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“WE GOT WALLOPED” with snow, end February 2014

Here’s a taste of an e-mail received March 3, 2014; concerning the huge snow-fall we experienced, starting February 22 onwards. Many others also reported they were frightened by the endless snapping branches…   “We got walloped with snow and John Dean Park was hit hard!  We went up shortly after the first fall…it was like the top […]

ESTABLISHING A SUITABLE TRAIL SYSTEM, 1987-90

By 1987, the parks clean-up was well underway. On January 9, 1987, the founder and president of the Friends, Edo Nyland met with the BC Parks Zone Supervisor; Parks Planner; Resource Technician & Surveyor; and the Visitor Services Representative. They toured the old-growth valley, out the West Viewpoint, along the Surveyors’ Trail and up the […]

SAMUEL KELLY

THE FIRST OWNER OF: Section 1, Range 1 West, North Saanich On August 15, 1883, Samuel Leon Kelly (age 61) attended a government land sale in Victoria. He was the highest bidder of catalogue Lot No. 18, officially known as: Section 1, Range 1 West, North Saanich. This one hundred acre section sold for $1.12½ […]

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