Historical Society celebrates 30 years

Milton Parent was born and raised in Nakusp and during his lifetime was very keen on preserving the area’s history for future generations.


Arrow Lakes News

Milton Parent was born and raised in Nakusp and during his lifetime was very keen on preserving the area’s history for future generations. It was in Nakusp that he met his wife Rosemary, who moved here when she was nine, and even though they spent many years at the coast, Milton made it his life’s work to gather and procure photos and stories of the local area and its people.

“He loved taping things,” Rosemarie Parent said. “Talking to all the pioneers. He would go all over the place to speak to them and ended up with close to 500 tapes.”


He also took photos of their photos with the names of all of the subjects before these details were lost forever. His life’s work has since become the foundation for the Arrow Lakes Historical Society whose thirtieth anniversary was this past December. Due to the many events during the holiday season, the celebration was delayed to January 24 and will be held at the Archives, which is accessed on the side of the library building on Sixth Ave. It will be held in an open house style from 1 to 4 p.m. where a continuous slideshow will be playing and cake and refreshments will be served.



Just Posted

Andrew Bellerby out as RDCK’s regional fire chief

Bellerby held the job since January 2016

Craft cannabis development planned for Castlegar

Plans are underway for one of the first craft cannabis industrial parks in the province.

Annual Columbia Basin Culture tour coming up Aug 10 and 11

There are locations across the region participating

Abra Brynne wins Kootenay-Columbia Green Party nomination

Brynne is one of three candidates who will challenge MP Wayne Stetski

Police call Appledale death a homicide

But few other details being released

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

Justin Trudeau’s carbon footprint revealed in ranking of world leaders

Travel company ranks 15 world leaders’ foreign flight CO2 emissions

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

After B.C. dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Tax take stays ahead of increased B.C. government spending

Tax revenue $2.1 billion higher than budget in 2018-19

Most Read