Here's some interesting stuff that I gleaned from old issues of the Victoria Daily Times (presented in no particular order)...
Jan 10, 1969
"Unique Housing Planned for One-Parent Families" (article)
"A major new low-rent housing scheme...on a scale unique in Canada, is proposed for the grounds of B.C. Protestant Orphanage at Cook and Hillside."
April 11, 1964
"Blanshard-Rose Improvements Slated" (article)
"New Artery Challenges Douglas St."
"Appearance of Arenaway is changing and more is to come this year that will transform the Blanshard-Rose Street Route into a major artery..."
(Comment by aastra: The elimination of the Rose Street neighbourhood and its replacement with the progressive Blanshard Courts complex was regarded as quite a civic accomplishment.)
Healthcare system in crisis:
Jan 15, 1969
"'Worst in Canada' Label Hung on Waiting Lists at Hospitals" (article)
"A national survey of hospital waiting lists gives Victoria the title of 'Worst in Canada' a Victoria doctor claims."
Don't bother asking: "Why were the good old days so much better than today?"
There is no wisdom in that question.
What happened before will happen again. What we did before we will do again.
There is nothing new under the sun.
Edited by aastra, 25 November 2023 - 12:30 PM.