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This year’s recipient of the Arnold Award is Alexandra McAllister, a recent graduate of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country. The Award was presented by Eleanor Geen, vice-president of the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society. Alexandra has a... [Continue Reading]

Future users of the rail trail through Lake Country will discover the recent history of the area and Okanagan Indian culture as they walk or cycle along the corridor. Five double-sided interpretive markers will be erected along the trail at... [Continue Reading]

Chain saws are so plentiful today that it is difficult to think of forestry or home gardening without the use of this lightweight portable saw. Chain saws are a twentieth century development, the first being developed in 1918 by a... [Continue Reading]

The first flour mill in the Central Okanagan: excerpts from the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) letters concerning the flour mill built on Mission Creek.1 Father Pierre Richard,2 OMI, accompanied by Father Charles John Felix Adolf Pandosy,3 OMI, arrived in... [Continue Reading]

As Canadians celebrate Canada 150 here are a few musical tributes to inspire you. Happy Birthday Canada! This is my Canada — Dream Team Canada Singers, winners of 6 Grammy and 13 Juno awards perform the national song called This Is... [Continue Reading]

“You’ve Got Mail.” There is now a much different context to that phrase than once was the case. Today it probably indicates a long list of unopened emails, most quickly deleted, some perhaps unread. Many check their text messages and... [Continue Reading]

On Saturday, May 27th, Lake Country Museum Director Bob Hayes was presented with a Certificate of Recognition by Jane Watt, President of the British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF). This certificate, one of three awarded annually by the BCHF, was presented... [Continue Reading]