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.

On this day, December 15 – In memory of the Tani Family

I would like to tell you a story about a man named James Tani. Mr Tani came to Canada at the age of nineteen. He was a fisherman and came like many others to fish the abundant Canadian west coast in Barkley Sound at Sechart.  His wife joined him in 1910 and they had a child […]