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This historic photo is a postcard of Bernard Avenue as it looked in 1920. This was one of the first postcards to ever feature Kelowna and showed the downtown core as a hub of activity, as busy then as it is today. The photo was contributed by Capital Newsreader “Wild and Wooley Wayne.

A look back at Kelowna’s past

Bernard Avenue 1920

  • Nov 10, 2022

 

Cassandra Hatton, senior vice president, global head of department, Science & Popular Culture at Sotheby’s, touches the tooth of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull excavated from Harding County, South Dakota, in 2020-2021, in New York City on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. When auctioned in December, the auction house expects the dinosaur skull to sell for $15 to $25 million. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

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The controller unit in the clock tower at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland has been replaced. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland clock tower repaired

Iconic timepiece shows correct time once again

 

Robert Friedman plays a Steinway grand piano once owned by Thomas Edison, with possible bite marks from the inventor visible, on Sept. 28, 2022, in Woodstock, N.Y. Edison, who was hard of hearing, bit into phonographs and pianos to help him better experience music. Friedman purchased the piano last year and hopes to find a home for it where it can be seen by the public. (AP Photo/Michael Hill)

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Robert Friedman plays a Steinway grand piano once owned by Thomas Edison, with possible bite marks from the inventor visible, on Sept. 28, 2022, in Woodstock, N.Y. Edison, who was hard of hearing, bit into phonographs and pianos to help him better experience music. Friedman purchased the piano last year and hopes to find a home for it where it can be seen by the public. (AP Photo/Michael Hill)
A person poses for a photo in front a large replica of National Geographic’s Sept. 2010 magazine cover at the Beyond King Tut Immersive Experience, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in New York. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, in commemoration of the the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb on Nov. 4, 1922. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

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A person poses for a photo in front a large replica of National Geographic’s Sept. 2010 magazine cover at the Beyond King Tut Immersive Experience, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in New York. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, in commemoration of the the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb on Nov. 4, 1922. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
The history, and hauntings, of the Caetani House will be on display for Halloween events this year. (Caetani Cultural Centre photo)

Haunting history of Vernon home unveiled

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The history, and hauntings, of the Caetani House will be on display for Halloween events this year. (Caetani Cultural Centre photo)
Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>

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  • Sep 21, 2022
Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>
Krystal Janicki (left) and Tiare Boyes pose for a photo with a lobster during a dive in the waters of Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. (Russell Clark/RCGS)

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Krystal Janicki (left) and Tiare Boyes pose for a photo with a lobster during a dive in the waters of Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. (Russell Clark/RCGS)
This historic photo is of Rutland High School, circa 1952. Very few kids got a ride to school back then. Bus, walk or ride your bike.

The photo was shared on the Old Kelowna Facebook page. 

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A look back at Kelowna’s past

Rutland High School

  • Sep 15, 2022
This historic photo is of Rutland High School, circa 1952. Very few kids got a ride to school back then. Bus, walk or ride your bike.

The photo was shared on the Old Kelowna Facebook page. 

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.
Queen Elizabeth II –then Princess Elizabeth– on her first visit to Revelstoke. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives)

Queen Elizabeth II visited Revelstoke twice

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Queen Elizabeth II –then Princess Elizabeth– on her first visit to Revelstoke. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
This historic photo is of Bernard Avenue from 1905, with the old Palace Hotel on the left, which later became the Royal Anne Hotel.

The Lequime Brothers and Co.on the right corner was a hardware and dry goods store which housed Kelowna’s first school upstairs.

Bernard was named after Bernard Lequime.

This photo was contributed by Captial Newsreader “Wild and Wooley Wayne.”

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A look back at Kelowna’s past

Bernard Avenue 1905

  • Sep 8, 2022
This historic photo is of Bernard Avenue from 1905, with the old Palace Hotel on the left, which later became the Royal Anne Hotel.

The Lequime Brothers and Co.on the right corner was a hardware and dry goods store which housed Kelowna’s first school upstairs.

Bernard was named after Bernard Lequime.

This photo was contributed by Captial Newsreader “Wild and Wooley 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.
This historic photo is of the Kelowna Community Theatre, taken in 1962.

Rebecca Leboe, with the Kelowna Community Theatre, explains that this year the theatre is celebrating its 60th birthday.

A celebration will be held at the theatre on Sept. 13. 

The photo was shared on the Old Kelowna Facebook page. 

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A look back at Kelowna’s past

Kelowna Community Theatre celebrates 60 years

  • Sep 1, 2022
This historic photo is of the Kelowna Community Theatre, taken in 1962.

Rebecca Leboe, with the Kelowna Community Theatre, explains that this year the theatre is celebrating its 60th birthday.

A celebration will be held at the theatre on Sept. 13. 

The photo was shared on the Old Kelowna Facebook page. 

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.
Writer-producer Kraig Wenman in a set representing a Canadian bank constructed in Georgia for the film Bandit. Contributed photo

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Writer-producer Kraig Wenman in a set representing a Canadian bank constructed in Georgia for the film Bandit. Contributed photo
A man walks past a mural of Elvis Presley on the outside of a liquor store, in Merritt, B.C., on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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A man walks past a mural of Elvis Presley on the outside of a liquor store, in Merritt, B.C., on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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FILE - Georgia Jackson, center, accompanied by the Rev. Cecil Williams, right, of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, arrive at the Hall of Justice on Aug. 24, 1971, for a court appearance of two surviving Soledad Brothers - John Clutchette and Fleeta Drumgo. Jackson’s son, George Jackson, was killed on Saturday, Aug. 21, 1971, at San Quentin prison. First celebrated in 1979, Black August was originally created to commemorate Jackson’s fight for Black liberation. Fifty one years since his death, Black August is now a month-long awareness campaign and celebration dedicated to Black American freedom fighters, revolutionaries, radicals and political prisoners, both living and deceased. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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FILE - Georgia Jackson, center, accompanied by the Rev. Cecil Williams, right, of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, arrive at the Hall of Justice on Aug. 24, 1971, for a court appearance of two surviving Soledad Brothers - John Clutchette and Fleeta Drumgo. Jackson’s son, George Jackson, was killed on Saturday, Aug. 21, 1971, at San Quentin prison. First celebrated in 1979, Black August was originally created to commemorate Jackson’s fight for Black liberation. Fifty one years since his death, Black August is now a month-long awareness campaign and celebration dedicated to Black American freedom fighters, revolutionaries, radicals and political prisoners, both living and deceased. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
The Quebec flag flies on a flag pole near a church, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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The Quebec flag flies on a flag pole near a church, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
This historic photo was taken about 1968 and is part of the Ribelin collection.

The picture shows the Regatta building still in place at City Park and the tugboat ward located on the far left.

According to avid Capital News reader 'Wild and Wooley Wayne', this photo drew some scrutiny at the time as it revealed changes to the city that had occurred over the prior 25 years.

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

A 1968 view of the waterfront

  • Aug 25, 2022
This historic photo was taken about 1968 and is part of the Ribelin collection.

The picture shows the Regatta building still in place at City Park and the tugboat ward located on the far left.

According to avid Capital News reader 'Wild and Wooley Wayne', this photo drew some scrutiny at the time as it revealed changes to the city that had occurred over the prior 25 years.

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.
This historic photo is from the Sept. 19, 1956 edition of Kelowna Capital News.
An advertisement for Capozzi's Grocery, which was located downtown on Bernard Ave., gives a glimpse into the prices of groceries over 60 years ago.
The photo is from the Facebook page 'Old Kelowna'.

Historic Kelowna

Grocery prices in 1956

  • Aug 18, 2022
This historic photo is from the Sept. 19, 1956 edition of Kelowna Capital News.
An advertisement for Capozzi's Grocery, which was located downtown on Bernard Ave., gives a glimpse into the prices of groceries over 60 years ago.
The photo is from the Facebook page 'Old Kelowna'.
This historic photo is of prime lakefront property of the past, which was much easier to obtain when the Lequime Warehouse was standing. The warehouse was built in 1904. Lequime’s Store was Kelowna’s first dressed-stone building and is its oldest surviving commercial building. 

If the warehouse still stood today it would be located near City Park.

This photo was contributed by Captial Newsreader “Wild and Wooley 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

Lequime Warehouse

  • Aug 11, 2022
This historic photo is of prime lakefront property of the past, which was much easier to obtain when the Lequime Warehouse was standing. The warehouse was built in 1904. Lequime’s Store was Kelowna’s first dressed-stone building and is its oldest surviving commercial building. 

If the warehouse still stood today it would be located near City Park.

This photo was contributed by Captial Newsreader “Wild and Wooley 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.