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The way it was – Burgoyne Bay

This barrel-roof shed was built (between 1900 and 1910) by Richard Maxwell on his farm near Burgoyne Bay. The shed was built for storage of larger farm equipment and has two, large access doors on the roadside of the building. … Continue reading

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The way it was – Burgoyne Bay

Built by Richard Maxwell on his farm in 1901, this root cellar is one of the historic farm buildings in Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park.

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St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church

St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Fulford Harbour, Saltspring Salt Spring Island’s oldest church was founded in 1878 by Father Donckele, the first Roman Catholic missionary to the Gulf islands. Erected between 1880 and 1885 by members of the community, the … Continue reading

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Britannia Mine Museum

I’d always wanted to visit the Britannia Mine, but had never had the time to stop. I did, I looked around at the outside, and then left. As a person who worked underground in a nickel mine, I am acutely … Continue reading

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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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Bye bye Bluey

The old Johnson Street Bridge framed by the new Johnson Street Bridge

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The train still runs here…

The train still runs here – Dorman Road, Nanaimo

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The train still runs here…

The train still runs here, and so does the mighty Mitsubishi Delica. Dorman Road, Nanaimo

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Bye bye Bluey

The old Johnson Street Bridge slowly being dismantled and fading into history

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