05 Kitchen & Raw Bar opened its doors at Salmon Arm’s Prestige Harbourfront Resort on Monday, June 7, 2021. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm’s Prestige Harbourfront Resort welcomes new restaurant

After months of renovations, Nineteen05 Kitchen & Raw Bar opens with international-inspired menu

Nineteen05 Kitchen & Raw Bar opened its doors at Salmon Arm’s Prestige Harbourfront Resort on Monday, June 7, 2021. (Contributed)
The Salmar Grand will reopen its doors to moviegoers on June 18. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmar Grand reopening with new summer blockbusters in store

Sequels to A Quiet Place, Peter Rabbit among movies planned for June 18 reopening

The Salmar Grand will reopen its doors to moviegoers on June 18. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District supported a funding increase to Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 106 to assist with the goal of constructing a boathouse/training centre on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)

Funding increase for effort to build marine rescue base on Shuswap Lake

CSRD ups grant to Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 106

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District supported a funding increase to Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 106 to assist with the goal of constructing a boathouse/training centre on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)
Members of the Salmon Arm Legion, including president Matt Fowler (second from left), stopped by the Mall at Piccadilly on Thursday, May 20 to donate a cheque for $21,000 to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation on the last day of its Radiothon fundraiser. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm legion president looking forward to events, with concert booked for September

Organization continues serving community through pandemic

Members of the Salmon Arm Legion, including president Matt Fowler (second from left), stopped by the Mall at Piccadilly on Thursday, May 20 to donate a cheque for $21,000 to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation on the last day of its Radiothon fundraiser. (Contributed)
The temperature reached 31.4 C in Salmon Arm on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. According to Environment Canada, the hottest June 2 on record for the city dates back to 1970, when the mercury reached 33.9 C. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

June 2 temperature hottest in 30 years for Salmon Arm, but not record breaking

Weather data for city dates back 129 years

The temperature reached 31.4 C in Salmon Arm on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. According to Environment Canada, the hottest June 2 on record for the city dates back to 1970, when the mercury reached 33.9 C. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Ron Essex receives the Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Award for lifetime achievement from Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo on Friday, March 17, 2017. (File photo)

Shuswap man remembered for his tireless volunteerism

Shuswap Emergency Program, CSRD honours memory of Ron Essex

Ron Essex receives the Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Award for lifetime achievement from Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo on Friday, March 17, 2017. (File photo)
Bulldogs Boxing instructor Jordyn Konrad goes for a spin in Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap-Revelstoke’s stationary bike challenge on Tuesday, June 1. A team from Bulldogs took turns at the bike, helping to support CMHA’s Ride Don’t Hide event. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm residents invited to choose own adventure for Ride Don’t Hide

CMHA’s annual fundraiser, awareness campaign runs through June

Bulldogs Boxing instructor Jordyn Konrad goes for a spin in Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap-Revelstoke’s stationary bike challenge on Tuesday, June 1. A team from Bulldogs took turns at the bike, helping to support CMHA’s Ride Don’t Hide event. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)
S’witchcraft Catering food truck owner Erik Juárez and business partner Vanessa Stonehouse pause for a quick pic before getting back to making meals for a hungry Saturday morning crowd on May 29, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Self-trained Salmon Arm chef aims to celebrate Shuswap with exciting food truck menu

S’witchcraft Catering owner Erik Juárez developing a following with changing menu

S’witchcraft Catering food truck owner Erik Juárez and business partner Vanessa Stonehouse pause for a quick pic before getting back to making meals for a hungry Saturday morning crowd on May 29, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
S’witchcraft Catering food truck owner Erik Juárez and business partner Vanessa Stonehouse pause for a quick pic before getting back to making meals for a hungry Saturday morning crowd on May 29, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Self-trained Salmon Arm chef aims to celebrate Shuswap with exciting food truck menu

S’witchcraft Catering owner Erik Juárez developing a following with changing menu

S’witchcraft Catering food truck owner Erik Juárez and business partner Vanessa Stonehouse pause for a quick pic before getting back to making meals for a hungry Saturday morning crowd on May 29, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
UBCO master’s student Sandra Fox is being recognized with a Governor General’s Gold Medal for her research on Indigenous identity which led to several recommendations for Canadian universities to better serve Indigenous students. (Contributed)

UBCO student, a Salmon Arm grad, to receive Governor General’s medal

Sandra Fox’s research on colonization and Indigenous identities prompted changes at universities

UBCO master’s student Sandra Fox is being recognized with a Governor General’s Gold Medal for her research on Indigenous identity which led to several recommendations for Canadian universities to better serve Indigenous students. (Contributed)