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Another element of spring in Salmon Arm has arrived

Fountain turned back on later than usual this year
McGuire Lake Fountain is operating once again after the snowy winter. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Another sign of spring in Salmon Arm has made its entrance.

The warm weather is here, Shoemaker Hill (the steep, twisting part of 10th Avenue SE) has been reopened to traffic and the fountain at McGuire Lake has been turned back on.

Seeing the fountain is generally a highlight for people walking around the lake, along with watching the turtles, ducks and herons.

The fountain is turned off each year before it freezes in the winter. This year, after the long winter, it was turned on later than usual.

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Martha Wickett

About the Author: Martha Wickett

came to Salmon Arm in May of 2004 to work at the Observer. I was looking for a change from the hustle and bustle of the Lower Mainland, where I had spent more than a decade working in community newspapers.
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