history

SOOKE HISTORY: Phillips at Highway 14 before it was home to Sooke’s third traffic light

Elida Peers is a historian with Sooke Region Museum

  • Apr 5, 2020

 

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

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

 

SOOKE HISTORY: Remembering Louise Paterson

Elida Peers | Contributed Part proud Haida descent, part dedicated environmentalist, part…

  • Feb 25, 2020

 

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

SOOKE HISTORY: Bear Creek Valley speeder a ‘godsend’

Special vehicle used to transport passengers to Port Renfrew

  • Feb 7, 2020

Royal Roads honours Black History Month by celebrating black excellence

National theme is ‘Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past’

SOOKE HISTORY: Sawmill location significant to region’s industrial history

Steam sawmill closed with death of pioneer Michael Muir

  • Jan 25, 2020

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

Victoria’s historic Point Ellice House re-opens after months of closure

A new exhibit will be on display at the house to explore the ‘Politics of Luxury’

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

SOOKE HISTORY: Sooke’s swimming pool opened in 2000

Elida Peers | Contributed The old and the young are shown cutting…

  • Dec 9, 2018

Walking the Crossroads of Central Saanich History

From pub to church, examining local historical landmarks

  • Dec 4, 2018

B.C. Maritime Museum angling for waterfront location, national status

Most of collection sits in storage these days, with just 3,000 square feet for display space

Japanese Canadians reflect on internment hardships

Luncheon in Victoria on Sunday to feature guest speakers