Salmon Arm council

Applicant for a development permit at Jan. 17, 2022 planning meeting stated newest buildings on 20th Avenue SE near airport will be designed to appeal to commercial or industrial businesses that need to lease warehouse space to start or grow their business. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Salmon Arm council gives initial approval to ‘positive addition’ to industrial area

Development permit considered for two 8,000 sq.ft. warehouses for commercial storage near airport

 

City council approved a $960,000 cost on Jan. 10, 2022 for phase 1 of an upgrade of the aging public works building in Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

City of Salmon Arm’s Top Shop to be restored to tip-top shape

Council approves contract for phase 1 of renovation of the vintage-early ’80s public works building

 

City of Salmon Arm to consider becoming a ‘living wage’ employer. (File photo)

Council to ponder whether City of Salmon Arm should become ‘living wage’ employer

Two city councillors would like city staff to look into options and implications

 

Road crews have been busy during the first few days of 2022 as snow and ice have plagued city streets. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Snow budget in ‘good shape’ as Salmon Arm crews work to keep streets clear

Snow forecast for Saturday, then again Monday night, Jan. 10 through to Thursday, Jan. 13

Road crews have been busy during the first few days of 2022 as snow and ice have plagued city streets. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
City of Salmon Arm Coun. Sylvia Lindgren looks to the future and how diversity of opinion is crucial. (File photo)

Council report: Staying safe, engaged and connected in new year

Salmon Arm Coun. Sylvia Lindgren looks at hopes for the future

  • Dec 31, 2021
City of Salmon Arm Coun. Sylvia Lindgren looks to the future and how diversity of opinion is crucial. (File photo)
A medevac helicopter lands at the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm in 2017. (File photo)

Airport in Salmon Arm to recertify in order to keep providing medevac for region

Changes required to keep ‘certified’ status which allows scheduled flights would cost millions

A medevac helicopter lands at the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm in 2017. (File photo)
The T-hangars at the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm, along with the terminal building, are the only buildings the City of Salmon Arm owns at the airport. (Contributed)

City politician says parking planes in Salmon Arm cheaper than mooring boats

Council agrees to amount for three-year lease of hangars at Shuswap Regional Airport

The T-hangars at the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm, along with the terminal building, are the only buildings the City of Salmon Arm owns at the airport. (Contributed)
Some Canoe residents are not happy with the new four-way stop installed at the intersection of 50th Street and 70th Avenue NE, but the city’s traffic safety committee determined the four-way stop is the best solution. (File photo)

Traffic safety committee stands by four-way stop at Canoe intersection

Committee of ICBC, RCMP, Ministry of Transportation reps and city staff OK status quo

Some Canoe residents are not happy with the new four-way stop installed at the intersection of 50th Street and 70th Avenue NE, but the city’s traffic safety committee determined the four-way stop is the best solution. (File photo)
This conceptual rendering shows 60 units of student housing at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College. (Okanagan College image)

Zoning change means dorm design for Okanagan College in Salmon Arm will begin

Construction of student housing expected to begin in 2022

This conceptual rendering shows 60 units of student housing at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College. (Okanagan College image)
Andover Terrace retirement resort, pictured here in 2020 when a vintage car parade came through, was the subject of a request to council from residents who would like to see transit service expanded to the neighbourhood. (File photo)

Expanded bus service in Salmon Arm requested for Andover Terrace

Resident writes to city council on behalf of residents and staff asking for expanded route

Andover Terrace retirement resort, pictured here in 2020 when a vintage car parade came through, was the subject of a request to council from residents who would like to see transit service expanded to the neighbourhood. (File photo)
The City of Salmon Arm continues to see higher building permit values in 2020 and 2021 over those in 2019. (File photo)

Building permit totals in Salmon Arm continue to be high throughout 2021

Permits for residential construction top commercial and industrial in November

The City of Salmon Arm continues to see higher building permit values in 2020 and 2021 over those in 2019. (File photo)
The City of Salmon Arm will be reintroducing its ban on single-use plastic shopping bags on July 1, 2022. (Andy Bronson/The Herald)

‘Around the block’: Salmon Arm sets stage for return of ban on single-use plastic bags

An education period for customers will continue until July 1 when the prohibition begins

The City of Salmon Arm will be reintroducing its ban on single-use plastic shopping bags on July 1, 2022. (Andy Bronson/The Herald)
Very few individual and group requests for funds, called specific referrals, approved in City of Salmon Arm’s 2022 budget. (File photo)

Few organizations’ wishes granted due to tight Salmon Arm budget

Policing cost jump and other needs leave little for variety of requests from groups, individuals

Very few individual and group requests for funds, called specific referrals, approved in City of Salmon Arm’s 2022 budget. (File photo)
Some Canoe residents are not happy with the new four-way stop installed at the intersection of 50th Street and 70th Avenue NE, citing concerns about difficulties navigating the nearby hill when it’s icy. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Protest planned for 4-way stop in Canoe as concerns over slippery hill persist

Resident who brought concerns to Salmon Arm council organizing protest at intersection

Some Canoe residents are not happy with the new four-way stop installed at the intersection of 50th Street and 70th Avenue NE, citing concerns about difficulties navigating the nearby hill when it’s icy. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
In 2017, when Vernon hosted the 55+ BC Games, the flag is handed over to the Kimberly Cranbrook 2018 55+ Games at the closing ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 16. (File photo)

Salmon Arm making a bid to host the 2024 55+BC Games

Last Games were held in 2019, COVID-19 forced cancellations in 2020 and 2021

In 2017, when Vernon hosted the 55+ BC Games, the flag is handed over to the Kimberly Cranbrook 2018 55+ Games at the closing ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 16. (File photo)
Taxpayers in Salmon Arm will be paying a four per cent increase in taxes in 2022 due mainly to increases in the policing budget. (File photo)

Taxpayers in Salmon Arm to pay 4% hike mainly due to policing costs

One new officer for city, plus taxpayers to shoulder impact of wage raise in Canada-wide contract

Taxpayers in Salmon Arm will be paying a four per cent increase in taxes in 2022 due mainly to increases in the policing budget. (File photo)
Some Canoe residents are not happy with the new four-way stop installed at the intersection of 50th Street and 70th Avenue NE, citing concerns about difficulties navigating the nearby hill when it’s icy. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Ill-conceived idea’: New four-way stop in Canoe gets the red light from residents

Resident brings petition to council with concerns about navigating hill during icy conditions

Some Canoe residents are not happy with the new four-way stop installed at the intersection of 50th Street and 70th Avenue NE, citing concerns about difficulties navigating the nearby hill when it’s icy. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm council has been busy trying to reduce the tax increase that is projected in the city’s preliminary budget for 2022. (File photo)

Police costs in 2022 make up big chunk of proposed Salmon Arm tax increase

City council deliberates over where reduction of four per cent overall jump can be made

Salmon Arm council has been busy trying to reduce the tax increase that is projected in the city’s preliminary budget for 2022. (File photo)
Because mail delivery may be delayed by flood-damaged highways, Salmon Arm council has waived the 10 per cent penalty on late September-October metered utility bill payments. (File photo)

Salmon Arm waives penalty for late payment of metered utility bills due to mail delays

Canada Post has announced mail delivery may be slow due to highway closures

Because mail delivery may be delayed by flood-damaged highways, Salmon Arm council has waived the 10 per cent penalty on late September-October metered utility bill payments. (File photo)
A rainbow graces the sky above Blackburn Park during a soccer game in 2019. Shuswap Youth Soccer Association has proposed synthetic turf surfaces for the southwest corner of Blackburn Park. (File photo)

Soccer association proposes synthetic turf surfaces at Blackburn Park

City council takes time to clarify details of proposals

A rainbow graces the sky above Blackburn Park during a soccer game in 2019. Shuswap Youth Soccer Association has proposed synthetic turf surfaces for the southwest corner of Blackburn Park. (File photo)