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Audree Thomas, Pioneer BC Ballerina

Posted by Murray Walker, Jul 9, 2021

THOMAS, Audree Ruth (b 1925, Vancouver BC; d 2014 Gettysburg PA) was the ballerina for whom Ballet Bay, on Nelson Island, is named. She was the daughter of Harry and Margery (Midge) Thomas who settled on 25 acres on a small bay on the south side of Blind Bay. The name was given by Midge when they first arrived there in 1941, and became official in 1950. 

Audree studied ballet with June Roper, the inspiring and demanding teacher who launched professional careers of several young... Read this post

The Covid-19 Pandemic in British Columbia

Posted by Howard White, Sep 9, 2020
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry

COVID-19 PANDEMIC of 2020 began in BC on January 28, 2020 when the first case of acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed in a patient recently returned from Wuhan, Hubei, China. The first case of SARS-CoV-2 caused by transmission within the province... Read this post


Rolf Knight Chronicled the BC Working Class

Posted by howard, Jul 19, 2019


Rolf Knight abandoned an academic career of great promise to write histories of the working people in his home province of British Columbia. He produced a dozen books while earning a living of sorts as a taxi driver.
Mr. Knight, who has died at 83, laboured mostly in obscurity, though his books are now praised for the insights... Read this post

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