You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby WalterWhite » Jan 21st, 2019, 8:39 pm

gardengirl wrote:
69cutlass wrote:The is 2 drive ins in bc. One in energy the other is in Langley I believe. Or close to there.


The drive-in in Enderby is new. It was built long after all the others were gone.


“New” might be considered a bit subjective. It was 11 years old at the time this story was done in 2012:

https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/76 ... in-Enderby

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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Jan 21st, 2019, 8:59 pm

Prince George still has one .
I thought Trail did, but it must be long gone..
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby GordonH » Jan 21st, 2019, 9:03 pm

60-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote:Price George still has one .
I thought Trail did but it must be long gone..


Okay so 3 in BC
Enderby
Langley/Aldergrove
Prince George (of course if it's drag race night could be hard to hear the movie. lol)
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby bigtimeoperations » Jan 22nd, 2019, 12:23 am

I have a large BC Assessment Authority aerial photo of Kelowna from 1985. The population then was about 65,000. North Glenmore was all orchards at that time, with the exception of 2 or 3 neighbourhoods. The Dilworth Mountain development appeared to just be getting underway. And obviously no Waterfront Park or Grand Hotel yet. Rutland hasn't changed very much, with the exception of the northeast area (Sumac, Klassen, Friesen, etc). Unfortunately the Airport area, Westside, Black Mountain, and most of Lower Mission are not included in it.

Its a detailed image, you can even see which roads were 4 lanes back then. All of Harvey/97, Bernard from Water to Richter, Gordon from Bernard to Springfield, and Cooper Road by the mall. Thats IT! Harvey was also 6 lanes from Abbott to Gordon. The pavement along there looks new in the photo, so probably had just had been widened. Highway 33, Benvoulin, Spall, Springfield, KLO, Glenmore, and the rest of Gordon were all only 2 lanes.

There are 43 traffic signals I can count in the image. I can tell the signals by the parallel crosswalk lines across the road. Again, parts of town are cut off, so probably there were also signals on Hwy 97 at the airport and at Lakeshore/Dehart. Nowadays, Kelowna has over 130 traffic signals.

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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby OKkayak » Jan 22nd, 2019, 12:48 am

WalterWhite wrote:“New” might be considered a bit subjective. It was 11 years old at the time this story was done in 2012:

https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/76 ... in-Enderby

Actually, it was there before then. The trio in the article bought it in the early 2000s. IIRC, it was originally opened in the mid-late 90s.
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby normaM » Jan 22nd, 2019, 9:30 am

This site has a lot of fun old photos and interesting facts
http://www.kelownabc.com/kelowna/index.php
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby TerriJ73 » Jan 25th, 2019, 4:45 pm

At one time you could drive from Downtown to Mission without any traffic light and would barely se another car

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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby lesliepaul » Jan 25th, 2019, 6:28 pm

…………..you accept or do not care that the current Kelowna city council with a COMBINED IQ of maybe 100, votes themselves a healthy pay raise and they can continue on this road of no accountability to the detriment of Kelowna on so many levels.

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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby Kelownahome61 » Apr 18th, 2019, 9:31 pm

In regards to inland natural gas on Spall. It was beside the house with the logging trucks. I know because I lived in that house!
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby twofingers » Apr 19th, 2019, 9:17 am

Someone showed me a picture of a postcard featuring Buffalo Bill’s Steakhouse. Was it in the Stetson Village?
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Apr 19th, 2019, 9:17 am

Man that was a while ago. SCHNEIDERS lived there, I think.
It was around the time Spall Rd finally crossed the RR track.
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby madadam » Apr 19th, 2019, 9:00 pm

twofingers wrote:Someone showed me a picture of a postcard featuring Buffalo Bill’s Steakhouse. Was it in the Stetson Village?


Yes it was.
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby dle » Apr 22nd, 2019, 6:48 am

normaM wrote:This site has a lot of fun old photos and interesting facts
http://www.kelownabc.com/kelowna/index.php
I adore old pictures


me too .... right up til I realize I'm old enough to have probably been right there lol! But, it's all good - sure beats the alternative of not being around to see the pics!
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby dle » Apr 22nd, 2019, 6:48 am

twofingers wrote:Someone showed me a picture of a postcard featuring Buffalo Bill’s Steakhouse. Was it in the Stetson Village?



The name Stetson Village is ringing a bell but I'm not placing it.....where was it?
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Apr 22nd, 2019, 7:21 am

Burtch and the highway... just west of the Mohawk..station
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