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A scam involving an allegedly found lost dog is making the rounds on Shuswap social media groups. (EddieKphoto/Pixabay)

Lost dog scam making the rounds on Okanagan-Shuswap social media groups

BC SPCA reminds people to go through official channels to report, adopt lost dogs

 

Blind Bay author Randy Wagner and the cover of his new book, 4 1/2 Steps. (Contributed)

Shuswap author hopes to open conversations around grief, depression

Randy Wagner’s book details his life and struggles as a C5-C6 quadriplegic

 

Team members at Freedom’s Gate Horse Rescue with their $5,000 donation from the Horsey Ladies Okanagan fundraiser. (Contributed)

Shuswap horse rescue organization benefits from Horsey Ladies fundraiser

Horsey Ladies Okanagan hot to trot in-person again for fundraiser

 

Silver Creek firefighters are collecting donations for the fire hall’s fourth annual community food drive. (Silver Creek Fire Department/Facebook photo)

Silver Creek Fire Department looking for nominations of food hamper recipients

Two hampers will be prepared for distribution in Silver Creek

Silver Creek firefighters are collecting donations for the fire hall’s fourth annual community food drive. (Silver Creek Fire Department/Facebook photo)
Salty Dog Enduro competitor Cory Wallace, riding for Kona Canada, rounds a bend followed by Gareth Williams of team Broskis at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Wallace was the overall winner of the six-hour riding event, putting in 10 laps with a time of 6:17:47.9. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

2023 Salty Dog, Shuswap and Backyard Ultras set to go in Salmon Arm in consecutive months

Shuswap Ultra switched to June from September, 120-kilometre option added

Salty Dog Enduro competitor Cory Wallace, riding for Kona Canada, rounds a bend followed by Gareth Williams of team Broskis at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Wallace was the overall winner of the six-hour riding event, putting in 10 laps with a time of 6:17:47.9. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
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From the Dec. 15, 1982 Observer: “Christmas music fills Centenoka Park Mall as South Broadview students perform yuletide songs Friday evening.” <em>Images from the Observer Collection courtesy of R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>

Shuswap history in pictures: Christmas music at the mall

From the Dec. 15, 1982 Observer: “Christmas music fills Centenoka Park Mall…

  • Nov 29, 2022
From the Dec. 15, 1982 Observer: “Christmas music fills Centenoka Park Mall as South Broadview students perform yuletide songs Friday evening.” <em>Images from the Observer Collection courtesy of R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>
Shuswap Skating Club members Danielle Barnard and Tenley Custeau from Chase pause to pose with their medals from the Fun Falling Leaves Competition in Kamloops. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap skaters put on top notch performances in Kamloops event

Three Chase skaters from new club receive gold evaluations in training competition

Shuswap Skating Club members Danielle Barnard and Tenley Custeau from Chase pause to pose with their medals from the Fun Falling Leaves Competition in Kamloops. (Photo contributed)
Olympian Daniel Nestor stands at the back of centre court during a game at the Askew Tennis Centre in Salmon Arm on Saturday, April 10, 2022. (Salmon Arm Tennis Club photo)

Column: Salmon Arm’s amazing year-round tennis club

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Nov 27, 2022
Olympian Daniel Nestor stands at the back of centre court during a game at the Askew Tennis Centre in Salmon Arm on Saturday, April 10, 2022. (Salmon Arm Tennis Club photo)
A Salvation Army kettle donation stand with no volunteer on a busy Saturday morning at Peavey Mart in Salmon Arm. Volunteers have been hard to find for the organization. Nov. 26, 2022. (Rebecca Willson/ Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Salvation Army recruiting kettle campaign volunteers for the holiday season

Great opportunity for social people at 7 locations in the city

A Salvation Army kettle donation stand with no volunteer on a busy Saturday morning at Peavey Mart in Salmon Arm. Volunteers have been hard to find for the organization. Nov. 26, 2022. (Rebecca Willson/ Salmon Arm Observer)
Katie Thielman from Salmon Arm competes in show jumping in the BC Summer Games in Prince George in July 2022 on her horse Marquetry Rose where she won four gold medals. She’s heading to New Zealand in January 2023 on the Canadian Pony Club team for the International Pacific Exchange. (BC Summer Games photo)

Three Shuswap equestrians selected for Canadian Pony Club team off to New Zealand

Two riders from Salmon Arm, one from Chase to compete during three-week international exchange

Katie Thielman from Salmon Arm competes in show jumping in the BC Summer Games in Prince George in July 2022 on her horse Marquetry Rose where she won four gold medals. She’s heading to New Zealand in January 2023 on the Canadian Pony Club team for the International Pacific Exchange. (BC Summer Games photo)
Up to 15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on Highway 1 between the Eagle Pass and Rogers Pass on Friday morning, Nov. 25, 2022. (Pexels/Pixabay photo)

Heavy snowfall warning issued for Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Golden

Up to 15 centimetres expected Friday morning along stretch of Highway 1

  • Nov 24, 2022
Up to 15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on Highway 1 between the Eagle Pass and Rogers Pass on Friday morning, Nov. 25, 2022. (Pexels/Pixabay photo)
The Selkirks Swim Club will be holding its 2022 Swim-A-Thon on Dec. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. to see how many lengths swimmers can complete in an hour. The public is invited to pledge funds to help support the club. (Selkirks Swim Club photo)

How far?: Selkirks swimmers challenge themselves in 2022 Selkirks Swim-A-Thon

Public invited to pledge swimmers for Dec. 16 event to help raise funds for club expenses

  • Nov 22, 2022
The Selkirks Swim Club will be holding its 2022 Swim-A-Thon on Dec. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. to see how many lengths swimmers can complete in an hour. The public is invited to pledge funds to help support the club. (Selkirks Swim Club photo)
Lynne and Dave Markham, residents of Sunnybrae who celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Nov. 20, were married in Vancouver in 1954. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap couple celebrates nearly 7 decades of marriage

Daughter, now living with parents in Sunnybrae, speaks about the glue that held the family together

Lynne and Dave Markham, residents of Sunnybrae who celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Nov. 20, were married in Vancouver in 1954. (Photo contributed)
Winners in the 2019 Dancing with the Shuswap Stars event, Josh and Joanna Bickle impressed judges and the public once again, winning the All-Stars Division in this year’s event held at the SASU Recreation Centre on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Kristal Burgess Photography)

‘Smashing success’: Competitors heat up the dance floor at Dancing with the Shuswap Stars

2019 winners Joanna and Josh Bickle named overall champions in All-Stars Division

Winners in the 2019 Dancing with the Shuswap Stars event, Josh and Joanna Bickle impressed judges and the public once again, winning the All-Stars Division in this year’s event held at the SASU Recreation Centre on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Kristal Burgess Photography)
Someone sleeping outside in Kelowna during Nov. 2022. (Contributed)
Someone sleeping outside in Kelowna during Nov. 2022. (Contributed)
Jessica Chevallier and son Rhett Lambert, and friends Tara Irmen and Garret Pristie, stand next to a pickup truck loaded with food to be boxed up for shipping to needy families involved with the group, Helping Our Northern Neighbours. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm resident overwhelmed with support for northern neighbours in need

More than $5,000 donated in 24 hours for holiday care packages

Jessica Chevallier and son Rhett Lambert, and friends Tara Irmen and Garret Pristie, stand next to a pickup truck loaded with food to be boxed up for shipping to needy families involved with the group, Helping Our Northern Neighbours. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A boat is cleaned off at one of B.C.'s watercraft inspection stations in 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap group asks B.C. government for more resources to keep invasive mussels out of province

Infestation could cost Okanagan taxpayers alone $42 million annually

A boat is cleaned off at one of B.C.'s watercraft inspection stations in 2020. (Contributed)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Uzelman: Some sunshine behind the dark cloud over healthcare

Federal and provincial government meet on health in Vancouver

  • Nov 16, 2022
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
John Lent and Mark Nishihara, a Vernon musical duo, will be performing at An Evening to Touch the Mind and Spirit with poet Calvin White on Dec. 2 in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)

Facing the Sweating Horse: Poetry anthology covers life’s highs and lows

Calvin White debuts new book in An Evening to Touch the Mind and Spirit

John Lent and Mark Nishihara, a Vernon musical duo, will be performing at An Evening to Touch the Mind and Spirit with poet Calvin White on Dec. 2 in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)