Brenda McCorquodale

Cape Scott site of early warning radar base

Columnist Brenda McCorquodale on the history of Cape Scott

Robert Scott

Who is Robert Scott

The history of Robert Scott as told by Brenda McCorquodale

Robert Scott
Telegraph Cove

Telegraph Cove from station to mecca

A historical look at Telegraph Cove, a scenic local area

Telegraph Cove
In 1948 a new “Canadian-owned” whaling corporation was formed: the Western Whaling Company.

Western Whaling Company

History buff Brenda McCorquodale on this region's whaling stations

In 1948 a new “Canadian-owned” whaling corporation was formed: the Western Whaling Company.
Reverend William Washington Bolton and his crew at Woss Lake in 1894.

Exploring the Uncharted Area

A historical look back into the area by local history enthusiast Brenda McCorquodale

Reverend William Washington Bolton and his crew at Woss Lake in 1894.
The colony band in Sointula.

Sointula – A place of harmony

Malcolm Island has been utilized as a seasonal harvesting location by the Kwakwaka’wakw

The colony band in Sointula.
This image shows one of the old mine shafts from the Coast Copper claim on North Vancouver Island.

Early homesteaders stake claims in mining

QUATSINO—Old Sport copper mine results from early settlers' struggles to turn rainforest into agriculture centre

This image shows one of the old mine shafts from the Coast Copper claim on North Vancouver Island.
This painting by the renowned Canadian Artist

Allison Harbour fades to time

Our history columnist notes little remains of once-thriving port community

This painting by the renowned Canadian Artist
Edward (Ned) Frigon

‘Old Ned’ Frigon brought colour to inlet

Edward (Ned) Frigon a colourful character around Quatsino Sound.

Edward (Ned) Frigon
Photograph of Blunden Harbour in 1901 which was used by Emily Carr to create her famous painting “Blunden Harbour” in 1930.

Ba’as: original home of the ‘Nakwaxda’xw

History columnist Brenda McCorquodale looks at the village of Ba'as.

Photograph of Blunden Harbour in 1901 which was used by Emily Carr to create her famous painting “Blunden Harbour” in 1930.
Nootka Mission Hospital

Esperanza – a place of Hope on the North Island

History columnist Brenda McCorquodale looks at the community of Esperanza.

Nootka Mission Hospital
William May Halliday

Halliday leaves mark, cows

William May Halliday left his impact on the North Island.

William May Halliday
First Nations members are shown posed with stacks of Hudson’s Bay Company point blankets at a potlatch in this undated photo.

HBC ‘point blankets’ on the North Island

Brenda McCorquodale discusses the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company point blankets.

First Nations members are shown posed with stacks of Hudson’s Bay Company point blankets at a potlatch in this undated photo.
The Englewood wood and English sawmill as it appeared in Beaver Cove in 1926.

Englewood enjoyed a rich and varied history

History columnist Brenda McCorquodale looks back at the Wood & English sawmill.

The Englewood wood and English sawmill as it appeared in Beaver Cove in 1926.
This photo of Brooks Peninsula (Split Rock off Woody Point) was sketched by James Colnett

Remote park was once a glacial refuge

History columnist Brenda McCorquodale shares the story of Brooks Peninsula.

This photo of Brooks Peninsula (Split Rock off Woody Point) was sketched by James Colnett

Nahwitti name survives in many guises

History columnist Brenda McCorquodale shares the background of the Nahwitti.

Long-term residents of Port Alice have seen a number of mudslides over the years

Port Alice has a history of landslides

Due to its steep slopes and heavy rainfall, the area around Port Alice has been subjected to a number of mud and rock slides.

Long-term residents of Port Alice have seen a number of mudslides over the years

Immigrant a pioneer

Brenda McCorquodale recounts stories of Chinese Canadians who left their legacy on the North Island.

From the World’s Fair to the North Island

Brenda McCorquodale describes the link between the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and the Kwakiutl.

The original Storey home still stands by the beach that bears the family name.

The story of the Storeys

Brenda McCorquodale shares information on Storey’s Beach’s first residents, George and Frances Storey.

The original Storey home still stands by the beach that bears the family name.