Category Archives: history

C-FKVG

C-FKVG, a Grumman DH-72 Tracker at the Chilliwack Military Education Centre Renumbered from RCN 1573 to CAF  12173, this tracker operated with VU 33 at Comox, and later with 880 Maritime Reconnaissance Squadron in 1983 and 1985 in Summerside. CAF … Continue reading

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BC Parliament Buildings – Front Fountain

The Front Fountain on the grounds of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings was designed in Victoria by Hooper & Watkins and manufactured in New York by Joseph W. Fiske in 1905. It originally had 4 basins and stood over 5.5 … Continue reading

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A moment in time – Victoria day parade

A moment in time at the Victoria Day Parade in Victoria – I linked this to a larger version so you can get a good look at a scene that could have been shot 50 years ago… Related Posts:Before the … Continue reading

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Bye bye Bluey

The old Johnson Street Bridge framed by the new Johnson Street Bridge Related Posts:Victoria – Johnson Street BridgeBye bye BlueyFauxtoart – Johnson Street BridgeAt night – Courtenay 5th Street Bridge

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The train still runs here…

The train still runs here – Dorman Road, Nanaimo Related Posts:The train still runs here…The train don’t run here anymore…The train don’t run here anymore…Sky Train and sky scrapers…

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The train still runs here…

The train still runs here, and so does the mighty Mitsubishi Delica. Dorman Road, Nanaimo Related Posts:The train still runs here…The train don’t run here anymore…The train don’t run here anymore…Sky Train and sky scrapers…

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Bye bye Bluey

The old Johnson Street Bridge slowly being dismantled and fading into history Related Posts:Victoria – Johnson Street BridgeFauxtoart – Johnson Street BridgeJohnston Street Bridge – the last carsAt night – Courtenay 5th Street Bridge

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Vanishing Vancouver Island

Vanishing Vancouver Island – a picnic shelter Related Posts:Vanishing Vancouver IslandVanishing Vancouver IslandVanishing Vancouver Island – Cowichan BayVanishing Vancouver Island

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A bit of Harmac

An abandoned car wash station on Phoenix way, the access road to the site of where the Western Forest Products Ltd. Island Phoenix Sawmill was. That’s was, as in they shut it down, took it down, and took it away. … Continue reading

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A memorial in the woods

Part of a memorial in the woods – Bevan, off Bevan Road Related Posts:Sandra – a Bevan MysteryNanaimo – a little memorialFire fighters memorialMount Washington

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