Glimpses of the Past

From deep snow suspending logging to the approval of caboose-less trains

125 Years Ago: Dec. 31, 1892

Sixteen men have been laid off at the mill. The snow is so deep that logging is partially suspended. The sawmill is going up rapidly and is expected to be in full running order by the first of March, when the full complement of hands will be taken on.

100 Years Ago: Dec. 27, 1917

Returned soldier Private Emmanuel Warren died in the Revelstoke hospital at the age of 24. Warren was suffering from kidney disease, and had spent some time recuperating at Halcyon Hot Springs sanitorium. A military funeral was held for Warren, with burial in the Mountain View Cemetery. The funeral was attended by local cadets, and women from the Committee for Wounded and Returned Soldiers, who placed white chrysanthemums on his coffin. Private Warren had no family in Canada; his parents resided in England.

60 Years Ago: Revelstoke Review, Dec.24, 1957

Frank Burton has been named chief clerk to the superintendent of the Revelstoke division of the Canadian Pacific Railway, succeeding Ralph Chisholm, who retired recently. Mr. Burton was formerly assistant chief clerk, and had been working for the CPR in Revelstoke for over 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II, and on the executive of the local branch of the Legion.

50 Years Ago: Revelstoke Review, Dec. 21, 1967

A three-denominational church was nearing completion at Mica Village, 79 miles north of Revelstoke, for the Mica Dam employees and their families. The church was to be shared between the Anglican Church, United Church of Canada, and Roman Catholic Church.

40 Years Ago: Revelstoke Review Christmas Supplement, 1977

The Christmas Supplement included Christmas greeting ads from local businesses, including Daspy Fashions, Chalet Restaurant – Ronald, Teresa, and Mary Kwong, Columbia Slumber Lodge – Harold & Maxine Grimes, Red & White Supermarket – the Aura family; Donaldson’s Drugs, King Edward Hotel, Ken Taylor Motors, Vince’s Groceteria, William S. King, MLA, and many others.

30 Years Ago: Revelstoke Review, Dec. 22, 1987

The Canadian Transport Commission approved the use of caboose-less trains on CP and CN rail lines in Canada. Dan Bower, public relations officer for CPR Rail, said that it would take the better part of a year to transition to the new locomotives, and that no jobs would be lost. Doug Moore, president of Local 501 in Revelstoke, said they have protested against caboose-less trains over safety concerns.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Revelstoke SAR crews help find woman’s body around Kaslo River

The woman was on a motorcycle when it plunged into the river on June 21

RCMP identify dangerous driver from near head-on collision by Golden

Police say the extremely dangerous and illegal maneuver put multiple lives at risk

Hitchhiker with metal pipe prompts RCMP to close Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

Police respond to report of man who pointed what was believed to be a rifle at passing driver

Local Food Initiative wants public feedback for possible Garden Tour

Survey suggests some people are concerned about the RCMP, after last year’s tour

Recent surge in COVID-19 cases not unexpected amid Phase Three of reopening: B.C.’s top doc

Keep circles small, wear masks and be aware of symptoms, Dr. Bonnie Henry says

B.C. health officials pleased with likely extension of Canada-U.S. border closure

Health Minister Adrian Dix says the situation is ‘very serious in the United States’

Shuswap residents see aircraft dropping fire retardant in direction of Falkland

Wildfire BC says no fire, crews in two air tankers and a bird dog were just practising

Expansion project to nearly double the size of Okanagan school

“With 10 new classrooms on the way, students are one step closer to saying goodbye to portables”

Lifesaving Society urges caution after two drownings in Central Okanagan

The warning comes after a drowning incident on July 9

Children suffer swollen eyes, burns while playing at Lower Mainland spray park

Mission RCMP are investigating incident that injured several children

‘Resistance’ from Interior Health puts races in Penticton on hold

It’s unknown if races planned for this weekend at the Penticton Speedway will take place

Fundraiser kick-started for Vernon woman battling tongue cancer

Woman’s four-year-old twins are the driving force behind her fight

B.C. NDP changing WorkSafeBC regulations to respond to COVID-19

Employers say reclassifying coronavirus could be ‘ruinous’

Most Read