|By Jo Anne Malpass
When Copper Island Pub at Scotch Creek opened July long weekend in 1975, people were lined up outside waiting for Gerry Ashe to finish hanging the front door.
That long history ended on December 21 when fire levelled the building.
The BC Government created legislation to allow neighbourhood pubs in the early 70s and Copper Island was one of the first in the Province. Dwayne Martin and Marg Walker were the first people to operate the business, obtaining the liquor license and leasing the building from Gerry, who was also subdividing and building homes in Saratoga. The business went through several owners and managers over the next 42.5 years including Lyle Bradwell, Mel and Carol Jacobsen, Mary Stewart and Gerry Ashe, Brad Taylor, with help from Freya Zanders and these past 13 years, Karen Penaluna.
……Read more on the front page of this issue of the Kicker
In other news….
- Farrell’s Field Ice Rink Open – pg. 16
- Kick-Back – 2017 Kicker Highlights – pg. 4
- Shuswap Watershed Council’s Monitoring Project Shows Good Results – pg. 21
- Farrell’s Field Skating Party - Jan 14
- Business Luncheon at North Shuswap Christian Fellowship - Jan. 18
- Celista Coffee House – Jan. 20
- Neighbours Seniors Club - Wednesdays starting Wed, Feb 14
……Read more calendar of events on page 50
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