history

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

 

Thumbprint, hairbrush: Franklin wreck in Nunavut waters reveals sailors’ lives

In 2019, the Parks Canada team produced extraordinary images of the HMS Terror

 

Kamloops sculptor casting Canada’s forefathers in bronze

Four of Canada’s early prime ministers will be cast in bronze at a shop in Knutsford, B.C.

  • Feb 9, 2020

 

Cemetery tour offers chance to discover ‘real-life love stories’

City of Surrey event to be hosted by historian Sue Bryant

Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

The best of both worlds in hotel condo

  • Dec 11, 2019

Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria

Painter is also an art writer and art historian

  • Sep 27, 2019

HISTORY: How do you keep Surrey kids out of trouble? Make them mayor.

Teen Towns provided entertainment, life experience for post war-era teens

  • Sep 6, 2019

HISTORY: Surrey hoedowns and ‘moonlight dances’ were the place to be

Dancing, revelry united community members of all ages

Founding family of the Peninsula

Jennifer Rausch is the latest descendant to open a business maintaining the family’s ties to the area

  • Jul 12, 2019

Cloverdale church built by freed slave, Japanese immigrants quietly demolished

Building had been private residence for decades before being torn down on June 26

HISTORY: Cloverdale created an emergency hospital during the Second World War

The community came together during a time of need

  • May 14, 2019

HISTORY: Dark days of Second World War challenged Cloverdale’s Christmas spirit

Community looks local as rationing and blackout curfews limit Cloverdale residents

  • Dec 26, 2018

Walking the Crossroads of Central Saanich History

From pub to church, examining local historical landmarks

  • Dec 4, 2018

‘Iron Road West’ launches this Friday from Cloverdale rail station

Illustrative history on B.C. railways is White Rock author Derek Hayes’ 18th book

HISTORY: 137-year-old ‘civic treasure’ was Surrey’s original town hall, a poultry barn and museum

1881 Town Hall slated to be moved to Museum of Surrey’s heritage campus

  • Sep 12, 2018

HISTORY: How Fry’s Corner survived floods, Prohibition, and a baby monkey

The story behind the Fry family, and how they transformed a Cloverdale crossing

  • Aug 3, 2018

HISTORY: Memories of 1948 Fraser River floods still run strong

Looking back on the Fraser River flood of 1948, 70 years later

  • Jul 3, 2018

HISTORY: The Rodeo Queens of Cloverdale

For decades, Rodeo Queens served as ambassadors of the big show

  • May 19, 2018

HISTORY: ‘Doc’ Sinclair, Surrey’s first physician

Sinclair instrumental in bringing care, hospital to Surrey patients

  • Apr 10, 2018