Lachlan Labere

South Shuswap. (Google Maps)

CSRD to ask school trustees to delay decision on Salmon Arm high school options

South Shuswap director advocating for Sorrento high school option

South Shuswap. (Google Maps)
John Gibson has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help care for his father Stephen McCrae-Gibson, who suffered a stroke in February and had to undergo surgery to remove a blood clot near his brain. (Contributed)

Long road ahead for Salmon Arm man recovering after stroke

Son launches GoFundMe campaign to help prepare for father’s return and rehabilitation

John Gibson has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help care for his father Stephen McCrae-Gibson, who suffered a stroke in February and had to undergo surgery to remove a blood clot near his brain. (Contributed)
John Gibson has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help care for his father Stephen McCrae-Gibson, who suffered a stroke in February and had to undergo surgery to remove a blood clot near his brain. (Contributed)

Long road ahead for Salmon Arm man recovering after stroke

Son launches GoFundMe campaign to help prepare for father’s return and rehabilitation

John Gibson has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help care for his father Stephen McCrae-Gibson, who suffered a stroke in February and had to undergo surgery to remove a blood clot near his brain. (Contributed)
Students at the Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson campus initiated a petition on an option in School District 83’s Long Range Facilities Plan that proposes two Grade 9-12 campuses. (Google maps image)

Salmon Arm students oppose two Grade 9-12 campuses, want consultation

School District 83’s proposed E5 option prompts SAS students to start petition

Students at the Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson campus initiated a petition on an option in School District 83’s Long Range Facilities Plan that proposes two Grade 9-12 campuses. (Google maps image)
After knocking out a hedge fire at a 17th Street SE residence near the corner of Okanagan Avenue, Salmon Arm firefighters douse the bushes behind the home and the surrounding area on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Burning hedge between Salmon Arm homes gives cause to FireSmart efforts

Firefighters make quick work of blaze, siding damaged on one residence

After knocking out a hedge fire at a 17th Street SE residence near the corner of Okanagan Avenue, Salmon Arm firefighters douse the bushes behind the home and the surrounding area on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
After knocking out a hedge fire at a 17th Street SE residence near the corner of Okanagan Avenue, Salmon Arm firefighters douse the bushes behind the home and the surrounding area on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Burning hedge between Salmon Arm homes gives cause to FireSmart properties

Firefighters make quick work of blaze, siding damaged on one residence

After knocking out a hedge fire at a 17th Street SE residence near the corner of Okanagan Avenue, Salmon Arm firefighters douse the bushes behind the home and the surrounding area on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Firefighters were called 17th Street SE near the intersection with Okanagan Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021. There appeared to be a fire at the back of the residence, possibly a hedge. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Firefighters called to 17th Street SE for possible hedge fire

Small amount of smoke visible from road, motorists advised to avoid area

Firefighters were called 17th Street SE near the intersection with Okanagan Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021. There appeared to be a fire at the back of the residence, possibly a hedge. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
North Canoe Elementary. (Google image)

Positive COVID-19 test confirmed at Salmon Arm elementary school

North Canoe Elementary second school to report potential exposure date of April 8

North Canoe Elementary. (Google image)
Shuswap Middle School principal Sydney Griffith notified parents on Tuesday, April 13 that a member of the school community had tested positive for COVID-19. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap Middle School parents notified of potential COVID-19 exposure

Member of school community tested positive for the virus and is self-isolating

Shuswap Middle School principal Sydney Griffith notified parents on Tuesday, April 13 that a member of the school community had tested positive for COVID-19. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society will be expanding its offerings to seniors this year and hopes to return its Cyber Seniors program when one-to-one training is once again allowed. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap organization aims to help seniors become more cyber savvy

BC Hydro report finds seniors reluctant to use

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society will be expanding its offerings to seniors this year and hopes to return its Cyber Seniors program when one-to-one training is once again allowed. (Photo contributed)
Salmon Arm Homes for Rent/Sale Etc. is a popular Facebook page used by those with places for rent and people in need of them. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Carpenter building homes in Salmon Arm unable to find place to rent

Property manager says it’s easier to find work in Salmon Arm than a place to live

Salmon Arm Homes for Rent/Sale Etc. is a popular Facebook page used by those with places for rent and people in need of them. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm Homes for Rent/Sale Etc. is a popular Facebook page used by those with places for rent and people in need of them. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Carpenter building homes in Salmon Arm unable to find place to rent

Property manager says it’s easier to find work in Salmon Arm than a place to live

Salmon Arm Homes for Rent/Sale Etc. is a popular Facebook page used by those with places for rent and people in need of them. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Red Pill Rapper performs to the crowd gathered for the Rally For Food Security at Blackburn Park on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Kristal Burgess Photography)
The Red Pill Rapper performs to the crowd gathered for the Rally For Food Security at Blackburn Park on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Kristal Burgess Photography)

Suspicion of ‘fake news media’ makes rally uncomfortable for Salmon Arm event photographer

More than 300 people counted at city park for ‘Rally For Food Security’

The Red Pill Rapper performs to the crowd gathered for the Rally For Food Security at Blackburn Park on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Kristal Burgess Photography)
The Red Pill Rapper performs to the crowd gathered for the Rally For Food Security at Blackburn Park on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Kristal Burgess Photography)
The Red Pill Rapper performs to the crowd gathered for the Rally For Food Security at Blackburn Park on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Kristal Burgess Photography)
The Red Pill Rapper performs to the crowd gathered for the Rally For Food Security at Blackburn Park on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Kristal Burgess Photography)

Suspicion of ‘fake news media’ makes rally uncomfortable for Salmon Arm event photographer

More than 300 people counted at city park for ‘Rally For Food Security’

The Red Pill Rapper performs to the crowd gathered for the Rally For Food Security at Blackburn Park on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Kristal Burgess Photography)
The Red Pill Rapper performs to the crowd gathered for the Rally For Food Security at Blackburn Park on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Kristal Burgess Photography)
Janice Cannon, right, of Little Red Hen Artisan Bakery boxes up a selection of items for a customer at last year’s Downtown Salmon Arm Farmer’s Market. The Salmon Arm bakery is returning for this year’s market. (File photo)

Young vendors sought for Downtown Salmon Arm Farmer’s Market opening

Shuswap Food Action Society seeking small appliances, kitchenware for SAFE Society

Janice Cannon, right, of Little Red Hen Artisan Bakery boxes up a selection of items for a customer at last year’s Downtown Salmon Arm Farmer’s Market. The Salmon Arm bakery is returning for this year’s market. (File photo)
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (left) and Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, visit Salmon Arm in October, 1951. Image from the Denis Marshall Collection and courtesy of the Salmon Arm Museum at R.J. Haney Heritage Village.

Looking back: Salmon Arm gave royal welcome to Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth

Royals stopped in Tappen, Salmon Arm and Sicamous during 1951 tour of Western Canada

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (left) and Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, visit Salmon Arm in October, 1951. Image from the Denis Marshall Collection and courtesy of the Salmon Arm Museum at R.J. Haney Heritage Village.
Dustin Serviss of Serviss Wealth Management has partnered with the Salmon Arm Economic Development Society and the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce to deliver the city’s first 20 Under 40 program, designed to celebrate outstanding achievers and change makers in the Shuswap between the ages of 20 and 40. (Salmon Arm Economic Development Society image)

Salmon Arm entrepreneur aims to celebrate young community leaders

Nomination period for Salmon Arm’s Top 20 under 40 program closes April 16

Dustin Serviss of Serviss Wealth Management has partnered with the Salmon Arm Economic Development Society and the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce to deliver the city’s first 20 Under 40 program, designed to celebrate outstanding achievers and change makers in the Shuswap between the ages of 20 and 40. (Salmon Arm Economic Development Society image)
Housing isn’t being built fast enough to quell Salmon Arm’s current hot real estate market according to local realtors. (File photo)

Pandemic contributing to challenging time for home buyers throughout Okanagan, Shuswap

Realtors association says increased demand created ‘huge shock’ on supply

Housing isn’t being built fast enough to quell Salmon Arm’s current hot real estate market according to local realtors. (File photo)
School District 83 trustees are leaning towards an option in the school district’s Long Range Facilities Plan that favours making Salmon Arm secondary’s Sullivan campus (pictured) and Jackson campus both Grades 9-12 schools. (File photo)

School trustees leaning towards two Grade 9-12 campuses in Salmon Arm

Next steps for Long Range Facilities Plan to be discussed at April or May school board meeting

School District 83 trustees are leaning towards an option in the school district’s Long Range Facilities Plan that favours making Salmon Arm secondary’s Sullivan campus (pictured) and Jackson campus both Grades 9-12 schools. (File photo)
As of March 30, 2021, 16 teachers in School District 83 had exhausted their sick day entitlement. According to the school district, district employees are no longer required to use op their sick day entitlement when ordered to self-isolate. (File photo)

School District 83 teachers, staff won’t lose sick days when required to self-isolate

North Okanagan-Shuswap school district to give employees option to work from home, take paid leave

As of March 30, 2021, 16 teachers in School District 83 had exhausted their sick day entitlement. According to the school district, district employees are no longer required to use op their sick day entitlement when ordered to self-isolate. (File photo)