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Yates, James Stuart

  • 38446
  • Family
  • 1857-1950

James Stuart Yates was born in Victoria in 1857 to James Yates and Mary Powell. He married Annie Austin in 1890. J.S. Yates worked as a lawyer. He died in Victoria in 1950.

Yee Lun Ark Kee Ltd.

  • 2627
  • Corporate body

Yee Lun Ark Ltd. was an importing firm based in Victoria, B.C.

Yep Sing and Company

  • 2628
  • Corporate body

Yep Sing and Company was a mining firm based at McDame, B.C.

Yoho National Park

  • 10176
  • Corporate body

Yoho National Park is located near Field. It was established in 1886, and the name is derived from a Cree expression for awe or wonder. The park currently encompasses 1,310 square kilometres on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains and borders Banff National Park to the east and Kootenay National Park to the south. It includes one of Canada’s highest water falls, Takakkaw Falls.

Yoho is the site of one of the world’s most important fossil finds, the Burgess Shale, which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1981. Contained within the shale are the fossilized remains of nearly 120 marine species dating back 515 million years. The contiguous peaks of Yoho, Banff, Jasper and Kootenay were declared a World Heritage site in 1984.

Young, Alfred Barringer

  • 38369
  • Person
  • 1908-1996

A.B. Young was born in Gosport, England in 1908. He was in the Royal Canadian Navy and died in Victoria, B.C. on December 12, 1996.

Young, E.L.

  • 38278
  • Person

E.L. (Ted) Young joined the B.C. Forest Service in 1948 as Junior Forester in the Vancouver area. During the following 32 years he served in Nelson, Prince George, Victoria and Williams Lake.

In 1972 he became Assistant Chief Forester and in 1974 was appointed Chief Forester. Young was Chief Forester from 1974-1978 and served as Deputy Minister in 1977.

Throughout 1974 Young served as a member of the special task force considering disposal of Crown timber, contributing to the first report of the Task Force on Crown Timber Disposal in February 1974 entitled Crown Charges for Early Timber Rights: Royalties and Other Levies for Harvesting Rights on Timber Leases, Licenses and Berths in British Columbia.

Young was married to Victoria artist Lila Young and had two children.

Young, Henry Esson

  • 2629
  • Person
  • 1867-1939

Henry Esson Young was born in English River, Quebec, on Febraury 24, 1867, the son of Rev. Alexander Young of Rosshire, Scotland, and Ellen (McBain) Young of La Guerre, Quebec. He was educated at McGill University where he received his medical degree in 1888. He moved to Atlin, B.C., where he practiced medicine from 1901 to 1903. In 1903 he was elected MLA to the B.C. Legislature and in 1907 was appointed Minister of Education and Provincial Secretary. He played a prominent role in the establishment of the University of British Columbia in 1908.

In 1915, he was appointed Secretary of the Provincial Board of Health, a position he held until his death. During this time he played an influential role in the establishment of Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam (also known as Essondale Hospital).

Young died in Victoria in 1939.

Young, Walter Douglas, 1933-1984

  • 10193
  • Person
  • 1933-1984

Walter D. Young was born June 27, 1933 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Young was appointed a Commissioner of the Legal Services Commission by Order-in-council 2649, and his appointment took effect September 1975. In December 1974, the Justice Development Commission's Delivery of Legal Services Project presented its report (the Leask Report) which recommended the creation of a legal service commission.

The Legal Services Commission Act (B.C. Statutes, 1975, c. 36) was proclaimed on 14 August 1975, and the Commission commenced operations on 1 September, with its stated object and purpose "to see that legal services are effectively provided to, and readily obtainable by, the people of British Columbia, with special emphasis on those people to whom those services are not presently available for financial or other reasons." The Commission was established as a Crown Corporation, exempt from the Public Service Act, and its commissioners could hold office for two years. Walter Young tendered his resignation and his appointment as commissioner was rescinded 1 January 1977.

Young died in Victoria on March 11, 1984.

Young, William Alexander George, Sir, 1827-1885

  • 2631
  • Person
  • 1827-1885

W.A.G. Young arrived in the Colony of Vancouver Island in 1857 as the secretary to the commission determining the Northwest Boundary. In 1859, he was appointed the Colonial Secretary for British Columbia and Acting Colonial Secretary for Vancouver Island. He continued in that position after the two colonies were united in 1866 and remained as Colonial Secretary until 1869 when he returned to England.

Zanadvoraff (family)

  • 2633
  • Family

Victor A. Zanadvoraff (1902-1981) was an engineer on the Jordan River hydroelectric project on Vancouver Island.

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