Tag Archives: British Columbia

STST2017: Moyie Fire Hall

Back to another quick stop on the Scratch the Surface Tour 2017, this time in Moyie, British Columbia. There are some buildings which have always fascinated me for as long as I can remember.  Back in the early 1980s, my … Continue reading

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STST2017: The Last Spike

Today’s posting will be quite short as the history of the area is already quite well known.  We’re visiting Craigellachie, British Columbia and — more specifically — the location where the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven … Continue reading

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STST2017: Vancouver Island

While Vancouver Island was our goal for this trip, we actually had very little time on “The Island” itself.  We arrived in Nanaimo in the evening and spent the night with our friend Lila and her husband.  The next day … Continue reading

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STST2017: Othello Tunnels

Sometimes the best discoveries happen by accident.  We were heading down the Coquilhalla Highway on our way to the west coast and Emily and I kept noticing small signs along the side of the road in the shape of steam … Continue reading

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STST2017: Notch Hill Church

Let me issue a disclaimer right up front.  Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t disclose the location of this church with this much detail.  I would have normally said “near Sorrento” and left it at that, but I wanted to be … Continue reading

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STST2017: Glacier Park Lodge

All too often on these pages we document the loss of historic structures, and this one is relatively new compared to many that we have lost over the years. The Glacier Park Lodge is located on the TransCanada Highway in … Continue reading

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STST2017: Field Telegraph Office

The small brick telegraph office has become like an old friend that I always stop in and check on when passing by, just to make sure everything is going well. Continue reading

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