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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%.
“The joke at the time was, that one needed a candle to find the electric light” – Vancouver’s gets its first streetlights.Read More
“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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
“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”.Read More
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.
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”.Read More
“We born-and-bred Metro Vancouverites are simply not meant for the heat” – the hottest day in Vancouver history.