Evolution of the Federal riding in Port Alberni since 1896.

Wow, that’s a lot of data. On January 30, I stumbled across an amazing and new resource called election-atlas.ca. It has compiled, through maps, the results of every Canadian federal and provincial election since Canada was a country! Amazing! In this blog you will find a story of the riding that has included Port Alberni […]

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 […]