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The Daily Colonist, August 12–September 13, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 #WWI - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

In an effort to catch up to being exactly one hundred years ago, this update covers just over a month. There is a lot in this update even though I restricted myself to just one article per day.

The Daily Colonist, May 18–24, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 - News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

The Daily Colonist, April 27–May 3, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 - News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

The news this week continues to be dominated by the German gas attack at Ypres and the Canadian counter-attack that stopped the German advance, and by the on-going attack by British forces (mostly from Australia and New Zealand) on Ottoman forces in the Dardanelles near Gallipoli. The news from the Dardanelles is somewhat disturbing in its vagueness. Praise is heaped upon Canadians for holding the line at Ypres, but the cost becomes nauseatingly apparent as the week wears on... 

The Daily Colonist, April 20-26, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

[A lot of what happens, or is about to happen this week one hundred years ago has been in the news in the present. The first major gas attack by the Germans at Ypres, which distinguishes the Canadians involved, happens. On the 25th is the attack on Gallipoli that is remembered as ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand happens. Of course the results of the battle won't be in the paper until next week, but the build-up is ominous—it's very clear the Empire knew they were throwing the colonials in the meat-grinder. Also not in the paper is the start of the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire. There is also a hint of the Arab Revolt that will eventually be led by T. E. Lawrence. A very interesting week...]

The Daily Colonist, November 12, 1914

News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today.

Not much substantial about the war that I can see today. Not much news at all, really.

• Praise for the Australian navy from New Zealand and Canada
• Broughton Strait (the straight between Malcolm Island, where Sointula is, and Port McNeill, and where Cormorant Island, home to Alert Bay, is) is closed. Any ships in the strait risk being fired upon. No reason is given.
• Oh, hey, Luxembourg! Forgot about them. Still officially neutral, but occupied by Germany and completely surrounded by Germany and German occupied Belgium and German occupied France, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is paid indemnity for the damage done by the passage of German troops through the country, but the citizenry is showing signs of deeply resenting the occupation.
• The Mexican civil war has flared up again.
• But it's all O.K., because Weller's Home Outfitters has your Christmas gift problem sorted...

The Daily Colonist, September 27, 1914

News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today.

Quite a big update today, lots of interesting things...

The Daily Colonist, August 31, 1914

News from Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today.

This is the last of the Monday extra editions, and it is pretty scant. It's one sheet of paper again. The two pages inside the fold are the same two-page map that was published in the Sunday magazine section and there is another large map taking up about a third of the last page. The front page is about one quarter image, so there is barely more than one page of news, and some of that is reprints and rehashing of old news. However, there are still some interesting things...


Unfortunately no news from the New Zealand job yet. I'll give it a few more days before I call them. At this point I've either made it past the second round or not, and there isn't anything I can do to influence the decision. It's just wait and see now.

I received buyer feedback for my stereo camera on Thursday. I assume this means that it has shipped and will arrive any day now. I'm looking forward to trying it out.

Oringinal post:

Big Interview Tonight

Tonight at seven o'clock is interview number two for the job in Wellington. I spent yesterday evening preparing for it, writing myself notes on all the usual interview-y kind of questions (there are advantages to phone interviews - being able to discreetly refer to notes is a big one).


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