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This old photograph shows a raid on the Blind Pig, with its liquor barrels emptied into Elk Lake in Ontario during prohibition in Canada. (submitted)

T.W. Paterson column: Canada’s ‘noble experiment’ was a bust

100 years ago the U.S. followed Canada’s failed example to ban booze

  • Feb 8, 2020
This old photograph shows a raid on the Blind Pig, with its liquor barrels emptied into Elk Lake in Ontario during prohibition in Canada. (submitted)
Lake Flashback: Watershed board worries, boundaries, retirement

Lake Flashback: Watershed board worries, boundaries, retirement

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old…

Lake Flashback: Watershed board worries, boundaries, retirement
February 1916 in Duncan, after record snowfall. (T.W. Paterson collection)

T.W. Paterson column: Relax! It doesn’t snow like it used to

So I wrote, years ago, in one of the earliest Chronicles of the ‘Great Snow’ of 1916.

  • Feb 1, 2020
February 1916 in Duncan, after record snowfall. (T.W. Paterson collection)
River cowboys tie down the swimming dock, which was swept downriver from the Duckpond during recent high water. Kinsmen corralled the errant platform Sunday, with aid of cable, block and tackle and a loader which eased the dock upstream while an aluminum boat kept the dock away from the shoreline. Kinsmen later rounded up the diving platform which had dragged its anchor all the way downstream to the Co-op building. (Photo from the Jan. 23, 1980 Lake News)

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We’ve also included a picture of Lake Cowichan Kinsmen rescuing the Duckpond dock

River cowboys tie down the swimming dock, which was swept downriver from the Duckpond during recent high water. Kinsmen corralled the errant platform Sunday, with aid of cable, block and tackle and a loader which eased the dock upstream while an aluminum boat kept the dock away from the shoreline. Kinsmen later rounded up the diving platform which had dragged its anchor all the way downstream to the Co-op building. (Photo from the Jan. 23, 1980 Lake News)
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

The best of both worlds in hotel condo

  • Dec 11, 2019
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit
Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria

Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria

Painter is also an art writer and art historian

  • Sep 27, 2019
Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria
Founding family of the Peninsula

Founding family of the Peninsula

Jennifer Rausch is the latest descendant to open a business maintaining the family’s ties to the area

  • Jul 12, 2019
Founding family of the Peninsula
Andrea Pickard, Planner with Central Saanich, sits on a bench and enjoys the view of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. Don Denton photography

Walking the Crossroads of Central Saanich History

From pub to church, examining local historical landmarks

  • Dec 4, 2018
Andrea Pickard, Planner with Central Saanich, sits on a bench and enjoys the view of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. Don Denton photography