Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Needles, the western terminal of the Lower Arrow Lake ferry, was formerly known as The Needles and was first mentioned in 1895.
In the 1980s and mid-2000s, there were movements afoot to change the name of Nakusp to Nakusp Hot Springs.
Nakusp is among the few surviving local place names derived from a Sinixt First Nation word, but there’s some doubt about its meaning.
Final pageant takes place in Fort Langley on July 3, involving contestants from across the province