Lachlan Labere

Salmon Arm's Downtown Activity Centre is the site of a temporary emergency shelter until April 30, 2023. (File photo)

Salmon Arm councillor speaks to concerns around newly opened emergency shelter

Letter writer says children in day care in same building at ‘extreme risk’

Salmon Arm's Downtown Activity Centre is the site of a temporary emergency shelter until April 30, 2023. (File photo)
Pictured is one example of a bike wash station. The Shuswap Trail Alliance is looking to build a bike wash station at the South Canoe trailhead. (Contributed)

Bike wash station proposed for South Canoe trailhead in Salmon Arm

City councillor suggests proposed amenity might also be used as a dog wash station

Pictured is one example of a bike wash station. The Shuswap Trail Alliance is looking to build a bike wash station at the South Canoe trailhead. (Contributed)
The former Sicamous KOA campground reopened under new ownership as the Sicamous RV and Cabin Resort in May 2021. (Pinnacle Lifestyles photo)

Sicamous area resort looks to add RV spaces, seasonal dwelling units

Rezoning sought for Sicamous RV and Cabin Resort, former KOA campground

The former Sicamous KOA campground reopened under new ownership as the Sicamous RV and Cabin Resort in May 2021. (Pinnacle Lifestyles photo)
Members of the Shuswap Community Foundation’s YPAC receive a $75,000 donation from SASCU president and CEO Barry Delaney (back left). The money will bring SASCU’s Youth Endowment Fund up to $100,000. Interest from the fund goes to support youth-centred projects in the region. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Endowment fund for youth projects in the Shuswap given $75,000 boost

SASCU fund intended to have meaningful impact for youth in the region

Members of the Shuswap Community Foundation’s YPAC receive a $75,000 donation from SASCU president and CEO Barry Delaney (back left). The money will bring SASCU’s Youth Endowment Fund up to $100,000. Interest from the fund goes to support youth-centred projects in the region. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm council received a pair of letters critical of winter sidewalk conditions at the Jan. 23 council meeting. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm council unlikely to support bylaw requiring public to maintain sidewalks in winter

Residents encouraged to help others who aren’t capable of shovelling heavy snow

Salmon Arm council received a pair of letters critical of winter sidewalk conditions at the Jan. 23 council meeting. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Chefs Deepak Chandra and Sanjay Chauhan recently opened Rangoli East Indian Kitchen + Bar at 111 Lakeshore Dr. (beside the downtown Askew’s Foods). Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Chefs bring unique flavours of Delhi to Salmon Arm

Sanjay Chauhan and Deepak Chandra open Rangoli East Indian Kitchen + Bar

Chefs Deepak Chandra and Sanjay Chauhan recently opened Rangoli East Indian Kitchen + Bar at 111 Lakeshore Dr. (beside the downtown Askew’s Foods). Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Shuswap Recreation Society is looking to add a climbing wall to the Salmon Arm pool similar to the one at the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre. (David Gonella/Revelstoke Aquatic Centre/Youtube image)

A pair of play features in the works for Salmon Arm swimming pool

Increased use and need for lifegaurds contributing to capacity issues

The Shuswap Recreation Society is looking to add a climbing wall to the Salmon Arm pool similar to the one at the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre. (David Gonella/Revelstoke Aquatic Centre/Youtube image)
Magician Leif David finds spare change in the ears, and an armpit, of young audience members during his Unplug and Play/Family Literacy Week performance at the Salmar Classic on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Family Literacy Week off to a magical start in the Shuswap

Magician Leif David keeps young audience members in stitches

Magician Leif David finds spare change in the ears, and an armpit, of young audience members during his Unplug and Play/Family Literacy Week performance at the Salmar Classic on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
School District 83 trustees received an overview of what SOGI is and what it means for schools and students during a presentation at the Jan. 17 school board meeting. (Black Press file)

It’s about inclusion: North Okanagan-Shuswap trustees primed on SOGI in schools

‘It’s really cool to be yourself, whatever that looks like.’

School District 83 trustees received an overview of what SOGI is and what it means for schools and students during a presentation at the Jan. 17 school board meeting. (Black Press file)
District of Sicamous council is sending a letter to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure emphasizing the need to prioritize and expedite the R.W. Bruhn Bridge replacement project. (District of Sicamous photo)

No further delays: Regional district echoes safety concerns around Highway 1 bridge near Sicamous

CSRD supports District of Sicamous request that Bruhn Bridge replacement be expedited

District of Sicamous council is sending a letter to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure emphasizing the need to prioritize and expedite the R.W. Bruhn Bridge replacement project. (District of Sicamous photo)
Signs cautioned users of Canoe Beach on Saturday, July 3, 2022, to take care in the beach area because of high water. The lower sign noted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the City of Salmon Arm and Interior Health are monitoring an algae bloom in the Salmon Arm Wharf and Sunnybrae/Canoe Point areas of Shuswap Lake. (File photo)

Shuswap governments urge Interior Health to take lead on algal blooms

Health authority asked to have weekend staff on-call to respond to public inquries

Signs cautioned users of Canoe Beach on Saturday, July 3, 2022, to take care in the beach area because of high water. The lower sign noted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the City of Salmon Arm and Interior Health are monitoring an algae bloom in the Salmon Arm Wharf and Sunnybrae/Canoe Point areas of Shuswap Lake. (File photo)
Salmon Arm’s Lily Brook and Maggie Manning (front centre) are excited to finally be able to share their experiences competing on season five of All-Round Champion. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm para-athletes surprised to find each other competing on All-Round Athlete

Maggie Manning and Lily Brook to host public premiere at Salmar Grand

Salmon Arm’s Lily Brook and Maggie Manning (front centre) are excited to finally be able to share their experiences competing on season five of All-Round Champion. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm’s Jim McConnell and Juanita Austin spent 58 days over the summer travelling across the country to PEI and back in their electric vehicle. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm couple put their electric vehicle to the test in cross-Canada road trip

A Salmon Arm couple’s cross-Canada journey by electric vehicle had their EV…

Salmon Arm’s Jim McConnell and Juanita Austin spent 58 days over the summer travelling across the country to PEI and back in their electric vehicle. (Contributed)
View from Bastion Mountain shows Salmon Arm and area. (File photo)

Shuswap: BC Assessment notices prompt CSRD explanation of correlation with property taxes

Property assessments based on values as of July 1, 2022

View from Bastion Mountain shows Salmon Arm and area. (File photo)
ROOTSandBLUES favourites Five Alarm Funk get their Main Stage audience dancing on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. The Vancouver band will be performing a concert at Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall on April 16. (File photo)

Five Alarm Funk bringing their ‘punk funk’ energy to Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall

April 16 concert part of band’s 20th anniversary celebration

ROOTSandBLUES favourites Five Alarm Funk get their Main Stage audience dancing on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. The Vancouver band will be performing a concert at Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall on April 16. (File photo)
Green burials, an alternative to common burials or cremation, are supported in Salmon Arm’s Cemetery Management Bylaw. (Cloe Logan photo)

Letter: Greener alternatives to consider for end of life

‘Green burial comes closer to the natural way of dealing with living organisms.’

Green burials, an alternative to common burials or cremation, are supported in Salmon Arm’s Cemetery Management Bylaw. (Cloe Logan photo)
The first cluster of skiers, competing in the 17- and 34-km events, leave the starting line of the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet at Larch Hills on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Hundreds of cross-country skiers glide through Larch Hills in Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet

Close to 400 competitors take part in Shuswap cross-country ski event

The first cluster of skiers, competing in the 17- and 34-km events, leave the starting line of the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet at Larch Hills on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Kevin Flynn and Cathy Bartsch take in the first gig of the 2022 Wednesday on the Wharf (WOW) concert series at Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park. Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 iteration of WOW. (File photo)

Popular Salmon Arm outdoor concert series returns for 30th year

Applications being accepted for 2023 Wednesday on the Wharf performances at Marine Peace Park

Kevin Flynn and Cathy Bartsch take in the first gig of the 2022 Wednesday on the Wharf (WOW) concert series at Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park. Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 iteration of WOW. (File photo)
The Eagle Valley Rescue Society is one of the groups currently providing road rescue services within the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (Eagle Valley Rescue Society/Facebook photo)

CSRD looks to fill gaps in road rescue services in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Two societies and two fire departments currently providing service in regional district

The Eagle Valley Rescue Society is one of the groups currently providing road rescue services within the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (Eagle Valley Rescue Society/Facebook photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is looking at zoning amendments that would support secondary dwelling units being used as long-term rentals, not vacation rentals. (File image)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District director argues short-term rentals shouldn’t be prohibited

Regional district working on zoning amendments to support secondary dwelling units

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is looking at zoning amendments that would support secondary dwelling units being used as long-term rentals, not vacation rentals. (File image)