Lachlan Labere

Cody Bandsma takes in a bird’s eye view of White Lake from his motorized paraglider during a recent flight over the area. (Cody Bandsma photo)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm man takes to the sky for a look around town

Cody Bandsma shares videos from recent flights over Salmon Arm, White Lake

Cody Bandsma takes in a bird’s eye view of White Lake from his motorized paraglider during a recent flight over the area. (Cody Bandsma photo)
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 106 station leader Rob Sutherland does the first weld on Station 106’s future rescue boathouse during a ceremony held at Twin Anchors Manufacturing on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (Andrea Horton photo)

Pieces come together for future Shuswap marine rescue boathouse

First weld ceremony held at Twin Anchors in Sicamous

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 106 station leader Rob Sutherland does the first weld on Station 106’s future rescue boathouse during a ceremony held at Twin Anchors Manufacturing on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (Andrea Horton photo)
One of the semi-trucks involved in the crash. (Facebook)

Semi drivers taken to hospital after head-on crash on Highway 1 east of Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm RCMP investigating May 18 collision

One of the semi-trucks involved in the crash. (Facebook)
Responding to a referral on the District of Sicamous’ proposed Zoning Bylaw 1000, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has determined the bylaw will negatively impact highways 1 and 97. (Google image)

‘We’re being held hostage’: Proposed Sicamous zoning bylaw receives unweclome feedback

Transportation ministry requesting multiple traffic impact assessments

Responding to a referral on the District of Sicamous’ proposed Zoning Bylaw 1000, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has determined the bylaw will negatively impact highways 1 and 97. (Google image)
A preliminary drawing of what the proposed residential building might look like next to the Sicamous Best Western. (District of Sicamous image)

Sicamous council approves permit for six-storey building on Best Western property

Councillor raises concern around housing agreement with district for 10 rental units

A preliminary drawing of what the proposed residential building might look like next to the Sicamous Best Western. (District of Sicamous image)
The coveted Salty Dog Enduro medals wait to be awarded at the South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Update: Shuswap riders make their mark at Salty Dog Enduro

About 100 volunteers help keep things rolling at Salmon Arm mountain bike event

The coveted Salty Dog Enduro medals wait to be awarded at the South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Stacey Clark, of team Bike Beauties, and fellow Salty Dog Enduro participants begin the six-hour individual and team ride at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salt, sweat and gears: Salty Dog Enduro riders conquer Salmon Arm trails

More than 400 riders take part in six-hour cycling event at South Canoe

Stacey Clark, of team Bike Beauties, and fellow Salty Dog Enduro participants begin the six-hour individual and team ride at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A post shared on Facebook helped Sicamous RCMP recover several plants stolen from Beach Chik/Island Time on Main Street. (Lachlan Labere-Eagle Valley News)

Palm plants pilfered from Sicamous business seized in Salmon Arm

Social media post helps RCMP acquire name of suspect

A post shared on Facebook helped Sicamous RCMP recover several plants stolen from Beach Chik/Island Time on Main Street. (Lachlan Labere-Eagle Valley News)
Liam Spencer is excited to have won a gift card to the Shuswap Pie Company after competing in the pie eating contest at the Salty Dog Street Fest in downtown Salmon Arm on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

In Photos: Good times roll during Salty Dog Street Fest in downtown Salmon Arm

It was a busy Saturday on Hudson Avenue where people gathered for…

Liam Spencer is excited to have won a gift card to the Shuswap Pie Company after competing in the pie eating contest at the Salty Dog Street Fest in downtown Salmon Arm on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for dash cam or surveillance video footage that may assist with a sexual assault investigation. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP seek suspect after three women reportedly groped by masked man

Incident occurred May 12 near 30th Street NE and 9th Avenue NE intersection

Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for dash cam or surveillance video footage that may assist with a sexual assault investigation. (File photo)
Brandon Sanford, who graduated from Salmon Arm Secondary in 2016, recently signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (Brandon Sanford Facebook photo)

Salmon Arm’s Brandon Sanford signed by Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Salmon Arm Secondary head coach calls announcement a feel-good story for former Golds player

Brandon Sanford, who graduated from Salmon Arm Secondary in 2016, recently signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (Brandon Sanford Facebook photo)
People line up along the Trans-Canada Highway in October 2014 to protest high gas prices in Salmon Arm, compared to surrounding communities. (File photo)
People line up along the Trans-Canada Highway in October 2014 to protest high gas prices in Salmon Arm, compared to surrounding communities. (File photo)
In 2020, it was announced the District of Sicamous would receive $6 million in federal and provincial grant funding for the development of the Shuswap Healing Centre. (District of Sicamous image)

Sicamous dedicated to creating community space at future Shuswap Healing Centre

District aims to get environmental, geotechnical and archaeological work started this year

In 2020, it was announced the District of Sicamous would receive $6 million in federal and provincial grant funding for the development of the Shuswap Healing Centre. (District of Sicamous image)
Dressed in character, Salmon Arm Secondary Drama Grade 11 and 12 students are rehearsing for their upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland, May 30 to June 2. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Secondary students preparing for journey to Wonderland

Drama 11/12 students to perform Alice in Wonderland, dance students rehearsing for upcoming recital

Dressed in character, Salmon Arm Secondary Drama Grade 11 and 12 students are rehearsing for their upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland, May 30 to June 2. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Ministry of Environment is monitoring a tractor-trailer unit that went off Highway 1 and into the Eagle River near the Enchanted Forest on May 5, 2022. (Ardel Sikora photo)

‘We just couldn’t believe it’: Shuswap truck driver outraged over crashed semi left in river

Ministry of Environment said heavy rain and rising water made removal unsafe

The Ministry of Environment is monitoring a tractor-trailer unit that went off Highway 1 and into the Eagle River near the Enchanted Forest on May 5, 2022. (Ardel Sikora photo)
Alex Cuba (guitar) performs with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Alex Cuba (guitar) performs with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The price per litre of regular gas was over the $2 mark at this Salmon Arm gas station on Tuesday morning, May 10, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Gas prices surpass $2 per litre in Salmon Arm, highest in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Costs at the pump continue to rise as oil companies report billions in profits

The price per litre of regular gas was over the $2 mark at this Salmon Arm gas station on Tuesday morning, May 10, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
David Milchard and Ken Lawson will be bringing their improv comedy show, David and Ken: Comedy with Music!, to Salmon Arm’s Shuswap Theatre on June 4 and 5. (Contributed)

Comedians to make up for cancelled Salmon Arm shows

David and Ken: Comedy with Music!, scheduled for two nights plus improv workshop

David Milchard and Ken Lawson will be bringing their improv comedy show, David and Ken: Comedy with Music!, to Salmon Arm’s Shuswap Theatre on June 4 and 5. (Contributed)
Water rushes through a Wiseman Creek culvert at the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park on Thursday night, May 5, 2022. (Brett Ogino photo)

Evacuation alert triggered by landslide risk lifted for Sicamous Mobile Home Park

Community praised for engagement and response

Water rushes through a Wiseman Creek culvert at the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park on Thursday night, May 5, 2022. (Brett Ogino photo)
Jordan Barin of Salmon Arm’s Bulldog’s Boxing dodges a blow while connecting with the chin of opponent Tyson Chamberlain, of the Kamloops Boxing Academy, in a novice elite bout. Barin dominated the fight and was declared the winner during the Hit2Fit fundraising event at the SASCU Recreation Centre on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm boxers go the distance for fundraiser

Hit2Fit charity event held Saturday evening at SASCU Recreation Centre

Jordan Barin of Salmon Arm’s Bulldog’s Boxing dodges a blow while connecting with the chin of opponent Tyson Chamberlain, of the Kamloops Boxing Academy, in a novice elite bout. Barin dominated the fight and was declared the winner during the Hit2Fit fundraising event at the SASCU Recreation Centre on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)