DURIEU  () , pop 156, 60 km east of VANCOUVER north of the FRASER R, was an AGRICULTURAL community that grew up on fertile HATZIC prairie. Site of an early school and post office, it was named after Father Paul DURIEU, the pioneer OBLATE missionary who in 1869 took over ST MARY'S MISSION, 10 km to the south, and went on to become bishop of NEW WESTMINSTER. The Oblates encouraged French-speaking farmers from Quebec to move to this location...

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