history

Okanagan soup canned nearly 90 years ago gets taste test

YouTube shows man taking contents from old Bulmans Cannery vegetable mix and making, eating soup

 

Land once belonged to Grand Chief Nicola

Summerland was once known as Nicola Prairie

  • Apr 5, 2020

 

Colouring book will feature images of Summerland

Project is a joint initiative of Summerland Museum and Summerland Community Arts Council

 

Shuswap history in pictures: Speedgun

Were you speeding near the Salmon Arm Court House in June of 1976?

  • Apr 3, 2020

Fur Brigade Trail was transportation route in Okanagan Valley

Transportation corridor passed through Nicola Prairie, now Summerland

Shuswap History in Pictures: Horse power

A horse and buggy brings two passengers into Sicamous in the 1920s.

Fur Brigade Trail on provincial heritage registry

Trail in Okanagan Vally was used during gold rush in late 19th century

Tent homes were once used in Summerland

Temporary dwellings provided shelter until permanent homes were constructed

MacDonald School in Summerland had a long history

Downtown elementary school, named after well-loved principal, operated for almost 80 years

110 years ago the mountain fell down on Rogers Pass

The avalanche of 1910 is still Canada’s worst avalanche disaster

Downtown Summerland businesses have changed

A quarter of a century ago, different businesses were on Main Street

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Salmon Arm history in pictures: Car show ‘75

Shuswap Quarter Milers Car Show, 1975. Do you have an idea of…

  • Feb 21, 2020

Thumbprint, hairbrush: Franklin wreck in Nunavut waters reveals sailors’ lives

In 2019, the Parks Canada team produced extraordinary images of the HMS Terror

Shuswap history in pictures: Celebrity encounter

Actor Charlton Heston receives a gift from Chase

  • Feb 11, 2020

Kamloops sculptor casting Canada’s forefathers in bronze

Four of Canada’s early prime ministers will be cast in bronze at a shop in Knutsford, B.C.

  • Feb 9, 2020

Discussions focus on preserving heritage cabin in Summerland

Building in Trout Creek is the oldest in Summerland and one of the oldest in the Okanagan

Vernon instructors Restore TV stars’ dance moves

Rust Valley Restorers compete in Dancing with the Shuswap Stars on air

Pioneer families lived in Summerland’s Prairie Valley area

Darke and Dale families played roles in community’s early history

Hudson’s Bay spotlights old Vernon store

Old downtown department store remembered fondly