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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 - 10 December 1925 - reference to Chinese

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Sidney and Islands Review, 10 December 1925, Page 5. "Notes By The Way by OBSERVER An anti-Oriental society in Victoria is advocating the return to all Chinese who desire to return to China all their head-tax. This has been advocated befor...

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 - 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 - 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 - 8 October 1941 - memoriam for Chinese

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Home Call Of Wong See, Affectionately Known As ‘Black Jack’ By Edith A. Mason. I am sure many will miss the friendly smile of Wong See, his kindly ways had crept into the hearts of many people. I was so pleased to learn some loving hands have pro...

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 26 March 1941 - Chinese suffers accident

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“Wong Tom, well known local vegetable Chinaman, is a patient at Rest Haven, having met with an accident while backing his horse and rig into his shed, becoming pinned beneath the roof and the rig. He is improving and says he will be around to his...

Newspaper Article - 4 December 1935 - Chinatown to be torn down

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“Chinatown Going Soon; To Be Torn Down – ‘Chinatown,’ on Beacon Avenue, as a fire hazard and an eye sore to the town of Sidney, is to be removed, according to word received this week from Constable Geo. Helmsing, local assistant fire marshall for ...

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 ...

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