Minutes from September 10, 1888

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  • J. Humphries, chairman of the Board of works  reports “That the present electric light for street lighting is a humbug and expensive and would recommend…a more modern and economical system of electric light for street lighting.”
  • Meanwhile, the Fire, Water, and Light Committee recommend
    1.  That the present system of electric lighting be tested with a view of ascertaining whether we have the candle power bargained for.
    2. That the Vancouver Electric Illuminating Co be asked to extend their contract for street lighting for two months after the expiration of the present contract on the same terms.


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