Salmon Arm council

With this year’s high water, Shuswap Emergency Program staff are working behind the scenes to help protect critical public works 
infrastructure, like Salmon Arm’s water treatment plant, a portion of which was surrounded by sand-filled gabion baskets on June 1. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Column: Shuswap Emergency Program an important asset for region

Council Report by City of Salmon Arm Councillor Kevin Flynn

  • Jun 2, 2020
With this year’s high water, Shuswap Emergency Program staff are working behind the scenes to help protect critical public works 
infrastructure, like Salmon Arm’s water treatment plant, a portion of which was surrounded by sand-filled gabion baskets on June 1. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Home inspector Brad Campbell removes his cobweb covered cap after combing through the dirt crawlspace of a home built in the 1970s. (Brad Campbell photo)                                Home inspector Brad Campbell removes his cobweb covered cap after combing through the dirt crawlspace of a home built in the 1970s. (Brad Campbell photo)

From mouldy attics to giant wasp nests, Shuswap home inspector shares surprising finds

Salmon Arm’s Brad Campbell assembling photo gallery of disturbing discoveries

Home inspector Brad Campbell removes his cobweb covered cap after combing through the dirt crawlspace of a home built in the 1970s. (Brad Campbell photo)                                Home inspector Brad Campbell removes his cobweb covered cap after combing through the dirt crawlspace of a home built in the 1970s. (Brad Campbell photo)
Home inspector Brad Campbell removes his cobweb covered cap after combing through the dirt crawlspace of a home built in the 1970s. (Brad Campbell photo)                                Home inspector Brad Campbell removes his cobweb covered cap after combing through the dirt crawlspace of a home built in the 1970s. (Brad Campbell photo)

From mouldy attics to giant wasp nests, Shuswap home inspector shares surprising finds

Salmon Arm’s Brad Campbell assembling photo gallery of disturbing discoveries

Home inspector Brad Campbell removes his cobweb covered cap after combing through the dirt crawlspace of a home built in the 1970s. (Brad Campbell photo)                                Home inspector Brad Campbell removes his cobweb covered cap after combing through the dirt crawlspace of a home built in the 1970s. (Brad Campbell photo)
The City of Salmon Arm plans to replace about 100 metres of sidewalk on Fifth Avenue NE between 23rd and 24th Streets, pictured here, along with replacing the 23rd Street NE sidewalk as part of the 2020 budget. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm tackles cracked sidewalks, potholes, despite lack of 1-800 number

Replacing sidewalks isn’t cheap but city staff, politicians still want to hear about problems

The City of Salmon Arm plans to replace about 100 metres of sidewalk on Fifth Avenue NE between 23rd and 24th Streets, pictured here, along with replacing the 23rd Street NE sidewalk as part of the 2020 budget. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
City to close doors of physical Visitor Information Centre at end of August 2020 as a result of COVID-19, council to look for digital proposals. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

COVID-19: Salmon Arm council to terminate contract for Visitor Information Centre

Chamber to close centre doors at end of August after 25 years, city to welcome digital proposals

City to close doors of physical Visitor Information Centre at end of August 2020 as a result of COVID-19, council to look for digital proposals. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Despite the pandemic, the City of Salmon Arm saw building permit values increase through April this year over the same period in 2019 and construction in the community appears to be going strong. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Despite COVID-19, construction of single family homes in Salmon Arm outdoing 2019 numbers

Value of category’s 2020 building permits is $1.7 million more than 2019 year-to-date

Despite the pandemic, the City of Salmon Arm saw building permit values increase through April this year over the same period in 2019 and construction in the community appears to be going strong. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
An artist’s rendering of a 25-unit, six-storey multi-family residential development planned for 241 Beatty Ave. NW in Salmon Arm.

Six-storey 25-unit residential development proposed for Salmon Arm

Developer asks for three variances to be considered at a hearing on May 25

An artist’s rendering of a 25-unit, six-storey multi-family residential development planned for 241 Beatty Ave. NW in Salmon Arm.
City crews work to repair the broken water main in Canoe between Canoe Beach and Captain’s Cove Marina June 30, 2018. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Council approves budget increase for major Canoe water main project

Main feed line from water treatment plant to the west to be replaced in fall

City crews work to repair the broken water main in Canoe between Canoe Beach and Captain’s Cove Marina June 30, 2018. (File photo)
Salmon Arm council receives request for land for a child-care centre. (File photo)                                Queen’s Park YMCA Child Care Centre is now offering Preschool program for children ages 3 to 5. (Contributed)

City of Salmon Arm won’t be filling request for land for child-care spaces

Council states no land for such requests, one councillor raises issue of fairness to private centres

Salmon Arm council receives request for land for a child-care centre. (File photo)                                Queen’s Park YMCA Child Care Centre is now offering Preschool program for children ages 3 to 5. (Contributed)
The City of Salmon Arm has authorized the reopening of city-owned playgrounds and spray parks, effective May 15, 2020. (File photo)

Salmon Arm council agrees to reopen some city buildings, properties effective May 15

Mayor emphasizes city is following province’s lead, will take openings slowly

The City of Salmon Arm has authorized the reopening of city-owned playgrounds and spray parks, effective May 15, 2020. (File photo)
The City of Salmon Arm has authorized the reopening of city-owned playgrounds and spray parks, effective Friday, May 15. (File photo)

Salmon Arm council agrees to reopen some city buildings, properties effective May 15

Mayor emphasizes city is following province’s lead, will take openings slowly

The City of Salmon Arm has authorized the reopening of city-owned playgrounds and spray parks, effective Friday, May 15. (File photo)
These ‘mountain finder’ landmarks in Switzerland show the basic function of the landmarks concept that the Secwepemc Landmarks project has been working on. The Secwepemc Landmarks in Salmon Arm and beyond will have a different style and design. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm expresses ongoing support for Secwepemc Landmarks project

Council adds its backing for grant application to Heritage BC for completing work

These ‘mountain finder’ landmarks in Switzerland show the basic function of the landmarks concept that the Secwepemc Landmarks project has been working on. The Secwepemc Landmarks in Salmon Arm and beyond will have a different style and design. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm Council has asked city staff to prepare a report stemming from a request to provide a special licence to yoga and exercise trainers wishing to use city parks. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Council investigates stretching city park uses to include yoga, exercise classes

Yoga instructor suggests considering a special business licence and booking system for parks

Salmon Arm Council has asked city staff to prepare a report stemming from a request to provide a special licence to yoga and exercise trainers wishing to use city parks. (File photo)
This one-hectare property at the corner of 11th Avenue and 18th Street NE is the site of a proposed 30-unit housing development. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Thirty-unit housing development planned for northeast Salmon Arm

Initial concept was to be 55-plus but owner told council there are townhomes suitable for families

This one-hectare property at the corner of 11th Avenue and 18th Street NE is the site of a proposed 30-unit housing development. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Column: City of Salmon Arm, organizations doing their part amidst virus

Column: City of Salmon Arm, organizations doing their part amidst virus

Council Report by Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison

  • May 4, 2020
Column: City of Salmon Arm, organizations doing their part amidst virus
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Salmon Arm council divided on whether to cut more expenses in 2020 budget

City councillor: ‘I have never in all my years on council been one to vote against a budget’

(File ph0t0)
Walmart Canada confirms an employee with the Salmon Arm store tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, and that other staff in close contact with the employee were directed to self-isolate. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Walmart employee tests positive for COVID-19

Company says other employees in close, prolonged contact directed to self-isolate

Walmart Canada confirms an employee with the Salmon Arm store tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, and that other staff in close contact with the employee were directed to self-isolate. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Walmart Canada confirms an employee with the Salmon Arm store tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, and that other staff in close contact with the employee were directed to self-isolate. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Walmart employee tests positive for COVID-19

Company says other employees in close, prolonged contact directed to self-isolate

Walmart Canada confirms an employee with the Salmon Arm store tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, and that other staff in close contact with the employee were directed to self-isolate. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
An organic feed mill is proposed in the northwest corner of this 65-hectare property at 6710 50th Ave. SW in the Salmon Valley. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Salmon Arm council praises plan for feed mill to support poultry operation

Land commission approval needed because more than 50 per cent of product might come from off-farm

An organic feed mill is proposed in the northwest corner of this 65-hectare property at 6710 50th Ave. SW in the Salmon Valley. (City of Salmon Arm image)
The Hanoi 36 Restaurant on Hudson Avenue is asking Salmon Arm council for permission to build a patio to accommodate outdoor seating. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Hanoi 36 Restaurant in Salmon Arm looks beyond COVID-19 to patio seating

Business applies to city for five tables on sidewalk to be used once pandemic restrictions lifted

The Hanoi 36 Restaurant on Hudson Avenue is asking Salmon Arm council for permission to build a patio to accommodate outdoor seating. (City of Salmon Arm image)