Category Archives: buildings

Stone Butter Church

Stone Butter Church – Comiaken Hill In the 1870 Roman Catholic missionaries were intent bringing the local Cowichan Indian communities into their flock. Father Peter Rondeault, a missionary to the Cowichan Indians, decided to build a church for the Cowichan … Continue reading

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St Ann’s Roman Catholic Church

St Ann’s Roman Catholic Church – Duncan Related Posts:Ontario – St. Hughes Roman CatholicSt Ann’s Catholic Church and CemeterySaint Michael – WellingtonSt Peter’s Anglican Church

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St Peter’s Anglican Church

St. Peter’s, Quamichan, Anglican Church Related Posts:Moving the churchWoodgrove Christian Community ChurchSt Ann’s Roman Catholic ChurchNanaimo – the big salmon

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Alert Bay – an old house

A house that was once full of people with stories to tell… Related Posts:Ontario – another old houseTofino – the Ice HouseOld houses – Campbell RiverAn old house

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Thomson Bros. Lumber CO. LTD sawmill

Thomson Bros. Lumber Co. LTD sawmill – still operating In 1966, 19 year old Joe Thomson left a $2.25 an hour union job at Field Sawmills, purchased 2½ acres with a house next to Cumberland Road for $3,500, and built … Continue reading

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Glacier Gardens

Glacier Gardens arena Related Posts:Fauxtoart – The way it wasn’tThe Rose GardenThe Gardens on AndertonThe Gardens on Anderton

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Nanaimo – Port Authority building

The Nanaimo Port Authority building – also home to Helijet Related Posts:NPA EagleC-CHJWNPA OspreyPort Alberni – building the boats

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Nanaimo – up to town

Looking up town from the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf And a slightly wider view that highlights the industrial heritage that drove Nanaimo… Related Posts:Nanaimo Chinese CemeteryNanaimoThe big picture – Nanaimo assembly wharfKey West

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Pipers Lagoon – watching the world go by…

Pipers Lagoon is one of my favorite places to watch the world go by. Except for a few brief moments at slack tide, the water in the lagoon flows with great speed through the small opening into Georgia Strait. Birds … Continue reading

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Shack Island

Shack Island – a proper little island Fisherman  started living on Shack Island in the early 1930’s , rowing into Nanaimo to sell their catch. Descendants of the original shack owners use these buildings mostly on summer weekends. Owners can … Continue reading

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