Tag Archives: Merville

Black Creek Barn

A barnyard scene, complete with sheep and ducks

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Black Creek Barn

A beautiful barn – Highway 19A between Black Creek and Merville

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Comox Valley Barn

Just a barn near Merville, on a rainy winter day.

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Comox Valley Barn

Just a barn near Merville

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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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A barn – Dove Creek Road

I like barns – they are one of the few things I miss about southern Ontario. I was quite glad to spot this one on Dove Creek Road, between Merville and Courtenay.

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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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Moving the church

In 1915 St. Mary’s Anglican  church was constructed near the present Tsolum School. The church was skidded up to the Merville Soldier Settlement project in 1919 and the first sacrament was held in March 1920. In 1960 an army hut … Continue reading

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