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10 hrs ago | Salmon Arm Observer

CSRD reviews building permit concept

A report on a building permit service framework for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District was tabled with electoral area directors at their Aug. 7 meeting in Salmon Arm.

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Related Topix: Canada

14 hrs ago | Salmon Arm Observer

Smiley throws hat in for NDP candidacy

A second candidate has entered the running for the NDP nomination in the local riding for the next federal election.

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Related Topix: Canada, Agriculture, Science

18 hrs ago | Salmon Arm Observer

Noisy storm spares area from fires

A thunderstorm overnight Tuesday that rattled Salmon Arm and beyond started no fires in the immediate vicinity and only a couple of small ones in the Mabel Lake area east of Enderby.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Canada,

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Roots and Blues: The sweet low-down

Bassist Ryan Gullen with Saskatoon rockers The Sheepdogs gets into the groove at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival Saturday.

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Related Topix: Blues, The Roots, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Canada,

Mon Aug 18, 2014

CBC News

Children aged 6-10 blamed for arson attack on B.C. school

South Broadview Elementary School in Salmon Arm, B.C., was allegedly set on fire by three children on Sunday afternoon, according to the RCMP.

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Related Topix: Fire, Canada

Nanaimo Daily News

Three children accused of starting...

Firefighters in Salmon Arm, B.C., made quick work of an early morning arson fire in a school in that Shuswap-area city, but officials are still stunned by the trio alleged to have started the blaze.

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Related Topix: Canada, Fire

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Artists offer their wisdom

The coffee will be on and the brushes will be out as the North Okanagan Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists hosts a demo day on Wednesday at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Painting, Arts

Fri Aug 15, 2014

GlobalNews

Added safety measures at Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

It's been a busy day for staff and volunteers as they completed last minute preparations for the 22nd annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Long lost friends reunite after 70 years

Seventy years and nearly 8,000 kilometres later, two long, lost friends met up again recently at Penticton Regional Hospital.

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Related Topix: Netherlands, World News, Canada

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Salmon Arm Observer

Mats ignite at Dinoflex

"They had made some Friday morning and finished around noon," says Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley.

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Salmon Arm Observer

Committee difficult to envision

Some city councillors are apprehensive about how well a new, "inclusive" committee organized by Salmon Arm's chamber will function without local government representation.

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Salmon Arm Observer

Teachers continue pickets

Despite summer vacation, teachers in School District #83 are setting up picket lines in Salmon Arm roughly once a week.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Canada

The Georgia Straight

B.C. First Nation issues eviction notice to Imperial Metals Corporation after Mount Polley disaster

In a phone interview with the Georgia Straight , Chief Judy Wilson said that her band and council passed a resolution to order Imperial Metals Corporation off Secwepemc traditional territory near Adams Lake, where the company hopes to build the Ruddock Creek mine.

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Salmon Arm Observer

Council proceeds with pay raise

While no one on city council has argued a remuneration increase isn't overdue, there is disagreement over the amount and when it takes effect.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Prince George Citizen

University women's club celebrates 50 years

With the intent to support women and girls in their betterment especially through education, the Prince George chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women celebrates its 50th anniversary Thursday at the Prince George Chateau.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Cloverdale Reporter

Farm market coupon program expands

The B.C. government has expanded its program to offer coupons worth $15 a week for farm market produce to pregnant women, seniors and low-income families who take a nutrition course.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Vegetables, Canada,

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Golf pros chip in for ALS group

Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club associate professional Myles Johnson recently took part in the PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS.

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Related Topix: Canada

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Paddlers race for a cause

The Prospera Vernon Dragon Boat Festival is set for another great day of racing and fund raising on Kalamalka Lake, Aug. 16. More than 400 paddlers from clubs in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Salmon Arm and Nelson will gather on the beach.

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Related Topix: Canada, Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Home Gardening, Home

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Salmon Arm Observer

More than 200 fires burning

But the pall of smoke infiltrating the Shuswap resulted in a 'Smoky Skies Advisory' from the Ministry of Environment on Aug. 6. The advisory, covering much of the Southern Interior and the northern portion of the province, notes smoke concentrations vary widely because of winds, fire behaviour and temperature changes.

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Related Topix: Fire, Canada, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Salmon Arm Observer

Pushing for better bus service

Last week Cannon and council had an opportunity to review the 2013/14 annual performance summary submitted by BC Transit.

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