Miscelleanous items

An op-ed piece in the Victoria Times Colonist on the Fairbrige Farm School for British child emigrants on Vancouver Island.
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"A Nightmare Blob? Public art & Outrage in the 1950s." This Victoria Times Colonist article was inspired by a furore over a public art installation in Victoria in 2005.
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"Red lights in Victoria's history." A retrospective on the sex trade in Victoria, written for the Victoria Times Colonist and prompted by attempts to regulate disreputable activities in a so-called "red zone" in downtown Victoria a few years ago.
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"Free the Island: The Vancouver Island Independance Movement." I didn't write this essay, but I like it and mention it often. The essay was written by Forrest D. Pass and published in Canada's History magazine in December 2013/January 2014). It's an excellent overview of a topic that has interested me for a long time.
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