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Be fire smart - Patrick

Posted By: Patrick · 7/18/2014 12:00:00 PM

The Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) advises that currently there are no wildfires of note within the Shuswap but the fire danger rating in and around the region remains at High to Extreme in many areas.  The minor precipitation that may fall this coming weekend is not expected to dampen forests and fuels for long.  Campfires and all outdoor burning are prohibited at present, and we ask those individuals that smoke to be very careful when extinguishing their cigarettes. 

If you spot a wildfire, or wish to report suspicious fire activity, please call 1.800.663.5555 or call *5555 toll free on most cellular networks.

Salmon Arm BIG NEWS - now the Soccer Field is Yours!

Posted By: Patrick · 7/15/2014 12:07:00 PM

The City of Salmon Arm and the School Board shook hands in a deal that secures much of the land of the old JL Jackson site as a permanent soccer field.

Salmon Arm Mayor Nancy Cooper and Board Chair Bobbi Johnson describe the deal, as a benefit to youth and the entire community, as well as fair for both the City and the School District.

The City will be purchasing “Lot 3” which is approximately just over 5 acres for $1.5 Mil­lion. The City will pay $500,000 and 1 million in services to upgrade the remainder of the property frontage to the City Centre standard and will include improvements such as sidewalks, street trees, lighting and utilities, etc.

The City will also be committing to build a park/playground on a portion of the site. The playground will be available for use by the School District’s early learners StrongStart program (to ...

Report cards - School District 83 Details

Posted By: Patrick · 6/24/2014 10:52:00 AM

Hi Patrick...

Yeah unfortunately until job action is resolved there will be no report cards for students in Kindergarten through Grade 9. Life is hectic at the moment so I've cut and pasted a few things for you that I know of....


Parents of students in Kindergarten through Grade 7 are, or may already have been, notified that in term's of next year  for their children: it is the practice of the school district to pass students into the next grade except in rare or exceptional circumanstances.  In those circumstances when a child is being considered for retention (not passing into the next grade) the parent or guardian would have been involved in a discussion with the school throughout the 2013-2014 year.  Therefore unless you have already been notified that your child was 'not' being passed into the next grade you can assume that your child will be placed ...