Salmon Arm council

The City of Salmon Arm has authorized the reopening of city-owned playgrounds and spray parks, effective May 15, 2020. (File photo)

Salmon Arm council agrees to reopen some city buildings, properties effective May 15

Mayor emphasizes city is following province’s lead, will take openings slowly

The City of Salmon Arm has authorized the reopening of city-owned playgrounds and spray parks, effective May 15, 2020. (File photo)
Walmart Canada confirms an employee with the Salmon Arm store tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, and that other staff in close contact with the employee were directed to self-isolate. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Walmart employee tests positive for COVID-19

Company says other employees in close, prolonged contact directed to self-isolate

Walmart Canada confirms an employee with the Salmon Arm store tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, and that other staff in close contact with the employee were directed to self-isolate. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison is recovering after suffering a minor stroke on Monday, March 9. (File photo)

Salmon Arm mayor suffers minor stroke while playing hockey

Alan Harrison issues reassuring statement on his condition from hospital bed

Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison is recovering after suffering a minor stroke on Monday, March 9. (File photo)
Provincial courtroom. (File photo)                                Provincial courtroom. (File photo)

Shuswap man guilty of ‘deliberate and premeditated’ breach of Securities Act

Judge finds accused’s lying that led to 2007 sanctions continued in the courtroom

Provincial courtroom. (File photo)                                Provincial courtroom. (File photo)
Salmon Arm has given two readings to a bylaw which will further restrict, beyond provincial regulations, where panhandlers can be. (Observer file photo)

Proposed Salmon Arm bylaw would clamp down on panhandlers

Based on bylaws in Kelowna and Kamloops, this one extends prohibited areas from 10 to 15 metres

Salmon Arm has given two readings to a bylaw which will further restrict, beyond provincial regulations, where panhandlers can be. (Observer file photo)
New 95-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott hotel planned for Salmon Arm, set to be complete in 2019. Image credit: Photo contributed.

New hotel planned for Salmon Arm

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott to build, applying for rezoning with city

New 95-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott hotel planned for Salmon Arm, set to be complete in 2019. Image credit: Photo contributed.
Students to get ongoing voice at council

Students to get ongoing voice at council

Idea of ‘shadow council’ to come to Salmon Arm in fall

Students to get ongoing voice at council
Cracking down on property crime continues to be a priority for Salmon Arm RCMP - Image credit: Black Press.

Property crimes, highway top priorities

Thefts, break and enters, plus the highway corridor through town are in focus for Salmon Arm RCMP.

Cracking down on property crime continues to be a priority for Salmon Arm RCMP - Image credit: Black Press.
If a new plan is adopted, the traffic light at Alexander Street will remain, but the one at Ross Street will be removed and replaced with a light at Fourth Street. This will lengthen the distance between the current traffic lights at Alexander Street and Ross Street, in hopes to make stopping safer. –Image Credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Intersection changes intended to make Trans-Canada safer

Council to seek public input on traffic lights and access through downtown

If a new plan is adopted, the traffic light at Alexander Street will remain, but the one at Ross Street will be removed and replaced with a light at Fourth Street. This will lengthen the distance between the current traffic lights at Alexander Street and Ross Street, in hopes to make stopping safer. –Image Credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer