“’Give a Shantyboy Whisky and His Head Will Go ‘Round’: Liquor and Logging on the British Columbia Coast”, by Kaden Walters

Hello readers! It’s been a quiet last couple of months on the blog, however, this doesn’t reflect the great deal of work that has gone on around here. Since my last post in January, I have spent the following few months away from the archive to focus on university, but Henry has been here aloneContinue reading ““’Give a Shantyboy Whisky and His Head Will Go ‘Round’: Liquor and Logging on the British Columbia Coast”, by Kaden Walters”

“‘Logging Was to Be Their Future:’ My Family, The Logging Industry, and the I.W.A. Archive”, by Kaden Walters

Since this is my first post on the blog, I think it is fitting that I should use this opportunity to briefly introduce myself and outline my personal connections to logging and the I.W.A. I am currently in my fourth year of the Bachelor of Arts Program at Vancouver Island University, of which I amContinue reading ““‘Logging Was to Be Their Future:’ My Family, The Logging Industry, and the I.W.A. Archive”, by Kaden Walters”

“Part 2: Union Certification Challenged from Within” by John Mountain, Digging into History 2.12 (December 2020)

Union Certification Challenged From Within Revisited – For this month’s deep dig, I’m again delving into that situation that happened sixty years ago when some IWA members – powerhouse workers – thought they would explore a relationship with another union – the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) In my November 2020 deep dig, IContinue reading ““Part 2: Union Certification Challenged from Within” by John Mountain, Digging into History 2.12 (December 2020)”

“Records Belonging to Edna Brown, Leading Figure in the Women’s Labour Movement, (Re)Discovered at the Kaatza Station Museum and Archives”, by Henry John

Two weeks ago, under the direction of the all-knowing Al Lundgren, I stumbled across some historical gold. Rooting through the back-room storage space of the Kaatza Station Museum and Archives, we rediscovered a box that had been left gathering dust untouched for years. This box contains the records of legendary women’s labour organizer Edna Brown.Continue reading ““Records Belonging to Edna Brown, Leading Figure in the Women’s Labour Movement, (Re)Discovered at the Kaatza Station Museum and Archives”, by Henry John”

“Digging into History: IWA Ladies Auxiliary” by John Mountain, Vol. 2 No. 7 (July, 2020)

Deep Dig for July 2020IWA Ladies Auxiliary: Women Hone Valuable Leadership Skills – What a super find this month. It’s a couple of items that speak volumes about the important part that loggers and sawmillers wives, their mothers and/or their daughters played in union building and I want to share them with you. First upContinue reading ““Digging into History: IWA Ladies Auxiliary” by John Mountain, Vol. 2 No. 7 (July, 2020)”

“Digging into History: The Early Loggers”, by John Mountain, Vol. 1 No. 10 (October, 2019)

These first few blog posts are backdated issues of John Mountain’s historical newsletter “Digging into History”. As of March 2020, John had been working on sorting the collection for over a year and a half, publishing a newsletter every month detailing his findings. The Early Loggers – Myrtle Bergren wrote about Lake Cowichan’s early loggersContinue reading ““Digging into History: The Early Loggers”, by John Mountain, Vol. 1 No. 10 (October, 2019)”

“Digging into History: Tony Poje and Duncan’s IWA Local Union 1-80” by John Mountain, Vol. 1 No. 4 (April, 2019)

These first few blog posts are backdated issues of John Mountain’s historical newsletter “Digging into History”. As of March 2020, John had been working on sorting the collection for over a year and a half, publishing a newsletter every month detailing his findings. Tony Poje IWA Local 1-80 President 1953–1956 – Another box, another surprise.Continue reading ““Digging into History: Tony Poje and Duncan’s IWA Local Union 1-80” by John Mountain, Vol. 1 No. 4 (April, 2019)”

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