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Minutes from September 28, 1891

Transcript     Original images The Board of Health met to discuss the care and treatment of two Chinese lepers formerly employed by the CPR Advertisement for a new Police Magistrate postponed for 3 months Council “cordially endorses” Victoria council’s plan for a BC building at the (1893) Chicago World’s Fair This document transcribed in June […]

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Minutes from September 14, 1891

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two Letter received from H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., stating that he was authorized to proceed with the construction of the terminal station at the foot of Granville Street (now Waterfront Station) Moved by Alderman Godfrey, Seconded by Alderman Templeton That the Dominion Government […]

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Minutes from September 7, 1891

Transcript     Original_images • Two railcar loads of gravel to be purchased from the CPR for use on city streets • Federal government seemed to have stopped building post office on Granville Street, but has left stone blocks and building debris obstructing traffic • A by-election to be held, as Alderman de Pencier has left […]

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Minutes from August 31, 1891

Transcript      Original Images City Hall caretaker John Clough injured in accident, replacement to be hired for one week Albert Yates, Messenger for the City Hall, to be paid $25 per month each fireman be allowed a holiday of one week Board of Works recommends all future contracts state “that 9 hours shall constitute a […]

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Minutes from August 17, 1891

Transcript     Original Images Officer Grady “allowed $12 for a suit of clothes” R.W. Hart awarded the contract for “burying the pauper dead at the rate of $15 for each corpse” The City Council “will not countenance any monopoly of the bathing facilities on [English] Bay” Bylaw “granting the New Westminster Tramway Co. power to […]

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Minutes from August 13, 1891

Transcript    Original images Special Meeting to finalize an agreement between the Tramway Company and the City. This document was transcribed by a volunteer at  Transcribimus.ca   

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Minutes from August 10, 1891

Transcript     Orignal_images Alderman Carroll authorized to purchase an artificial leg for Mr. R. D. Pett, “the City to pay for same” The Police Chief authorized to prevent the New Westminster Tramway Co to interfere with Vancouver streets, and to obtain extra assistance if necessary By-Laws introduced to raise $440,000 “by way of debentures” for […]

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Minutes from Special Meeting August 6, 1891

Transcript         Original images A bylaw was introduced to license Master Plumbers within the City The City to immediately file an injunction to prevent further construction of a street railway along Venables Street to Boundary Road This document transcribed in June of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Christopher Stephenson, MLIS

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Minutes from August 3, 1891

Transcript      Original Images The City to regulate private “scavengering” (garbage/recycling collection) concerns within the city as soon as the waste-burning Crematory is in operation The City Engineer to plan brick receiving vaults for the Cemetery, “cost not to exceed $500 complete” The arbitrators for the Water Works purchase by the city came up […]

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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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