How racism built British Columbia’s forgotten leper colony

My uncle is squinting toward a dark green rise of land in the Haro Strait, far from us but not as far as the mountains or those heavy grey clouds. “That was a leper colony.”

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How San Francisco’s Chinatown survived against all odds

SAN FRANCISCO – Two men and one woman of historical interest were among those who got off the American brig Eagle. It was 1848 and they were the first Chinese to arrive in San Francisco. It was 85 years before the Golden Gate Bridge opened and 84 years before the building of Alcatraz. Those three […]