Heritage

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

 

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

 

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)
(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 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.
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)
Chris Mathieson, general manager of the Grist Mill and Gardens is re-launching his popular Virtual Field Trips. It's now called Grist Mill TV and you can watch every Saturday morning. (Facebook)

Keremeos’ Grist Mill TV plays every Saturday morning

The popular Keremeos attraction is back airing its Virtual Field Trips

Chris Mathieson, general manager of the Grist Mill and Gardens is re-launching his popular Virtual Field Trips. It's now called Grist Mill TV and you can watch every Saturday morning. (Facebook)
You might have the entire museum to yourself and your group this fall with small bookings in order to adhere to public health guidelines. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives)

Fewer people, but more visits added to North Okanagan museum

‘Often, you may have the entire museum to yourself and your group, which could be very cool.’

You might have the entire museum to yourself and your group this fall with small bookings in order to adhere to public health guidelines. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives)
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.
Sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas and golden plateaus await in BC’s interior. Blake Jorgenson photo.

Rivers, Ranches and Ranges: From Historic Sites to Wilderness Adventure

Experience some of BC’s history this summer

  • Jul 6, 2020
Sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas and golden plateaus await in BC’s interior. Blake Jorgenson photo.
The grist mill is located at 2136 Leckie Place in Kelowna, B.C. (Photo - Jen Zielinksi)

Kelowna’s historic grist mill goes up in flames overnight

The Kelowna Fire Department and RCMP remain on scene

The grist mill is located at 2136 Leckie Place in Kelowna, B.C. (Photo - Jen Zielinksi)
HERITAGE HOUSE                                The Beer house on Jubilee Road in Summerland was constructed in 1911 and is still standing today. (Contributed)

Summerland’s Beer house recognized for heritage value

Building on Jubilee Road was constructed more than a century ago

HERITAGE HOUSE                                The Beer house on Jubilee Road in Summerland was constructed in 1911 and is still standing today. (Contributed)
The fear of selling a century-old home in B.C.

The fear of selling a century-old home in B.C.

Homeowner worries a piece of Abbotsford’s heritage will be lost if lot is redeveloped

The fear of selling a century-old home in B.C.