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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...

Newspaper Article - 16 May 1913 - reference to Chinese

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Sidney and Islands Review, “Editorial Notes”, 16 May 1913, Page 4. “We have no doubt that we shall presently see much improvement in passenger transportation facilities to Victoria. One of the most urgently required betterments is more accommod...

Newspaper Article - 17 February 1927 - Chinese person drowned

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Sidney and Islands Review, 17 February 1927, Page 3. "The Body of Knapp Island Chinese Found The mystery of the disappearance since January 8th of a Chinaman, Wong Chang, has been solved with the appearance of his body on a beach at the sou...

Newspaper Article - 17 October 1913 - reference to Chinese

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Sidney and Islands Review, “Must Be Photographed”, 17 October 1913, Page 1. “Must Be Photographed An edict from the immigration department at Ottawa has been issued requiring every Chinaman to have his photograph taken and filed with the local im...

Newspaper Article - 17 September 1925 - reference to Chinese

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Sidney and Islands Review, 17 September 1925, Page 5. "While many of our residents have been telling one another how good a place North Saanich would be for the greenhouse business, it remains for a Chinese Company to invest the money and bu...

Newspaper Article - 18 December 1935 - Chinatown being demolished

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“Chinatown Is Coming Down – ‘Chinatown,’ one of the oldest landmarks in Sidney, is fast disappearing as wreckers demolish the series of buildings between Fourth and Fifth Street on the south side of Beacon Avenue. Bill Stacey and Len Bowcott have ...

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 - 19 August 1915 - reference to Chinese

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Sidney and Islands Review, "Opened James Island Plant", 19 August 1915, Page 1. "Opened James Island Plant -- Large Force Of Men At Work On Construction Of The Plant. The Canadian Explosives Limited started on Monday, August 16th,...

Newspaper Article - 19 February 1925 - vision of Sidney's future

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Sidney and Islands Review, 19 February 1925, Page 4. "Vision of Sidney In 10 Years" .... "One of my greatest surprises was to find that Chinatown had disappeared, and that no Orientals of any race was employed in Sidney or on any...

Newspaper Article - 2 January 1914 - reference to Chinese

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Sidney and Islands Review, "The 'Whale' Came Back", 2 January 1914, Page 1. "The 'Whale' Came Back Some two or three weeks ago while out in his launch, Mr. F. Warrington discovered a huge dead black fish, or, a...

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 - 2 October 1914 - reference to Chinese merchant

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Sidney and Islands Review, 2 October 1914, Page 8. “Quong Lee Luen, 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. ...

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 - 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 - 2 September 1915 - reference to Chinese

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Sidney and Islands Review, 2 September 1915, Page 4. "There is now in the neighborhood of 350 white men and about 50 Chinamen employed on the works at James Island. The contractors are certainly rushing things over there and are working day...

Newspaper Article - 20 December 1912 - 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 - 20 February 1914 - employment of Chinese

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Sidney and Islands Review, "Local Firm Will Employ White Labor In The Future", 20 February 1914, Page 1. "Local Firm Will Employ White Labor In The Future -- Sidney Island Brick and Tile Company Resume Operation After Repairs to Pl...

Newspaper Article - 20 February 1914 - on employment of Chinese

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Sidney and Islands Review, "The Labor Question", 20 February 1914, Page 4. "The Labor Question The decision of the Sidney Island Brick and Tile Company, one of our local industries, to employ in future white labor only will be gre...

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 - 22 August 1913 - reference to Chinese

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Sidney and Islands Review, 22 August 1913, Page 8. "A large catch of salmon was landed at the Sidney wharf one day last week. A Chinaman bought up the whole lot and retailed them at a very reasonable price. There are plenty of this finny t...

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