Martha Wickett

Indigenous tattoo artist Dion Kaszas tattoos an eagle on his sister Kris Wilson’s forearm in honour of their father who died on March 1. He also did the other tattoos on her arm. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

B.C. artist featured on T.V. series highlighting Indigenous tattoo artistry

Skindigenous, a series on APTN TV, features international tattooing traditions including a Salmon Arm artist

Indigenous tattoo artist Dion Kaszas tattoos an eagle on his sister Kris Wilson’s forearm in honour of their father who died on March 1. He also did the other tattoos on her arm. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
School district administration has posted notices stating that due to a shortage of certified teachers, the district is looking to hire individuals without a teaching certificate to replace absent teachers. -File photo

B.C. school district considers hiring non-teachers to teach

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District ponders way to counter provincial teacher shortage

School district administration has posted notices stating that due to a shortage of certified teachers, the district is looking to hire individuals without a teaching certificate to replace absent teachers. -File photo
Curtis Sagmoen seen while helping neighbours deal with floods in Salmon Arm. Photo credit: Black Press

Man linked to Silver Creek farm search faces new assault charges

New charges have been laid on Curtis Sagmoen and police seek information from witnesses or other women who may have been victimized.

Curtis Sagmoen seen while helping neighbours deal with floods in Salmon Arm. Photo credit: Black Press
Lucy the cat is purring and happy to be back with her ‘dad’ Greg after being stolen from his truck on Jan. 1 by a ‘do-gooder’ from the Lower Mainland. - Image credit: Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer.

‘Do-Gooder’ traumatizes B.C. cat owner

Cat stolen from vehicle in Salmon Arm by man who thought he was rescuing animal from neglect

Lucy the cat is purring and happy to be back with her ‘dad’ Greg after being stolen from his truck on Jan. 1 by a ‘do-gooder’ from the Lower Mainland. - Image credit: Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer.
B.C. flag person’s death shines light on dangers

B.C. flag person’s death shines light on dangers

Company calls for more awareness of and respect for flaggers following an Okanagan woman’s death

B.C. flag person’s death shines light on dangers
The police search at the Sagmoen farm in Silver Creek is finished, according to a news release issued Thursday afternoon, Nov. 9 - Observer file photo

Update: RCMP call off search at Silver Creek farm

Police say investigation into the death of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux continues.

The police search at the Sagmoen farm in Silver Creek is finished, according to a news release issued Thursday afternoon, Nov. 9 - Observer file photo
Forensic Search Evidence Recovery Team trailers remain in an area of the Sagmoen farm where tents had been set up days before. - Image credit: Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer.

Update: Police comment on search effort at Silver Creek farm

Tents and command units no longer visible on Salmon River Road property

Forensic Search Evidence Recovery Team trailers remain in an area of the Sagmoen farm where tents had been set up days before. - Image credit: Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer.
Residents recount odd influx of escorts in Silver Creek

Residents recount odd influx of escorts in Silver Creek

People living near Sagmoen farm say several prositutes arrived at wrong address.

Residents recount odd influx of escorts in Silver Creek
Silver Creek resident Steven Langenegger was one of the two people who called police in August after discovering a hastily abandoned car on a property next to the farm where police have found human remains.

‘She was terrified’: Neighbours recount alarming discovery at B.C. property

Police search Silver Creek property adjacent to where car abandoned

Silver Creek resident Steven Langenegger was one of the two people who called police in August after discovering a hastily abandoned car on a property next to the farm where police have found human remains.
Suspect in fatal crash charged in jewelry heist

Suspect in fatal crash charged in jewelry heist

Anthony Creed Cortez now faces charges in Nelson, Chilliwack and Revelstoke.

Suspect in fatal crash charged in jewelry heist
Suspect in fatal crash, jewelry heist charged with assault

Suspect in fatal crash, jewelry heist charged with assault

Anthony Cortez appears in court on assault charges involving a woman who later died in crash.

Suspect in fatal crash, jewelry heist charged with assault
Image credit: Scales family                                Sally Scales, who ended her life under the new Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) law, holds a photo of herself as a nurse in earlier years.

A personal look at assisted dying

Well-known Salmon Arm resident uses new legislation to end life

Image credit: Scales family                                Sally Scales, who ended her life under the new Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) law, holds a photo of herself as a nurse in earlier years.
Rick Koch photo.                                Soon you will be seeing a lot more golf carts on the roads. Former Chase Mayor Ron Anderson rides a golf cart back to Sunshore Golf Course.

Golf carts taking to Chase’s streets

The Village of Chase a guinea pig for a new provincial plan

Rick Koch photo.                                Soon you will be seeing a lot more golf carts on the roads. Former Chase Mayor Ron Anderson rides a golf cart back to Sunshore Golf Course.
Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

Paying tribute to a primeval passage
Kristine Gick and Jason Wagner make a change for the future.

Salmon Arm couple mixes letters to create new name

With an eye to the future, Kristine Gick and Jason Wagner have been pondering names over the past couple of years. Their own names.

Kristine Gick and Jason Wagner make a change for the future.