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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....

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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...

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Anne Land

Wednesday, October 31st, marked the end of a unique and significant connection to the history of this community. On that date Anne Land of Okanagan Centre died peacefully at the age of 104.   Her life and death were significant in so many ways.  It was possible for...

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