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Cilla Budda addresses Salmon Arm council on Oct. 12 regarding a performing arts centre for the community. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Performing arts centre proponents looking for City of Salmon Arm parcel

Council asked if former Mino’s restaurant property available or land behind Downtown Activity Centre

 

Silver Creek Elementary will be home to School District 83’s Seamless Day pilot project where before and after school care will be made available for primary students and their school-aged siblings. (File photo)

Before and after school care initiative to launch in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Silver Creek Elementary selected for Seamless Day Pilot Project

 

Kate Fagervik, artistic director of the Salmon Arm Pride Project, and organizer Althea Mongerson stand in the Pride Palace across Hudson Avenue from the art gallery on Monday, Oct. 18, the beginning of the Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival continuing to Oct. 24. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Support for Salmon Arm’s Pride Project Festival delights organizers

Events include guided walks, art exhibition, craft sales, digital film festival and more

 

Bastion Elementary music students hope to showcase Salmon Arm when they film their entry in this year’s CBC Music Class Challenge at the base of the giant treble clef sculpture on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (File photo)

Small but mighty singers to showcase Salmon Arm in national school music challenge

Bastion Elementary music students to perform with guests at city’s giant treble clef

Bastion Elementary music students hope to showcase Salmon Arm when they film their entry in this year’s CBC Music Class Challenge at the base of the giant treble clef sculpture on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (File photo)
These dancers from Shuswap Dance Center are among the participants in the first-ever Dancing with the Shuswap Stars junior event to raise money for Shuswap Hospice. (Raelynn Heppel photo)

Young Dancing with the Shuswap Stars contestants seeking stars for hospice

Junior championship entries can be viewed and supported online

  • Oct 18, 2021
These dancers from Shuswap Dance Center are among the participants in the first-ever Dancing with the Shuswap Stars junior event to raise money for Shuswap Hospice. (Raelynn Heppel photo)
Ali Balloun and Julia Body rehearse for Shuswap Theatre’s upcoming production of Hilda’s Yard. The Norm Foster play, being directed by Chris Iverson, runs Oct. 29 to Nov. 13. (Shuswap Theatre photo)

Couple finds nest suddenly not so empty in upcoming Shuswap Theatre production

Norm Foster’s Hilda’s Yard to play Oct. 29 to Nov. 13

  • Oct 18, 2021
Ali Balloun and Julia Body rehearse for Shuswap Theatre’s upcoming production of Hilda’s Yard. The Norm Foster play, being directed by Chris Iverson, runs Oct. 29 to Nov. 13. (Shuswap Theatre photo)
From left: Lindsay Kusisto (Paul’s sister), Allyson Wagner, Jennell Stanley, Chris Pieper (Anita’s husband), Jordan Stanley, Chad Pieper (Anita’s son) and Chad Wagner, at the site of the new Buddy Bench installed in honour of Paul Whyte at Bastion Elementary in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)

‘Buddy Bench’ installed at Salmon Arm school in memory of former student

Paul Whyte attended Bastion Elementary from 1993-97, and passed away in 2020

From left: Lindsay Kusisto (Paul’s sister), Allyson Wagner, Jennell Stanley, Chris Pieper (Anita’s husband), Jordan Stanley, Chad Pieper (Anita’s son) and Chad Wagner, at the site of the new Buddy Bench installed in honour of Paul Whyte at Bastion Elementary in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm Secondary graduate Michael Worobey, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, provides information on the coronavirus and vaccine. (Contributed)

Renowned virus specialist raised in Salmon Arm recommends more COVID rapid testing

Michael Worobey says vaccines ‘incredibly safe,’ still effective against delta variant

Salmon Arm Secondary graduate Michael Worobey, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, provides information on the coronavirus and vaccine. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm RCMP reported a break in at a property in the northeast of Salmon Arm on Oct. 10, 2021. (File photo)

RCMP searching for person who broke into Salmon Arm residence through sliding window

Police seek information, reports of possible similar incidents

Salmon Arm RCMP reported a break in at a property in the northeast of Salmon Arm on Oct. 10, 2021. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Salvation Army Lt. Joel Torrens and Keli Westgate Lekker Land Design have been working together with other community partners, including the Shuswap Food Action Society, on the creation of a food forest on the Salvation Army property at 441 3rd Street SW. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Community food forest taking root at Salmon Arm Salvation Army property

Edible landscape designed to require less maintenance and watering

Salmon Arm Salvation Army Lt. Joel Torrens and Keli Westgate Lekker Land Design have been working together with other community partners, including the Shuswap Food Action Society, on the creation of a food forest on the Salvation Army property at 441 3rd Street SW. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Staff Sgt. Scott West helps School District 83 bus driver Leanne Blurton and Salmon Arm West elementary students demonstrate when it’s OK to safely cross the road at a school bus stop. (File photo)

Opinion: Give North Okanagan-Shuswap school bus drivers a brake

School Bus Safety Week takes place Oct. 17-23

  • Oct 15, 2021
Staff Sgt. Scott West helps School District 83 bus driver Leanne Blurton and Salmon Arm West elementary students demonstrate when it’s OK to safely cross the road at a school bus stop. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks to host rival Vernon Vipers tonight, Friday, June 15, at the Shaw Centre for their regular-season home opener. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks take on rival Vipers in home opener

Puck drop at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at Shaw Centre

Salmon Arm Silverbacks to host rival Vernon Vipers tonight, Friday, June 15, at the Shaw Centre for their regular-season home opener. (File photo)
Rob Fleming (left), B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure, visited the Salmon Arm West Highway 1 project site on Oct. 14, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Rob Fleming (left), B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure, visited the Salmon Arm West Highway 1 project site on Oct. 14, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison said the city wishes to do an assessment on the condition of heritage building at 31 Hudson Avenue, the former home of the Seniors Drop-in Centre. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

What’s next for Salmon Arm heritage building?

Mayor says assessment will help with decisions on facility’s future use

Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison said the city wishes to do an assessment on the condition of heritage building at 31 Hudson Avenue, the former home of the Seniors Drop-in Centre. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Janice Cannon, right, of Little Red Hen Artisan Bakery, boxes up a selection of items for a customer at the 2019 Downtown Farmer’s Market in Salmon Arm. The market will move to Hudson Ave NE on Oct. 16 and Oct. 23, 2021. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s Farmer’s Market to move temporarily to Hudson Avenue

Construction of Ross Street Underpass necessitates two-week move away from Ross Street Plaza

Janice Cannon, right, of Little Red Hen Artisan Bakery, boxes up a selection of items for a customer at the 2019 Downtown Farmer’s Market in Salmon Arm. The market will move to Hudson Ave NE on Oct. 16 and Oct. 23, 2021. (File photo)
Pictured are four examples of the five Club Cadet mowers reported stolen from a Salmon Arm business on Oct. 12, 2021. (Contributed)

More than $60,000 worth of riding mowers stolen from Salmon Arm business

Police ask for public’s help in locating ‘distinctive yellow mowers’

Pictured are four examples of the five Club Cadet mowers reported stolen from a Salmon Arm business on Oct. 12, 2021. (Contributed)
John “Jack” Bryce and Brad Murphy of Revelstoke Paragliding soar over Revelstoke together on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The flight was how John chose to celebrate his 88th birthday. (Contributed)

88-year-old Shuswap thrill seeker fulfills wish to soar in a paraglider

John Bryce joined Revelstoke Paragliding for flight from 6,000 feet

John “Jack” Bryce and Brad Murphy of Revelstoke Paragliding soar over Revelstoke together on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The flight was how John chose to celebrate his 88th birthday. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm Coun. Tim Lavery said Oct. 12 he would like elected officials from School District 83 to provide council with a presentation regarding the fifth option proposed for school configurations in the long range facilities plan. He stressed he was speaking only for himself. (File photo)

Salmon Arm councillor says school district consultation on schools plan lacking

Coun. Tim Lavery’s personal position is that council should receive presentation on fifth option

Salmon Arm Coun. Tim Lavery said Oct. 12 he would like elected officials from School District 83 to provide council with a presentation regarding the fifth option proposed for school configurations in the long range facilities plan. He stressed he was speaking only for himself. (File photo)
Artist Adam Meikle works Oct. 12 on a mural of larch trees to adorn the foyer of Larch Place in Salmon Arm, the first of three buildings constructed at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Third Street SW, an affordable housing project of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Shuswap Revelstoke Branch, and BC Housing. Meikle said he has several more hours of work to do on the project, with a lot more foliage on the way. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Adding warmth and light to the foyer of Salmon Arm’s Larch Place

Artist Adam Meikle is creating a mural featuring the honoured tree of an affordable housing building

Artist Adam Meikle works Oct. 12 on a mural of larch trees to adorn the foyer of Larch Place in Salmon Arm, the first of three buildings constructed at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Third Street SW, an affordable housing project of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Shuswap Revelstoke Branch, and BC Housing. Meikle said he has several more hours of work to do on the project, with a lot more foliage on the way. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A COVID-19 cluster was identified among a Grade 2 class at Sorrento Elementary, which is closed for the week due to staffing constraints stemming from COVID-19 exposures. (Google image)

COVID-19 cluster confirmed at Shuswap elementary school

Sorrento Elementary Grade 2 class advised to self-isolate and/or self-monitor

A COVID-19 cluster was identified among a Grade 2 class at Sorrento Elementary, which is closed for the week due to staffing constraints stemming from COVID-19 exposures. (Google image)