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

 

Hops and Heritage runs June 25 to Sept. 3 at five local breweries in Chilliwack. The launch event is set for Saturday, June 25 on the ground of the Chilliwack Musem. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Beer-themed ‘Hops and Heritage’ fundraiser runs throughout summer in Chilliwack

3rd annual fundraiser event for Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society

 

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

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
Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove (second from right) hands a heritage plaque to the owners of 9865 Hazel Street, Minke and Gerald Timmerman on April 20, 2022. At left is the city’s manager of long range planning Karen Stanton, and at right Coun. Harv Westeringh. (City of Chilliwack photo)

Chilliwack’s ‘Hazel House’ receives heritage designation

Owners of the 108-year-old home have maintained its historical qualities

Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove (second from right) hands a heritage plaque to the owners of 9865 Hazel Street, Minke and Gerald Timmerman on April 20, 2022. At left is the city’s manager of long range planning Karen Stanton, and at right Coun. Harv Westeringh. (City of Chilliwack photo)
A Chilliwack home that was built in 1912 for an estimated $900 is now on the market for $1,249,000. (Clark Hitchcock photo)

Chilliwack heritage home comes with fascinating history

On the market now for $1,249,000, Proctor House was built in 1912 for an estimated $900

A Chilliwack home that was built in 1912 for an estimated $900 is now on the market for $1,249,000. (Clark Hitchcock photo)
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)
Frank Van den Dorpel tries to start a 1910 International Harvester gasoline engine as Ray Ramey (left) watches during an open house outside the Pioneer Village Museum on March 18, 2017. The Pioneer Village Museum will be the site of the inaugural Chilliwack Heritage Festival in 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Volunteers needed for inaugural Chilliwack Heritage Festival

Festival will celebrate history of First Nations and pioneers who settled in Chilliwack

Frank Van den Dorpel tries to start a 1910 International Harvester gasoline engine as Ray Ramey (left) watches during an open house outside the Pioneer Village Museum on March 18, 2017. The Pioneer Village Museum will be the site of the inaugural Chilliwack Heritage Festival in 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Japanese Canadian citizens being transferred into waiting trucks outside Hope Station House. NNMCC L2021-2-1-004. Photographs courtesy of the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre

Council removes heritage status of Hope Station House

Historic building could now be demolished, instead of being saved for future use in another location

Japanese Canadian citizens being transferred into waiting trucks outside Hope Station House. NNMCC L2021-2-1-004. Photographs courtesy of the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre
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
About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)

Hope mayor says district still open to hearing proposals as heritage repeal process continues

Hope Station House still facing demolition, as council works on longstanding ‘situation’

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)
About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)

Hope council to vote on heritage designation of old train station building

Hope Station House still facing demolition, as council set to make important decision

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)
(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)
About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)

Public hearing now planned for Hope’s Station House decision

Council has now taken steps to remove heritage status from historic building

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)
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.
Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

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

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)
The owners of the Hazel House did extensive interior renovations on the home, including turning a downstairs bathroom into a bar. (Heritage Chilliwack Society)

Chilliwack Heritage Society’s ‘On the Porch’ video series shines spotlight on historic homes

Four episodes have been produced so far, featuring the Gwynne Vaughan House and others

The owners of the Hazel House did extensive interior renovations on the home, including turning a downstairs bathroom into a bar. (Heritage Chilliwack Society)
Kosumi Steet will be the name of a new road between Alder and Webb Avenues. (City of Chilliwack Webmap)

New Chilliwack street name will honour Japanese-Canadian family

Kosumi Street was the suggestion for the new north-south road connecting Alder and Webb Avenues

Kosumi Steet will be the name of a new road between Alder and Webb Avenues. (City of Chilliwack Webmap)
“Here’s some of the Krabol family drinking Krabol beer, which they reportedly “very much enjoyed,” said Hans Krabol (right). To the left of him is his son, Gunner, his daughter, Nina, her husband, Trond-Magne, and their children Oda and Havard. (Foamers’ Folly/Special to The News)

Norwegian man connects with B.C. brewery creating beer in ancestor’s honour

Captain Hans Krabol descendent reached out to Maple Ridge brewer after learning beer bears his name

  • Oct 12, 2020
“Here’s some of the Krabol family drinking Krabol beer, which they reportedly “very much enjoyed,” said Hans Krabol (right). To the left of him is his son, Gunner, his daughter, Nina, her husband, Trond-Magne, and their children Oda and Havard. (Foamers’ Folly/Special to The News)
Crews with Nickel Bros move a 110-year-old heritage house along Hope River Road in Chilliwack on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The house was being relocated from 46239 Hope River Rd. to Riverside Drive that morning. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Moving day for 110-year-old Chilliwack heritage house

House-moving company relocated Hope River Road home to Riverside Drive

Crews with Nickel Bros move a 110-year-old heritage house along Hope River Road in Chilliwack on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The house was being relocated from 46239 Hope River Rd. to Riverside Drive that morning. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)