Letters: Enjoying historical columns

Elida Peers' columns are enjoyed by Quebec resident

Another great article by Elida Peers but just a small correction. The little guy in the back row third from the left is not my uncle Ernie as listed below the picture. That is definitely my dad, C.P. (Pat) Welsh. Dad is 5’ 8” tall and at the time, perhaps tipped the scale at 140 lbs, while my uncle Ernie was at least 5’ 11” and at that time probably weighed a solid 230 lbs.

One other item that may be of interest is that my father because of a heart murmur was unable to enlist in the regular Armed Forces and so served in the “A.R.P.” (Air Raid Precaution) which was set up after the Japanese shelled the Estevan Point lighthouse in 1942. The ARP may have been a sub-division of the Army Reserve.

Thanks for your historical articles on my home town. I read them every week and enjoy keeping abreast of the changes in my old stomping grounds in the rest of the paper.

Clifford Welsh

Bryson,Quebec

Just Posted

French for the Future event to host 300 students in Victoria

Victoria event welcomes students from Greater Victoria and Vancouver

West Shore RCMP receives five cougar reports in two days in Colwood

Colwood and Sangster Elementary Schools taking precautions

Harbour of Hope reaches $100k fundraising goal to help refugee families

Organization aims to cover the families’ living expenses for a year and beyond

Esquimalt-based HMCS Regina makes third drug bust in two weeks

Ship seized hashish and heroin in Indian Ocean

VIDEO: Large dust devil swirls through town in B.C.’s interior

Residents look on as column climbs about 90 feet into the air

RCMP arrest B.C. man following threatening Vaisakhi Facebook post

Post made reference to pressure cooker bomb at massive Surrey parade

Second dump site of Dungeness crab discovered in northern B.C.

DFO confident new site related to larger April 2 dump

Sooke flag does little to address reconciliation

Reader says flag does a lot for civic pride – but not First Nation reconciliation

Northern B.C. high school student reaches 100,000 followers on YouTube

Voice actor, animator, Jericho Fortune has more than 30-million views on his channel GTAGAMER222

University mourns student who died in B.C. canoeing accident

Andrew Milner, 19, was in his second year with the University of Calgary’s basketball program

B.C. woman pleads for people to stop stealing daffodils meant to honour cancer victims

Cynthia Bentley honours memory of those lost to cancer by planting 100 daffodils each year

Canfor temporarily shutting down lumber mills across B.C.

Low lumber prices and the high cost of fibre are the cause of curtailment, according to the company

Most Read