Maryann Baker stands behind the new front desk of the Salmon Arm Observer on Fifth Avenue SW across from Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Editorial: Change the only constant, even for the Observer

New home for Salmon Arm Observer, Shuswap Market and Eagle Valley News

The Salmon Arm Observer has undergone numerous changes over the years.

By the time you read this, we’ll have been through another.

As of Monday, March 16, the office for the Salmon Arm Observer, Shuswap Market and Eagle Valley News is no longer located in downtown Salmon Arm.

We have moved to our new location at 481 7th St. SW, just across from Blackburn Park. The upside to this is we have a bright, shiny contemporary office, customized to our needs.

When you see the building after the new front design is complete, you’ll know it’s home to the Observer, Market and EVN.

If there is a downside to the move, it’s that we’ll no longer be in the downtown. For decades the Observer has had its offices in Salmon Arm’s downtown, be it at our former building at 51 Hudson Ave., or at our subsequent home of about 12 years (wow, does time fly) at 171 Shuswap St.

Read more: IN PHOTOS: Hometown Hockey descends on Salmon Arm

Read more: Shuswap neighbourhood grant program focused on community engagement

This made it easy for folks already there to stop by for whatever reason, be it to meet with the publisher or one of our advertising team, or maybe pitch a story idea to a reporter.

For our editorial team, events at Ross Street Plaza or on Hudson Street were just a short walk away, as were numerous places to meet with folks for interviews and maybe grab a bite to eat in the process.

Thankfully, the new location is still close to the downtown, and it looks like parking will be readily available for people needing to stop in.

We’ll also be closer to all the big community events and activities that take place at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds and Blackburn Park. As for the downtown, it’s an easy walk and very short drive away.

Certainly, the move will be an adjustment, but the change is exciting. We hope you will stop by to check out our new digs.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

#Salmon Arm

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A blaze has broken out on Adams Lake band land near Chase

The Shuswap fire appears to be climbing the hill above the residential area

FortisBC offers 90-day bill deferrals to customers impacted by COVID-19

Customers can apply for the relief program through the utility’s website

VIDEO: Salmon Arm family in isolation rises to musical challenge

The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine used to share efforts to avoid spread of COVID-19

North Okanagan bands together in support against COVID-19

New group launches website with tools to help endure crisis

Shuswap residents, distiller respond to safety, sanitization needs at seniors care facilities

Sicamous’ After Dark Distillery shifts to making sanitizer to support community

WATCH: Salmon Arm artist hosts virtual art show amid COVID-19

Roxi Hermsen’s show “Into the Cosmos” is a tribute to her father Bill Sim

COVID-19: Vernon homeless shelters combine in curling club

Gateway and Our Place shelter sites housed under one roof amid pandemic

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

‘Overwhelming, incredible’ support for foreign workers following West Kelowna COVID-19 outbreak

‘…Our team seems to be recovering well — symptoms are resolving’

RCMP call on kids to name latest foal recruits

The baby horses names are to start with the letter ‘S’

As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic

Non-commercial land crossing dipped by 95%, air travel dropped by 96 per cent, according to the CBSA

RCMP pursuit in Okanagan Falls leads to arrest of Penticton man

Seamus Kirby of Penticton is facing numerous charges including flight from police

VIDEO: Teachers at Kelowna middle school shoot video to show support for students

KLO teachers Kayla Rose and Tonia Macgregor were the minds behind the gesture

Most Read