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Albion Iron Works Company

  • 368
  • Corporate body

Albion Iron Works was founded in Victoria on May 4, 1863 by Joseph Spratt.Early directors included Robert Dunsmuir, R.P. Rithet, Robert Ward, and Joseph Trutch. The company was reorganized in 1882 with James Dunsmuir as president. The company was reincorporated in 1904 and dissolved in 1928. Albion Iron Works was the predecessor to the Victoria Machinery Company Depot Limited.

Alcan Canada Products

  • 16088
  • Corporate body

Name changed from Aluminum Company of Canada in 1971; however, some documents continue to bear the name Aluminum Company of Canada. A subsidiary of the holding company Aluminium Limited (founded 1928) which changed its name in 1966 to Alcan Aluminium Limited. This is the company which controls all operations outside the United States; in the U.S., it is called Aluminum Company of America. Documents by this body are found under the name used at the time of their creation.

Alcohol Research Council

  • 369
  • Corporate body

In 1915, the British Columbia Prohibition Association was formed in reaction to Premier McBride's decision to put the question of prohibition to the people. In 1933 the Association changed its name to the British Columbia Temperance League. In 1952, the Alcohol Research Council was formed to lobby against the sale of liquor by the glass. In 1952, the B.C. Temperance League and the Alcohol Research Council joined forces and became known as the B.C. Alcohol Research and Education Council.

Alcohol-Drug Education Service

  • 2688
  • Corporate body

In 1915, the British Columbia Prohibition Association was formed in reaction to Premier McBride's decision to put the question of prohibition to the people. In 1933 the Association changed its name to the British Columbia Temperance League. In 1952, the B.C. Temperance League and the Alcohol Research Council joined forces and became known as the B.C. Alcohol Research and Education Council. The council was iIncorporated July 30, 1959. The name was changed to the Alcohol-Drug Education Council on October 15 1970, and was changed again to the Alcohol-Drug Education Service on November 21, 1972.

Alexander, Allen

  • 370
  • Person

Allen Alexander was a miner in the Cariboo region of B.C.

Alexander, Austin John

  • 12610
  • Person
  • 1902?-1975

Austin J. Alexander was a North Vancouver resident who made amateur films in 1930s and was a member of the Vancouver Cine 8 Club.

Alexander, George J.

  • 11773
  • Person

George J. Alexander (1891-1980) served in the Provincial Dept. of Fisheries as Assistant Commissioner, and later Deputy Minister, from 1934 until his retirement in 1956. He was also an amateur photographer and filmmaker. Working from his home, he produced at least three completed films for the department, showing various aspects of the commercial salmon fishing industry in B.C. Prior to his public service appointment, Alexander was employed by the Canadian Fishing Company.

Alexander, Richard Henry, 1844-1915

  • 371
  • Person

Richard Henry Alexander was born in Scotland and travelled with the Overlanders to B.C. in 1862. He was the manager of the Hastings Sawmill and became active in civic affairs in Vancouver, B.C.

Alexandra Club

  • 2695
  • Corporate body

Founded ca. 1905 in Victoria.

Aleza Lake Experimental Station

  • 2697
  • Government
  • 1924-1963

The Aleza Lake Forest, 50 km northeast of Prince George, was reserved in 1924 as an experimental area. Construction of buildings for the experimental forestry station began in 1925, and the station operated until 1963.

Allen, George

  • 373
  • Person

George Allen was a photographer in Vancouver, B.C.

Allen, James Dennis

  • 16237
  • Person
  • [18--] - 1966

Allen operated as a photographer in the Hazelton area in around 1908, but moved to Prince Rupert where he operated from between 1909 to 1914. In 1910, he had a brief partnership and operated the firm Mineard and Allen.

Allen died in Saanich, B.C. in 1966.

Allied Indian Tribes of British Columbia

  • 2709
  • Corporate body
  • 1916-[1927?]

The Allied Indian Tribes of British Columbia formed in June 1916 at a conference held in Vancouver, which consisted of the Nisga'a Tribe, Interior Tribes, and the Indian Rights Association. Prior to this conference, in February 1915, a meeting was held at Spences Bridge at which point the Interior Tribes of British Columbia became allied with the Nisga'a Tribe in support of the Nisga'a Land's Committee's 1913 Petition to His Majesty's Privy Council. At the 1916 Vancouver conference, the Indian Rights Association also committed to co-operation with the Nisga'a and Interior Tribes and there was consensus to reject the Federal Government's terms presented in a 1914 Order-in-Council (P.C. 0751-1914).

A provisional committee was formed in 1916 in Vancouver, and the first general meeting of the Allied Tribes was held at Vancouver and Spences Bridige in June 1919, at which point a permanent executive committee was formed. Arthur O'Meara served as general counsel for the Allied Tribes, and had previously acted as counsel for the Nisga'a (including during the 1913 Petition).

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