The Sicamous travelled from Penticton to Okanagan Landing with 14 scheduled stops throughout. The Sicamous travelled all along the shores of Okanagan lake, from Penticton in the south up to Vernon at the north of the lake.
Her luxury and beauty attracted crowds at each dock, while travellers experienced elegance in dining and service renowned by Canadian Pacific. There were 14 scheduled stops throughout, and ship could also make unscheduled stops at smaller settlements (the residents would stand on the shore and wave a white flag, or light two fires at night, to get the attention of the Captain).
RCMP surrounded Penticton Okanagan College Monday afternoon in search of a male with numerous outstanding warrants who ran from police and was hiding out in one of the buildings. Don Wrigglesworth the man, identified as Christopher William Gliege, 36, was observed by targeted enforcement unit officers in a vehicle at Duncan Avenue and the Channel Parkway about 4 p.m.
“Gliege noticed police officers and jumped out of the vehicle, fled on foot, hopping fences and gained access to Okanagan College,” said Wrigglesworth.
“That adds immeasurably to the historic value and to their usefulness to any historian and just the public in general,” said Oomen.
One of the transcripts Sanford read out during his visit was from Jan. The smoke froze into a block immediately above the fire and finally it grew so heavy the force of the fire could not shove it up any further.
Recently, expedited by the wildfires threatening his 100 Mile House home, author and Kettle Valley Railway historian Barrie Sanford made the generous donation of the century-old material, which also included a number of original photos.On the bottom of the headstone which is barely visible below the dirt, are the words: “Good and Faithful Servant.”Those words were a fitting testimony to a man who was a staple figure in Penticton’s early years.