Tracy Hughes

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Salmon Arm Observer web poll

Would you support a ban on plastic straws?

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Maureen Kennah-Hafstein sits in front of her favourite dogwood tree in her backyard. Medication and supplements help to control some of her symptoms but each night she endures a painful withdrawal with uncontrollable movement and spasms. (Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer)

Column: Looking for a parting gift

Tracy Hughes’ final column asks readers to help Maureen Hafstein get the government’s attention

Maureen Kennah-Hafstein sits in front of her favourite dogwood tree in her backyard. Medication and supplements help to control some of her symptoms but each night she endures a painful withdrawal with uncontrollable movement and spasms. (Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer)
From the archives of the Observer

From the archives of the Observer

1940 - His Majesty, King George VI, celebrated his 45th birthday this…

From the archives of the Observer
Maureen Kennah-Hafstein plans to continue her fight to get increased funding from the B.C. Government for Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Health minister offers no remedy for surgical wait time

Parkinson’s patient continues quest for province to fund more procedures

Maureen Kennah-Hafstein plans to continue her fight to get increased funding from the B.C. Government for Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Hank Shelley

Column: A look at the outdoor scene in the Shuswap

Despite happenings and events taking place around the world, and even in…

Hank Shelley
There will be changes to leadership at some North Okanagan-Shuswap schools this fall. (File photo)

Principals shift at North Okanagan-Shuswap schools.

Staffing changes announced as school year comes to an end

There will be changes to leadership at some North Okanagan-Shuswap schools this fall. (File photo)
Leah Blain

Business spotlight: Intwined Fibre Arts moves down Hudson

This is the third move for Intwined Fibre Arts but all three…

Leah Blain
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Sicamous firefighters put out small blaze in slash pile

Cause of the fire unknown at this time

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Canoe Beach is re-opening for public use on Friday, June 8. (File photo)

City re-opens Canoe Beach

Area had been closed down due to high water.

Canoe Beach is re-opening for public use on Friday, June 8. (File photo)
Brody Butts of Salmon Arm was awarded a Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship. (Image contributed by Brandi Butts)

Salmon Arm student earns Trevor Linden scholarship

Brody Butts recognized for his leadership qualities and community initiatives

Brody Butts of Salmon Arm was awarded a Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship. (Image contributed by Brandi Butts)
Environment Canada is calling for gusty winds and risk of a thunderstorm this weekend.-Image credit: Barb Brouwer/Salmon Arm Observer

Weather alert issued for the Shuswap

Gusty winds, thunderstorms in the forecast

Environment Canada is calling for gusty winds and risk of a thunderstorm this weekend.-Image credit: Barb Brouwer/Salmon Arm Observer
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Bear spotted in Little Mountain trail system

People urged to use caution if walking or biking through the park

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Tourists fight for the best view of the salmon run on the newly built viewing platform in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park. The province is planning to re-name the park, Tsútswecw Park. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Observer web poll

Do you agree with changing the name of Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park to Tsútswecw Park?

Tourists fight for the best view of the salmon run on the newly built viewing platform in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park. The province is planning to re-name the park, Tsútswecw Park. (File photo)
Park should recognize Haig-Brown

Park should recognize Haig-Brown

The back and forth between the two words was kinda humorous, but…

Park should recognize Haig-Brown
Observer editor Tracy Hughes                                Observer editor Tracy Hughes

Time for a change

Observer editor Tracy Hughes announces her resignation after nearly 22 years with the paper

Observer editor Tracy Hughes                                Observer editor Tracy Hughes
Maureen Kennah-Hafstein hits the heavy bag during a workout designed to help Parkinson’s patients improve their health. But what Kennah-Hafstein is really fighting for is a reduced wait time in B.C. for DBS surgery – a procedure that could dramatically help control her symptoms. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm woman fights for a life-changing surgery

Parkinson’s patient lobbies government to fund another operating room and reduce wait time

Maureen Kennah-Hafstein hits the heavy bag during a workout designed to help Parkinson’s patients improve their health. But what Kennah-Hafstein is really fighting for is a reduced wait time in B.C. for DBS surgery – a procedure that could dramatically help control her symptoms. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
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Police identify man killed by train near Chase

The victim was a man from Lee Creek in the North Shuswap

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Salmon Arm boy wins national colouring contest

Salmon Arm boy wins national colouring contest

The competition was heavy, with more than 1,800 entries. But Bastion Elementary…

Salmon Arm boy wins national colouring contest
From the archives of the Observer

From the archives of the Observer

1908 It is quite a mistake to suppose that the light sandy…

From the archives of the Observer
A protester holds a photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a representation of the globe covered in oil during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. The federal Liberal government is spending $4.5 billion to buy Trans Mountain and all of Kinder Morgan Canada’s core assets, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Tuesday as he unveiled the government’s long-awaited, big-budget strategy to save the plan to expand the oilsands pipeline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Salmon Arm Observer web poll

Do you think the right decision was made in purchasing the Trans Mountain Pipeline?

A protester holds a photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a representation of the globe covered in oil during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. The federal Liberal government is spending $4.5 billion to buy Trans Mountain and all of Kinder Morgan Canada’s core assets, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Tuesday as he unveiled the government’s long-awaited, big-budget strategy to save the plan to expand the oilsands pipeline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck