Local History

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

 

Diana, Princess of Wales bends laughs at something over the shoulder of British Columbia Premier Bill Bennett while Prince Charles looks on. Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, were in Kelowna, B.C., May 3, 1986 for a brief visit as part of their eight day stay in Canada. (CP PHOTO/Ron Poling)

May 3, 1986: Princess Diana visits Kelowna

The royal couple arrived just days before Expo ‘86

 

The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.

Choir boy and belly dancer settle in B.C. after roller coaster love story

Christine and Christopher met as teens in the United Kingdom

 

Front Street in the Farwell settlement back in 1890. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 698)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Dec. 12

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Dec 16, 2021
Front Street in the Farwell settlement back in 1890. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 698)
Canadian Pacific Engine No. 5468 and Business Car No. 4 in Revelstoke, 1993. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives, P-5831)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Dec. 9

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Dec 12, 2021
Canadian Pacific Engine No. 5468 and Business Car No. 4 in Revelstoke, 1993. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives, P-5831)
Gallicano’s Bakery on Second Street East, circa 1915. From left: Dominic Gallicano, Mr. Cocoroch, Hilda Gallicano. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Dec. 2

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Dec 6, 2021
Gallicano’s Bakery on Second Street East, circa 1915. From left: Dominic Gallicano, Mr. Cocoroch, Hilda Gallicano. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo)
Revelstoke High School in1954 showing some of the additions. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4205)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Nov. 25

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Nov 28, 2021
Revelstoke High School in1954 showing some of the additions. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4205)
The City Hotel was owned by the Caley Brothers, and was located at 521 First St. West. It was built in 1900, and burned down in 1913. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1127)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Nov. 18

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Nov 21, 2021
The City Hotel was owned by the Caley Brothers, and was located at 521 First St. West. It was built in 1900, and burned down in 1913. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1127)
White pine logs at Downie Street Sawmill in 1963. Mill owner Victor Camozzi is standing on the truck. 
(Earle Dickey - Revelstoke Museum and Archives 8488 photo)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Nov. 11

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Nov 14, 2021
White pine logs at Downie Street Sawmill in 1963. Mill owner Victor Camozzi is standing on the truck. 
(Earle Dickey - Revelstoke Museum and Archives 8488 photo)
Interior Lawn Bowling Tournament at Revelstoke in 1945. George Stocks photo. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives P10978 photo)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Nov. 4

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  • Nov 7, 2021
Interior Lawn Bowling Tournament at Revelstoke in 1945. George Stocks photo. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives P10978 photo)
Crowds await the arrival of the Royal train during a snowstorm in 1951. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4192)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 28

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  • Oct 31, 2021
Crowds await the arrival of the Royal train during a snowstorm in 1951. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4192)
Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh had a 20 minute stop in Revelstoke in October 1951. She was greeted by the scout master. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1368)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 21

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Oct 22, 2021
Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh had a 20 minute stop in Revelstoke in October 1951. She was greeted by the scout master. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1368)
Men at a construction camp at mile 46.5 of the Big Bend Highway in the 1930s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 2259)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 14

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Oct 17, 2021
Men at a construction camp at mile 46.5 of the Big Bend Highway in the 1930s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 2259)
Revelstoke Arch in Vancouver for the Royal Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, 1901. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 594)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 7

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Oct 8, 2021
Revelstoke Arch in Vancouver for the Royal Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, 1901. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 594)
YMCA swimming pool, circa 1945. The YMCA was located on First Street East, at the site of the public parking lot. George Stocks photographer. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives Photo 11142)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 30

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  • Oct 1, 2021
YMCA swimming pool, circa 1945. The YMCA was located on First Street East, at the site of the public parking lot. George Stocks photographer. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives Photo 11142)
Queen Victoria Cottage Hospital was Revelstoke’s first public hospital, opened in 1902 on First Street West, the current site of Save-On-Foods. (Revelstoke Museum photo 1081)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 23

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Queen Victoria Cottage Hospital was Revelstoke’s first public hospital, opened in 1902 on First Street West, the current site of Save-On-Foods. (Revelstoke Museum photo 1081)
Mackenzie Avenue in the late 1930s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 655)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 16

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Sep 19, 2021
Mackenzie Avenue in the late 1930s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 655)
Washout at Connaught Tunnel, September 1931. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4249)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 9

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Sep 9, 2021
Washout at Connaught Tunnel, September 1931. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4249)
Construction of Mica Dam in the 1970s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 2

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Sep 5, 2021
Construction of Mica Dam in the 1970s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo)
Volunteer university students Keagan Edwards of Port Moody (top) and Holly O’Neil of Maple Ridge search for artifacts at the site of the First World War Monashee Internment Camp east of Cherryville. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Digging into history east of Cherryville

Abbotsford anthropologist and team search for indications of what life was like

Volunteer university students Keagan Edwards of Port Moody (top) and Holly O’Neil of Maple Ridge search for artifacts at the site of the First World War Monashee Internment Camp east of Cherryville. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)