Martha Wickett

Piles of ashes and debris are all that is left of the family home of Wes Snukwa (Wilson) after a fire swept through Lytton on June 30, 2021. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap man shocked, saddened by investigation of Lytton fire

Rebuilding plans another source of sadness as residents told of possible delay of two to three years

Piles of ashes and debris are all that is left of the family home of Wes Snukwa (Wilson) after a fire swept through Lytton on June 30, 2021. (Photo contributed)
Yard waste collection to take place in Salmon Arm the week of Nov. 1 (File photo)

Leave your leaves at the curb in Salmon Arm during week of Nov. 1

Yard waste to be in compostable paper bags, different curbside collection zones have different days

Yard waste collection to take place in Salmon Arm the week of Nov. 1 (File photo)
City council gave preliminary approval at the city’s Oct. 18 planning meeting for a rezoning at 1450 13th Ave. SE to allow secondary suites on a large lot in the Hillcrest neighbourhood. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Secondary suite rezoning may precede future subdivision in Salmon Arm

Room on large lot in Hillcrest neighbourhood for more than one home if wanted

City council gave preliminary approval at the city’s Oct. 18 planning meeting for a rezoning at 1450 13th Ave. SE to allow secondary suites on a large lot in the Hillcrest neighbourhood. (City of Salmon Arm image)
RCMP request help in their investigation of the shooting and killing of a horse on Grandview Bench Road in early October. (File photo)

RCMP request help in shooting death of horse near Salmon Arm

Police say killing took place between Oct. 8 and 9

RCMP request help in their investigation of the shooting and killing of a horse on Grandview Bench Road in early October. (File photo)
The Salmar Cinemas will be ruled by Interior Health COVID-19 restrictions as they supersede the province’s opening up of regulations. (Contributed)

Interior Health restrictions likely mean B.C.’s lifting of COVID-19 rules delayed in Shuswap

Two sets of regulations spark anger targeted at business managers

The Salmar Cinemas will be ruled by Interior Health COVID-19 restrictions as they supersede the province’s opening up of regulations. (Contributed)
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

Cilla Budda addresses Salmon Arm council on Oct. 12 regarding a performing arts centre for the community. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Chase RCMP respond to reports of reckless driving on Oct. 10 which they say led them to the site of a collision on Highway 1. (File photo)

Erratic driving may have caused collison, roll-over on Highway 1 west of Chase

Chase RCMP received reports of vehicle being driven recklessly before they reached site of crash

Chase RCMP respond to reports of reckless driving on Oct. 10 which they say led them to the site of a collision on Highway 1. (File photo)
Chase RCMP searched to no avail for a suspect in an alleged assault in Chase on Oct. 14. (File photo)

Chase RCMP unable to locate suspect in alleged assault of girl

Police receive report of assault near skate park on Oct. 14 in Shuswap community

Chase RCMP searched to no avail for a suspect in an alleged assault in Chase on Oct. 14. (File photo)
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

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)
This conceptual rendering shows 60 units of student housing at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College with construction expected to begin in 2022 and be completed by 2024. (Okanagan College image)

Student housing at Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus moving forward

Construction of 60-bed dormitory expected to begin in 2022, zoning amendment required

This conceptual rendering shows 60 units of student housing at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College with construction expected to begin in 2022 and be completed by 2024. (Okanagan College image)
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 creates new bylaw on single-use plastic check-out bag ban, in full force by July 2022. (File photo)
Salmon Arm creates new bylaw on single-use plastic check-out bag ban, in full force by July 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Ban on single-use plastic checkout bags to return to Salmon Arm

After several twists and turns, bylaw will be passed in January 2022, in full effect by July 2022

Salmon Arm creates new bylaw on single-use plastic check-out bag ban, in full force by July 2022. (File photo)
Salmon Arm creates new bylaw on single-use plastic check-out bag ban, in full force by July 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
On-street patios won’t be staying up year-round due to the City of Salmon Arm’s snow removal needs. (File photo)

City doesn’t support on-street patios in Salmon Arm in winter

Patios permitted to stay till end of October but then snow creates problems

On-street patios won’t be staying up year-round due to the City of Salmon Arm’s snow removal needs. (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)
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)
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)
Askew’s Foods donates $100,000 to the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail. From left: Lori Pounder, manager at Askew’s Foods Armstrong; Claire Askew, project specialist/wellness coordinator at Askew’s Foods; Dave Wallace, general manager at Askew’s Foods; Kukpi7 (Chief) Wayne Christian, Splatsin; Alex de Chantal, fundraising strategy coordinator; Denis Delisle, Regional District of North Okanagan director, Area F; Kevin Flynn, Columbia Shuswap Regional District board chair. (Contributed)

Askew’s Foods donates $100,000 to Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

Donation to support construction of the rail trail stretching from Sicamous to Armstrong

Askew’s Foods donates $100,000 to the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail. From left: Lori Pounder, manager at Askew’s Foods Armstrong; Claire Askew, project specialist/wellness coordinator at Askew’s Foods; Dave Wallace, general manager at Askew’s Foods; Kukpi7 (Chief) Wayne Christian, Splatsin; Alex de Chantal, fundraising strategy coordinator; Denis Delisle, Regional District of North Okanagan director, Area F; Kevin Flynn, Columbia Shuswap Regional District board chair. (Contributed)
The Salmon Arm Art Gallery will feature Breaking the Binary, 12 2SLGBTQ+ artists who explore gender and sexuality binaries in contemporary society, from Oct. 16 to Dec. 11, 2021. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Art Gallery, Shuswap Theatre among highlights of Pride Project Festival

Events go from Oct. 18 to 24, with Breaking the Binary at Arts Centre from Oct. 16 to Dec. 11

The Salmon Arm Art Gallery will feature Breaking the Binary, 12 2SLGBTQ+ artists who explore gender and sexuality binaries in contemporary society, from Oct. 16 to Dec. 11, 2021. (File photo)
Salmon Arm’s Manny Christjansen has designed a breakdancing jacket that he hopes will be used in the 2024 Paris Olympics as breakdancing will be a new event there. (Lifestyle Flavors image)

Breakdancing’s move to Olympics sparks Salmon Arm man’s unique creation

Resident hopes to see teams attired in his design in 2024 Games

Salmon Arm’s Manny Christjansen has designed a breakdancing jacket that he hopes will be used in the 2024 Paris Olympics as breakdancing will be a new event there. (Lifestyle Flavors image)