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.”_
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call our city desk at 604-605-2030.
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."
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.—