Walter Volovsek

TIME WINDOWS: Riverview: Success

One peculiarity of the 1907 subdivision plan for Robson is its omission of the original CPR townsite.

WALTER VALOVSEK: Retrospective March 30

Work continued on the McDiarmid house after their resettlement in 1912.

Walter Valovsek: Retrospective

A boat excursion up Lower Arrow Lake provided a lovely setting for a picnic.

TIME WINDOWS: Riverview: Beginnings

After the completion of its Columbia River railway bridge in 1902 CPR shifted its focus to Castlegar Junction.

Retrospectives: Making room for progress

This view from across the Kootenay River shows the completed aggregate screening plant directly above the boiler house.

TIME WINDOWS: Brilliant terraces

Portions of the upper Brilliant terraces, including the remnants of Sion village and orchards.

TIME WINDOWS: Sion Village

This photograph shows yet another communal home of Sion village, this time above the Brilliant train station.

TIME WINDOWS: Chasing shadows

I was also chasing tenuous glimpses of past lives — shadows, as Dickens called them, for his Spirits to project at a trembling Scrooge.

TIME WINDOWS: Bonanza Pass connections

I have been busy this autumn working with friends on the Gordon Keir Shelter and adjacent ski trails.

TIME WINDOWS: Macao to Capilano: A Life Journey, Part 5

This is the story of Bryan Mahon’s grandmother, told in five installments.

TIME WINDOWS: Macao to Capilano: A Life Journey, Part 4

This is the story of Bryan Mahon’s grandmother, told in five installments.

TIME WINDOWS: Macao to Capilano: A Life Journey, Part 3

This is the story of Bryan Mahon’s grandmother, told in five installments.

TIME WINDOWS: Macao to Capilano: A Life Journey, Part 2

This is the story of Bryan Mahon’s grandmother, told in five installments.

TIME WINDOWS: Macao to Capilano: A Life Journey

In 1993, as Judy Watten was visiting her mother in Michigan, one of her daughters discovered a package in a desk in the basement.

TIME WINDOWS: The Old Glory weather observatory

In the 1940s plans were launched to construct a meteorological observatory on Old Glory Mountain.

TIME WINDOWS: David Thompson: Mapping our region

David Thompson is recognized as an explorer who connected closely with the natives he met, and a maker of remarkably accurate maps.

TIME WINDOWS: Echoes from Savary Island

A letter of mine about Savary Island in BC History magazine brought an interesting new connection.

TIME WINDOWS: Reappraising the Franklin Expedition

Two winters ago I connected with William Battersby, British author of a biography of James Fitzjames, who perished in the Arctic.

TIME WINDOWS: Connecting with Albert McCleary

Three weeks ago I received a phone call from George McCleary, Ontario descendant of Castlegar pioneer farmer and ferryman Albert McCleary.

TIME WINDOWS: A story behind a photograph

I was intrigued by a set of Edward Stolterfoht photos of three children at play, all taken on the same occasion