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Skeleton crew Kennedy Sanche, Gunnar Millar, Oakley Lee and Dieken Green pose for a photo on Halloween day at Parkview Elementary. (Contributed).
Skeleton crew Kennedy Sanche, Gunnar Millar, Oakley Lee and Dieken Green pose for a photo on Halloween day at Parkview Elementary. (Contributed).
Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, said the food bank is just meeting the demand of the 225 families it serves each week. (File photo)

Salmon Arm food bank struggling to keep up with inflation

Second Harvest manager said donations dramatically down

Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, said the food bank is just meeting the demand of the 225 families it serves each week. (File photo)
An online fundraiser has been launched for Jessica Tetz, a Vernon woman diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. (GiveSendGo photo)

Friends and family rally around Vernon woman fighting aggressive breast cancer

Jessica Tetz just purchased her first home in Vernon and is unable to work due to chemo treatments

An online fundraiser has been launched for Jessica Tetz, a Vernon woman diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. (GiveSendGo photo)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley and firefighter Tyler Stevenson share the afternoon with Camille Trayer, Rueben Roy, Slater Morrissette, Addison Williams, Theo Palmateer-Lien, Tyson Wolverton and Dylan Gifford during the Fire Chief for a Day event at Fire Hall #2 on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (Contributed)

Call for service adds to Salmon Arm students’ excitement as fire chiefs for a day

Youth given opportunity to learn about fire fighting and fire safety during event

  • Nov 1, 2022
Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley and firefighter Tyler Stevenson share the afternoon with Camille Trayer, Rueben Roy, Slater Morrissette, Addison Williams, Theo Palmateer-Lien, Tyson Wolverton and Dylan Gifford during the Fire Chief for a Day event at Fire Hall #2 on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (Contributed)
Cameron and Vanessa Morris and daughters Paisley and Ruby find treats, not gold coins, on the Downtown Salmon Arm Halloween Treat Trail on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Cameron and Vanessa Morris and daughters Paisley and Ruby find treats, not gold coins, on the Downtown Salmon Arm Halloween Treat Trail on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The installation of a new 132-foot dock at Gardom Lake was completed on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (Fred McAllister photo)

After 26 years, new dock installed for lovers of Gardom Lake near Salmon Arm

Dock nearly three times the length of others Freshwater Fisheries BC put in this year

The installation of a new 132-foot dock at Gardom Lake was completed on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (Fred McAllister photo)
Melissa Woods models her Cruella-inspired newspaper skirt that she spent 12 hours putting together for Halloween. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm resident’s newspaper costume a Halloween hit

Melissa Woods costume inspired by dress from movie Cruella

Melissa Woods models her Cruella-inspired newspaper skirt that she spent 12 hours putting together for Halloween. (Contributed)
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)
Hunter Caulien-Matheson, 14, has produced a series of colourful and humorous comic strips that signal a future in animation. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon teen expresses himself with first-rate cartoons

Hunter Caulien-Matheson is walking in the footsteps of American cartoonist Jim Davis

Hunter Caulien-Matheson, 14, has produced a series of colourful and humorous comic strips that signal a future in animation. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler's 2022 Pumpkin Fest event raised $1,438 for the Vernon and District Animal Care Society. (Submitted photo)

Pumpkin Fest picks funds for Vernon Animal Care Society

RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler raised More than $1,400 for the society

RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler's 2022 Pumpkin Fest event raised $1,438 for the Vernon and District Animal Care Society. (Submitted photo)
The Sicamous Moose Mouse Parade returned for the B.C. Day long weekend on Saturday, July 30, 2016. (File photo)

Meeting to explore return of Sicamous’ Moose Mouse Days

Organizer Jake Dewitt says event could be a fundraiser for participating groups

The Sicamous Moose Mouse Parade returned for the B.C. Day long weekend on Saturday, July 30, 2016. (File photo)
Salmon Arm’s Wren Rathbone stands at the PRIDE Palace Pop-Up Shop during the Salmon Arm PRIDE Project Arts + Awareness Festival which ran Oct. 15 to Oct. 23. The PRIDE Project’s goal is to include the whole community in furthering LGBTQ2S+ awareness, visibility and acceptance, using the arts as a binding force. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

PRIDE Palace one feature of Salmon Arm’s PRIDE Project Arts + Awareness Festival

Third festival for town wrapped up Oct. 23, featuring concert, drag brunch, hiking, birding and more

  • Oct 27, 2022
Salmon Arm’s Wren Rathbone stands at the PRIDE Palace Pop-Up Shop during the Salmon Arm PRIDE Project Arts + Awareness Festival which ran Oct. 15 to Oct. 23. The PRIDE Project’s goal is to include the whole community in furthering LGBTQ2S+ awareness, visibility and acceptance, using the arts as a binding force. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. (File photo)

New Okanagan Regional Library CEO up for the challenge

Danielle Hubbard will begin the role on Nov. 1

Downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. (File photo)
Judy Waller and Jean-Luc Desgroseiliers, founder of Shuswap Support to Ukrainians, have been raising funds to support families moving to the Shuswap from war-ravaged Ukraine. (Barb Brouwer photo)
Judy Waller and Jean-Luc Desgroseiliers, founder of Shuswap Support to Ukrainians, have been raising funds to support families moving to the Shuswap from war-ravaged Ukraine. (Barb Brouwer photo)
As the sun stepped from behind the clouds, Adams Lake Elder Ethel Billy, assisted by Tess Tomma, leads a prayer on Oct. 23, 2022 during the closing ceremony for the Salute to the Sockeye Festival and the 5-Band Salute at Tsústwecw Provincial Park. The sockeye salmon could still be seen making their way up the shallow waters of the Adams River, their exhausted red and green bodies returning to their spawning grounds. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Gratitude central theme of closing ceremonies for Secwépemc Salute to Sockeye

5-Band Salute and Salute to Sockeye Festival at TsĂșstwecw Provincial Park wraps up Oct. 23

  • Oct 26, 2022
As the sun stepped from behind the clouds, Adams Lake Elder Ethel Billy, assisted by Tess Tomma, leads a prayer on Oct. 23, 2022 during the closing ceremony for the Salute to the Sockeye Festival and the 5-Band Salute at Tsústwecw Provincial Park. The sockeye salmon could still be seen making their way up the shallow waters of the Adams River, their exhausted red and green bodies returning to their spawning grounds. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Camera captures pumpkin-stealing bear in Abbotsford

Thief rolls its find through townhouse complex and then abandons it

Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)
The Summerland Festival of Lights is planned for Nov. 25. This year marks the first time since 2019 that the festival has been able to proceed in its traditional format. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Festival of Lights returns

Winter festival in late November to feature entertainment and activities

The Summerland Festival of Lights is planned for Nov. 25. This year marks the first time since 2019 that the festival has been able to proceed in its traditional format. (Summerland Review file photo)
Kelowna Fruits n Veggies (Brittany Webster- Capital News)

Solve Kelowna’s largest corn maze this Halloween

Kelowna Fruit n Veggies offers corn maze games, fresh produce and an air cannon shooting range

Kelowna Fruits n Veggies (Brittany Webster- Capital News)
Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

PODCAST.: Turnout for B.C. 2022 municipal elections down from 2018

TODAY IN B.C.: Voting online, campaign issues and mayoralty races discussed

Bruce Cameron. (File photo)