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In recognition of the Innovation 150 celebration, we take a look at some of the innovations that helped the Britannia Mine become the success that it was. For more stories about Canadian inn..

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“Probably no feature of mine operation is more responsible for economic results than transportation; and certainly no mine in this country had its transportation system so highly developed as at..

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Outside of work, Britannia residents spent much of their time engaged in sports and recreation. The Company made sure there were plenty recreational facilities and events in order to attract workers a..

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The care for a collection of artefacts is an important part of a museum’s mission. It is the responsibility of the museum to look after the objects in perpetuity – basically forever. ..

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The community of Mount Sheer – fondly known as the Townsite – was nestled in the valley above Britannia Beach. This settlement was sometimes called “the other” town because..

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The steep mountain slopes around the Howe Sound inlet near Vancouver, offer a stunning backdrop to a few small communities that dot the inlet's edges. Yet behind the beauty lies an ever-present ri..

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A hundred years ago Britannia Beach was a very remote little village on the BC coast. There were no roads or rails and certainly no power lines leading to it. If a mine was to open it was going to..

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Mining has often been thought of as a dangerous profession and historically it was. Safety issues ranged from handling explosives and powerful equipment to risks such as gas build-up, cave-ins, an..

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The story of Britannia’s discovery is a story of legend. Told countless times is the tale of how Dr. A.A. Forbes first found copper ore at Britannia in 1888. Told less often is the story of ..

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