Salmo names new village boss

The Village of Salmo has named Bob Payette its new administrator, effective August 6.

Bob Payette is Salmo's new village administrator.

The Village of Salmo has named Bob Payette its new administrator, effective August 6.

For the last year, Payette has been manager of the Village of Thorsby, Alta., west of Leduc.

Before that he spent four years working for the Town of Beaumont, Alta. as manager of community and protective services, and a year as recreation director for the City of Fort Saskatchewan.

“He loves the outdoors, so you can imagine he’s thrilled about the Kootenays,” Salmo mayor Ann Henderson told 103.5 The Bridge. “Of course, our climate’s a little better than he’s had. He can’t wait to get involved with the community.”

Henderson says Payette was chosen from among 60 applicants. He replaces Scott Sommerville, who left recently to become city manager in Kimberley. Deputy clerk/treasurer Kandy Schroder has been filling in as acting administrator.

Just Posted

Former Esso site on Nelson Avenue to be sold

Imperial Oil says remediation work is underway

Nelson police remove impaired drivers during weekend blitz

Seven people lost their licences and had their cars impounded

Leo Grypma advances to next round of CrossFit Games qualifying

The Power By You coach finished 62nd out of 26,000 people in his age division at the Open

Nelson seniors take the chill out of winter with home energy upgrades

Over 100 seniors have signed up for free energy efficiency installations

Campbell scores hat trick as Leafs hammer Border Bruins

Nelson’s 10-1 win over Grand Forks is its third straight victory

Cold, stormy winter forecast across much of Canada, The Weather Network predicts

In British Columbia temperatures will be slightly above normal and precipitation will be just below normal

UPDATED: Vancouver Island’s Joe gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty case

Melissa Tooshley expected in court on Thursday in same case

Nineteen boats carrying invasive mussels stopped at B.C. borders

Waters of Columbia-Shuswap still test mussel-free

Woman ‘horrified’ after being told to trek 200 kilometres home from Kamloops hospital

‘I can’t get from Kamloops back to 100 Mile House injured, confused… no shoes, no clothes whatsoever’

Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home

UBC said 11 of its 32 students completing programs in Hong Kong have already left

Midget no more: Sweeping division name changes coming to minor hockey in Canada

Alpha-numeric division names will be used for the 2020-2021 season and beyond

Duncan man gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty trial

Joe also gets lifetime ban on owning animals

B.C. pushes for greater ‘transparency’ in gasoline pricing

Legislation responds to fuel price gap of up to 13 cents

B.C. woman ordered to return dog to ex-boyfriend for $2,000

After the two broke up, documents state, they agree to share custody of the dog, named Harlen

Most Read