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This ancient B.C. cave has been designated a national historic site

This ancient B.C. cave has been designated a national historic site

An ancient cave in Charlie Lake home to thousands of years of indigenous history has been designated a national historic site by Parks Canada.
In 1976, nine cows went overboard under the Lions Gate Bridge

In 1976, nine cows went overboard under the Lions Gate Bridge

This high “steaks” story from Sept. 28, 1976, found a herd of cows gone overboard in the waters of Burrard Inlet in Vancouver.
Back in 1931, Vancouver's airport served just 1072 passengers in one year

Back in 1931, Vancouver's airport served just 1072 passengers in one year

Vancouver International Airport, then known as Sea Island Airport, opened in 1931
Remembering the deadly day when a Russian freighter rammed BC Ferries' Queen of Victoria

Remembering the deadly day when a Russian freighter rammed BC Ferries' Queen of Victoria

On Aug. 2, 1970, The Queen of Victoria ferry was rammed on the port side by the Russian freighter Sergey Yesenin, killing three passengers.
9 of the most powerful earthquakes to ever strike B.C.

9 of the most powerful earthquakes to ever strike B.C.

While British Columbians don't often notice damage from earthquakes, there have been some rather large ones through the province's history.
The story behind the century-old Squamish farmhouse that's now a movie star

The story behind the century-old Squamish farmhouse that's now a movie star

With so many new developments changing the landscape of Squamish, it can be hard to spot the landmarks that were built long ago.
Really Gay History Tour offers untold past of Vancouver's LGBTQ2+ community

Really Gay History Tour offers untold past of Vancouver's LGBTQ2+ community

For the second year in a row, Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours and the Vancouver PRIDE Society bring the Really Gay History Tour back to the streets.
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.