Blog posts : "ladysmith"

What the hell is the problem?

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

Its purpose was to house the “Armstrong” switching mechanism that controlled the direction trains went on the tracks.

The birth of Ladysmith was the result of a bitter rivalry between Nanaimo-area coal mines.

the train at Ladysmith to puff a winding 20 miles to No. 2 Mine.

fight to save some of our railway legacy.

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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