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Greater Victoria photographer Don Denton is working to discover and preserve the history of B.C.’s forgotten photographers. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

B.C. photographer working to unearth province’s forgotten camera artists

Don Denton collecting and preserving details of mostly unknown photographers

Greater Victoria photographer Don Denton is working to discover and preserve the history of B.C.’s forgotten photographers. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Lee Brandt, A Langley-based crane operator who grew up in Milner will make his television show debut with History TV Canada’s new series, Lost Car Rescue. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Crane, planes and automobiles star in History Network’s Lost Car Rescue

Rescuing classic cars requires more than a love for the classics and…

Lee Brandt, A Langley-based crane operator who grew up in Milner will make his television show debut with History TV Canada’s new series, Lost Car Rescue. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A beloved copy of The Penner Family: Faithful Through Adversity was destroyed in the recent flooding. A call has gone out to help replace the book. (Facebook/ Mennonite Heritage Archives)

Mennonite family hoping to replace beloved family book destroyed by Abbotsford floods

Book was published in 1996 and chronicles 200 years of Penner family history

A beloved copy of The Penner Family: Faithful Through Adversity was destroyed in the recent flooding. A call has gone out to help replace the book. (Facebook/ Mennonite Heritage Archives)
Actor and singer, Marilyn Monroe, performs at a Democratic Party fundraising dinner and birthday salute to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on May 19, 1962. (Cecil Stoughton/ White House Photographs, courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)

Abbotsford woman describes New York the night Marilyn sang to JFK

Infamous pop cultural event took place 60 years ago, months before Marilyn died

Actor and singer, Marilyn Monroe, performs at a Democratic Party fundraising dinner and birthday salute to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on May 19, 1962. (Cecil Stoughton/ White House Photographs, courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)
Cover of Lest We Forget What Our Eyes Have Seen, a book by Abbotsford artist Manjit Sandhu.

Abbotsford artist publishes illustrative book of local history

Manjit Sandhu’s new book pays tribute to those who contributed to creating city

Cover of Lest We Forget What Our Eyes Have Seen, a book by Abbotsford artist Manjit Sandhu.
MV Sea Lion, which was built in 1905 and was B.C.'s oldest wooden tugboat, is being scrapped at a shipyard in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C.’s oldest wooden tugboat being scrapped at shipyard in Nanaimo

MV Sea Lion, built in 1905, had a part in 1914 SS Komagata Maru incident

MV Sea Lion, which was built in 1905 and was B.C.'s oldest wooden tugboat, is being scrapped at a shipyard in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Yellow construction fencing surrounds the Hope Station House. As quickly as initial demolition work began, it was ordered to halt on in March following an agreement between the B.C. Ombudsperson’s Office and the District of Hope. (Adam Louis/ Black Press file)

Historic Hope Station House gets chance at second life after long fight

Council agrees to letter of intent to partner with Tashme Historical Society

Yellow construction fencing surrounds the Hope Station House. As quickly as initial demolition work began, it was ordered to halt on in March following an agreement between the B.C. Ombudsperson’s Office and the District of Hope. (Adam Louis/ Black Press file)
The Reach Gallery has received an award of excellence from the BC Museums Association for its children’s book about Sumas Lake. This illustration of the Barrowtown Pump is by Carrielynn Victor.

The Reach Gallery earns award for kids’ book about Sumas Lake

Abbotsford gallery receives award of excellence from BC Museums Association

The Reach Gallery has received an award of excellence from the BC Museums Association for its children’s book about Sumas Lake. This illustration of the Barrowtown Pump is by Carrielynn Victor.
The Abbotsford News said goodbye to its home of more than 44 years this past Monday (Sept. 27). The new office is now located on 100B - 2860 Trethewey Street. (File photo)

Moving on: The Abbotsford News looks back after saying farewell to old building

Figures from the past and present reflect on over 44 years of history at former News building

The Abbotsford News said goodbye to its home of more than 44 years this past Monday (Sept. 27). The new office is now located on 100B - 2860 Trethewey Street. (File photo)
Camas flowers in full bloom. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Vancouver Island camas meadows reveal agricultural impact of B.C. colonialism

Lekwungen food expert Cheryl Bryce looks to raise awareness of traditional food systems

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Camas flowers in full bloom. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Author Bev Sellars’ book They Called Me Number One is the focus of a new bi-weekly book club at The Reach Gallery Museum.

Book club at The Reach focuses on story of residential school survivor

Author Bev Sellars spent part of childhood in church-run facility

Author Bev Sellars’ book They Called Me Number One is the focus of a new bi-weekly book club at The Reach Gallery Museum.
A piece by Canadian artist Catherine Adamson features a rare biblical coin from the era of Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor who gave the order to crucify Jesus Christ. The piece will be displayed in Abbotsford from Sept. 24 to Nov. 30. (Submitted photo)

Art piece in Abbotsford features coin connected to era of man who ordered crucifixion of Jesus

The Crucifixion: The Shekel of Pontius Pilate on display starting Sept. 24

A piece by Canadian artist Catherine Adamson features a rare biblical coin from the era of Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor who gave the order to crucify Jesus Christ. The piece will be displayed in Abbotsford from Sept. 24 to Nov. 30. (Submitted photo)
Vernon summer resident Julie McCann (née Holland) set an unofficial world record Monday, Aug. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park, becoming the fastest woman to run 100 metres on all fours with a clocking of 22.99 seconds. (Christine Castrucow photo)

100 metre dash – on all fours: Vernon woman breaks unofficial Guinness record

Vernon resident Julie McCann sets unofficial Guinness mark as fastest woman to cover 100 metres on all fours

Vernon summer resident Julie McCann (née Holland) set an unofficial world record Monday, Aug. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park, becoming the fastest woman to run 100 metres on all fours with a clocking of 22.99 seconds. (Christine Castrucow photo)
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Natalia Deros of Heritage Abbotsford Society recently won an award from the B.C. Historical Federation.

History award received for Heritage Abbotsford’s Stories to Spaces campaign

Natalia Deros among those honoured by B.C. Historical Federation

Natalia Deros of Heritage Abbotsford Society recently won an award from the B.C. Historical Federation.
Captain James Cook statue splashes into Victoria’s Inner Harbour, after being removed from its upper causeway pedestal on July 1. (@CJusticeVic/Twitter)

Cast in bronze, then into Victoria’s Inner Harbour: So who was James Cook?

Likeness of British maritime explorer commissioned in 1976, forcibly removed on July 1

Captain James Cook statue splashes into Victoria’s Inner Harbour, after being removed from its upper causeway pedestal on July 1. (@CJusticeVic/Twitter)
Heritage Abbotsford Society is working with the City of Abbotsford to restore and enhance the Sylvia Pincott Heritage Habitat Garden at Trethewey House. (Submitted photo)

Five-year plan underway for habitat garden at Trethewey House in Abbotsford

Heritage Abbotsford working with city on Sylvia Pincott Heritage Habitat Garden

Heritage Abbotsford Society is working with the City of Abbotsford to restore and enhance the Sylvia Pincott Heritage Habitat Garden at Trethewey House. (Submitted photo)
The new book Abbotsford – A Diverse Tapestry will be launched in a virtual event on June 29. (Submitted photo)

New book celebrates Abbotsford’s diverse history

Abbotsford – A Diverse Tapestry launches on June 29

The new book Abbotsford – A Diverse Tapestry will be launched in a virtual event on June 29. (Submitted photo)
Gwen Spencer Hethey with her uncle and mentor Major Frederick Richardson. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame)

‘She was a killer’: The B.C. woman who pioneered female sharpshooting

Gwen Spencer Hethey made military men ‘look like turkeys’ says her son

Gwen Spencer Hethey with her uncle and mentor Major Frederick Richardson. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame)