Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


Zeballos revisited

May 04th, 2015

Born in Viking, Alberta in 1942, Eleanor Witton Hancock grew up in Zeballos from age three onwards. Her family mainly ran the Zeballos general store after her grandfather Seth Witton purchased it in 1939. Years later, she married a mining engineer, settled in Kamloops and became interested in researching the 1938 Zeballos gold boom. During the early 1980s she interviewed 120 people about the pioneers at Nootka Sound, Zeballos and Kyuquot, publishing several articles about old-timers in the Times-Colonist, the Journal of the BC Historical Federation, the Seniors Review and the Bank of British Columbia’s Pioneer News. Including a worthwhile bibliography and photos, her self-published book Salt Chuck Stories from Vancouver Island’s West Coast (Kamloops: Partners in Publishing / Sandhill Distribution $17.95) recalls the Perry Brothers of Nootka Sound, Eva Benjamin of Zeballos, carpenter Alder Bloom, Rebecca McPhee and the Red Cross Hospital at Kyuquot and Swiss trapper/prospector Andy Morod of Nootka Sound. (CONTACT: Partners in Publishing, #308-525 Nicola Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6J5 $17.95) 978-0-9739980-3-2

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