T.W. Paterson

Do you recognize this soldier?

For years, I've made a practice of selectively rescuing old photographs, scrap…

Mourning is a personal but not always a totally private thing

Among the numerous issues that North Cowichan council has had to deal…

Looking back at February 8, 1881 in coaltown Nanaimo

If we had the power to go back in time, what would…

‘Pathfinder’ A.C. Anderson made his mark on our maps

A.C. Anderson wrote "some of the best descriptive pamphlets and essays on…

Removal of the infamous ‘head tax’ didn’t please everyone

B.C., he predicted, would become "a colony and ultimately a possession of…

McLay puts mine disaster on paper

It's one of those incongruities that grab your attention simply by being…

You’d think that we’d have solved Sasquatch mystery by now

(Conclusion) Grabbing a full box of snuff, the father Sasquatch gulped down…

Remembering Myrtle Haslam, champion of Cowichan history

Myrtle Haslam, whose yearslong efforts to save local history earned for her…

Some of our greatest pioneers have been forgotten

How does that line go, that most of us will enjoy 15…

Finally! Cowichan Valley’s heritage is to be recognized

What, precisely, do we mean by the term, "heritage" houses or buildings?…

Summer’s coming, will serpent Caddy come too? Conclusion

In January 1852, the Yankee whaler Monongahela captured a creature more than…

Summer’s coming, will sea serpent Caddy come too? (part 2)

In May 1963, a Manitoba visitor made headlines when she snapped two…

Summer’s coming – will sightings of Caddy come too?

Wilfred Gibson sighted a strange animal "frolicking among the log booms" at…

Duncan missionary created a Chinook Jargon dictionary

You never know what you're going to turn up when you surf…

Doomed coal ship captain’s penny-pinching cost him dearly

The luckless Thrasher was the victim of poor navigation, even negligence. But…

Some Nanaimo classrooms ‘worst the inspector had ever seen’

"In some...classrooms...I found it almost impossible to read from the back of…

Generations of Manns take up career in mortars-and-pestles

Those who were fortunate enough to have known the late Arthur Rutherford…

At least Nanaimo residents didn’t upstage their royal visitor

September 1919. The first Armistice Day was less than a year past…

Historic St. Peter, Quamichan church about to ‘raise the roof’

One of Cowichan's oldest, most scenic and most historic landmarks ended 2013…