A story about my family and the fun of the Train

On Monday I wrote a thread on Twitter about how much fun we have had as a family riding the Steam Train in Port Alberni. I’ve reproduced that little story here. I hope you enjoy it. Please donate to the WVIIHS! Every dollar helps to continue their incredible work maintaining and presenting these amazing historical […]

To the Editor: Time to Call Ottawa on McLean Mill National Historic Site

Sent Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Published August 14. Dear Editor, In November 1993, the first plan (pdf) was put together to guide the development of the McLean Mill National Historic Site. The agreement between the City and Federal government (pdf) that set the City to run it for 42 years and have Government provide one-time […]

DDay 75 – George Johnston North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

June 6 is the 75th Anniversary of the DDay landings in Normandy. In honour of this anniversary, I thought I would make a post about my wife Theresa‚Äôs grandfather, George W. Johnston. You might remember him from a very nice story that appeared in 2014 about a collector, Jordan Chiasson, finding and returning the helmet […]