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January 2016

Tom Carney was a colourful character. He was born on the Simpson Ranch in Rutland and in 1900 his family moved to the Carney Ranch on Highway 97 just north of the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The capital letters... [Continue Reading]

The upcoming exhibition, The Okanagans and their Neighbours. An Exhibition of the Okanagan Syilx People, is curated with the assistance of Ruby Alexis of the Okanagan Indian Band. It features various aspects of Okanagan culture including tools, fishing implements, food... [Continue Reading]

CBC Radio host Josh Pagé was interested in the photograph featured on last week’s blog post on the mystery curlers on Kalamalka Lake. After speaking with Duane Thomson, chairman of the the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society, Pagé arranged to... [Continue Reading]

Curling became popular in Eastern Canada in the early nineteenth century and as the West opened up, the game found a natural home – long cold winters and idle time for prairie farmers. Clubs were formed in Winnipeg, Calgary and... [Continue Reading]