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June 2015

The British Colonist, July 1, 1867

The headline story from Victoria, British Columbia on the confederation of Upper and Lower Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

The Daily Colonist, June 22–28, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 - News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago.

The bulk of the war lurches on. The Anglo-French push in the Dardanelles continues, German and Austrian forces make a little headway in repelling the Russians in Galacia, all the other fronts are pretty much as they have been for weeks. The American and Germans are tediously talking about the angry letters already exchanged and threatening more stern diplomacy.All the interesting things are more local, the tangential and trivial oddness that has been forgotten, including things that echo some current things because forgotten history really does get repeated.

[Gothic BC] People Get Irritable

With the humidex it's supposed to get up to 33 ⁰C today, that's 92 ⁰F…

[ Reposted from my blog on Gothic BC #GothicBC ]

A Certain Sad Reality is Creeping In

Things are getting packed and it is starting to look a little sparse. Our 12+ years here are drawing to a close.

The Daily Colonist, June 8–21, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago.

This instalment covers two weeks to make up for missing my usual post last week. While the Italians are in the war now, and while horrific fighting on both European fronts and also in the Dardanelles continues, the news of it is repetitive and not particularly enlightening. The most interesting and remarkable things, however, are outside that realm: Zeppelin raids, submarine pirates, the (bizarre when seen with modern eyes) casual racism of 1915, and more.

The Daily Colonist

If you have been waiting for this week's news from 100 years ago, I apologise for being late with it. Some other things came up this weekend in the this century that I had to attend to. I will catch up as soon as I can.

On the Application of Good Manners

How can you know if something is good manners or not in the absence of anyone to tell you? It is simple, really. Ask yourself, “What if everyone else were doing this at the same time?” and imagine the consequence.

The Daily Colonist, June 1–7, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

You'd almost think this week's news was a steampunk fanfic and not the actual news from 100 years ago. We've got submarine and Zeppelin pirates, a secret submarine base in Asia Minor, Zeppelins bombing London, the king's birthday, and earls being knighted. We also have the beginnings of forced labour in Canadian concentration camps and the Armenian Genocide in Turkey. But we wrap up the week with good news from Denmark.

Meanwhile in the alternate universe where the Axis won WW II,...
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