Salmon Arm council

Council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall are the site of council meetings as well as development and planning services committee meetings. (File photo)

Few Salmon Arm council meetings left before election to view incumbents at work

B.C. municipal election set for Oct. 15, council meeting on Oct. 24 cancelled

 

City councillors respond to letters regarding numbers growing of people who are homeless in Salmon Arm, explaining many agencies working to improve situation, solutions are complex. (File photo)

‘Empathy and compassion’: Councillors say don’t rush to judge homelessness in Salmon Arm

City councillor moved to tears by letter of woman whose daughter is addicted, living on street

 

On this map, which city staff said is a conceptual drawing for planning and discussion purposes only, the light red lines show how 9th Avenue NE would divert southward over three lots and then eastward to line up with the 8th Avenue NE intersection. The city is purchasing the lot at 881 30th St. NE. (City of Salmon Arm image)

City buying lot in Salmon Arm for future 9th Avenue NE improvements

Property to be used in years ahead when intersection near Tim Hortons can be changed

 

Discussions are taking place throughout August 2022 at the United Nations in New York to review the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. (United Nations Web TV)

Salmon Arm mayor writes to prime minister about nuclear weapons

Citizen urges council to express support for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons treaty

Discussions are taking place throughout August 2022 at the United Nations in New York to review the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. (United Nations Web TV)
Staff Sgt. Scott West of Salmon Arm RCMP addresses city council in January 2020, prior to Covid restrictions. (File photo)

As gas prices climb, so do thefts of fuel in the Shuswap

Salmon RCMP statistics show drop in break and enters, increase in thefts not related to homes

Staff Sgt. Scott West of Salmon Arm RCMP addresses city council in January 2020, prior to Covid restrictions. (File photo)
Six of seven municipal politicians have declared their intention to run in the 2022 civic election on Oct. 15 as well as one newcomer. Nominations close Sept. 9, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Six incumbents, one newcomer declare intentions to run in Salmon Arm race

City councillor Chad Eliason alone in deciding not to seek re-election, nominations close Sept. 9

Six of seven municipal politicians have declared their intention to run in the 2022 civic election on Oct. 15 as well as one newcomer. Nominations close Sept. 9, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Loud and Proud Celebration on Oct. 15, an outdoor concert kicking off the 2022 Salmon Arm Pride Project, will take place at the intersection of Hudson Avenue NE and McLeod Street SE. (File photo)

Loud and Proud Celebration outdoor concert to kick off 2022 Salmon Arm Pride Project

City council will contribute $5,000 to the event which will include performers, food trucks and info

The Loud and Proud Celebration on Oct. 15, an outdoor concert kicking off the 2022 Salmon Arm Pride Project, will take place at the intersection of Hudson Avenue NE and McLeod Street SE. (File photo)
City councillor Chad Eliason says he won’t be running in the October 2022 election after 17 years on Salmon Arm council. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Five-term Salmon Arm councillor decides he won’t be running in 2022

Curbside recycling, trails, free bus rides for kids were part of young councillor’s agenda on council

City councillor Chad Eliason says he won’t be running in the October 2022 election after 17 years on Salmon Arm council. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Armstrong Regional Cooperative general manager Jeff Payne (left), shown in this 2017 photo, is leaving the organization on July 22 after 20 years of service. (File photo)

Armstrong cooperative general manager moving on

Jeff Payne will be leaving organization after 20 years on July 22

Armstrong Regional Cooperative general manager Jeff Payne (left), shown in this 2017 photo, is leaving the organization on July 22 after 20 years of service. (File photo)
The majority of city council voted in favour of this design for a new Salmon Arm flag in May of 2021. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Students tell Salmon Arm council there’s still time to fix that flag

Grade 9 class first wrote to city politicians in early 2021 to say the new flag just doesn’t fly

The majority of city council voted in favour of this design for a new Salmon Arm flag in May of 2021. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Three triplexes are planned for this parcel at 1180 Old Auto Rd. SE in Salmon Arm. Council gave preliminary approval to a development permit application with variances at its June 20 development services meeting. (City of Salmon Arm image)

3 triplexes planned for parcel on Salmon Arm’s Old Auto Road

Units in the multi-family residential development will be equipped with wiring for solar panels

Three triplexes are planned for this parcel at 1180 Old Auto Rd. SE in Salmon Arm. Council gave preliminary approval to a development permit application with variances at its June 20 development services meeting. (City of Salmon Arm image)
A new three-building project which came to Salmon Arm's June 20 development services committee may resemble these developments that Blanleil Cranbrook Holdings Ltd. has done in Quesnel, Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Popeyes Chicken part of plans for three-building project in Salmon Arm

Two drive-thrus and Andre’s Electronics coming to west end of town

A new three-building project which came to Salmon Arm's June 20 development services committee may resemble these developments that Blanleil Cranbrook Holdings Ltd. has done in Quesnel, Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Work progresses on the Ross Street Underpass on June 14, 2022. The City of Salmon Arm and the contractor building the underpass have an agreement that calls for Lakeshore Drive downtown to be open during July and August 2022 to accommodate the tourist season. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Ross Street Underpass proponent wants Salmon Arm road closure lifted beyond summer

Shuswap Park Mall owner tells council a second Christmas season lost would be ‘very unfortunate’

Work progresses on the Ross Street Underpass on June 14, 2022. The City of Salmon Arm and the contractor building the underpass have an agreement that calls for Lakeshore Drive downtown to be open during July and August 2022 to accommodate the tourist season. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Single-use plastic bag ban to return to Salmon Arm on July 1, 2022. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)

Single-use plastic bag ban to soon return to Salmon Arm

City of Salmon Arm reminds residents, businesses that checkout bag bylaw comes into effect July 1

Single-use plastic bag ban to return to Salmon Arm on July 1, 2022. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)
A 28-lot subdivision in the Hillcrest area in Salmon Arm has run into a hitch because of a city requirement to put Telus and BC Hydro lines underground. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Salmon Arm developer questions city’s ethics in dispute over Telus lines

Resident objects to what he considers ‘afterthought’ requirement for utilities

A 28-lot subdivision in the Hillcrest area in Salmon Arm has run into a hitch because of a city requirement to put Telus and BC Hydro lines underground. (City of Salmon Arm image)
A Salmon Arm resident asked city council in May to institute a ban on unsolicited deliveries after receiving from a church an unwanted bag of plastic-wrapped pamphlets at her front door which ended up in the recycling bin. (File photo)

Unwanted delivery on doorknob in Salmon Arm spurs request for no-soliciting bylaw

Resident dismayed with package of religious pamphlets in plastic that end up in recycling

A Salmon Arm resident asked city council in May to institute a ban on unsolicited deliveries after receiving from a church an unwanted bag of plastic-wrapped pamphlets at her front door which ended up in the recycling bin. (File photo)
An artist’s rendering of a proposed eight-unit rental complex at 130 Shuswap St. SE in Salmon Arm, with the west side facing Shuswap Street on top and the southern outlook towards the Anglican church below it. (City of Salmon Arm)

After public hearing, council approves plan for 2 four-plexes on Shuswap Street

City politicians appreciate intention to save older-growth trees, also having rentals near downtown

An artist’s rendering of a proposed eight-unit rental complex at 130 Shuswap St. SE in Salmon Arm, with the west side facing Shuswap Street on top and the southern outlook towards the Anglican church below it. (City of Salmon Arm)
The agent for this property at 30 2nd St. SE in Salmon Arm has applied for an official community plan reversal to its 2011 status of residential in order to build a duplex on the parcel. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Official community plan reversal requested for Salmon Arm ‘fringe residential’ lot

Parcel changed from residential to commercial in 2012, now residential wanted for duplex

The agent for this property at 30 2nd St. SE in Salmon Arm has applied for an official community plan reversal to its 2011 status of residential in order to build a duplex on the parcel. (City of Salmon Arm image)
An application for a 14-lot subdivision at 1281 20th Ave. SW near Foothill Road in Salmon Arm includes a plan to retain the existing house on the property. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Plans for 14-lot subdivision in Salmon Arm praised for keeping existing home

Council gives preliminary approval to variance needed to retain house on parcel near Foothill Road

An application for a 14-lot subdivision at 1281 20th Ave. SW near Foothill Road in Salmon Arm includes a plan to retain the existing house on the property. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Salmon Arm council is concerned that a request from the Salmon Arm Mennonite Church to put up a large tent on a ball diamond at Blackburn Park at the end of July might conflict with ball games. (Kristal Burgess photography)

Request for big tent in Salmon Arm’s Blackburn Park rests on baseball needs

City council wants to check in with baseball organizations before OKing church plan

Salmon Arm council is concerned that a request from the Salmon Arm Mennonite Church to put up a large tent on a ball diamond at Blackburn Park at the end of July might conflict with ball games. (Kristal Burgess photography)