SOOKE HISTORY: Community celebrates 1953 girls softball champions

Elida Peers | Contributed Recently I mentioned in a column that Sooke…

  • Jul 28, 2020


History app uses ‘then and now’ photographs of Victoria

OnThisSpot provides historical insight of Canadian cities


SOOKE HISTORY: Building the Sooke Community Hall

Over the years, the hall has hosted many events

  • Jul 13, 2020


30 years after Oka crisis, Kanesatake land claims remain unresolved

Serge Simon, the current Grand Chief of Kanesatake, vividly remembers the events of July 11, 1990

Sooke Region Museum reopens to visitors

Museum only to allow 15 people inside at a time

Victoria museum releases more than 16,000 historical images of Indigenous life

Digitized images preserved and shared with Indigenous communities

SOOKE HISTORY: Grandma Sue’s book launch

‘The woman we called Grandma Sue was a treasure to us all’

  • Jun 8, 2020

VIDEO: Film historian finds rare footage from 1926, showcasing remote Northern Vancouver Island life

‘This photographer clearly knew what he was doing, suggesting he was taught’

BCHF conference once again slated for Cloverdale

Surrey Historical Society to host 2021 history conference

SOOKE HISTORY: A gift to Spain

Spanish ambassador Antonio Jose Fournier played key role in bicentennial celebrations

  • Apr 19, 2020

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