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A bison scapula and rib bones were found buried underneath a construction site in Saanich. The bones, which date back at least 12,000 years, were discovered on Oct. 19 and recovered Wednesday (Nov. 2). (Courtesy Broadmead Care)

Bison bones thousands of years old unearthed at Saanich construction site

Bones estimated to be between 12,000 to 14,000 years old

 

The Royal BC Museum has launched an updated free exhibition celebrating the life and contributions of Ukrainian Canadians. (Courtesy of Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum launches free Ukrainian Canadian exhibit

Exhibit adds current context to a previous display, runs to Jan. 6

 

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Province cancels controversial $789M Royal BC Museum rebuild

Premier says public engagement will now determine the future of the ‘seismically unsafe’ building

 

Plans for the future of the Royal B.C. Museum continue to receive backlash as a new poll finds almost 70 per cent of British Columbians oppose the $789-million project. (RBCM/Facebook)

New Royal B.C. Museum opposed by nearly 70 per cent of British Columbians: poll

One in five support the almost $800-million overhaul announced by the province

Plans for the future of the Royal B.C. Museum continue to receive backlash as a new poll finds almost 70 per cent of British Columbians oppose the $789-million project. (RBCM/Facebook)
A rainbow is seen above the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after a day-long ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc announcement that 215 suspected unmarked graves had been detected at the former residential school, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Order of nuns that staffed residential schools to pass records to Royal B.C. Museum

Sisters of Saint Ann will transfer archives in an expedited fashion

A rainbow is seen above the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after a day-long ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc announcement that 215 suspected unmarked graves had been detected at the former residential school, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, December 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Construction on controversial $789M Royal BC Museum replacement set to start in September

Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon said if elected premier he would halt plans to build a new Royal BC Museum

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, December 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Government to present business case for Royal B.C. Museum upgrade next week

The government says it will reveal the case on Tuesday, May 24

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal B.C. Museum gets $789-million overhaul

Museum to close in September for rebuild, expected opening in 2030

The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)
An example of Sikh art that will be on display at the Royal BC Museum on Saturday, April 23. (Photo courtesy of Jindi Singh)

Sikh Heritage Month theme of Saturday exhibition at Royal B.C. Museum

Sikh artifacts on display April 23, talks and performances also part pf special day

An example of Sikh art that will be on display at the Royal BC Museum on Saturday, April 23. (Photo courtesy of Jindi Singh)
This portrait of early provincial health officer Dr. Henry Esson Young, painted by Mary Riter Hamilton in the 1910s, was recently acquired by the Royal BC Museum. (Courtesy of Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum receives portrait of 1920s public health officer

Dr. Henry Esson Young is regarded today as the Dr. Bonnie Henry of his time

This portrait of early provincial health officer Dr. Henry Esson Young, painted by Mary Riter Hamilton in the 1910s, was recently acquired by the Royal BC Museum. (Courtesy of Royal BC Museum)
Jerri Wilkins, a member of the Victoria Palaeontology Society, inspects an artifact found on a B.C. beach by a family attending the event. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 25th Fossil Fair hosted in Saanich showcases rich history of ancient artifacts

Dinosaur bones, corals and microscopic fossils part of hands-on display

Jerri Wilkins, a member of the Victoria Palaeontology Society, inspects an artifact found on a B.C. beach by a family attending the event. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Royal B.C. Museum announced Alicia Dubois this week as its new CEO, a year after former CEO Jack Lohman stepped down amid allegations of Indigenous racism and discrimination within the museum. (Photo courtesy RBCM))

New Royal B.C. Museum CEO brings extensive legal, Indigenous-focused background to Victoria

Alicia Dubois has served as senior executive, legal counsel with various Canadian organizations

The Royal B.C. Museum announced Alicia Dubois this week as its new CEO, a year after former CEO Jack Lohman stepped down amid allegations of Indigenous racism and discrimination within the museum. (Photo courtesy RBCM))
The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)

IMAX Victoria films showcase British Columbia wildlife

The Royal B.C. Museum has debuted a new directors’ cut of award-winning…

The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)
The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)

Award-winning whale doc debuts Jan. 3 at IMAX Victoria

The new director’s cut of Saving Luna features additional footage

The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)
Workers make final adjustments to the placement of Richard Hunt’s restored pole in its new location in Thunderbird Park, neighbouring those carved by his father, Henry Hunt, and the renowned Mungo Martin. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Refurbished totem joins those of the masters at Thunderbird Park in Victoria

Relocation of Richard Hunt’s first pole completed Monday morning on museum grounds

Workers make final adjustments to the placement of Richard Hunt’s restored pole in its new location in Thunderbird Park, neighbouring those carved by his father, Henry Hunt, and the renowned Mungo Martin. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The Royal B.C. Museum is planning a trio of holiday experiences for visitors in December. (Royal B.C. Museum)
The Royal B.C. Museum is planning a trio of holiday experiences for visitors in December. (Royal B.C. Museum)
Old Town will be one of several displays removed from the Royal BC Museum on Jan. 2 when it closes its third-floor galleries. (Black Press Media file photo)

Attempt to delay closure of Royal B.C. Museum galleries defeated by Victoria council

Third-floor galleries that focus on colonial narrative to be closed Jan. 2

Old Town will be one of several displays removed from the Royal BC Museum on Jan. 2 when it closes its third-floor galleries. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Royal B.C. Museum’s third floor will fully close on Jan. 2 as it works to decolonize some of its original galleries. (File photo courtesy Royal B.C. Museum)
The Royal B.C. Museum’s third floor will fully close on Jan. 2 as it works to decolonize some of its original galleries. (File photo courtesy Royal B.C. Museum)
A new branch of the Royal BC Museum in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood is expected to be completed by summer 2025. It will house collections, archives and a research department. (Black Press Media file photo)

New Royal BC Museum facility in Colwood raises stakes for design

International design competition adds hefty incentives

A new branch of the Royal BC Museum in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood is expected to be completed by summer 2025. It will house collections, archives and a research department. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Royal BC Museum exhibit on orcas immerses visitors in the world of whales. (Photo by Shane Lighter/Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum extends orca exhibit, implements vaccine requirement

Splashy feature exhibit will stay in town for a few more months

The Royal BC Museum exhibit on orcas immerses visitors in the world of whales. (Photo by Shane Lighter/Royal BC Museum)