Martha Wickett

Your opinion is wanted on how to make Salmon Arm inviting, safe for those using human-powered transportation. (File photo)
Front Street’s new bike lanes are a success from a cyclist’s standpoint, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

You’re asked to weigh in on human-powered transportation in Salmon Arm

Second survey ready on how to make city safer, easier for walkers, bicycles, wheelchairs and more

Your opinion is wanted on how to make Salmon Arm inviting, safe for those using human-powered transportation. (File photo)
Front Street’s new bike lanes are a success from a cyclist’s standpoint, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP are warning the public about instances of counterfeit $100 and $50 bills. (Black Press file photo)

Counterfeit bills circulate in Shuswap, suspect remains on the loose

Fake bills were found in Salmon Arm business bank deposits

Salmon Arm RCMP are warning the public about instances of counterfeit $100 and $50 bills. (Black Press file photo)
Staff Sgt. Scott West of Salmon Arm RCMP addresses city council in January 2020, prior to Covid restrictions. (File photo)

As gas prices climb, so do thefts of fuel in the Shuswap

Salmon RCMP statistics show drop in break and enters, increase in thefts not related to homes

Staff Sgt. Scott West of Salmon Arm RCMP addresses city council in January 2020, prior to Covid restrictions. (File photo)
Two new wildfires were sparked in the Shuswap on Aug. 4, one by Niskonlith Creek near Chase and the other in Larch Hills near Salmon Arm. (BC Wildfire Service map)

UPDATE: Status of both new wildfires in Shuswap downgraded

After crews’ work, Larch Hills fire ‘being held’ while Niskonlith Creek blaze ‘under control’

Two new wildfires were sparked in the Shuswap on Aug. 4, one by Niskonlith Creek near Chase and the other in Larch Hills near Salmon Arm. (BC Wildfire Service map)
Ryan Halcrow, owner of Captain’s Cove Marina, takes a break on Aug. 3 with his dock kitty beside what will soon become part of the Cove, a bar and grill to serve boaters and walk-in traffic. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

A food and drink option coming to Captain’s Cove Marina on Shuswap Lake

Marina near Canoe adding an open patio bar and grill

Ryan Halcrow, owner of Captain’s Cove Marina, takes a break on Aug. 3 with his dock kitty beside what will soon become part of the Cove, a bar and grill to serve boaters and walk-in traffic. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Kelly Bennett has been appointed the new chief administrative officer for the District of Sicamous as of Aug. 3, 2022. (District of Sicamous image)

New chief administrative officer named for Sicamous

Kelly Bennett to take over in wake of the departure on July 5 of former CAO

Kelly Bennett has been appointed the new chief administrative officer for the District of Sicamous as of Aug. 3, 2022. (District of Sicamous image)
Six of seven municipal politicians have declared their intention to run in the 2022 civic election on Oct. 15 as well as one newcomer. Nominations close Sept. 9, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Six incumbents, one newcomer declare intentions to run in Salmon Arm race

City councillor Chad Eliason alone in deciding not to seek re-election, nominations close Sept. 9

Six of seven municipal politicians have declared their intention to run in the 2022 civic election on Oct. 15 as well as one newcomer. Nominations close Sept. 9, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Four different plans for units have been developed for a 60-duplex, 120-unit housing project at 4400 and 4600 Canoe Beach Dr. NE in Canoe, but the city planning department says, generally, the contemporary styled units are three storeys. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Housing plans for key site in Canoe praised by Salmon Arm council

60 duplexes totalling 120 units, road extension, sidewalk and multi-use pathway part of plans

Four different plans for units have been developed for a 60-duplex, 120-unit housing project at 4400 and 4600 Canoe Beach Dr. NE in Canoe, but the city planning department says, generally, the contemporary styled units are three storeys. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Multiple police and other emergency vehicles were in the Centenoka Park Mall parking lot in Salmon Arm on Wednesday afternoon and evening, July 27, with a sign behind them stating ‘Police training in progress.’ (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

RCMP provide details of lengthy police incident in Salmon Arm

Presence of officers and other emergency responders involved a male in medical distress

Multiple police and other emergency vehicles were in the Centenoka Park Mall parking lot in Salmon Arm on Wednesday afternoon and evening, July 27, with a sign behind them stating ‘Police training in progress.’ (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Salmon Arm, located at the former home of Kal Tire at 1160 Trans-Canada Hwy. SW, will be home to the Kamloops ReStore inventory and operations while the Kamloops location closes temporarily. (File photo)

Habitat for Humanity moves its Kamloops ReStore operations to Salmon Arm

Kamloops inventory and operations to join the Salmon Arm ReStore until Kamloops location is found

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Salmon Arm, located at the former home of Kal Tire at 1160 Trans-Canada Hwy. SW, will be home to the Kamloops ReStore inventory and operations while the Kamloops location closes temporarily. (File photo)
Julia Beatty, chair of the Shuswap Climate Action Society, writes down suggestions during a Community Climate Forum held in Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park on July 23, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘A tough sell’: Shuswap Climate Action elated with ideas presented by community

Removing the shame, putting fun into actions on climate among suggestions

Julia Beatty, chair of the Shuswap Climate Action Society, writes down suggestions during a Community Climate Forum held in Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park on July 23, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Syd Wand of Tappen says he is immensely grateful for the people who showed up unannounced to move about 250 bales of hay from the fields into the hay shed after he was injured in a fall. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘It was unbelievable’: Shuswap farmer overwhelmed by kindness of residents

Sidelined by injuries from a fall, 91-year-old Tappen man wondered how he’d handle the hay crop

Syd Wand of Tappen says he is immensely grateful for the people who showed up unannounced to move about 250 bales of hay from the fields into the hay shed after he was injured in a fall. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Loud and Proud Celebration on Oct. 15, an outdoor concert kicking off the 2022 Salmon Arm Pride Project, will take place at the intersection of Hudson Avenue NE and McLeod Street SE. (File photo)

Loud and Proud Celebration outdoor concert to kick off 2022 Salmon Arm Pride Project

City council will contribute $5,000 to the event which will include performers, food trucks and info

The Loud and Proud Celebration on Oct. 15, an outdoor concert kicking off the 2022 Salmon Arm Pride Project, will take place at the intersection of Hudson Avenue NE and McLeod Street SE. (File photo)
The Salmon Arm Tennis Club has been selected to host the 2022 Provincial Team Tennis Championships Aug. 5 to 7, with three of the 16 teams from Salmon Arm. (File photo)

Best in BC: Provincial championships in Salmon Arm to include 3 local tennis teams

Competition to run Aug. 5 to 7 at Salmon Arm Tennis Club

The Salmon Arm Tennis Club has been selected to host the 2022 Provincial Team Tennis Championships Aug. 5 to 7, with three of the 16 teams from Salmon Arm. (File photo)
A bomber drops retardant on a fire near Cherryville Friday, July 29, 2022. (Katie Squair-Gamache photo)

UPDATE: Wildfire service responding to new blazes in North Shuswap and North Okanagan

Four of the fires are spot sized, all classified as out of control

A bomber drops retardant on a fire near Cherryville Friday, July 29, 2022. (Katie Squair-Gamache photo)
The Bastion Bay fire near the eastern arm of Shuswap Lake and the Whip Creek wildfire across from Mabel Lake and inland about 10 kilometres are no longer a threat. (Wildfire BC image)

UPDATE: Two small wildfires in North Okanagan-Shuswap no longer a threat

One fire near eastern arm of Shuswap Lake, the other east of Mabel Lake, taken off BC Wildfire map

The Bastion Bay fire near the eastern arm of Shuswap Lake and the Whip Creek wildfire across from Mabel Lake and inland about 10 kilometres are no longer a threat. (Wildfire BC image)
Multiple police and other emergency vehicles were at Centenoka Park Mall on Wednesday afternoon and evening, July 27, for a police training session, according to the sign in the parking lot. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Emergency personnel draw attention in Salmon Arm with training exercise

Police, fire, ambulance gather at Centenoka Park Mall during the afternoon/evening of July 27

Multiple police and other emergency vehicles were at Centenoka Park Mall on Wednesday afternoon and evening, July 27, for a police training session, according to the sign in the parking lot. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
A representative of the Military Police Motorcycle National Relay accepts a cheque from Harley Belt, president of Salmon Arm’s Legion Branch 62, to go to a fund used to support children who are visually impaired. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm Legion donates to support kids who are visually impaired

Military Police Motorcycle National Relay operates fund run by volunteers specifically for the cause

A representative of the Military Police Motorcycle National Relay accepts a cheque from Harley Belt, president of Salmon Arm’s Legion Branch 62, to go to a fund used to support children who are visually impaired. (Photo contributed)
This trio of actors and musicians, Aidan Sparks, Sarah May Redmond and Christie Watson, using Victorian Paper Theatre, bring Runaway Moon Theatre’s delightful puppet show, The Miraculous (After)Life of Isidro, Patron Saint of Farmers, to life in Salmon Arm on July 24. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Miraculous life of patron saint of farmers comes to North Okanagan-Shuswap farmers markets

Runaway Moon Theatre’s new puppet show travels to venues from Chase to Salmon Arm to Vernon

This trio of actors and musicians, Aidan Sparks, Sarah May Redmond and Christie Watson, using Victorian Paper Theatre, bring Runaway Moon Theatre’s delightful puppet show, The Miraculous (After)Life of Isidro, Patron Saint of Farmers, to life in Salmon Arm on July 24. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Katie Thielman from Salmon Arm and her horse Rose took part in the 2022 BC Games in Prince George, July 21 to 24, bringing home four gold medals and a bronze for show jumping. (Csontributed)

Shuswap athletes excel in 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George

Katie Thielman from Salmon Arm earns top honours in show jumping

Katie Thielman from Salmon Arm and her horse Rose took part in the 2022 BC Games in Prince George, July 21 to 24, bringing home four gold medals and a bronze for show jumping. (Csontributed)