Blog posts : "ladysmith"
The first white child born in Nanaimo, his parents' favoured son, he killed himself with drink.
Trees of two and three feet diameter now grow up on this former narrow gauge railway grade from the turn of the last century
June 8th 2010
Our history is under siege and disappearing
Its purpose was to house the “Armstrong” switching mechanism that controlled the direction trains went on the tracks.
March 9th 2010
The real Ladysmith diamond
The birth of Ladysmith was the result of a bitter rivalry between Nanaimo-area coal mines.
Dec 13th 2009
What goes around, comes around
the train at Ladysmith to puff a winding 20 miles to No. 2 Mine.
Oct 2 2009
Ladysmith's death watch of 1909
Vancouver Island property is not up for dicussion.
March 31 2009
Government responds to rights complaint
Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group members say 270,000 hectares of traditional territory were illegally confiscated from them as part of the 1884 E&N Railway grant. The Vancouver Island property is now privately owned and not up for discussion at the trea…
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