Salmon Arm council

Council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall. (File photo)

COVID-19: City of Salmon Arm to hold off on public hearings expected to be controversial

Input on issues to be received via mail or email instead of in person during pandemic

Council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall. (File photo)
A property at 710 10th St. SW near the Mall at Piccadilly is the subject of a rezoning application from R1, single family dwelling, to R5, high density residential. (City of Salmon Arm image)

City of Salmon Arm gives preliminary approval to plan for high-density housing

If rezoning proceeds, it could provide about 15 to 20 housing units across from Mall at Piccadilly

A property at 710 10th St. SW near the Mall at Piccadilly is the subject of a rezoning application from R1, single family dwelling, to R5, high density residential. (City of Salmon Arm image)
The applicant for a rezoning to accommodate a home on Agricultural Land Reserve property at 3220 20th Ave. SE, near the airport and landfill in Salmon Arm, is requesting the city waive the requirements for a fire hydrant and for bike lanes on 20th Avenue and on Auto Road SE. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Request to bypass bike lanes along property by Salmon Arm airport gets partial approval

City’s planning meeting looks at bike lanes on Auto Road and 20th Avenue SE

The applicant for a rezoning to accommodate a home on Agricultural Land Reserve property at 3220 20th Ave. SE, near the airport and landfill in Salmon Arm, is requesting the city waive the requirements for a fire hydrant and for bike lanes on 20th Avenue and on Auto Road SE. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall. (File photo)

COVID-19: Salmon Arm council makes tough decisions to address economic stress

Among the city’s measures are tax breaks, layoffs and a project delay

Council chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall. (File photo)
The City of Salmon Arm continues to see applications for development in April while construction continues on some projects, such as the BC Housing-backed project on Fifth Avenue SE. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Development plans in Salmon Arm move forward despite pandemic

March building stats up over last year, city’s planning meeting includes seven applications

The City of Salmon Arm continues to see applications for development in April while construction continues on some projects, such as the BC Housing-backed project on Fifth Avenue SE. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm youth council asks for city bus reroute through Canoe

Salmon Arm youth council asks for city bus reroute through Canoe

Proposal includes potential stops along Lakeshore near Raven subdivision

Salmon Arm youth council asks for city bus reroute through Canoe
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Worried about property tax? Salmon Arm provides information

City lists deadlines for pre-authorized payment plan

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A flock of ducks takes to the air above the Salmon Arm wharf. (Ron Banville photo)                                A flock of ducks take to the air above the Salmon Arm wharf. (Ron Banville photo)

Too much information? Here is a compilation of Salmon Arm details so far

A little weather and lots of specifics regarding closures and community during the pandemic

A flock of ducks takes to the air above the Salmon Arm wharf. (Ron Banville photo)                                A flock of ducks take to the air above the Salmon Arm wharf. (Ron Banville photo)
Salmon Arm Council prepares to make a motion on March 18 to close city-owned facilities effective 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 19. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

City of Salmon Arm takes the big leap in response to COVID-19

Mayor says some people will say decision is over-reacting, he hopes it’s too much, not too little

Salmon Arm Council prepares to make a motion on March 18 to close city-owned facilities effective 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 19. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Mayor Alan Harrison is ready to start back to work after suffering a stroke on March 9. (File photo)

Salmon Arm mayor recovering well from stroke, grateful for CT scan

Alan Harrison ready to begin his duties, although gradually.

Mayor Alan Harrison is ready to start back to work after suffering a stroke on March 9. (File photo)
City worker Wayne Morlock changes the lights at city hall from red to white. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm council agrees to shine a light on cystic fibrosis in the community

Things will be blue around city hall when a new cause is highlighted

City worker Wayne Morlock changes the lights at city hall from red to white. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm considering bid for future BC Games, 55+ Games

Salmon Arm considering bid for future BC Games, 55+ Games

BC Summer Games this year in Maple Ridge, 55+ Games in Richmond

Salmon Arm considering bid for future BC Games, 55+ Games
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City devises plan for Salmon Arm cemetery to preserve peace and please pooches

New bylaw created that divides Shuswap Memorial Cemetery land into two portions

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Salmon Arm is ordering three new parking meters, and this one, located on Hudson Avenue NE across from the Hudson Thrift Shoppe, will be moving to Second Avenue NE by city hall. (File photo)                                Salmon Arm is planning for new parking meters, likely similar to the types used in other regional cities. This current meter is on Hudson Avenue across from the CMHA Thrift Shoppe. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

New parking pay stations coming for Salmon Arm but they will still take coins

City not set up to take credit cards for any of its transactions as fees have been too high

Salmon Arm is ordering three new parking meters, and this one, located on Hudson Avenue NE across from the Hudson Thrift Shoppe, will be moving to Second Avenue NE by city hall. (File photo)                                Salmon Arm is planning for new parking meters, likely similar to the types used in other regional cities. This current meter is on Hudson Avenue across from the CMHA Thrift Shoppe. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison is recovering after suffering a minor stroke on Monday, March 9. (File photo)

Salmon Arm mayor suffers minor stroke while playing hockey

Alan Harrison issues reassuring statement on his condition from hospital bed

Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison is recovering after suffering a minor stroke on Monday, March 9. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison is recovering after suffering a minor stroke on Monday, March 9. (File photo)

Salmon Arm mayor suffers minor stroke while playing hockey

Alan Harrison issues reassuring statement on his condition from hospital bed

Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison is recovering after suffering a minor stroke on Monday, March 9. (File photo)
Provincial courtroom. (File photo)                                Provincial courtroom. (File photo)

Salmon Arm man guilty of ‘deliberate and premeditated’ breach of Securities Act

Judge finds accused’s lying that led to 2007 sanctions continued in the courtroom

Provincial courtroom. (File photo)                                Provincial courtroom. (File photo)
Provincial courtroom. (File photo)                                Provincial courtroom. (File photo)

Shuswap man guilty of ‘deliberate and premeditated’ breach of Securities Act

Judge finds accused’s lying that led to 2007 sanctions continued in the courtroom

Provincial courtroom. (File photo)                                Provincial courtroom. (File photo)
The washrooms at the wharf are among the city washrooms closed during the winter. (File photo)

Weather in charge of Salmon Arm’s public potty plans

Council hears about complaints lodged last year over Blackburn Park closures

The washrooms at the wharf are among the city washrooms closed during the winter. (File photo)
The Canoe Forest Products mill. (File photo)

Salmon Arm gives tax break to Canoe Forest Products plywood plant

Company tax bill to be reduced while residential taxpayers to pick up shortfall

The Canoe Forest Products mill. (File photo)