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Minutes from September 15, 1890

Transcript     Original documents: part one | part two  The Finance Committee reports that “…a general view (photograph) of Vancouver on a large scale can be got up for about $150” Board of Works to undertake contract with Mr. Henderson to number all the buildings in the city, “provided the cost does not exceed 25 cents […]

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Minutes from September 9, 1890

Transcript     Original images Meeting to establish By-Laws governing the Market House and Place The transcription of this Vancouver City Council Meeting was made in August of 2015 by guest transcriber Donna Kynaston

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Minutes from September 8, 1890

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two Committee met with Street Railway Company and recommends the company be allowed to extend their line along Westminster Av (Main Street) to Ninth Ave (Broadway), then west to Centre Street (Granville), then south to the Granville Street Bridge and across the bridge.  The company had to construct […]

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Minutes from August 25, 1890

Transcript      Original images: part one | part two | part three· As the Chief of Police reported that George Morley gave the information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the murderers of Henry T. Sunbury, Council recommended that the $200.00 reward be paid to him. Mr Wetzler suggested that the nozzles of […]

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Minutes from August 11, 1890

Transcript     Original images Council recommended that the Union Steam Ship Company be granted a subsidy of $250.00 per month to run the S.S. Cutch “or some other good boat” on the Vancouver-Nanaimo route, at least six days per week, in order to build up trade and develop commerce between the two cities. A motion […]

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Minutes from August 4, 1890

transcript     original document: part one | part two Letter from John Crabb asking to be paid for burying a horse (!) in the cemetery. Odd Fellows organization allowed a separate location within cemetery. Distance allowed between graves to be regulated by the Health Department. City Clerk instructed to reply to Harbour Master’s complaint […]

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Minutes from July 28, 1890

transcript      original document: part one | part two City barbers request to be allowed to re-open their shops on Sundays, and the request is seconded by the hotel keepers Royal City Planing Mills objects to the Cambie Street Bridge being built without a draw (a section that can be raised or drawn aside) […]

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Minutes from July 21, 1890

transcript     original document: part one | part two Rule 48 of the Police Regulations was amended so that Police Force officers be allowed to keep all rewards offered by persons outside the city for the arrest of criminals and runaway sailors. Several sites were proposed for a city crematory facility (garbage burning, not […]

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Minutes from July 14, 1890

transcript      original document: part one | part two | part three $400 set aside  to purchase musical instruments to form a city band as petitioned City was advised by legal counsel to have the morgue moved away from its present location As CPR has donated half a city block for a school in […]

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Minutes from June 30, 1890

transcript     original images: part 1 | part 2 License fees for wrestlers reduced to $10 per exhibition $1,000 set aside for Dominion Day celebration July 1. Council accepts “kind invitation” to be present at sod turning ceremony for future Temperance Hall.

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