Salmon Arm council

Phase 1 of Salmon Arm Economic Development’s sign project included new signs around local parks. Next comes replacement of the rock pillars in the downtown core. (File photo)

From fields to signage: Citizens request help from Salmon Arm’s 2023 budget

A public budget meeting drew about a dozen requests for assistance from the city

 

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks Junior A Hockey Team have been a tenant of the Shaw Centre since 2001. (File photo)

Council approves 5-year contract with Salmon Arm Silverbacks on heels of 1-year deal

New contract provides more certainty for Junior A team, Shuswap Recreation Society

 

S’wichcraft Catering food truck owner Erik Juárez and business partner Vanessa Stonehouse pause for a quick pic before getting back to making meals for a hungry Saturday morning crowd in May 2021. (File photo)

Catering business’ use of Salmon Arm’s Little Mountain Field House kitchen OK’d

Council approves two-year contract extension, usage a benefit to city

 

In April 2021, the majority of the public who responded to the City of Salmon Arm’s request for input on three proposed options to improve the stability of Lakeshore Road chose a two-lane road with a multi-use pathway. (File photo)

Salmon Arm council takes step forward on path to Lakeshore Road stability

Council approves proposal for detailed design of needed improvements with cost estimates

In April 2021, the majority of the public who responded to the City of Salmon Arm’s request for input on three proposed options to improve the stability of Lakeshore Road chose a two-lane road with a multi-use pathway. (File photo)
Three designated parking stalls sit near the entrance to the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm, with four around the corner of the driveway near the SASCU Recreation Centre entrance. However, such spaces are often not available for people with limited mobility who attend the Silverbacks games, so a fan has asked for a solution. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Silverbacks fans with limited mobility blocked by lack of parking at Salmon Arm games

City council taking action to save the designated spaces for people who have required permits

Three designated parking stalls sit near the entrance to the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm, with four around the corner of the driveway near the SASCU Recreation Centre entrance. However, such spaces are often not available for people with limited mobility who attend the Silverbacks games, so a fan has asked for a solution. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
This preliminary drawing of Canoe Beach was provided in the 2016 Canoe Beach Park Plan that Urban Systems consultants created for the City of Salmon Arm. 
(City of Salmon Arm graphic)

Rotary club’s plans to fund swimming dock at Canoe Beach stalled by province

Salmon Arm city staff told it will be a year before ministry can look at application

This preliminary drawing of Canoe Beach was provided in the 2016 Canoe Beach Park Plan that Urban Systems consultants created for the City of Salmon Arm. 
(City of Salmon Arm graphic)
Salmon Arm city councillor Chad Eliason receives many accolades from fellow council members at his last council meeting Oct. 11 before the municipal election on Oct. 15, 2022. (File photo)

Salmon Arm councillor receives heartfelt appreciations after 17 years on council

Chad Eliason recognized by fellow council members at his last meeting before Oct. 15 election

Salmon Arm city councillor Chad Eliason receives many accolades from fellow council members at his last council meeting Oct. 11 before the municipal election on Oct. 15, 2022. (File photo)
Mayoral candidates incumbent Alan Harrison and newcomer Luke Norrie share a laugh while former mayor Nancy Cooper looks over her notes before preparing to speak at the Oct. 4 Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce All Candidates Forum. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Candidates for mayor’s chair in Salmon Arm tackle issues from housing to COVID-19

Many more topics such as drought, FireSmarting, sidewalks brought up than just pandemic response

Mayoral candidates incumbent Alan Harrison and newcomer Luke Norrie share a laugh while former mayor Nancy Cooper looks over her notes before preparing to speak at the Oct. 4 Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce All Candidates Forum. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Candidates for city councillor attended the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce All Candidates Forum on Oct. 4. From left to right, starting at top of photo, they are, in alphabetical order: Daniel Bardy, incumbent Debbie Cannon, Brian Fletcher, incumbent Kevin Flynn, David Gonella, Deb Haukedal, Robert Johnson, incumbent Tim Lavery, incumbent Sylvia Lindgren, incumbent Louise Wallace Richmond and Kristine Wickner. (Salmon Arm Observer image)

Salmon Arm council hopefuls share views on housing, vaccine mandates and more

Candidates were provided time to introduce themselves and answer questions from the community

Candidates for city councillor attended the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce All Candidates Forum on Oct. 4. From left to right, starting at top of photo, they are, in alphabetical order: Daniel Bardy, incumbent Debbie Cannon, Brian Fletcher, incumbent Kevin Flynn, David Gonella, Deb Haukedal, Robert Johnson, incumbent Tim Lavery, incumbent Sylvia Lindgren, incumbent Louise Wallace Richmond and Kristine Wickner. (Salmon Arm Observer image)
The owners of property at 2794 25th St. NE. in Salmon Arm requested at the city’s Oct. 3 planning and development services meeting a development permit variance allowing a tripling of the height permitted for a retaining wall and fence due to steep terrain. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Request to triple height of retaining wall in Salmon Arm gets initial approval

Wall and fence would go from 2 to 6.9 metres on 25th Street NE property

The owners of property at 2794 25th St. NE. in Salmon Arm requested at the city’s Oct. 3 planning and development services meeting a development permit variance allowing a tripling of the height permitted for a retaining wall and fence due to steep terrain. (City of Salmon Arm image)
A roundabout is proposed for 14th Avenue SE and Shuswap Street (becomes Foothill Road) in Salmon Arm, which will be the termination point of the new Auto Road Connector. The connector is scheduled in the city’s strategic plan as a medium-term priority, 2025 to 2027. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Three roundabouts on the horizon for Salmon Arm

Council approves design contract, budget change for three traffic circles

A roundabout is proposed for 14th Avenue SE and Shuswap Street (becomes Foothill Road) in Salmon Arm, which will be the termination point of the new Auto Road Connector. The connector is scheduled in the city’s strategic plan as a medium-term priority, 2025 to 2027. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
After a delay, Habitat for Humanity will be moving ahead in October 2022 with its 20-unit housing project on 10th Avenue NE in Salmon Arm. (GTA Architecture image)

Habitat for Humanity moves ahead with Salmon Arm 20-unit housing project

Work is expected to begin at the end of October after plans modified to meet neighbours’ wishes

After a delay, Habitat for Humanity will be moving ahead in October 2022 with its 20-unit housing project on 10th Avenue NE in Salmon Arm. (GTA Architecture image)
An on-call ambulance for Salmon Arm will be converted to a full-time, 24/7 vehicle, adding eight full-time jobs, said BC Emergency Health Services in a Sept. 14, 2022 letter. (Black Press file photo)

Fully staffed, 24/7 ambulance to be added to Salmon Arm emergency services

Expansion from on-call to full-time ambulance predicted to add 8 permanent, full-time jobs

An on-call ambulance for Salmon Arm will be converted to a full-time, 24/7 vehicle, adding eight full-time jobs, said BC Emergency Health Services in a Sept. 14, 2022 letter. (Black Press file photo)
Salmon Arm Council is being asked to waive city requirements to build a bike lane and add three streetlights at 1160 20th St. SE in Salmon Arm where the addition of a single family home is being proposed. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Salmon Arm council agrees bike lane, street lights too much for homeowner to fund

Plan to construct single family home and garage on farmland triggers costly upgrades

Salmon Arm Council is being asked to waive city requirements to build a bike lane and add three streetlights at 1160 20th St. SE in Salmon Arm where the addition of a single family home is being proposed. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Improvements to Lakeshore Road are one of 10 projects listed as short-term priorities in Salmon Arm’s 2022 Corporate Strategic Plan. (File photo)

Council approves projects plan for City of Salmon Arm’s next 10 years

2022 strategic plan prioritizes projects, leaves ability for newly elected council to review it

Improvements to Lakeshore Road are one of 10 projects listed as short-term priorities in Salmon Arm’s 2022 Corporate Strategic Plan. (File photo)
The city’s planning department has proposed a change to the city’s R4, medium density zone, prompted by a 60-duplex, 120-unit housing project coming to 4400 and 4600 Canoe Beach Dr. NE in Canoe. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Council gives initial nod to expanding ownership models for Salmon Arm housing projects

Medium-density housing zone changing to facilitate strata ownership in multi-family developments

The city’s planning department has proposed a change to the city’s R4, medium density zone, prompted by a 60-duplex, 120-unit housing project coming to 4400 and 4600 Canoe Beach Dr. NE in Canoe. (City of Salmon Arm image)
The photo of Queen Elizabeth II in the council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall was draped with a black scarf following her death in keeping with provincial and federal protocols. (Salmon Arm Observer photo)

Death of Queen Elizabeth II marked at Salmon Arm city hall

Portrait draped with black in keeping with federal, provincial protocols

The photo of Queen Elizabeth II in the council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall was draped with a black scarf following her death in keeping with provincial and federal protocols. (Salmon Arm Observer photo)
The Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates forum on Oct. 4 for candidates running for Salmon Arm council in the Oct. 15 municipal election. (File photo)

Chamber announces all-candidates’ forum for Salmon Arm Council

Public invited to submit questions to chamber by midnight Sept. 28

The Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates forum on Oct. 4 for candidates running for Salmon Arm council in the Oct. 15 municipal election. (File photo)
A public input meeting into the 2023 Salmon Arm budget will be held on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

Public invited to provide input into Salmon Arm budget

November meeting considers taxpayer’s thoughtsl city budget process continues into January 2023

A public input meeting into the 2023 Salmon Arm budget will be held on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
The Zest Commercial Food Hub and other opportunities for food autonomy are on the list of topics Salmon Arm council will bring up in a meeting with Agriculture Minister Lana Popham during the UBCM (Union of BC Municipalities) Convention in Whistler this week. (File photo)

Salmon Arm council to have ear of Premier Horgan, Liberal leader at UBCM

Council also promoting city with five B.C. ministers at UBCM convention

The Zest Commercial Food Hub and other opportunities for food autonomy are on the list of topics Salmon Arm council will bring up in a meeting with Agriculture Minister Lana Popham during the UBCM (Union of BC Municipalities) Convention in Whistler this week. (File photo)