Heritage

Anita Nielsen and a group of her neighbours argued last year that a proposed four-storey apartment building would destroy the historic character of Elm Street, as well as bringing increased traffic, blocking ocean views and causinge parking issues along the street and Beachview Avenue in White Rock. (File photo)

Elm Street OCP designation changed by White Rock council

Motion aimed at keeping historic pocket ‘as it is’

 

104 Avenue Centre, a long-vacant building located on 104th Avenue in Surrey, pictured on April 6, 2021. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

SURREY NOW & THEN: Inside the Whalley building that’s been vacant for two decades (VIDEO)

A weekly look back at Surrey-area landmark sites and events

 

South Surrey’s Peace Arch monument has stood as a cross-border monument since 1921. (Black Press Media file photo)

SURREY NOW & THEN: Peace Arch monument turns 100, but party plans paused

A weekly look back at Surrey-area landmark sites and events

 

Sarb Randhawa outside the family-operated Baron's Manor Pub in Port Kells. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Sarb Randhawa outside the family-operated Baron's Manor Pub in Port Kells. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Cloverdale’s Hawthorne Square is seen on Feb. 16, 2021. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Commissioner for heritage advisory committee opposes renaming Hawthorne Square

Michael Gibbs supports recognition of Will Senger

Cloverdale’s Hawthorne Square is seen on Feb. 16, 2021. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Burrvilla, a heritage building located in Deas Island Regional Park. (James Smith photo)

Delta Heritage Week going virtual for 2021

City celebrating annual Heritage Week with series of online programs, activities and media Feb. 15-21

Burrvilla, a heritage building located in Deas Island Regional Park. (James Smith photo)
A publicity photo for “Altered Carbon,” a Netflix series filmed at Surrey Studio City for two seasons, from 2016 to 2020. (Photo: imdb.com)

SURREY NOW & THEN: ‘Pachinko’ filming now the focus of former newspaper press building

A weekly look back at Surrey-area landmark sites and events

A publicity photo for “Altered Carbon,” a Netflix series filmed at Surrey Studio City for two seasons, from 2016 to 2020. (Photo: imdb.com)
The Delta Heritage Society and the Delta Archives are seeking the community’s assistance in identifying the people in this photograph, thought to be a photo of a fishermen’s party or community dance that took place at Sunbury Hall around 1980. (Submitted photo)

Know anyone in this photo? Delta Heritage Society, archives want to hear from you

The photo is thought to be of a fishermen’s party or community dance at Sunbury Hall circa 1980

The Delta Heritage Society and the Delta Archives are seeking the community’s assistance in identifying the people in this photograph, thought to be a photo of a fishermen’s party or community dance that took place at Sunbury Hall around 1980. (Submitted photo)
The old Surrey Public Market market building in the 1980s, at the corner of King George Highway and 64th Avenue. The structure, a former roller rink and Cloverdale Paint store, was torn down and replaced by a new building that operated in the 1990s on land to the south. (Photo: Surrey Archives)

SURREY NOW & THEN: Public market memories at 64th/King George, and not much more

A weekly look back at Surrey-area landmark sites and events

The old Surrey Public Market market building in the 1980s, at the corner of King George Highway and 64th Avenue. The structure, a former roller rink and Cloverdale Paint store, was torn down and replaced by a new building that operated in the 1990s on land to the south. (Photo: Surrey Archives)
TEASE PHOTO: Teens at the Bumpers dance club in Whalley in the 1980s, in a photo posted to the "Bumpers / The Zone OFFICIAL Party Page" on Facebook.com.

SURREY NOW & THEN: Bumpers and other teen dance clubs were big in the 1980s

A weekly look back at Surrey-area landmark sites and events

TEASE PHOTO: Teens at the Bumpers dance club in Whalley in the 1980s, in a photo posted to the "Bumpers / The Zone OFFICIAL Party Page" on Facebook.com.
The old Rickshaw sign today, with the former restaurant location in the building behind it. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

SURREY NOW & THEN: Rickshaw sign stands as a reminder of Jung family’s restaurant days

A weekly look back at Surrey-area landmark sites and events

The old Rickshaw sign today, with the former restaurant location in the building behind it. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
teaser photo of Stardust. Undated photo.

SURREY NOW & THEN: Old Stardust building will soon bite the dust to make way for tall tower

Popular roller rink closed 15 years ago, and the single-storey structure has been vacant for a year

teaser photo of Stardust. Undated photo.
File photo of passengers boarding the restored BC Electric Railway Car 1225 at Cloverdale Station in 2019

Surrey looking into extending heritage rail ride into Newton from Sullivan Station

Councillor Linda Annis says it has ‘real value from a tourism perspective’

File photo of passengers boarding the restored BC Electric Railway Car 1225 at Cloverdale Station in 2019
TEASER PHOTO / George Galicz with Igor the eagle at Surrey Zoo in November 1969. Galicz and his birds of prey appeared in sports shows across North America, on television and as special attractions at many large show and events. (Photo courtesy Surrey Archives)

SURREY NOW & THEN: How a zoo in Newton once attracted animal lovers

Life at Surrey Zoo recalled by the daughter of operators George and Muriel Galicz

TEASER PHOTO / George Galicz with Igor the eagle at Surrey Zoo in November 1969. Galicz and his birds of prey appeared in sports shows across North America, on television and as special attractions at many large show and events. (Photo courtesy Surrey Archives)
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)
Strawberry Hill Hall is being renovated and moved to another location on its existing corner lot in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey’s historic Strawberry Hill Hall being moved a few metres in $1.2M reno project

Childcare spaces coming to corner lot where hall has stood for 111 years

Strawberry Hill Hall is being renovated and moved to another location on its existing corner lot in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
“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)
The Round Up Cafe has operated for more than six decades at 10449 King George Boulevard, Surrey. (File photo)

Landmark Surrey diner set to reopen after lengthy closure caused by COVID

Recently, it wasn’t clear to customers when, or if, the Round Up would reopen on King George Blvd.

The Round Up Cafe has operated for more than six decades at 10449 King George Boulevard, Surrey. (File photo)
Michael Gibbs stands in a new parking lot at Sullivan Park. Gibbs says the new lot opens up more usage possibilities for the park. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Local advocate hopes Sullivan Park will become ‘historic precinct’ for Sullivan

Michael Gibbs says Sullivan Park is the ‘jewel of Sullivan’

Michael Gibbs stands in a new parking lot at Sullivan Park. Gibbs says the new lot opens up more usage possibilities for the park. (Photo: Malin Jordan)