British Columbia History summer 2017 issue 50.2: sneak peek

British Columbia History summer 2017 issue 50.2: sneak peek

Our summer 2017 issue of British Columbia History commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with a feature article on how the Battle directly affected two families living in BC’s Nicola Valley.

Issue 50.2 is due to hit retail outlets, our online store and subscribers’ mailboxes in early June, just in time for summer reading on the patio.

BC History 50.2Here’s a sampling of some of the other articles awaiting you in this issue:

  • A coveted Canadian silver dollar counter-stamped “J.O.P.” has direct links to British Columbia.
  • Labour icon Charles Howard Webb‘s work to establish the International Woodworkers of America local 1-424 in Prince George and its surrounding forest industry.
  • British Columbia’s “song culture” and how songs sung by ordinary British Columbians offer a window into our history.
  • The Canadian Japanese War Memorial in Stanley Park — the only memorial of its kind in Canada.
  • Digitizing images from the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s British Columbia Vocational School collection.
  • Reviews of books about the early explorers of Vancouver Island, the Royal Navy on the west coast between 1812-1914, and fact vs. fiction in the story of Slumach and the Lost Creek Mine.

We’ll be posting some supplementary material related to this issue shortly. Stay tuned!

For more information, or to subscribe, visit British Columbia History magazine.