Slocan celebrates 110th birthday

The village of Slocan celebrated its 110th birthday in style with a parade, vendor booths, beer gardens and music, displays and demonstrations, and lots of events for the kids such as rock climbing and even junior roller derby.

Hundreds of Slocan and area residents lined main street to watch the parade and partake in festivities for the town's 110th birthday.

The village of Slocan celebrated its 110th birthday in style with a parade, vendor booths, beer gardens and music, displays and demonstrations, and lots of events for the kids such as rock climbing and even junior roller derby.

“A small group of people decided to celebrate the 110th birthday and that one idea became a committee and the result is a wonderful celebration today,” said Madeleine Perriere, mayor of Slocan. “The turnout has been amazing. We have 27 vendors on the street and 25 entries in the parade, for a village of 350 people you can imagine it’s a great achievement.”

 

 

Just Posted

Police seek witnesses to fatal weekend accident

Wayne Kernachan was struck by a vehicle while responding to an accident

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Operations in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Galloway, Elko, Radium, Golden may see job action this week.

Castlegar pastors find life in wheelchair a challenge

The men found the obstacles were both physical and mental.

Columbia Avenue paving scheduled for weekend

Paving on Castlegar’s main thoroughfare will take place in a few days, weather permitting.

Tour company plans shuttle service to Kelowna for stranded travellers

SMT Kootenay wants to help travellers get in and out of ‘Cancelgar’ in winter months

Josie Hotel will be ready on opening day, says management

West Kootenay’s first ski-in, ski-out boutique hotel to open this month

Laine scores 3 as Jets double Canucks 6-3

Injury-riddled Vancouver side drops sixth in a row

Deportation averted for Putin critic who feared return to Russia

Elena Musikhina, a vocal critic of the Kremlin, has been granted a two-year visitor’s permit in Canada

B.C. to allow Uber-style ride hailing services to operate in late 2019

Fee will be applied to fund options for disabled people

Auditor general takes aim at Liberals’ fighter-jet plan

Suditor general Michael Ferguson is about to release a new report on Canada’s attempts to buy new fighter jets

B.C. couple converts ambulance into a traveling home

The Revelstoke couple plan on touring B.C. ski hills then driving to Mexico

Cyclist defecates, throws own poop at car following B.C. crash

Man defecates in the street before throwing it at a driver locked in her vehicle

Jamie Koe, other curlers kicked out of bonspiel for being too drunk

‘You don’t kick around other players’ bags, it’s disrespectful and we expect better of our players’

Homicide victim found under B.C. bridge identified as Hells Angels member

Chad John Wilson was one of four men arrested in Spain in 2013 on allegations of smuggling cocaine.

Most Read