New Heritage Canada Cornerstone Awards

On May 16, 2013, the Heritage Canada Foundation launched the Cornerstone Awards for Building Heritage to recognize excellence in the regeneration of heritage buildings and sites in Canada. HCF is seeking entries no later than July 5, 2013 in the following categories:1. Adaptive Use/Rehabilitation: projects that demonstrate sensitivity and creativity in preserving the heritage values of a site while making possible a continuing or compatible contemporary...
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Provincial Election: Business As Usual?

Provincial Election: Business As Usual? The provincial election is over and the Liberals have scored a stunning upset victory. What does this mean for the future? For heritage at least, we have considerable experience to draw from to speculate. The Liberal government of the past dozen years has completely redrawn the heritage map in B.C. After an extended period of turmoil, things have recently settled down. A new funding formula is in place...
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A Sustainable Business Model for Heritage BC

HERITAGE BC: The provincial government commissioned Earthvoice Strategies Inc. to develop a business case for Heritage BC in the fall 2012. The project involved identifying, evaluating and making recommendations on business and/or operational models that will establish a sustainable and increasingly self-sufficient organization and reaffirm Heritage BC’s role within the heritage sector. Published in November 2012, you can preview the ne...
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Responding to Bill C-38

The federal omnibus budget bill enacted earlier this year, Bill C-38, included cuts to many departments and agencies, not least Parks Canada. The cuts include extensive layoffs, terminations and loss of positions. To take one example, there will be a “massive” reduction in the number of archaeologists employed by Parks Canada right across the country, according to the Canadian Archaeological Association. In a letter to Prime Minister Harper...
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41 Lighthouses Nominated in BC

LIGHTHOUSE PROTECTION ACT: After the federal Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act was passed in 2010, Canadians had two years to nominate lighthouses for protection. A year ago, Heritage BC Quarterly reported that, halfway through the process, things were going pretty slowly. Only 56 out of many hundreds of lighthouses across Canada had been nominated, and of these only three were in B.C.Fortunately, the pace picked up considerably in Year Two. By the...
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