Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada



 

Notizen: Wikipedia 2017:
Kelowna is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. It serves as the head office of the Regional District of Central Okanagan. Its name derives from an Okanagan language term for "grizzly bear". Kelowna is the third largest metropolitan area in the province and ranks as the 22nd largest in Canada, with a population of 194,882 in 2016. Nearby communities include the City of West Kelowna (also referred to as Westbank, Westside) to the west across Okanagan Lake, Lake Country and Vernon to the north, as well as Peachland to the southwest and, further to the south, Summerland and Penticton.
History:
So far exact dates of first settlement are unknown, but a northern migration led to the peopling of this area some 9000 years ago.
Father Charles M. Pandosy, a French Roman Catholic Oblate missionary, arriving in 1859 was the first European to settle at Kelowna, a place named "L'anse au sable" (Bay of Sand) in reference to the sandy shoreline. Kelowna was officially incorporated on 4 May 1905.
In May 2005, Kelowna celebrated its Centennial. In the same year, new five lane William R. Bennett Bridge began construction to replace the three lane Okanagan Lake Bridge. It was part of a plan to alleviate traffic problems experienced during the summer tourist season, when the influx of tourists adds to the commuters between West Kelowna and Kelowna. The new bridge was completed in 2008. The bridge has done little to alleviate traffic problems.

Geographische Breite: 49.8879519, Geographische Länge: -119.49601059999998


Geburt

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1 Maier, Lindsay Nicole  14 Mrz 1985Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada I105416

Gestorben

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Gestorben    Personen-Kennung 
1 Baumann, Alma Ella  2 Mrz 2008Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada I161746
2 Bodamer, Walfried  15 Jun 1998Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada I176811
3 Deibert, Reinhold  16 Apr 2006Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada I169724
4 Derheim, Carl  7 Jan 1982Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada I170786
5 Göhring, Christine  4 Jan 1954Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada I120561
6 Hieb, Mathilda  23 Okt 1988Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada I75232
7 Lehr, Emil S.  19 Sep 1988Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada I19167
8 Pahl, Clarence  6 Apr 1993Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada I134427
9 Schaeffer, Johann  16 Okt 2002Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada I75233

Begraben

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Begraben    Personen-Kennung 
1 Schaeffer, Johann  18 Okt 2002Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada I75233