Museum

Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

Aviation museum unveils monument to B.C. pilot killed in Second World War

In 1989 the Japanese dedicated a memorial that overlooked the bay where ‘Hammy’ Gray’s remains lie

 

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

 

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

 

Museum exhibit Textiles 3. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

New textiles exhibit opens at Port Hardy Museum

The Port Hardy Museum has a new exhibit on display, a third…

Museum exhibit Textiles 3. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The three 1817 Bibles at the Port Hardy Museum. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Trio of 1817 Bibles found in the Port Hardy Museum, curator wants to locate owner

Contact the musem at 250 949-8143 if you think these are your family’s bibles and want them returned

The three 1817 Bibles at the Port Hardy Museum. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Sparx Skate Sharpening in the North Island Mall. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: North Island hockey memorial opens at Sparx Skate Sharpening

Dylan Dirom put the memorial together to help grow the game locally and give back to the community.

Sparx Skate Sharpening in the North Island Mall. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Port Hardy Museum curator Jane Hutton is looking to find out who is in this photo. (Port Hardy Museum photo)

Port Hardy museum wants to know if you can identify who’s in this photo

If you can help with identifying the photo, please contact 250-949-8143.

Port Hardy Museum curator Jane Hutton is looking to find out who is in this photo. (Port Hardy Museum photo)
A memorial totem pole for Billie Moon, carved by Willie Seaweed at Blunden Harbour in 1931, with help from Joe Seaweed. The pole depicts a thunderbird and dzunuk̓wa and is standing at the ‘Namgis burial ground at Alert Bay. (Zoë Ducklow photo)

Visiting the present past at U’mista Cultural Centre

The museum at Alert Bay is unlike any other

A memorial totem pole for Billie Moon, carved by Willie Seaweed at Blunden Harbour in 1931, with help from Joe Seaweed. The pole depicts a thunderbird and dzunuk̓wa and is standing at the ‘Namgis burial ground at Alert Bay. (Zoë Ducklow photo)
Port Hardy museum celebrates emergency services with new exhibit

Port Hardy museum celebrates emergency services with new exhibit

The emergency services exhibit opened last week (June 6).

Port Hardy museum celebrates emergency services with new exhibit
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)