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Steveston MLA backs bid for world heritage status

Steveston would join heritage ranks that include the Great Wall of China and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia if a bid to add the fishing village to UNESCO’s World Heritage List succeeds.  -
Steveston would join heritage ranks that include the Great Wall of China and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia if a bid to add the fishing village to UNESCO’s World Heritage List succeeds.
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Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap is backing a local bid to add Steveston Village to the United Nations World Heritage List.

The list, maintained by a United Nations agency known as UNESCO, or United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is a collection of places around the world with cultural or natural significance.

“UNESCO designation would ensure preservation of the whole of Steveston and firmly place it on the tourism map," said Yap in the legislature Monday.

City officials are already probing the possibility after resident Loren Slye presented the idea to a council committee late last year.

In Steveston some heritage buildings are protected, but there's no such protection for the entire village.

Said Yap: "Like many quaint villages near urban centres around the world, Steveston is feeling the pressure of increased densification and development."

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