Salmon Arm, British Columbia

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Salmon Arm is a city in the interior of British Columbia that has a population of 16,466 as reported in the BC Stats(2004). It is on the shores of Shuswap Lake, where the Salmon River empties into the Salmon Arm reach of the Lake. It is a tourist destination for the summer, with many beaches, as well as camping facilities and house boat rentals. It is the seat of the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District.Salmon Arm became a city on May 15,2005 its 100th birthday of incorporation.

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Industry

The largest employers in the Salmon Arm area are related to the forest industry.

Tourism is also important to Salmon Arm, bringing many tourists from Vancouver and Calgary.

Educational Facilities

Salmon Arm has a campus of Okanagan University College (http://www.ouc.bc.ca/) that offers many programs in a wide range of fields.

The annual Shuswap International Writers' Festival is held here.

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