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Phantoms of First World War honoured at B.C. prison

Phantoms of First World War honoured at B.C. prison

The names of 21 Chinese labourers who died in B.C. on their way to fight in WWI in Europe have been uncovered, and the deceased men have been memorialized.
Burnaby museum works to undo erasure of local Indigenous history

Burnaby museum works to undo erasure of local Indigenous history

Burnaby Village Museum is taking steps to undo the part it has played in erasing Indigenous history from the place we now call Burnaby.
You probably don't know the real story of Sasquatch (WITH VIDEO)

You probably don't know the real story of Sasquatch (WITH VIDEO)

In this episode of our BC Was Awesome show I travel to Harrison Hot Springs and the Sts'ailes First Nation Reserve to dig up the real story of Sasquatch.
Beloved B.C. highway landmark destroyed by fire

Beloved B.C. highway landmark destroyed by fire

The lumberjack statue marking the former Clarke Sawmill near Mile 62 was destroyed after someone shot a flare at the family's Halloween decorations and started the fire.
This rare 97-year-old Vancouver tugboat needs help to stay afloat (PHOTOS)

This rare 97-year-old Vancouver tugboat needs help to stay afloat (PHOTOS)

The SS Master was built in Vancouver in 1922. The vessel is the only one left of her kind and she represents an important part of B.C.’s steam engine history.
You need to know about this band of female pilots from Vancouver (WITH VIDEO)

You need to know about this band of female pilots from Vancouver (WITH VIDEO)

In this episode of BC Was Awesome I head to the Langley airport, then fly over Vancouver in a Cessna to bring you the story of The Flying Seven.
East Vancouver dad compares Whistler’s party scene, then and now

East Vancouver dad compares Whistler’s party scene, then and now

Read about the evolution of Whistler's party scene through the eyes of an East Vancouver father who enjoys spending time with his family there now.
Here's how the world famous Nanaimo bathtub races came to be (WITH VIDEO)

Here's how the world famous Nanaimo bathtub races came to be (WITH VIDEO)

In this episode of BC Was Awesome I travel to Nanaimo to get the story of how their world famous bathtub races came to be. It all started with the guy who is arguably their most popular mayor ever: Frank Ney.
The first settlers on Salt Spring Island were slaves who had bought their freedom (WITH VIDEO)

The first settlers on Salt Spring Island were slaves who had bought their freedom (WITH VIDEO)

In this episode of BC Was Awesome I travel to Salt Spring Island to hang out with Naidine Sims, a descendant of some of the first settlers on this Gulf island. Sylvia Stark and her family made the trek to Canada over 150 years ago - on foot.
Somebody let invasive camels go wild in B.C. during the gold rush (WITH VIDEO)

Somebody let invasive camels go wild in B.C. during the gold rush (WITH VIDEO)

During the gold rush in B.C. some curious animals were brought here to carry the prospectors' supplies: camels! Bactrian camels to be exact. The ones with two humps.