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A Polyandrion of Premiers

August 22, 2013 | by  |  By the Numbers

Since 1975, every elected B.C. premier has resigned from office. Of the 8 who have served since then (not counting current Premier Christy Clark) only 3 – Rita Johnston, Dan Miller, and Ujjal Dosanjh – escaped this fate, though none of them were actually elected by B.C. voters, and none of them served for more than one year. And finally, the percentage of elected B.C. Premiers involved in a political scandal since 1975 (either during, or after their terms)… is also 100%.

THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 8th

August 8, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1887:

“The joke at the time was, that one needed a candle to find the electric light” – Vancouver’s gets its first streetlights.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 7th

August 7, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

“I saw it all. There was no provocation. I couldn’t believe I could live in a country where this was happening” – the Gastown Riot.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 5th

August 5, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1965:

After only 11 months, the final challenge to the city’s Pacific Press newspaper monopoly disintegrates, as the Vancouver Times publishes its final full edition.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 4th

August 4, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1990:

B.C. Place echoes with the sound of fans, atheletes, and a 200-member Festival Chorus, as the stadium hosts the opening ceremonies of the third annual Gay Games.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 3rd

August 3, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1913:

“Jovial Jack Tars Pursue Greasy Pig. Hefty Ladies Provide a Good Deal of Amusement for Spectators; Dismantling of Field Guns, Sack and Pipe Races are Features”.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 2nd

August 2, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1918:
In response to the murder of labour martyr Arthur “Ginger” Goodwin, the Vancouver Trades and Labour Council organizes a 24-hour general strike, the first of its kind in Canadian History.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 1st

August 1, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1928:

Locals swell with pride in all corners of the city as Percy Williams, a Vancouver sprinter, wins two gold medals at the Amsterdam Olympics, and earns himself the title of the “world’s fastest human”.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 29th

July 29, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

2009:
“We born-and-bred Metro Vancouverites are simply not meant for the heat” – the hottest day in Vancouver history.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 28th

July 28, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1957:

At 9:45, in the skies above their Inglewood Avenue home, a Mr. and Mrs. Johnson of West Vancouver catch sight of a flying saucer.

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