Early Oyama Packinghouse

Economic activity in Oyama really increased with the opening of the navigation canal across the isthmus in Oyama in 1908. The first steamer, the City of Vernon, passed through the canal on September 3, 1908, creating a water link to the north end of Kalamalka Lake....

What Bird Might I See Today? Spring

Birds of a Feather Which Bird might I see today? – SPRING Waxwings, Bohemian and Cedar Spring migration in the northern hemisphere sees a huge movement of birds from south to north as they follow the urge to seek out favourable habitats in which to lay their eggs and...

Seven Young Brits From Oyama

In 1922 seven young, tanned orchardists from Oyama visited the Summerland Experimental Station, presumably to learn some of the science behind growing apples. All were from England, some having arrived very recently. Thank you to Diane Eyles Turner for the photograph...

Which Bird Might I See Today? Winter

Birds of a Feather Which Bird might I see today? – WINTER Doves Even if you don’t feed birds in winter, you are probably familiar with the doves, which are here year-round. I won’t bore you with statistics about the feral Rock Dove or Pigeon, a very common urban...