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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)
The Canoe Traffic-Calming Working Group wrote to council in November 2020 requesting safety improvements, including the reduction or eradication of speeding up and down 50th Street, the main access road in and out of Canoe. The city’s traffic safety committee recommended a four-way stop at 50th Street and 70th Avenue NE. (Kristal Burgess photo)

Four-way stop likely coming to problematic North Canoe intersection

City’s traffic safety committee recommends three improvements to Salmon Arm Council

The Canoe Traffic-Calming Working Group wrote to council in November 2020 requesting safety improvements, including the reduction or eradication of speeding up and down 50th Street, the main access road in and out of Canoe. The city’s traffic safety committee recommended a four-way stop at 50th Street and 70th Avenue NE. (Kristal Burgess photo)
Salmon Arm council and staff have the happy task of deciding how to spend a $3.6 million COVID-19 Safe Restart grant going to local governments from provincial and federal governments. (File photo)

Decisions: Salmon Arm council, staff decide fate of $3.6 million COVID-19 restart grant

Council receives welcome funding from provincial/federal governments

Salmon Arm council and staff have the happy task of deciding how to spend a $3.6 million COVID-19 Safe Restart grant going to local governments from provincial and federal governments. (File photo)
A private retail non-medical cannabis store has been proposed for the Mall at Piccadilly. The application will go to Salmon Arm Council’s planning meeting for a referral on Dec. 7. (City of Salmon Arm image)

UPDATE: City council supportive of cannabis store proposed for Salmon Arm’s Mall at Piccadilly

An online public hearing will take place on Dec. 14 although the public can send letters beforehand

A private retail non-medical cannabis store has been proposed for the Mall at Piccadilly. The application will go to Salmon Arm Council’s planning meeting for a referral on Dec. 7. (City of Salmon Arm image)
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)
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)
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

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