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  • And a very fine place it is to call home.

    October 22, 2007

  • "William Van Home is also responsible for the city's name. The legend, likely true, is that an excited Van Home was rowed around what became Stanley Park by the CPR's local land commissioner Lauchlan Hamilton—another version has realtor Alexander Wellington Ross at the oars—and exclaimed that the city was destined to be a great one and must have a name commensurate with its greatness. Nobody would know where "Granville" was, Van Home told whoever was rowing, but everyone knew of Captain Vancouver's Pacific explorations. The town's new name was in use early: the first issue of the city's first newspaper, the Vancouver Weekly Herald and North Pacific News, preceded incorporation by three months." - A Brief History of Greater Vancouver

    October 22, 2007