A Shiny New Fire Truck

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The Gabriola Fire Department has a shiny new red fire truck which came to us on the Quinsam (our ferry). Our old 1978 pumper truck was bought by the Mudge Island Citizens Society and is shown being barged over to Mudge Island.

Saturday Market

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Gabriola’s Saturday market opened this weekend for the season and will continue into the fall. There was a good selection of produce from the Good Earth Market Garden including lettuces, asian greens, spinach, radishes and leeks. The Slow Rise Bakery table offered delicious breads including apricot ginger, roasted garlic, and medjool date cinnamon, plus their… Read more »

History in Art

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This mural, depicting the 18th century Spanish explorer Captain Alexandro Malaspina sketching the Gabriola Island sandstone formation known as Malaspina Galleries, was discovered behind a wall in 1996 during the demolition of the Malaspina Hotel in Nanaimo. The photo shows Cheryle Harrison expertly restoring the mural, which was a crumbling mess, to its former glory…. Read more »