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Province: Land Plots and Future Generations

province: The province says it will ensure the defining elements of the site's character are preserved for future generations, according to Vancouver Courier. According to the Beechville Baptist Church web site, the first Black Loyalists arrived in 1816, and the province granted the refugees 1,000 acres of land. The settlement in Beechville contains land plots settled by black refugees during the War of 1812.article continues below Trending Stories Superyacht Cloudbreak anchors off Vancouver's coast Macdonald elementary renamed Xpey'Courage to Come Back nominations sought Lack of customers, high rents force Hobbs in Kerrisdale to close Tony Ince, the minister of African Nova Scotia Affairs, announced the designation under the Heritage Property Act during a ceremony Tuesday at Beechville Baptist Church.A developer has proposed a subdivision in the area, and the community had sought the heritage designation. Ince said the heritage recognition acknowledges the settlement's ties to the African Nova Scotian community and a place that contributes to our province's shared history. We are honoured that many from our senior generation are here to witness their long-time efforts contributing to this significant announcement. Designating this site as a historical property is another proud day for us in Beechville, Danielle Wright, a resident of the community, said in a statement released by the province. ( As reported in the news.