#Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm’s SASCU Recreation Centre has been the base of operation for Interior Health’s local COVID-19 immunization efforts. (File photo)

‘Now is the time to be urgent’: Salmon Arm mayor wants vaccination numbers higher

Revelstoke leads Interior towns in terms of population vaccinated, Vernon and Salmon Arm rates lower

 

The Shaw Centre will be open for walkers above the Spectator arena on Saturday, July 31 to provide relief from the wildfire smoke. (File photo)

Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm to be open for walkers July 31 to escape smoke

Centre is also open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but not Monday, Aug. 2

 

Alexander Street, between Hudson Avenue NE and Lakeshore Drive NE, gets a fresh coat of paint in preparation for the return of the Alexander Plaza downtown market. (Downtown Salmon Arm photo)

Smoke, hot weather delay return of Salmon Arm’s Alexander Plaza

Saturday downtown market includes artisans, vendors and live music

 

City of Salmon Arm staff and residents are concerned complaints about local licensed residential cannabis grow operations are not being heard by Health Canada. (File photo)

Salmon Arm residents, city frustrated with Health Canada on cannabis odour concerns

City staff say there is no consultation around licensing of home grow operations

City of Salmon Arm staff and residents are concerned complaints about local licensed residential cannabis grow operations are not being heard by Health Canada. (File photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP would like the public’s help locating this travel trailer stolen in the early morning hours of July 25. (Contributed)

RCMP want public’s help locating trailer stolen in Salmon Arm

Two suspects observed at RV dealership between 4 and 5 a.m. July 25

Salmon Arm RCMP would like the public’s help locating this travel trailer stolen in the early morning hours of July 25. (Contributed)
Line West Ltd. staff add a purple stripe to the triple-rainbow crosswalk going in at the intersection of Hudson Avenue NE and McLeod Street SE, near the Salmon Arm Arts Centre. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Road closed as triple-rainbow crosswalk painted in downtown Salmon Arm

Crosswalk part of ongoing effort to make Salmon Arm a safe and inclusive place

Line West Ltd. staff add a purple stripe to the triple-rainbow crosswalk going in at the intersection of Hudson Avenue NE and McLeod Street SE, near the Salmon Arm Arts Centre. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Air quality in Salmon Arm has been dismal recently, as this example of fallen ash from wildfires on the morning of July 27 illustrates. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Two citizen-owned air quality sensors in Salmon Arm help fill monitor gap

Provincial monitors in Kamloops, Vernon don’t cover Shuswap atmosphere

Air quality in Salmon Arm has been dismal recently, as this example of fallen ash from wildfires on the morning of July 27 illustrates. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Blake Lawson was recognized as one the Shuswap’s outstanding community leaders in the 2021 Salmon Arm Top 20 Under 40 program. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm’s Top 20 under 40: Blake Lawson

Program recognizes the region’s young community leaders.

  • Jul 28, 2021
Blake Lawson was recognized as one the Shuswap’s outstanding community leaders in the 2021 Salmon Arm Top 20 Under 40 program. (Contributed)
Birch Place, the second of three buildings to open in the affordable housing development at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Third Street SW in Salmon Arm, opened June 1, 2021, with the third building, Cedar Place, expected to open in late fall 2021. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

First two new BC Housing buildings in Salmon Arm all but full

Building for people without permanent housing expected to open in late fall, staff needed

Birch Place, the second of three buildings to open in the affordable housing development at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Third Street SW in Salmon Arm, opened June 1, 2021, with the third building, Cedar Place, expected to open in late fall 2021. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The Children’s Museum and Discovery Centre opens its doors at RJ Haney Heritage Village on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Contributed)

Kids welcome to discover, learn and play at new Salmon Arm attraction

Children’s Museum and Discovery Centre opens at RJ Haney Heritage Village on July 30

The Children’s Museum and Discovery Centre opens its doors at RJ Haney Heritage Village on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Contributed)
The fire was discovered on Saturday, July 24. (Screen shot)

UPDATE: Noisy Creek fire outside Salmon Arm now under control

The fire is still labeled as “new” by BC Wildfire and was discovered on Saturday, July 24

The fire was discovered on Saturday, July 24. (Screen shot)
Salmon Arm firefighters responded to a fire at the city landfill on the morning of Friday, July 23, 2021. (Shuswap Emergency Program photo)

Salmon Arm firefighters douse fire at city landfill

Crews from all firehalls responded as a precaution

Salmon Arm firefighters responded to a fire at the city landfill on the morning of Friday, July 23, 2021. (Shuswap Emergency Program photo)
Funding was approved for a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure project involving the four-laning of Highway 1 between the Tappen Valley Road and Ford Road intersections. (Google image)

Four-laning planned for Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm

Funding approved for project between Tappen Valley Road and Ford Road intersections

Funding was approved for a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure project involving the four-laning of Highway 1 between the Tappen Valley Road and Ford Road intersections. (Google image)
A September 2021 court date is set for a Salmon Arm man charged with possessing child and distributing child pornography. (File photo)

Salmon Arm man charged with possessing, distributing child pornography

June 25 arrest followed two-year police investigation

A September 2021 court date is set for a Salmon Arm man charged with possessing child and distributing child pornography. (File photo)
Secwepemc storyteller Kenthen Thomas is one of the 11 artists/musicians featured on WOW: The Wharf Sessions, a digital album that celebrates the spirit of Wednesday on the Wharf. (Kristal Burgess photo)

Salmon Arm’s Wednesday on the Wharf experience available for streaming

WOW: The Wharf Sessions features 11 local musicians/artists

  • Jul 21, 2021
Secwepemc storyteller Kenthen Thomas is one of the 11 artists/musicians featured on WOW: The Wharf Sessions, a digital album that celebrates the spirit of Wednesday on the Wharf. (Kristal Burgess photo)
The wildfire near Sicamous on July 20, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Sicamous care home proactively evacuated due to 2 Mile Road wildfire

Around 1,000 Sicamous residents have been ordered to evacuate their homes

The wildfire near Sicamous on July 20, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service image)
A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)

Full-time paramedics, 24/7 staffing a good start for rural B.C. communities: Union

Former paramedic says $2-an-hour on-call shifts demoralizing

A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)
Downtown Salmon Arm has seen several new businesses open in recent months. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Downtown Salmon Arm retail space in demand

Community organizations look at ways to target new business, diversify

Downtown Salmon Arm has seen several new businesses open in recent months. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The new fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size and a cause has yet to be determined (Screen shot)

Wildfire sparks near Yankee Flats

The new fire is 0.01 ha in size and is exact location has yet to be determined

The new fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size and a cause has yet to be determined (Screen shot)
Chicken-Like Bids’ Ari Lantela and Jasmin Frederickson warm up the audience at Salmon Arm’s Songsparrow Hall during the venue’s first concert open to the public on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Musicians, audience grateful for opening of new Salmon Arm concert hall

After more than a year of planning and preparation, Song Sparrow Hall owners host first concert

Chicken-Like Bids’ Ari Lantela and Jasmin Frederickson warm up the audience at Salmon Arm’s Songsparrow Hall during the venue’s first concert open to the public on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)