Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Japanese lands in Ruskin and Whonnock

Before W. T. (Bill) Hashizume published his translation of Yatsuro Yamaga’s History of Haney Nokia (farmers association) he used municipal tax assessment rolls and information gathered by John Mark Read for his 1971 MA Thesis as the basis for a map showing the properties once owned by Japanese settlers. Click here if you are interested to see the Whonnock and Ruskin parts of the map. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gravel trucks running down 272nd? Is that the future?

Click here to read what Phil Melnychuck writes about the proposed access road to a planned Blue Mountain quarry. Click on the map to enlarge.

Not forgetting our Japanese neighbours

As the One Book Whonnock project spearheaded by Jean Davidson and Sue Adair progresses it is becoming evident that most of the participants are not aware that in pre-war years Japanese men, women, and children formed a major part of the population of Whonnock and Ruskin. If you are interested to learn more click here to read the Looking Back column "Not forgetting our Japanese neighbours" in the Maple Ridge News of December 14th. The picture shows pupils of the Ruskin school 1936-1937. Click on it to have a closer look.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Whonnock Weavers and Spinners (more pictures)

This photo, taken by Maria Rantanen of the Maple Ridge Times, illustrates her report on last weekend's event. Click here to read the article and to look at 39 (thirty-nine) other ones she took.