#Salmon Arm

The Salmar Grand will reopen its doors to moviegoers on June 18. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmar Grand reopening with new summer blockbusters in store

Sequels to A Quiet Place, Peter Rabbit among movies planned for June 18 reopening

The Salmar Grand will reopen its doors to moviegoers on June 18. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Depending on what happens in June in terms of rainfall, the Shuswap could experience a bad fire season this year. (File photo)

Emergency program coordinator in Shuswap hopes for June rains

Rather than flooding this year, thoughts turn to wildfire season

Depending on what happens in June in terms of rainfall, the Shuswap could experience a bad fire season this year. (File photo)
Members of the Salmon Arm Legion, including president Matt Fowler (second from left), stopped by the Mall at Piccadilly on Thursday, May 20 to donate a cheque for $21,000 to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation on the last day of its Radiothon fundraiser. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm legion president looking forward to events, with concert booked for September

Organization continues serving community through pandemic

Members of the Salmon Arm Legion, including president Matt Fowler (second from left), stopped by the Mall at Piccadilly on Thursday, May 20 to donate a cheque for $21,000 to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation on the last day of its Radiothon fundraiser. (Contributed)
Jeremiah Vergera and Darah Thurston, Shuswap Middle School students who worked on the Trailhead posts as part of Secwépemc Landmarks Project, do the ceremonial unveiling of the first Trailhead post on June 1 near the Little Mountain fieldhouse in Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Indigenous history in Shuswap recognized with unveiling of first Trailhead post

Collaborative Secwépemc Landmarks Project to include landmark sculptures and trail markers

Jeremiah Vergera and Darah Thurston, Shuswap Middle School students who worked on the Trailhead posts as part of Secwépemc Landmarks Project, do the ceremonial unveiling of the first Trailhead post on June 1 near the Little Mountain fieldhouse in Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The temperature reached 31.4 C in Salmon Arm on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. According to Environment Canada, the hottest June 2 on record for the city dates back to 1970, when the mercury reached 33.9 C. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The temperature reached 31.4 C in Salmon Arm on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. According to Environment Canada, the hottest June 2 on record for the city dates back to 1970, when the mercury reached 33.9 C. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Bulldogs Boxing instructor Jordyn Konrad goes for a spin in Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap-Revelstoke’s stationary bike challenge on Tuesday, June 1. A team from Bulldogs took turns at the bike, helping to support CMHA’s Ride Don’t Hide event. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm residents invited to choose own adventure for Ride Don’t Hide

CMHA’s annual fundraiser, awareness campaign runs through June

Bulldogs Boxing instructor Jordyn Konrad goes for a spin in Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap-Revelstoke’s stationary bike challenge on Tuesday, June 1. A team from Bulldogs took turns at the bike, helping to support CMHA’s Ride Don’t Hide event. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)
Members of the Salmon Arm Royal Purple recently gathered to receive pins recognizing their years of volunteer service From left: Delia Parker, 25 years; Pat MacLeod, 25; LIz Pastorchick, 20; Marlise Albertson, 10; President Sue Morrissette, 5 years; Cecile Johnson, 25; and Stella Merger, 25. Absent from the photo is Betty Trautman, who has served 60 years. Anyone interested in joining the Royal Purple, or wanting more information, may contact Sue at RoyalPurpleSue@gmail.com. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm volunteers recognized for years of service

Eight Royal Purple members have given a total of 170 years to volunteer work

  • Jun 2, 2021
Members of the Salmon Arm Royal Purple recently gathered to receive pins recognizing their years of volunteer service From left: Delia Parker, 25 years; Pat MacLeod, 25; LIz Pastorchick, 20; Marlise Albertson, 10; President Sue Morrissette, 5 years; Cecile Johnson, 25; and Stella Merger, 25. Absent from the photo is Betty Trautman, who has served 60 years. Anyone interested in joining the Royal Purple, or wanting more information, may contact Sue at RoyalPurpleSue@gmail.com. (Contributed)
S’witchcraft Catering food truck owner Erik Juárez and business partner Vanessa Stonehouse pause for a quick pic before getting back to making meals for a hungry Saturday morning crowd on May 29, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Self-trained Salmon Arm chef aims to celebrate Shuswap with exciting food truck menu

S’witchcraft Catering owner Erik Juárez developing a following with changing menu

S’witchcraft Catering food truck owner Erik Juárez and business partner Vanessa Stonehouse pause for a quick pic before getting back to making meals for a hungry Saturday morning crowd on May 29, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
S’witchcraft Catering food truck owner Erik Juárez and business partner Vanessa Stonehouse pause for a quick pic before getting back to making meals for a hungry Saturday morning crowd on May 29, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Self-trained Salmon Arm chef aims to celebrate Shuswap with exciting food truck menu

S’witchcraft Catering owner Erik Juárez developing a following with changing menu

S’witchcraft Catering food truck owner Erik Juárez and business partner Vanessa Stonehouse pause for a quick pic before getting back to making meals for a hungry Saturday morning crowd on May 29, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
UBCO master’s student Sandra Fox is being recognized with a Governor General’s Gold Medal for her research on Indigenous identity which led to several recommendations for Canadian universities to better serve Indigenous students. (Contributed)

UBCO student, a Salmon Arm grad, to receive Governor General’s medal

Sandra Fox’s research on colonization and Indigenous identities prompted changes at universities

UBCO master’s student Sandra Fox is being recognized with a Governor General’s Gold Medal for her research on Indigenous identity which led to several recommendations for Canadian universities to better serve Indigenous students. (Contributed)
Plans are underway for the return of the Salmon Arm Fair this year with a hybrid virtual event. (File photo)

Historic Salmon Arm fair turns to technology for 2021

Hybrid fair planned with video tutorials, exhibits, drive-in movie nights

Plans are underway for the return of the Salmon Arm Fair this year with a hybrid virtual event. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Citizens Patrol volunteer Christina Marusiak, accompanied by Ron Neufeld, waves at a passing motorist on Monday, May 31, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Traffic travelling 20 km/h over speed limit clocked on residential Salmon Arm road

Salmon Arm Citizens Patrol set up speed reader board on 20th Avenue SE

Salmon Arm Citizens Patrol volunteer Christina Marusiak, accompanied by Ron Neufeld, waves at a passing motorist on Monday, May 31, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm RCMP respond to a call regarding an alleged assault with a gun on May 26, 2021. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP seize baseball bat in reported assault with weapon case

Man, 26, arrested on Sparrow Road property and released under strict conditions

Salmon Arm RCMP respond to a call regarding an alleged assault with a gun on May 26, 2021. (File photo)
Adams Lake Kukpi7 (Chief) Cliff Arnouse speaks of profound sadness on learning of the remains of 215 children found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (File photo)

Devastation over discovery at Kamloops residential school felt deeply throughout Shuswap

Adams Lake chief speaks of family, how old wounds have opened with the finding of children’s remains

Adams Lake Kukpi7 (Chief) Cliff Arnouse speaks of profound sadness on learning of the remains of 215 children found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (File photo)
Adams Lake Kukpi7 (Chief) Cliff Arnouse speaks of profound sadness on learning of the remains of 215 children found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (File photo)

Devastation over discovery at Kamloops residential school felt deeply throughout Shuswap

Adams Lake chief speaks of family, how old wounds have opened with the finding of children’s remains

Adams Lake Kukpi7 (Chief) Cliff Arnouse speaks of profound sadness on learning of the remains of 215 children found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (File photo)
This bug trap and poster stands in the bushes near the Salmon Arm City Hall underground parking garage to alert residents to the brown marmorated stink bug – or anything that looks like it. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Agriculture ministry looks for special stink bugs in Salmon Arm and region

These stinkers are adorned with distinctive white bands on their antennae

This bug trap and poster stands in the bushes near the Salmon Arm City Hall underground parking garage to alert residents to the brown marmorated stink bug – or anything that looks like it. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
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Tabletop Tiddies flashes onto B.C. podcast scene with Dungeons and Dragons-themed show

Role-playing game actual play podcast features talent from Abbotsford, Salmon Arm, Surrey and PoCo

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Halle Krawczyk stands with some of her nurses in Boston on the last morning of her treatment in April 2021. (Photo contributed)

Krawzyck family returns to Salmon Arm after daughter’s surgeries for rare bone cancer

The hope is for normalcy, rest after so many months of medical care in the U.S.

Halle Krawczyk stands with some of her nurses in Boston on the last morning of her treatment in April 2021. (Photo contributed)
Halle Krawczyk stands with some of her nurses in Boston on the last morning of her treatment in April 2021. (Photo contributed)

Krawzyck family returns to Salmon Arm after daughter’s surgeries for rare bone cancer

The hope is for normalcy, rest after so many months of medical care in the U.S.

Halle Krawczyk stands with some of her nurses in Boston on the last morning of her treatment in April 2021. (Photo contributed)
Six of eleven concrete and steel girders for the new Salmon River Bridge were placed on Wednesday, May 26. 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Six 70,000-lb. girders set in place for future Highway 1 Salmon River Bridge

Bridge construction part of ongoing Salmon Arm West project

Six of eleven concrete and steel girders for the new Salmon River Bridge were placed on Wednesday, May 26. 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)