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July 2015

The Daily Colonist, July 6, 1915

#dailycolonst1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

I have fallen behind in my "news" from the last century, so I am going to change the way I've been doing this. Instead of week-at-a-time updates, I am going to do as much as I can when I can until I have caught up to the current date. That might mean just one small update like this one, several small ones in one day, or several days in one update if I have a good chunk of time to work with.

[Gothic BC] "Vancouver's Gothic Vibe" in The Province today

Read it here:

Vancouver?s gothic vibe: The city is perfect for dark, haunting movies and TV series

For a few hours next Sunday, Vancouver will be home to the world?s blackest beach.

[Gothic BC] Upcoming Province Article

This morning I had a little photoshoot, where I was the subject not the photographer, over by Holy Rosary Cathedral on Richards Street. It is for an upcoming article in The Province related to the "Gothic Migrations" 12th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association. The International Gothic Association is out of Lancaster University and devoted the academic study of the Gothic founded in, but extending well beyond, the Gothic sub-genre of 19th C. Romantic literature.

The Daily Colonist, June 29–July 5, 1915

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

No significant changes on any front this week. The news from the front is repetitive and it seems the editors are aware that. no matter how important the war may be, vague tales of a few yards gained here, a few yards lost there, aren't holding the public interest and so there are more stories of local interest. It is mostly stories of the Ukrainian internment (as it is now known) and the terrorist bombings in Windsor that caught my attention this week. The stories on the Ukrainian internment are especially relevant now because the new "Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act" (previously Bill C-24) that allows for the stripping of Canadian citizenship from people who hold or are eligible to hold a second citizenship makes what went on in the internments of WWI entirely possible again.