Heritage

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale in 2020. A new exhibit about FVHRS and Surrey’s train history opens at the Museum of Surrey June 2. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Paint the Train visual arts shows to return Surrey-Langley

Painting took place in summer, now judging runs till Jan. 24

 

Members of the Heritage Rail Players stand beside the “Connaught” rail car at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway in Cloverdale in 2020. The FVHRS announced the railway will be reopening in August after being closed since Dec., 2019. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale’s heritage rail to reopen

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society looking to replenish its depleted volunteer corps

 

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

 

(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 pandemic has kept the 1915 CNR station in Fort Langley closed to the public. But lots of work is going on behind the scenes by volunteers – under the direction of station manager Helen Williams, said Langley Heritage Society director Mark Forsythe, who shared this recent picture. Much has been done to improve interpretation and to preserve the building, model railway, and rail cars, he said, inviting history buffs to join the heritage society athttps://www.langleyheritage.ca/whats-new/ (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Lots of work going on behind scenes of Fort Langley’s heritage train station

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

  • Apr 21, 2021
The pandemic has kept the 1915 CNR station in Fort Langley closed to the public. But lots of work is going on behind the scenes by volunteers – under the direction of station manager Helen Williams, said Langley Heritage Society director Mark Forsythe, who shared this recent picture. Much has been done to improve interpretation and to preserve the building, model railway, and rail cars, he said, inviting history buffs to join the heritage society athttps://www.langleyheritage.ca/whats-new/ (Special to Langley Advance Times)
People walking through Portage Park in Langley City were recently treated to an odd sight. Michaud Heritage House caretaker Sandra Reams hung some unexpected spring decorations on the clothesline, anxious to lift people’s spirits. “Hope this puts a smile on your face,” she said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: A chuckle for passersby through Portage Park

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

  • Mar 19, 2021
People walking through Portage Park in Langley City were recently treated to an odd sight. Michaud Heritage House caretaker Sandra Reams hung some unexpected spring decorations on the clothesline, anxious to lift people’s spirits. “Hope this puts a smile on your face,” she said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Originally built in 1911 as a two-room schoolhouse known as Belmont Superior School, the building has been revitalized (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Originally built in 1911 as a two-room schoolhouse known as Belmont Superior School, the building has been revitalized (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
“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)
This event, which pays homage to Langley’s historic apples and orchards, has had to move online this year. Find out more about what’s in store. Online events kick off this weekend. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Newly revamped Heritage Apple Day features fruit photo contest

For 15 years, even amid storms, Langley hosts apple-centric party at Derby Reach – but not in 2020

This event, which pays homage to Langley’s historic apples and orchards, has had to move online this year. Find out more about what’s in store. Online events kick off this weekend. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A model of the planned Salishan Place centre was displayed at a Fort public information session in 2018 (Langley Advance Times)

Salishan Place centre moves one step closer

Township council approves amendments to height and parking requirements

A model of the planned Salishan Place centre was displayed at a Fort public information session in 2018 (Langley Advance Times)
Alder Grove Heritage Society Telephone Museum and Community Archives. (Aldergrove Star files)

‘It’s a one-way walk through Aldergrove history’

Community Heritage Day will have historic artifacts, newspapers, and more on Saturday, Sept. 19

Alder Grove Heritage Society Telephone Museum and Community Archives. (Aldergrove Star files)
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 Fraser Valley heritage house

Chilliwack heritage house makes 1.7-kilometre journey to new location

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)
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.
Fort Langley: Canoe sports are a local tradition

Fort Langley: Canoe sports are a local tradition

Dragon boats, outrigger canoes, voyageurs and kayaks ply the mighty Fraser River

Fort Langley: Canoe sports are a local tradition
Brenda Sleightholme wore these bloomers for high school gym (1966-70), recalling how some took darts out and cut off sleeves to make them more stylish. But they would always be ugly boomers. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley fashion show sparks memories

Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.

  • Mar 18, 2020
Brenda Sleightholme wore these bloomers for high school gym (1966-70), recalling how some took darts out and cut off sleeves to make them more stylish. But they would always be ugly boomers. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Inaction on the replacement of a section of Old Yale Road is seen as wrong by several Langley letter writers. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Heritage road through Langley ‘unsafe’

Several residents share views about the need to repave Old Yale Road

  • Mar 14, 2020
Inaction on the replacement of a section of Old Yale Road is seen as wrong by several Langley letter writers. (Langley Advance Times files)
Cleve and Kim Stordy, owners of the Payne/Porter Residence in Murrayville, and Rob and Tammy Simpson of the Flowerdew Residence in rural Langley, were presented with Community Heritage Register plaques by Township council and Mayor Jack Froese (centre) on March 9. (Township of Langley)

Restorations of Langley heritage homes honoured

Two Edwardian homes have been returned to their original condition

  • Mar 11, 2020
Cleve and Kim Stordy, owners of the Payne/Porter Residence in Murrayville, and Rob and Tammy Simpson of the Flowerdew Residence in rural Langley, were presented with Community Heritage Register plaques by Township council and Mayor Jack Froese (centre) on March 9. (Township of Langley)