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Terror Scares Shaped Politics Since Earliest Days in BC, Canada

Posted by Howard, Oct 23, 2014
Warships attended arrival of the first train to BC owing to fear of a terrorist attack that never materialized.

To judge by all the commentators saying Canada will never be the same after a lone gunman entered the House of Commons unopposed before being killed October 22, one might be excused for thinking such a thing had never happened in Canada before, even... Read this post

Labels: TERRORISM

Film Recalls Historic Vancouver Baseball Team

Posted by Howard, Oct 8, 2014
Asahi ball team
Vancouver's Asahi baseball team

A new Film Screened at the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival revives a curious fact about BC sports history, namely that in the early years of the twentieth century the game of baseball was dominated by a team made up of Japanese Canadians.

 

This year, the story will be retold, getting a big-budget... Read this post

Labels: ASAHI

You Think This Is Hot?

Posted by Howard, Jul 21, 2014
Forest Fire at Hudson Hope, July 2014

TWO WEEKS of record-high temperatures had BC smoking with over 120 forest fires in July, 2014 but the wildfire situation was not as dire as several times in years past. Forest Fires, also known as wildland fires, burn an average of 300 sq km of forest in BC annually. Each year the province spends about... Read this post

Labels: FORESTRY, WILDFIRE

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This is a blog administered by Daniel Francis, Editor of the Encyclopedia of British Columbia www.knowbc.com. Along with publisher Howard White, we plan to blog about all manner of BC-related subjects, be they cultural, historical, economic or political. We also have invited other EBC contributors to join the discussion. And of course we welcome your comments on whatever you read here. We want to make it a lively space for conversation about what is going on in the province. Join us!