Walter Volovsek

Walter Volovsek: Retrospectives

This view of the established Robson orchards is full of promise.

Walter Volovsek: Retrospective

A boat excursion up Lower Arrow Lake provided a lovely setting for a picnic.

Retrospectives: Making room for progress

This view from across the Kootenay River shows the completed aggregate screening plant directly above the boiler house.

TIME WINDOWS: Sion Village

This photograph shows yet another communal home of Sion village, this time above the Brilliant train station.

TIME WINDOWS: Brilliant terraces

Portions of the upper Brilliant terraces, including the remnants of Sion village and orchards.

TIME WINDOWS: Bonanza Pass connections

I have been busy this autumn working with friends on the Gordon Keir Shelter and adjacent ski trails.

TIME WINDOWS: Macao to Capilano: A Life Journey, Part 5

This is the story of Bryan Mahon’s grandmother, told in five installments.

TIME WINDOWS: Macao to Capilano: A Life Journey, Part 4

This is the story of Bryan Mahon’s grandmother, told in five installments.

TIME WINDOWS: Macao to Capilano: A Life Journey, Part 3

This is the story of Bryan Mahon’s grandmother, told in five installments.

TIME WINDOWS: Macao to Capilano: A Life Journey, Part 2

This is the story of Bryan Mahon’s grandmother, told in five installments.

TIME WINDOWS: Macao to Capilano: A Life Journey

In 1993, as Judy Watten was visiting her mother in Michigan, one of her daughters discovered a package in a desk in the basement.

TIME WINDOWS: The Old Glory weather observatory

In the 1940s plans were launched to construct a meteorological observatory on Old Glory Mountain.

TIME WINDOWS: David Thompson: Mapping our region

David Thompson is recognized as an explorer who connected closely with the natives he met, and a maker of remarkably accurate maps.

TIME WINDOWS: Reappraising the Franklin Expedition

Two winters ago I connected with William Battersby, British author of a biography of James Fitzjames, who perished in the Arctic.

TIME WINDOWS: Connecting with Albert McCleary

Three weeks ago I received a phone call from George McCleary, Ontario descendant of Castlegar pioneer farmer and ferryman Albert McCleary.

TIME WINDOWS: A story behind a photograph

I was intrigued by a set of Edward Stolterfoht photos of three children at play, all taken on the same occasion

TIME WINDOWS: Tribute to a photographer

The Mahon Family Records include century-old glass plates produced by Edward Stolterfoht, a close friend of Castlegar’s founding father.

TIME WINDOWS: Farron summit industry

Smelters blossomed in the Boundary after the opening of the railway in order to process the largely-copper ores from various sources.

TIME WINDOWS: Farron memories

After the extension of its Columbia and Western line, the CPR focused its efforts on developing a maintenance centre through the Monashees.

TIME WINDOWS: Ben Shaw: Myth and Reality

When he failed to return from his trap line in December 1934, Ben Shaw’s friends in Rossland stared to worry.