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Tsolum River – a bit of a mystery

The purpose of this structure is a bit of a mystery – it’s along the old Comox Logging Railway grade, and  opens onto the Tsolum River upstream of Farnham Road and the old mill site, I’m thinking it was the … Continue reading

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Headquarters – the power station

The old concrete building on Farnham Road beside the Tsolum River was built as a rough timber mill in 1912-1913, but was never operated as a mill despite being fully equipped. In the 1920s the building housed five diesel engine … Continue reading

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Farnham Road bridge

The Farnham Road bridge is an interesting example of a Bailey Bridge, and it’s also very close to the remains of the Headquarters saw mill, and the Tsolum River Hatchery.

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McEachern Bridge

I came across the McEachern bridge on Fitzgerald Road while hiking along the Tsolum river from Farmham Road. That would have me following the trail toward Headquarters, which puts me in Courtenay – weird…  

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Headquarters saw mill

Headquarters was a small community located on the banks of the Tsolum River near Courtenay, BC . Earlier known as Fraserville, the townsite of Headquarters started being built in 1911.  The town had a post office, bunkhouse’s, blacksmith shops, a … Continue reading

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Tsolum River bridge

When I first moved back to the Comox Valley I had thought that there were two bridges that could take me across the river and into Courtenay – this was of course incorrect as there are more than two bridges … Continue reading

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A man and an owl

Reg Westcott – Wildlife Rescue Educational Outreach Worker Mountainaire Avian Rescue

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