Local photographer, writer releases book of South Okanagan, Similkameen and Boundary photographs

A Landscape Like No Other: South Okanagan, Similkameen & Boundary Country is a new book of colour photos by Richard McGuire

South Okanagan photographer and writer Richard McGuire is celebrating the local region with a new book of his photography and bite-sized text descriptions of area landscapes, landmarks, communities and history.

The paperback coffee table book contains 60 pages with 47 full-page colour photographs and is titled: “A Landscape Like No Other: South Okanagan, Similkameen & Boundary Country.”

“Many Canadians and people outside Canada have no idea such a special corner of Canada exists,” says McGuire. “We have semi-arid, desert-like landscapes with plants and animals not found anywhere else in Canada. We have grasslands, ponderosa pine forests, blue lakes, vineyards and orchards. Even jagged rock formations and mountains with alpine tundra.”

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Osoyoos Desert Centre cuts ceremonial ribbon for new boardwalk

MLA Roly Russell (in red) and Lee McFadyen, president of the Osoyoos Desert Society, cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the new boardwalk. At left is MP Richard Cannings. The walk was built over the winter by Osoyoos business C3 Industries, and was completed in early April. (Richard McGuire Photo)

A little rain and wind didn’t stop a ceremony to officially open the new 1.5-km boardwalk at the Osoyoos Desert Centre on Thursday, April 21 – the day before Earth Day.

The centre opens for visitors this Saturday, April 23.

Cutting the ceremonial ribbon were Boundary-Similkameen MLA Roly Russell and Lee McFadyen, president of the Osoyoos Desert Society. Continue reading “Osoyoos Desert Centre cuts ceremonial ribbon for new boardwalk”