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The advent of the automobile age, in the early years of the twentieth century, heralded the dawn of a new era in transportation and signalled the slow but steady decline of horse-drawn business and pleasure vehicles. The arrival of automobiles... [Continue Reading]

“On April 5, 1917, BC women got the right to vote in provincial elections. The struggle for the vote really heated up across the country in 1912. Most of the action took place at the provincial level. Richard McBride was... [Continue Reading]

Continued from Alex Lord’s recollections: Alex Lord’s British Columbia: introduction to Alex Lord; Alex Lord — Recollections of a Rural School Inspector: Kelowna Beginnings; Alex Lord’s memoirs continued; Alex Lord’s memoirs concluded. “During my four years in Kelowna [1910 –... [Continue Reading]

Kelowna Beginnings Some Lasting Impressions1 “The year was 1910. British Columbia schools reopened for the autumn term on the third Monday in August. As the just-appointed principal in Kelowna, I arranged to arrive on the previous Friday and so departed... [Continue Reading]

“Alex Lord, a pioneer inspector of rural British Columbia schools, shares … his experiences in a province barely out of the stagecoach era. Travelling through vast northern territory, utilizing unreliable transportation, and enduring climatic extremes, Lord became familiar with the aspirations... [Continue Reading]