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The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

Opinion: Facebook outage offers brief reprieve from a necessary evil

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

  • Oct 11, 2021
A single cassette tape during a 14-hour car ride became monotonous. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Play it again… and again… and again

A 40-minute collection of instrumental music can feel stale after a while

Karen Brown is concerned discussions around the proposed incorporation of the South Shuswap will lead to heightened tensions within the community. (Google maps)
Karen Brown is concerned discussions around the proposed incorporation of the South Shuswap will lead to heightened tensions within the community. (Google maps)
Roderick L. Haig-Brown authored his classic books, Fisherman’s Spring (1951), Fisherman’s Winter (1954), Fisherman’s Summer (1959) and Fisherman’s Fall (1964). (File photo)

Column: Recommended books by respected B.C. anglers

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Oct 6, 2021
Roderick L. Haig-Brown authored his classic books, Fisherman’s Spring (1951), Fisherman’s Winter (1954), Fisherman’s Summer (1959) and Fisherman’s Fall (1964). (File photo)
Salmon Arm’s Dr. Warren Bell looks at the mRNA vaccines being used in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants. (File photo)

Column: Breaking down Big Pharma’s vaccine response to COVID-19

Salmon Arm doctor addresses history, efficacy of mRNA vaccines

  • Oct 4, 2021
Salmon Arm’s Dr. Warren Bell looks at the mRNA vaccines being used in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants. (File photo)
The Shuswap Film Society presents Dream Horse, playing at the Salmar Classic on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. (Contributed)
The Shuswap Film Society presents Dream Horse, playing at the Salmar Classic on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. (Contributed)
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold and wife Linda. (File photo)
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold and wife Linda. (File photo)
City of Salmon Arm Coun. Tim Lavery offers advice for anyone considering a run for council in 2022. (File photo)
City of Salmon Arm Coun. Tim Lavery offers advice for anyone considering a run for council in 2022. (File photo)
Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Libra Season, where the “self” meets “other”

Wild Sky Sisters is a joint venture between Angela Moffitt and Tamara McLellan

  • Sep 27, 2021
Wild Sky Sisters
The leaning trees near the entrance of the trail leading to Margaret Falls have long been a temptation for people to climb. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The leaning trees near the entrance of the trail leading to Margaret Falls have long been a temptation for people to climb. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Smoke continued to be visible from the White Rock Lake wildfire on Sept. 9. (Ian Kalamazoo photo)

Column: Wildfires almost out of sight, but not out of mind

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

  • Sep 18, 2021
Smoke continued to be visible from the White Rock Lake wildfire on Sept. 9. (Ian Kalamazoo photo)
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

COLUMN: The problem with negative election campaigning

In a multi-party system, voters have plenty of choices at the polls

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Migrating sockeye in the Fraser River August 7, 2007. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Column: Serious concerns for Fraser River sockeye salmon runs

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Sep 8, 2021
Migrating sockeye in the Fraser River August 7, 2007. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
As of early September 2021, the White Rock Lake wildfire had reached more than 83,300 hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Column: Climate change and the summer of our discontent

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Sep 8, 2021
As of early September 2021, the White Rock Lake wildfire had reached more than 83,300 hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
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An opinion column: What you need to know about abortion, and the 2021 vote

Fourteen of B.C.’s 17 Conservative MPs recently supported legislation that would have restricted access to abortion

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Salmon Arm Observer and Eagle Valley News reporter Zachary Roman and his dog Appa nap on their kitchen floor after a long day. (Michaela Bell image)
Salmon Arm Observer and Eagle Valley News reporter Zachary Roman and his dog Appa nap on their kitchen floor after a long day. (Michaela Bell image)
Binoculars are an important accessory when so many birds and other wildlife to be seen. (File photo)

Binoculars: Focusing on an essential tool when travelling the Shuswap

The Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Sep 5, 2021
Binoculars are an important accessory when so many birds and other wildlife to be seen. (File photo)