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The Rainbow Ranche Collection was donated to the Lake Country Museum and Archives in 2013 by Roger MacDonnell, a grandson of the Ranche Manager, James Goldie. We are fortunate in having these records, preserved by James Goldie’s daughter, Nancy Goldie.... [Continue Reading]

In the near future our Lake Country Museum & Archives will be rolling out new marker panels celebrating our area’s short but rich history. These will be welcome additions to a number of panels put in place a few years... [Continue Reading]

“William Charles and Matilda Jane (nee Brown) Clement and daughter Mabel Matilda Clement arrived in Vernon in mid-October 1897, having travelled by train from their home near Treherne, Manitoba. Several days later, three of their four sons, William James, John... [Continue Reading]

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]