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Vancouver's Punjabi Market looks to revitalize as 50th anniversary approaches

Vancouver's Punjabi Market looks to revitalize as 50th anniversary approaches

Gulzar Nanda and his mother could have moved their jewellery shop from Main Street to Surrey like many other businesses in the Punjabi Market have done.
‘Heart of Mount Pleasant’ tops Heritage Vancouver Society’s 2019 watch list

‘Heart of Mount Pleasant’ tops Heritage Vancouver Society’s 2019 watch list

the triangle block formed by Main, Broadway and Kingsway, form what Heritage Vancouver Society refers to as “The Heart of Mount Pleasant."
Heritage House Tour celebrates adaptation

Heritage House Tour celebrates adaptation

One of the themes of this year’s Vancouver Heritage House Tour will be “adaptable heritage" - the ability to adapt and survive through the generations.
Journey back in time with these incredible vintage images of Science World (Photos)

Journey back in time with these incredible vintage images of Science World (Photos)

Science World is celebrating 30 years of wonder at the Telus World of Science on Monday, May 6 with a cake-cutting ceremony and demonstration.
Everything you need to know about the history of the 4/20 protest

Everything you need to know about the history of the 4/20 protest

It’s been 25 years since Vancouver’s first 4/20 pot protest and, as the controversy surrounding the event continues to grow
Here's what it was like to visit Stanley Park in 1959 (VIDEO)

Here's what it was like to visit Stanley Park in 1959 (VIDEO)

You can take a five-and-a-half minute trek through some prime locations within Vancouver's Stanley Park thanks to this video from 1959.
This Expo 86 relic will leave the New West waterfront after over 30 years

This Expo 86 relic will leave the New West waterfront after over 30 years

After more than three decades on New Westminster’s waterfront esplanade, Tugger is set to be replaced by a new play zone that includes a series of little tuggers.
B.C. strengthens protections of heritage, archeological sites with updated law

B.C. strengthens protections of heritage, archeological sites with updated law

It would be mandatory in British Columbia to report the discovery of sites or objects of potential heritage value to the government's archeology branch under changes to legislation introduced Wednesday.
Letter showing debts of one of Vancouver's founders up for auction

Letter showing debts of one of Vancouver's founders up for auction

A legal document written after the May 1875 death of John Deighton, better known as Gassy Jack, lists the debts of one of the first men to bring liquor to the hardscrabble community of Granville, which eventually became the city of Vancouver.
Time travel to Vancouver in 1958 via this sweet but cringe-y British newsreel (VIDEO)

Time travel to Vancouver in 1958 via this sweet but cringe-y British newsreel (VIDEO)

Take an exciting ride over the Atlantic and west across the Rockies to Vancouver in 1958, courtesy this British newsreel highlighting our incredible city.