#Salmon Arm

Interior Health has issued what’s called a ‘cautionary advisory’ for the areas in light green around the perimeter of the Salmon Arm area of Shuswap Lake. Residents and visitors are asked to watch for an algae bloom and avoid contact with it. If you do contact it, rinse your body with clean water. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District map)

Swimming discouraged in Shuswap Lake where algae bloom can be seen

Interior Health issues ‘cautionary advisory’ to avoid contact with bloom

Interior Health has issued what’s called a ‘cautionary advisory’ for the areas in light green around the perimeter of the Salmon Arm area of Shuswap Lake. Residents and visitors are asked to watch for an algae bloom and avoid contact with it. If you do contact it, rinse your body with clean water. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District map)
The City of Salmon Arm is hosting a public information session for people interested in running for mayor and council on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (File photo)

Sicamous and Salmon Arm hosting info sessions for prospective mayor and council candidates

Aug. 17 sessions offer chance to learn more about election process and role of elected officials

The City of Salmon Arm is hosting a public information session for people interested in running for mayor and council on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (File photo)
The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm presents a cheque for $10,000 for the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail. From left, Kari Wilkinson, Rotary; Rob Marshall, Rotary; Gloria Morgan, Community Fundraising Committee chair; Garry Hoffart, Rotary; Kevin Flynn, CSRD board chair; Kukpi7 (Chief) Doug Thomas, Splatsin; Kevin Acton, RDNO board chair; Alex de Chantal,rail trail fundraising strategy coordinator. (Len Lazzarotto and Henry Schnell

Rotarians keep momentum going on Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail with $10,000 donation

Splatsin Band recently received $12.5 M grant to develop 42.6 kilometres

The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm presents a cheque for $10,000 for the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail. From left, Kari Wilkinson, Rotary; Rob Marshall, Rotary; Gloria Morgan, Community Fundraising Committee chair; Garry Hoffart, Rotary; Kevin Flynn, CSRD board chair; Kukpi7 (Chief) Doug Thomas, Splatsin; Kevin Acton, RDNO board chair; Alex de Chantal,rail trail fundraising strategy coordinator. (Len Lazzarotto and Henry Schnell
Bird watchers have reported seeing up to 40 pelicans showing up daily in Salmon Arm Bay since mid April. (John G. Woods photo)

American white pelicans frequent Salmon Arm Bay

Up to 40 a day have been seen since mid-April

  • Aug 16, 2022
Bird watchers have reported seeing up to 40 pelicans showing up daily in Salmon Arm Bay since mid April. (John G. Woods photo)
Natalie Kearl, playing stage manager and Jessie Herald in Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre Productions’ That’s Not Shakespeare, helps keep the audience laughing on Aug. 10, 2022 at R.J. Haney Heritage Village’s SASCU Amphitheatre. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Original songs, wit in That’s Not Shakespeare keep Salmon Arm audience laughing

Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre runs to Aug. 28 at R.J. Haney Heritage Village

Natalie Kearl, playing stage manager and Jessie Herald in Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre Productions’ That’s Not Shakespeare, helps keep the audience laughing on Aug. 10, 2022 at R.J. Haney Heritage Village’s SASCU Amphitheatre. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
From the Salmon Arm Observer, May 22, 1975: “Fire early Thursday morning rips through Mainline Co-op Front Street operation causing up to $700,000 damage. Investigation continues.” <em>Image courtesy the Salmon Arm Observer photograph collection in the Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum</em>

Shuswap history in pictures: Fire at the Co-op

From the Salmon Arm Observer, May 22, 1975: “Fire early Thursday morning…

  • Aug 16, 2022
From the Salmon Arm Observer, May 22, 1975: “Fire early Thursday morning rips through Mainline Co-op Front Street operation causing up to $700,000 damage. Investigation continues.” <em>Image courtesy the Salmon Arm Observer photograph collection in the Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum</em>
Members of the board of directors of the new Shuswap Pride Society including Joanne Wittstock, Shelley Desautels, Allie Alexander, Daylene Fleming, Jenn Andreasen and Marsha Bradcoe were at Marine Peace Park in Salmon Arm on Aug. 13, 2022 for the group’s meet-and-greet event with a free picnic, music and games for the community. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

New Shuswap Pride Society welcomes community at Marine Peace Park event

Free picnic, games and music met visitors stopping by the meet-and-greet

Members of the board of directors of the new Shuswap Pride Society including Joanne Wittstock, Shelley Desautels, Allie Alexander, Daylene Fleming, Jenn Andreasen and Marsha Bradcoe were at Marine Peace Park in Salmon Arm on Aug. 13, 2022 for the group’s meet-and-greet event with a free picnic, music and games for the community. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Cellist, composer and performing artist Christine Hanson will be playing the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, and will take part in a “Pushing The Boundaries” workshop at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Barn Stage. (Contributed)

ROOTSandBLUES: Artist captivates with musical retelling of Robert W. Service poem

Award winning cellist and composer Christine Hanson to play Main Stage on Sunday

  • Aug 15, 2022
Cellist, composer and performing artist Christine Hanson will be playing the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, and will take part in a “Pushing The Boundaries” workshop at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Barn Stage. (Contributed)
Chris Verburg and Jan McDonnell keep the sun off themselves while showing off the 1938 Plymouth on display at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

Chris Verburg and Jan McDonnell keep the sun off themselves while showing off the 1938 Plymouth on display at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Four different plans for units have been developed for a 60-duplex, 120-unit housing project at 4400 and 4600 Canoe Beach Dr. NE in Canoe, but the city planning department says, generally, the contemporary styled units are three storeys. (City of Salmon Arm image)

60-unit duplex project in Canoe met with accolades and approvals

120 housing units to be precision-built in factory by Sicamous company

Four different plans for units have been developed for a 60-duplex, 120-unit housing project at 4400 and 4600 Canoe Beach Dr. NE in Canoe, but the city planning department says, generally, the contemporary styled units are three storeys. (City of Salmon Arm image)
New York singer/songwriter Willie Nile performs at Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (Cristina Arrigoni photo)
New York singer/songwriter Willie Nile performs at Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (Cristina Arrigoni photo)
A car horn is intended for safety, not to bully other people on the road. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A car horn is intended for safety, not to bully other people on the road. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
This female Rufous hummingbird flashes her brightly-coloured tail in defence of a choice feeding spot. (John G. Woods photo)

Column: Hummingbirds in the Shuswap live in the fast lane

Nature Watch by John G. Woods

  • Aug 12, 2022
This female Rufous hummingbird flashes her brightly-coloured tail in defence of a choice feeding spot. (John G. Woods photo)
Shuswap nature photographer Ron Banville recently captured images of otters at the wharf at Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park. Banville said otters are the most loved animal in Salmon Arm. (Ron Banville photo)

‘Everybody loves the otters’: Shuswap photographer enjoys sharing ‘what’s really going on’

Ron Banville’s affection for Salmon Arm bird sanctuary finds following on Facebook

Shuswap nature photographer Ron Banville recently captured images of otters at the wharf at Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park. Banville said otters are the most loved animal in Salmon Arm. (Ron Banville photo)
3 in a Roe by Csetkwe Fortier is one of the Indigenous artworks to be on display in Sqlélten, an exhibit presented by the Salmon Arm Art Gallery that runs Aug. 27 to Oct. 8. (Contributed)

Role salmon play in Indigenous culture focus of upcoming Salmon Arm exhibit

Art gallery presents Sqlélten Aug. 27 to Oct. 8.

3 in a Roe by Csetkwe Fortier is one of the Indigenous artworks to be on display in Sqlélten, an exhibit presented by the Salmon Arm Art Gallery that runs Aug. 27 to Oct. 8. (Contributed)
Shuswap Provincial Martial Arts students Elyssa Eddy, Evan Fankhauser, Rieley Kalke, Damon Dorion and Danette Rampton won gold in the Black Belt Team Forms category at the Shuswap Open Martial Arts Tournament held June 4 at the SASCU Recreation Centre. At that event, Kalke and Rampton qualified to compete in the International Martial Arts World Championships in Las Vegas, where they secured more medals. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm karate students win gold at international championships

Provincial Martial Arts recently hosted Shuswap Open Martial Arts Tournament

  • Aug 11, 2022
Shuswap Provincial Martial Arts students Elyssa Eddy, Evan Fankhauser, Rieley Kalke, Damon Dorion and Danette Rampton won gold in the Black Belt Team Forms category at the Shuswap Open Martial Arts Tournament held June 4 at the SASCU Recreation Centre. At that event, Kalke and Rampton qualified to compete in the International Martial Arts World Championships in Las Vegas, where they secured more medals. (Contributed)
Kenna Mayes and Amayah Creative can be found Saturday mornings at the Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers’ Market. (Barb Brouwer photo)

Purpose in repurposing: Salmon Arm woman applies creative flare to support school in Mexico

Amayah Creative owner Kenna Mayes selling items at downtown farmers’ market

  • Aug 11, 2022
Kenna Mayes and Amayah Creative can be found Saturday mornings at the Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers’ Market. (Barb Brouwer photo)
Vernon’s Caitlin Gingras and Salmon Arm’s Moriah Jansen take time for a photo after their exciting performances at Canada Basketball’s 15U & 17U National Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec from Aug. 1-6, 2022. (Photo contributed)

Two Salmon Arm, Vernon players shine at national basketball championships

Both girls named all stars on B.C. teams during U15 and U17 tournaments

Vernon’s Caitlin Gingras and Salmon Arm’s Moriah Jansen take time for a photo after their exciting performances at Canada Basketball’s 15U & 17U National Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec from Aug. 1-6, 2022. (Photo contributed)
Caden Dehoog, one of the instructors at the 2022 BC Hockey Summer Officiating School from Aug. 4-8, grew up in Salmon Arm and loves the path of refereeing he’s taken. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm hockey referee skates from student to instructor

40 budding officials join BC Hockey’s Summer Officiating School

Caden Dehoog, one of the instructors at the 2022 BC Hockey Summer Officiating School from Aug. 4-8, grew up in Salmon Arm and loves the path of refereeing he’s taken. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Tony Massil reads the Sesame Street book We’re Different. We’re the Same. to Enzo Reid, Harris Massil, Mackie Baoween and Dominic Reid at the Summer Bash event hosted by SASCU and the Shuswap Children’s Association at Blackburn Park on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos: Summer Bash! in Salmon Arm

Families enjoy summer event hosted by SASCU and Shuswap Children’s Association

  • Aug 10, 2022
Tony Massil reads the Sesame Street book We’re Different. We’re the Same. to Enzo Reid, Harris Massil, Mackie Baoween and Dominic Reid at the Summer Bash event hosted by SASCU and the Shuswap Children’s Association at Blackburn Park on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)