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To appreciate Wilson Duff’s biography, you need not know who he was—Wilson Duff Coming Back, a Life is about more than just one man….
The owner of the Antique Barn is always on the lookout for interesting artifacts. His most recent purchase? A military jet….
Dave Flawse In a previous interview with Island History Notable Christine Meutzner, she had suggested I check out Dalys Barney’s blog because it was…
If you’ve ever wondered how Strathcona Provincial Park’s largest lake could ever be allowed to be flooded, Catherine Marie Gilbert’s A Journey Back to…
In January 1913, Chief Constable David Stephenson heaves on a pair of wooden oars. He rows towards Kahklutter, the luck stone—a partly submerged chunk…
In February 2022, I peered into the glass doors of the Nanaimo archives and met Archives Manager, Christine Meutzner to talk about her 25…
a meditative, essay-style narrative, Barry Gough’s Possessing Meares Island guides the reader from the island’s murky origins to a court case of David…
I delve into the continually unexpected history of Vancouver Island’s peoples and places. Join me as I interview remarkable islanders and comb through source…
On the northern tip of Vancouver Island, a low-lying fog obscures the treetops. The Island’s knotty, mountainous spine, and the brooding faces of the…
On one of those cold, foggy days we had near the end of January 2022, I pushed through the glass doors at the Cumberland…

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