Brenda McCorquodale

Yreka Mine reveals nuggets of history

Brenda McCorquodale looks at the history of the Yreka Mine.

Coal lured industrialist to North Island

The history of one of the richest and most well-known industrialists in the history of Vancouver Island, Robert Dunsmuir.

Unorthodox mediums create extraordinary art

Sayward home to Valley of 1,000 Faces exhibition by remarkable artist.

North Island history never ceases to amaze

Brenda McCorquodale looks at the early history of Sointula.

History built on Haddington Island stone

Haddington Island source for unique building stone.

Vernon Lake diary tells a tale of desperation

Harrowing tale recorded in the diary of a pair of stricken trappers.

Early European forays to the North Island

Brenda McCorquodale recounts visits by early European explorers to the North Island.

The amazing photographic legacy of Ben Leeson

Brenda McCorquodale looks back to a pioneering North Island photographer.

First Nations decimated by smallpox

The arrival of European traders brought many new diseases to the North Island, including measles and smallpox.

Residential Schools offer lessons for future

Brenda McCorquodale looks to the history of St. Michael’s Indian Residential School.

1907 Hurricane hits the North Island

Brenda McCorquodale explains that the North Island has been no stranger to wild weather.

Historical Quakes and Waves on the North Island

Brenda McCorquodale recalls other earthquakes and tsunamis that affected Vancouver Island.

The Hardy Bay-Coal Harbour Road

A look back down the 'Colonization Road' by Brenda McCorquodale.

Grand Bay awash with rich and varied history

Brenda McCorquodale discusses the history of Grant Bay.

The bleak history of Triangle Island

Local historian, Brenda McCorquodale, recounts the history of Triangle Island.

Little village by the shore boasts grand past

Winter Harbour is located on the northern portion of Quatsino Sound and is the western-most settlement on Vancouver Island.

Hardy Bay land scam helped build community

Until the early 1900s, Hardy Bay existed as a small community on the east side of the Bay, opposite the current townsite.

Minstrel Island: loggers’ centre of universe

The island is believed to have taken its name from a travelling theatre troupe that travelled through the area

Fort Rupert construction no quickie job

Fort Rupert was established in Beaver Harbour on Northern Vancouver Island in 1847

‘Namgis on the Nimpkish

Brenda McCorquodale writes about the history of the Nimpkish Valley