#Salmon Arm

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

 

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

 

To mark this dominant year of the Adams River sockeye salmon run, the Little Shuswap Lake Band is hosting a series of Indigenous cultural events at Tsútswecw Provincial Park from Sept. 30 to Oct. 23. (File photo)

We are all related: 5-Band Salute to celebrate Secwépemc culture, return of sockeye salmon

Salute begins Friday with cultural demonstrations, storytelling, walking tours

  • Sep 29, 2022

 

A Salmon Arm candidate election sign lay crumpled at the intersection of 20th Street SE and Auto Road SE on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm resident startles election sign thieves, winds up with collection of candidates

Candidates frustrated by thefts and related costs

  • Sep 28, 2022
A Salmon Arm candidate election sign lay crumpled at the intersection of 20th Street SE and Auto Road SE on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A Transition Marketing Services is placed among actual election campaign signs at the intersection of Auto Road SE and 20th Street SE in Salmon Arm on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Enderby company uses election to launch unique advertising campaign

Election-sign lookalikes placed among other campaign signs in Salmon Arm, North Okanagan

A Transition Marketing Services is placed among actual election campaign signs at the intersection of Auto Road SE and 20th Street SE in Salmon Arm on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
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)
From the May 14, 1975 Observer, "Centennial School teacher Val Heckrodt checks attendance Friday prior to leaving on a four day trip to the coast. The 23 students planned to visit the legislature, provincial museum, Stanley Park, and many other attractions. Six adults and 13 counsellors accompanied the children." Image courtesy the Salmon Arm Observer collection in the archives at R.J.Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

Shuswap history in pictures: Field trip

From the May 14, 1975 Observer, “Centennial School teacher Val Heckrodt checks…

  • Sep 27, 2022
From the May 14, 1975 Observer, "Centennial School teacher Val Heckrodt checks attendance Friday prior to leaving on a four day trip to the coast. The 23 students planned to visit the legislature, provincial museum, Stanley Park, and many other attractions. Six adults and 13 counsellors accompanied the children." Image courtesy the Salmon Arm Observer collection in the archives at R.J.Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
Nick Parsons with his prize winning pumpkin at Green Acres. The Gleneden farm is hosting a pumpkin patch fundraiser on Oct. 15, with proceeds from pumpkin sales going to Second Harvest food bank. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm farm to hold pumpkin patch fundraiser for Second Harvest food bank

300 pumpkins will be ready for picking at Oct. 15 event

  • Sep 27, 2022
Nick Parsons with his prize winning pumpkin at Green Acres. The Gleneden farm is hosting a pumpkin patch fundraiser on Oct. 15, with proceeds from pumpkin sales going to Second Harvest food bank. (Contributed)
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)
Mandee Johnson, Jackie Chanda and Paivi Sarre look over some of the clothing that will be modeled in a Hudson Thrift Shoppe fashion show from 4:30 to 7:30 Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (Barb Brouwer photo)

Salmon Arm CMHA thrift shop fashion show to support programming for youth

Event intended to raise awareness around mental health

  • Sep 24, 2022
Mandee Johnson, Jackie Chanda and Paivi Sarre look over some of the clothing that will be modeled in a Hudson Thrift Shoppe fashion show from 4:30 to 7:30 Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (Barb Brouwer photo)
The Loud and Proud Celebration on Oct. 15 kicks off the 2022 Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival. (Contributed)

Loud and Proud Celebration kicks off Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival

Festival to offer series of arts events that run until October 23

  • Sep 23, 2022
The Loud and Proud Celebration on Oct. 15 kicks off the 2022 Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival. (Contributed)
Candidates running for Salmon Arm mayor include (top, left to right) Nancy Cooper, Alan Harrison and Luke Norrie. Running for a seat on council are (middle) Daniel Bardy, Debbie Cannon, Brian Fletcher, Kevin Flynn, David Gonella, Debbie Haukedal, (bottom) Robert Johnson, Tim Lavery, Sylvia Lindgren, Louise Wallace Richmond and Kristine Wickner.

Election 2022: Salmon Arm council candidates introduce themselves

Three candidates running for mayor, 11 for six seats on city council

  • Sep 23, 2022
Candidates running for Salmon Arm mayor include (top, left to right) Nancy Cooper, Alan Harrison and Luke Norrie. Running for a seat on council are (middle) Daniel Bardy, Debbie Cannon, Brian Fletcher, Kevin Flynn, David Gonella, Debbie Haukedal, (bottom) Robert Johnson, Tim Lavery, Sylvia Lindgren, Louise Wallace Richmond and Kristine Wickner.
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)
Gemma and Meika Hunter and mother Amanda Toms emerge from the haunted house at the Salmon Arm Arts Centre, part of the 2019 Downtown Salmon Arm Treat Trail. (File photo)

Downtown Treat Trail, Spooktacular returning to Salmon Arm

Loud and Proud Celebration concerts to kick off Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival

Gemma and Meika Hunter and mother Amanda Toms emerge from the haunted house at the Salmon Arm Arts Centre, part of the 2019 Downtown Salmon Arm Treat Trail. (File photo)
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)
Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>

Historical whodunit: Tale of foul play part of Salmon Arm cemetery tour

Tour planned for old section of Mt. Ida Cemetery

  • Sep 21, 2022
Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>
The photo of Queen Elizabeth II in the council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall was draped with a black scarf following her death in keeping with provincial and federal protocols. (Salmon Arm Observer photo)

Death of Queen Elizabeth II marked at Salmon Arm city hall

Portrait draped with black in keeping with federal, provincial protocols

The photo of Queen Elizabeth II in the council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall was draped with a black scarf following her death in keeping with provincial and federal protocols. (Salmon Arm Observer photo)