Salmon Arm council

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)
Kabu is the first ride-hailing service to be approved by the Passenger Transportation Board in the Okanagan-Kootenays-Cariboo region. (Facebook)

Kabu ride-hailing service could expand to Salmon Arm

Company wants to hear from civic leaders about community interest and support

Kabu is the first ride-hailing service to be approved by the Passenger Transportation Board in the Okanagan-Kootenays-Cariboo region. (Facebook)
The Salmon Arm Arts Centre has been the site of many thoughtful events and exhibitions over the past year, with more planned for 2020. (File photo)

‘Decolonizing’ Salmon Arm Arts Centre one of several unique projects in 2020

The year’s events will include a festival celebrating LGBTQ arts

The Salmon Arm Arts Centre has been the site of many thoughtful events and exhibitions over the past year, with more planned for 2020. (File photo)
The Veerman farm in the Lyman Hill area in north Canoe has been given approval by the Agricultural Land Commission to construct an outbuilding with a residential suite. The site of the proposed building is in blue. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Approval of second home on agricultural land surprises Salmon Arm council

City politicians happy with decision, province announces plan to loosen restrictions

The Veerman farm in the Lyman Hill area in north Canoe has been given approval by the Agricultural Land Commission to construct an outbuilding with a residential suite. The site of the proposed building is in blue. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Report: What are Salmon Arm’s goals, achievements, where does the money go?

Report: What are Salmon Arm’s goals, achievements, where does the money go?

The city’s 2018 Annual Report includes information on who the city paid and how much

Report: What are Salmon Arm’s goals, achievements, where does the money go?
Salmon Arm has given two readings to a bylaw which will further restrict, beyond provincial regulations, where panhandlers can be. (Observer file photo)

Proposed Salmon Arm bylaw would clamp down on panhandlers

Based on bylaws in Kelowna and Kamloops, this one extends prohibited areas from 10 to 15 metres

Salmon Arm has given two readings to a bylaw which will further restrict, beyond provincial regulations, where panhandlers can be. (Observer file photo)
The City of Salmon Arm plans to modernize its communication strategies. (File photo)

Embracing social media

City of Salmon Arm to make digital technology more central to its communications

The City of Salmon Arm plans to modernize its communication strategies. (File photo)
Businessman Hand Put Coins To Stack Of Coins

City fixes little water fee mistake

Special meeting of Salmon Arm Council passes change following small spreadsheet problem.

Businessman Hand Put Coins To Stack Of Coins
New 95-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott hotel planned for Salmon Arm, set to be complete in 2019. Image credit: Photo contributed.

New hotel planned for Salmon Arm

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott to build, applying for rezoning with city

New 95-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott hotel planned for Salmon Arm, set to be complete in 2019. Image credit: Photo contributed.
A new heating system as well as roof and siding repairs are on the wish list presented to city council for its budget deliberations coming up on Nov. 20. - File photo.

Heat wanted in indoor arena

City council to weigh budget requests on Nov. 20.

A new heating system as well as roof and siding repairs are on the wish list presented to city council for its budget deliberations coming up on Nov. 20. - File photo.
Al Boucher’s sons Loic and Marrec stand next to their dad’s uniform number that friends erected in the Canoe baseball diamond last winter. - Image credit: Photo contributed

Council briefs: Memorial playground gets support

Other council news includes new soap box derby date, app for recycling.

Al Boucher’s sons Loic and Marrec stand next to their dad’s uniform number that friends erected in the Canoe baseball diamond last winter. - Image credit: Photo contributed
Students to get ongoing voice at council

Students to get ongoing voice at council

Idea of ‘shadow council’ to come to Salmon Arm in fall

Students to get ongoing voice at council
Observer file photo                                Demolition of the former Orchard House is expected to begin this week. This photo was taken in March of this year.

Orchard House demolition to begin this week

City of Salmon Arm receives no bids for relocating the building.

Observer file photo                                Demolition of the former Orchard House is expected to begin this week. This photo was taken in March of this year.
The proposed site of the Ross Street underpass. - File photo

Ross Street underpass cost estimate at $10.5 million

The issue will go to council this fall for a decision on whether to go to referendum

The proposed site of the Ross Street underpass. - File photo
Gerald Clancy of Valid Manufacturing Ltd. is requesting that council review light industry tax rates to make them more equitable. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Council ponders tax rates

Public input invited at council’s afternoon meeting on Monday, March 27

Gerald Clancy of Valid Manufacturing Ltd. is requesting that council review light industry tax rates to make them more equitable. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
City council holds its March 13 meeting in a room adjacent to council chambers, after the chamber was flooded over the weekend by a broken water line on the second floor - Image credit: Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer

Council chambers flood over weekend

Broken water line on second floor of Salmon Arm city hall wrecks ceiling, water leaks on mayor’s desk

City council holds its March 13 meeting in a room adjacent to council chambers, after the chamber was flooded over the weekend by a broken water line on the second floor - Image credit: Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer
Cracking down on property crime continues to be a priority for Salmon Arm RCMP - Image credit: Black Press.

Property crimes, highway top priorities

Thefts, break and enters, plus the highway corridor through town are in focus for Salmon Arm RCMP.

Cracking down on property crime continues to be a priority for Salmon Arm RCMP - Image credit: Black Press.
If a new plan is adopted, the traffic light at Alexander Street will remain, but the one at Ross Street will be removed and replaced with a light at Fourth Street. This will lengthen the distance between the current traffic lights at Alexander Street and Ross Street, in hopes to make stopping safer. –Image Credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Intersection changes intended to make Trans-Canada safer

Council to seek public input on traffic lights and access through downtown

If a new plan is adopted, the traffic light at Alexander Street will remain, but the one at Ross Street will be removed and replaced with a light at Fourth Street. This will lengthen the distance between the current traffic lights at Alexander Street and Ross Street, in hopes to make stopping safer. –Image Credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer