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Remembrance Day

Lest we forget Remembrance Day – November 11 This Monday, November 11, 2019, will mark the 101st anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War. Last year, as part of the 100th anniversary, the Canadian government digitized the records of the personnel who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) and have […]

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Fifty Years of Cortes Island Ferry Service

Fifty Years of Cortes Island Ferry Service Population figures on Cortes Island picked up after the 16-car ferry, Cortes Queen, began its regular run to and from Quadra Island in 1969 and electric power arrived in 1970. Along with the early settlers and their descendants, more recent “settlers,” people of all ages and backgrounds, came […]

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The Schools of Squirrel Cove – by Lynne Jordan

At the beginning of the 1900s, Squirrel Cove on the east side of Cortes Island was a hub of activity for homesteaders, loggers, fishermen, miners and trappers. They came from all the surrounding islands for supplies, groceries, mail, repairs, radios and dances in the hall. There were two stores, a post office, church, hall, two […]

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Ninety Nine years ago … – by Mike Manson

It was some time before midnight with the moon high in the sky when a canoe slowly came out of the shadows of the North Twin. Now cast in bright light it made its way south across the bay, straight towards the sloop. A shotgun lay on the bottom of the canoe, already loaded and […]

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Tiber Bay or… – by Mike Manson

A visit to the cemetery at Manson’s Landing is a journey into the past. A number of pioneers are buried here. One family name that always captures my interest is that of Teuber, or is it Tiber? August Teuber and Henry Tiber. And what of Rose Tiber? The spelling of August with a backwards “s”, […]

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