Local History

Skip Bartholomew’s sons, Stephen, current production manager (left) and Josh, current controller (C) with current Wayside owner Neil Perry. Overlooking tables of memories that have been collected and preserved over the past 100 years.

PHOTOS: A century of service from Wayside in Vernon

The press and printing company, founded by Harold George Bartholomew, turns 100 in 2021

 

Back by popular demand for the summer is Spallumcheen’s Historic O’Keefe Ranch’s Yoga With Goats program. (Contributed)

Okanagan yoga going to the goats

Furry four-legged creatures take part in one-hour yoga lessons with you at Spallumcheen’s O’Keefe Ranch this summer

 

Revelstoke Courthouse shortly after it was completed in 1913. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 5980)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for June 3

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

 

Golfers at Revelstoke Golf Course in the 1930s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 387)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for May 27

History recorded by the newspaper of the day

Golfers at Revelstoke Golf Course in the 1930s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 387)
Torch Day Parade on Mackenzie Avenue on May 24, 1941. Photo by George Stocks Studio. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 10882)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for May 20

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

Torch Day Parade on Mackenzie Avenue on May 24, 1941. Photo by George Stocks Studio. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 10882)
Moving the old jail from Third Street West to Carlson Street in May 1971. (Estelle Dickey photo; Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 9171)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for May 13

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • May 16, 2021
Moving the old jail from Third Street West to Carlson Street in May 1971. (Estelle Dickey photo; Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 9171)
Tapping Creek ran through the property of Robert Tapping, across the tracks from Campbell Avenue. The house was removed in the 1960s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 2013)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for May 6

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • May 9, 2021
Tapping Creek ran through the property of Robert Tapping, across the tracks from Campbell Avenue. The house was removed in the 1960s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 2013)
CPR Engine 8000 in 1931. Photo by C.R. Macdonald. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 6842)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past from April 29

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Apr 29, 2021
CPR Engine 8000 in 1931. Photo by C.R. Macdonald. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 6842)
Dominion Sawmills office building on Victoria Road in 1911. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1103)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for April 22

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

Dominion Sawmills office building on Victoria Road in 1911. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1103)
Bourne Bros. General Store building at their original location on the road to the CPR station in the 1890s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 83)
Bourne Bros. General Store building at their original location on the road to the CPR station, circa 1890s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 83)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for April 15

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

Bourne Bros. General Store building at their original location on the road to the CPR station in the 1890s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 83)
Bourne Bros. General Store building at their original location on the road to the CPR station, circa 1890s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 83)
Guy Barber in front of his jewellery store at 208 Mackenzie Avenue, circa 1915. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 272)

Glimspes of Revelstoke’s past for April 8

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the time

  • Apr 11, 2021
Guy Barber in front of his jewellery store at 208 Mackenzie Avenue, circa 1915. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 272)
Highway 97 being converted to four lanes in April 1990. This photo taken in Lake Country. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives Photo #14025)

HISTORY: How the old Highway 97 in Lake Country got new name

Pelmewash Parkway recognizes the First Nations history in Lake Country

Highway 97 being converted to four lanes in April 1990. This photo taken in Lake Country. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives Photo #14025)
It was 25 years ago Monday – April 5, 1996 – that Vernon’s Gakhal family was gunned down in their Okanagan Avenue home by the estranged husband of one of the daughters. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon’s darkest hour reaches 25 years

Monday, April 5, marks 25 years to the day that eight members of a Vernon family were murdered in their Mission Hill home

It was 25 years ago Monday – April 5, 1996 – that Vernon’s Gakhal family was gunned down in their Okanagan Avenue home by the estranged husband of one of the daughters. (Morning Star - file photo)
Kaare Lien, second from left, and John McInnes, to his right, at the Revelstoke CPR Station, preparing to leave for the World Skiing Championships in Zakopane, Poland, in 1962. Lloyd Bennison, from Revelstoke Ski Club is on the left, with Howard McDonald on the right. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 6917)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for April 1

A look at local history recorded in the local newspaper of the day

  • Apr 4, 2021
Kaare Lien, second from left, and John McInnes, to his right, at the Revelstoke CPR Station, preparing to leave for the World Skiing Championships in Zakopane, Poland, in 1962. Lloyd Bennison, from Revelstoke Ski Club is on the left, with Howard McDonald on the right. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 6917)
The Boy’s Ski-Hill on Mount Revelstoke, where Ivind Nelsen made his record jump as the Boy’s World Champion Ski Jumper in 1921. (Nelsen family 
collection photo, Revelstoke Museum and Archives)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for March 25

Local history recorded by the newspaper

  • Mar 28, 2021
The Boy’s Ski-Hill on Mount Revelstoke, where Ivind Nelsen made his record jump as the Boy’s World Champion Ski Jumper in 1921. (Nelsen family 
collection photo, Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Woodside sold: Sooke couple buys Western Canada’s oldest working farm

South Island’s Woodside Farm is the oldest continuously operated farm west of the Great Lakes

The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
Norm Pletsch helping Ray Fernstrom set up his camera for filming on Mount Revelstoke in 1941. Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo.

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for March 11

From the Revelstoke Museum & Archives collection of newspapers

  • Mar 11, 2021
Norm Pletsch helping Ray Fernstrom set up his camera for filming on Mount Revelstoke in 1941. Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo.
F.B. Wells, third from left, ran a Post Office out of his Men’s Clothing Store on Front Street. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 3929)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for March 4

Local history gleaned from the newspaper archives at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives

  • Mar 9, 2021
F.B. Wells, third from left, ran a Post Office out of his Men’s Clothing Store on Front Street. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 3929)
Noah’s Ark, a onetime fixture at the old Adventureland park in Lake Country, will become a fruit and nut concession on the Okanagan Rail Trail in 2022 after the Gaudet family picked up the former attraction for free from longtime Oyama orchardist Alan Gatzke. (Facebook photo)

Lake Country ark attraction to become rail trail concession

Gatzke Orchards floats Noah’s Ark from Adventureland to Gaudet family for fruit/nut stand in 2022

Noah’s Ark, a onetime fixture at the old Adventureland park in Lake Country, will become a fruit and nut concession on the Okanagan Rail Trail in 2022 after the Gaudet family picked up the former attraction for free from longtime Oyama orchardist Alan Gatzke. (Facebook photo)
From left to right. Jeremy, Ryan and Mitch Hunter are all third generation owners of Excel Tire, which will soon to become Trail Tire. (File)

3 generations later: Iconic Revelstoke tire business to be retread with new name

Excel Tire soon to become Trail Tire, but is still owned by the Hunter family

From left to right. Jeremy, Ryan and Mitch Hunter are all third generation owners of Excel Tire, which will soon to become Trail Tire. (File)