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Sheilah Land was an outstanding supporter of the Salmon Arm Transition House. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm Transition House pays tribute to dedicated supporter

Sheilah Land’s thoughtfulness was witnessed and appreciated for many years

 

Jim Caldwell and his daughter Sorsha Woloshyn were among the Falkland evacuees affected by the order issued Wednesday, Aug. 4 due to the White Rock Lake wildfire. The pair were at the Emergency Support Services reception centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort in Salmon Arm on Aug. 5. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Recent residents of Falkland shocked by evacuation order

Father grateful for house insurance, also assistance from Shuswap Emergency Program

 

A Salmon Arm man and his mortgage investment corporation, All Canadian Investment Corporation, ACIC, was found by the BC Securities Commission on July 29, 2021 to have made misrepresentations and false or misleading statements in documents required to be filed under the Securities Act. (File photo)

Salmon Arm man made misleading statements to investors: BC Securities Commission

Sanctions to be imposed after submissions from commission staff and the accused

 

Chad, son Daxton, daughter Trinity and wife Shanel pose for a photo at DeMille’s Farm Market where Trinity was born in the early morning hours of Aug. 3, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Shuswap couple pull off Highway 1 in Salmon Arm to give birth to child

Father guided over phone through early morning delivery of daughter

Chad, son Daxton, daughter Trinity and wife Shanel pose for a photo at DeMille’s Farm Market where Trinity was born in the early morning hours of Aug. 3, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Call the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment if you think one of the items recovered might be yours. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP have recovered property galore, including several bicycles

If you think an item might belong to you, call the exhibit custodian during business hours

Call the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment if you think one of the items recovered might be yours. (File photo)
Brad DeMille, owner of DeMille’s Farm Market, applied to the Agricultural Land Commission to sell B.C. cider, wine, beer and spirits at his business and his non-farm-use application has been granted. (File photo)

DeMille’s Farm Market in Salmon Arm gets approval to sell B.C. wine, spirits

Land commission nod means business can support local wineries, cideries, breweries, distilleries

Brad DeMille, owner of DeMille’s Farm Market, applied to the Agricultural Land Commission to sell B.C. cider, wine, beer and spirits at his business and his non-farm-use application has been granted. (File photo)
Wildfire smoke from the south lingers low over Salmon Arm’s Blackburn Park while Mount Ida in the background is completely shrouded in smoke. (File photo)

Column: Wildfires front and centre for municipalities

Council Report by City of Salmon Arm Coun. Tim Lavery

  • Aug 3, 2021
Wildfire smoke from the south lingers low over Salmon Arm’s Blackburn Park while Mount Ida in the background is completely shrouded in smoke. (File photo)
Salmon Arm’s SASCU Recreation Centre has been the base of operation for Interior Health’s local COVID-19 immunization efforts. (File photo)

‘Now is the time to be urgent’: Salmon Arm mayor wants vaccination numbers higher

Revelstoke leads Interior towns in terms of population vaccinated, Vernon and Salmon Arm rates lower

Salmon Arm’s SASCU Recreation Centre has been the base of operation for Interior Health’s local COVID-19 immunization efforts. (File photo)
The Shaw Centre will be open for walkers above the Spectator arena on Saturday, July 31 to provide relief from the wildfire smoke. (File photo)

Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm to be open for walkers July 31 to escape smoke

Centre is also open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but not Monday, Aug. 2

The Shaw Centre will be open for walkers above the Spectator arena on Saturday, July 31 to provide relief from the wildfire smoke. (File photo)
Alexander Street, between Hudson Avenue NE and Lakeshore Drive NE, gets a fresh coat of paint in preparation for the return of the Alexander Plaza downtown market. (Downtown Salmon Arm photo)

Smoke, hot weather delay return of Salmon Arm’s Alexander Plaza

Saturday downtown market includes artisans, vendors and live music

Alexander Street, between Hudson Avenue NE and Lakeshore Drive NE, gets a fresh coat of paint in preparation for the return of the Alexander Plaza downtown market. (Downtown Salmon Arm photo)
City of Salmon Arm staff and residents are concerned complaints about local licensed residential cannabis grow operations are not being heard by Health Canada. (File photo)

Salmon Arm residents, city frustrated with Health Canada on cannabis odour concerns

City staff say there is no consultation around licensing of home grow operations

City of Salmon Arm staff and residents are concerned complaints about local licensed residential cannabis grow operations are not being heard by Health Canada. (File photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP would like the public’s help locating this travel trailer stolen in the early morning hours of July 25. (Contributed)

RCMP want public’s help locating trailer stolen in Salmon Arm

Two suspects observed at RV dealership between 4 and 5 a.m. July 25

Salmon Arm RCMP would like the public’s help locating this travel trailer stolen in the early morning hours of July 25. (Contributed)
Line West Ltd. staff add a purple stripe to the triple-rainbow crosswalk going in at the intersection of Hudson Avenue NE and McLeod Street SE, near the Salmon Arm Arts Centre. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Road closed as triple-rainbow crosswalk painted in downtown Salmon Arm

Crosswalk part of ongoing effort to make Salmon Arm a safe and inclusive place

Line West Ltd. staff add a purple stripe to the triple-rainbow crosswalk going in at the intersection of Hudson Avenue NE and McLeod Street SE, near the Salmon Arm Arts Centre. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Air quality in Salmon Arm has been dismal recently, as this example of fallen ash from wildfires on the morning of July 27 illustrates. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Two citizen-owned air quality sensors in Salmon Arm help fill monitor gap

Provincial monitors in Kamloops, Vernon don’t cover Shuswap atmosphere

Air quality in Salmon Arm has been dismal recently, as this example of fallen ash from wildfires on the morning of July 27 illustrates. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Blake Lawson was recognized as one the Shuswap’s outstanding community leaders in the 2021 Salmon Arm Top 20 Under 40 program. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm’s Top 20 under 40: Blake Lawson

Program recognizes the region’s young community leaders.

  • Jul 28, 2021
Blake Lawson was recognized as one the Shuswap’s outstanding community leaders in the 2021 Salmon Arm Top 20 Under 40 program. (Contributed)
Birch Place, the second of three buildings to open in the affordable housing development at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Third Street SW in Salmon Arm, opened June 1, 2021, with the third building, Cedar Place, expected to open in late fall 2021. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

First two new BC Housing buildings in Salmon Arm all but full

Building for people without permanent housing expected to open in late fall, staff needed

Birch Place, the second of three buildings to open in the affordable housing development at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Third Street SW in Salmon Arm, opened June 1, 2021, with the third building, Cedar Place, expected to open in late fall 2021. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The Children’s Museum and Discovery Centre opens its doors at RJ Haney Heritage Village on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Contributed)

Kids welcome to discover, learn and play at new Salmon Arm attraction

Children’s Museum and Discovery Centre opens at RJ Haney Heritage Village on July 30

The Children’s Museum and Discovery Centre opens its doors at RJ Haney Heritage Village on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Contributed)
The fire was discovered on Saturday, July 24. (Screen shot)

UPDATE: Noisy Creek fire outside of Salmon Arm now under control

The fire is still labeled as “new” by BC Wildfire and was discovered on Saturday, July 24

The fire was discovered on Saturday, July 24. (Screen shot)
Salmon Arm firefighters responded to a fire at the city landfill on the morning of Friday, July 23, 2021. (Shuswap Emergency Program photo)

Salmon Arm firefighters douse fire at city landfill

Crews from all firehalls responded as a precaution

Salmon Arm firefighters responded to a fire at the city landfill on the morning of Friday, July 23, 2021. (Shuswap Emergency Program photo)
Funding was approved for a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure project involving the four-laning of Highway 1 between the Tappen Valley Road and Ford Road intersections. (Google image)

Four-laning planned for Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm

Funding approved for project between Tappen Valley Road and Ford Road intersections

Funding was approved for a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure project involving the four-laning of Highway 1 between the Tappen Valley Road and Ford Road intersections. (Google image)