Latest Okanagan Country Stories

Elusive Canadian Sea Monster Caught on Video?
2011-11-13 05:45:12

A British Columbia resident believes that he has captured the creature known as Ogopogo, known to many as the "Loch Ness Monster of Canada" on a video that has since been uploaded to YouTube. According to Michael Sheridan of the New York Daily News, the "shaky" video does not actually show the creature itself, but instead "features waves which appear to be formed by something moving beneath the surface of the water." CNET's Edward Moyer notes that the video was shot at a winery located...

2010-03-04 06:50:00

MONETA, Va., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Lake monsters have captured imaginations for centuries. Lakelubbers.com tells tales of 17 such creatures in the USA, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, Costa Rica and Argentina. Loch Ness's "Nessie" is best known. Muckie, Ogopogo, Memphre, Champ, Illies, Tarpie, Nahuelito and nine others are less familiar. Most lake monsters look like serpents, dragons or giant fish. But Canada's Thetis Lake monster has been described as a scaly, gilled humanoid - similar to...

2009-10-13 13:30:00

CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Greek Peak Mountain Resort is gearing up to make this ski season their best yet with the addition of Hope Lake Lodge, a 106 unit, four-star, hotel condo; Cascades Indoor Waterpark; a world-class spa, three new resort dining options on-site; and an even wider range of activities for skiers and non-skiers alike. To kick it all off, the family-friendly resort is hosting its largest ever Skier's Picnic and Fall Festival on Oct. 17 (12-5pm). Open to...

2009-08-23 18:03:24

The first British Columbian cases of West Nile felled two adults near Kelowna in South Okanagan County, Canadian health officials said Monday. The virus was found in a group of mosquitoes caught in testing traps around South Okanagan, Dr. Bonnie Henry of the British Columbia Center for Disease Control said at a press conference Saturday. Health officials told The Vancouver Sun the two people who came down with the disease were members of the same family and in their late 40s. They went to...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.