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This historic photo is of the S.S. Sicamous tied up at the Kelowna dock in the early part of the last century.

The S.S. Sicamous spent many winters of the last century tied up at the dock due to the frozen waters of Okanagan Lake.

The photo was formally the property of A.E. Wright before it was donated to the Kelowna Museum. This photo was shared with the Capital News by avid 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

S.S. Sicamous in the winter

  • Jan 6, 2022
This historic photo is of the S.S. Sicamous tied up at the Kelowna dock in the early part of the last century.

The S.S. Sicamous spent many winters of the last century tied up at the dock due to the frozen waters of Okanagan Lake.

The photo was formally the property of A.E. Wright before it was donated to the Kelowna Museum. This photo was shared with the Capital News by avid 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.
Dwight

KCR: Volunteering is a learning experience

KCR Community Resources shares stories of its volunteers in a weekly column

  • Jan 6, 2022
Dwight
Large ice cap on Okanagan Lake (José Salmerón/Dec. 2021)

‘Ice jellyfish’ spotted around Okanagan Lake

Unusual weather creates strange ice formations

Large ice cap on Okanagan Lake (José Salmerón/Dec. 2021)
Lake Country firefighters helped deliver a healthy newborn baby Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Pixabay)

Okanagan’s first baby girl of 2022 born in Vernon

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Lake Country firefighters helped deliver a healthy newborn baby Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Pixabay)
Ken Zeitner

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Letnick highlights a 2021 community champion

Ken Zeitner is being awarded the Denise Leblond Lifetime Achievement

  • Jan 3, 2022
Ken Zeitner
This historic photo is of two men cross-country skiing down Bernard Avenue. 

In the early 1920s residents could ski on Bernard Avenue as it was apparently a popular thing to do at the time. 

Avid Capital News reader, Wayne .W submitted the photo.

A look back at Kelowna’s past

Skiing down Bernard

  • Dec 30, 2021
This historic photo is of two men cross-country skiing down Bernard Avenue. 

In the early 1920s residents could ski on Bernard Avenue as it was apparently a popular thing to do at the time. 

Avid Capital News reader, Wayne .W submitted the photo.
MP Tracy Gray at her swearing-in ceremony in Ottawa, on Oct. 29, 2021. (Christian Diotte photo)

Kelowna- Lake Country MP Gray looks back on 2021

Tracy applauds community spirit amid tragedies

  • Dec 30, 2021
MP Tracy Gray at her swearing-in ceremony in Ottawa, on Oct. 29, 2021. (Christian Diotte photo)
KCR crew

KCR: That’s a wrap on 2021!

KCR Community Resources shares stories of its volunteers in a weekly column

  • Dec 30, 2021
KCR crew
Videos from throughout 2021 capture readers’ top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)

Top animal videos from B.C.’s Vancouver Island in 2021

Look back at a year of adorable, breathtaking and unusual footage

Videos from throughout 2021 capture readers’ top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)
Central Okanagan Public Schools superintendent/CEO Kevin Kaardal and board of education chair Moyra Baxter are again facing adopting measures to protect students from a COVID-19 variant. (File photo)

Central Okanagan school reopening disrupted by omicron variant

School districts given additional time to adapt to new COVID measures

  • Dec 29, 2021
Central Okanagan Public Schools superintendent/CEO Kevin Kaardal and board of education chair Moyra Baxter are again facing adopting measures to protect students from a COVID-19 variant. (File photo)
Gas in Keremeos was 43 cents a litre in 1966. (BC Ministry of Transportation)

VIDEO: Road trip time machine drives back to 1966 on Highway 3

Ministry of Transportation creates Road Trip video from Princeton to Osoyoos

Gas in Keremeos was 43 cents a litre in 1966. (BC Ministry of Transportation)
The East Meets West Children’s Foundation works globally to improve the lives of children in need. (Contributed)

East meets West: COVID and fundraising in 2021

From the desk of board chair Mohini Singh

  • Dec 28, 2021
The East Meets West Children’s Foundation works globally to improve the lives of children in need. (Contributed)
Ice that's been dyed by someone who lives near the 's'-curves on Highway 3 west of the junction with Highway 97. (Contributed)
Ice that's been dyed by someone who lives near the 's'-curves on Highway 3 west of the junction with Highway 97. (Contributed)
The Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Contributed)

After a turbulent year, an exciting return to live arts and culture in Kelowna

A year in review from the Rotary Centre for the Arts

  • Dec 26, 2021
The Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Contributed)
Downtown YMCA Member Hollis

Keep fit and having fun in 2021: YMCA Okanagan

Things to smile about this past year

  • Dec 26, 2021
Downtown YMCA Member Hollis
The Paws it Forward team. (Contributed)

10 years, 1952 dogs: Paws it Foward reflects

Okanagan charity looks back on 2021

  • Dec 26, 2021
The Paws it Forward team. (Contributed)
CRIS Adaptive adventure

CRIS 2021: A Year in Review in the Okanagan

Community Recreational Initiatives Society looks back on the past year

  • Dec 26, 2021
CRIS Adaptive adventure
Before and after photos of Baron, who now has a new name, Dexter, and a new adopted home. (BC SPCA photos)

Kelowna BC SPCA: Your support helps animals find their furever homes

This year 947 were directly helped by the Kelowna shelter

  • Dec 26, 2021
Before and after photos of Baron, who now has a new name, Dexter, and a new adopted home. (BC SPCA photos)
United Way

What a year: United Way

United Way Southern Interior looks back at 2021

  • Dec 25, 2021
United Way
Pascal and case workers Terra and Renée. (Kelowna Gospel Mission photo)

The love and hard work of Kelowna Gospel Mission’s caseworkers

A look back at what 2021 meant to the Kelowna Gospel Mission

  • Dec 25, 2021
Pascal and case workers Terra and Renée. (Kelowna Gospel Mission photo)