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As far as officials were concerned, the greatest discovery in his effects was proof that he'd been anything but a pauper.
Over the last 30 years Canada has lost over 20 per cent of its historical buildings. —the National Trust for Canada.
The hunters who swore they'd seen the old logging truck said the solid brass radiator was intact
Going back perhaps as much as 14,000 years, archaeologists have been examining the seabed off Haida Gwaii
"If only the young miners would take heed and know of the struggle and suffering the old miners went through..." —Jock Gilmour
There would have been no inquest had not the deceased’s family insisted.
Those who think that the castle has always been there simply don’t know how close it came to being lost.
History, Canadian history, is in the news these days. 2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday.
Ladysmith was another of the towns that she watched grow “from nothing along the shores of Vancouver Island”.
The late Bob Dougan of the pioneering Cobble Hill family completes his tale of a Christmas concert in a one-room schoolhouse in the 1920s.
Earlier this year I told you about ‘Queen of the Hurricanes’ Elsie McGill (1905-1980)
With Halloween and Remembrance Day now behind us it’s full steam ahead for Christmas — at least in the stores.
“Will not the women of Nanaimo come forward in this emergency to help their sisters who are less fortunately situated?” —Nanaimo Free Press.
In his day he was Cowichan’s best known citizen — known not just locally and regionally but internationally
(Originally written in 2002 with the help of the late Nanaimo historian John Cass who graciously shared his copy of the Gribble journal.)
The Pitt River literally sparked my career as a writer of provincial history...
Vancouver and Nanaimo made newspaper headlines, early in July 1888
The weird story of Edward Arthur Wilson — Brother XII — seems too incredible to be true.
“...Laid in wait for at the edge of a lonely woods, and shot down FROM BEHIND by a stealthy assassin...” —Colonist, Aug. 6, 1869.
It was his unfailing cheerfulness that astounded hospital staff and that his brother Walt remembers 70 years later.