Salmon Arm council

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)
Salmon Arm Council’s planning committee received an application on Oct. 5, 2020 to rezone a parcel at 700 30th St. NE from single family residential to multi-family residential to accommodate prelminary plans for a 20-unit condominium development. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Condominiums proposed near South Broadview school in Salmon Arm

Council wants plans to include traffic study and bike lane right-of-way

Salmon Arm Council’s planning committee received an application on Oct. 5, 2020 to rezone a parcel at 700 30th St. NE from single family residential to multi-family residential to accommodate prelminary plans for a 20-unit condominium development. (City of Salmon Arm image)
The Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church has applied to rezone its parcel at 1191 - 22 St. NE south of the church from P3, institutional, to C-6, commercial, in order to raise funds to upgrade the church. (City of Salmon Arm graphic )

Church applies to rezone parcel along Highway 1 in Salmon Arm to commercial

Some city council members want to see a traffic impact study before public hearing

The Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church has applied to rezone its parcel at 1191 - 22 St. NE south of the church from P3, institutional, to C-6, commercial, in order to raise funds to upgrade the church. (City of Salmon Arm graphic )
Emery Shipmaker and Xanna Marjoribanks address Salmon Arm Council on Aug. 24, 2020 to present more than $200 they raised from a lemonade and cookie stand for a crosswalk at the intersection of Lakeshore Road and 50th Avenue NE. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Council denies girls’ request for crosswalk on Lakeshore Road

City opts for vegetation removal so sight lines will be clearer

Emery Shipmaker and Xanna Marjoribanks address Salmon Arm Council on Aug. 24, 2020 to present more than $200 they raised from a lemonade and cookie stand for a crosswalk at the intersection of Lakeshore Road and 50th Avenue NE. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Prolific gardener and canner Bert Revel from Salmon Arm who has won many awards for his fruit, vegetables and famous pies over the years, knows about the shortage of canning jars and lids but managed to buy some before the shortage hit. He also has a collection of jars from year to year. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shortage of canning supplies in Shuswap a side effect of COVID-19

Canning jars and lids in short supply in many places across North America

Prolific gardener and canner Bert Revel from Salmon Arm who has won many awards for his fruit, vegetables and famous pies over the years, knows about the shortage of canning jars and lids but managed to buy some before the shortage hit. He also has a collection of jars from year to year. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The move of a Trans-Canada Highway traffic light in downtown Salmon Arm from Ross Street to Fourth Street is expected to take place in October or November. (File photo)

Moving the Ross Street traffic light in Salmon Arm coming up this fall

City council to meet with provincial minister at September convention

The move of a Trans-Canada Highway traffic light in downtown Salmon Arm from Ross Street to Fourth Street is expected to take place in October or November. (File photo)