The Village of Salmo is honoured to receive two prestigious awards at the 2017 conference of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) in Vancouver, BC where Salmo was widely recognized as a small Kootenay community success story. Premier Horgan proudly wore his Salmo Dinner Jacket at the BC Government Reception.

The first award was the BC Wood Council award for excellence in the use of lumber in municipal construction for the new 6th Street Pedestrian bridge opened on July 1st this year. For more details click here.

The second award was the prestigious Community Excellence Award for Partnerships celebrating Salmo’s new Heritage Hub Arts and Cultural corner located along the highway at Main Street. The arts and cultural corner features Village Art Windows (to profile the work of local artists), Village Art Garden and Heritage Hub Inc., a sister company to California based Heritage Salvage, now featured on the Do-It-Yourself television network. Heritage Hub Inc. salvages old building materials and repurposes them into high quality furniture, fencing and wood-art. It also provides custom upholstery and tattoo artistry as well as local art apprenticeships. For full details click here.

This is the second year in a row that the Village of Salmo has won a Community Excellence Award.  Last year, the Village won the award for Best Practices in Organizational Development and Improvement. See story here.

Mayor White, Councillor Dimock and CAO Kalen-Sukra were Salmo’s delegation to the UBCM 2017 conference. They met with various Ministers and provincial staff to discuss issues of importance to residents. This included meetings with Minister Robinson (Municipal Affairs & Housing), Minister Heyman (Environment & Climate Change Strategy) and Minister Mungall (Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources).