Combining a picnic excursion with a building project seems like an ideal situation for a Sunday outing by this family at Burton.

This Week in History: June 13

This Week in History features a selection of stories from the Arrow Lakes News archives

June 16, 1932 – With the trail riders

East is East and West is West but men ride wherever the sun shines and Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, with a membership which girdles the globe, are creating widespread interest with their plans for their 1932 expedition from Banff to Mount Assiniboine, through some of the most beautiful country in the great mountains from which they take their name. The famous peak, with its many adjoining lakes and valleys, was the focal point of the 1927 trail ride and this year’s trip, starting on July 29, will follow generally the same lines, with nights spent in camp, according to the best traditions of the Order. Ample time will be given for exploring the territory traversed, the ride occupying five days and traversing Brewster and Allenby Creeks; Assiniboine Pass and the shores of Lake Magog to the great mountain, which is the objective of riders. Return will be made through the Valley of the Rocks, Golden Valley, Citadel Pass and so through Sunshine Camp to Banff once more.

June 11, 1952 – Edgewood man has new cheese

In the May issue of Canadian Dairy and Ice Cream Journal there is an article by J.A. McManus, Senior Dairy Produce Grader, entitled “Market Trends in Cheese industry.” Under the heading “Canadian Development” the following paragraph appears: “About two and a half years ago a young man arrived in Vancouver from Denmark. He had made Danish blue cheese in his native country and also had experience in Sweden. During 1950 he began making a cheese which he called Canadian Blue, on Lulu Island adjacent to Vancouver. It was considered by retailers who handled it and others to be the finest cheese of that type that they had ever tasted. However, he was compelled to discontinue operating in that locality due to the high cost of milk. This man is now operating a small factory in one of the interior valleys where production costs are considerably lower and it is hoped that he may be successful there.” The young man referred to is Kaj E. Andersen of Edgewood, B.C. Mr. Andersen is in charge of Arlada Dairy, Edgewood where his equipment is for the production of Cheddar Cheese. Mr. Andersen states that he has not given up his plan to put Canadian Blue on the market and he expects to do so later in the year.

June 17, 1992 -Good old number 44

Everyone wondered where he got to after the Kuskanax Creek Duck Race. He has been found! He has returned! Herb Woods, retired Celgar pulp mill management person, found Number 44 near Syrunga Creek Provincial Park.  He took the duck into Castlegar to return to the Kiwanis Club of Castlegar thinking it was one of their ducks which they let go down Pass Creek each year. Burt Campbell, publisher in Castlegar sent the duck to Nakusp as he recalled that we also run a duck race down the Kuskanax. It is one of the Kuskanax Creek duck race ducks, and he made it all the way to Castlegar. The Hugh Keenleyside dam would have prevented it from reaching Astoria Oregon ot the Pacific Ocean. Number 44 will join the other ducks (when they are found) in the next great Kuskanax Creek Duck Race.