#Salmon Arm

Riley Jepson won awards for top batting average and tying for the most home runs in 2019. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s Riley Jepson signed by the Chicago White Sox organization

Jepson is now playing with Chicago’s High-A affiliate, the Winston-Salem Dash

  • Aug 27, 2022
Riley Jepson won awards for top batting average and tying for the most home runs in 2019. (File photo)
Elvis impersonator Adam Fitzpatrick returns to the Salmon Arm Fair stage for 2022. (File photo)

Whole lot of shakin’ in store at upcoming Salmon Arm Fair

Award-winning Elvis tribute artist among musical acts to perform at Sept. 9-11 event

  • Aug 26, 2022
Elvis impersonator Adam Fitzpatrick returns to the Salmon Arm Fair stage for 2022. (File photo)
Armstrong Regional Cooperative announced it has purchased three Husky fuel stations in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Cranbrook. (armstrong.coop)

Armstrong Co-op purchases fuel stations in Okanagan, Kootenays

Three Husky outlets in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Cranbrook bought

Armstrong Regional Cooperative announced it has purchased three Husky fuel stations in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Cranbrook. (armstrong.coop)
Kal Tire’s Ryan Paulson (left) presents the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl to UBC Thunderbirds captains Manu Giovanni (from left), Kyle Samson, Gavin Coakes and Ryan Baker after the T-Birds defeated the Calgary Dinos 28-10 in the first Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game played in the North Okanagan at Greater Vernon Athletic Park Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Darren Hove photo)

PHOTOS: UBC Thunderbirds win historic football game in Vernon

UBC defeats Calgary Dinos 28-7 in first Canadian U-Sports exhibition game played in North Okanagan

Kal Tire’s Ryan Paulson (left) presents the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl to UBC Thunderbirds captains Manu Giovanni (from left), Kyle Samson, Gavin Coakes and Ryan Baker after the T-Birds defeated the Calgary Dinos 28-10 in the first Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game played in the North Okanagan at Greater Vernon Athletic Park Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Darren Hove photo)
City of Salmon Arm council voted against an official community plan amendment proposed for 2371 14th St. SW. Council did not have to vote on a related proposed zoning amendment, which was contingent on the OCP amendment’s approval. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Housing development gets thumbs down from Salmon Arm council

Concept included 66 units on property on 14th Street SW near Foothill Road

City of Salmon Arm council voted against an official community plan amendment proposed for 2371 14th St. SW. Council did not have to vote on a related proposed zoning amendment, which was contingent on the OCP amendment’s approval. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Looking to make new connections, Bob contacted the Shuswap Hospice Society about their companion visits. He is visited once a week by a hospice volunteer and the two enjoy outings that include everything from a drink and chat at Starbucks, to just conversing about current events and having a laugh or two. (Contributed)

Importance of connection: Companion visits offered by Shuswap Hospice Society

Grand Parade fundraiser planned for September

  • Aug 24, 2022
Looking to make new connections, Bob contacted the Shuswap Hospice Society about their companion visits. He is visited once a week by a hospice volunteer and the two enjoy outings that include everything from a drink and chat at Starbucks, to just conversing about current events and having a laugh or two. (Contributed)
Following an appearance at the ROOTSandBLUES Festival, cellist and composer Christine Hanson is recording an album in Salmon Arm and will be performing at Shuswap Theatre on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (Christine Hanson photo)

ROOTSandBLUES performer announces surprise concert, recording album in Salmon Arm

Christine Hanson and her eight-piece ensemble to perform Friday at Shuswap Theatre

  • Aug 24, 2022
Following an appearance at the ROOTSandBLUES Festival, cellist and composer Christine Hanson is recording an album in Salmon Arm and will be performing at Shuswap Theatre on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (Christine Hanson photo)
Chase RCMP detachment. (File photo)

Driver frightened by pursuer after ‘common driving error’ on Highway 1 near Chase

Drivers reported each other to police before ending up at detachment

  • Aug 24, 2022
Chase RCMP detachment. (File photo)
John Wing takes the stand. (Train Wreck Comedy)

Longtime comedian John Wing to take the stage in Salmon Arm

Train Wreck Comedy show scheduled for Sept. 22 at Salmar Classic

John Wing takes the stand. (Train Wreck Comedy)
The City of Salmon Arm will be moving to multistage irrigation restrictions in 2023. (Stock photo)

Past drought conditions prompt new staged water restrictions for Salmon Arm

Last summer there were periods when city’s water system was unable to keep up with demand

The City of Salmon Arm will be moving to multistage irrigation restrictions in 2023. (Stock photo)
In July, the City of Salmon Arm shared a Facebook post advising residents on how to dispose of broken glass and sharp objects. Glass is not accepted with recycling in the city’s curbside collection program. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Salmon Arm clarifies curbside collection dos and don’ts for residents

Proposed amendments to help city with enforcement

In July, the City of Salmon Arm shared a Facebook post advising residents on how to dispose of broken glass and sharp objects. Glass is not accepted with recycling in the city’s curbside collection program. (City of Salmon Arm image)
ROOTSandBLUES Festival headline Tom Cochrane rocked the MainStage on Friday night, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

ROOTSandBLUES: Celebratory atmosphere fitting for festival’s 30th anniversary

‘You can’t put something like this together without support from the community.’

  • Aug 23, 2022
ROOTSandBLUES Festival headline Tom Cochrane rocked the MainStage on Friday night, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar give the audience a high-energy finale at their ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage performance on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: 12 thumbs up to return of Salmon Arm’s ROOTSandBLUES Festival

Random survey of festival attendees finds excitement, accolades

Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar give the audience a high-energy finale at their ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage performance on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Tom Cochrane closes out the night on the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19. See more photos from this year’s festival on pages 10 and 11. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

In Photos: Back in the groove at Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES

Festival marks 30th anniversary with hot weekend of live music

  • Aug 22, 2022
Tom Cochrane closes out the night on the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19. See more photos from this year’s festival on pages 10 and 11. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Armstrong Regional Cooperative presents a free showing of the classic movie Babe Monday, Aug. 22, in Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park. (Contributed)

Classic pig movie shown free in Salmon Arm

Babe will be screened Monday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Marine Peace Park, courtest of Armstrong Cooperative

Armstrong Regional Cooperative presents a free showing of the classic movie Babe Monday, Aug. 22, in Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park. (Contributed)
Environment Canada is calling for a risk of thunderstorms in the Okanagan and Shuswap this weekend. (Image: Pixabay)

Heat warning, air quality statement ends as thunderstorms loom for Okanagan, Shuswap

Environment Canada calling for potential thunderstorms across the Interior this weekend

Environment Canada is calling for a risk of thunderstorms in the Okanagan and Shuswap this weekend. (Image: Pixabay)
More than half of Western Grebes hatched in British Columbia begin their lives in Salmon Arm Bay according to the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society. (File photo)

Sick and dead birds found in Salmon Arm Bay spur testing for avian flu

Province has received several reports of sick or dead Canada geese and grebes since June 8

More than half of Western Grebes hatched in British Columbia begin their lives in Salmon Arm Bay according to the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society. (File photo)
New York City singer/songwriter Willie Nile with lead guitarist and vocalist Jimi Bones, drummer Jon Weber and bass guitarist Johnny Pisano rock Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm on Aug. 16, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
New York City singer/songwriter Willie Nile with lead guitarist and vocalist Jimi Bones, drummer Jon Weber and bass guitarist Johnny Pisano rock Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm on Aug. 16, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Joyce Skinner, owner of Ye Old Curiosity Shoppe in Salmon Arm, says she is concerned about how her sales have dropped dismally Saturdays since the closure of Hudson Avenue for the Downtown Farmer’s Market. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Plummeting sales during farmer’s market concern Salmon Arm business

Owner would like to see Hudson Avenue left open, market moved to another location

Joyce Skinner, owner of Ye Old Curiosity Shoppe in Salmon Arm, says she is concerned about how her sales have dropped dismally Saturdays since the closure of Hudson Avenue for the Downtown Farmer’s Market. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
One cabin was lost to the 7.9-hectare Mount Grice-Hutchinson wildfire burning south of Seymour Arm on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (CSRD image)

Update/video: Cabin destroyed by wildfire burning south of Seymour Arm

Structural protection unit deployed to area under evacuation alert

  • Aug 18, 2022
One cabin was lost to the 7.9-hectare Mount Grice-Hutchinson wildfire burning south of Seymour Arm on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (CSRD image)