Articles Written By Margaret Growcott

A Great Yarn

By Margaret Growcott on Apr 1, 2012

When Jennie O’Connor moved to Port Alberni from Cobble Hill in 2010, she never dreamed her passion for knitting would become a full-time career and that she would soon open her own yarn shop. Read more...

Dragon Power

By Margaret Growcott on Jan 3, 2012

Donna James of Port Alberni had a lifelong fear of water after nearly drowning as a child. Today, she spends much of her time on a huge lake, paddling a dragon boat. Read more...

Beyond the Dust

By Margaret Growcott on Dec 1, 2011

Whether art is a painting, mural or sculpture, hanging on the wall in the humblest of homes or in the foyer of a grand hotel, it can be a thing of beauty, gratifying to the beholder. But what kind of art can be both beautiful and functional? Read more...

Telling it Like it Was

By Margaret Growcott on Sep 30, 2011

Ask retired high school teacher Julia Turner what her favourite subject is and she will undoubtedly say “History.” This history, however, isn’t a high school subject but the recounting of her illustrious Irish family. Read more...

War and Friendship

By Margaret Growcott on Dec 1, 2010

A piece of native art that Garett Ollander inherited from his uncle is destined for a new home. Where the valuable piece will be displayed is still unknown, but it will surely benefit students, historians and lovers of West Coast art. Read more...

A Grand old Lady Retires

By Margaret Growcott on Aug 26, 2010

The Lady Rose was featured in Senior Living magazine's premiere issue over six years ago. As she retires and sets sail for a new adventure, Senior Living's staff bids her farewell with fond memories of their own launch. Read more...

A Glimpse of Yesteryear

By Margaret Growcott on Aug 3, 2010

Listen up, railroad lovers! There are only two steam trains on Vancouver Island, and Port Alberni has one of them. Not only that, Port Alberni also has the only commercially operating steam-driven sawmill in all of Canada. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1989. Read more...

Just My Cup of Tea

By Margaret Growcott on Dec 1, 2009

I'm addicted to china, particularly teacups. For me, tea does not taste right unless it's from a china cup. And my hobby is much cheaper than golf. I get all the exercise I need walking the streets of Victoria and other Island cities, searching for rare and beautiful china. Read more...

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