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An expansion has been proposed for the Summerland Museum, adding floor space to the building in front and a covered loading dock in the back. The museum was opened in 1984, but since that time, the number of items in its collection has grown significantly. (Contributed)

Summerland Museum seeks to expand

Number of acquisitions has grown significantly since present building was constructed

 

Ascalon Academy has started swordsmanship classes in Kelowna and Penticton for 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

En garde! Fight like medieval men with Ascalon Academy in Kelowna, Penticton

Black Press reporter Brittany Webster attended a class learning the Italian rapier sword

  • Jan 10, 2023

 

Parks Canada underwater archaeologist Jonathan Moore observes a washing basin and an officer’s bedplace on the lower deck of the wreck of the HMS Erebus during a dive in this September 2022 handout photo in the Northwest Passage. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Parks Canada, Marc-Andre Bernier

‘Hallowed space’: Divers pull 275 artifacts from 2022 excavation of Franklin ship

The discovery of a leather book cover has researchers particularly excited

Parks Canada underwater archaeologist Jonathan Moore observes a washing basin and an officer’s bedplace on the lower deck of the wreck of the HMS Erebus during a dive in this September 2022 handout photo in the Northwest Passage. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Parks Canada, Marc-Andre Bernier
Professors Eske Willerslev and Kurt H. Kjaer expose fresh layers for sampling of sediments at Kap Kobenhavn, Greenland. Scientists have analyzed 2-million-year-old DNA extracted from dirt samples in the area, revealing an ancient ecosystem unlike anything seen on Earth today, including traces of mastodons and horseshoe crabs roaming the Arctic. (Svend Funder via AP)

Oldest DNA reveals life in Greenland 2 million years ago

Scientists discovered the oldest known DNA and used it to reveal what…

Professors Eske Willerslev and Kurt H. Kjaer expose fresh layers for sampling of sediments at Kap Kobenhavn, Greenland. Scientists have analyzed 2-million-year-old DNA extracted from dirt samples in the area, revealing an ancient ecosystem unlike anything seen on Earth today, including traces of mastodons and horseshoe crabs roaming the Arctic. (Svend Funder via AP)
From the Dec. 15, 1982 Observer: “Michael Shaver is a high flying young man as his mother, Marilyn, swings him through the crisp fall air. Shaver teaches dance at Dance to Life.” Jim Shaver photographer. Image from the Observer Collection in the archives @ R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum.

Shuswap history in pictures: Winter flight

From the Dec. 15, 1982 Observer: “Michael Shaver is a high flying…

  • Dec 6, 2022
From the Dec. 15, 1982 Observer: “Michael Shaver is a high flying young man as his mother, Marilyn, swings him through the crisp fall air. Shaver teaches dance at Dance to Life.” Jim Shaver photographer. Image from the Observer Collection in the archives @ R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum.
Coldstream’s Mackie House celebrates Christmas with a couple of events this year. (Contributed)

Christmas coming to historic Coldstream home

Mackie Lake House celebrates the season with events

Coldstream’s Mackie House celebrates Christmas with a couple of events this year. (Contributed)
Cassandra Hatton, senior vice president, global head of department, Science & Popular Culture at Sotheby’s, touches the tooth of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull excavated from Harding County, South Dakota, in 2020-2021, in New York City on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. When auctioned in December, the auction house expects the dinosaur skull to sell for $15 to $25 million. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
Cassandra Hatton, senior vice president, global head of department, Science & Popular Culture at Sotheby’s, touches the tooth of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull excavated from Harding County, South Dakota, in 2020-2021, in New York City on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. When auctioned in December, the auction house expects the dinosaur skull to sell for $15 to $25 million. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
The controller unit in the clock tower at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland has been replaced. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland clock tower repaired

Iconic timepiece shows correct time once again

The controller unit in the clock tower at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland has been replaced. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Robert Friedman plays a Steinway grand piano once owned by Thomas Edison, with possible bite marks from the inventor visible, on Sept. 28, 2022, in Woodstock, N.Y. Edison, who was hard of hearing, bit into phonographs and pianos to help him better experience music. Friedman purchased the piano last year and hopes to find a home for it where it can be seen by the public. (AP Photo/Michael Hill)

VIDEO: Thomas Edison may have left his mark on piano

Famed inventor left ‘toothy signatures’ on piano

Robert Friedman plays a Steinway grand piano once owned by Thomas Edison, with possible bite marks from the inventor visible, on Sept. 28, 2022, in Woodstock, N.Y. Edison, who was hard of hearing, bit into phonographs and pianos to help him better experience music. Friedman purchased the piano last year and hopes to find a home for it where it can be seen by the public. (AP Photo/Michael Hill)
A person poses for a photo in front a large replica of National Geographic’s Sept. 2010 magazine cover at the Beyond King Tut Immersive Experience, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in New York. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, in commemoration of the the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb on Nov. 4, 1922. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

King Tut and his treasures to come alive for a high-def age in Vancouver

B.C. among the stops planned for immersive digital display of the Egyptian boy king

A person poses for a photo in front a large replica of National Geographic’s Sept. 2010 magazine cover at the Beyond King Tut Immersive Experience, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in New York. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, in commemoration of the the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb on Nov. 4, 1922. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
The history, and hauntings, of the Caetani House will be on display for Halloween events this year. (Caetani Cultural Centre photo)

Haunting history of Vernon home unveiled

Centre hosting ghost tours as well as paranormal findings

The history, and hauntings, of the Caetani House will be on display for Halloween events this year. (Caetani Cultural Centre photo)
Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>

Historical whodunit: Tale of foul play part of Salmon Arm cemetery tour

Tour planned for old section of Mt. Ida Cemetery

  • Sep 21, 2022
Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>
Krystal Janicki (left) and Tiare Boyes pose for a photo with a lobster during a dive in the waters of Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. (Russell Clark/RCGS)

B.C. divers help uncover Newfoundland’s lost Liberator, ending 80-year search

International team of researchers, divers confirm discovery of crashed Second World War bomber

Krystal Janicki (left) and Tiare Boyes pose for a photo with a lobster during a dive in the waters of Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. (Russell Clark/RCGS)
Queen Elizabeth II –then Princess Elizabeth– on her first visit to Revelstoke. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives)

Queen Elizabeth II visited Revelstoke twice

Once as a princess, and once as a Queen—the Royal Revelstoke visits.

Queen Elizabeth II –then Princess Elizabeth– on her first visit to Revelstoke. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
Writer-producer Kraig Wenman in a set representing a Canadian bank constructed in Georgia for the film Bandit. Contributed photo

New feature film by B.C. writer tells true story of Canada’s ‘Flying Bandit’

Project a labour of love for White Rock screenwriter Kraig Wenman

Writer-producer Kraig Wenman in a set representing a Canadian bank constructed in Georgia for the film Bandit. Contributed photo
A man walks past a mural of Elvis Presley on the outside of a liquor store, in Merritt, B.C., on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

When Elvis was King of Spokane: remembering Aug. 27, 1957

Listening, seeing and touching Elvis when the King played Spokane’s Memorial Stadium in August 1957

A man walks past a mural of Elvis Presley on the outside of a liquor store, in Merritt, B.C., on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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This Day in History: Hurricane Katrina

The Category 4 hurricane became the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.…

(Black Press Media Creative)
FILE - Georgia Jackson, center, accompanied by the Rev. Cecil Williams, right, of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, arrive at the Hall of Justice on Aug. 24, 1971, for a court appearance of two surviving Soledad Brothers - John Clutchette and Fleeta Drumgo. Jackson’s son, George Jackson, was killed on Saturday, Aug. 21, 1971, at San Quentin prison. First celebrated in 1979, Black August was originally created to commemorate Jackson’s fight for Black liberation. Fifty one years since his death, Black August is now a month-long awareness campaign and celebration dedicated to Black American freedom fighters, revolutionaries, radicals and political prisoners, both living and deceased. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

VIDEO: Black August uplifted as alternative Black History Month

The month celebrates Black freedom fighters, revolutionaries, radicals and political prisoners

FILE - Georgia Jackson, center, accompanied by the Rev. Cecil Williams, right, of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, arrive at the Hall of Justice on Aug. 24, 1971, for a court appearance of two surviving Soledad Brothers - John Clutchette and Fleeta Drumgo. Jackson’s son, George Jackson, was killed on Saturday, Aug. 21, 1971, at San Quentin prison. First celebrated in 1979, Black August was originally created to commemorate Jackson’s fight for Black liberation. Fifty one years since his death, Black August is now a month-long awareness campaign and celebration dedicated to Black American freedom fighters, revolutionaries, radicals and political prisoners, both living and deceased. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
The Quebec flag flies on a flag pole near a church, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Who ‘discovered Canada’? Quebec says French explorer over Indigenous people: survey

B.C. residents lead the country in saying they lived on unceded Indigenous territory

The Quebec flag flies on a flag pole near a church, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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