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What type of photo really represents Salmon Arm?

What type of photo really represents Salmon Arm?

That’s one of the questions that’s been pondered as the Downtown Salmon Arm board and manager Lindsay Wong decide on how best to adorn three BC Hydro utility boxes.

Neighbouring municipalities in the North Okanagan have adopted fruit and other themes to wrap the otherwise plain boxes. For example, apples adorn utility boxes in Kelowna, while Penticton has used historical images on some.

Wong came to city council on Monday to request a letter of support from council. She explained permission was requested from BC Hydro to wrap six boxes, as a start to a bigger program, but permission was given for three at this time.

Seven of local photographer Victoria Haack’s images have been chosen as possibilities. They include two of farmer’s fields, two of cows, one of a spawning salmon, one a panoramic view of Shuswap Lake and one of a woman with a colourful umbrella on the snowy foreshore trail.

Council members were unanimous in their support of the plan.

Wong will now consult with High Impact Signs regarding which photos will lend themselves best to wrapping.

The chosen boxes are by Askew’s Foods at the intersection of Lakeshore and Shuswap, as well as two on Hudson Avenue – one by Shuswap Theatre and the other across the street by the Salmar Grand.


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