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Vernon’s Conner Kozak (left), pro at Kelowna’s Okanagan Golf Club, and Rob Anderson, head pro of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, were winners of the PGA of BC’s Assistants’ and Seniors’ Championships July 19 and 20 at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. (PGA of BC photo)

Okanagan golfers collect PGA of BC wins

Conner Kozak and Rob Anderson take home top honours at Assistants’/Seniors’ championships, respectively

Vernon’s Conner Kozak (left), pro at Kelowna’s Okanagan Golf Club, and Rob Anderson, head pro of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, were winners of the PGA of BC’s Assistants’ and Seniors’ Championships July 19 and 20 at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. (PGA of BC photo)
This historic photo is of downtown Westbank circa 1938. 

The photo was posted to the Westbank Museum and Visitor Centre. 

“Sure looks a bit different now,” stated the museum. 

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com

History in photos: Downtown Westbank 1938

A look back into West Kelowna/Peachland’s past

This historic photo is of downtown Westbank circa 1938. 

The photo was posted to the Westbank Museum and Visitor Centre. 

“Sure looks a bit different now,” stated the museum. 

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com
Fire at Shelter Bay Marina. BC Highway Cameras.

UPDATE: Crews knock down grass fire at West Kelowna marina

The fire sparked just before noon on Tuesday

Fire at Shelter Bay Marina. BC Highway Cameras.
Traffic currently single-lane alternating on Highway 1 at Canoe Beach Road NE near Salmon Arm Sunday, July 17, following a vehicle incident. (Google Maps)

Vehicle incident alters traffic pattern on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

Traffic is single-lane alternating at Canoe Beach Road NE

Traffic currently single-lane alternating on Highway 1 at Canoe Beach Road NE near Salmon Arm Sunday, July 17, following a vehicle incident. (Google Maps)
A fire southwest of Revelstoke and south of Three Valley Lake is estimated to be 240 hectares in size as of Wednesday, July 14. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Large suspected human-caused wildfire burning southwest of Revelstoke

Blaze south of Three Valley Lake is an estimated 240 hectares as of Wednesday, July 14

A fire southwest of Revelstoke and south of Three Valley Lake is estimated to be 240 hectares in size as of Wednesday, July 14. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
Fire on Highway 33 in Joe Rich. (Contributed/Facebook)

Joe Rich residents extingush Highway 33 blaze

The fire on the side of the highway was quickly doused

Fire on Highway 33 in Joe Rich. (Contributed/Facebook)
Image: Dave Ogilvie

Jeep collides with tree in Value Village West Kelowna parking lot

One person was transported to hospital

Image: Dave Ogilvie
This historic photo is a view of Peachland and Okanagan Lake with Rattlesnake Island visible to the far left of the picture. 

The photo actually from a postcard, which was shared on the Old Kelowna Facebook page. 

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com

History in photos: 1970’s view of Peachland

A look back into West Kelowna/Peachland’s past

This historic photo is a view of Peachland and Okanagan Lake with Rattlesnake Island visible to the far left of the picture. 

The photo actually from a postcard, which was shared on the Old Kelowna Facebook page. 

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com
Vernon Canadians runner Reece Holmes tries unsuccessfully to avoid the tag from Kelowna Sun Devils shortstop Logan Marshall during Okanagan AA Midget Baseball exhibition play Sunday, July 11, at Vernon’s Marshall Fields. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Boys of summer return to Okanagan ball diamond

Vernon Canadians and Kelowna Sun Devils play exhibition AA Midget doubleheader at Marshall Fields in Vernon

Vernon Canadians runner Reece Holmes tries unsuccessfully to avoid the tag from Kelowna Sun Devils shortstop Logan Marshall during Okanagan AA Midget Baseball exhibition play Sunday, July 11, at Vernon’s Marshall Fields. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Fire near Coldstream Creek.

UPDATE: Wildfire near Lavington under control

The blaze located near Coldstream Creek is .01 hectares in size

Fire near Coldstream Creek.
Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)

60 Canadian athletes chosen as ambassadors in Save-On-Foods fueling sport initiative

‘We look forward to supporting them pursue their goals from their local hometowns to the international stage’

Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines across the Okanagan-Shuswap area this week, from July 4 to 9

Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.

UPDATE: Evacuation order downgraded for 96 homes around Napier Lake as wildfire of note burns out of control

The blaze is located near Trapp Lake between Kamloops and Merritt

Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
 Trapp Lake wildfire.
This historic photo is of the Peachland Hotel circa 1920.

The hotel was built by J.M. Robinson to be his home on Beach Avenue. It was his residence for only a few years before becoming a hotel, however, first, it was a post office and small store. According to the Peachland Museum, the hotel had many owners over the years, becoming the Edgewater Inn, the Totem Inn, Latitude 49 and today the Edgewater Bar and Grill. Apparently, remnants of the original hotel are buried in the middle of the building that still stands on Beach Avenue.

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com

History in photos: Peachland Hotel 1920

A look back into West Kelowna/Peachland’s past

This historic photo is of the Peachland Hotel circa 1920.

The hotel was built by J.M. Robinson to be his home on Beach Avenue. It was his residence for only a few years before becoming a hotel, however, first, it was a post office and small store. According to the Peachland Museum, the hotel had many owners over the years, becoming the Edgewater Inn, the Totem Inn, Latitude 49 and today the Edgewater Bar and Grill. Apparently, remnants of the original hotel are buried in the middle of the building that still stands on Beach Avenue.

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com
Sparks Lake wildfire, as shot by the BC Wildfire Service on July 2.

Sparks Lake wildfire burning near Kamloops grows to more than 39,000 hectares

The change in size is due to growth on the southwest flank

Sparks Lake wildfire, as shot by the BC Wildfire Service on July 2.
Paws It Forward, a Kelowna-based organization that rescues dogs, is holding a 50/50 raffle online to raise needed funds for the organization. (Contributed)

Raffle to help Okanagan rescue dogs

Kelowna-based Paws It Forward hosting online 50/50 raffle

Paws It Forward, a Kelowna-based organization that rescues dogs, is holding a 50/50 raffle online to raise needed funds for the organization. (Contributed)
This historic photo is of the Gellatly family home, circa the early 1900s. 

The photo was shared on the Old Kelowna Facebook page, by Jason Smith the grandson of Elizabeth Gellatly 

Elizabeth was the only daughter of Muriel and Arthur Gellatly. Arthur was a brother of Jack Junior (John) who started the Gellatly Nut Farm, which is now a regional park in West Kelowna. Some of the Gellatly family still resides in the Kelowna area. 

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com

History in photos: Gellatly family home

A look back into West Kelowna/Peachland’s past

This historic photo is of the Gellatly family home, circa the early 1900s. 

The photo was shared on the Old Kelowna Facebook page, by Jason Smith the grandson of Elizabeth Gellatly 

Elizabeth was the only daughter of Muriel and Arthur Gellatly. Arthur was a brother of Jack Junior (John) who started the Gellatly Nut Farm, which is now a regional park in West Kelowna. Some of the Gellatly family still resides in the Kelowna area. 

Do you have historic photos of West Kelowna and Peachland that you would like to share, if so email us at newstips@westknews.com
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
The District of Lake Country is implementing Stage 1 water restrictions for all properties effective Tuesday, June 29. (Black Press file photo)

Lake Country implements water restrictions

Stage 1 restrictions for all properties goes into effect Tuesday, June 29

The District of Lake Country is implementing Stage 1 water restrictions for all properties effective Tuesday, June 29. (Black Press file photo)
(File photo)

Man arrested after allegedly smashing stolen vehicle around Kamloops

Kamloops RCMP is looking for the vehicle headed towards Merritt

(File photo)