#Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm's Downtown Activity Centre is the site of a temporary emergency shelter until April 30, 2023. (File photo)

Salmon Arm councillor speaks to concerns around newly opened emergency shelter

Letter writer says children in day care in same building at ‘extreme risk’

 

Pictured is one example of a bike wash station. The Shuswap Trail Alliance is looking to build a bike wash station at the South Canoe trailhead. (Contributed)

Bike wash station proposed for South Canoe trailhead in Salmon Arm

City councillor suggests proposed amenity might also be used as a dog wash station

 

Members of the Shuswap Community Foundation’s YPAC receive a $75,000 donation from SASCU president and CEO Barry Delaney (back left). The money will bring SASCU’s Youth Endowment Fund up to $100,000. Interest from the fund goes to support youth-centred projects in the region. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Endowment fund for youth projects in the Shuswap given $75,000 boost

SASCU fund intended to have meaningful impact for youth in the region

Members of the Shuswap Community Foundation’s YPAC receive a $75,000 donation from SASCU president and CEO Barry Delaney (back left). The money will bring SASCU’s Youth Endowment Fund up to $100,000. Interest from the fund goes to support youth-centred projects in the region. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm council received a pair of letters critical of winter sidewalk conditions at the Jan. 23 council meeting. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm council unlikely to support bylaw requiring public to maintain sidewalks in winter

Residents encouraged to help others who aren’t capable of shovelling heavy snow

Salmon Arm council received a pair of letters critical of winter sidewalk conditions at the Jan. 23 council meeting. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Two horses eating out of the same bucket at Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in the Shuswap. The rescue is fundraising to buy hay at a half-price discount from a local farmer. (Contributed)

Shuswap horse rescue seeks support to take advantage of hay bale discount

Freedom’s Gate fundraising to purchase hay offered at half price

Two horses eating out of the same bucket at Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in the Shuswap. The rescue is fundraising to buy hay at a half-price discount from a local farmer. (Contributed)
A map showing the stretch of highway affected by vehicle removal west of Tappen on Jan. 25 2023. (AIM Roads/Facebook image)

Delays on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm due to vehicle removal

Eastbound lane to close for recovery of vehicle involved in crash

A map showing the stretch of highway affected by vehicle removal west of Tappen on Jan. 25 2023. (AIM Roads/Facebook image)
Chefs Deepak Chandra and Sanjay Chauhan recently opened Rangoli East Indian Kitchen + Bar at 111 Lakeshore Dr. (beside the downtown Askew’s Foods). Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Chefs bring unique flavours of Delhi to Salmon Arm

Sanjay Chauhan and Deepak Chandra open Rangoli East Indian Kitchen + Bar

Chefs Deepak Chandra and Sanjay Chauhan recently opened Rangoli East Indian Kitchen + Bar at 111 Lakeshore Dr. (beside the downtown Askew’s Foods). Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
People who were living in tents in Salmon Arm or staying at night in an insulated, heated sea can on the side of 3rd Street SE now have the option of staying overnight in a temporary winter shelter in the Downtown Activity Centre gym, in background. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

4 to 8 people use new emergency shelter in Salmon Arm for first few nights, opinions mixed

City to dismantle tent encampment this week across from Salvation Army building

People who were living in tents in Salmon Arm or staying at night in an insulated, heated sea can on the side of 3rd Street SE now have the option of staying overnight in a temporary winter shelter in the Downtown Activity Centre gym, in background. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Shuswap Recreation Society is looking to add a climbing wall to the Salmon Arm pool similar to the one at the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre. (David Gonella/Revelstoke Aquatic Centre/Youtube image)

A pair of play features in the works for Salmon Arm swimming pool

Increased use and need for lifegaurds contributing to capacity issues

The Shuswap Recreation Society is looking to add a climbing wall to the Salmon Arm pool similar to the one at the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre. (David Gonella/Revelstoke Aquatic Centre/Youtube image)
Magician Leif David finds spare change in the ears, and an armpit, of young audience members during his Unplug and Play/Family Literacy Week performance at the Salmar Classic on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Family Literacy Week off to a magical start in the Shuswap

Magician Leif David keeps young audience members in stitches

Magician Leif David finds spare change in the ears, and an armpit, of young audience members during his Unplug and Play/Family Literacy Week performance at the Salmar Classic on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Pictured are Gage Penney, dad Tyler, mom Marlena and sister Savannah. 
(Contributed)

‘Worst news imaginable’: Salmon Arm RCMP officer’s 9-year-old diagnosed with cancer

Fellow officers start fundraiser for family now living near BC Children’s Hospital

Pictured are Gage Penney, dad Tyler, mom Marlena and sister Savannah. 
(Contributed)
King’s Christian Thunder seniors girls basketball team won gold at the Cougar Classic Tournament held in Barriere on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm school’s senior girls basketball team sweeps competition at weekend tourney

King’s Christian Thunder take gold at Cougar Classic in Barriere

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King’s Christian Thunder seniors girls basketball team won gold at the Cougar Classic Tournament held in Barriere on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (Photo contributed)
An Enderby man was found not guilty in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops on Jan. 20, 2023 of all but one minor firearms charge in connection with an alleged armed robbery of a Salmon Arm liquor store in 2020. (Kamloops This Week file photo)

Enderby man found not guilty in 2020 robbery of Salmon Arm liquor store

Anthony Summers convicted of just one firearms charge

An Enderby man was found not guilty in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops on Jan. 20, 2023 of all but one minor firearms charge in connection with an alleged armed robbery of a Salmon Arm liquor store in 2020. (Kamloops This Week file photo)
Stephanie Schenkel (left) and Chloe Stunzi began their healthy animal feed delivery business, C&S Feeds, in October 2022. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm friends start business to provide animal owners with healthy feed options

C&S Feeds delivers wholesome, often single-ingredient feed around Shuswap, Okanagan

Stephanie Schenkel (left) and Chloe Stunzi began their healthy animal feed delivery business, C&S Feeds, in October 2022. (Contributed)
Chiropractors Jake Deeble and Jourdyne Mason teach kids about muscles, bones and their bodies before playing movement games at the Unplug and Play Anatomy and Movement class at Active Chiropractic, Jan. 21 2023. (Rebecca Willson photo)

Salmon Arm chiropractors hold body movement class and games for Unplug and Play

Children learned about muscles and bones, played and received free books

Chiropractors Jake Deeble and Jourdyne Mason teach kids about muscles, bones and their bodies before playing movement games at the Unplug and Play Anatomy and Movement class at Active Chiropractic, Jan. 21 2023. (Rebecca Willson photo)
Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie celebrating after winning a gold medal March 9 in the sprint event at the Zhangjiakou Biathlon Centre during the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. She has more to celebrate after winning gold in the biathlon event at the 2023 World Championships on her birthday. (Nordiq Canada image)

Salmon Arm skier Natalie Wilkie celebrates birthday with World Championship gold

Two-time Paralympian nabs her first ever biathlon medal

Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie celebrating after winning a gold medal March 9 in the sprint event at the Zhangjiakou Biathlon Centre during the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. She has more to celebrate after winning gold in the biathlon event at the 2023 World Championships on her birthday. (Nordiq Canada image)
Team Blaeser, made up of Kaiden Beck, Nolan Blaeser, Nolan Beck and Koen Hampshire and coach Dale Hofer are heading to the Under 18 Canadian Curling Championship in Timmins, Ont. next month and are fundraising for the trip. Team Tam out of Salmon Arm and Port Moody Curling Clubs are also fundraising to compete at the same tournament. (Team Blaeser/ Facebook)

Young Salmon Arm curlers fundraising for Canadian championships next month

Athletes continue to impress, winning top prizes at provincial and regional competitions

Team Blaeser, made up of Kaiden Beck, Nolan Blaeser, Nolan Beck and Koen Hampshire and coach Dale Hofer are heading to the Under 18 Canadian Curling Championship in Timmins, Ont. next month and are fundraising for the trip. Team Tam out of Salmon Arm and Port Moody Curling Clubs are also fundraising to compete at the same tournament. (Team Blaeser/ Facebook)
Pausing for a photo in the Salmon Arm office is Essie’s Place Executive Director Donovon Koch. Essie’s Place works to improve the quality of life for LGBTIQ2SA+ people in the Shuswap. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Quality of life: Survey shows psychological world for LGBTQ2S+ folks in Shuswap not good

Counselling now available through Essie’s Place pilot project, family members wanted for survey

Pausing for a photo in the Salmon Arm office is Essie’s Place Executive Director Donovon Koch. Essie’s Place works to improve the quality of life for LGBTIQ2SA+ people in the Shuswap. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
School District 83 trustees received an overview of what SOGI is and what it means for schools and students during a presentation at the Jan. 17 school board meeting. (Black Press file)

It’s about inclusion: North Okanagan-Shuswap trustees primed on SOGI in schools

‘It’s really cool to be yourself, whatever that looks like.’

School District 83 trustees received an overview of what SOGI is and what it means for schools and students during a presentation at the Jan. 17 school board meeting. (Black Press file)