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Newspaper Article - 6 February 1914 - death of Chinese

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Chinaman Meets Death In Runaway Accident A fatal accident happened to one of the Chinamen who bought Mr. Wray’s place recently. While driving a team hitched to a heavily laden wagon down the steep grade on the highway that leads from the West Saa...

Newspaper Article - 1 October 1958 - death of Chinese

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Father Of Sidney Residents Passes Away Father of two respected Sidney residents passed away in Victoria on Monday Sept. 29. Chan Yat Foon, aged 66 years, was born in Canton, China, and had been a resident of Victoria for the past 40 years. He lea...

Newspaper Article - 14 September 1938 - death of Chinese

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According to Provincial Police reports Soo You, Chinese, who was employed at the Sidney Duck Farm operated by Mr. L. G. Thomas, East Road, died suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 6th, at the age of 62 years, death being due to natural causes. He is repor...

Newspaper Article - 6 March 1914 - Chinese fined for cruelty to horse

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Chinaman Is Fined For Cruelty To His Horse For working a horse in an unfit condition, Jue Lee, a Chinaman gardener, was brought before Justices of the Peace Armstrong and White at the police court on Wednesday morning. Provincial Constable McDonal...

Newspaper Article - 26 October 1922 - racist poem

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James Island News Items …. Lim Fi Dear Editor, you ask me why I should discourse on one Lim Fi? I answer you as I thing fit That in some circles Fi is “IT.” For men may come and men may go, (Life’s so uncertain here below) But still Lim Fi remains...

Newspaper Article - 21 September 1922 - Chinese boy born

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James Island News Items …. Our “Jeff,” whose real name is believed to be “Yung Yeu,” and who has already three or four Yung Yeus, has now a still younger Yung Yeu, born last Wednesday – a very fine boy.

Newspaper Article - 24 February 1916 - Chinese found dead

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Body of Chinese Boy Found In Roberts Bay – While Fishing Boys Make Gruesome Find and Report to Police. On Sunday afternoon last Constable McDonald received a telephone message from a residence on Robert’s Point informing him that the body of a Chi...

Newspaper Article - 2 October 1914 - Chinese store moves

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Quong Lee Yuen, the Chinese merchant, has moved his stock of provisions and other goods into his new store, two doors west of his present location on Beacon avenue, on Wednesday of this week. The handsome new building has only been recently erect...

Newspaper Article - 5 February 1936 - reference to Chinatown

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"Editorial -- Sidney's Public Building Monday morning, February 3rd, 1936, saw the commencement of operations to construct Sidney's $18,000 public building. Work on the excavation for the basement got under way and is proceeding ap...

Newspaper Article - 10 April 1924 - racist poem

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"Just a Chink" Sweet strains of music caught my ear On Sunday afternoon. I knew they came not from the church, The hour it was too soon. 'Twas just a simple melody-- Yet, melody so rare, That floated o'er the nearby bu...

Newspaper Article - 6 December 1912 - Chinese gored by bull

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“Chinaman Gored To Death By Bull – Town Pung, a well-known Chinaman in the district as a farmer, also as a charcoal burner, was gored by a bull on Friday last and died as the result in the hospital on Saturday. The bull belongs to Mr. J. B. Knowle...

Newspaper Article - 2 September 1915 - Chinese gored by bull

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“Chinaman Gored By Bull – On Monday, August 30, a Chinaman in the employ of the Canadian Explosives, Limited, while at work on James Island was attacked by a Jersey bull belonging to the farm on the Island. The animal knocked the man down and was...

Newspaper Article - 19 August 1915 - Chinese robbed

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“Chinaman Held Up – On Saturday morning last Sang Lee, who lives on Henry avenue, was on his way to Victoria with a load of vegetables and was near Mount Tolmie about 3 o’clock when he met an auto with four men in it. The auto stopped and three o...

Newspaper Article - 13 May 1915 - riot at shingle mill

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“Riot And Strike At The Sidney Shingle Mills – Foreman J. Brown Struck by One of the Chinese Employees in a Row Yesterday. – Yesterday morning Foreman J. H. Brown, of the Sidney Shingle Mill, noticed one of the sawyers, who had been doing consider...

Newspaper Article - 14 November 1913 - Chinese involved in accident

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“Serious Accident Caused By A Runaway Team – Driver Was Thrown Under the Wheels of a Loaded Wagon and Received Serious Internal Injuries. – On Tuesday afternoon at about 3.15, Sing, the Chinaman working for Mer. Percy Finch on his North Saanich r...

Newspaper Article - 28 September 1922 - Chinese in court

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Cases in Local Police Court Wong, a Chinaman, pleaded guilty last Monday, in the local provincial police court to a charge of having opium in his possession and was fined $200, with the option of six months in jail. If Wong, who claims to be a Br...

Newspaper Article - 9 February 1922 - police raid on Chinese premises

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“Police Raided Chinese Premises – While the majority of the Sidney residents were at the Auditorium last Saturday evening and enjoying the splendid programme provided by the management, there was an altogether different scene being enacted just a ...

Newspaper Article - 16 June 1921 - Chinese caught with opium

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“Was Fined Four Hundred Dollars – Ah Chung Found Guilty of Violation of the Drug Act; Premises Raided by Provincial Constable Agassiz. -- Police court is quite a rare occurrence in Sidney, and quite a large crowd of spectators gathered at the co...

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