Lachlan Labere

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (left) and Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, visit Salmon Arm in October, 1951. Image from the Denis Marshall Collection and courtesy of the Salmon Arm Museum at R.J. Haney Heritage Village.

Looking back: Salmon Arm gave royal welcome to Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth

Royals stopped in Tappen, Salmon Arm and Sicamous during 1951 tour of Western Canada

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (left) and Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, visit Salmon Arm in October, 1951. Image from the Denis Marshall Collection and courtesy of the Salmon Arm Museum at R.J. Haney Heritage Village.
Dustin Serviss of Serviss Wealth Management has partnered with the Salmon Arm Economic Development Society and the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce to deliver the city’s first 20 Under 40 program, designed to celebrate outstanding achievers and change makers in the Shuswap between the ages of 20 and 40. (Salmon Arm Economic Development Society image)

Salmon Arm entrepreneur aims to celebrate young community leaders

Nomination period for Salmon Arm’s Top 20 under 40 program closes April 16

Dustin Serviss of Serviss Wealth Management has partnered with the Salmon Arm Economic Development Society and the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce to deliver the city’s first 20 Under 40 program, designed to celebrate outstanding achievers and change makers in the Shuswap between the ages of 20 and 40. (Salmon Arm Economic Development Society image)
Housing isn’t being built fast enough to quell Salmon Arm’s current hot real estate market according to local realtors. (File photo)

Pandemic contributing to challenging time for home buyers throughout Okanagan, Shuswap

Realtors association says increased demand created ‘huge shock’ on supply

Housing isn’t being built fast enough to quell Salmon Arm’s current hot real estate market according to local realtors. (File photo)
School District 83 trustees are leaning towards an option in the school district’s Long Range Facilities Plan that favours making Salmon Arm secondary’s Sullivan campus (pictured) and Jackson campus both Grades 9-12 schools. (File photo)

School trustees leaning towards two Grade 9-12 campuses in Salmon Arm

Next steps for Long Range Facilities Plan to be discussed at April or May school board meeting

School District 83 trustees are leaning towards an option in the school district’s Long Range Facilities Plan that favours making Salmon Arm secondary’s Sullivan campus (pictured) and Jackson campus both Grades 9-12 schools. (File photo)
As of March 30, 2021, 16 teachers in School District 83 had exhausted their sick day entitlement. According to the school district, district employees are no longer required to use op their sick day entitlement when ordered to self-isolate. (File photo)

School District 83 teachers, staff won’t lose sick days when required to self-isolate

North Okanagan-Shuswap school district to give employees option to work from home, take paid leave

As of March 30, 2021, 16 teachers in School District 83 had exhausted their sick day entitlement. According to the school district, district employees are no longer required to use op their sick day entitlement when ordered to self-isolate. (File photo)
Kong, whose handsome face was shared in a Friday, April 1, post on the BC SPCA Facebook page, is up for adoption at the Nanaimo branch. (BC SPCA/Facebook image)

Pandemic increases demand for furry companionship in Shuswap, across province

BC SPCA can receive up to 100 applications for the same animal

Kong, whose handsome face was shared in a Friday, April 1, post on the BC SPCA Facebook page, is up for adoption at the Nanaimo branch. (BC SPCA/Facebook image)
Longtime Lakeshore Road residents Reid Fowler and Ellen Murray stand in Murray’s driveway, pointing to a part of the unstable route of particular concern to them and their neighbours. The two would like to see traffic on the busy road reduced primarily to locals only. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Residents of unstable, well-used Salmon Arm road suggest closure option

Lakeshore Road petition prioritizes use by locals, city collecting public input

Longtime Lakeshore Road residents Reid Fowler and Ellen Murray stand in Murray’s driveway, pointing to a part of the unstable route of particular concern to them and their neighbours. The two would like to see traffic on the busy road reduced primarily to locals only. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Kong, whose handsome face was shared in a Friday, April 1, post on the BC SPCA Facebook page, is up for adoption at the Nanaimo branch. (BC SPCA/Facebook image)

Pandemic increases demand for furry companionship in Shuswap, across province

BC SPCA can receive up to 100 applications for the same animal

Kong, whose handsome face was shared in a Friday, April 1, post on the BC SPCA Facebook page, is up for adoption at the Nanaimo branch. (BC SPCA/Facebook image)
The City of Salmon Arm has received an application seeking the expansion of the city’s urban containment boundary to include a 2.46 hectare portion of property where the Westgate Public Market is located. The applicant also seeks to redesignate the portion from Salmon Valley Agriculture to Highway Service/Tourist Commercial. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

City boundary expansion sought for land behind Salmon Arm shopping centre

Applicant also pursuing redesignation, A1 Agriculture to Service Commercial rezoning

The City of Salmon Arm has received an application seeking the expansion of the city’s urban containment boundary to include a 2.46 hectare portion of property where the Westgate Public Market is located. The applicant also seeks to redesignate the portion from Salmon Valley Agriculture to Highway Service/Tourist Commercial. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Brooke Drive interchange will go underneath Highway 1 into a traffic circle leading into Chase. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure image)

Second phase of Highway 1 widening project in Chase to start this spring

B.C. government expects 1.6-kilometre segment to be completed by fall 2023

The Brooke Drive interchange will go underneath Highway 1 into a traffic circle leading into Chase. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure image)
The Brooke Drive interchange will go underneath Highway 1 into a traffic circle leading into Chase. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure image)

Second phase of Highway 1 widening project in Chase to start this spring

B.C. government expects 1.6-kilometre segment to be completed by fall 2023

The Brooke Drive interchange will go underneath Highway 1 into a traffic circle leading into Chase. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure image)
A blaze west of Chase was at 22 hectares according to the BC Wildfire Service on the morning of Friday, April 2. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Update: Wildfire burning west of Chase not expected to grow

BC Wildfire Service reports blaze at 22 hectares

A blaze west of Chase was at 22 hectares according to the BC Wildfire Service on the morning of Friday, April 2. (BC Wildfire Service image)
A blaze west of Chase was at 22 hectares according to the BC Wildfire Service on the morning of Friday, April 2. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Update: Wildfire burning west of Chase not expected to grow

BC Wildfire Service reports blaze at 22 hectares

A blaze west of Chase was at 22 hectares according to the BC Wildfire Service on the morning of Friday, April 2. (BC Wildfire Service image)
The Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society is launching its first online fundraising auction, which will run April 6 to 20. (Shuswap Family Centre image)

Shuswap Family Centre to launch fundraising auction

Moneys raised will support numerous community programs offered by the non-profit

The Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society is launching its first online fundraising auction, which will run April 6 to 20. (Shuswap Family Centre image)
Although his restaurant has a large patio, Moose Mulligans owner Denny Loughran is frustrated with the recent public health order which shut down indoor dining across B.C. on short notice. (Jim Elliot-Eagle Valley News)

‘Don’t punish everyone because of Whistler and Big White:’ New rules frustrate Shuswap restaurateurs

Business owners upset with B.C. government not providing advance notice

Although his restaurant has a large patio, Moose Mulligans owner Denny Loughran is frustrated with the recent public health order which shut down indoor dining across B.C. on short notice. (Jim Elliot-Eagle Valley News)
Although his restaurant has a large patio, Moose Mulligans owner Denny Loughran is frustrated with the recent public health order which shut down indoor dining across B.C. on short notice. (Jim Elliot-Eagle Valley News)

New COVID-19 rules frustrate Shuswap restaurateurs

Business owners upset with B.C. government not providing advance notice

Although his restaurant has a large patio, Moose Mulligans owner Denny Loughran is frustrated with the recent public health order which shut down indoor dining across B.C. on short notice. (Jim Elliot-Eagle Valley News)
The Shuswap Trail Alliance’s Lori Schneider Wood, centre, receives help from Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus students in decommissioning a trail in Salmon Arm’s Pileated Woods park. (File photo)
The Shuswap Trail Alliance’s Lori Schneider Wood, centre, receives help from Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus students in decommissioning a trail in Salmon Arm’s Pileated Woods park. (File photo)
Shuswap Trail Alliance co-founder and executive director, Phil McIntyre-Paul (red shirt), seen here at a volunteer trail day in 2007 working on the Larch Hills Traverse between Salmon Arm and Sicamous, will hand over executive director responsibilities to Jen Bellhouse on June 1st and assume a new role as Senior Consultant on trail projects. (Ian Clay photo)

Shuswap trails trailblazers to be honoured

Shuswap Trail Alliance to pay tribute to Phil McIntyre-Paul and Lori Schneider Wood

Shuswap Trail Alliance co-founder and executive director, Phil McIntyre-Paul (red shirt), seen here at a volunteer trail day in 2007 working on the Larch Hills Traverse between Salmon Arm and Sicamous, will hand over executive director responsibilities to Jen Bellhouse on June 1st and assume a new role as Senior Consultant on trail projects. (Ian Clay photo)
Salmon Arm resident Rudi Ingenhorst listens to the lengthy series of pre-recorded messages one must navigate when booking a COVID-19 vaccination through Interior Health. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm residents frustrated in efforts to book COVID-19 vaccination

Interior Health says clinics being added, as well as online registration system

Salmon Arm resident Rudi Ingenhorst listens to the lengthy series of pre-recorded messages one must navigate when booking a COVID-19 vaccination through Interior Health. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm resident Rudi Ingenhorst listens to the lengthy series of pre-recorded messages one must navigate when booking a COVID-19 vaccination through Interior Health. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm residents frustrated in efforts to book COVID-19 vaccination

Interior Health says clinics being added, as well as online registration system

Salmon Arm resident Rudi Ingenhorst listens to the lengthy series of pre-recorded messages one must navigate when booking a COVID-19 vaccination through Interior Health. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)