#Salmon Arm

This female Rufous hummingbird flashes her brightly-coloured tail in defence of a choice feeding spot. (John G. Woods photo)

Column: Hummingbirds in the Shuswap live in the fast lane

Nature Watch by John G. Woods

  • Aug 12, 2022

 

Shuswap nature photographer Ron Banville recently captured images of otters at the wharf at Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park. Banville said otters are the most loved animal in Salmon Arm. (Ron Banville photo)

‘Everybody loves the otters’: Shuswap photographer enjoys sharing ‘what’s really going on’

Ron Banville’s affection for Salmon Arm bird sanctuary finds following on Facebook

 

3 in a Roe by Csetkwe Fortier is one of the Indigenous artworks to be on display in Sqlélten, an exhibit presented by the Salmon Arm Art Gallery that runs Aug. 27 to Oct. 8. (Contributed)

Role salmon play in Indigenous culture focus of upcoming Salmon Arm exhibit

Art gallery presents Sqlélten Aug. 27 to Oct. 8.

3 in a Roe by Csetkwe Fortier is one of the Indigenous artworks to be on display in Sqlélten, an exhibit presented by the Salmon Arm Art Gallery that runs Aug. 27 to Oct. 8. (Contributed)
Shuswap Provincial Martial Arts students Elyssa Eddy, Evan Fankhauser, Rieley Kalke, Damon Dorion and Danette Rampton won gold in the Black Belt Team Forms category at the Shuswap Open Martial Arts Tournament held June 4 at the SASCU Recreation Centre. At that event, Kalke and Rampton qualified to compete in the International Martial Arts World Championships in Las Vegas, where they secured more medals. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm karate students win gold at international championships

Provincial Martial Arts recently hosted Shuswap Open Martial Arts Tournament

  • Aug 11, 2022
Shuswap Provincial Martial Arts students Elyssa Eddy, Evan Fankhauser, Rieley Kalke, Damon Dorion and Danette Rampton won gold in the Black Belt Team Forms category at the Shuswap Open Martial Arts Tournament held June 4 at the SASCU Recreation Centre. At that event, Kalke and Rampton qualified to compete in the International Martial Arts World Championships in Las Vegas, where they secured more medals. (Contributed)
Kenna Mayes and Amayah Creative can be found Saturday mornings at the Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers’ Market. (Barb Brouwer photo)

Purpose in repurposing: Salmon Arm woman applies creative flare to support school in Mexico

Amayah Creative owner Kenna Mayes selling items at downtown farmers’ market

  • Aug 11, 2022
Kenna Mayes and Amayah Creative can be found Saturday mornings at the Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers’ Market. (Barb Brouwer photo)
Vernon’s Caitlin Gingras and Salmon Arm’s Moriah Jansen take time for a photo after their exciting performances at Canada Basketball’s 15U & 17U National Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec from Aug. 1-6, 2022. (Photo contributed)

Two Salmon Arm, Vernon players shine at national basketball championships

Both girls named all stars on B.C. teams during U15 and U17 tournaments

Vernon’s Caitlin Gingras and Salmon Arm’s Moriah Jansen take time for a photo after their exciting performances at Canada Basketball’s 15U & 17U National Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec from Aug. 1-6, 2022. (Photo contributed)
Caden Dehoog, one of the instructors at the 2022 BC Hockey Summer Officiating School from Aug. 4-8, grew up in Salmon Arm and loves the path of refereeing he’s taken. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm hockey referee skates from student to instructor

40 budding officials join BC Hockey’s Summer Officiating School

Caden Dehoog, one of the instructors at the 2022 BC Hockey Summer Officiating School from Aug. 4-8, grew up in Salmon Arm and loves the path of refereeing he’s taken. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Tony Massil reads the Sesame Street book We’re Different. We’re the Same. to Enzo Reid, Harris Massil, Mackie Baoween and Dominic Reid at the Summer Bash event hosted by SASCU and the Shuswap Children’s Association at Blackburn Park on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos: Summer Bash! in Salmon Arm

Families enjoy summer event hosted by SASCU and Shuswap Children’s Association

  • Aug 10, 2022
Tony Massil reads the Sesame Street book We’re Different. We’re the Same. to Enzo Reid, Harris Massil, Mackie Baoween and Dominic Reid at the Summer Bash event hosted by SASCU and the Shuswap Children’s Association at Blackburn Park on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
From the June 4, 1975 Observer: “Janet Hadland of Vernon was one of the participants in the Salmon Arm Light Horse Association’s Horse Festival held Saturday and Sunday. A total of 165 horses were entered in the two-day event that featured English events on Saturday and Western events on Sunday.” <em>Image courtesy the Salmon Arm Observer photograph collection in the Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum</em>

Shuswap history in pictures: Horse festival

From the June 4, 1975 Observer: “Janet Hadland of Vernon was one…

  • Aug 9, 2022
From the June 4, 1975 Observer: “Janet Hadland of Vernon was one of the participants in the Salmon Arm Light Horse Association’s Horse Festival held Saturday and Sunday. A total of 165 horses were entered in the two-day event that featured English events on Saturday and Western events on Sunday.” <em>Image courtesy the Salmon Arm Observer photograph collection in the Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum</em>
Kenthen Thomas will be emcee for the family oriented Plulk’w Stage at this year’s ROOTSandBLUES Festival. (File photo)

ROOTSandBLUES: Secwepemc stories and culture in spotlight on Plulk’w Stage

Festival features Indigenous acts including Northern Cree, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Piqsiq

  • Aug 9, 2022
Kenthen Thomas will be emcee for the family oriented Plulk’w Stage at this year’s ROOTSandBLUES Festival. (File photo)
Salmon Arm’s Jaeden Izik-Dzurko performs in the Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition in Spain on Aug. 4, 2022. (Paloma O’Shea International Piano Competition photo)

Young Salmon Arm pianist sweeps international competition in Spain

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko takes first place at Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition

Salmon Arm’s Jaeden Izik-Dzurko performs in the Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition in Spain on Aug. 4, 2022. (Paloma O’Shea International Piano Competition photo)
Veterans and other residents come to a ceremony on Aug. 6, 2022 to honour the Salmon Arm cenotaph turning 100 years old. (Contributed)

Ceremony in Salmon Arm honours cenotaph’s turning 100 years

Cenotaph was constructed Aug. 6, 1922 to honour those who died in First World War

  • Aug 8, 2022
Veterans and other residents come to a ceremony on Aug. 6, 2022 to honour the Salmon Arm cenotaph turning 100 years old. (Contributed)
Independent Investigations Office of BC determined excessive force was not used when officers arrested a woman who was reportedly causing a disturbance at a Salmon Arm residence on Feb. 13, 2022. The woman’s arm was broken during her arrest. (Black Press file photo)

Broken arm not a result of excessive force by Salmon Arm RCMP says police watchdog

Woman’s arm broken while officers attempted to place her in handcuffs at house party

Independent Investigations Office of BC determined excessive force was not used when officers arrested a woman who was reportedly causing a disturbance at a Salmon Arm residence on Feb. 13, 2022. The woman’s arm was broken during her arrest. (Black Press file photo)
Chris Meikle helps Ava McCallum drop a blob of blue paint on her artwork in the making before Carson Meikle gets it spinning at the Meikle Studios tent at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES. (File photo)

ROOTSandBLUES: Family continues to be a focus for festival organizers

Helping hands still needed for all four festival stages

  • Aug 8, 2022
Chris Meikle helps Ava McCallum drop a blob of blue paint on her artwork in the making before Carson Meikle gets it spinning at the Meikle Studios tent at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES. (File photo)
Your opinion is wanted on how to make Salmon Arm inviting, safe for those using human-powered transportation. (File photo)
Front Street’s new bike lanes are a success from a cyclist’s standpoint, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

You’re asked to weigh in on human-powered transportation in Salmon Arm

Second survey ready on how to make city safer, easier for walkers, bicycles, wheelchairs and more

Your opinion is wanted on how to make Salmon Arm inviting, safe for those using human-powered transportation. (File photo)
Front Street’s new bike lanes are a success from a cyclist’s standpoint, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP are warning the public about instances of counterfeit $100 and $50 bills. (Black Press file photo)

Counterfeit bills circulate in Shuswap, suspect remains on the loose

Fake bills were found in Salmon Arm business bank deposits

Salmon Arm RCMP are warning the public about instances of counterfeit $100 and $50 bills. (Black Press file photo)
Staff Sgt. Scott West of Salmon Arm RCMP addresses city council in January 2020, prior to Covid restrictions. (File photo)

As gas prices climb, so do thefts of fuel in the Shuswap

Salmon RCMP statistics show drop in break and enters, increase in thefts not related to homes

Staff Sgt. Scott West of Salmon Arm RCMP addresses city council in January 2020, prior to Covid restrictions. (File photo)
Two new wildfires were sparked in the Shuswap on Aug. 4, one by Niskonlith Creek near Chase and the other in Larch Hills near Salmon Arm. (BC Wildfire Service map)

UPDATE: Status of both new wildfires in Shuswap downgraded

After crews’ work, Larch Hills fire ‘being held’ while Niskonlith Creek blaze ‘under control’

Two new wildfires were sparked in the Shuswap on Aug. 4, one by Niskonlith Creek near Chase and the other in Larch Hills near Salmon Arm. (BC Wildfire Service map)
Brendan Hughes with the Salmon Arm Minor Baseball U15A Hornets winds up for a swing during a game versus Vernon on Sunday, July 31. (Roger Knox-Black Press)

Salmon Arm Minor Baseball U15A Hornets take talents to Provincials

Teams facing stiff competition in B.C. championships in Pitt Meadows

  • Aug 4, 2022
Brendan Hughes with the Salmon Arm Minor Baseball U15A Hornets winds up for a swing during a game versus Vernon on Sunday, July 31. (Roger Knox-Black Press)