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John Marriott is using his passion for wildlife photography to promote wildlife conservancy with his latest project, Exposed, which includes a series of web videos, the latest titled, Choking to Death: Killing Canada’s Wolves With Neck Snares. (John Marriott photo)

Wildlife photographer turns lens on wolves killed with neck snares

John Marriott shares passion for conservancy with video series, Exposed

John Marriott is using his passion for wildlife photography to promote wildlife conservancy with his latest project, Exposed, which includes a series of web videos, the latest titled, Choking to Death: Killing Canada’s Wolves With Neck Snares. (John Marriott photo)
John Marriott is using his passion for wildlife photography to promote wildlife conservancy with his latest project, Exposed, which includes a series of web videos, the latest titled, Choking to Death: Killing Canada’s Wolves With Neck Snares. (John Marriott photo)

Wildlife photographer turns lens on wolves killed with neck snares

John Marriott shares passion for conservancy with video series, Exposed

John Marriott is using his passion for wildlife photography to promote wildlife conservancy with his latest project, Exposed, which includes a series of web videos, the latest titled, Choking to Death: Killing Canada’s Wolves With Neck Snares. (John Marriott photo)
Canadian Christian musician, guitarist and drummer who grew up in Salmon Arm will perform a CD release concert at the Salmar Classic Theatre on April 5. (Photo contributed)

Loss of record contract strengthens musician as artist

Shuswap singer-songwriter Dan Bremnes to release new CD

Canadian Christian musician, guitarist and drummer who grew up in Salmon Arm will perform a CD release concert at the Salmar Classic Theatre on April 5. (Photo contributed)
A real trooper, Jane Scranton has been fighting cancer for two-and-a-half years. While the drugs she is receiving are helping her win the battle, contagious diseases like measles could kill her. (Photo submitted)

Shuswap residents share good reasons for immunization

Two families dealing with debilitating diseases offer stories of fear and pain

A real trooper, Jane Scranton has been fighting cancer for two-and-a-half years. While the drugs she is receiving are helping her win the battle, contagious diseases like measles could kill her. (Photo submitted)
Mohamed Davud and his three-year-old son, Imram, enjoy a meal. The Kurdistani family came to Canada from a refugee camp in Turkey and are enjoying their new life in Salmon Arm.-Image credit: Brian AyotteMohamed Davud and his three-year-old son, Imram, enjoy a meal. The Kurdistani family came to Canada from a refugee camp in Turkey and are enjoying their new life in Salmon Arm. Davud has been employed but is on temporary leave after breaking his leg. (Brian Ayotte photo)

Shuswap residents challenge complaints, misconceptions around refugees

Arriving with permanent resident status, families receive same benefits as other Canadians

Mohamed Davud and his three-year-old son, Imram, enjoy a meal. The Kurdistani family came to Canada from a refugee camp in Turkey and are enjoying their new life in Salmon Arm.-Image credit: Brian AyotteMohamed Davud and his three-year-old son, Imram, enjoy a meal. The Kurdistani family came to Canada from a refugee camp in Turkey and are enjoying their new life in Salmon Arm. Davud has been employed but is on temporary leave after breaking his leg. (Brian Ayotte photo)
Devon More returns to Salmon Arm with Berlin Waltz, which played Shuswap Theatre’s 2016 Theatre on the Edge festival before becoming a smash hit at fringe festivals from Montreal to Vancouver. (Petrocker Photography)

Cold War Cabaret offers song, slam poetry and sock puppets

Devon More returns to Shuswap with Berlin Waltz, March 16

Devon More returns to Salmon Arm with Berlin Waltz, which played Shuswap Theatre’s 2016 Theatre on the Edge festival before becoming a smash hit at fringe festivals from Montreal to Vancouver. (Petrocker Photography)
Devon More returns to Salmon Arm with Berlin Waltz, which played Shuswap Theatre’s 2016 Theatre on the Edge festival before becoming a smash hit at fringe festivals from Montreal to Vancouver. (Petrocker Photography)

Cold War Cabaret offers song, slam poetry and sock puppets

Devon More returns to Shuswap Theatre with Berlin Waltz, March 16

Devon More returns to Salmon Arm with Berlin Waltz, which played Shuswap Theatre’s 2016 Theatre on the Edge festival before becoming a smash hit at fringe festivals from Montreal to Vancouver. (Petrocker Photography)
A North Shuswap herd of about 70 elk has crossed Highway 97B near Enderby twice, most likely looking for food in a location where they will not be disturbed, says provincial wildlife biologist Andrew Walker. (Terry Adrian photo)

Elk herd crossing Highway 97A in search of food

Snow at higher elevations forces herd to move into valleys

A North Shuswap herd of about 70 elk has crossed Highway 97B near Enderby twice, most likely looking for food in a location where they will not be disturbed, says provincial wildlife biologist Andrew Walker. (Terry Adrian photo)
A North Shuswap herd of about 70 elk has crossed Highway 97B near Enderby twice, most likely looking for food in a location where they will not be disturbed, says provincial wildlife biologist Andrew Walker. (Terry Adrian photo)

Elk herd crossing Highway 97A in search of food

Snow at higher elevations forces herd to move into valleys

A North Shuswap herd of about 70 elk has crossed Highway 97B near Enderby twice, most likely looking for food in a location where they will not be disturbed, says provincial wildlife biologist Andrew Walker. (Terry Adrian photo)
Shuswap Children’s Association executive director June Stewart looks over flyers for the various services and programs the organization continues to offer despite rising costs and insufficient funding. (File photo)

Shuswap children’s organizations offer mixed reviews on Budget 2019

Concern over long waitlists, early intervention funding, but relief child care funds are included

Shuswap Children’s Association executive director June Stewart looks over flyers for the various services and programs the organization continues to offer despite rising costs and insufficient funding. (File photo)
The founder and leader of the Juno award-winning band Fathead, Al Lerman is a disciple of acoustic blues, whose presence at Roots & Blues will add a lot of substance to many workshops, says Peter North festival artistic director. (Photo contributed)

Top blues talent joins festival roster

Salmon Arm's Roots and Blues adds stellar Canadian acts to 2019 event

The founder and leader of the Juno award-winning band Fathead, Al Lerman is a disciple of acoustic blues, whose presence at Roots & Blues will add a lot of substance to many workshops, says Peter North festival artistic director. (Photo contributed)
Dr. Silvina Mema says no cases of measles have been reported in Interior Health but some travellers have been to places where there are outbreaks. Mema encourages families to ensure immunizations are up to date. (Photo contributed)

Interior Health on high alert for possible measles cases

No reports of the disease yet, but regular travel to the Coast could bring measles to the Interior

Dr. Silvina Mema says no cases of measles have been reported in Interior Health but some travellers have been to places where there are outbreaks. Mema encourages families to ensure immunizations are up to date. (Photo contributed)
Salmon Arm youth are preparing works of art for the upcoming Kids These Days exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery. (Photo contributed)

Art gallery exhibition features work of youth artists

Salmon Arm Art Gallery gives young creatives artistic exposur

Salmon Arm youth are preparing works of art for the upcoming Kids These Days exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery. (Photo contributed)
Melissa Franklin jives with instructor Orlando Robertson in their pro-am performance that would earn them a runner-up nod with judges at Dancing with the Shuswap Stars 2018. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Put on your dancing shoes

Preparation for Dancing with the Shuswap Stars 2019 are underway

Melissa Franklin jives with instructor Orlando Robertson in their pro-am performance that would earn them a runner-up nod with judges at Dancing with the Shuswap Stars 2018. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
An American Goldfinch dines at Irene Rogers' feeder at West Harbour Village. (Roger Beardmore photo)

Birdseed sales spike as birds contend with cold snap

Freezing weather forces fowl to find warmer waters

An American Goldfinch dines at Irene Rogers' feeder at West Harbour Village. (Roger Beardmore photo)
An American Goldfinch dines at Irene Rogers' feeder at West Harbour Village. (Roger Beardmore photo)

Birdseed sales spike as birds contend with cold snap

Freezing weather forces fowl to find warmer waters

An American Goldfinch dines at Irene Rogers' feeder at West Harbour Village. (Roger Beardmore photo)
Shovelling snow can be a fun family chore, but it can also be a literal pain in the backside. (File photo)

Snow shovel woes: How to avoid injuries in the day-to-day of winter

Physiotherapists see influx of clients during winter months

Shovelling snow can be a fun family chore, but it can also be a literal pain in the backside. (File photo)
Award-winning author of mysteries, artist and teacher, Gail Bowen will host a workshop on how to combat writers’ block how to pace a novel. (Photo contributed)

Award-winning author to host workshop on resolving writer’s block and pacing

Annual Word on the Lake Writers' Festival takes place May 10 to 12 in Salmon Arm.

Award-winning author of mysteries, artist and teacher, Gail Bowen will host a workshop on how to combat writers’ block how to pace a novel. (Photo contributed)
Erica and Lauren Koch consider the options presented for improvements to the SASCU Recreation Centre during an open house which gave the public a chance to voice their opinions for the centre’s future on Sunday, Feb. 10. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm gets look at new rec centre options

Proposed concepts estimated to cost between $35 million and $47 million

Erica and Lauren Koch consider the options presented for improvements to the SASCU Recreation Centre during an open house which gave the public a chance to voice their opinions for the centre’s future on Sunday, Feb. 10. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Sockeye Salmon swim in the Adams River towards their spawning grounds in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park on Sunday, Oct. 12. (File photo)

Shuswap late-run sockeye drop by 700,000

Sockeye returning to local spawning grounds down by almost 700,000 fish

Sockeye Salmon swim in the Adams River towards their spawning grounds in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park on Sunday, Oct. 12. (File photo)