Heritage

Bakery owner Florence Poirier, LEFT, smells the fresh baguette who comes out of the oven as Mylene Poirier stands next to her at a bakery, in Versailles, west of Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. The humble baguette — the crunchy ambassador for French baking around the world — is being added to the U.N.’s list of intangible cultural heritage as a cherished tradition to be preserved by humanity. UNESCO experts gathering Wednesday Nov. 30, 2022 in Morocco decided that the simple French flute deserved U.N. recognition. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Crunch time: The baguette gets UN world heritage status

Designation comes as France warns of a “continuous decline” in the number of traditional bakeries

 

Griffin Post looks over parts of an 85-year-old cache belonging to famed explorer Bradford Washburn in a handout photo. Post led the team that discovered the cache on Yukon’s Walsh glacier.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Leslie Hittmeier

Explorer’s cameras recovered after 85 years on Yukon glacier

Find helps create a new, clearer picture for researchers on how glaciers have moved

 

FILE – Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, then B.C. Representative for Children and Youth, speaks to a reporter in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UBCIC backs Turpel-Lafond after investigation questions her Indigenous heritage

It is up to Indigenous communities to determine who belongs, not media, union says

 

Anne Gosse with friends and volunteer at the 17th annual Heritage Apple Day. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Annual apple bash a success as hundreds join to try locally harvested apples

Fort Langley’s Joakim Nilsson has been on Derby Reach Brae Island Parks…

Anne Gosse with friends and volunteer at the 17th annual Heritage Apple Day. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Elder Leonard Bastien, left, and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, sign a co-stewardship agreement as they announce a new path forward regarding the stewardship of Manitou Asiniy or Manitou Stone, in Edmonton, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Creator’s Stone meteorite to be returned to its historic site after over 150 years

145-kilogram iron meteorite landed billions of years ago and has spiritual significance

Elder Leonard Bastien, left, and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, sign a co-stewardship agreement as they announce a new path forward regarding the stewardship of Manitou Asiniy or Manitou Stone, in Edmonton, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
An exhibit from the third floor of B.C. Royal Museum is pictured in Victoria, Wednesday, December 29, 2021. The museum announced that it will be closing the third floor including parts of the First Peoples Gallery in an effort to decolonize the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian Museums Association recommends 10 ways to decolonize heritage sector

Report presents ways to give Indigenous Peoples authority over how they are represented

An exhibit from the third floor of B.C. Royal Museum is pictured in Victoria, Wednesday, December 29, 2021. The museum announced that it will be closing the third floor including parts of the First Peoples Gallery in an effort to decolonize the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Princess Margaret helped open Langley Centennial Museum at 9135 King St. back in 1958. The museum will close its doors on Friday, Sept. 30, in preparation for its move across the street to new Salishan Place by the River currently under construction. (Langley Centennial Museum archives/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Centennial Museum closes on Friday

It’s soon to be replaced by larger and more modern space in the Salishan Place by the River

Princess Margaret helped open Langley Centennial Museum at 9135 King St. back in 1958. The museum will close its doors on Friday, Sept. 30, in preparation for its move across the street to new Salishan Place by the River currently under construction. (Langley Centennial Museum archives/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sonny McHalsie, a Stó:lō historian, with Bad Rock (Xéylxelamós) behind him, a sacred transformation site on the Fraser River, also known as Lady Franklin Rock, near Yale. Recently 45 sacred sites of the Stó:lō have gained legal protection. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Landmark agreement to protect 45 sacred sites across Stó:lō territory a first for B.C.

‘This is a major step forward for First Nations heritage conservation in B.C,’ says Stó:lō chief

Sonny McHalsie, a Stó:lō historian, with Bad Rock (Xéylxelamós) behind him, a sacred transformation site on the Fraser River, also known as Lady Franklin Rock, near Yale. Recently 45 sacred sites of the Stó:lō have gained legal protection. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The 1974 winner of Miss Nude Pacific Northwest, Patty Anne Knight (Alder Grove Heritage Society/Langley Advance July 25, 1974).

The bare truth: A look into Aldergrove’s former nudist club

The Meadowbrook Sun Club operated from 1963 to 1977

The 1974 winner of Miss Nude Pacific Northwest, Patty Anne Knight (Alder Grove Heritage Society/Langley Advance July 25, 1974).
Joanne Estelle Plourde (centre) sang a traditional song at a previous local history event. (Langley Advance Times files)

Area’s French heritage in spotlight at Langley picnic

Gardens of Michaud House and nearby Portage Park sites for event

Joanne Estelle Plourde (centre) sang a traditional song at a previous local history event. (Langley Advance Times files)
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 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)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
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
Dr Elaine Mah, chair of the LMH Heritage Committee, took a selfie with retired Dr. Ron Matthews on Saturday, May 28 at Michaud House in Langley City during the ‘Spring Tea’ fundraiser for retired medical professionals. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Retired doctors and nurses help preserve medical history in Langley

Event at historic house supports museum devoted to Langley Memorial Hospital

Dr Elaine Mah, chair of the LMH Heritage Committee, took a selfie with retired Dr. Ron Matthews on Saturday, May 28 at Michaud House in Langley City during the ‘Spring Tea’ fundraiser for retired medical professionals. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Snaps from 2017 Fort Langley May Day Parade. (Langley Advance Times files)
Snaps from 2017 Fort Langley May Day Parade. (Langley Advance Times files)
Wout Brouwer shares a photo of a beautiful spring day in Fort Langley, specifically a glimpse of the historic CN Rail station alongside the tracks in the village. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Dab of colour adds to beauty of historic site

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  • Apr 15, 2022
Wout Brouwer shares a photo of a beautiful spring day in Fort Langley, specifically a glimpse of the historic CN Rail station alongside the tracks in the village. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. Surrey’s heritage rail experience is set to reopen May 7 and tickets are on sale now at fvhrs.org. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Heritage rail to reopen May 7

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society opening for summer season

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. Surrey’s heritage rail experience is set to reopen May 7 and tickets are on sale now at fvhrs.org. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
THROUGH YOUR LENS: Langley’s Anne-Marie Walsh captured a few pictures of deteriorating history in front of a house in the Forest Knolls neighbourhood of Langley, which is directly south of Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Slice of heritage discovered in Forest Knoll

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  • Mar 30, 2022
THROUGH YOUR LENS: Langley’s Anne-Marie Walsh captured a few pictures of deteriorating history in front of a house in the Forest Knolls neighbourhood of Langley, which is directly south of Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers Vaughn Erickson, Sandy Hope, and Murray Robinson put the finishing touches on a new display cabinet at the BC Farm Museum. (Jim McGregor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: History buffs toil in preparation for re-opening

Volunteers at the BC Farm Museum have been working away for weeks to get things ready for April 1

  • Mar 23, 2022
Volunteers Vaughn Erickson, Sandy Hope, and Murray Robinson put the finishing touches on a new display cabinet at the BC Farm Museum. (Jim McGregor/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Warren House was built for Kettle Valley Railway president JJ Warren where he and his wife and five children lived. (Penticton Museum)

Video explores B.C. heritage home before it was destroyed in gas explosion

Footage shows how much care was taken to preserve heritage of Lakeshore home

Warren House was built for Kettle Valley Railway president JJ Warren where he and his wife and five children lived. (Penticton Museum)