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In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Silver Creek Elementary School (SCEC) will be hosting the Project Heart Canoe — a canoe of student created artwork that honours residential school survivors and expresses a message of healing. (Project Heart Canoe)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the history of Canada’s residential schools?

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on Sept. 30, is a sombre time for reflection

 

Members of the media view a full-scale replica of the Avro Arrow at the Toronto Aerospace museum in Toronto Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Secret revealed: How long-range missiles helped break the Avro Arrow

Release of classified documents provide insight into Canadian fighter jet’s mysterious cancellation

 

Two views of the #DearTerry shirt designed by actor Ryan Reynolds in collaboration with Fox family members. (Photo: shop.terryfox.org/collections/2023-terry-fox-run-shirt)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope?

The run from 1980 continues to inspire a nation

Two views of the #DearTerry shirt designed by actor Ryan Reynolds in collaboration with Fox family members. (Photo: shop.terryfox.org/collections/2023-terry-fox-run-shirt)
Spectators fill a Vancouver shoreline to watch competitors in the bathtub races from Nanaimo in 1971. (Reel Life still)

B.C. videographer shares 1971 Nanaimo bathtub race

VIDEO: Races shore up in Vancouver, people watching Kits Beach, and sailing in English Bay

  • Sep 16, 2023
Spectators fill a Vancouver shoreline to watch competitors in the bathtub races from Nanaimo in 1971. (Reel Life still)
Lona Washington is shown with her family in this photo circa 1953. Pictured are George and Lona Washington in front, and their children Marilyn and Gerald in back. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Vancouver police find scrapbook with Summerland connection

Scrapbook from early 20th century had belonged to Lona Washington

Lona Washington is shown with her family in this photo circa 1953. Pictured are George and Lona Washington in front, and their children Marilyn and Gerald in back. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
FILE - The Titanic leaves Southampton, England, on her maiden voyage, April 10, 1912. The U.S. government is trying to stop a planned expedition to recover items of historical interest from the sunken Titanic shipwreck, saying it any damage to the wreck or disturbing of human remains would breach federal law and an international agreement. (AP Photo, File)

A new Titanic expedition is planned. The US is fighting it, says wreck is a grave site

The U.S. government is trying to stop a planned expedition to recover…

FILE - The Titanic leaves Southampton, England, on her maiden voyage, April 10, 1912. The U.S. government is trying to stop a planned expedition to recover items of historical interest from the sunken Titanic shipwreck, saying it any damage to the wreck or disturbing of human remains would breach federal law and an international agreement. (AP Photo, File)
Former Quesnel archaeologist Jenny Botica is one of the hosts of the podcast Dig This. (Photo submitted by Dig This)

Dig This, ancient Quesnel history fans

Podcast gets its hands dirty in Indigenous earth

Former Quesnel archaeologist Jenny Botica is one of the hosts of the podcast Dig This. (Photo submitted by Dig This)
Five homes were lost in Kettle Valley residential area from the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park Fire. (File)

Okanagan Mountain Park fire an enduring memory

A look back on Fire Storm 2003

Five homes were lost in Kettle Valley residential area from the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park Fire. (File)
Britni Hannah (right), director of Sprott Shaw College Chilliwack campus, and Marissa Bell, employment services specialist, hold historic images of the school that will be on display at the 120th anniversary celebration on Aug. 17. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sprott Shaw College marks 120 years with celebrations across B.C.

B.C.-based school has survived economic recessions, 2 world wars, Great Depression

Britni Hannah (right), director of Sprott Shaw College Chilliwack campus, and Marissa Bell, employment services specialist, hold historic images of the school that will be on display at the 120th anniversary celebration on Aug. 17. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Hälle and Linda Flygare of Canmore, Alta. have been honoured with a certification of appreciation by the BC Historical Foundation for their work to research and preserve the Nuxalk-Carrier Grease Trail, formerly known as the Sir Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail. (Photo submitted).

Nuxalk – Dakelh Grease Trail researchers awarded by BC Historical Federation

Halle and Linda Flygare of Canmore, Alta retraced Alexander Mackenzie’s 347 km route six times

Hälle and Linda Flygare of Canmore, Alta. have been honoured with a certification of appreciation by the BC Historical Foundation for their work to research and preserve the Nuxalk-Carrier Grease Trail, formerly known as the Sir Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail. (Photo submitted).
The 153 Mile House store and freight wagon pictured in 1921 with Dave Lind as the driver. (Gilbert McDonald photo)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: Louis Crosina and the 153 Mile House Store

The old buildings around the store once served as a roadhouse

  • Jul 16, 2023
The 153 Mile House store and freight wagon pictured in 1921 with Dave Lind as the driver. (Gilbert McDonald photo)
The waters of Crawford Lake in Milton, Ont., on Friday, July 7, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Canadian lake picked as the cradle of the Golden Spike, dawn of a new epoch

Geologists say Ontario’s Crawford Lake best illustrates case to declare a new age geological epoch

The waters of Crawford Lake in Milton, Ont., on Friday, July 7, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Former HMCS Saskatchewan shipmen Don Reid and Gary Robertson, during a reunion event June 17 at Nanaimo’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256, take a look at the names on an HMCS Saskatchewan banner that was displayed at the ship’s decommissioning ceremony in 1994 in Esquimalt. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

HMCS Saskatchewan, now on B.C.’s ocean floor, was once ‘best in the west’

Retired shipmen gather for 60th anniversary of Royal Canadian Navy vessel’s commissioning

Former HMCS Saskatchewan shipmen Don Reid and Gary Robertson, during a reunion event June 17 at Nanaimo’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256, take a look at the names on an HMCS Saskatchewan banner that was displayed at the ship’s decommissioning ceremony in 1994 in Esquimalt. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Staff Sgt. Brad McKinnon of the Williams Lake RCMP is also acting inspector until the new inspector arrives later this year. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

RCMP reach 150th anniversary milestone in 2023, 73 years in B.C.

On Aug. 15, 1950 the BC Provincial Police changed-over to the RCMP in Williams Lake

Staff Sgt. Brad McKinnon of the Williams Lake RCMP is also acting inspector until the new inspector arrives later this year. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The hiking trail on Yamnuska in Alberta’s Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, part of Kananaskis Country, is shown in June 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz

Parks Canada plans major rewrite of more than 200 historic site plaques

Antiquated language and colonial assumptions among the reasons for the changes

The hiking trail on Yamnuska in Alberta’s Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, part of Kananaskis Country, is shown in June 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz
Matt Sager, bottom left, and his team of auto enthusiasts embarked on a 3,000-kilometre journey from their home in British Columbia to Northwestern Ontario for the second season of ‘Lost Car Rescue’ which aired on the History channel on April 19, 2023. Jeff Topham photo

B.C. brothers uncovering rare auto gems in second season of ‘Lost Car Rescue’

Watch Matt and Steve Sager of Mill Bay follow their passion for restoring vehicles

Matt Sager, bottom left, and his team of auto enthusiasts embarked on a 3,000-kilometre journey from their home in British Columbia to Northwestern Ontario for the second season of ‘Lost Car Rescue’ which aired on the History channel on April 19, 2023. Jeff Topham photo
Matt Sager bottom left and his team of auto enthusiasts embarked on a 3,000 km journey from their home base in British Columbia to Northwestern Ontario for the second season of ‘Lost Car Rescue’ which aired on the History channel on April 19, 2023. (Photo by Jeff Topham)

B.C. brothers uncovering rare auto gems in second season of ‘Lost Car Rescue’

Watch Matt and Steve Sager of Mill Bay follow their passion for restoring vehicles

Matt Sager bottom left and his team of auto enthusiasts embarked on a 3,000 km journey from their home base in British Columbia to Northwestern Ontario for the second season of ‘Lost Car Rescue’ which aired on the History channel on April 19, 2023. (Photo by Jeff Topham)
Svend-Erik Eriksen has put together a photography exhibit featuring images he and his father took of Namu during the 1950s and 1960s on display May 3 to 31 at The Art House Gallery in Bella Coola. (Photo submitted)

Namu: A photographic journey into the past opens May 3, Art House Gallery in Bella Coola

Life at one of the oldest cannery villages on Central Coast subject of new exhibit

Svend-Erik Eriksen has put together a photography exhibit featuring images he and his father took of Namu during the 1950s and 1960s on display May 3 to 31 at The Art House Gallery in Bella Coola. (Photo submitted)
The Chinatown Storytelling Centre, as seen on March 27, 2023, has had more than 15,000 people through its doors since opening in November 2021. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

Legacy of sacrifice and success at core of Vancouver’s Chinatown Storytelling Centre

Chinatown space aims to record experiences often left out of history books

The Chinatown Storytelling Centre, as seen on March 27, 2023, has had more than 15,000 people through its doors since opening in November 2021. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)