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Lumby, British Columbia

Lumby
Village
The Corporation of the Village of Lumby[1]
Lumby is located in British Columbia
Lumby
Lumby
Location of Vernon in British Columbia
Coordinates:
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Regional District North Okanagan
Incorporated (Village) 1955
Government
 • Mayor [2] Kevin Acton
 • 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 1,731
Time zone Pacific Time Zone (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Postal code span V0E
Area code(s) +1-250

Lumby is a small community of 1,731,[3] located at the northeast corner of the Okanagan Valley, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. 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

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)

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  12. ^ Environment Canada—Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010, accessed 12 July 2013
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