#Salmon Arm

The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association Awards were presented May 18, 2022, recognizing the many players, coaches, volunteers and more who contributed to the successful 2021-22 season. (Kristal Burgess Photography)

Salmon Arm Minor Hockey players, volunteers, coaches honoured

Minor hockey awards for the 2021-22 season presented in person

 

Michael Heater from Salmon Arm was the happy winner of the Lotto Max Extra draw on May 3, winning $500, 000. (BCLC photo)

Salmon Arm resident sets sights on new truck after lottery win

Matching all four Extra numbers on Lotto Max provides $500,000 prize

 

Keith Cox’s passion for plants and the great outdoors keeps him active working on trails in the Shuswap. (Barb Brouwer photo)

“It makes you feel good to contribute’: Keith Cox a Salmon Arm Hometown Hero

Cox nominated by Shuswap Trail Alliance for his countless hours of work

  • May 20, 2022

 

The new Liquor Coop at DeMille’s Farm Market in Salmon Arm, opening May 20, will feature B.C. craft wine, beer, spirits and ciders. (Image contributed)

DeMille’s to open Liquor Coop featuring B.C. wines, beer, spirits, cider

Local products as well as those from throughout the province to be sold May 20 and on

The new Liquor Coop at DeMille’s Farm Market in Salmon Arm, opening May 20, will feature B.C. craft wine, beer, spirits and ciders. (Image contributed)
Salmon Arm’s Starbucks opened in its new location at 1111 Lakeshore Dr. SW (near the waterslides) on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Starbucks reopens in new location

Mall at Piccadilly location closes after 10 years

  • May 19, 2022
Salmon Arm’s Starbucks opened in its new location at 1111 Lakeshore Dr. SW (near the waterslides) on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
One of the semi-trucks involved in the crash. (Facebook)
One of the semi-trucks involved in the crash. (Facebook)
Western painted turtles get their name from their western distribution and their finely detailed red, yellow and green markings. (John G. Woods photo)
Western painted turtles get their name from their western distribution and their finely detailed red, yellow and green markings. (John G. Woods photo)
School District 83 director of instruction Carol-Ann Leidloff and Superintendent Donna Kriger receive a $20,000 donation from Salmon Arm Rotary Club President Norm Brown. The funding is to support school food programs. (Contributed)

$20,000 donation from Salmon Arm Rotary Club to support school lunch programs

Around $150,000 has been donated in gift cards

  • May 18, 2022
School District 83 director of instruction Carol-Ann Leidloff and Superintendent Donna Kriger receive a $20,000 donation from Salmon Arm Rotary Club President Norm Brown. The funding is to support school food programs. (Contributed)
Sk’atsin Silvatech Ventures’ Ty Moynahan and Riley Conner remove narrow logs from an area of Little Mountain Park as part of the City of Salmon Arm’s ongoing wildfire fuel management efforts under its Community Wildfire Protection Plan. (File photo)

Concern raised over logging in Salmon Arm parks

Public meeting planned to take place at Little Mountain

  • May 18, 2022
Sk’atsin Silvatech Ventures’ Ty Moynahan and Riley Conner remove narrow logs from an area of Little Mountain Park as part of the City of Salmon Arm’s ongoing wildfire fuel management efforts under its Community Wildfire Protection Plan. (File photo)
Northyards Cider Co. at 3181 11th Ave. NE in Salmon Arm has applied to B.C.’s liquor branch to extend its liquor licence to include a lounge and patio area for up to 55 people. (City of Salmon Arm image)

More seats for cider proposed by Northyards Cider Co. in Salmon Arm

Application to Liquor Cannabis branch would add a lounge and patio area for a maximum of 55 people

Northyards Cider Co. at 3181 11th Ave. NE in Salmon Arm has applied to B.C.’s liquor branch to extend its liquor licence to include a lounge and patio area for up to 55 people. (City of Salmon Arm image)
The coveted Salty Dog Enduro medals wait to be awarded at the South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Update: Shuswap riders make their mark at Salty Dog Enduro

About 100 volunteers help keep things rolling at Salmon Arm mountain bike event

The coveted Salty Dog Enduro medals wait to be awarded at the South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
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 pictured on top and the southern outlook towards the Anglican church below it. (City of Salmon Arm)

Eight-unit rental complex planned for Salmon Arm’s Shuswap Street

Owner said rental units contemplated, older trees to be left on site in addition to landscaping

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 pictured on top and the southern outlook towards the Anglican church below it. (City of Salmon Arm)
The Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm will close its doors permanently on May 31, 2022. Plans are underway to come up with options that better meet the needs of people who are without homes. (File photo)

Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm to close its doors permanently May 31

Groups working together to provide options that better meet needs of individuals

The Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm will close its doors permanently on May 31, 2022. Plans are underway to come up with options that better meet the needs of people who are without homes. (File photo)
Stacey Clark, of team Bike Beauties, and fellow Salty Dog Enduro participants begin the six-hour individual and team ride at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salt, sweat and gears: Salty Dog Enduro riders conquer Salmon Arm trails

More than 400 riders take part in six-hour cycling event at South Canoe

Stacey Clark, of team Bike Beauties, and fellow Salty Dog Enduro participants begin the six-hour individual and team ride at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Friends Abreast Dragon Boat Team was born 20 years ago and has been providing support, camaraderie and exercise for dragon boaters since, as well as supporting charities and raising awareness of breast cancer and mammograms. (Contributed)

Shuswap’s Friends Abreast celebrates 20 years of paddling, supporting women’s health

Other teams followed in its wake, with several dragon boat festivals held in Salmon Arm

  • May 16, 2022
The Friends Abreast Dragon Boat Team was born 20 years ago and has been providing support, camaraderie and exercise for dragon boaters since, as well as supporting charities and raising awareness of breast cancer and mammograms. (Contributed)
City of Salmon Arm parks and facilities employee Dave Dollack removes a full garbage bag from one of the city’s eight-foot deep garbage cans. (Barb Brouwer photo)

False teeth, cell phones, wallets and other items retrieved from Salmon Arm trash cans

City bins often being used for disposing household garbage

  • May 16, 2022
City of Salmon Arm parks and facilities employee Dave Dollack removes a full garbage bag from one of the city’s eight-foot deep garbage cans. (Barb Brouwer photo)
Liam Spencer is excited to have won a gift card to the Shuswap Pie Company after competing in the pie eating contest at the Salty Dog Street Fest in downtown Salmon Arm on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

In Photos: Good times roll during Salty Dog Street Fest in downtown Salmon Arm

It was a busy Saturday on Hudson Avenue where people gathered for…

Liam Spencer is excited to have won a gift card to the Shuswap Pie Company after competing in the pie eating contest at the Salty Dog Street Fest in downtown Salmon Arm on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
This photo captures a big tent being put up in fairgrounds in Maple Ridge, B.C. Salmon Arm council has suggested the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds might be a good space for a big tent request from the Salmon Arm Mennonite Church. (Black Press Media file photo)
A big tent is being put up in the middle of the Albion Fairgrounds. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Church’s request for big tent in city park denied by Salmon Arm council

City council suggests fall fairgrounds as an option because ball diamonds may be in use

This photo captures a big tent being put up in fairgrounds in Maple Ridge, B.C. Salmon Arm council has suggested the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds might be a good space for a big tent request from the Salmon Arm Mennonite Church. (Black Press Media file photo)
A big tent is being put up in the middle of the Albion Fairgrounds. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for dash cam or surveillance video footage that may assist with a sexual assault investigation. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP seek suspect after three women reportedly groped by masked man

Incident occurred May 12 near 30th Street NE and 9th Avenue NE intersection

Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for dash cam or surveillance video footage that may assist with a sexual assault investigation. (File photo)
Brandon Sanford, who graduated from Salmon Arm Secondary in 2016, recently signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (Brandon Sanford Facebook photo)

Salmon Arm’s Brandon Sanford signed by Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Salmon Arm Secondary head coach calls announcement a feel-good story for former Golds player

Brandon Sanford, who graduated from Salmon Arm Secondary in 2016, recently signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (Brandon Sanford Facebook photo)