“Fifteen Siwash Houses Burned” — Colonial Attitudes in New Westminster

Researching and writing local history, as I did in Toronto for the better part of a decade and have started to do in New West, means reading a lot of local history books, articles, and commemorative plaques. And you start to notice that, to great extent, local histories for any given community recount the same …

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A Search for Hidden Gold in New West

Is there a cache of hidden gold in New West dating back to the Cariboo Gold Rush? This news account, from an Ontario town's paper, suggests such rumours were once well-known and that efforts to locate it drew at least some attention nation-wide. Certainly this city's role as a waypoint to-and-from the gold fields in …

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