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The following firsthand report by district social worker Mrs. Pat Adang covers the period between 11 p.m., March 27, through March 29
“At the outset, it may be said that the [Cowichan Valley] is unique in Western Canada, if not in the British Empire.”—Cowichan Leader.
At the dawn of each new year many of us reflect upon the year just past and our hopes, plans and prospects for the future.
Did you know that our iconic Cowichan sweater made international acclaim 70 years ago?
Although shipwrecks were almost commonplace off Vancouver Island's western shore, 120 years ago, the Janet Cowan's ordeal is unequalled.
Christmas, 1921. The First World War had been over for three years.
Labour Day weekend, 1926, was to have been a joyous one for Cowichan Valley residents and the hundreds of Royal Navy officers and seamen
It was said, at the time, that James H. Gilchrist committed suicide while grief-stricken by his wife’s death.
“Nothing can sink Shinano,” barked Capt. Abe. “Continue course and speed.”
It was one of the best kept secrets of the Second World War: Canada came under direct attack by the Japanese not once but hundreds of times.
But S.J. Willis School did have a perverse charm for me as it was built on the site, 1874-1914, of the provincial jail.
Walker called his dog to heel, raised and cocked his gun, and carefully approached the logs.
It only took 73 years for the Canadian government to recognize Margaret Brooke of Victoria as a hero.
To railway history buffs British Columbia’s worst railway disaster is known as the Canoe River train wreck
There was rationing, blackouts, fundraising, knitting and everyone pulling together for the war effort.
Great Britain’s fabled Victoria Cross has been that nation’s highest award for “gallantry in the face of the enemy".
This fascinating tribute to the “Poet of the Pats” appeared in the Times-Colonist, Feb. 3, 2015
This is the legendary Nuu-chah-nulth canoe in which Capt. John Claus Voss attempted to sail around the world in 1901
As old as it looks, and is, this is the second house on this site. The first, built by Samuel Bednalt, was destroyed by fire.
It’s always interesting and illuminating to turn the telescope around and to see ourselves through others’ eyes.