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Racial Tensions and the Great Coal Strike of 1912 to 1914

Posted on July 18, 2016 by lhc

The history of the Vancouver Island coalfields is one of hard labour, horrific accidents, and bitter struggle between the mineworkers and the mine bosses.  It is also the history of persistent racial tension between workers of European descent and workers of Chinese descent.   (more…)

July Labour History Picture of the Month

Posted on July 12, 2016 by lhc

The Kitimat Wildcat (more…)

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The BC Labour Heritage Centre Society preserves, documents and presents the rich history of working people in British Columbia. We engage in partnerships and projects that help define and express the role that work and workers have played in the evolution of social policy and its impact on the present and future of the province.