Salmon Arm council

This roof rat was trapped in a large rat trap in Salmon Arm in December 2019. Experts say Norway rats and roof rats are typically the only rats found in B.C. (File photo)

City of Salmon Arm facilities not plagued by rats

Council responds to letters asking city not to use poison

This roof rat was trapped in a large rat trap in Salmon Arm in December 2019. Experts say Norway rats and roof rats are typically the only rats found in B.C. (File photo)
Salmon Arm is hoping to upgrade its meters in 2021 with a card reader assembly making it possible to pay by credit or debit card. This is one of the meters in Salmon Arm that would be upgraded. (File photo)

City of Salmon Arm moves closer to credit card pay parking

Changes in technology expected to take place in early 2021

Salmon Arm is hoping to upgrade its meters in 2021 with a card reader assembly making it possible to pay by credit or debit card. This is one of the meters in Salmon Arm that would be upgraded. (File photo)
This roof rat was trapped in a large rat trap in Salmon Arm in December 2019. Experts say Norway rats and roof rats are typically the only rats found in B.C. (File photo)

City of Salmon Arm facilities not plagued by rats, no rodenticide used

Council responds to letters asking city not to use poison

This roof rat was trapped in a large rat trap in Salmon Arm in December 2019. Experts say Norway rats and roof rats are typically the only rats found in B.C. (File photo)
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)

Girls raise funds for crosswalk on busy Salmon Arm road

City council to wait for staff’s opinion on best way to improve safety

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 RCMP’s Citizens Patrol members clock vehicles’ speeds in August 2019 as they go through the 30 km/h park zone by Fletcher Park, one method used to try to slow traffic at the bottom of Okanagan Avenue. (File photo)

Salmon Arm projects keep rolling thanks to taxpayers’ early payments

‘Speed hump’ to go on Okanagan Avenue adjacent to Fletcher Park

Salmon Arm RCMP’s Citizens Patrol members clock vehicles’ speeds in August 2019 as they go through the 30 km/h park zone by Fletcher Park, one method used to try to slow traffic at the bottom of Okanagan Avenue. (File photo)
The Salmon Arm Pickleball Club would like to see the City of Salmon Arm fund a defibrillator for Klahani Park. (Black Press file photo)

Salmon Arm pickleball club’s request for defibrillator will go to city budget

City council decides to forward request for Klahani Park to 2021 budget deliberations

The Salmon Arm Pickleball Club would like to see the City of Salmon Arm fund a defibrillator for Klahani Park. (Black Press file photo)
The City of Salmon Arm released a statement encouraging the use of facial coverings in public spaces where maintaining a minimum distance of two metres may be a challenge. (File photo)

Salmon Arm resident disheartened by lack of masked faces in public spaces

City issues statement encouraging use of protective facial coverings

The City of Salmon Arm released a statement encouraging the use of facial coverings in public spaces where maintaining a minimum distance of two metres may be a challenge. (File photo)
The City of Salmon Arm released a statement encouraging the use of facial coverings in public spaces where maintaining a minimum distance of two metres may be a challenge. (File photo)

Salmon Arm resident disheartened by lack of masked faces in public spaces

City issues statement encouraging use of protective facial coverings

The City of Salmon Arm released a statement encouraging the use of facial coverings in public spaces where maintaining a minimum distance of two metres may be a challenge. (File photo)
The Prestige Harbourfront Resort would like to put up a sign at the former site of the 7-Eleven store downtown to direct visitors to the hotel and waterfront. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Prestige hotel asks to put up ‘billboard type’ sign on former Salmon Arm 7-Eleven lot

City staff favour request, sign would be similar to Critter’s signage nearby

The Prestige Harbourfront Resort would like to put up a sign at the former site of the 7-Eleven store downtown to direct visitors to the hotel and waterfront. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Neighbours are concerned about the development proposed for 70 and 210 11th St. SE, a 3.9 hectare parcel just south of Okanagan Avenue, which could see up to 120 multi-family residential units if zoned from R1, single family residential, to R4, medium density residential. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Neighbours raise concerns about proposed housing development in Salmon Arm

Objections to 11th Street SE plans include increased traffic, diversion of creek, loss of greenspace

Neighbours are concerned about the development proposed for 70 and 210 11th St. SE, a 3.9 hectare parcel just south of Okanagan Avenue, which could see up to 120 multi-family residential units if zoned from R1, single family residential, to R4, medium density residential. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Habitat for Humanity has applied for a development permit for a seniors housing project planned for 1351 10th Ave. NE in Salmon Arm. (GTA Architecture image)

Salmon Arm council pleased with plans for Habitat for Humanity housing project

Twenty-unit building, mainly for 55-plus seniors, in the works

Habitat for Humanity has applied for a development permit for a seniors housing project planned for 1351 10th Ave. NE in Salmon Arm. (GTA Architecture image)
Residents were social distancing in the gallery of Salmon Arm council chambers on Monday, June 22, some in attendance for first and second readings of an application to rezone property on 11th Street SE to accommodate a multi-family residential development with up to 120 units. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Hearing on 11th Street SE residential development to be held in Salmon Arm rec centre

Development was planned in 2008 on same challenging properties but did not proceed

Residents were social distancing in the gallery of Salmon Arm council chambers on Monday, June 22, some in attendance for first and second readings of an application to rezone property on 11th Street SE to accommodate a multi-family residential development with up to 120 units. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Council chambers at Salmon Arm city hall were open on Monday, June 22 for the first time since March 2020. Measures were in place for social distancing, with no more than 15 people allowed in the gallery and people sitting in designated seats. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Council chambers first step in reopening Salmon Arm city hall

Public, council members attend council meeting in person after three-month hiatus

Council chambers at Salmon Arm city hall were open on Monday, June 22 for the first time since March 2020. Measures were in place for social distancing, with no more than 15 people allowed in the gallery and people sitting in designated seats. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A thief or thieves, looking for coins, vandalized three parking stations in Salmon Arm in the first week of June 2020, whose replacement will cost an estimated $25,000 total. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Parking in downtown Salmon Arm moving to two hours except for one street

Pay stations vandalized, council discusses plan for adopting credit card payments

A thief or thieves, looking for coins, vandalized three parking stations in Salmon Arm in the first week of June 2020, whose replacement will cost an estimated $25,000 total. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Banjo plucking was part of the entertainment in 2018 on Alexander Street in August 2018, part of Downtown Salmon Arm’s street entertainment program. (Observer file photo)

Salmon Arm council agrees to make Alexander Street a pedestrian mall on Saturdays

Council also ponders request to allow alcohol, closure to vehicular traffic to start July 4

Banjo plucking was part of the entertainment in 2018 on Alexander Street in August 2018, part of Downtown Salmon Arm’s street entertainment program. (Observer file photo)
The development proposed for 70 and 210 11th St. SE, a 3.9 hectare parcel just south of Okanagan Avenue, could see up to 120 multi-family residential units if zoned from R1, single family residential, to R4, medium density residential. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Council to consider multi-housing development off Okanagan Avenue

Up to 120 units allowed under rezoning, will require creek and traffic considerations

The development proposed for 70 and 210 11th St. SE, a 3.9 hectare parcel just south of Okanagan Avenue, could see up to 120 multi-family residential units if zoned from R1, single family residential, to R4, medium density residential. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall will be reopening for the June 22 council meeting, with a minimum number of people permitted to attend in order to respect social distancing. (City of Salmon Arm photo)

Salmon Arm council chambers to reopen June 22 to limited number of people

Council and staff expect interest regarding rezoning application for property near Okanagan Avenue

Council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall will be reopening for the June 22 council meeting, with a minimum number of people permitted to attend in order to respect social distancing. (City of Salmon Arm photo)
City crews can be seen working around Salmon Arm streets during the spring weather, with paving one of the more recent focuses. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

COVID-19 helps Salmon Arm paving program cover more ground

Bids lower likely because of lower oil prices

City crews can be seen working around Salmon Arm streets during the spring weather, with paving one of the more recent focuses. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The Hanoi 36 Restaurant built a patio in the spring of 2020 to seat customers on Hudson Avenue NE. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm council decides to waive fees for sidewalk cafés during pandemic

City staff to also review applications for businesses other than restaurants as they come in

The Hanoi 36 Restaurant built a patio in the spring of 2020 to seat customers on Hudson Avenue NE. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm council receives report on need for child-care spaces in the city. (File photo)

Many more child-care spaces needed in Salmon Arm to meet targets

City not unlike other communities in the province which are falling short

Salmon Arm council receives report on need for child-care spaces in the city. (File photo)