There was talk of evacuation, but it didn’t seem sensible as the fire had moved up the slope of the mountain and was traveling south and east. But, when I was on my way to work and I saw the satellite up-link trucks for major news networks gathered around city hall, I knew evacuation was inevitable. The thirst for news had to be quenched.
Ian Wickett, Owner Salmon Arm Stationery &
Mayor of Salmon Arm from 1993 – 1996
Photo credit in order of appearance:
1. Brad Calkins, c. 2014
2. James Murray, Salmon Arm Observer, c. 1998