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This historic photo is of a typical winter scene in downtown Kelowna circa 1940.

During this time buildings at the foot of Queensway were covered in a blanket of snow while Okanagan Lake remained open to ferry traffic. 

The photo was given to the Capital News by reader Wayne. 

If you have photos of Kelowna’s historic past that you would like to share please send them to newstips@kelownacapnews.com to be featured.

A look back at Kelowna’s past

Downtown in the winter circa 1940

  • Jan 20, 2022
This historic photo is of a typical winter scene in downtown Kelowna circa 1940.

During this time buildings at the foot of Queensway were covered in a blanket of snow while Okanagan Lake remained open to ferry traffic. 

The photo was given to the Capital News by reader Wayne. 

If you have photos of Kelowna’s historic past that you would like to share please send them to newstips@kelownacapnews.com to be featured.
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Rie Shiozaki is treated to a new look by one of Opus Salon’s expert stylists (Gary Barnes/Kelowna Capital News)

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Rie Shiozaki is treated to a new look by one of Opus Salon’s expert stylists (Gary Barnes/Kelowna Capital News)
This is the James R. Doherty ice house, originally located at the west end of Denike Street in Prairie Valley. Prior to the invention of the refrigerator, ice houses were used to store ice. Ice was protected by the insulating properties of straw and sawdust. The District of Summerland leased out ice on the Trout Creek Reservoir at a rate of 20 cents per ton. The district also determined the selling price: $1.15 per ton to Summerland customers. The ice had to be at least 12 inches thick before harvesting. For most years, Robert Mitchell (1861-1949) was awarded the contract. To the right of the ice house is Doherty’s fruit sprayer. (Photo courtesy of the Doherty family)

Ice was once harvested in Summerland

Before refrigeration, ice was collected and sold to customers

  • Jan 19, 2022
This is the James R. Doherty ice house, originally located at the west end of Denike Street in Prairie Valley. Prior to the invention of the refrigerator, ice houses were used to store ice. Ice was protected by the insulating properties of straw and sawdust. The District of Summerland leased out ice on the Trout Creek Reservoir at a rate of 20 cents per ton. The district also determined the selling price: $1.15 per ton to Summerland customers. The ice had to be at least 12 inches thick before harvesting. For most years, Robert Mitchell (1861-1949) was awarded the contract. To the right of the ice house is Doherty’s fruit sprayer. (Photo courtesy of the Doherty family)
(Aussie) Dave Henry of the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society prepares to unload a truckload of donated produce from an Edmonton farm, including bananas for the first time ever. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

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(Aussie) Dave Henry of the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society prepares to unload a truckload of donated produce from an Edmonton farm, including bananas for the first time ever. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
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Anne Schmiedel of Summerland (Photo/BCLC)
Help Daisy. (OHS)
Help Daisy. (OHS)
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Terry is doing well and recovering at the vet. (AlleyCats)
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Moyra Baxter, chair of the Central Okanagan Board of Education. (File photo)

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Moyra Baxter, chair of the Central Okanagan Board of Education. (File photo)
This historic photo is of Bernard Avenue in the winter of 1949.

That winter saw a lot of snow and was also very cold, according to the Old Kelowna Facebook page. 

The shops, Safeway, Hall's Bakery and Percy Harding can be seen lining the street. 

If you have photos of Kelowna’s historic past that you would like to share please send them to newstips@kelownacapnews.com to be featured.

A look back at Kelowna’s past

Bernard Avenue in the winter of 1949

  • Jan 13, 2022
This historic photo is of Bernard Avenue in the winter of 1949.

That winter saw a lot of snow and was also very cold, according to the Old Kelowna Facebook page. 

The shops, Safeway, Hall's Bakery and Percy Harding can be seen lining the street. 

If you have photos of Kelowna’s historic past that you would like to share please send them to newstips@kelownacapnews.com to be featured.
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Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

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Angel and Aaron Basarowick have been married for four years and they say they'll always share a love for the Penticton Vees. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Basarowick)

Penticton Vees superfan reflects on her connection to the team and the late Neil Jamieson

Jamieson gave Angel Basarowick season tickets to the Vees in 2015 as well as a jersey

Angel and Aaron Basarowick have been married for four years and they say they'll always share a love for the Penticton Vees. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Basarowick)
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Choose to move is a health-focused program for older adults (YMCA of Okanagan)
Kevin the free range peacock was killed by a wild animal in the village of Naramata Jan. 10. (Bob Stirrat photo Facebook)

Naramata Village’s beloved free range peacock killed

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Kevin the free range peacock was killed by a wild animal in the village of Naramata Jan. 10. (Bob Stirrat photo Facebook)
Deceased bat (R. Gervais/ B.C. Community Bat Program)

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Deceased bat (R. Gervais/ B.C. Community Bat Program)
The starboard and port lights prevent collisions with other watercraft in low light (MSLR Electric/Submitted)

Kelowna company lighting the way in e-foil safety

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The starboard and port lights prevent collisions with other watercraft in low light (MSLR Electric/Submitted)
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021

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Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021