‘I didn’t want to be called a chicken’

By Clifford Scott – White Rock, B.C. I worked in number eight mine at the Britannia Beach Mine, south of Squamish, B.C., from 1952 to 1957. The tunnel went straight in four miles. The shaft and cage went down about 5,000 feet through dry ore. The ore was copper, gold, zinc, and lead. The Victoria mine [continue...]

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Looking back in time!

Harvesttime in the early 1950s. (Top) Ernest Oddan is pictured on the binder and Leonard Oddan is on the homemade tractor. Raymond Oddan did most of the work building it, while [continue…]

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Kinistino Elevators in the 1950s

Giants from a bygone era, a photo of the large elevators that once dotted the prairies landscape in Kinistino, Sask., from Lois Erickson of Winnipeg, Man. Lois’ brother-in-law, Lloyd Hansen, used [continue…]

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Auntie Gilda’s Bannock

Ingredients: 5 cups of flour 2 tbsp of baking powder salt 2-1⁄2 cups warm water 3 tbsp cooking oil Preheat oven 350°F. Put flour in a large bowl. Make a [continue…]

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