The Hemisphere: CANADA: British Columbia at 100

IT is a year of carnival for British Co—Columbia. Vancouver sent invitations all around the world, played host to an army of actors, musicians and athletes in one festival after another. To Queen Elizabeth, the citizens of the province proudly dispatched a 100-ft. totem pole, and the royal family reciprocated by sending Princess Margaret to B.C. to grace the celebrations with her charm. All of this is part of Canada's biggest birthday party: British Columbia is 100 years old, celebrating the day in 1858 when Queen Victoria, who had scarcely heard of the...

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