Published in the Vancouver Sun, April 20 / 2019 It’s one of those stories you never heard about in school. In late August 1858, two unlikely fathers of Confederation met on a grassy benchland, south of Camchin (present-day Lytton), to negotiate a peace during the height of the Canyon War, a bloody skirmish between miners […]
Hudson's Bay Company
Seniors Eric and Jean Bishop have lived in a historic home in Fulton Place for 52 years but this is shaping up to be their last. The bank is foreclosing on their house.
Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion refuses to fade away in a quiet retirement. The 98-year-old is Zoomer magazine’s oldest cover girl, appearing on the front of the May issue dressed to the nines in designer duds she’d normally never wear. “I just buy ordinary everyday clothes, try to look nice, but I’d never spend the […]
It’s one of those stories you never heard about in school.
Expanse — a cybersecurity company with more than $100 million in federal contracts — recently announced it raised $70 million in funding.
(c. 1565–c. 1611) English explorer Henry Hudson embarked on multiple sailing voyages that provided new information on North American water routes. Synopsis Believed to have been born in the late 16th century, English explorer Henry Hudson made two unsuccessful sailing voyages in search of an ice-free passage to Asia. In 1609, he embarked on a […]
Washington is the 18th largest state, with an area of 71,362 square miles (184,827 km), and the 13th most populous state, with more than 7.4 million people. Approximately 60 percent of Washington’s residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area, the center of transportation, business, and industry along Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean […]
Sitting along the water’s edge, and dotted with grand ferries along its shoreline, it only takes one visit to see why Nanaimo is called “The Harbour City.” This picturesque city on the east cost of Vancouver Island – about an hour-and-a-half drive north of Victoria – presents history, quaint storefronts, spectacular views and pretty beaches.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour celebrating the releases of Who Slays the Wicked and Why Kill the Innocent (paperback) by C.S. Harris! Thank you to Berkley Publishing for the invitation! Stay tuned for information on how to win a copy of Who Slays the Wicked at the bottom of this post! About […]
Learning how to capture gorgeous photos of the Aurora takes time, patience, and lots of practice. From experience, it has been a challenge and I find it more difficult than capturing photos of landscapes during the daytime. The difference is that you have to look at the Aurora forecast, plan well, stay up late, dress […]
Historical background of the United Kingdom and the British Empire Tracing back to the unification of Anglo-Saxon tribes c. 925, forming the United Kingdom of England, created a foundation for British Empire. Under King Henry VIII in 1536 the Kingdom of England and Wales unified under the same laws; Then, officially became the Kingdom of […]
Before settlers arrived, the area near Spanaway Lake was referred to as spadue, a native term referring to the camas and wapato roots that could be gathered here. In 1841, the Hudson’s Bay Company established the Puget Sound Agricultural Company based in Muck (near Eastgate JBLM) and called this location Spanueh Station. The farm was […]
A Bit Of History The indigenous civilization of North America was structured on a vast arterial network of rivers which sustained the habitat and nourished the people, physically and spiritually. The engineering for this massive water system was a team of a million beavers working around the clock; that is until almost all of them […]
OK, mind you, Vancouver USA is not exactly known as a bastion of the cultural and intellectual elites. Our scene is not quite the level provided by larger cities with giant museums and great halls of culture. It is however the oldest European settlement in the Pacific Northwest and home to some well hidden gems […]