Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton (left) shakes MP Colin Mayes’ hand while MLA Eric Foster stands in front of the new cenotaph

New cenotaph revealed

A lasting tribute to Canada’s veterans has been unveiled in Lumby

A lasting tribute to Canada’s veterans has been unveiled in Lumby.

The renovated cenotaph was opened to the public during Monday’s Remembrance Day ceremony.

“Congratulations to the Village of Lumby on all of its hard work toward creating a special place in the community to honour our brave veterans,” said Colin Mayes, Okanagan-Shuswap MP.

“This site will ensure that the extraordinary deeds of our men and women in uniform will be remembered for generations.”

The upgraded site includes a walkway and platform area. The original cairn was replaced with a natural stone boulder mounted on the original base. There are also benches, flagpoles and landscaping.

The total project cost was $25,000, with $14,080 coming from the federal government.

Funding has also come from the village, the Royal Canadian Legion, community groups and residents.

About $1,000 still needs to be raised to reach the campaign goal.

Donations for the cenotaph project can be dropped off at the Village of Lumby office.

 

Just Posted

Coldstream celebrates spring with Easter egg hunt

The family-friendly event takes place Mackie Lake House Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m.

Vernon woman launches sewing studio

“I know there’s a lot of people up and down the valley that would love to sew.”

Vipers win pivotal game 5 to take 3-2 series lead

Vipers beat the Trail Smoke Eaters by a score of 5-2 and will look to end the series Saturday night in Trail at 7 p.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre. Contributed: Vernon Vipers Staff

None injured in small fire near Lumby

“It looks like it was accidental, definitely nothing suspicious.”

Vernon road closed again following landslide

The road that was reopened Thursday morning was closed again Friday following geotechnical engineer report.

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

Former Okanagan teen found safe after disappearing from YVR airport

Ethan Burnett, 14, was found safe in Kelowna on March 22

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

2 fires in Victoria caused by cigarettes prompts warning from deputy fire chief

Two separate fires caused by cigarette butts were avoidable

Most Read