Heritage

Demolition is well underway on one of Penticton’s historic homes at 452 Lakeshore Drive. The large home overlooking Okanagan Lake was built in 1936. A four-plex is being put up in its place. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

South Okanagan lakeshore heritage home being demolished

The home, built in 1936, will be replaced by a fourplex

 

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 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

 

Staff at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum and community partners are preparing several interactive contests to help celebrate the 25th annual Heritage Week, Feb. 15 to 21. (Contributed)

Public to play interactive role in Salmon Arm Heritage Week celebration

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum silent auction to kick off events on Feb. 15

Staff at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum and community partners are preparing several interactive contests to help celebrate the 25th annual Heritage Week, Feb. 15 to 21. (Contributed)
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)
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.
Painting of Salmon Arm’s Downtown Activity Centre continued on May 20, with the owner reporting he has no plans to sell the building. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Owner of Salmon Arm’s Downtown Activity Centre has no plans to sell

Heritage building to remain as a place for community organizations to rent

Painting of Salmon Arm’s Downtown Activity Centre continued on May 20, with the owner reporting he has no plans to sell the building. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
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)
On Feb. 10, Deputy Mayor Debbie Cannon and Mary Landers with the Community Heritage Commission present Tracey Kutschker, director-curator at the Salmon Arm Arts Centre, with a Heritage Conservation Award for the Shuswap District Arts Council in recognition of the art gallery building. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Recognized for their part in preserving the past in Salmon Arm

Heritage commission presents awards for heritage conservation of local buildings

On Feb. 10, Deputy Mayor Debbie Cannon and Mary Landers with the Community Heritage Commission present Tracey Kutschker, director-curator at the Salmon Arm Arts Centre, with a Heritage Conservation Award for the Shuswap District Arts Council in recognition of the art gallery building. (City of Salmon Arm image)
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.