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Our natural history–spawning coho part 3

Our natural history–spawning coho part 3

On Friday, November 25, 2011 we returned to the same stretch of creek and discovered five adults and several smaller...

Our natural history–spawning coho part 2

Our natural history–spawning coho part 2

Loretta Rihtamo and I returned to the spawning creek today anxious to see if more coho had arrived.  If sharp...

Our natural history–spawning coho

Our natural history–spawning coho

Yesterday, I was with a small group that was fortunate enough to come upon what was probably a female coho...

Kalevan Kansa Children

Kalervo Oberg, a Famous Son of Sointula

August Oberg was an original member of the Kalevan Kansa, a staunch supporter of Matti Kurikka and his utopian vision. As the treasurer and labour organizer for the colony he was a key member of the Board of Directors. Kalervo was born in January, 1901 when the family lived in Nanaimo so would have arrived in Sointula as a toddler in early 1902. Tragedy struck in January 1903 when the communal building caught fire. The two Oberg daughters, Kalervo’s sisters, were among the eleven who died in the flames. The Oberg family’s plight is described in Paula Wild’s book, Sointula, Island Utopia: