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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)

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)
Salmon Arm’s Maple Tree Montessori will benefit from Childcare BC funding for 20 new spaces. (Maple Tree Montessori photo)

Province supports addition of 20 child-care spaces in Salmon Arm

151 new spaces created in total across the North Okanagan through Childcare BC funding

Salmon Arm’s Maple Tree Montessori will benefit from Childcare BC funding for 20 new spaces. (Maple Tree Montessori photo)
Former Salmon Arm Chief Administrative Officer Carl Bannister received his 20-year service award from Mayor Alan Harrison in December 2018. (File photo)

Chief administrative officer no longer with City of Salmon Arm

Position will be temporarily filled by senior staff until a hiring process takes place

Former Salmon Arm Chief Administrative Officer Carl Bannister received his 20-year service award from Mayor Alan Harrison in December 2018. (File photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP respond to five calls relating to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis over the May long weekend. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP receive numerous calls for people experiencing mental health crisis

Police dog team needed to apprehend individual connected to Mental Health Act warrant

Salmon Arm RCMP respond to five calls relating to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis over the May long weekend. (File photo)
Salmon Arm council receives word that the province has approved its share of funding for expanded hours for Shuswap Transit, likely to begin in January 2022. (File photo)

Wheels on Shuswap Transit buses to roll for extended hours

Salmon Arm council told province approves service increase, likely to begin in January

Salmon Arm council receives word that the province has approved its share of funding for expanded hours for Shuswap Transit, likely to begin in January 2022. (File photo)
Daniela O’Fee, Chance Encounters for Prepared Turntable, mixed media, 2019. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm Art Gallery to hit play on Sound Machines

Exhibit to feature mixed media and audio work by seven artists

  • May 25, 2021
Daniela O’Fee, Chance Encounters for Prepared Turntable, mixed media, 2019. (Contributed)
David and Laura Wilkinson are hoping to raise awareness among fellow medical cannabis growers after they attempted to renew their home insurance and were told there were no home insurance options available to them, and that they might have to be insured as a commercial operation. See story on page 3. 
(Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Home insurers’ cannabis concerns leave Salmon Arm couple without coverage

Laura and David Wilkinson are licensed to grow more than four plants for personal medical use

David and Laura Wilkinson are hoping to raise awareness among fellow medical cannabis growers after they attempted to renew their home insurance and were told there were no home insurance options available to them, and that they might have to be insured as a commercial operation. See story on page 3. 
(Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
David and Laura Wilkinson are hoping to raise awareness among fellow medical cannabis growers after they attempted to renew their home insurance and were told there were no home insurance options available to them, and that they might have to be insured as a commercial operation. See story on page 3.
(Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Home insurers’ cannabis concerns leave Salmon Arm couple without coverage

Laura and David Wilkinson are licensed to grow more than four plants for personal medical use

David and Laura Wilkinson are hoping to raise awareness among fellow medical cannabis growers after they attempted to renew their home insurance and were told there were no home insurance options available to them, and that they might have to be insured as a commercial operation. See story on page 3.
(Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Resident Kari Wilkinson said her ID and other cards were stolen when her vehicle was broken into while parked at the Salmon Arm Curling Club on May 20, 2021. (Kari Wilkinson photo)

Salmon Arm resident warning others after ID, cards stolen in vehicle break in

Several vehicle break ins, break-in attempts reported recently on social media

Resident Kari Wilkinson said her ID and other cards were stolen when her vehicle was broken into while parked at the Salmon Arm Curling Club on May 20, 2021. (Kari Wilkinson photo)
Salmon Arm firefighters were called to several garbage container fires set downtown about 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm fire chief takes succession of fires in garbage containers downtown seriously

Although fires were quickly extinguished, concern is they could ignite nearby structures

Salmon Arm firefighters were called to several garbage container fires set downtown about 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
With support from the RCMP, Crime Stoppers and BC Conservation Services, a poster has been circulated for a $1,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever has destroyed swallow nesting boxes at the Salmon Arm Foreshore. (Contributed)

Posters push for arrest after destruction of bird boxes at Salmon Arm foreshore

$1,000 reward offered for information about destruction of swallow nests, eggs, birds

With support from the RCMP, Crime Stoppers and BC Conservation Services, a poster has been circulated for a $1,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever has destroyed swallow nesting boxes at the Salmon Arm Foreshore. (Contributed)
Sisters Shelby Rutschmann and Destini Cogbill are the management team behind the family venture that is Anvil Coffee Collective, located in downtown Salmon Arm at 310 A Ross St. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm family collaborates on opening of new coffee shop

Anvil Coffee Collective latest addition to downtown Salmon Arm

Sisters Shelby Rutschmann and Destini Cogbill are the management team behind the family venture that is Anvil Coffee Collective, located in downtown Salmon Arm at 310 A Ross St. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Salmon Arm Secondary graduating class of 2020's celebrations were different from previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of a ceremony with the whole grad class present, grads received their commencement certificates in front of a professional videographer on June 16 and 17. (File photo)

Efforts underway to help Salmon Arm grads mark end of school year

SAS Dry Grad Committee fundraising so they can give graduates something to remember

The Salmon Arm Secondary graduating class of 2020's celebrations were different from previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of a ceremony with the whole grad class present, grads received their commencement certificates in front of a professional videographer on June 16 and 17. (File photo)
Shuswap Hospital Foundation volunteers and supporters were at the Mall at Piccadilly on Thursday, May 20, 2021, for the last day of the Have-A-Heart Radiothon fundraiser, part of the foundation's campaign to equip Salmon Arm's hospital with a new CT scanner and mammography unit. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap Hospital Foundation fundraiser finale at Salmon Arm mall

Have-A-Heart Radiothon fundraiser ends today

Shuswap Hospital Foundation volunteers and supporters were at the Mall at Piccadilly on Thursday, May 20, 2021, for the last day of the Have-A-Heart Radiothon fundraiser, part of the foundation's campaign to equip Salmon Arm's hospital with a new CT scanner and mammography unit. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm RCMP recover stolen vehicles in Tappen on May 19, 2021. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP recover recreational vehicles, industrial equipment

Variety of vehicles discovered in Tappen, suspects questioned but no charges laid yet

Salmon Arm RCMP recover stolen vehicles in Tappen on May 19, 2021. (File photo)
Residents who live near the Canoe Forest Products mill complain that smoke from the mill lingers over the town, while debris and muck visible at the end of April accumulate along the shore of Shuswap Lake in front of their homes. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Neighbours target Salmon Arm plywood plant over concerns about bark, sludge, smoke

Canoe Forest Product’s plans for site include a new emission system for smoke

Residents who live near the Canoe Forest Products mill complain that smoke from the mill lingers over the town, while debris and muck visible at the end of April accumulate along the shore of Shuswap Lake in front of their homes. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
School District 83 trustees will host a special meeting to discuss the school district’s Long Range Facilities Plan on May 26. (File photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap school board facilities plan meeting rescheduled

Trustees to discuss Long Range Facilities Plan, Salmon Arm schools

  • May 19, 2021
School District 83 trustees will host a special meeting to discuss the school district’s Long Range Facilities Plan on May 26. (File photo)
An unsuspecting parent returns to a bird box on the Salmon Arm foreshore on May 14, not aware someone has embarked on a path of destruction of nests. Eggs have been smashed, baby birds have died and even adult birds have been killed. More than 30 bird boxes have been wrecked, mainly between May 10 and May 14, 2021. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Community rallies to counter bird-box destruction at Salmon Arm foreshore

Reward offered, residents donate time, materials, cash

An unsuspecting parent returns to a bird box on the Salmon Arm foreshore on May 14, not aware someone has embarked on a path of destruction of nests. Eggs have been smashed, baby birds have died and even adult birds have been killed. More than 30 bird boxes have been wrecked, mainly between May 10 and May 14, 2021. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Song Sparrow Hall producer and sound engineer Craig Newnes with Darrin Herting from Jimmy Two Shoes & the Lost Soles prepare to record for The Wharf Sessions. (Kate Fagervik photo)

Wednesday on the Wharf makes 2021 debut as digital offering

Variety of musicians and musical styles recorded in The Wharf Sessions

  • May 18, 2021
Song Sparrow Hall producer and sound engineer Craig Newnes with Darrin Herting from Jimmy Two Shoes & the Lost Soles prepare to record for The Wharf Sessions. (Kate Fagervik photo)
The majority of city council voted in favour of this design for a new Salmon Arm flag on Monday, May 10, 2021. (City of Salmon Arm image)
The majority of city council voted in favour of this design for a new Salmon Arm flag on Monday, May 10, 2021. (City of Salmon Arm image)