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Kermode Lake now official

B.C.’s Geographical Names Office has officially named a lake in Monashee Provincial Park after Doug Kermode. - Submitted Photo
B.C.’s Geographical Names Office has officially named a lake in Monashee Provincial Park after Doug Kermode.
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Kermode Lake is now officially on the map.

B.C.’s Geographical Names Office has officially named a lake in Monashee Provincial Park after Doug Kermode.

“We are very pleased that this has occurred,” said Ernie Laviolette, with the Cherryville Historical Society, which lobbied for the recognition of Kermode.

In 1946, Kermode, a Vernon resident who died in 2001,  visited the Peters Lake area of the Monashee Mountains. After that, he pushed to have the area declared a provincial park, which happened in 1962.

“It was his dream that got things started for the park and it took him 14 years to get it done,” said Laviolette.

Efforts to honour Kermode began in 2013 and the campaign drew support from Cherryville residents, the Kermode family, B.C. Parks and the Regional District of North Okanagan.

“Doug was so instrumental in getting the park created so it’s fitting there is a lake named after him,” said Eugene Foisy, Cherryville’s electoral area director.

Dale Kermode is pleased with the recognition his father is receiving.

“What is apparent is he, and others he engaged for support, understood the need to nurture support from the community and from the political side, while respecting opposing points of view, of which there was considerable, including from opposing government ministries,” said Dale.

“He and his supporters provided scientific support and analysis, in the context of wildlife, geography, mineralization, and forestry.”

Doug Kermode was known for his photography of the region.

 

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