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Published on Oct 7, 2019
In this episode of BC Was Awesome host Bob Kronbauer travels to Peachland and gets the story of Eddy Haymour, a somewhat-misguided visionary who bought Rattlesnake Island in the 1980s and tried to turn it into a Moroccan-themed theme park. The government stepped in and put a stop to his plans, forcing the sale of the island to them. Haymour was having none of it, so he decided to take people in the Canadian embassy in Lebanon hostage to try and get his island back. If you can believe it (believe it, it's 100% true!) the history story from the Okanagan region of British Columbia gets even more weird from there.
BC Was Awesome is a multiple Leo Award-nominated series documenting the sometimes offbeat stories of the history of British Columbia. It's a co-production of Vancouver Is Awesome and Artaban Productions.