HERITAGE BC UPDATE

FEBRUARY 2012

BC GOVERNMENT

Budget Includes $21 Million for Heritage Properties

The budget brought down on February 21 by finance minister Kevin Falcon includes $21 million for the provincial Heritage Properties. This collection of 10 provincially-owned historic sites, including Barkerville and Fort Steele historic towns, was devolved to private operators a decade ago. The new funding will be distributed over three years for “maintenance and operations”. 

For years, Heritage BC has been urging the provincial government to come to a sustainable resolution of the Heritage Properties funding question which has overshadowed all other heritage issues and priorities.  With this latest funding, the provincial government has now committed over $50 million to the Properties since devolution began in 2002, while all other heritage spending has dwindled to almost nothing.  It is to be hoped that this is not just another stop-gap investment but the beginning of a long-term plan for the Properties.

PARKS CANADA

BC Lighthouses Nominated for Heritage Status

Several lighthouses in BC have been nominated for designation under the federal Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act.  Ninety-six lighthouses across the country had been nominated as of the beginning of the month, 21 of them in BC.  There are still several others that could be candidates, however, that have not yet been nominated.  The closing date, as set by the Act, is May 29.

» BC Lighthouse Nominations

 

HERITAGE BC AWARDS

Awards Nominations
Deadline March 1st

A reminder – it's time to get your nominations in for the Heritage BC Awards. Find out more about how to prepare all your information and upload images online:

» Heritage BC Awards


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UPCOMING EVENTS & COURSES

UVIC Cultural Resource Management Program
Heritage Conservation Planning (HA489L)
March 12-17, 2012
Registration deadline:  February 13
Instructor: Harold D. Kalman, Ph.D., LL.D
This course provides an overview of heritage planning, the field within heritage conservation that addresses and resolves proposed interventions to historic places in the context of community planning and development.

OLD SCHOOL: Vancouver Heritage Foundation
Heritage 101
Old School's foundation course in theory and practice
March 2, 2012 / 9am-5pm / $125 + HST
Mission to Seafarers, 401 Waterfont Rd, Vancouver

Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation
Powerful Vistas / Powerful Views
34th Annual Conference April 25-28, 2012
Victoria


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