Documents of Early Vancouver


Minutes from December 7, 1891

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  • A six foot sidewalk to be put on 7th Avenue to the Baptist Church, with stumps and roots “which may be obstructions” to be removed
  • The new Crematory (garbage burning) facility to be insured for $3,000
  • The City Clerk to have a sufficient number of ballot boxes for election purposes, said boxes to be made of galvanized iron.

This document transcribed in October of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston

Minutes from November 30, 1891

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  • City Scavengers must dump all watery matter into manholes using proper chutes from their carts into the manholes
  • The City to apply to the Government (of BC) to use English Bay between Gilford and Bidwell Streets for bathing purposes, and to build bath houses and other “bathing conveniences”
  • Mssrs Smith and Kidd allowed to use a steam saw mill for cutting wood on lanes of the city

This document transcribed in October of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Martha Hazevoet

Minutes from November 23, 1891

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  • Chairman of Market Committee empowered to find out what it will cost to deaden sounds from the basement of the Market Hall and report
  • Evans Coleman and Evans to supply to the city garbage-burning facility one scow load of coal at $2.20 per ton delivered
  • Duncan McRae hired to build a 12′ x 16′ shelter for Lepers on Darcy Island
  • Additional applications for Police Magistrate invited, deadline Nov 30 at 4 pm

This document was transcribed in December of 2016 Transcribimus volunteer Bronwyn Cripps

Minutes from Special Meeting November 18, 1891

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  • Special Meeting held to appoint a Police Magistrate at a salary $125 per month
  • A. Williams was unanimously selected

This document transcribed in June 0f 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Bronwyn Cripps

Minutes from November 16, 1891

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• W.J. Hogg wrote to request that the Sunday Closing By-Law be enforced
• D.J. McLean awarded contract for supplying waterproof overcoats for the police force at a cost of $9.00 each
• License Inspector authorized to purchase dog tags for next year’s use
• A facility for lepers to be built by Vancouver on Darcy Island and maintained at 5/7 of the total cost by Victoria and 2/7 by Vancouver

This document was transcribed by  Transcribimus volunteer Linda Evans

Minutes from Special Meeting November 13, 1891

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  • Special meeting was held to empower the Mayor and selected aldermen to meet with a delegation from Victoria council on the next day
  • Reason for meeting with Victoria was to agree on expenses to care for Chinese lepers

This document transcribed in June 0f 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Martha Hazevoet

Minutes from November 9, 1891

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  • City Market hall rented for a Temperance lecture for the sum of $10
  • City Hall to be re-insured for $5,000 over 3 years at a premium of $400
  • All correspondence between the City, the Dominion Government and the C.P.R. regarding the leper cases to be published

This document transcribed in July 0f 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Martha Hazevoet

Minutes from November 2, 1891

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  • $225 to be paid to A. Larwill for guarding lepers.  Guard to be withdrawn and Mr Abbot of the CPR be notified
  • Police Officers allowed to receive rewards offered outside the City Limits for arrest of criminals and deserters for Her Majesty’s ships
  • Final price for City’s purchase of Water Works was $452,530

This document transcribed in September of 2016 by by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston

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