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A young bobcat took up residence in a Salmon Arm couple’s bird coop and had to be scared out. (Jim Hilland photo)

VIDEO: Bobcat infiltrates Shuswap couple’s coop, feasts on fowl

Police officers credited for attempting to assist with animal’s extraction

A young bobcat took up residence in a Salmon Arm couple’s bird coop and had to be scared out. (Jim Hilland photo)
B.C. judge rules in favour of vaccination for two children despite mother’s objections

B.C. judge rules in favour of vaccination for two children despite mother’s objections

Court hears mother and father’s views on vaccines and dental X-rays.

B.C. judge rules in favour of vaccination for two children despite mother’s objections
A semi truck crashed into the ditch alongside the Trans-Canada Highway near Bernie Road on Dec. 18. The passenger in the sleeper berth was trapped for six hours. (Sicamous RCMP Photo)

Trucker trapped in semi for six hours after Highway 1 collision

Power was cut to much of the area to make the scene safe for emergency crews

A semi truck crashed into the ditch alongside the Trans-Canada Highway near Bernie Road on Dec. 18. The passenger in the sleeper berth was trapped for six hours. (Sicamous RCMP Photo)
Drug samples located in Salmon Arm in November are a potentially-deadly mix or fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin and caffeine. (File photo)

Interior Health warns about opioid containing fentanyl, heroin and caffeine

White powder located twice in November contained carfentanil, fentanyl, heroin and caffeine

Drug samples located in Salmon Arm in November are a potentially-deadly mix or fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin and caffeine. (File photo)
One of many proposed proposed changes to B.C.’s hunting regulations are extended seasons on mountain goats in parts of Region 3 and Region 8. (File photo)                                One of many proposed proposed changes to B.C.’s hunting regulations are extended seasons on mountain goats in parts of Region 3 and Region 8. (File photo)

Scopes on crossbows, wireless trail cameras out in proposed changes to B.C. hunting regs

New regulations include longer waterfowl season in the Okangan, ban on hunting with spears

One of many proposed proposed changes to B.C.’s hunting regulations are extended seasons on mountain goats in parts of Region 3 and Region 8. (File photo)                                One of many proposed proposed changes to B.C.’s hunting regulations are extended seasons on mountain goats in parts of Region 3 and Region 8. (File photo)
B.C. woman seeks return of jewelry box containing father’s cremated remains

B.C. woman seeks return of jewelry box containing father’s cremated remains

Sicamous RCMP report handmade box was stolen from a storage locker

B.C. woman seeks return of jewelry box containing father’s cremated remains
A police incident has closed the Coquihalla Lakes rest area. (File Photo)

Police incident closes Coquihalla Highway rest area

Drive BC reports the Coquihalla Lakes Rest Area’s washrooms are closed until further notice.

A police incident has closed the Coquihalla Lakes rest area. (File Photo)
The IIO is investigating after a long police pursuit ended in a man being hit with a stun gun in Malakwa. (File Photo)

Man stunned by RCMP Taser following pursuit through Okanagan-Shuswap

Police watchdog investigating after suspect transported to hospital in critical condition

The IIO is investigating after a long police pursuit ended in a man being hit with a stun gun in Malakwa. (File Photo)
The IIO is investigating after a long police pursuit ended in a man being hit with a stun gun in Malakwa. (File Photo)

Man dies following RCMP Taser incident in Okanagan-Shuswap

Police watchdog and BC Coroners Service investigating

The IIO is investigating after a long police pursuit ended in a man being hit with a stun gun in Malakwa. (File Photo)
Ernie Whitehead, 78, and Len Dykhuizen, 55, pictured in 1987. (RCMP image)

Remains of B.C. men confirmed in crashed plane missing for 31 years

Ernie Whitehead and Len Dykhuizen took off from Eagle Bay on a fishing trip, never to be seen again

Ernie Whitehead, 78, and Len Dykhuizen, 55, pictured in 1987. (RCMP image)
A flock of about 40 American White Pelicans took a late-August vacation in Salmon Arm Bay. (Ron Banville/Facebook)

Pelicans pay rare visit to Shuswap Lake

American White Pelicans nest on only one lake in B.C. but fly far for food.

A flock of about 40 American White Pelicans took a late-August vacation in Salmon Arm Bay. (Ron Banville/Facebook)
Sebastien Archambault, left, helps strip the puck from a Chase Heat player during one of the 2017 games he played with the Sicamous Eagles. (File photo)

B.C. hockey player excited to join Humboldt Broncos

Defenceman Sebastien Archambault played last two seasons with Junior B Sicamous Eagles.

Sebastien Archambault, left, helps strip the puck from a Chase Heat player during one of the 2017 games he played with the Sicamous Eagles. (File photo)
15-year-old boy drowns after midnight jump into Okanagan Lake

15-year-old boy drowns after midnight jump into Okanagan Lake

The RCMP and BC Coroners Service are investigating the drowning.

15-year-old boy drowns after midnight jump into Okanagan Lake
B.C.-born NHL captain Shea Weber gifted ‘Old Town Road’ sign from Sicamous

B.C.-born NHL captain Shea Weber gifted ‘Old Town Road’ sign from Sicamous

Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X will also recieve signs like NHL star Shea Weber

B.C.-born NHL captain Shea Weber gifted ‘Old Town Road’ sign from Sicamous
Above, Lil Nas X performs the wildly popular “Old Town Road” at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Middle, an example of the signs the Sicamous Chamber of Commerce will be selling in response to interest in and thefts of the district’s Old Town Road sign. (District of Sicamous Image)

Thieves steal ‘Old Town Road’ sign in B.C. as megahit song makes history

Following the theft of the street sign, Sicamous to sell reproductions for $25 each

Above, Lil Nas X performs the wildly popular “Old Town Road” at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Middle, an example of the signs the Sicamous Chamber of Commerce will be selling in response to interest in and thefts of the district’s Old Town Road sign. (District of Sicamous Image)
An Alberta man is dead after falling down a steep slope near the Sicamous Creek Falls on Monday, July 29. (Google Maps Image)

Alberta man dies after plunge from B.C. waterfalls, marking second death in three months

RCMP say the 53-year-old Sherwood Park resident was hiking off marked trail

An Alberta man is dead after falling down a steep slope near the Sicamous Creek Falls on Monday, July 29. (Google Maps Image)
Bernadette Jordan, the federal Minister of Rural Economic Development, announces major infrastructure funding which will assist six projects including highway upgrades in Tappen on Wednesday, July 3. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

$185 million in federal funding goes towards highway projects

Three stretches of the TCH and parts of highways 93 and 95 will be upgraded.

Bernadette Jordan, the federal Minister of Rural Economic Development, announces major infrastructure funding which will assist six projects including highway upgrades in Tappen on Wednesday, July 3. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Escapee arrested in Shuswap after two years on the lam

Escapee arrested in Shuswap after two years on the lam

Man with charges in Alberta, Ontario, Western provinces back in custody

Escapee arrested in Shuswap after two years on the lam
Bullying Enns is one of two Alberta motorcycle groups riding to Chase in support of Samiya Noor who has been the victim of bullying at Haldane Elementary. (Bullying Enns/ Facebook)

Bikers plan to give bullied Shuswap girl a lift

Two groups of motorcyclists from Alberta plan to visit Haldane Elementary on May 10.

Bullying Enns is one of two Alberta motorcycle groups riding to Chase in support of Samiya Noor who has been the victim of bullying at Haldane Elementary. (Bullying Enns/ Facebook)
After being hauled onto the roof of the Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Hall, a water winger wets down the roof as part of a Saturday, April 13 demonstration. (Submitted)

B.C. inventor creates rooftop sprinklers to protect from wildfires

The Water Winger can be placed at the peak of a roof without climbing a ladder

After being hauled onto the roof of the Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Hall, a water winger wets down the roof as part of a Saturday, April 13 demonstration. (Submitted)