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

Frank Ludwig in the control room. (Photo submitted)
Feedham Block and Blue Moon Dance Pavilion ca. 1930 (White Rock Museum and Archives photo)

White Rock’s Roaring ’20s

A century ago, local residents were shaking off the effects of a pandemic and a war

Feedham Block and Blue Moon Dance Pavilion ca. 1930 (White Rock Museum and Archives photo)
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

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

A petition launched by a group of University of Victoria students calls for the renaming of Trutch Street. (Google Maps)
South Surrey’s Peace Arch monument is the subject of a “virtual field trip” during the 2021 British Columbia Historical Federation conference. (Black Press Media file photo)

Surrey focus for B.C. history conference this spring

Pair of ‘virtual field trips’ are planned on a weekend in June

South Surrey’s Peace Arch monument is the subject of a “virtual field trip” during the 2021 British Columbia Historical Federation conference. (Black Press Media file photo)
Raj Singh Toor (left) with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudea after an official apology for the treatment of Komagata Maru passengers in 1914. (Contributed photo)

Request made for City of White Rock to honour Komagata Maru passengers

Raj Singh Toor confident city will rename ‘street, park or city asset’ in honour of 1914 tragedy

Raj Singh Toor (left) with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudea after an official apology for the treatment of Komagata Maru passengers in 1914. (Contributed photo)
Hope’s station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Citizens file B.C. Ombudsperson complaint against Hope Council in Station House fracas

Demolition contract has been awarded, completed by April 30

Hope’s station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
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
Curator Colleen Sharpe (left) and cultural exhibits technician John Bessette sit in a new interactive exhibit at the Museum of Surrey. “Dine on Time” tells the story of Surrey’s diner culture from the ’30s to the ’60s. (Photo submitted)

New diner exhibit serves local history at Museum of Surrey

‘Dine on Time’ offers glimpse into Surrey’s 1930s to 1960s diner culture

Curator Colleen Sharpe (left) and cultural exhibits technician John Bessette sit in a new interactive exhibit at the Museum of Surrey. “Dine on Time” tells the story of Surrey’s diner culture from the ’30s to the ’60s. (Photo submitted)
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)
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)
Peace Arch News found and original publisher Roy Jelly with his wife, Marjorie. (File photo)

Peace Arch News marks 45th anniversary

Paper made its debut in February of 1976

Peace Arch News found and original publisher Roy Jelly with his wife, Marjorie. (File photo)
Members of rock band Aerosmith outside Vancouver’s Little Mountain Sound recording studio in the 1980s, in a scene from Carmen Pollard’s documentary film series, “Dancehalls, Deejays & Distortion.” (submitted photo)
Members of rock band Aerosmith outside Vancouver’s Little Mountain Sound recording studio in the 1980s, in a scene from Carmen Pollard’s documentary film series, “Dancehalls, Deejays & Distortion.” (submitted photo)
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.
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)
Passengers aboard the Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet in 1914. (Library and Archives Canada image)

Approval of Komagata Maru signs in North Delta park delayed over process

Lack of policy over where and why historical signs are placed in Delta parks puts proposal on hold

Passengers aboard the Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet in 1914. (Library and Archives Canada image)
The Balmer's Beach Boathouse – a combined restaurant and dancehall on East Beach, seen as it was in 1920 – is the focus of one of the questions in the new White Rock history quiz on YouTube. White Rock Museum and Archives photo

Online White Rock history quiz posts second segment

White Rock Museum and Archives video challenges locals’ knowledge

The Balmer's Beach Boathouse – a combined restaurant and dancehall on East Beach, seen as it was in 1920 – is the focus of one of the questions in the new White Rock history quiz on YouTube. White Rock Museum and Archives 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)
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