history

Founding family of the Peninsula

Founding family of the Peninsula

Jennifer Rausch is the latest descendant to open a business maintaining the family’s ties to the area

  • Jul 12, 2019
Founding family of the Peninsula
Andrea Pickard, Planner with Central Saanich, sits on a bench and enjoys the view of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. Don Denton photography

Walking the Crossroads of Central Saanich History

From pub to church, examining local historical landmarks

  • Dec 4, 2018
Andrea Pickard, Planner with Central Saanich, sits on a bench and enjoys the view of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. Don Denton photography
Dr. Charles F. Newcombe helped collect a very large portion of the Royal BC Museum collection and the BC Provincial archives. (File contributed/Kevin Neary)

One Victoria family contributed 20 per cent of Royal BC Museum’s collection

Newcombe family featured in an historical talk Thursday night

Dr. Charles F. Newcombe helped collect a very large portion of the Royal BC Museum collection and the BC Provincial archives. (File contributed/Kevin Neary)
Emily Carr House, where the Canadian artist lived as a child, is one of the stops on the James Bay tour put on by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. Photo contributed

Summer walking tours explore Victoria’s architectural history

Expert guides shed light on the histories of Chinatown, Fort Victoria and James Bay

Emily Carr House, where the Canadian artist lived as a child, is one of the stops on the James Bay tour put on by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. Photo contributed
B.C. Maritime Museum executive director David Leverton wants the museum to have a purpose-built location, and a national title. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

B.C. Maritime Museum angling for waterfront location, national status

Most of collection sits in storage these days, with just 3,000 square feet for display space

B.C. Maritime Museum executive director David Leverton wants the museum to have a purpose-built location, and a national title. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Kanzo and Misuyo Kurushima pose for a portrait with their daughter Ritsuko in Vancouver in 1929. Tsugio Kurushima’s parents and older siblings were sent to a internment camp in Slocan in 1942.                                 Photo courtesy of                                 Tsugio Kurushima

Japanese Canadians reflect on internment hardships

Luncheon in Victoria on Sunday to feature guest speakers

Kanzo and Misuyo Kurushima pose for a portrait with their daughter Ritsuko in Vancouver in 1929. Tsugio Kurushima’s parents and older siblings were sent to a internment camp in Slocan in 1942.                                 Photo courtesy of                                 Tsugio Kurushima
A special tea tasting event, combining history and tea preparation happens this Sunday (June 25) at Silk Road Tea on Government Street. Contributed photo

Tea tasting celebrates new novel this weekend

The event is inspired by author Lisa See’s newest novel The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

A special tea tasting event, combining history and tea preparation happens this Sunday (June 25) at Silk Road Tea on Government Street. Contributed photo