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2017

The Vernon News, May 1964. Wood Lake Water Company Dies. A Demise to be regretted “OYAMA (Correspondent) — The Wood Lake Water Company has held its last meeting in the Oyama Memorial Hall. Twenty-two growers at this meeting dissolved the... [Continue Reading]

John (Jack) Trewhitt was born in Sunderland, England, in 1890 and at the age of 16 he immigrated to Canada. He worked in Manitoba and later bought a homestead in Alberta. In 1914 Trewhitt joined the Army and went overseas.... [Continue Reading]

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]