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Go go dancers and disco dancing were all part of the scene at Vancouver’s Oil Can Harry’s nightclub.

We dug through our archives for these groovy photos.

From the 1930s to late ’70s, the Cave was one of Vancouver’s premiere supper clubs featuring entertainers such as Lena Horne, Cher, Mitzi Gaynor, The Supremes and Ray Charles.

Happy 85th birthday, Orpheum Theatre!

We dug through our archives to discover photos and ads from the Vancouver landmark.

Elvis lives — on in Vancouver, that is.

We dug through our archives to find our original review and coverage of his third — and last — time concert outside of the U.S. at Vancouver’s Empire Stadium.

Our review was mixed, to say the least.

_”Elvis may have given western Canada its biggest showbusiness crowd in history but he also produced a flop.”_

That 22-minute concert gave B.C.’s very own Red Robinson fame.

The Herr family, with the wagon wheel and wagon they uncovered in the mud near Mission’s Hayward Lake. #artifacts #history (Taken with Instagram)

The Herr family, with the wagon wheel and wagon they uncovered in the mud near Mission’s Hayward Lake. #artifacts #history (Taken with Instagram)

Some things never changeA Vancouver Daily Province story about teachers in Vancouver uniting against school authorities under the subheadings “Salary question an issue” and “Overcrowding of rooms” made the front page on…Oct. 3, 1910.

Some things never change

A Vancouver Daily Province story about teachers in Vancouver uniting against school authorities under the subheadings “Salary question an issue” and “Overcrowding of rooms” made the front page on…

Oct. 3, 1910.

That other B.C. bud
Reason No. 3,259 why we love digging through the archives: Finding great print advertisements, like this one, which once upon a time ran in The Province.

That other B.C. bud

Reason No. 3,259 why we love digging through the archives: Finding great print advertisements, like this one, which once upon a time ran in The Province.

Who are these people?

These photographers were found in a box inside Vancouver’s WilMar Estate, a 1925 historic mansion (in original condition) which has been on the market since last November.

If you can identify the people in these photos with greater certainty, or know more about the Kitchen family, please send an email to tabtips@theprovince.com or call our city desk at 604-605-2030.

We’re suckers for retrospective photo galleries.

The Super Bowl: The excitement, the commercials, the stars, the nachos — the indigestion. Here’s our idiot’s guide to football’s big day.

Province throwback to 1958
"With me, mornings give me the opportunity to rest and think. After breakfast with the older children off to school, what a pleasure it s to relax with the morning Province, to scan the news from London, New York, Paris or Moscow, to turn leisurely to Eric Nicol … Reading The Province with my morning coffee has become as much a part of my day as washing or cooking." — Mrs. Henry Delesalle

Province throwback to 1958

"With me, mornings give me the opportunity to rest and think. After breakfast with the older children off to school, what a pleasure it s to relax with the morning Province, to scan the news from London, New York, Paris or Moscow, to turn leisurely to Eric Nicol … Reading The Province with my morning coffee has become as much a part of my day as washing or cooking."

— Mrs. Henry Delesalle

Oh, how the times have changed.
Our Pacific Newspaper Group librarians dug up this image from the 1966 Grey Cup in Vancouver. Here’s the original cutline:
"Speeding film of today’s Grey Cup game back to the [Vancouver] Sun for special football coverage, [an] Okanagan helicopter hovers over battling players at Empire Stadium. Aerial Shuttle Service enabled film to be processed only minutes after a team of Sun cameramen caught highlights of grid action. Trips from the stadium to the Vancouver Sun were covered in five short minutes."

Oh, how the times have changed.

Our Pacific Newspaper Group librarians dug up this image from the 1966 Grey Cup in Vancouver. Here’s the original cutline:

"Speeding film of today’s Grey Cup game back to the [Vancouver] Sun for special football coverage, [an] Okanagan helicopter hovers over battling players at Empire Stadium. Aerial Shuttle Service enabled film to be processed only minutes after a team of Sun cameramen caught highlights of grid action. Trips from the stadium to the Vancouver Sun were covered in five short minutes."

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The house of horrors has been demolished.

The infamous Woodlands School in New Westminster was torn down Tuesday afternoon, dredging up memories for those who were forced to call it home.

More historical images can be found here.

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