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Chestnuts & Carols

December 10 – We invite you to join us for a very special holiday event, Chestnuts and Carols.  Enjoy roasted chestnuts from the Italian Cultural Society …

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The Bee Hive Café – Serving Ice Cream and Scuttlebutt for over 70 years

“If you wanted to get the latest scuttlebutt, then you went over to the Bee Hive about coffee time” explained Mr. Waldref, who had a …

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Re-Naming British Columbia

In continuing our series exploring local place names, we wanted to take a closer look at the history of the name “British Columbia” in time …

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The Symbolism of the Flag on Canada Day

The Canadian flag has in the past been used to represent not only the country but also the government, and has been a symbol of …

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A Long Journey

The most recent exhibition at the Museum, Cecil Dawson: Standing in the Gap, has been many years in the making.  I am not referring to …

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Love Letters to a City

If you lived in Campbell River in the 1980s then no doubt you are familiar with the story of the Sundancer.  On the night of …

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Christmas Feasts

Winter holiday traditions vary through time and across cultures, but one common thread that seems to run through them is food.  During the festive holiday …

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Mountain Memorials

We have in the past year featured articles about the history of place naming in our community, specifically focusing on street names.  One street name …

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The Union Steamships

I was never someone fascinated with ships.  Despite this, when I began to take a deeper look into the history of the Discovery Islands, I …

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Refuge Cove

Heather Harbord, author of Desolation Sound, referred to West Redonda as the “Social Centre of the Sound.” West Redonda had two settlements – Refuge Cove …

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