A socialist funeral for 'Mrs Kavanagh'

A socialist funeral for ‘Mrs Kavanagh’

Hilda Harvey Kavanagh died in second wave of 1919 Spanish Flu by Donna Sacuta, BCLHC Executive Director British Columbia experienced three waves of the “Spanish Flu” epidemic in 1918-19. As many as 1,000 people died in Vancouver alone over 15 …

BC's Union Barbershop

BC’s Union Barbershop

It Was No Holiday! BC’s only union barber reflects on the COVID shutdown of 2020 Photos by Joshua Berson Written by Donna Sacuta Photographer Joshua Berson caught up with Guy Quesnel at Elk’s Barbershop, 771 6th Street in New Westminster …

A Historic Pier, In Flames

A Historic Pier, In Flames

Written and researched by Bailey Garden (Note: Bailey previously worked with the (Re)Claiming the New Westminster Waterfront research project, content which is referenced in this article) In a week where the Lower Mainland of British Columbia is blanketed with smoke …

Uniting Workers Across Ethnic Divides

Uniting Workers Across Ethnic Divides

by Rod Mickleburgh With the end of the Depression, labour’s long hostility towards Asian workers slowly began to change. The International Woodworkers of America led the way by hiring three non-Caucasian organizers to break down the barriers of race and …

Abe Mortimer

Abe Mortimer

Vancouver’s Favourite Umpire BC Black pioneer was lumberworker, athlete, soldier, storyteller and Hall of Famer Researched and written by Donna Sacuta On September 2, 1965, 75-year old Abe Mortimer bellowed “Pla-a-a-y B-a-a-w-w-l” before an audience of more than 2,500 at …