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Vancouver City Council minutes from 1889 through 1892 now available at Transcribimus.ca

The Vancouver City Council minutes from 1889, 1890, 1891, and 1892 are now available on our new web site, Transcribimus: documents of early Vancouver & beyond.  If you are interested in helping us transcribe, please get in touch.  Minutes were hand-written until the middle of 1911, so we still have a lot of work to […]

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Minutes from November 5, 1888

transcript     original documents city accepts E.J. Clark’s offer of donation of lot for an athletic field “responsible parties” may apply for trees purchased by city Presbyterian Ladies’ Aid donates all linens and equipment for eight hospital beds

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Minutes from October 22, 1888

transcripts   original documents city drains to be diverted into culverts being dug by C.P.R to reduce fouling of Burrard Inlet north of Water Street

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Minutes from October 15, 1888

transcripts    original images city hospital informally opened Sept 22 with only one ward operative rules limiting hospital visiting hours for visitors and clergy  election of medical staff to city hospital called into question

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Minutes from October 9, 1888

transcripts     original documents intersections chosen for installation of electric lights and fire hydrants contractors agree to have debris along park road disposed of by city, and the cost deducted from final payment

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Minutes from October 1, 1888

transcripts     original documents Ward 1’s budget exhausted: city clerk instructed to keep separate accounts for each city Ward work on False Creek Bridge, False Creek School House, and City Hospital continues brush, stumps, boulders and debris along the road to (Stanley) park not disposed of according to contracts

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Minutes from September 26, 1888

transcript     original documents Aldermen Dougall, Coldwell, Alexander and Brighouse elected to form Parks Committee, with H.P. McCraney, A.G. Ferguson, and Capt. R.G. Tatlow 

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Minutes from September 17, 1888

transcripts     original documents: part 1 | part 2  Request from John H. McMillan et al asking that the Corporation remove the (newly-built) Morgue from present location Doctors Bell-Irving, Langis, Lefevre, McGuigan and Robertson appointed to medical staff for City Hospital

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Minutes from September 10, 1888

transcript     original documents: part one | part two | part three 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 […]

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Minutes from August 27, 1888

transcripts     original documents: part one | part two  Former Mayor M.A. McLean appointed Police Magistrate at a salary of $1,000 per year Fri Oct 12, 1888 set aside as Arbour Day, “for the purpose of planting trees and shrubs, and as a public holiday“  

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