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Minutes from July 27, 1891

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two A group of Vancouver ratepayers have filed application for an injunction “to prevent any salary being paid to I.H. Hallett as Police Magistrate” City Clerk to update Voters List and make a copy for the Dominion (Canadian) Government. A newspaper ad to be published telling all voters to confirm […]

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Minutes from July 20, 1891

Transcript     Original images • Mrs. McDonald, wife of the cemetery keeper, to be paid $5.00 per month for attending to the telephone • Continuing conflict over whether Isaac Hallett is qualified as Police Magistrate, as he is not a Justice of the Peace This document transcribed in June of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna […]

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Minutes from July 15, 1891

Transcript     Original  images Dr Fleming granted permission to erect a tent for the sale of drugs on Cordova St. Police cannot interfere to compel children to keep away from the Electric Railway track on city streets (!) The Women’s Christian Temperance Union advised that they could appear before the Police Court and prosecute those exhibiting […]

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Minutes from July 6, 1891

Transcript     Original Images The Vancouver Street Railway Co had been given first option to develop additional any electric railways within City Limits in Clause 25 of their 1889 contract with the City Since the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company had applied to use Park St., Venables, Campbell Ave. and Oppenheimer Streets to build an […]

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Minutes from June 29, 1891

Transcript     Original Images Firemens’ salaries was raised to $10 per month ($25 for Fire Chief J. H. Carlisle) Council chambers were ordered painted and repaired Detailed regulations for sanitary storage and transportation of “the bodies of persons dying in this City” to be printed and distributed to each undertaker and practicing physician This document […]

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Minutes from June 22, 1891

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two The firemen allowed use of the Market Hall July 1 without charge. Alderman Godfrey to obtain a flag for the building The Finance Committee disallows Mayor’s account of $500 to the Coquitlam Water Works after “having examined the papers and records of Council” Similarly, the Board […]

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Minutes from June 15, 1891

Transcript     Original Images The Board of Licenses approved liquor licenses for 47 hotels, 8 saloons, 6 retail establishments (including the Hudson’s Bay Company) and 6 wholesalers. City taxes were raised to 2% “to provide an additional sum for school purposes” This document transcribed in October of 2016 by  Transcribimus volunteer Linda Evans

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Minutes from June 8, 1891

Transcript     Original images Council passed a resolution of condolence to the window of Sir John A. Macdonald, Premier of Canada, then “adjourned until Monday next out of respect to the memory” of Macdonald This document transcribed in March of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk

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Minutes from June 1, 1891

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two | part three Dr. A. C. Smith reported that “after full investigation, there were no signs of leprosy within the City” Meanwhile, matron Miss Swan was directed to “exclude all cases of venereal disease from the Hospital” The Finance Committee provided detailed summaries of expenditures for all […]

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Minutes from May 27 1891

Transcript     Original images Former Chief Engineer H.B. Warren brought a suit of $5,000 against Council for unlawful dismissal The mayor and Aldermen had their names struck off a document of resignation signed at the last meeting of Council.  One Alderman had refused to sign This document transcribed in March of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah […]

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