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Richard Gibbons

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]

“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]

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death on January 27, 2017 of Sharon Marguerite Laing, a pioneer of Okanagan Centre. Sharon is survived by her husband of 52 years, Wyatt (Sandy) Laing who was by her side... [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]

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]

“National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s volunteers. NVW 2015 takes place April 12-18.” “A volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effect has a direct impact. At the same time, like ripples,... [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]

I visited the United Church-sponsored thrift shop the other day and when I opened the back door I was greeted by a veritable “Santa’s workshop” of folks, sorting, labelling and displaying all manner of donated items. What tremendous value they... [Continue Reading]