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By Margaret Carruthers1 First established in the 1950s, Gable Road begins at Carr’s Landing Road and ends at Gable Beach on Okanagan Lake. The road is named for the Gabel family, [but] as you can see the spelling is incorrect,... [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]

Reminiscences of Clara Hallam (née Bailey) continued Hallam reminiscences 2 (pp. 27-30) Some stylistic changes have been made in the text to reflect modern usage. 1907 – 1909 “… There was to be a big skating party on Duck Lake... [Continue Reading]

Sax Koyama award goes to Okanagan Centre’s Elaine Gibbons1 For the first time ever, a wife and husband have been honoured with the annual Sax Koyama Citizen of the Year Award, with the honours coming decades apart. Elaine Gibbons was... [Continue Reading]

‘Tis hard to believe that it’s been twenty years since the District of Lake Country was incorporated. In 1995 the four communities of Carr’s Landing, Okanagan Centre, Oyama and Winfield incorporated to form the municipality of Lake Country. It is... [Continue Reading]

“Colonel” John Brixton, an English man, lived across the lake before moving to [Okanagan] Centre where Dick Ash now lives. He took care of the lighthouse on the island in Carr’s Landing. Although a veteran of both the Boer and... [Continue Reading]

My grandfather1, John Brixton, was called The Colonel. No one really knows why, but it is likely because he resembled the picture of the sailor on “Players Tobacco” tins. Actually, the Colonel’s birth name was Mark Joseph Ellis. He was... [Continue Reading]

The Lake Country Museum is inviting the community to Okanagan Centre Park for the traditional CentrePiece festival Sunday, August 24th, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This family-oriented event will feature many of the much loved activities from past years... [Continue Reading]