T.W. Paterson

For some, Vancouver Island really was a land of opportunity

"I killed, myself, in an hour, in the river that runs through…

Vancouver Island’s ‘Great Fire’ of August 1938, conclusion

It has been estimated that, besides the immediate costs of fighting it,…

Vancouver Island’s ‘Great Fire’ revisited (part one of two)

"The conflagration is the most serious in the history of the province."-…

Proposed Island ferry service drew ‘wrath’ of Mainland papers

"...To put the whole in a few words, no ferry system could…

Only the name survives of historic Fiddick’s Junction

For besting James Dunsmuir in a battle of wills, Elizabeth Fiddick won…

Protestations of Saltair ratepayers unconvincing

Saltair - Re: letter to the editor "Hockin's accusations against ratepayers not…

Thank you Telus for Day of Service

Duncan - We would like to thank Telus, for 'The Telus Day…

Shame on you for hitting cat, running

Duncan - To the thoughtless and selfish person driving the silver SUV…

‘God help you – I’m done’

"The boat then went straight down, the top of the mast being…

Trees can exist in urban setting

Re: Take out trees on highway, stop planting I would like to…

Cowichan naval hero recognized in new book on WWI

I just learned something new about William Maitland-Dougall who, with his younger…

Dr. Walkem was a man for all seasons – even murder

It was the hole in poor Dring's head, and another over his…

Volcanic Brown was game to the end, left mystery in his wake

It was there, where the Slave Glacier begins, that they found his…

Similkameen’s Red Mountain has seen boom and bust

Even the legendary 'Volcanic' Brown struggled to find investors for Copper Mountain.Copper…

Time is running out for the Island’s Morden Colliery Provincial Park

Who knew?All these years, I thought it was British Columbia Parks' job…

These pioneers were real jerks – soda jerks, that is

Nanaimo is highly collectible these days. Old Nanaimo, that is, in the…

Explorer Robert Brown didn’t like Cowichan Bay’s Sam Harris

As his contributionto last year's celebration of the 150th anniversary of the…

Will our new B.C. ferries’ names come out of a cereal box?

A rose is a rose by any other name, Shakespeare told us.…

Nickelodeon Museum moving from Revelstoke to Cowichan Bay

The big move is well underway at the Revelstoke Nickelodeon museum, and…

Hockin’s accusations against ratepayers not held up by fact

This refers to Tom Hockin's letter of May 20.Mr. Hockin accuses the…