Stories tagged: Canada Island
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Canada Island renamed in Salish for the Spokane Tribe
The name snxw meneɂ (sin-HOO-men-huh) means “salmon people” in the Salish tongue spoken by the tribe. The island had previously been known as Cannon, and Crystal, Island.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Spokane Tribe submits two nominations for renaming Canada Island using native nouns
The Spokane Tribe on Friday asked the city Park Board to decide between two names that evoke the enduring culture of the first people of the region.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016
Spokane Tribe given chance to rename, reimagine Canada Island in Riverfront Park
The government of Canada has signed off on the renaming of the two-acre island that housed the country’s exhibit in the 1974 World’s Fair. The island has been known by …
Mon., April 9, 2012
Then and Now photos: Spokane Middle Falls
The Spokane Middle Falls circa 1888: The wooden structure at the lower left is an early Spokane water works, which likely featured water turbine to drive pumps to get the …
Fri., Oct. 22, 2010
Riverfront Park totem pole gets a makeover
After decades of exposure to the elements, the tattered totem pole in Riverfront Park needed some serious work. The eagle at the top of the totem was missing its head …
Wed., July 28, 2010
Firefighters rescue man from river bank
Spokane firefighters trained in high-angle rescues pulled a man from the rocky bank of the Spokane River on Tuesday after he dropped about 20 feet down a cliff and was …