T.W. Paterson

Forest fire exhibit recalls heroic ranger who perished in huge blaze

"And in his hand, so tightly clasped, we found his Badge of…

Bad timing doomed XL Bricks’ Cowichan predecessor

(Conclusion) At Cowichan, 35 miles or thereabouts from the Capital City of…

Brickworks was backed by British capital (part 1)

Editor's note: Filmmaker Phil Ives has produced a short video about historian…

Old orchard to have new life at Forest Discovery Centre

(Conclusion) For all his apparent success as a pioneering "organi-culturalist," former naval…

Old orchard to have new life at Discovery Centre

In the spring of 1956, Monica Oldham described her visit to Somenos…

A teaching legend on two continents

For 30 years she and Dorothy Geoghegan instilled in their students service,…

It was ‘always the open spaces’ for George Wall, NWMP, RCMP

At the time of his interview for the Colonist, in 1977, George…

Mystery surrounded disappearance

"Every trail, whether foot, cattle or logging, was followed up and carefully…

Not until the 1950s were rehab programs available for polio

Incredibly, polio, the dreaded virus that usually attacks children and can result…

Polio struck terror in the hearts of parents

(Part 2) By 1934, "almost half of Canada's disabled population could be…

Treatable middle-class plague polio is making a comeback

Imagine being totally immobilized, your breathing done for you mechanically, only your…

Island’s Granby was ‘the best company town in Canada’

"When jobs went a-begging elsewhere, there was always a waiting list at…

A chief’s death and burial

The corpse was put in a canoe, and [with] about 90 other…

Chinatown fixture Jung Sue Lem Bing liked living in Canada

Ask anyone who has lived in Duncan, or the Valley, for more…

Duelling doctors intrigued Nanaimo newspaper readers

All Dr. Cluness could do was "smooth down the pillow of death..."-…

Let there be a light to shine far again atop Mount Prevost

At last report, plans to make the peak of Mount Prevost and…

Second HMCS Annapolis is making waves off B. C.’s rain coast

Decommissioned destroyer escort was one of Canada's distinctive 1960s-era St. Laurentclass 'Cadillacs"An…

Jimmy Copland was a gold mine of information about history

Every day, Canadian men and women die and take their life's stories…

Historic Ross Bridge saved from demo – maybe

Built in 1943, the bridge originally served an oil pipeline during construction…

Longtime Kiwanis member Lew Audy would ‘do it all again’

An army may have marched on its stomach in Napoleon's day but,…