June 17, 2017

 The 1948 flood is receiving some attention these days, so it is probably worth reviewing. This first point that comes to mind is that the 1972 flood was actually higher - but not by much.

Listed below are 7 of the highest levels the lake has reached in flood season.

(He...

April 18, 2017

It was a red letter day, in ideal weather condition, on June 18, 1950 that the brand new and first highway bridge across the channel at Sicamous was opened. May Queen Yvonne Rokosh cut the ribbon which formally opened the last gap in the BC section of the Trans Canada...

April 11, 2017

Frank Kappel born in Wales in 1886 was an early pioneer of the Shuswap area, arriving in Canada in 1911 and settling on a homestead in Celista. He cleared his own land, married Janet in Kamloops in 1912,worked as an accountant in Vancouver in 1913 and audited city book...

April 9, 2017

Maurice Gillis arrived in the Shuswap area in the early 1900's. First settling in the community of Seymour Arm. During the first world war when an internment camp was established at Two Mile, he operated the supply boat that serviced both camps at Two Mile and Swansea...

March 28, 2017

For many thousands of years prior to the arrival of the white man, the present Sicamous area was occupied perhaps by several bands of natives, who were part of a much larger group, the Shuswaps.

This particular area had many advantages, easily reached by water and by an...

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