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Grebes feed a fish to their grebette in this photo captured from the Salmon Arm wharf by David Reimer on Thursday, July 14, 2022. (David Reimer photo)

Guest shot: Grebette feeding in Salmon Arm bay

Grebes feed a fish to their grebette in this photo captured from…

  • Jul 15, 2022
Grebes feed a fish to their grebette in this photo captured from the Salmon Arm wharf by David Reimer on Thursday, July 14, 2022. (David Reimer photo)
Shuswap Paws Rescue Society has reduced its adoption price for adult cats for the summer with the hope of finding them a forever home. (Shuswap Paws Rescue Society photo)

Shuswap animal rescue seeking homes for large number of cats in its care

Shuswap Paws Rescue Society lowers adoption fee for adult cats for summer

Shuswap Paws Rescue Society has reduced its adoption price for adult cats for the summer with the hope of finding them a forever home. (Shuswap Paws Rescue Society photo)
Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club members Connie Pike and Carol Southgate present Shuswap Community Church Pastor Bob Evans with a monetary donation earned through an art sale for a Ukrainian family that is settling in Sicamous. (Andre Horton photo)

Sicamous artists support family from Ukraine

Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club raise funds through art sale

  • Jul 13, 2022
Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club members Connie Pike and Carol Southgate present Shuswap Community Church Pastor Bob Evans with a monetary donation earned through an art sale for a Ukrainian family that is settling in Sicamous. (Andre Horton photo)
Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Jan Rabson – A voice with character and character voices

TODAY IN B.C.: Actor has worked with Johnny Carson, Robin Williams, voiced ‘Minions’ and more

Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)
Families spend time together during learn to fish day at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Enderby event aims to get kids hooked on fishing

Kingfisher Interpretive Centre hosts Learn to Fish day

Families spend time together during learn to fish day at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Art on the Green returns to the Cedar Heights Golf Course in Blind Bay on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Contributed)

Art on the Green returning to Blind Bay

Artist applications still be accepted for August event

Art on the Green returns to the Cedar Heights Golf Course in Blind Bay on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Contributed)
A town home in Kelowna plus other goodies in the package could be yours in the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 2022 Dream Lottery. (bcchildren.com)

B.C. lottery prizes include pair of Okanagan homes

Homes in Vernon and Kelowna plus assorted other goodies, including cash, prizes in BCCHF Dream Lottery

  • Jul 10, 2022
A town home in Kelowna plus other goodies in the package could be yours in the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 2022 Dream Lottery. (bcchildren.com)
Okanagan Granfondo 2022 Kids’ Piccolofondo on Lakeshore Drive in Penticton. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Young cyclists take over Penticton’s Lakeshore Drive for Okanagan-wide bike ride

Saturday’s Piccolofondo was the prelude to the Okanagan Granfondo Sunday, July 10

Okanagan Granfondo 2022 Kids’ Piccolofondo on Lakeshore Drive in Penticton. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Harmonic Hives owner Ryan Hopcott sells his honey and assorted beeswax products at farmers’ markets in Salmon Arm, Blind Bay and Scotch Creek. (Barb Brouwer photo)

Hive minding: Varroa mites latest challenge facing Shuswap beekeepers

Climate change, pesticide use also concerning for apiary owners

  • Jul 8, 2022
Harmonic Hives owner Ryan Hopcott sells his honey and assorted beeswax products at farmers’ markets in Salmon Arm, Blind Bay and Scotch Creek. (Barb Brouwer photo)
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess

BC SPCA annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest ends soon

There’s still time to enter the BC SPCA’s annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest,…

  • Jul 7, 2022
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess
A practising Buddhist, Mike Boudreau enjoys teaching and sharing his experience of meditation with others. (Barb Brouwer photo)

Focused on the positive: Salmon Arm entrepreneur pursuing path to enlightenment

Practising Buddhist Mike Boudreau helps others find happiness through meditation

  • Jul 7, 2022
A practising Buddhist, Mike Boudreau enjoys teaching and sharing his experience of meditation with others. (Barb Brouwer photo)
Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Legendary B.C. businessman Jim Pattison still going strong at age 92

TODAY IN B.C.: Philanthropist discusses his long career, has no plans to retire

Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)
In this photo from the April 2, 1975 Observer, Richard Crampton is the proud owner of a 20-inch Philco colour television set after a draw held during Minor Hockey Day. "He received his set Thursday from members of the staff at Preston's Radio Sales: Elaine Borstel, Ralph Ruppel, Jim Hogburg." Image courtesy the Salmon Arm Observer photograph collection in the Archives
at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

Salmon Arm history in pictures: TV winner

In this photo from the April 2, 1975 Observer, Richard Crampton is…

  • Jul 5, 2022
In this photo from the April 2, 1975 Observer, Richard Crampton is the proud owner of a 20-inch Philco colour television set after a draw held during Minor Hockey Day. "He received his set Thursday from members of the staff at Preston's Radio Sales: Elaine Borstel, Ralph Ruppel, Jim Hogburg." Image courtesy the Salmon Arm Observer photograph collection in the Archives
at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
Kayla and son Jaxon Butts have their photo taken with local Rapattack members who provided them with a short ride in a fire services helicopter. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm firefighters help fill adventure wishlist of child in palliative care

Ride in Rapattack helicopter arranged for 4-year-old Jaxon Butts

  • Jul 5, 2022
Kayla and son Jaxon Butts have their photo taken with local Rapattack members who provided them with a short ride in a fire services helicopter. (Contributed)
Tappen resident Larry Anderson won the guaranteed $1-million prize from the June 8, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)

Tappen resident still in shock from $1 million lottery win

Larry Anderson purchased winning ticket at Blind Bay Village Grocer

Tappen resident Larry Anderson won the guaranteed $1-million prize from the June 8, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)
During the Gathering Together Festival on June 27 in Downtown Salmon Arm, Paul Lefebvre focuses on a big bubble hovering in front of his face, but his baby Luc is too enthralled with a new friend to notice. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos: Gathering Together Festival celebrates diversity in Salmon Arm

Cultural traditions, foods, music, language, dance and more shared downtown

During the Gathering Together Festival on June 27 in Downtown Salmon Arm, Paul Lefebvre focuses on a big bubble hovering in front of his face, but his baby Luc is too enthralled with a new friend to notice. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Lori-Ann Williams is a co-recipient of the 2022 Fred Heslop Award, which is presented annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to BC Hockey, their association and community. (Photo contributed)

Outstanding Salmon Arm Minor Hockey volunteer honoured by BC Hockey

Provincial organization recognizes contributions to BC Hockey, the local association and community

Lori-Ann Williams is a co-recipient of the 2022 Fred Heslop Award, which is presented annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to BC Hockey, their association and community. (Photo contributed)
Ontario-based ribbers competing in the Penticton Rotary Ribfest. (Logan Lockhart-Western News)

Okanagan’s only Ribfest this summer sees huge crowds in Penticton

Food will be served up out of five trucks until Sunday night

Ontario-based ribbers competing in the Penticton Rotary Ribfest. (Logan Lockhart-Western News)
Enjoy the dog days of summer in the Okanagan (File)

Dog ambassadors are paw-trolling the Central Okanagan

Regional District of Central Okanagan Dog Ambassadors are out to keep people safe and educated

Enjoy the dog days of summer in the Okanagan (File)
A rainbow crosswalk in Peachland. (Contributed)

Local groups look to paint rainbow crosswalk in Penticton

The Downtown Penticton Association will request council’s approval on July 5

A rainbow crosswalk in Peachland. (Contributed)