Monday, October 15, 2018

History

Here’s why the historic Laurel Point cannon was removed

Have you heard the cannon firing at noon before?

New dictionary released to preserve language of Saanich Peninsula First Nations

It took 40 years to put together 1500 pages of this Indigenous Vancouver Island language
City of Victoria Archives

City of Victoria Archives introduces new online search

The City of Victoria's Archives just got a whole lot more accessible

Thousands of Victorians will take part in Women’s March Canada on Saturday

Victoria Buzz will be joining the discussion on the ground - see you there!

UVic associate professor to highlight the work of Swiss bureaucrat who helped thousands of...

Carl Lutz helped more than 60,000 Hungarian Jews escape the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust, in what is now recognized as the largest civilian rescue of Jewish people at the time.
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Check out this skateboarding video of Esquimalt back in the mid-70s! (VIDEO)

Pack your short shorts we're going skating in the 70s.

Throwback Thursday: We found a video of Victoria in 1907!

The century-old cityscape is surprisingly recognizable!

Fairmont Empress Hotel hosts grand re-opening ceremony (VIDEO)

The Queen has returned, courtesy of Nat Bosa. Just three years after the Vancouver-based developer bought Victoria's most iconic hotel, the Empress now has a...

Greater Victoria Public Library launches free e-learning platform

Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card, and now neither is self-taught learning! The Greater Victoria Public Library has just announced that...

Christmas Hill Park to be renamed after Councillor Vic Derman

Saanich Council have announced a plan to honour Councillor Vic Derman’s legacy. In July, they'll officially change the name of Christmas Hill Park to Vic...

Flying Legends of Victory tour arrives in Sidney

The B-25 'Maid in the Shade' Bomber will be available for tours (for anyone age 12 and over) all week!

Annual Aboriginal Cultural Festival returns to Victoria this weekend

Head down to the Royal BC Museum from June 16-18, entry is free!

Meanwhile in North Vancouver: 100’s of RCMP pose on Capilano Suspension Bridge

What do you get when you take over a hundred RCMP officers in full attire and put them on a bridge together? A fantastic...

Local historian releases book on history of saloons and bars of Victoria between 1851-1917

Get the perfect Christmas gift for the avid reader you know with Glen Mofford’s first book, Aqua Vitae. Mofford’s book delves into the shocking history...

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