Martha Wickett

A roundabout is proposed for 14th Avenue SE and Shuswap Street (becomes Foothill Road) in Salmon Arm, which will be the termination point of the new Auto Road Connector. The connector is scheduled in the city’s strategic plan as a medium-term priority, 2025 to 2027. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Three roundabouts on the horizon for Salmon Arm

Council approves design contract, budget change for three traffic circles

A roundabout is proposed for 14th Avenue SE and Shuswap Street (becomes Foothill Road) in Salmon Arm, which will be the termination point of the new Auto Road Connector. The connector is scheduled in the city’s strategic plan as a medium-term priority, 2025 to 2027. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Layla Kutschker, a former Salmon Arm resident, helped staff a booth at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival where three pamphlets she created on gender, sexuality and pronouns were displayed. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Pamphlets created for Salmon Arm to help educate on gender, sexuality and pronouns

Former Salmon Arm resident provides details on how to be a good ally

Layla Kutschker, a former Salmon Arm resident, helped staff a booth at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival where three pamphlets she created on gender, sexuality and pronouns were displayed. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
After a delay, Habitat for Humanity will be moving ahead in October 2022 with its 20-unit housing project on 10th Avenue NE in Salmon Arm. (GTA Architecture image)

Habitat for Humanity moves ahead with Salmon Arm 20-unit housing project

Work is expected to begin at the end of October after plans modified to meet neighbours’ wishes

After a delay, Habitat for Humanity will be moving ahead in October 2022 with its 20-unit housing project on 10th Avenue NE in Salmon Arm. (GTA Architecture image)
An on-call ambulance for Salmon Arm will be converted to a full-time, 24/7 vehicle, adding eight full-time jobs, said BC Emergency Health Services in a Sept. 14, 2022 letter. (Black Press file photo)

Fully staffed, 24/7 ambulance to be added to Salmon Arm emergency services

Expansion from on-call to full-time ambulance predicted to add 8 permanent, full-time jobs

An on-call ambulance for Salmon Arm will be converted to a full-time, 24/7 vehicle, adding eight full-time jobs, said BC Emergency Health Services in a Sept. 14, 2022 letter. (Black Press file photo)
Sponsored by Salmon Arm Minor Hockey, Justin Brien, professional presenter, will be speaking on mental health to parents, particularly of U15 and U18 players, and to players who wish to attend. The presentation will start at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Salmar Grand, Theatre 1. (Photo contributed)

Presentation sponsored by Salmon Arm Minor Hockey to get real about mental health

Inspirational speaker and mental health advocate featured, free admission, everyone welcome

Sponsored by Salmon Arm Minor Hockey, Justin Brien, professional presenter, will be speaking on mental health to parents, particularly of U15 and U18 players, and to players who wish to attend. The presentation will start at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Salmar Grand, Theatre 1. (Photo contributed)
An anonymous donor gave a million-plus dollar donation to the Shuswap Community Foundation for an endowment fund to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Shuswap. Pictured are Rob Marshall, Community Futures Shuswap; Lana Fitt, Salmon Arm Economic Development Society and Roger Parenteau, Shuswap Community Foundation. (Contributed)

Anonymous donor gives million-dollar gift to Shuswap small businesses

Shuswap Community Foundation tells city council of surprise donation

An anonymous donor gave a million-plus dollar donation to the Shuswap Community Foundation for an endowment fund to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Shuswap. Pictured are Rob Marshall, Community Futures Shuswap; Lana Fitt, Salmon Arm Economic Development Society and Roger Parenteau, Shuswap Community Foundation. (Contributed)
Astri Langford and Norma Leslie, dressed in their RCMSAR (Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue) Station 106 Shuswap T-shirts and sensible pants, dropped in to the popular She Shoe Swaps shoe sale Saturday, Sept. 24, at the indoor arena in Salmon Arm to try on some nonsensible shoes. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shopping at She Shoe Swaps for perfect ‘RCMSAR princess’ shoes

Many people came to have fun, shop and admire shoes and purses at the annual fundraiser

Astri Langford and Norma Leslie, dressed in their RCMSAR (Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue) Station 106 Shuswap T-shirts and sensible pants, dropped in to the popular She Shoe Swaps shoe sale Saturday, Sept. 24, at the indoor arena in Salmon Arm to try on some nonsensible shoes. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Firefighters were called to Shuswap Lake General Hospital Friday night, Sept. 23 to respond to a fire on Level 2 of the building, which the sprinkler system extinguished. Two patients were assessed for smoke inhalation. (File photo)

Damage from fire at Shuswap Lake General Hospital described as minor

Nineteen patients moved temporarily, firefighters pleased sprinkler system did its job

Firefighters were called to Shuswap Lake General Hospital Friday night, Sept. 23 to respond to a fire on Level 2 of the building, which the sprinkler system extinguished. Two patients were assessed for smoke inhalation. (File photo)
Launa Purcell, author of Heartbeat of the Earth, A Handbook on Connecting Children to Nature through Indigenous Teachings, signs books at the Anvil Coffee Collective in Salmon Arm on Sept. 22 with Wes Snukwa7, who did the photography for the book. They are joined by Wes’ father, Joe Wilson. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Indigenous teachings: Salmon Arm resident shares how to connect kids to nature

Author and photographer hold launch for new Heartbeat of the Earth handbook

Launa Purcell, author of Heartbeat of the Earth, A Handbook on Connecting Children to Nature through Indigenous Teachings, signs books at the Anvil Coffee Collective in Salmon Arm on Sept. 22 with Wes Snukwa7, who did the photography for the book. They are joined by Wes’ father, Joe Wilson. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm Council is being asked to waive city requirements to build a bike lane and add three streetlights at 1160 20th St. SE in Salmon Arm where the addition of a single family home is being proposed. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Salmon Arm council agrees bike lane, street lights too much for homeowner to fund

Plan to construct single family home and garage on farmland triggers costly upgrades

Salmon Arm Council is being asked to waive city requirements to build a bike lane and add three streetlights at 1160 20th St. SE in Salmon Arm where the addition of a single family home is being proposed. (City of Salmon Arm image)
The popular She Shoe Swaps shoe sale and Ooh-la-la purse raffle are coming up this Saturday, Sept 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SASCU Memorial Indoor Arena next to the Centenoka Park Mall on 3rd Street SW in Salmon Arm. All profits go to the SAFE Society, Shuswap Community Foundation and the Salmon Arm Rescue Unit. (Image by Mosharrof MoHo from Pixabay)

‘Best ever’ She Shoe Swaps fundraiser coming to Salmon Arm’s indoor arena

Popular event which supports local organizations to run Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The popular She Shoe Swaps shoe sale and Ooh-la-la purse raffle are coming up this Saturday, Sept 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SASCU Memorial Indoor Arena next to the Centenoka Park Mall on 3rd Street SW in Salmon Arm. All profits go to the SAFE Society, Shuswap Community Foundation and the Salmon Arm Rescue Unit. (Image by Mosharrof MoHo from Pixabay)
The Salmon Arm Fire Department’s new Tower 3 fire truck with its 104-foot ladder could be seen outside Hall 3 in downtown Salmon Arm Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 20, lights flashing, with the ladder moving up and down repeatedly. Fire Chief Brad Shirley assures it was just undergoing maintenance from the factory that built it. It’s in good shape, nothing alarming, no fire at Hall 3, he smiled. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Nothing alarming:’ Ladder on Salmon Arm’s new fire truck in good shape

Fire Chief Brad Shirley assures Tower 3 ladder’s repeated extensions were factory maintenance

The Salmon Arm Fire Department’s new Tower 3 fire truck with its 104-foot ladder could be seen outside Hall 3 in downtown Salmon Arm Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 20, lights flashing, with the ladder moving up and down repeatedly. Fire Chief Brad Shirley assures it was just undergoing maintenance from the factory that built it. It’s in good shape, nothing alarming, no fire at Hall 3, he smiled. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Improvements to Lakeshore Road are one of 10 projects listed as short-term priorities in Salmon Arm’s 2022 Corporate Strategic Plan. (File photo)

Council approves projects plan for City of Salmon Arm’s next 10 years

2022 strategic plan prioritizes projects, leaves ability for newly elected council to review it

Improvements to Lakeshore Road are one of 10 projects listed as short-term priorities in Salmon Arm’s 2022 Corporate Strategic Plan. (File photo)
The city’s planning department has proposed a change to the city’s R4, medium density zone, prompted by a 60-duplex, 120-unit housing project coming to 4400 and 4600 Canoe Beach Dr. NE in Canoe. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Council gives initial nod to expanding ownership models for Salmon Arm housing projects

Medium-density housing zone changing to facilitate strata ownership in multi-family developments

The city’s planning department has proposed a change to the city’s R4, medium density zone, prompted by a 60-duplex, 120-unit housing project coming to 4400 and 4600 Canoe Beach Dr. NE in Canoe. (City of Salmon Arm image)
The Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates forum on Oct. 4 for candidates running for Salmon Arm council in the Oct. 15 municipal election. (File photo)

Chamber announces all-candidates’ forum for Salmon Arm Council

Public invited to submit questions to chamber by midnight Sept. 28

The Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates forum on Oct. 4 for candidates running for Salmon Arm council in the Oct. 15 municipal election. (File photo)
Mountain bike crash leads to rescue above Larch Hills on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (File photo)

Shuswap Search and Rescue called when one of their own seriously injured

Volunteer mountain-biking above Larch Hills when he crashed

Mountain bike crash leads to rescue above Larch Hills on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (File photo)
Three mayoral candidates and 11 councillor candidates are vying for the one mayoral and six councillor positions on Salmon Arm council. (File photo)

Number of councillor candidates in Salmon Arm election drops

Still three people vying for mayor, councillor nominees reduced from 13 to 11

Three mayoral candidates and 11 councillor candidates are vying for the one mayoral and six councillor positions on Salmon Arm council. (File photo)
The Zest Commercial Food Hub and other opportunities for food autonomy are on the list of topics Salmon Arm council will bring up in a meeting with Agriculture Minister Lana Popham during the UBCM (Union of BC Municipalities) Convention in Whistler this week. (File photo)

Salmon Arm council to have ear of Premier Horgan, Liberal leader at UBCM

Council also promoting city with five B.C. ministers at UBCM convention

The Zest Commercial Food Hub and other opportunities for food autonomy are on the list of topics Salmon Arm council will bring up in a meeting with Agriculture Minister Lana Popham during the UBCM (Union of BC Municipalities) Convention in Whistler this week. (File photo)
Work continues Sept. 8 on a long-awaited new sidewalk for Shuswap Street in Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap Street in Salmon Arm gets long-awaited sidewalk replacement

Tight city budgeting during pandemic delays work on the deterioriating surface

Work continues Sept. 8 on a long-awaited new sidewalk for Shuswap Street in Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Shiean Black Kettle was last seen in Vernon area in August; she may have travelled to Quesnel or Prince George. (Salmon Arm RCMP image)

Salmon Arm RCMP would like public’s help locating missing woman

Friends and family say it is out of character for Shiean Black Kettle to be gone for so long

Shiean Black Kettle was last seen in Vernon area in August; she may have travelled to Quesnel or Prince George. (Salmon Arm RCMP image)