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A 2018 geotechnical review identified portions of Lakeshore Road between 10th and 20th Avenue at medium to high risk of catastrophic failure. (File photo)

Engineering work awarded in ongoing effort to stabilize busy Salmon Arm road

City of Salmon Arm awards preliminary design engineering for section of Lakeshore Road

 

A sun over mountains and Shuswap Lake beneath feature boldly in Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson campus Grade 9 Sciences Humaines students’ Amelie Ewanyshyn and Kaelah Riley’s flag design. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm students flag city’s banal banner for meaningful replacement

Jackson campus Grade 9 class offers thoughtful alternatives to city’s current flag

 

A sun over mountains and Shuswap Lake beneath feature boldly in Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson campus Grade 9 Sciences Humaines students’ Amelie Ewanyshyn and Kaelah Riley’s flag design. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm students flag city’s banner for meaningful replacement

Jackson campus Grade 9 students offer thoughtful alternatives to city’s current flag

 

A crowd of more than 150 people walked on Friday, Sept. 20 from the Ross Street Plaza, down Lakeshore, up to the highway and to city hall to gather to hear a number of speeches on climate action on Sept. 20, 2020. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

Non-profit urges movement on Salmon Arm’s climate action plan:

City politicians on board but the need for grants can slow process

A crowd of more than 150 people walked on Friday, Sept. 20 from the Ross Street Plaza, down Lakeshore, up to the highway and to city hall to gather to hear a number of speeches on climate action on Sept. 20, 2020. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm councillors say request for a lower 2021 business licence fee not possible. (File photo)

Salmon Arm business’s request for reduced 2021 licence fees denied

City councillors refer to value from econonic development society support, low rate, strict rules

Salmon Arm councillors say request for a lower 2021 business licence fee not possible. (File photo)
On Feb. 8, 2021 Salmon Arm council approved third reading of a rezoning and official community plan amendment for a potential 18-unit residential development at 1910 11th Street NE, next to the RCMP detachment. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Council OKs housing next to Salmon Arm RCMP detachment despite noise concerns

Site near amenities, need for more affordable housing, noise mitigation plans convince politicians

On Feb. 8, 2021 Salmon Arm council approved third reading of a rezoning and official community plan amendment for a potential 18-unit residential development at 1910 11th Street NE, next to the RCMP detachment. (City of Salmon Arm image)
The Ross Street Underpass in Salmon Arm will go to tender by Feb. 19, according to city staff. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Underpass in Salmon Arm expected to go to tender within two weeks

Engineering fees for Ross Street project increasing by $170,000

The Ross Street Underpass in Salmon Arm will go to tender by Feb. 19, according to city staff. (City of Salmon Arm image)
January 2021 saw the second-highest value of building permits in Salmon Arm over the past 21 years. (File photo)

Building permits boom in Salmon Arm during January 2021

Permit values are second highest this January for past 21 years

January 2021 saw the second-highest value of building permits in Salmon Arm over the past 21 years. (File photo)
A coordinated approach is being taken by several community organizations to deal with issues including garbage, human feces and fire hazards at the Salmon Arm fairgrounds. (File photo)

Groups tackle litter, fire hazard, feces problems at Salmon Arm fairgrounds together

Complaints from dog owners about activities of people staying on property prompt meeting

A coordinated approach is being taken by several community organizations to deal with issues including garbage, human feces and fire hazards at the Salmon Arm fairgrounds. (File photo)
The Shuswap Trail Alliance has been allocated $25,000 from city coffers to redo its website. (File photo)

Shuswap Trail Alliance, curling club among those getting city funds

Owners of what city lists as an average $405,000 home will pay a tax increase of $7.91 in 2021

The Shuswap Trail Alliance has been allocated $25,000 from city coffers to redo its website. (File photo)
Salmon Arm resident calls for ‘responsible leadership.’ (File photo)

Letter: Resident urges city councillor to resign over Mexico trip

I was shocked and disappointed to read that city councillor Chad Eliason…

  • Feb 1, 2021
Salmon Arm resident calls for ‘responsible leadership.’ (File photo)
Alexander Street was brightened up thanks to a paint job in Salmon Arm colours by Meikle Studios Social Art House in time for the Aug. 15, 2020 market. (File photo)

Salmon Arm downtown farmer’s market, Alexander Plaza in works for 2021

City council approves Ross Street market contingent on Interior Health approvals

Alexander Street was brightened up thanks to a paint job in Salmon Arm colours by Meikle Studios Social Art House in time for the Aug. 15, 2020 market. (File photo)
The first plan for the city from the new Visitor Services Strategy for Salmon Arm will be to move visitor services to city hall. (File photo)

Salmon Arm to move visitor services to city hall, considers tourism revamp

Consultant’s visitor services strategy points to need for recognition of tourism’s importance

The first plan for the city from the new Visitor Services Strategy for Salmon Arm will be to move visitor services to city hall. (File photo)
City of Salmon Arm Coun. Chad Eliason goes public with the information he went to Mexico over Christmas. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm councillor travels to Mexico over Christmas holiday

Politician says he regrets decision and didn’t consider the ramifications

City of Salmon Arm Coun. Chad Eliason goes public with the information he went to Mexico over Christmas. (Contributed)
City of Salmon Arm Coun. Chad Eliason goes public with the information he went to Mexico over Christmas. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm councillor travels to Mexico over Christmas holiday

Politician says he regrets decision and didn’t consider the ramifications

City of Salmon Arm Coun. Chad Eliason goes public with the information he went to Mexico over Christmas. (Contributed)
The role of Salmon Arm’s Active Transportation Task Force is to help the city achieve a modern, more efficient system that will see more people using human-powered transportation. (File photo)

Salmon Arm moves toward active transportation for many more residents

Task force provides initial recommendations to improve human-powered transportation system

The role of Salmon Arm’s Active Transportation Task Force is to help the city achieve a modern, more efficient system that will see more people using human-powered transportation. (File photo)
Brad DeMille, owner of DeMille’s Farm Market, is applying to the Agricultural Land Commission to sell local cider, wine and beer at his business. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm farm market asks land commission to approve liquor sales

DeMille’s Farm Market would like to sell local wine, beer and cider

Brad DeMille, owner of DeMille’s Farm Market, is applying to the Agricultural Land Commission to sell local cider, wine and beer at his business. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
One of the requests to the City of Salmon Arm’s traffic safety committee discussed at the committee’s November meeting was that a crosswalk be placed on 23rd Street SE where children access the pathway to HIllcrest Elementary. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Flashing beacons pondered for Turner Creek Trail crosswalk in Salmon Arm

Crosswalk near Hillcrest Elementary also a request to traffic safety committee

One of the requests to the City of Salmon Arm’s traffic safety committee discussed at the committee’s November meeting was that a crosswalk be placed on 23rd Street SE where children access the pathway to HIllcrest Elementary. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A meeting is being set up between the Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association, city departments such as fire, police and parks, and community agencies to try to determine how best to solve issues involving vandalism and unsanitary and unsafe conditions from people without homes staying at the fairgrounds and in the buildings. (File photo)

Vandalism, litter, human feces at Salmon Arm fairgrounds prompt discussion

Agricultural association, city departments, community agencies to work on coordinated approach

A meeting is being set up between the Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association, city departments such as fire, police and parks, and community agencies to try to determine how best to solve issues involving vandalism and unsanitary and unsafe conditions from people without homes staying at the fairgrounds and in the buildings. (File photo)
The City of Salmon Arm is considering changes to improve safety at the intersection of Alexander and Third Streets NE, but will be consulting with nearby businesses before any plans are finalized. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Safety upgrades considered for streets in vicinity of Salmon Arm Cenotaph

City staff plan to consult with businesses to come up with new traffic pattern

The City of Salmon Arm is considering changes to improve safety at the intersection of Alexander and Third Streets NE, but will be consulting with nearby businesses before any plans are finalized. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)