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Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914. (Library and Archives Canada image)

Abbotsford city staff to work with 4 groups to commemorate Komagata Maru tragedy

Options to be considered for ‘lasting memorial’ to honour victims of 1914 incident

 

Frank Ludwig in the control room. (Photo submitted)

The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song

Former member of Trooper captures the essence of small town struggles and triumphs

 

A petition launched by a group of University of Victoria students calls for the renaming of Trutch Street. (Google Maps)

B.C. students lobby to get racist official’s name off Victoria street

University of Victoria students say Trutch Street puts racist history on a pedestal

 

Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914 - Library and Archives Canada image

Abbotsford council is asked to rename street in memory of Komagata Maru victims

Most of 376 the passengers aboard ship were denied entry into Canada in 1914

Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914 - Library and Archives Canada image
The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)

New resource dives into 150 years of racist policy in B.C.

Racist history must be acknowledged in order to change, authors say

The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)
The South Poplar one-room schoolhouse in Abbotsford is among three local heritage buildings that will benefit from provincial funding announced this week. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford heritage buildings, including one-room schoolhouse, get $162K in funding

Upper Sumas train station and 145-year-old Turner House also included

The South Poplar one-room schoolhouse in Abbotsford is among three local heritage buildings that will benefit from provincial funding announced this week. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Rob Rondeau, PhD candidate at SFU, is embarking on a mission to find definitive evidence of human migration to the continent. (SFU supplied image)

VIDEO: Marine archaeologist looking for clues of ancient migration in B.C. waters

SFU researcher hoping to find 15,000 year-old archaeological sites underwater

Rob Rondeau, PhD candidate at SFU, is embarking on a mission to find definitive evidence of human migration to the continent. (SFU supplied image)
The Fraser Valley History Project features 13 student-produced websites that explore the Fraser Valley’s role in the Second World War.

Web project focuses on Fraser Valley World War Two history

Student websites produced in course at University of the Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley History Project features 13 student-produced websites that explore the Fraser Valley’s role in the Second World War.
The Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford has received an award from the National Trust for Canada. (Submitted photo)

Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford receives national history award

Historic site, 100 years old, honoured by National Trust for Canada

The Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford has received an award from the National Trust for Canada. (Submitted photo)
Karen Dosanjh’s book, Untold Stories: The South Asian Pioneer Experience in BC, was released earlier this year, and details the struggles and successes of the province’s earliest South Asian immigrants. (Contributed photo)

White Rock author’s book tells stories of B.C.’s South Asian pioneers

‘These stories belong to the community’ says Karen Dosanjh

Karen Dosanjh’s book, Untold Stories: The South Asian Pioneer Experience in BC, was released earlier this year, and details the struggles and successes of the province’s earliest South Asian immigrants. (Contributed photo)
The Mennonite Heritage Museum on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.

Mennonite Historical Society in Abbotsford seeks input for storytelling project

Digital project asks for stories about living during COVID-19’s ‘changing times’

The Mennonite Heritage Museum on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.
The South Asian Studies Institute at UFV has been given $1.14 million in funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project, which includes the digitization of South Asian Canadian collections such as photos and artifacts. (UFV photo)

University of Fraser Valley receives $1.14M for Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project

Funds go to South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford

The South Asian Studies Institute at UFV has been given $1.14 million in funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project, which includes the digitization of South Asian Canadian collections such as photos and artifacts. (UFV photo)
25 years later: The water skiing legend on Kalamalka Lake

25 years later: The water skiing legend on Kalamalka Lake

A group of waterskiers were towed behind a plane on Kalamalka Lake back in 1995

25 years later: The water skiing legend on Kalamalka Lake
Heritage Abbotsford Society, based at Trethewey House Heritage Site, is seeking stories about culturally significant locations in the community.

Heritage Abbotsford seeks stories on places of ‘cultural significance’

Locations can include spiritual sites, family homes, landmarks and more

  • Aug 3, 2020
Heritage Abbotsford Society, based at Trethewey House Heritage Site, is seeking stories about culturally significant locations in the community.
Parks Canada moving past colonial narratives to paint larger picture of nation’s history

Parks Canada moving past colonial narratives to paint larger picture of nation’s history

Fort Langley National Historic Site will not hold Brigade Days due to COVID-19 restrictions

Parks Canada moving past colonial narratives to paint larger picture of nation’s history
Plans are underway for the restoration of the South Poplar one-room schoolhouse in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford board of education supports restoration of South Poplar schoolhouse

Heritage society hopes to secure federal funding for 87-year-old building

Plans are underway for the restoration of the South Poplar one-room schoolhouse in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Abbotsford Police Department’s restoration of a 1965 Chevy Biscayne is now complete. (Photo by Dale Klippenstein)

Abbotsford Police complete restoration of vintage cruiser

1965 Chevy Biscayne named ‘Carol’ in honour of inspector who died of cancer

  • Jul 16, 2020
The Abbotsford Police Department’s restoration of a 1965 Chevy Biscayne is now complete. (Photo by Dale Klippenstein)
Mohawk Council of Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Otsi Simon discusses the current situation and actions relating to the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

30 years after Oka crisis, Kanesatake land claims remain unresolved

Serge Simon, the current Grand Chief of Kanesatake, vividly remembers the events of July 11, 1990

Mohawk Council of Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Otsi Simon discusses the current situation and actions relating to the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
An image from the Royal BC Museum’s digitized collection of historical photographs shows an Interior Salish woman and child weaving baskets. The image is one of thousands posted in an online database. (Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)

B.C. museum releases more than 16,000 historical photos of Indigenous life

Digitized images preserved and shared with Indigenous communities

An image from the Royal BC Museum’s digitized collection of historical photographs shows an Interior Salish woman and child weaving baskets. The image is one of thousands posted in an online database. (Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)
Rajinder Kaur Gill and her family are featured in the short film Have You Forgotten Me?, which is based in Abbotsford. The film is part of the online DOXA Documentary Film Festival.                                 Submitted photo

Abbotsford film included in DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Vancouver-based festival moves to online format from June 18-26

  • Jun 18, 2020
Rajinder Kaur Gill and her family are featured in the short film Have You Forgotten Me?, which is based in Abbotsford. The film is part of the online DOXA Documentary Film Festival.                                 Submitted photo