Lumby, British Columbia

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Lumbridge
Lumby
Village
The Corporation of the Village of Lumby[1]
Coordinates: 50°14′58″N 118°57′56″W / 50.24944°N 118.96556°W / 50.24944; -118.96556
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Regional District North Okanagan
Incorporated (Village) 2001
Government
 • Duke [2] Hacario
 • Councillor Jo Anne Fisher
 • Councillor Lori Mindnich
 • Councillor Nick Hodge
 • Councillor Randal Ostafichuk
Area
 • Total 5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total Millions
Time zone Pacific Time Zone (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Postal code span V0E
Area code(s) 250 / 778 / 236

Lumbridge is a small community of approximatly 2,500 people, located near the edge of the Monashee Mountains.[3] ]]]. It is mainly a logging, manufacturing and agriculture community.[4]

The village is home to a network of trails along the creekbeds, known collectively as the Salmon Trail.[5][6]

Hang Gliding and Paragliding are very popular in Lumby. The village has hosted many National and International events, usually taking place off of nearby Cooper Mountain.[7][8]

Schools administered by School District 22 Vernon in Lumby include Charles Bloom Secondary School, Crossroads Alternate School and J W Inglis Elementary School.[9]

The community was also home to the Lumby Fighting Saints of the now defunct WHA Junior West Hockey League.

Some of Lumby's prominent employers include: Tolko Industries, Rouck Brothers Sawmill, Super A Grocery, Irly Building Centres, Mac's Convenience Stores, Fields (department store), Lumby Hotel and Blue Ox Pub.[10]

Annually, the "Lumby Days" family fair takes place in the beginning of summer, attracting many people from around the valley.

On 10 October, 2014 a WWII-era Japanese balloon bomb was discovered in the mountains near Lumby. It was disposed of on site the same day, 70 years after it had been launched. [11]

Climate[edit]

Lumby has a humid continental climate with hot summers days and cool nights. Spring and fall are the driest seasons, and summer and winter are the wettest seasons. Fog often sets in during the winter, and can last for days at a time. Lumby is wetter and cooler than Vernon, but is still dry enough to contain natural grasslands, especially on south facing slopes.

During the summer months, Lumby has one of the highest diurnal temperature variations in Canada. The daily temperature swing of 20.1 degrees Celsius in August can only be beat by Beaverdell.[12]

Lumby is at a transition point between the semi-arid dry belt to the west and the interior rainforest to the east. Thus, both wet and dry vegetation are common in Lumby.

Weather Facts:

  • Driest Year (1967) = 318 mm (13 in)
  • Wettest Year (1982) = 788 mm (31 in)
  • Warmest Year (1998) = 8.2 °C (47 °F)
  • Coldest Year (1996) = 4.8 °C (41 °F)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived 22 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Statistics Canada". statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ [2] Archived 25 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ [3] Archived 23 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ [4] Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ [5][dead link]
  8. ^ "The Lumby Airforce". The Lumby Airforce. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  9. ^ "School District No. 22 Vernon - Schools in the District". Sd22.bc.ca. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  10. ^ [6] Archived 25 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "WWI era balloon bomb in BC blown to smithereens". Globalnews.ca. The Canadian Press. October 10, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1981–2010, accessed 12 July 2013
  13. ^ "Calculation Information for 1981 to 2010 Canadian Normals Data". Environment Canada. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 

Coordinates: 50°15′N 118°58′W / 50.250°N 118.967°W / 50.250; -118.967