#Salmon Arm

A still from security camera footage shows a man making a rude hand gesture towards a Salmon Arm Pizza Hut employee during an exchange in which racist comments were allegedly made towards the restaurant’s staff Monday night, Nov. 29, 2021. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm Pizza Hut employee shaken after being target of racist comments

RCMP say a Kelowna resident was advised not to return to the business

 

Changes downtown to accommodate the Ross Street Underpass construction means Lakeshore Drive underwent a partial closure on Nov. 29 as well as becoming one-way from Alexander to Shuswap. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Drivers adapt to changes in Downtown Salmon Arm for underpass construction

Portion of Lakeshore Drive, Ross Street closed, also Lakeshore partially one-way

 

Concerns raised in a letter to city council around flooding and Salmon Arm’s wastewater treatment facility prompted further questions about the city’s preparedness for unusual climate events. (File photo)

Letter: Changing climate, flood events prompt questions around Salmon Arm’s preparedness

Writer asks what steps the city is taking to anticipate unusual climate-related events

  • Nov 30, 2021
Concerns raised in a letter to city council around flooding and Salmon Arm’s wastewater treatment facility prompted further questions about the city’s preparedness for unusual climate events. (File photo)
The annual United Against Violence Against Women Candlelight Vigil will take place Monday, Dec. 6 at both the Vernon and Salmon Arm campuses of Okanagan College. (Image contributed)

Vigils in Salmon Arm, Vernon to remember women killed in Montreal massacre

Okanagan College candlelight vigils to raise awareness of all murdered and missing women

The annual United Against Violence Against Women Candlelight Vigil will take place Monday, Dec. 6 at both the Vernon and Salmon Arm campuses of Okanagan College. (Image contributed)
District of Salmon Arm staff set up a Christmas tree in front of Shuswap Park Mall, Dec. 11, 1985. Image from the Observer collection, Salmon Arm Museum at R.J. Haney Heritage Village.

Shuswap history in pictures: Christmas tree

District of Salmon Arm staff set up a Christmas tree in front…

  • Nov 30, 2021
District of Salmon Arm staff set up a Christmas tree in front of Shuswap Park Mall, Dec. 11, 1985. Image from the Observer collection, Salmon Arm Museum at R.J. Haney Heritage Village.
Tracy Edwards, facility manager of the Zest Commercial Food Hub in Salmon Arm. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm’s Zest opens doors for food innovation and production

Commercial kitchen, classroom among offerings at Zest Commercial Food Hub

Tracy Edwards, facility manager of the Zest Commercial Food Hub in Salmon Arm. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Barb Keehn, a former Merritt resident and the receptionist at the District Education Support Centre in Salmon Arm, will be welcoming evacuees to the centre from Nov. 29 until supplies last, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m, to pick up free games, books and stuffies donated by students in School District 83. (Photo contributed)

Students in North Okanagan-Shuswap donate games, books, stuffies for evacuees

Evacuees invited to stop by District Education Support Centre in Salmon Arm for free like-new items

Barb Keehn, a former Merritt resident and the receptionist at the District Education Support Centre in Salmon Arm, will be welcoming evacuees to the centre from Nov. 29 until supplies last, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m, to pick up free games, books and stuffies donated by students in School District 83. (Photo contributed)
City of Salmon Arm questioned on whether the proposed expansion of the sewage treatment plant would withstand flooding. (File photo)

Resident questions Salmon Arm council after Merritt’s sewage treatment plant floods

City staff express confidence in plans and proposed location for Salmon Arm plant expansion

City of Salmon Arm questioned on whether the proposed expansion of the sewage treatment plant would withstand flooding. (File photo)
Sharon Taylor and her granddaughter Amoura Sherwood came to take in the Salmon Arm Christmas Parade on Nov. 27, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Christmas parade brings joy to Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm community members showed their festive spirit at the Nov. 27 parade

Sharon Taylor and her granddaughter Amoura Sherwood came to take in the Salmon Arm Christmas Parade on Nov. 27, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Marilyn Kalke, a dedicated advocate for women fleeing abusive relationships, passed away on Nov. 15, 2021. (Photo contributed)

Former key member of SAFE Society team in Shuswap will be missed by many

Marilyn Kalke passed away on Nov. 15, 2021

  • Nov 27, 2021
Marilyn Kalke, a dedicated advocate for women fleeing abusive relationships, passed away on Nov. 15, 2021. (Photo contributed)
The route for Salmon Arm’s Christmas Parade, being held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2021. (Salmon Arm Fair image)
The route for Salmon Arm’s Christmas Parade, being held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2021. (Salmon Arm Fair image)
The City of Salmon Arm recently informed residents that metered utility bills may be delayed due to the recent flood damage to B.C. highways. Though the bills were mailed out on Nov. 12, city staff explained Canada Post sends mail to the Lower Mainland for processing. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The City of Salmon Arm recently informed residents that metered utility bills may be delayed due to the recent flood damage to B.C. highways. Though the bills were mailed out on Nov. 12, city staff explained Canada Post sends mail to the Lower Mainland for processing. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The A.L. Fortune Senior Drumline marches through the Salmon Arm Fair fairgrounds during the first night of the Salmon Arm Winter Fun Fest on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: First night of Salmon Arm Winter Fun Fest draws festive crowd

A.L. Fortune Senior Drumline lights up the night at fairgrounds

The A.L. Fortune Senior Drumline marches through the Salmon Arm Fair fairgrounds during the first night of the Salmon Arm Winter Fun Fest on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
More than 3,800 light bulbs were brought in for recycling in less than three hours on Nov. 24, prompting the scheduling of a second event on Dec. 11. (Contributed)

Abundance of light bulbs in Salmon Arm prompts second recycling event

Product Care apologizes for inconvenience caused when unexpectedly high number of bulbs brought in

More than 3,800 light bulbs were brought in for recycling in less than three hours on Nov. 24, prompting the scheduling of a second event on Dec. 11. (Contributed)
Phaedra and Ivan Idzan pause for a photo in downtown Hope on Nov. 14, taking a walk just before they heard that Highway 7 would be opening to allow people stranded to be guided through the flooded area so they could get to other communities in the Lower Mainland. (Contributed)

Hope and faith: Salmon Arm couple get home safely with appreciation for community spirit

Harrowing journey sparks thoughts on future travel, decentralization and kindness of human beings

Phaedra and Ivan Idzan pause for a photo in downtown Hope on Nov. 14, taking a walk just before they heard that Highway 7 would be opening to allow people stranded to be guided through the flooded area so they could get to other communities in the Lower Mainland. (Contributed)
From left: Jim Cotter, Grant Olsen, Andrew Nerpin and Trevor Miyahara. This curling team from Vernon won the first-ever Ashley HomeStore Curling Classic, which was held at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre from Nov. 19 to 21, 2021. (Doug Murray image)

’Competition at an extremely high level’: Vernon team wins Curl BC event in Salmon Arm

Ashley HomeStore Curling Classic held at Salmon Arm Curling Centre from Nov. 19 to 21

From left: Jim Cotter, Grant Olsen, Andrew Nerpin and Trevor Miyahara. This curling team from Vernon won the first-ever Ashley HomeStore Curling Classic, which was held at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre from Nov. 19 to 21, 2021. (Doug Murray image)
Dave Brubaker receives a retirement gift from tracksetters Dave Millard and George Jackson at Larch Hills Nordic Society chalet on Sunday, Nov. 14.
(Contributed)

Trail Tales: Larch Hills’ ‘Mr. Fix It’ ready to focus on skiing

Longtime volunteer mechanic Dave Brubaker retires

  • Nov 24, 2021
Dave Brubaker receives a retirement gift from tracksetters Dave Millard and George Jackson at Larch Hills Nordic Society chalet on Sunday, Nov. 14.
(Contributed)
Bastion Elementary music students perform the song Small But Mighty in their video entry to the 2021 CBC Music Class Challenge. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm students weather change in plans to create small but mighty video

Bastion Elementary releases video entry for CBC Music Challenge

Bastion Elementary music students perform the song Small But Mighty in their video entry to the 2021 CBC Music Class Challenge. (Contributed)
Linda Maze will be performing her Women of Rock show at the Salmar Classic Theatre on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. (Contributed)

Upcoming Salmon Arm concert a tribute to the women of rock

Linda Maze will be performing hits as Joan Jett, Pat Benetar, Stevie Nicks and Chrissy Hynde

Linda Maze will be performing her Women of Rock show at the Salmar Classic Theatre on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. (Contributed)