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Bird’s-eye view: Watching osprey at Salmon Arm Bay

The sliding door to our hotel balcony framed Salmon Arm Bay: fluorescent green wetlands, silver-blue Shuswap Lake, a rolling horizon defined by the Fly Hills, and not 50 metres away, two ospreys sitting on a pick-up-sticks nest strewn across a platform atop a tall pole. A precocious teen chick, as big as its parents, made loud demands for food while Mom tore bits of fish with her beak and dropped them into its mouth. Dad did a close flyby before landing high in a tree near the Salmon Arm pier off to our right. Ee-eep, ee-eep?—?their calls and answers...

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21st Annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues

The Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival is the largest and most musically diverse festival in the BC Interior. The event began in 1992 as a small indoor festival, a result of the grassroots Shuswap Coffee House collective of the 1970s and 80s, which by 1991 had coalesced into the not-for-profit Salmon Arm Folk Music Society. The society’s aims to encourage and promote performers from all parts of the world (with a special emphasis on Canadian talent), and to introduce audiences to the world’s diverse genres of music, musical instruments and the artists who play them. Roots & Blues...

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