29 1911: Denman Arena, with Canada’s first artificial ice surface, opens on West Georgia Street. The incident highlights exclusion laws used to exclude immigrants of Asian origin. city later expands its port during the Second World War to support military operations in the Pacific.
It is home to the Vancouver Millionaires until the team disbands in 1926. 30 1912: The Vancouver Island coal strike begins on September 12. It ends with the start of the First World War and a withdrawal of strike pay end the strike. transportation link connecting the urban southwest of the province with interior and northern communities and resource extraction areas like Tumbler Ridge. 37 1914: The Port of Prince Rupert opens as an alternative to the Port of Vancouver. 38 1915: The University of British Columbia is established as an independent university, which allows it to become a leading centre for academic research in Canada.
He later builds the Deighton House hotel on the corner of Carrall and Water streets. 4 1871: Census records show that there are roughly half a million foreign-born people living in the country, representing 16.1% of the Canadian population, according to Statistics Canada.
Gastown, named after the builder of the area’s first saloon, is formed around the location. The proportion rose to 22.2% in 1931 and as of 2011 was 20.6%. 10 1887: The Vancouver Board of Trade is established to rebuild the city after the Great Vancouver Fire.
There are also 8,000 Japanese and approximatley 5,000 South Asians.
25 1909: An explosion at a Ladysmith coal mine kills 32 people.
Along with gas explosions in Morrissey, it spurs the rewriting of the Coal Mines Regulation Act and establishment of mine rescue stations around B. 26 1910: Workers across the province band together under the BC Federation of Labour to influence political change.
The extension of voting rights for women in Chinese, aboriginal, Japanese and other Asian minority communities follows in the next three decades. Banning the sale of alcohol creates a thriving black market economy. C.’s timber production surpasses that of every other province.The Vancouver exchange enables small-capitalization mining and energy companies to go public and establishes Vancouver as a hub for junior miners.22 1907: Purdy’s Chocolates is founded by Richard C.He becomes the British Columbia labour movement’s first martyr. The retail enterprise expands rapidly to become one of B.C.’s largest companies – a conglomerate that includes the IGA Marketplace grocery stores and the department store London Drugs.an Indian film composer, singer, lyricist and the first Asian composer to score a symphony for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.