Category Archives: Community

Empty Tracks

The Parksville Via Rail Station sitting by the tracks, waiting to see if the train service will return to Vancouver Island. Meanwhile the station is used as a pottery shop, well worth visiting while in the Parksville area.

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Royal Roads

Pictured is Hatley castle, at Royal Roads University in Victoria. Hatley Castle was constructed in 1908 by James Dunsmuir, who was the Lieutenant Governor and Premier of BC in the early 1900s. The castle was purchased by the Government of … Continue reading

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Memories

Water Tower in Parksville There was a day when railway travel was important. The locomotive in those days was a steam engine, using coal to heat the water to create steam to operate the drive pistons. At locations along the … Continue reading

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Meandering Monday

Joy! At this time of year we can become so busy that we can forget what joy is. There is a kaleidoscope of advertising enticing us to obtain and to give more, as if somehow that will give us joy. … Continue reading

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Rest

On Vancouver Island one of our pleasures is storm watching. Yesterday we had winds that ranged up to 80 kmph, together with rain. This is the kind of day that would make one want to hunker down safely inside their … Continue reading

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The Narrow Door

The small church with a steeple has almost become iconic for me. When people came together in a new community one of the first joint acts was the building of a church. This church became the centre of the community. … Continue reading

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