Enderby city council is naming the city’s lanes due to increased activity. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Enderby city council is naming the city’s lanes due to increased activity. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Enderby to name lanes after historical greats

The city’s lanes will be named after the Lambly, Speers and MacPherson families

Enderby city council has dug into its archives to find names for some downtown lanes

The lanes to the north and south of Cliff Avenue have been seeing more activity in recent years, and Mayor Greg McCune said it’s become necessary to assign names to make reporting incidents to 911 easier.

“There were starting to be businesses that were open on the back sides of those buildings,” he said. “For example there’s a tattoo shop, there’s a clothing shop, there’s a little manufacturer … so because more and more is happening we felt that it was time to name the lane.”

Council asked the heritage commission to pull out their directory of families with a long history in the Enderby area. The names they ended up suggesting were Lambly, Speers and MacPherson.

“The Lamblys were one of the first settlers here,” said McCune. At one point, before the city of Enderby had its current name, the family owned a majority of the land in the area. Brothers Thomas and Robert Lambly were entrepreneurial men who built a large freight warehouse next to the Shuswap River in 1876. The warehouse became the new landing spot for the steamboat that used to traverse the river, and as a result the area became known as Lambly’s Landing.

Sid Speers was the operator of the Speers Department Store in town for more than 60 years. He was an avid sportsman and skilled curler, and he was a member of the Coy Cup-winning Enderby Hockey Team of 1922-23.

The MacPherson family has been in the area since the 19th Century, and in early November Don “Moose” MacPherson passed away at the age of 94. He lived in Enderby all his life and was a well-respected business owner, a volunteer Fire Chief, a founding member of the Hunter’s Range Snowmobile Club.

Lambly Lane will be the name for Enderby’s southern lane. The northern lane needs two names as it’s misaligned by about 15 feet, which can be a cause for confusion for people using GPS.

The eastern portion of the north lane – from the Enderby Pharmacy to the Bargain Shop – will be called Speers Lane while the western portion from the bottle depot to City Hall will be named MacPherson Lane.

READ MORE: Enderby seeking patrol citizens

READ MORE: Enderby students start own school newspaper


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The five graduating members of the Vernon-based Thompson Okanagan Lakers U18AAA girls hockey team – Jessica Engelbrecht (from left), Makenna Howe, Cheree Peters, Jayden Perpelitz, and Alexis Bishop – have all committed to collegiate hockey programs in Canada and the U.S. (Photo submitted)
Vernon-based hockey squad sends 5 to college ranks

Thompson Okanagan U18AAA Lakers players heading to Canadian and U.S. programs

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Police report outlines latest efforts to fight North Okanagan sex crimes

The local RCMP sex crimes unit has been involved in a number of investigations so far in 2021

RCMP are searching for Philip Toner, who is a 'person of interest' in the investigation of a suspicious death in Kootenay National Park last week. Photo courtesy BC RCMP.
Man sought in suspicious Kootenay death found in Lake Country

Philip Toner is a person of interest in the death of Brenda Ware

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
65 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

Overall, B.C. is seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP reported to 287 mental health calls between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 1. (Black Press files)
‘It’s not the police’s responsibility to deal with mental health calls’: Vernon RCMP

RCMP remind public to take care of mental health and well-being, while better solutions are sought

Members of the Vernon Kalamalka Chorus sing in their cars, tuned into the radio, under the direction of Debbie Parmenter. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
VIDEO: Vernon choir steers around COVID with ‘carbershop’ twist

Singers find a unique way to practice during pandemic restrictions

Keith MacIntyre - BC Libertarian
Penticton’s Keith MacIntyre new leader of the B.C. Libertarian Party

The Penticton businessman was voted in by members of the party on May 8

Thompson Rivers University campus is in Kamloops, B.C. (KTW file photo)
Thompson Rivers the 1st B.C. university to supply free menstrual products

The university will offer the products this September

Fraser Health is using ‘targeted’ vaccination clinics in high-risk areas of the Lower Mainland. (Fraser Health photo)
B.C.’s COVID-19 decrease continues, 515 new cases Tuesday

426 seriously ill people in hospital, up from 415 Monday

Notes of hope, encouragement and camaraderie were left on the message board inside the kitchen of TacoTime. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Adiós, Taco Tuesday: Kelowna residents flock to TacoTime on restaurant’s final day

‘We don’t need another Starbucks. We need tacos on Tuesday, with extra hot sauce’

RCMP. (Black Press File)
Major Crimes called in after two bodies discovered near Penticton

A manhunt involving a police helicopter took place on May 10

The site of Sunfest, Laketown Ranch, will be open for camping this summer. (Citizen file)
Sunfest country music bash won’t be shining on B.C. in 2021

Annual Vancouver Island Festival cancelled due to COVID-19, along with Laketown Shakedown

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation elected chief councillor Moses Martin, who was also Chantel Moore’s grandfather, speaks to media in Port Alberni on Aug. 16, 2020, during a visit from NDP leader Jagmeet Singh following the police shooting of Chantel Moore. (Elena Rardon photo)
Mother of 2 shot by police in critical condition, says B.C. First Nation chief

Community ‘devastated’ by third member of 1,150-person Vancouver Island nation shot in less than a year

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham promotes the government’s BuyBC food program in 2019. (B.C. government)
Money running out for fresh fruit, vegetables, milk in B.C. schools

‘Looking at ways to support this type of program,’ minister says

Most Read