Salmon Arm

The Attainable Housing Development Society works with local communities an organizations to fill the housing gap in British Columbia. This summer, they’re hosting their New Home Raffle – giving you the chance to win an amazing home overlooking beautiful Shuswap Lake. Photos courtesy AHDS

Lake life awaits with New Home Raffle

Enter to win a Shuswap Lake home, and help bring attainable housing to others

  • Jul 10, 2023
The Attainable Housing Development Society works with local communities an organizations to fill the housing gap in British Columbia. This summer, they’re hosting their New Home Raffle – giving you the chance to win an amazing home overlooking beautiful Shuswap Lake. Photos courtesy AHDS
Admirers check out vintage and modern cars at the Shuswap Vintage Car Club’s annual Harbourfront Car Show at Marine Park in Salmon Arm Saturday, July 8, 2023. (Rebecca Willson-Salmon Arm Observer)

PHOTOS: Vintage vehicles dazzle at Salmon Arm car show

Car enthusiasts checked out nearly 100 cars at Marine Peace Park Saturday

Admirers check out vintage and modern cars at the Shuswap Vintage Car Club’s annual Harbourfront Car Show at Marine Park in Salmon Arm Saturday, July 8, 2023. (Rebecca Willson-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Gender reveal gone wrong and Canada Day celebrations

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Kamloops PrintMakers Society, 2 Billion Trees, intaglio prints, 2023. (Photo contributed)
Kamloops PrintMakers Society, 2 Billion Trees, intaglio prints, 2023. (Photo contributed)
Rita Beraro and Otto hang out together in Beraro’s living room where she’s set up a safe place for her dog to recover after having undergone surgery. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘It’s very humbling’: Salmon Arm woman grateful after dog receives needed surgery

Rita Beraro receives support from people she once helped

Rita Beraro and Otto hang out together in Beraro’s living room where she’s set up a safe place for her dog to recover after having undergone surgery. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Military Police National Motorcycle Relay rider Daryl Schimpf receives a cheque for $500 from Salmon Arm Legion president Jane Birnie on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Military police riders grateful for lunch, donation at Salmon Arm Legion

Convoy crossing Canada to raise funds for blind children

Military Police National Motorcycle Relay rider Daryl Schimpf receives a cheque for $500 from Salmon Arm Legion president Jane Birnie on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The City of Salmon Arm is entering a 10-year licence of occupation with BC Hydro for the installation of an electric vehicle direct current fast charge station at the Hudson Parking Lot by the Salmar Grand. (City of Salmon Arm image)

New charging station will use up six stalls in Salmon Arm’s Hudson parking lot

City to enter 10-year licence of occupation with BC Hydro

The City of Salmon Arm is entering a 10-year licence of occupation with BC Hydro for the installation of an electric vehicle direct current fast charge station at the Hudson Parking Lot by the Salmar Grand. (City of Salmon Arm image)
A section of Salmon Arm’s foreshore trail that is prone to flooding during spring freshet. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Mayor, councillor maintain Salmon Arm’s foreshore trail a ‘jewel’ as is

Letter writer says recent flooding highlights need for city to have a vision

A section of Salmon Arm’s foreshore trail that is prone to flooding during spring freshet. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The A.L. Fortune Drumline welcome the crowd with their opening performance for the Canada Day RCMP Musical Ride show at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds on July 1, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

PHOTOS: Salmon Arm RCMP Musical Ride marks two anniversaries

City fairgrounds arena packed for Canada Day performance

The A.L. Fortune Drumline welcome the crowd with their opening performance for the Canada Day RCMP Musical Ride show at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds on July 1, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The A.L. Fortune Drumline welcome the crowd with their opening performance for the Canada Day RCMP Musical Ride show at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds on July 1, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

PHOTOS: Salmon Arm RCMP Musical Ride marks two anniversaries

City fairgrounds arena packed for Canada Day performance

The A.L. Fortune Drumline welcome the crowd with their opening performance for the Canada Day RCMP Musical Ride show at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds on July 1, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Salmon Arm Tennis Club was selected to host the National Bank/Tennis BC Interior Team Tennis Playoffs on July 8 and 9, 2023. (Salmon Arm Tennis Club photo)

Salmon Arm Tennis Club selected to host B.C. Interior playoff event

National Bank/Tennis BC Interior Team Tennis Playoffs takes place July 8-9

The Salmon Arm Tennis Club was selected to host the National Bank/Tennis BC Interior Team Tennis Playoffs on July 8 and 9, 2023. (Salmon Arm Tennis Club photo)
BC Housing is looking to construct a modular shelter at 341 and 361 Fraser Ave., near the current tent encampment by Peter Jannink Nature Park. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm shelter opening would allow for removal of tents from city land

Zoning bylaw amendment for BC Housing proposal going to July 24 public hearing

BC Housing is looking to construct a modular shelter at 341 and 361 Fraser Ave., near the current tent encampment by Peter Jannink Nature Park. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm council has approved in principal the 2024/25 budget for RCMP services. The budget includes and increase of $458,100, primarily attributed to increased wages, pensions and administrative costs. (File photo)

Salmon Arm facing over $400,000 budget increase for RCMP service in 2024/25

Funding of new policing budget will require a 2.18 per cent tax increase

Salmon Arm council has approved in principal the 2024/25 budget for RCMP services. The budget includes and increase of $458,100, primarily attributed to increased wages, pensions and administrative costs. (File photo)
The former ring road in front of Salmon Arm’s Okanagan College campus is now part of the construction zone for the planned 49-unit, 60-bed student housing centre. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Construction hasn’t closed doors at Salmon Arm’s Okanagan College campus

Work underway on new 49-unit, 60-bed student housing centre

The former ring road in front of Salmon Arm’s Okanagan College campus is now part of the construction zone for the planned 49-unit, 60-bed student housing centre. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Fernando Arechederra H. receives instruction on how to use maracas from Ivan Gracia at the table celebrating Mexico in the Gathering Together Festival held in downtown Salmon Arm on Multiculturalism Day, Tuesday, June 27, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

PHOTOS: Shuswap residents gather to celebrate Multiculturalism Day

Gathering Together Festival held in downtown Salmon Arm

Fernando Arechederra H. receives instruction on how to use maracas from Ivan Gracia at the table celebrating Mexico in the Gathering Together Festival held in downtown Salmon Arm on Multiculturalism Day, Tuesday, June 27, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Many flavours of macarons and different pastries are available at Kate Boutillier’s Flake Pastry and Chocolate in Salmon Arm. (Rebecca Willson-Salmon Arm Observer)

Storefront gives Salmon Arm pastry chef new outlet for sweet creations

Flake Pastry and Chocolate’s Kate Boutillier putting down roots in her hometown

Many flavours of macarons and different pastries are available at Kate Boutillier’s Flake Pastry and Chocolate in Salmon Arm. (Rebecca Willson-Salmon Arm Observer)
This image of A-4439 Trans-Canada Highway is included with the Agricultural Land Commission’s May 29, 2023 decision on an application to retain and expand current non-farm uses on the property. (ALC image)

Land commission decision may force relocation of Shuswap’s Rust Valley Restorers

ALC panel reluctant to ‘legitimize’ structures added without approval

  • Jun 27, 2023
This image of A-4439 Trans-Canada Highway is included with the Agricultural Land Commission’s May 29, 2023 decision on an application to retain and expand current non-farm uses on the property. (ALC image)
Rod Moubray captured this photo of the fire at ABC Storage on Auto Road on Monday, June 26, 2023. (Rod Moubray/Facebook photo)

Man injured in motorhome fire at Salmon Arm storage yard

Fire spread to nearby vehicles as well as 20-foot shipping container

Rod Moubray captured this photo of the fire at ABC Storage on Auto Road on Monday, June 26, 2023. (Rod Moubray/Facebook photo)
Westbound traffic was delayed on Highway 1 just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 following an incident near the 4th Street intersection in Salmon Arm, where a transport truck appeared to have lost its brakes. (File photo)
Westbound traffic was delayed on Highway 1 just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 following an incident near the 4th Street intersection in Salmon Arm, where a transport truck appeared to have lost its brakes. (File photo)
Salmon Arm’s Mamas for Mamas took home the bulk of the money donated at Shuswap Women Who Wine’s latest Community Giving Event held at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Saturday, June 18, 2023. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm’s Mamas for Mamas the toast of latest Shuswap Women Who Wine event

Since 2018, group has donated more than $137,000 to local non-profits

  • Jun 26, 2023
Salmon Arm’s Mamas for Mamas took home the bulk of the money donated at Shuswap Women Who Wine’s latest Community Giving Event held at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Saturday, June 18, 2023. (Photo contributed)