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assing storm over the Skeena Rivere in NOrthern B.C., Canada
I posted something yesterday that has been on my mind since.
I referrred to the ‘eighteenth century’ as ‘the eighteenth century A.D.’. It occurred to me that non-Christians may find this inappropriate, as ‘A.D.’ means ‘Anno Domini’ – the ‘Year of Our Lord’, a Christian form of dating based on the birth of Jesus as its starting point. 117 more words
The oldest structure in Nanaimo, on which construction was started in 1853 and completed in 1855, is the octagonal shaped Bastion. It is one of only two historical buildings with this shape in British Columbia (the other is Pachena Point Lighthouse) and the only original wooden bastion still standing in North America. 344 more words
VICTORIA – The British Columbia government climbed down from its proposed goal of a seven per cent income tax on liquefied natural gas, earning praise from the industry, but forcing the finance minister to admit an election promise to eliminate the debt will be up to 15 years behind schedule. 673 more words