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Relive the Music tours the Okanagan this month, stopping in Vernon Nov. 7. (Contributed)

Relive the Music rocks back to its Okanagan roots

It took a bar burning down for the band to be formed

The Haunting of Falkland saw record crowds at its opening weekend Oct. 21-22, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Record attendance at Haunting of Falkland

The event’s final weekend is this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29

Carol Todd holds a photograph of her late daughter Amanda Todd signed by U.S. singer Demi Lovato with the words "Stay Strong" in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday October 5, 2013. The Dutch man accused of extorting and harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd more than a decade ago has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Okanagan Symphony strikes a chord on subject of suicide

OSO’s season opener includes a peice titled, My Name is Amanda Todd

The Progress Pride Flag Community Quilt, co-created by 19 members of the 2SLGBTQ community and allies, is part of A Place to Belong, an exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery that’s part of the Salmon Arm Pride Project. It opens Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and continues to Oct. 29. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents A Place to Belong exhibition in Pride Project

Exhibition, with two collaborative projects, opens Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and runs to Oct. 29

The Progress Pride Flag Community Quilt, co-created by 19 members of the 2SLGBTQ community and allies, is part of A Place to Belong, an exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery that’s part of the Salmon Arm Pride Project. It opens Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and continues to Oct. 29. (Photo contributed)
Pianist Michael Kaeshammer brings his mastery of jazz and boogie-woogie to Song Sparrow Hall on Nov. 30 for a performance hosted by the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society. (Michael Kaeshammer/Facebook photo)

Michael Kaeshammer bringing the boogie woogie to Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm Folk Music Society to host Canadian pianist at Song Sparrow Hall

  • Oct 6, 2022
Pianist Michael Kaeshammer brings his mastery of jazz and boogie-woogie to Song Sparrow Hall on Nov. 30 for a performance hosted by the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society. (Michael Kaeshammer/Facebook photo)
Gerry and Louis Thomas stand Aug. 27 with already-smoked salmon in the smokehouse they built in the Salmon Arm Arts Centre. Gerry spent a day with the Skeetchestn First Nation west of Kamloops in order to get the sockeye salmon to bring for the exhibition. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Artists urge settlers, Indigenous people to work together to save salmon

Artist talk for Sqlélten exhibition on Sept. 15, exhibition runs until Oct. 8

Gerry and Louis Thomas stand Aug. 27 with already-smoked salmon in the smokehouse they built in the Salmon Arm Arts Centre. Gerry spent a day with the Skeetchestn First Nation west of Kamloops in order to get the sockeye salmon to bring for the exhibition. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Participants enjoy samples of wine and other taste treats at the 2018 R.J. Haney Heritage Village Harvest Celebration. (File photo)

Enjoy the fruits of Shuswap residents’ labour at Haney’s Harvest Celebration

Popular annual event features a taste of the Shuswap’s cuisine, wine and beer

Participants enjoy samples of wine and other taste treats at the 2018 R.J. Haney Heritage Village Harvest Celebration. (File photo)
Joining the Kamloops Symphony on Oct. 2 in Salmon Arm to perform what is frequently described as the “king” of cello concertos is cellist Stéphane Tétreault. (Luc Robitaille photo)

Kamloops Symphony bringing the ‘king’ of cello concertos to Salmon Arm

Recipient of many honours, cellist Stéphane Tétreault to be featured at season’s first performance

Joining the Kamloops Symphony on Oct. 2 in Salmon Arm to perform what is frequently described as the “king” of cello concertos is cellist Stéphane Tétreault. (Luc Robitaille photo)
Following an appearance at the ROOTSandBLUES Festival, cellist and composer Christine Hanson is recording an album in Salmon Arm and will be performing at Shuswap Theatre on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (Christine Hanson photo)

ROOTSandBLUES performer announces surprise concert, recording album in Salmon Arm

Christine Hanson and her eight-piece ensemble to perform Friday at Shuswap Theatre

  • Aug 24, 2022
Following an appearance at the ROOTSandBLUES Festival, cellist and composer Christine Hanson is recording an album in Salmon Arm and will be performing at Shuswap Theatre on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (Christine Hanson photo)
Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar give the audience a high-energy finale at their ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage performance on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: 12 thumbs up to return of Salmon Arm’s ROOTSandBLUES Festival

Random survey of festival attendees finds excitement, accolades

Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar give the audience a high-energy finale at their ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage performance on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Tom Cochrane closes out the night on the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19. See more photos from this year’s festival on pages 10 and 11. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

In Photos: Back in the groove at Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES

Festival marks 30th anniversary with hot weekend of live music

  • Aug 22, 2022
Tom Cochrane closes out the night on the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19. See more photos from this year’s festival on pages 10 and 11. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Armstrong Regional Cooperative presents a free showing of the classic movie Babe Monday, Aug. 22, in Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park. (Contributed)

Classic pig movie shown free in Salmon Arm

Babe will be screened Monday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Marine Peace Park, courtest of Armstrong Cooperative

Armstrong Regional Cooperative presents a free showing of the classic movie Babe Monday, Aug. 22, in Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park. (Contributed)
New York City singer/songwriter Willie Nile with lead guitarist and vocalist Jimi Bones, drummer Jon Weber and bass guitarist Johnny Pisano rock Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm on Aug. 16, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
New York City singer/songwriter Willie Nile with lead guitarist and vocalist Jimi Bones, drummer Jon Weber and bass guitarist Johnny Pisano rock Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm on Aug. 16, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Captain’s Cove Marina near Canoe will be offering a movie night on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022 on Shuswap Lake outside their marina. (File photo)

Pirates sailing into Shuswap Lake courtesy of marina

Captain’s Cove Marina near Canoe offering a movie on the lake for boaters

Captain’s Cove Marina near Canoe will be offering a movie night on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022 on Shuswap Lake outside their marina. (File photo)
Rapper Tech N9ne is performing at Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery (Photo - E-volution Media Studio/Facebook)

Cariboo Lou: Rapper Tech N9ne coming to Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery

Tickets are still available for the September 24th show

Rapper Tech N9ne is performing at Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery (Photo - E-volution Media Studio/Facebook)
(Photo - The Amazing Race Canada)

Lawn bowling, apple pies, and cherry trees: Amazing Race comes to Okanagan

The contestants went through three tasks on their way to the finish line

(Photo - The Amazing Race Canada)
Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Jaws drop in Penticton as Mega Motocross takes over Peach Fest

Some of Canada’s top riders performed their best tricks on Lakeshore Drive

Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
This trio of actors and musicians, Aidan Sparks, Sarah May Redmond and Christie Watson, using Victorian Paper Theatre, bring Runaway Moon Theatre’s delightful puppet show, The Miraculous (After)Life of Isidro, Patron Saint of Farmers, to life in Salmon Arm on July 24. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Miraculous life of patron saint of farmers comes to North Okanagan-Shuswap farmers markets

Runaway Moon Theatre’s new puppet show travels to venues from Chase to Salmon Arm to Vernon

This trio of actors and musicians, Aidan Sparks, Sarah May Redmond and Christie Watson, using Victorian Paper Theatre, bring Runaway Moon Theatre’s delightful puppet show, The Miraculous (After)Life of Isidro, Patron Saint of Farmers, to life in Salmon Arm on July 24. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
The book launch for The Shuswap Country to be held on Thursday, July 7 at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum. (Photo contributed)

‘Fascinating, richly detailed’: Local history book, the Shuswap Country, ready to launch

Described as ‘a pleasure to read’ and a ‘go-to guide’ for visitors, the book will launch July 7

  • Jul 2, 2022
The book launch for The Shuswap Country to be held on Thursday, July 7 at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum. (Photo contributed)
Simon King joins the OK, DOPE comedy tour in Vernon July 9 at Marten Brewing. (Contributed)

Sophomore stand-up comedy tour returns to Okanagan

Simon King joins OK, DOPE in Vernon, Kelowna and Summerland

Simon King joins the OK, DOPE comedy tour in Vernon July 9 at Marten Brewing. (Contributed)