Local History

The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Woodside sold: Sooke couple buys Western Canada’s oldest working farm

South Island’s Woodside Farm is the oldest continuously operated farm west of the Great Lakes

 

Percy Pigeon, who retired from the RCAF as a Flight Lieutenant, was part of the famed Dam Busters squadron, and is pictured (front row, far r) with his crew in front of their Lancaster bomber during World War II. Information about the Pigeon family is being sought for an online display about Francophone ranchers in the B.C. Interior.

Information sought about Pigeon family for online exhibition

Moses Pigeon and his brother were pioneer ranchers in B.C. Interior

  • Jun 10, 2020

 

Cataline: The Life of B.C.’s Legendary Packer is the second book by Quesnel author Susan Smith-Josephy, and looks at the life of the ‘King of the Packers’. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Legendary packer Cataline explored in new book by BC author

Book explores the life and experiences of packer who was a legend throughout the Interior

 

Recently released photos paint vivid picture of the Hope Slide

Recently released photos paint vivid picture of the Hope Slide

Ministry of Transportation releases never before seen pictures of tragic event 55 years later

Recently released photos paint vivid picture of the Hope Slide
Typical cowboy travel on horseback around Clinton in earlier times. (from l) Willy Chisholm, Tilly Reynolds, Alvin Reynolds, Kenny Chisholm, and Hector McDonald. (Photo credit: Clinton Museum)

A High Bar history by someone who lived there paints a vivid picture

Dorothy Jepp writes about her memories of winters past at High Bar

  • Jan 21, 2020
Typical cowboy travel on horseback around Clinton in earlier times. (from l) Willy Chisholm, Tilly Reynolds, Alvin Reynolds, Kenny Chisholm, and Hector McDonald. (Photo credit: Clinton Museum)