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The Daily Colonist, February 1-5, 1915

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

Excluding the news of a Zeppelin attack on London, it is impossible to look at the events of this week outside of the context of the tyrannical fear-mongering of the Harper government and bill C-51. It can be plainly seen by these articles from a century ago that things are not any more or less dangerous and all that is happening is a profound step backwards toward a time when people, like my great-grandparents, were forced to register with the police and report regularly on the threat of being packed away to forced labour camps simply for the crime of having been born in the wrong country.


The Daily Colonist, January 28-31, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, January 24-27, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, January 19-23, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, January 15-18, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, January 10-14, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, January 3-9, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, December 31, 1914

#dailycolonist1914 - News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today.

This will be the last of my daily updates from 100 years ago, as it was always my plan to stop when news of the Christmas Truce made it to this back-water end of the Empire, which it finally has. It's been too interesting reading history in this as-it-happens kind of way, so I expect to keep reading these century-old papers and will have the odd thing that is too interesting not to share....


An Atheist "Happy New Year"

Happy very monumentally important arbitrarily chosen date marking the anniversary of the Bris Mila of the Made Up Son of the Great Imaginary Friend, even though the Big Book of Made Up Stuff kind of hints at, and history records, that the census Joe was bringing himself and his Mysteriously Knocked-Up wife Mary...


The Daily Colonist, December 30, 1914

#dailycolonist1914 - News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today.

• More news from the raid on Cuxhaven
• The internment and persecution of "alien enemies" in Canada and Britain
• The first small bit of news that the Christmas Truce happened at all...


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