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This home at 1940 12th Ave. SE, in Salmon Arm's Hillcrest area, is one of the homes on the Shuswap Holiday Twinkle Trail. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Shuswap homes begin to light up holiday twinkle trail

Rebecca and Thomas Goode’s map of festively decorated homes is now live

This home at 1940 12th Ave. SE, in Salmon Arm's Hillcrest area, is one of the homes on the Shuswap Holiday Twinkle Trail. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Summerland’s cenotaph was originally installed in front of the high school. The old school was located close to the corner of Rosedale Avenue and Jubilee Road. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Cenotaph and parks in Summerland honour fallen soldiers

Community memorials pay tribute to those who were killed in military service

Summerland’s cenotaph was originally installed in front of the high school. The old school was located close to the corner of Rosedale Avenue and Jubilee Road. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
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Shuswap Holiday Twinkle Trail Map
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Shuswap Middle School Students kept over 1500 lbs of batteries out of the landfill with a recycling drive. (CSRD Photo)

Shuswap student battery drive keeps 1,500 lbs out of the landfill

Students learned a lot about the benefits of recycling

Shuswap Middle School Students kept over 1500 lbs of batteries out of the landfill with a recycling drive. (CSRD Photo)
Salmon Arm’s Rotary clubs and two churches are teaming up to provide up to 600 meals for pick up on Christmas Day 2020 for people in need. (Shutterbug75/Pixabay)

Salmon Arm Rotarians, churches to produce 600 Christmas meals for those in need

A ticket will provide a free turkey dinner to pick up on Friday, Dec. 25

Salmon Arm’s Rotary clubs and two churches are teaming up to provide up to 600 meals for pick up on Christmas Day 2020 for people in need. (Shutterbug75/Pixabay)
Salmon Arm homes with dazzling Christmas light displays are wanted for the inaugural Light Up the Night Christmas Light Contest.
(Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Festive contest encourages Salmon Arm to light up the night

Prizes to be won for homes with best Christmas displays

Salmon Arm homes with dazzling Christmas light displays are wanted for the inaugural Light Up the Night Christmas Light Contest.
(Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
BC Cancer – Kelowna centre. Image BC Cancer Foundation

Interior families give $600,000 towards cancer research

First ever chair in brachytherapy supported by Popowich and Bannister families

BC Cancer – Kelowna centre. Image BC Cancer Foundation
Neskonlith band councillor Cora Anthony, Switzmalph Child Care Centre manager Crystal Cox and Neskonlith councillor Louis Thomas pause on Nov. 27 for a photo outside the centre at 4501 First Ave. SW, newly opened in October. 
(Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Switzmalph Child Care Centre shares culture with Salmon Arm community

New daycare offers Secwépemc culturally enriched programs to children of all heritages

Neskonlith band councillor Cora Anthony, Switzmalph Child Care Centre manager Crystal Cox and Neskonlith councillor Louis Thomas pause on Nov. 27 for a photo outside the centre at 4501 First Ave. SW, newly opened in October. 
(Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The White Lake Fire Department tallied an impressive total from their annual food drive. (Contributed)

White Lake firefighters haul in impressive food bank donations

One-night food drive brought in more than 2,000 lbs for Sorrento food bank

The White Lake Fire Department tallied an impressive total from their annual food drive. (Contributed)
Students at Lavington Elementary crammed a car full of non-perishables for those in the community facing food insecurity. Spearheaded by teacher January Peebles (left), the donations were picked up by Give LUCK founder Myrika Godard, who works to connect donors with donees in the North Okanagan. (Give LUCK photo)
Students at Lavington Elementary crammed a car full of non-perishables for those in the community facing food insecurity. Spearheaded by teacher January Peebles (left), the donations were picked up by Give LUCK founder Myrika Godard, who works to connect donors with donees in the North Okanagan. (Give LUCK photo)
The results of Legion poppy campaigns in the Shuswap ranged from status quo to exciting increases compared to last year. (File photo)

Shuswap poppy campaigns see range of support

Sicamous volunteers note extreme generosity, Salmon Arm boxes bring less cash than 2019

The results of Legion poppy campaigns in the Shuswap ranged from status quo to exciting increases compared to last year. (File photo)
The Salmon Arm museum has put together a map and walking tour guide allowing residents to get some exercise while learning about local history. (Submitted)

Take a walk through Salmon Arm’s history

Museum staff have put together a map and accompanying guide to local landmarks.

The Salmon Arm museum has put together a map and walking tour guide allowing residents to get some exercise while learning about local history. (Submitted)
Brent Ross poses with his dog Jack who died over the weekend after asphyxiating on a ball. Ross hopes his experience serves as a cautionary tale to other dog owners. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm man warns others after dog dies from choking on a ball

Brent Ross grieving the sudden loss of Jack, a healthy, seven-year-old chocolate lab

Brent Ross poses with his dog Jack who died over the weekend after asphyxiating on a ball. Ross hopes his experience serves as a cautionary tale to other dog owners. (Contributed)
Brent Ross poses with his dog Jack who died over the weekend after asphyxiating on a ball. Ross hopes his experience serves as a cautionary tale to other dog owners. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm man warns others after dog dies from choking on a ball

Brent Ross grieving the sudden loss of Jack, a healthy, seven-year-old chocolate lab

Brent Ross poses with his dog Jack who died over the weekend after asphyxiating on a ball. Ross hopes his experience serves as a cautionary tale to other dog owners. (Contributed)
The District of Sicamous is holding a contest to find the best-decorated homes and businesses in town.

Sicamous launches contest to find best-decorated home or business

Entry is open on Sicamous’ website until Dec. 11.

The District of Sicamous is holding a contest to find the best-decorated homes and businesses in town.
Gingerbread creations are wanted for the Arts Council for the South Shuswap’s virtual gingerbread contest. (JarkkoManty/Pixabay photo)

Bake it right: Arts Council for the South Shuswap seeks gingerbread creations

Cash prizes available for different age groups in virtual contest

Gingerbread creations are wanted for the Arts Council for the South Shuswap’s virtual gingerbread contest. (JarkkoManty/Pixabay photo)
Mike Miltimore of Lee’s Music said the Gretsch electric guitar brought into his store is from 1955 and similar to one played by country music legend Chet Atkins before he developed his signature series of guitars. (Mike Miltmore photo)

Rare guitar touches a chord with connection to Salmon Arm family’s past

1950s Gretsch, worth up to $26,000, belonged to resident Sherrie Favell

  • Dec 1, 2020
Mike Miltimore of Lee’s Music said the Gretsch electric guitar brought into his store is from 1955 and similar to one played by country music legend Chet Atkins before he developed his signature series of guitars. (Mike Miltmore photo)
Mike Miltimore of Lee’s Music said the Gretsch electric guitar brought into his store is from 1955 and similar to one played by country music legend Chet Atkins before he developed his signature series of guitars. (Mike Miltmore photo)

Rare guitar touches a chord with connection to Salmon Arm family’s past

1950s Gretsch, worth up to $26,000, belonged to resident Sherrie Favell

  • Dec 1, 2020
Mike Miltimore of Lee’s Music said the Gretsch electric guitar brought into his store is from 1955 and similar to one played by country music legend Chet Atkins before he developed his signature series of guitars. (Mike Miltmore photo)
Scouts Canada 1st Salmon Arm members are running a food drive on the weekend of Dec. 4-6 in front of Walmart. (Flikr Image)

Salmon Arm Scouts aim to fill truck for food bank

Food drive to take place Dec. 4, and 6 in front of Salmon Arm Walmart

Scouts Canada 1st Salmon Arm members are running a food drive on the weekend of Dec. 4-6 in front of Walmart. (Flikr Image)
People gather along the bank of the Adams River for the annual salmon run of 1978. (R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum archives photo)

Shuswap history in pictures: Salmon run

Photo from Adams River salmon run, 1978.

  • Dec 1, 2020
People gather along the bank of the Adams River for the annual salmon run of 1978. (R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum archives photo)