1918 – The Final Days
Canada and the World
|Federal Government stops production of liquor||Jan 22 – Mary Ellen Smith became BC’s first woman MLA.|
|Feb 7 – Canadian War artists commissioned|
|Mar 18 – Daylight Savings Time introduced in Canada||Mar 6 – Liberal leader John Oliver sworn in as Premier of BC|
|Mar 28 – anti conscription riots in Quebec City|
|Apr 1 – Royal Air Force formed|
|Apr 21 – Death of the “Red Baron”||Apr 23 – Minimum wage for women becomes law in BC|
|May 24 – The Canada Elections Act enfranchised all Canadian women over 21.||June 3 – Shipyard strike ended|
|June 11 – Observatory opens in Saanich. See an image of the “Monster Telescope.”|
|July 16 – Czar Nicholas II murdered.||July 2-11 – Streetcar strike|
|July 22 – Letter carrier strike joined by postal clerks on July 25.|
|July 22 – Letter carrier strike|
|Aug 8 – Battle of Amiens marked the start of the final Hundred Days – The Canadian Corp plays a leading role.|
|Sept 2 – The Hindenberg Line broken by the Canadian Corps
Sept 8 – First outbreak of Spanish Influenza in Halifax
|Sept 2 – Lt Col Cyrus Peck of Victoria awarded the Victoria Cross|
|Oct – Canadian Brigade sent to Siberia
Oct 9 – Canadian Corps captured Cambrai.
|Oct – Victoria was the assembly point for the Siberian Expeditionary Force.
Oct 23 – Canadian Pacific ship Princess Sophia sank in a storm off the coast of Alaska.
|Oct 30 – Canadian Naval Patrol vessel Galiano sank with all hands in a storm off Cape St James|
|Spanish influenza forces closure of public places
Learn more about the Spanish Flu in the document archive.
|Nov 11 – Armistice signed.|
|Dec 30 – Allied Forces including Canadians attack Bolshevik forces in Siberia|