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This historic paddlewheel steamboat took a brief journey on the Fraser River

This historic paddlewheel steamboat took a brief journey on the Fraser River

People who regularly watch the Fraser River viewed something earlier this month that is seldom seen actually sailing on the river like it once did. The Samson V paddlewheel steamboat was briefly on the move.
'It's very sad': Burnaby Historical Society disbanding due to dwindling membership

'It's very sad': Burnaby Historical Society disbanding due to dwindling membership

After 61 years of preserving and promoting the city’s heritage, the Burnaby Historical Society is disbanding.
How this Dutch castle from Expo 86 ended up in Richmond's Fantasy Garden World theme park

How this Dutch castle from Expo 86 ended up in Richmond's Fantasy Garden World theme park

In 1987, a crew from Nickel Bros. house movers spent several weeks uprooting and moving of a Dutch castle — an Expo 86 attraction — to Richmond from its foundation in Downtown Vancouver.
This huge 190-foot-long 'Skookum Slide' used to thrill riders in Richmond

This huge 190-foot-long 'Skookum Slide' used to thrill riders in Richmond

Old photos from the Richmond Archives reveal a rather bizarre structure — a 30-foot high, 190-foot-long slide — near the corner of No. 3 Road and Westminster Highway, adjacent to Richmond Centre.
PHOTOS: Here's what No. 3 Road in Richmond looked like in the 70s and 80s

PHOTOS: Here's what No. 3 Road in Richmond looked like in the 70s and 80s

Let’s take a step back in time to check out what Richmond’s No. 3 Road was like back in the 1970s and 1980s. It’s safe to say the street has transformed to the point it looks like nothing as it did back then, and even more changes are on the way.
80 years ago people walked across the Lions Gate Bridge for the first time

80 years ago people walked across the Lions Gate Bridge for the first time

Eighty years ago Vancouverites first walked across a new span from Stanley Park to West Vancouver – a bridge that was to be the entrance to Greater Vancouver, like another famous bridge in California. The Lions Gate Bridge opened to pedestrians on Nov. 12, 1938, and to cars two days later.
This North Vancouver centenarian is one of the last female pilots of the Second World War

This North Vancouver centenarian is one of the last female pilots of the Second World War

Today, the 100-year-old Lynn Valley woman is one of only three surviving female pilots to serve the British in the Second World War. From 1943 to 1945, Edwards was a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary.
11 places of remembrance to visit in Vancouver

11 places of remembrance to visit in Vancouver

Since Armistice 100 years ago, Vancouver has seen the addition of several monuments and the creation of special places that are there for remembrance and reflection, and to honour those who gave their lives for the country.
Letter: My father's astounding WWII survival still astonishes me

Letter: My father's astounding WWII survival still astonishes me

Every year on Remembrance Day, I lay a wreath at the Confederation Park Cenotaph in north Burnaby in memory of my father, Donald Evans. He was a navigator on a Lancaster bomber during World War II, was shot down, hidden by the French resistance and liberated by the British Army in September 1944.
5 things you didn't know about that giant Bowmac sign on Broadway

5 things you didn't know about that giant Bowmac sign on Broadway

The giant Bowmac sign on West Broadway in Vancouver came from the city's epic neon era, and was once the tallest freestanding sign in North America. Here's why it's got another business' name and logo on top of it, and a few other quirky facts about this oddity on the local landscape.