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Frank Ludwig in the control room. (Photo submitted)

The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song

Former member of Trooper captures the essence of small town struggles and triumphs

 

This photograph, donated by Doug Boardman, shows the steam donkey working at Lull Bay up Knight Inlet, c.1939. Photo CRM19986 Courtesy the Museum at Campbell River.

A community effort: The museum’s Empire steam donkey

By Erika Anderson Museum at Campbell River There are remnants of old…

  • Mar 31, 2021

 

A petition launched by a group of University of Victoria students calls for the renaming of Trutch Street. (Google Maps)

B.C. students lobby to get racist official’s name off Victoria street

University of Victoria students say Trutch Street puts racist history on a pedestal

 

The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)

New resource dives into 150 years of racist policy in B.C.

Racist history must be acknowledged in order to change, authors say

The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)
Rob Rondeau, PhD candidate at SFU, is embarking on a mission to find definitive evidence of human migration to the continent. (SFU supplied image)

VIDEO: Marine archaeologist looking for clues of ancient migration in B.C. waters

SFU researcher hoping to find 15,000 year-old archaeological sites underwater

Rob Rondeau, PhD candidate at SFU, is embarking on a mission to find definitive evidence of human migration to the continent. (SFU supplied image)
Caretaker Paul Knepperges (far left) welcomes Queen Elizabeth to Twin Islands, along with owners, Prince Leopold and His Royal Highness Max Margrave of Baden. Photo courtesy the Ginnie Ellingsen estate.

Fit for a Queen: A Thumbnail History of Twin Islands

By Jeanette Taylor for the Museum at Campbell River Mention Twin Islands…

  • Dec 29, 2020
Caretaker Paul Knepperges (far left) welcomes Queen Elizabeth to Twin Islands, along with owners, Prince Leopold and His Royal Highness Max Margrave of Baden. Photo courtesy the Ginnie Ellingsen estate.
Santa sits down for a good North Island read. Museum at Campbell River photo

T’was the wreck of the Northwestern

By Jemima Hamilton: Heritage Interpreter, Museum at Campbell River T’was December 14th…

  • Nov 25, 2020
Santa sits down for a good North Island read. Museum at Campbell River photo

25 years later: The water skiing legend on Kalamalka Lake

A group of waterskiers were towed behind a plane on Kalamalka Lake back in 1995

An Unsettled Landscape: The Seasons of Cape Scott

A Look Back into the History of the Campbell River Area

  • Jul 27, 2020

30 years after Oka crisis, Kanesatake land claims remain unresolved

Serge Simon, the current Grand Chief of Kanesatake, vividly remembers the events of July 11, 1990

B.C. museum releases more than 16,000 historical photos of Indigenous life

Digitized images preserved and shared with Indigenous communities

VIDEO: Film historian finds rare footage from 1926, showcasing remote Northern Vancouver Island life

‘This photographer clearly knew what he was doing, suggesting he was taught’

BCHF conference once again slated for Cloverdale

Surrey Historical Society to host 2021 history conference

Stranger in the woods

By Jonah Richter, Guest writer for the Museum at Campbell River Note:…

  • Apr 28, 2020

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Thumbprint, hairbrush: Franklin wreck in Nunavut waters reveals sailors’ lives

In 2019, the Parks Canada team produced extraordinary images of the HMS Terror

Kamloops sculptor casting Canada’s forefathers in bronze

Four of Canada’s early prime ministers will be cast in bronze at a shop in Knutsford, B.C.

  • Feb 9, 2020

A tale of two neighbours

Looking Back at the History of the Campbell River Area

  • Jan 23, 2020

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