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Backward Glances

Backwards Glances is a series of articles, written by Richard Gibbons, which appear in the local newspaper The View in Lake Country. Gibbons is a long-time resident of Lake Country.

It has been seven years since the new William R. Bennett Bridge was opened in Kelowna — May 25th, 2008. Thinking of “the history of the original [bridge] brought back many memories. As a boy, I remember the excitement in 1958... [Continue Reading]

A recent stop for coffee at Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy [in Kelowna] provided some nostalgia on the significance of that intersection. After all, the main landmark in downtown Kelowna used to be Fumerton’s Department Store, across the street where... [Continue Reading]

Lake Country is not only all about our beautiful lakes, orchards and vineyards, but also that craggy promontory that overlooks us called Spion Kop. Don’t take issue with this spelling as officially this name didn’t even exist until recently. This... [Continue Reading]

On Saturday May 17th friends, family and neighbours will gather to wish Anne Land a very happy 100th birthday. One of Lake Country’s most prominent citizens was born on May 20th, 1914. Anne is pretty unique because she has essentially lived... [Continue Reading]

Congratulations to all the graduates of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country! As parents and grandparents ready themselves to attend graduation ceremonies tonight many will reflect on memories of their own high school graduation. Richard Gibbons, past-president of the... [Continue Reading]