Tracy Hughes

Salmon Arm, Sicamous RCMP stop Alberta man in stolen vehicle

Salmon Arm, Sicamous RCMP stop Alberta man in stolen vehicle

Vehicle was taken from Enderby, police were alerted

Salmon Arm, Sicamous RCMP stop Alberta man in stolen vehicle
Missy MacKintosh is launching the first two products in her own line of makeup, MisMacK Clean Cosmetics. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm makeup artist adds new sparkle to industry

Missy MacKintosh launches her own cosmetics company with the release of biodegradable glitter

Missy MacKintosh is launching the first two products in her own line of makeup, MisMacK Clean Cosmetics. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Marty Bootsma

Column: No last name required for Mayor Marty

I was saddened by the news of the death of former mayor Marty Boostma on Friday evening.

Marty Bootsma
Former Salmon Arm Mayor Marty Bootsma died Friday, April 20 at the age of 69. (Observer file photo)

Former mayor Marty Bootsma dies

Cancer claims life of longtime Salmon Arm politician

Former Salmon Arm Mayor Marty Bootsma died Friday, April 20 at the age of 69. (Observer file photo)
Parents and grandparents sit outside the now-former District Education Centre office waiting to register children for French Immersion classes in one of only two classroom in Salmon Arm. The school district is beginning a process to sell off this property. (Observer file photo)Parents and grandparents sit outside the now-former District Education Centre office waiting to register children for French Immersion classes in one of only two classroom in Salmon Arm. The school district is now attempting to sell off this property, as it is not being used. (Observer file photo)

Plans to sell School District property proceed

A proposal to sell land near Shuswap Middle School to be forwarded to province for approval

Parents and grandparents sit outside the now-former District Education Centre office waiting to register children for French Immersion classes in one of only two classroom in Salmon Arm. The school district is beginning a process to sell off this property. (Observer file photo)Parents and grandparents sit outside the now-former District Education Centre office waiting to register children for French Immersion classes in one of only two classroom in Salmon Arm. The school district is now attempting to sell off this property, as it is not being used. (Observer file photo)
Parents and grandparents sit outside the now-former District Education Centre office waiting to register children for French Immersion classes in one of only two classroom in Salmon Arm. The school district is beginning a process to sell off this property. (Observer file photo)Parents and grandparents sit outside the now-former District Education Centre office waiting to register children for French Immersion classes in one of only two classroom in Salmon Arm. The school district is now attempting to sell off this property, as it is not being used. (Observer file photo)

Plans to sell School District property proceed

A proposal to sell land near Shuswap Middle School to be forwarded to province for approval

Parents and grandparents sit outside the now-former District Education Centre office waiting to register children for French Immersion classes in one of only two classroom in Salmon Arm. The school district is beginning a process to sell off this property. (Observer file photo)Parents and grandparents sit outside the now-former District Education Centre office waiting to register children for French Immersion classes in one of only two classroom in Salmon Arm. The school district is now attempting to sell off this property, as it is not being used. (Observer file photo)
Owner of the Larch Hills Winery, Jack Manser, stands behind his son Wayne as they bottle this year’s vintage of Siegerrbe dessert wine. (Photo contributed)

Business spotlight: Larch Hills Winery brings home the gold

Leah Blain does a round-up of the Shuswap business scene

Owner of the Larch Hills Winery, Jack Manser, stands behind his son Wayne as they bottle this year’s vintage of Siegerrbe dessert wine. (Photo contributed)
Marv Beer is the new OMREB president.

Salmon Arm realtor leads real estate board

Board includes realtors from Shuswap, Vernon and Kelowna.

Marv Beer is the new OMREB president.
Kelsey McDonald and Blazen show their B.C. service dog identification card. Businesses can ask for this identification, which looks similar to a driver licence, to prove that he is legally entitled to public access. Businesses may ask to see B.C.certification at any time, which also provides confidence to businesses that a dog and handler team meet the high public etiquette and safety standards expected of a guide dog or service dog team. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Certified service dog much more than a pet

Non-certified service animals create issues for Salmon Arm woman and her medical assistance dog.

Kelsey McDonald and Blazen show their B.C. service dog identification card. Businesses can ask for this identification, which looks similar to a driver licence, to prove that he is legally entitled to public access. Businesses may ask to see B.C.certification at any time, which also provides confidence to businesses that a dog and handler team meet the high public etiquette and safety standards expected of a guide dog or service dog team. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
Olds’ Graysen Cameron (centre) in hospital with Humboldt Broncos teammates Derek Patter and Nick Shumlanski holding hands after a bus crash that killed 14 and left 14 injured. (Photo courtesy R.J. Patter Twitter)

Column: No one walks this painful road alone

Salmon Arm Observer editor reflects on the tragedy in Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Olds’ Graysen Cameron (centre) in hospital with Humboldt Broncos teammates Derek Patter and Nick Shumlanski holding hands after a bus crash that killed 14 and left 14 injured. (Photo courtesy R.J. Patter Twitter)
Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after a 2014 court proceeding. -File photo

B.C. drug smuggler pleads guilty in U.S. court

Shuswap man admits to using helicopters to transport marijuana and cocaine across the border

Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after a 2014 court proceeding. -File photo
Dance into spring on with Shuswap Jazz on Tuesday, March 27 at Lakeside Manor. (File photo)

Dance into spring with Shujazz

Listen to music, enjoy an introductory dance lesson on Tuesday, March 27

Dance into spring on with Shuswap Jazz on Tuesday, March 27 at Lakeside Manor. (File photo)
Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after a 2014 court proceeding. -File photo

Shuswap drug smuggler pleads guilty in U.S. court

Colin Martin admits to using helicopters to transport marijuana and cocaine across the border

Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after a 2014 court proceeding. -File photo
An image of the Blind Bay Beach where a body was found Friday morning. (File photo)

Update: Body found on Blind Bay beach ‘recently deceased male’

Police and coroner investigating, death deemed 'non-suspicious'

An image of the Blind Bay Beach where a body was found Friday morning. (File photo)
Parents and grandparents sit outside the now-former District Education Centre office waiting to register children for French Immersion classes in one of only two classroom in Salmon Arm. The school district is beginning a process to sell off this property. (Observer file photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District looking to sell property

Site located on Okanagan Avenue below Shuswap Middle School.

Parents and grandparents sit outside the now-former District Education Centre office waiting to register children for French Immersion classes in one of only two classroom in Salmon Arm. The school district is beginning a process to sell off this property. (Observer file photo)
Liz Watson, special advisorAt Tuesday’s meeting, official trustee Mike McKay approved 11 new policy initiations in preparation for a new board of trustees to be elected this fall. (File photo)

School district spells out rules for new trustees

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District creating written policies to guide elected officials

Liz Watson, special advisorAt Tuesday’s meeting, official trustee Mike McKay approved 11 new policy initiations in preparation for a new board of trustees to be elected this fall. (File photo)
Natalie Wilkie (centre) was surrounded by friends and family on March 3 who gathered to send her off to the Paralympics on a high note. A viewing party for one of Natalie’s races will be held Friday, March 16 at 7:15 p.m. at the SASCU Rec Centre.(Image credit: Karin Huster)

Column: Go for it, Natalie

Sports is often about overcoming adversity.

Natalie Wilkie (centre) was surrounded by friends and family on March 3 who gathered to send her off to the Paralympics on a high note. A viewing party for one of Natalie’s races will be held Friday, March 16 at 7:15 p.m. at the SASCU Rec Centre.(Image credit: Karin Huster)
A group of Silver Creek residents have started a petition to have the speed limit on a portion of Salmon River Road reduced. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Residents lobby for speed reduction in Silver Creek

Petition started calling for 30 km/h on Salmon River Road through the community

A group of Silver Creek residents have started a petition to have the speed limit on a portion of Salmon River Road reduced. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
The world-famous RCMP Musical Ride will be making a stop in the Shuswap this summer. (File photo)

RCMP’s Musical Ride to perform in the Shuswap

Performances to be held in Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Kelowna and Princeton this summer

The world-famous RCMP Musical Ride will be making a stop in the Shuswap this summer. (File photo)
Natalie Wilkie before she left for Korea to attend the Paralympic Games. (File photo)

Update: Party planned to watch Paralympian Natalie Wilkie’s ski race

Salmon Arm skier heads into third competition after a bronze medal win

Natalie Wilkie before she left for Korea to attend the Paralympic Games. (File photo)
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