Salmon Canning in WWI: Defending the Coast (part 2 of 2)

The "Holly Leaf." GOG Collection 1997.058.001

This Monday marks the centenary of Canada’s entry into World War I. In remembrance of this anniversary, we are sharing some of the history of the involvement of B.C.’s salmon canneries during the war. Part one of this blog post can be found here: Salmon Canning in WWI: Feeding the Troops (part 1 of 2). . . . → Read More: Salmon Canning in WWI: Defending the Coast (part 2 of 2)

Salmon Canning in WWI: Feeding the Troops (part 1 of 2)

Source: GOG Collection G2001.032.064

100 years ago, on August 4th, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, drawing Canada into the First World War. The ensuing conflict touched the lives of millions across Canada in ways big and small, and as such, gives us an opportunity to share some of its history with the public. In Canada, the West Coast . . . → Read More: Salmon Canning in WWI: Feeding the Troops (part 1 of 2)

114 Years Ago Today: Fraser River Strike Begins

Strikers marching through Steveston. Photo credit: LAC MIKAN #3299776

This Tuesday marks the 114th anniversary of the beginning of the 1900 Fraser River strike, a landmark date in the labour history of British Columbia’s fishing industry. The strike was notable not only for its duration (until the end of the month) or its vehemence (resulting in the imposition of martial law in Steveston), but . . . → Read More: 114 Years Ago Today: Fraser River Strike Begins

Zombie Preparedness at the Cannery: V

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Stock up for the spookiest night of the year with a trick and a treat! This Halloween means the end of our Zombie Preparedness series, but we hope you have all learned something valuable. The trick this week is a brute-force smasher. The tiller is disguised as a part of a boat: you would need . . . → Read More: Zombie Preparedness at the Cannery: V

Zombie Preparedness at the Cannery: IV

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This week we have a selection of brute-force weaponry for not-so-subtle zombie defence. These artefacts require a fair amount of body strength for successful wielding against the undead, but as we all know, any zombie just needs a good smack to the head to stop pestering you for brains. If worst comes to worst, you . . . → Read More: Zombie Preparedness at the Cannery: IV

Zombie Preparedness at the Cannery: III

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When the inevitable undead apocalypse occurs, and after you have found somewhere to hunker down, you may perhaps want to make some excursions. This week we are increasing the selection of impromptu weaponry that can be used to defend oneself in the presence of the living dead. Similar to last week’s peugh, the Cannery also . . . → Read More: Zombie Preparedness at the Cannery: III

Zombie Preparedness at the Cannery: II

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In a continuation of our Zombie Preparedness series, the next few posts will be all about impromptu weaponry. Some of our handy artefacts will make you an intimidating zombie fighter when the time comes. It is important to know how to defend yourself against zombies. They can be neutralized only by severely damaging their brains, . . . → Read More: Zombie Preparedness at the Cannery: II

Zombie Preparedness at the Cannery

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In the lead-up to one of the spookiest nights of the year, the Collections department at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery has a few hints to offer in the form of a handy series on surviving a zombie apocalypse. Don’t be caught unawares and unprepared in the event of a zombie apocalypse! The Cannery is . . . → Read More: Zombie Preparedness at the Cannery

“Love at First Bite”

Art is such a huge part of our everyday lives that we may hardly stop to think about it anymore. Look around you. Someone designed the frames of the door and the shoes you are wearing. Similarly, someone designed a salmon can label a specific way for a reason. Labels from the West Coast fishing . . . → Read More: “Love at First Bite”

Nishga Girl slated to return

We first blogged about the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s decision to remove the Nishga Girl here, when news of its removal elicited some very strong responses from a number of stakeholders. Now, after consultations with the Japanese Canadian and Nisga’a communities, the decision has been reversed and the Nishga Girl is slated to return . . . → Read More: Nishga Girl slated to return