Heritage

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
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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

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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)
The mystery of the Sun Editorial door at the Alberni Valley News office on Napier Street has been solved. (SUSIE QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

QUINN: Not even the venerable Vancouver Sun was a match for this Island raiding party

How a small team from Alberni pillaged everything from a B.C. newspaper giant that wasn’t tied down

The mystery of the Sun Editorial door at the Alberni Valley News office on Napier Street has been solved. (SUSIE QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Built in 1888, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, in Banff National Park, has a long and storied history.

An Ambassador’s Guide to Banff: Exploring Local History

Planning for future travels: From Banff’s birthplace to this iconic hotel, there’s lots to discover

  • Nov 24, 2020
Built in 1888, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, in Banff National Park, has a long and storied history.
For the first time in two years, the No. 7 steam train steamed up and passed inspection. The locomotive has been out of commission since 2018. (PHOTO COURTESY WVI INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE SOCIETY))

Port Alberni-based locomotive steams up for first time in two years

No. 7 Baldwin steam locie has been dormant since a boiler problem halted train trips

For the first time in two years, the No. 7 steam train steamed up and passed inspection. The locomotive has been out of commission since 2018. (PHOTO COURTESY WVI INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE SOCIETY))
Adam Corneil sparked the attention of all six Dragons’ Den judges after pitching his deconstruction business. (Screenshot from Dragon’s Den Oct. 29, 2020 episode)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Adam Corneil sparked the attention of all six Dragons’ Den judges after pitching his deconstruction business. (Screenshot from Dragon’s Den Oct. 29, 2020 episode)
The late Soup Campbell, pictured in 2012 with his distinctive red crane truck, was often seen around Port Alberni helping to move heavy equipment. The new owners of his crane truck participated in a memorial cruise for Campbell on Sept. 6, 2020. (ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Soup Campbell leaves behind a legacy in Port Alberni

A small parade of vintage trucks and Model A Fords took to the streets on Sept. 5

The late Soup Campbell, pictured in 2012 with his distinctive red crane truck, was often seen around Port Alberni helping to move heavy equipment. The new owners of his crane truck participated in a memorial cruise for Campbell on Sept. 6, 2020. (ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS FILE PHOTO)
GMG Projects vice-president of development, Tonny Kiptoo, perches atop the loft ladder in a suite in the Adelphi Block. An original back-of-building cigarette ad was discovered and preserved and adds a unique decorative element to the room. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Heritage revitalization project in downtown Victoria a labour of love for developers

The tiny Adelphi Block offers unique living spaces, urban lifestyle on busy Old Town corner

GMG Projects vice-president of development, Tonny Kiptoo, perches atop the loft ladder in a suite in the Adelphi Block. An original back-of-building cigarette ad was discovered and preserved and adds a unique decorative element to the room. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The Franklyn Street gymnasium. (City of Nanaimo photo)

One of Nanaimo’s oldest gymnasiums will be coming down

Nanaimo council gives school district permission to demolish Franklyn Street gym

The Franklyn Street gymnasium. (City of Nanaimo photo)
The Port Alberni Train Station is located outside the entrance to Harbour Quay, on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

QUINN: What makes a building historically significant?

There’s a difference between heritage designation and a heritage register

The Port Alberni Train Station is located outside the entrance to Harbour Quay, on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Sweeping landscapes like Dune Za Keyih Provincial Park beckon visitors to BC’s northern reaches. Taylor Burk photo.

Experience BC’s Northern Wild, Nature on a Whole New Scale

Discover glacial valleys, soaring mountain peaks and wildlife parks in BC’s northern reaches

  • Jul 6, 2020
Sweeping landscapes like Dune Za Keyih Provincial Park beckon visitors to BC’s northern reaches. Taylor Burk photo.