LAVINGTON, a ranching (see CATTLE INDUSTRY) and LOGGING settlement on the CNR line 14 km east of VERNON, was named after Lavington Park, home of James Buchanan, a wealthy Scottish distiller who owned land here in the early 1900s and later acquired the Coldstream Ranch. Harold Thorlakson and his sons established a SAWMILL in the 1960s; it expanded to become a much larger and more diversified forest company, Tolko Industries, with interests across western Canada.
by Andrew Scott

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