Tracy Hughes

Column: Looking for a parting gift

Tracy Hughes' final column asks readers to help Maureen Hafstein get the government's attention

From the archives of the Observer

1940 - His Majesty, King George VI, celebrated his 45th birthday this week although his actual date of birth is Dec. 14. In spite of the serious war situation, it is well for Canadians everywhere to honour our King and extend him sincere wishes for better and more prosperous times ahead.

Health minister offers no remedy for surgical wait time

Parkinson's patient continues quest for province to fund more procedures

Column: A look at the outdoor scene in the Shuswap

Despite happenings and events taking place around the world, and even in our own province, we tend to be a happy lot and are very fortunate, even thankful to live where we do.

Principals shift at North Okanagan-Shuswap schools.

Staffing changes announced as school year comes to an end

Business spotlight: Intwined Fibre Arts moves down Hudson

This is the third move for Intwined Fibre Arts but all three locations have been on Hudson Street.

Sicamous firefighters put out small blaze in slash pile

Cause of the fire unknown at this time

Bear spotted in Little Mountain trail system

People urged to use caution if walking or biking through the park

City re-opens Canoe Beach

Area had been closed down due to high water.

Weather alert issued for the Shuswap

Gusty winds, thunderstorms in the forecast

Park should recognize Haig-Brown

The back and forth between the two words was kinda humorous, but I think it's a good idea to give the park a First Nations name.

Time for a change

Observer editor Tracy Hughes announces her resignation after nearly 22 years with the paper

Salmon Arm woman fights for a life-changing surgery

Parkinson's patient lobbies government to fund another operating room and reduce wait time

Police identify man killed by train near Chase

The victim was a man from Lee Creek in the North Shuswap

Park name changed to honour senior killed in landslide

Sunnybrae resident Roy Sharp remembered as someone who loved to lend a helping hand

Update: Two fires in the Shuswap no longer active

Fire crews also gain control of Perry River blaze between Sicamous and Revelstoke

Boil-water notice lifted after 9 years

Sunnybrae residents now have access to safe drinking water straight from the tap

Crews fight small wildfire between Malakwa and Revelstoke

The blaze is classed as active and is estimated at 4 hectares in size

Enrolment increase boosts North Okanagan-Shuswap School District budget

Additional money provided to support new curriculum, school supplies for students

More boat launches shut down as Shuswap Lake rises

Municipalities warn other boat launches could be closed down with little advance warning