Salmon Arm council

Resident wants City of Salmon Arm to take action to eradicate rat population in town. (File photo)

Salmon Arm resident demands action to eradicate rats

City posts more information on social media, will consider more action at budget time

 

Resident wants City of Salmon Arm to take action to eradicate rat population in town. (File photo)

Salmon Arm resident demands action to eradicate rats

City posts more information on social media, will consider more action at budget time

 

Construction of the proposed Ross Street underpass may start in the spring of 2021. (City of Salmon Arm illustration)

Salmon Arm’s Ross Street underpass to go to tender but not without risk

City council gives nod to construction agreement after pondering insurance

 

Métis carver and elder John Sayer works at the Storefront School in Salmon Arm on Thursday, Nov. 19, helping students learn to carve and sharing his culture, while, in background, student William Dicer hones his carving skills. The masks pictured will be placed on trees in Little Mountain Park as part of a student project. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Video: New faces to emerge from the forest in Salmon Arm’s Little Mountain Park

Students at Storefront School join Métis elder in project that will add small carvings to trees

Métis carver and elder John Sayer works at the Storefront School in Salmon Arm on Thursday, Nov. 19, helping students learn to carve and sharing his culture, while, in background, student William Dicer hones his carving skills. The masks pictured will be placed on trees in Little Mountain Park as part of a student project. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm Council recently received a Community Energy and Emissions Plan, listing successes and needed actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (File photo)

Energy and emissions report for Salmon Arm points to passenger vehicle use

Data shows community spent $66 million in 2016 on energy, mostly mobility fuels – gas and diesel

Salmon Arm Council recently received a Community Energy and Emissions Plan, listing successes and needed actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (File photo)
Number of building permits for single family homes in Salmon Arm in 2020 exceeding number in 2019. (File photo)
Residential construction was strong in Salmon Arm in 2018, a trend that appears to be continuing into 2019. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Construction in Salmon Arm during COVID-19 climbs beyond expectations

Number and value of building permits for single family homes exceed 2019 statistics

Number of building permits for single family homes in Salmon Arm in 2020 exceeding number in 2019. (File photo)
Residential construction was strong in Salmon Arm in 2018, a trend that appears to be continuing into 2019. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
The majority of Salmon Arm Council gave the nod to a request to allow the BC Métis flag to fly at city hall on Nov. 16 for Louis Riel Day. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Flying Métis flag this year unfurls concerns within Salmon Arm council

Some councillors worry about process and setting precedent for future flag flyers

The majority of Salmon Arm Council gave the nod to a request to allow the BC Métis flag to fly at city hall on Nov. 16 for Louis Riel Day. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Residents social distance in the gallery of Salmon Arm council chambers. The public may provide input on the city’s budget at a public budget meeting which will start Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. (File photo)

Your priorities?: Citizens invited to provide input on Salmon Arm’s 2021 budget

Public budget meeting to take place tonight, Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m.

Residents social distance in the gallery of Salmon Arm council chambers. The public may provide input on the city’s budget at a public budget meeting which will start Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. (File photo)
Salmon Arm council will be considering Airbnbs as it goes through its recently completely housing report. (File photo)

Salmon Arm resident peeved with lack of Airbnb controls in city

Councillor says community housing report to be discussed shortly will include short-term rentals

Salmon Arm council will be considering Airbnbs as it goes through its recently completely housing report. (File photo)
COVID-19 has created challenges in making flu shots readily available to the public. (File photo)

Flu shots: COVID-19 creates challenges for Salmon Arm pharmacies

COVID-19 protocols, staffing issues limiting number of vaccinations being done

COVID-19 has created challenges in making flu shots readily available to the public. (File photo)
COVID-19 has created challenges in making flu shots readily available to the public. (File photo)

Flu shots: COVID-19 creates challenges for Salmon Arm pharmacies

COVID-19 protocols, staffing issues limiting number of vaccinations being done

COVID-19 has created challenges in making flu shots readily available to the public. (File photo)
This Photoshopped version of the crosswalks near the entrance to the Salmon Arm Arts Centre on Hudson Avenue show what is proposed to help create safety for and show inclusivity to the LGBTQ2S+ community. (Salmon Arm Arts Centre image)

Tri-rainbow crosswalk and Progress flag requested to help make Salmon Arm safe

Council will consider budget requests to help make city inclusive to LBGTQ2S+ community

This Photoshopped version of the crosswalks near the entrance to the Salmon Arm Arts Centre on Hudson Avenue show what is proposed to help create safety for and show inclusivity to the LGBTQ2S+ community. (Salmon Arm Arts Centre image)
This Photoshopped version of the crosswalks near the entrance to the Salmon Arm Arts Centre on Hudson Avenue show what is proposed to help create safety for and show inclusivity to the LGBTQ2S+ community. (Salmon Arm Arts Centre image)

Tri-rainbow crosswalk and Progress flag requested to help make Salmon Arm safe

Council will consider budget requests to help make city inclusive to LBGTQ2S+ community

This Photoshopped version of the crosswalks near the entrance to the Salmon Arm Arts Centre on Hudson Avenue show what is proposed to help create safety for and show inclusivity to the LGBTQ2S+ community. (Salmon Arm Arts Centre image)
The city has received an application for rezoning and an official community plan amendment for a one-acre property at 1050 and 1091 18 St. NE  to accommodate the the development of a commercial office building with a residential unit above. (City of Salmon Arm image)

More plans for properties adjacent to Trans-Canada Highway uptown

City receives application to accommodate office, retail and residential space

The city has received an application for rezoning and an official community plan amendment for a one-acre property at 1050 and 1091 18 St. NE  to accommodate the the development of a commercial office building with a residential unit above. (City of Salmon Arm image)
In response to complaints from residents and city hall, a sign was erected recently at the east end of Salmon Arm, asking truckers to avoid the use of engine brakes, particularly as they head down the hill into town. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm gets hopeful sign in quest to reduce trucks’ engine brake noise

Mayor asks RCMP to patrol hill on Trans-Canada Highway between 30th St NE and McGuire Lake

In response to complaints from residents and city hall, a sign was erected recently at the east end of Salmon Arm, asking truckers to avoid the use of engine brakes, particularly as they head down the hill into town. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Salmon Arm citizens did their part and paid their 2020 property taxes on time. (File photo)

Salmon Arm citizens pay taxes on time despite COVID-19

Worried pandemic might affect payments, council grateful so many citizens pay by deadline

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Salmon Arm citizens did their part and paid their 2020 property taxes on time. (File photo)
Some young Scouts had a fun time paddling in a motorized canoe during the 2018 Salmon Arm Fair parade. (File photo)

Plans for Santa Claus parade in Salmon Arm fall victim to pandemic

City council relegates parade to naughty list due to number of people expected to attend

Some young Scouts had a fun time paddling in a motorized canoe during the 2018 Salmon Arm Fair parade. (File photo)
Owners of a property at 3510 20th Ave. NE, who previously submitted plans for a 34-lot subdivision, have applied to change zoning on a portion of the property from R1, single family residential, to R8, secondary suite zone. City council will give preliminary consideration to the proposal on Oct. 13. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Plans for a 34-lot subdivision in Salmon Arm include secondary suites

Council considers rezoning a portion of 3.8-hectare site on 20th Avenue NE for suites

Owners of a property at 3510 20th Ave. NE, who previously submitted plans for a 34-lot subdivision, have applied to change zoning on a portion of the property from R1, single family residential, to R8, secondary suite zone. City council will give preliminary consideration to the proposal on Oct. 13. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Preparation of the site for the new Ashley Furniture store next to Kal Tire on 10th Street SW is underway. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Work on Ashley Furniture store proceeds behind Salmon Arm mall

Project manager predicts building will be complete in April or early May

Preparation of the site for the new Ashley Furniture store next to Kal Tire on 10th Street SW is underway. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
City crews have been installing speed humps or raised crosswalks on Okanagan Avenue near Fletcher Park to slow down speeders in the area. The work was expected to be completed on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

City installs speed humps along Okanagan Avenue in Salmon Arm

Many drivers have not heeded warnings to slow down past Fletcher Park

City crews have been installing speed humps or raised crosswalks on Okanagan Avenue near Fletcher Park to slow down speeders in the area. The work was expected to be completed on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)