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 […]

Tofino Council rescinds and apologizes for Japanese exclusion. A list of those who left after the war.

A powerful statement by Mayor Josie Osborne (original Westerly article). Thank you Mayor Osborne. I am not going to comment further as there is no need. What I will do below the video is share names of families from Tofino, Ucluelet and Clayoquot that I have discovered in my research about internment. List of Japanese-Canadians […]

Now make it a Park – Port Alberni lives up to its commitment to Tseshaht and the community on HarbourView lands.

Eventually making the right decision is always better than not making it. On May 13 Council voted down, 2-4 (Councillor Paulson was away) a motion — made by the Mayor and seconded by Councillor Corbeil — to retain ownership of the treed portion of the Harbour View land. On May 27, the Mayor asked Council […]