By Andrew Phillip Chernoff
Category Archives: From The Past
Understanding the CCF: Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
Understanding the CCF No.1: How the CCF began. Issued by the Provincial Education Committee C.C.F. (B.C.-Yukon Section) 1953.
The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) (French: Fédération du Commonwealth Coopératif, from 1955 the Parti social démocratique du Canada) was a social-democratic and democratic socialist political party in Canada. The CCF was founded in 1932 in Calgary, Alberta, by a number of socialist, agrarian, co-operative, and labour groups, and the League for Social Reconstruction. In 1944, the CCF formed the first social-democratic government in North America when it was elected to form the provincial government in Saskatchewan. In 1961, the CCF was succeeded by the New Democratic Party (NDP). The full, but little used, name of the party was Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (Farmer-Labour-Socialist).
From The Past: Greenwood B.C. Postcard Pictures
FROM: SFU Library Digital Collection: British Columbia Postcards Collection
From The Past: Chicago Fugitive Banker Stensland Thought To Be Spotted In Midway According To Prominent Business Man
Suspect Not Arrested
Police Constable Charged With Neglecting His Duties
Is Not Stensland But Prominent Californian Visiting Province With Wife
Wrecking Of A Chicago Bank
Romancer, Miner and Promoter: James F. Wardner
FROM: Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., February 12, 1899 and The Tribune, Nelson, B.C., February 13, 1899.
Note: The above referenced newspapers carried the same article from the New York World, with the following differences: The Tribune titled their article, “An Expert Liar: ‘Jim’ Wardner Admits That He Has A Wonderfully Good Memory”; and, the final paragraph, which appeared in the The Tribune but not the Chicago Tribune. The original article appeared in the New York (Evening) World on February 3, 1899.
Wardner, B.C. was named after James Wardner.
Where The Earth Yields Treasures To Those Who Search
From The Past: West Boundary Area Railway History
From The Past: The Gold Brick Robbery At Camp McKinney
A B.C. Flashback: The Stolen Gold Of Camp McKinney That Was Never Found
FROM: THE PROVINCE, Saturday, February 15, 1958
NOTE: As the above newspaper article says, the gold has yet to be fully recovered, and people are still looking including the blog http://campmckinneygold.com/ that is written by a person actively looking for the gold as of this month. Check out the story.
Vancouver Millionaires: Pictures of Team and Players
Thanks to Vancouver Public Library for the following pictures.