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

 

The Margaret Falls trail in Herald Provincial Park. (File photo)

7 ways to celebrate summer 2022 in the Okanagan

The Okanagan is a beautiful region of southern British Columbia defined by…

 

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

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
One of the new slab benches that have been installed in at the Grist Mill in Keremeos. (Grist Mill and Gardens photo)

Keremeos’ Grist Mill gearing up for packed summer season

An ‘insanely busy year’ is on the way for the heritage site

One of the new slab benches that have been installed in at the Grist Mill in Keremeos. (Grist Mill and Gardens photo)
Currently, there are no heritage guidelines for new developments along iconic Lakeshore Drive. Council just approved setting up new zoning bylaws to preserve character of Penticton’s historic neighbourhoods. (Google Maps)

New guidelines coming to preserve Penticton’s most historic neighbourhoods

City being sued on their handling of multi-plex development on iconic Lakeshore Drive

Currently, there are no heritage guidelines for new developments along iconic Lakeshore Drive. Council just approved setting up new zoning bylaws to preserve character of Penticton’s historic neighbourhoods. (Google Maps)
Lakeshore Drive is Penticton’s most iconic and most visited street. (Google Maps)

The heritage value of Lakeshore Drive to be examined by Penticton council

Front Street and Cherryland neighbourhood also being looked at for design plans

Lakeshore Drive is Penticton’s most iconic and most visited street. (Google Maps)
This is what the Warren House looked like. The heritage home on Lakeshore Drive was destroyed by fire March 7. (Penticton Museum)

Video explores Penticton heritage home before it was destroyed in gas explosion

Footage shows how much care was taken to preserve heritage of Warren House

This is what the Warren House looked like. The heritage home on Lakeshore Drive was destroyed by fire March 7. (Penticton Museum)
Keremeos’ heritage Grist Mill and Gardens. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Teddy Bear Picnic and live music back in July at Keremeos’ Grist Mill and Gardens

The picnic is July 10 and tickets are on sale for Valdy’s concert on July 15

Keremeos’ heritage Grist Mill and Gardens. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
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
Keremeos’ heritage Grist Mill and Gardens. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Keremeos’ heritage Grist Mill and Gardens. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Rodeo Rex got married to his bride Tatum Tyrannosaurus at the Grist Mill Gardens on May 21. (Grist Mill)

Keremeos Grist Mill hosts dinosaur wedding and barrel races for Western Day

The annual Cawston Primary School assembly had a change of venue for 2021

Rodeo Rex got married to his bride Tatum Tyrannosaurus at the Grist Mill Gardens on May 21. (Grist Mill)
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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

(Historica Canada)
The SS Sicamous was decked out in poppies on Remembrance Day and lights at Christmas time. The Sicamous won’t be able to open again because of COVID restrictions. (Monique Tamminga - File photo)
The SS Sicamous was decked out in poppies on Remembrance Day and lights at Christmas time. The Sicamous won’t be able to open again because of COVID restrictions. (Monique Tamminga - File photo)

Penticton’s historic paddlewheeler likely won’t open for a second year

The SS Sicamous Society is getting lots of restoration work done during the closure

The SS Sicamous was decked out in poppies on Remembrance Day and lights at Christmas time. The Sicamous won’t be able to open again because of COVID restrictions. (Monique Tamminga - File photo)
The SS Sicamous was decked out in poppies on Remembrance Day and lights at Christmas time. The Sicamous won’t be able to open again because of COVID restrictions. (Monique Tamminga - File photo)
The Town of Oliver's Town Offices, which the town wants to get designated a heritage site. (Black Press)

Oliver to hold public hearing on town hall heritage

The town will be holding a public hearing on March 22 to discuss the proposed request

The Town of Oliver's Town Offices, which the town wants to get designated a heritage site. (Black Press)
The Township of Spallumcheen has approved $12,000 in COVID-19 Restart Grant funds to support the reopening and operation of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch March 1, 2021. (O’Keefe Ranch photo)

O’Keefe Ranch secures COVID-19 Restart funds

The historic Spallumcheen ranch has suffered significant losses due to restrictions on travel and gatherings

The Township of Spallumcheen has approved $12,000 in COVID-19 Restart Grant funds to support the reopening and operation of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch March 1, 2021. (O’Keefe Ranch photo)
The Keremeos Grist Mill an Gardens has been awarded $150,000 grant through the Heritage Infrastructure stream of the province’s Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP). (Contributed)

Keremeos Grist Mill awarded ‘huge’ grant

The money will be used to restore and improve the heritage gardens and landscaping

The Keremeos Grist Mill an Gardens has been awarded $150,000 grant through the Heritage Infrastructure stream of the province’s Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP). (Contributed)
The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gards is preparing for another season of their Pantry Share program, distributing monthly packages with preserves like the one taken in the photo above. (Grist Mill Facebook)

Shares in South Okanagan heritage community garden program go on sale

The Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos is bringing back its Pantry Share for 2021

The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gards is preparing for another season of their Pantry Share program, distributing monthly packages with preserves like the one taken in the photo above. (Grist Mill Facebook)
The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gards is preparing for another season of their Pantry Share program, distributing monthly packages with preserves like the one taken in the photo above. (Grist Mill Facebook)

Shares in heritage community garden program go on sale

The Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos is bringing back its Pantry Share for 2021

The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gards is preparing for another season of their Pantry Share program, distributing monthly packages with preserves like the one taken in the photo above. (Grist Mill Facebook)
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.