Local History

The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Woodside sold: Sooke couple buys Western Canada’s oldest working farm

South Island’s Woodside Farm is the oldest continuously operated farm west of the Great Lakes

 

Dozens of demonstrators reach the Hope Station House, gathered in support for preserving the 1916 building. (Photo/Christian Ward)

Coalition to save Hope Station House ‘exploring all options’ to preserve building

Ombudsperson’s investigation into district’s handling still ongoing

 

Construction workers throw a table down from the Hope Station House as they worked to clear the structure out early Friday morning. The work was halted the same day as Hope officials agreed to stop for one week while the Ombudsperson’s office investigated claims brought up by concerned citizens. (Photos/Adam Louis)

Demolition of Hope’s station house stalls pending B.C. Ombudsperson’s investigation

Coalition to save the Station House has planned a protest for March 20

 

An undated picture of the Hope Station House. There is currently a resident-driven coalition to ask for a stay of demolition while funding sources are sought to restore the Station House to its former glory. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)

Hope Council unanimously moves to demolish historic landmark Station House

Heart-rending, reluctant unanimous vote passed late Monday evening

An undated picture of the Hope Station House. There is currently a resident-driven coalition to ask for a stay of demolition while funding sources are sought to restore the Station House to its former glory. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)
Curator Kobi Christian with an exhibit on historic clothing that was on display at the Langley Centennial Museum last February. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley museum gets $75,000 grant for printmaking studio

The funding is to go towards improving facilities

Curator Kobi Christian with an exhibit on historic clothing that was on display at the Langley Centennial Museum last February. (Langley Advance Times files)
A Langley Times newspaper clipping of Brookswood Secondary students building toys for Langley Christmas Bureau families. Published Dec. 19, 1987. (Langley Advance Times files)

Beginnings of Langley Christmas Bureau unclear

A look back at a Langley holiday institution

A Langley Times newspaper clipping of Brookswood Secondary students building toys for Langley Christmas Bureau families. Published Dec. 19, 1987. (Langley Advance Times files)
Drawing boundaries in Langley – the electoral boundaries commission put forward this map in 1988, dividing Langley for the first time into two ridings. The actual boundaries approved later that year would be slightly different. (Electoral Boundaries Commission of British Columbia)

Langley riding has been divided up, fought over, and won by five different parties

From the Coalition to Social Credit to the CCF, Langley’s political history has been all over the map

Drawing boundaries in Langley – the electoral boundaries commission put forward this map in 1988, dividing Langley for the first time into two ridings. The actual boundaries approved later that year would be slightly different. (Electoral Boundaries Commission of British Columbia)