Heritage

The Victoria Civic Heritage Trust Fund is asking for its annual city budget to double to accommodate rising construction costs. (File contributed/City of Victoria)

Victoria heritage committee requests $500,000 annual increase for restoration, seismic upgrade grants

The Victoria Civic Heritage Trust says rising construction costs belittle grant incentives

The Victoria Civic Heritage Trust Fund is asking for its annual city budget to double to accommodate rising construction costs. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
On Oct. 31, 2019 Angela Andersen, director at the Wentworth Villa Architectural Heritage Museum, showed off the mummified cat found in the building’s back yard. The building was built in 1862 and belonged to the Ella family for 80 years. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Mummified cat found in heritage Victoria home

The owners of the Wentworth Villa Architectural Heritage Museum made an interesting discovery

On Oct. 31, 2019 Angela Andersen, director at the Wentworth Villa Architectural Heritage Museum, showed off the mummified cat found in the building’s back yard. The building was built in 1862 and belonged to the Ella family for 80 years. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Photo as submitted by Pamela Woodland.

Resident explores heritage designation to halt art placement in Oak Bay

Arts committee seeks provincial permission to environmentally install shoreline sculpture

Photo as submitted by Pamela Woodland.
The owners of this heritage registered Rockland neighbourhood home on Shasta Place have been forced to halt deconstruction work for 60 days while the City discusses other options with the owners.                                Photo courtesy of Victoria Heritage Foundation

Rockland homeowner asked to halt deconstruction plans by City of Victoria

Pub owner Matt MacNeill and his family have lived in heritage-registered home for 17 years

The owners of this heritage registered Rockland neighbourhood home on Shasta Place have been forced to halt deconstruction work for 60 days while the City discusses other options with the owners.                                Photo courtesy of Victoria Heritage Foundation