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Step inside the Britannia Mine #miningweek

Step inside the Britannia Mine #miningweek

Did you know that it's currently Mining Week in British Columbia? Yep. The Legislature declared that April 28 to May 4, 2013 is BC Mining Week, with these seven days meant to shine a light on one of BC’s largest and oldest industries.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Blue Bloods

Vancouver Was Awesome: Blue Bloods

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . The first exclusive neighbourhood in Vancouver was on the CPR land acquired from the Three Greenhorns , on the bluffs overlooking Coal Harbour and nicknamed Blue Blood Alley.

VIDEO: Ashleigh McIvor retrospective

Here's a fantastic retrospective on Vancouver 2010 Ski Cross gold medallist Ashleigh McIvor which was recently nominated for an AMPIA award. It might be the best 9 minutes you spend online today. http://www.youtube.
Vancouver Was Awesome: The Beavers of Stanley Park

Vancouver Was Awesome: The Beavers of Stanley Park

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Beavers are fascinating creatures, but they do not make the most cooperative zoo animals.
Vancouver Was Awesome: The Gentleman Bandit, 1903-1913

Vancouver Was Awesome: The Gentleman Bandit, 1903-1913

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Bill Miner was the last of the great train robbers and is said to be Canada’s first.
Vancouver Was Awesome: The Tiny Dog Store, 1904

Vancouver Was Awesome: The Tiny Dog Store, 1904

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . The Tiny Dog Store was a clothing and footwear store that opened in 1895 at 70 West Cordova Street.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Ada Bricktop Smith, 1920

Vancouver Was Awesome: Ada Bricktop Smith, 1920

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Ada “Bricktop” Smith was a singer and dancer from Chicago who spent 1919 and 1920 in Vancouver with the house band at the Patricia Café .
Vancouver Archives digitizes 512 maps and plans

Vancouver Archives digitizes 512 maps and plans

Remember our COLLECTIBLE PRINT ANNUAL that we released 25,000 free copies of back in November? The one which had an intro penned by your very own Mayor Gregor accompanied by an archival map of our city? The map featured on those intro pages was actua
Vancouver Was Awesome: The Big Paint-In, 1966

Vancouver Was Awesome: The Big Paint-In, 1966

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . When the BC government decided to install a fountain at the court house (today’s VAG), the premier insisted that the work be kept secret until its official unveiling.
Vancouver Was Awesome: On the Waterfront, 1918

Vancouver Was Awesome: On the Waterfront, 1918

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . After James Woodsworth was fired from his government research job in 1917 for opposing conscription, he left Winnipeg and headed west to Vancouver.
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