Heritage

The man in the photo is believed to be a “Johnny” based on the written note: “to Margaret, from Johnny.” (Justyn Atherley/Special to The Star)

‘To Margaret from Johnny’: Aldergrove man finds mystery photo in his attic

Local mystery adds to uptick in unsolved documents, says museum president

 

Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)

Time’s up for Tiny Town as weather, vandals take toll on B.C. model village

Miniature structures modeled after Irish town

 

Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The environment minister says a new bill he introduced gives legal protection to Canada’s historic sites for the first time and ensures Indigenous Peoples have a stronger voice in identifying and protecting places of historic significance in Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Canada’s historic sites get Indigenous voices, stronger protection in new bill

Canada only G7 country without legislation protecting historic sites, despite having more than 300

 

A panel is pictured from “But I Live,” a graphic narrative of Israeli Holocaust survivor Emmie Arbel’s experiences during the Second World War. (Courtesy of Barbara Yelin)

Graphic novels featuring survivors of Holocaust published by UVic prof

Series gives voice to those silenced by Holocaust in youth-friendly format

A panel is pictured from “But I Live,” a graphic narrative of Israeli Holocaust survivor Emmie Arbel’s experiences during the Second World War. (Courtesy of Barbara Yelin)
Bird of Paradise pub and liquor store proprietor Diego Trozzo and longtime staffer Danielle Trosko pictured in front of the building on Glanford Avenue in Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Fate of 108-year-old building uncertain as Saanich council mulls development

Glanford Avenue home of Bird pub, liquor store absent from plans for 252-unit project

Bird of Paradise pub and liquor store proprietor Diego Trozzo and longtime staffer Danielle Trosko pictured in front of the building on Glanford Avenue in Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Warren House was built for Kettle Valley Railway president JJ Warren where he and his wife and five children lived. (Penticton Museum)

Video explores B.C. heritage home before it was destroyed in gas explosion

Footage shows how much care was taken to preserve heritage of Lakeshore home

Warren House was built for Kettle Valley Railway president JJ Warren where he and his wife and five children lived. (Penticton Museum)
Tod House, an 1850 heritage home owned by the Distroct of Oak Bay, is set to undergo major maintenance work this year. (Google Maps)

Major maintenance slated for historic Tod House in Oak Bay

Roof and chimney repairs, new paint and landscaping on to-do list for district-owned heritage home

Tod House, an 1850 heritage home owned by the Distroct of Oak Bay, is set to undergo major maintenance work this year. (Google Maps)
These homes along one side of Robert Street in Victoria West are among a group to be considered at a future public hearing for status as a Heritage Conservation Area by the City of Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Two Victoria neighbourhoods being considered for heritage designation

They could be the city’s first citizen-led designations

These homes along one side of Robert Street in Victoria West are among a group to be considered at a future public hearing for status as a Heritage Conservation Area by the City of Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Rendering of the modern treatment involving the existing Northern Junk warehouses on Wharf Street. Council narrowly approved the Reliance Properties proposal for the site on Thursday (Aug. 5). (Courtesy of Reliance Properties)

Waterfront heritage buildings, apartments to become centrepiece of Victoria greenspaces

Northern Junk proposal approved in a narrow 5-4 vote, no ‘unicorn proposal’ available

Rendering of the modern treatment involving the existing Northern Junk warehouses on Wharf Street. Council narrowly approved the Reliance Properties proposal for the site on Thursday (Aug. 5). (Courtesy of Reliance Properties)
Rendering of the proposed residential and commercial building on the existing site of the Northern Junk buildings at 1314 and 1318 Wharf St. Victoria council will consider the proposal after a public hearing this Thursday (July 29). (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Developer brings eighth proposal for Northern Junk buildings to Victoria council

Public hearing for new rental building goes Thursday; 19th-century warehouses would be added onto

Rendering of the proposed residential and commercial building on the existing site of the Northern Junk buildings at 1314 and 1318 Wharf St. Victoria council will consider the proposal after a public hearing this Thursday (July 29). (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Central Saanich council is moving ahead with plans to attach heritage designation to the Brentwood Anglican Chapel building at 788 Sea Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich embarks upon heritage designation for Brentwood chapel

Owner wants to deconstruct church, but potential partner Brentwood College has other priorities

Central Saanich council is moving ahead with plans to attach heritage designation to the Brentwood Anglican Chapel building at 788 Sea Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A United Nations agency says Canada’s largest national park is now so threatened that it could likely be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park nears endangered status

UNESCO says industry, poor governance ‘likely’ endanger Canadian World Heritage site

The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A United Nations agency says Canada’s largest national park is now so threatened that it could likely be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Sidney Museum and Archives, located in Sidney’s historic post office, has closed for three months over the summer. (Black Press Media File)

Sidney Museum and Archives’ three-month renovation closure starts June 1

Facility has five months to reach donation goal of $25,000; nearly $15,00 raised so far

Sidney Museum and Archives, located in Sidney’s historic post office, has closed for three months over the summer. (Black Press Media File)
The City of Duncan will repaint two crosswalks on Canada Avenue to look like railway lines, like this one in Squamish, in recognition of the history of the railway in the city. (Submitted photo)

City of Duncan to repaint two crosswalks to resemble train tracks

Project meant to highlight history of railway in community

The City of Duncan will repaint two crosswalks on Canada Avenue to look like railway lines, like this one in Squamish, in recognition of the history of the railway in the city. (Submitted photo)
Michael Prince and Karen Wallace-Prince are among the neighbours behind Oak Bay’s first Heritage Conservation Area. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay heritage projects earn 2021 Hallmark honours

Tribute to J. Fenwick Lansdowne, Protect Oak Bay Heritage earn preservation awards

Michael Prince and Karen Wallace-Prince are among the neighbours behind Oak Bay’s first Heritage Conservation Area. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
(Historica Canada)

VIDEO: Heritage Minute marks 100th anniversary of work to discover insulin

Video centres on Leonard Thompson, 13, the first patient to receive successful injections for Type 1 diabetes

(Historica Canada)
The Sybil Andrews Cottage property in Willow Point, along with the Haig-Brown House property, have both been assigned Community Heritage Designation. Mirror File Photo

Campbell River’s Sybil Andrews cottage and Haig-Brown House get full heritage status

Designation offers both protection as well as opening up future funding opportunities

The Sybil Andrews Cottage property in Willow Point, along with the Haig-Brown House property, have both been assigned Community Heritage Designation. Mirror File Photo
The Port Alberni Train Station is located outside the entrance to Harbour Quay, on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Port Alberni gets funding to restore heritage train station

Historic train station needs seismic upgrades

The Port Alberni Train Station is located outside the entrance to Harbour Quay, on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
A leather firefighter helmet from the Alberni Fire Department, circa 1950, has been ‘adopted’ by the Port Alberni Professional Firefighters’ Association as part of a unique program at the Alberni Valley Museum. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni firefighters adopt a piece of their heritage from AV Museum

Historic helmet is part of a new Adopt an Artefact program

A leather firefighter helmet from the Alberni Fire Department, circa 1950, has been ‘adopted’ by the Port Alberni Professional Firefighters’ Association as part of a unique program at the Alberni Valley Museum. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Franklyn Street gym is shown in its final moments as it is torn apart by the jaws of an excavator Thursday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Historic Nanaimo gymnasium demolished

Franklyn Street gym meets date with excavator machines in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter

Franklyn Street gym is shown in its final moments as it is torn apart by the jaws of an excavator Thursday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)