Air--Pollution--British Columbia

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Air quality studies

  • GR-3784
  • Series
  • 1964-1973

The series consists of records relating to various air quality studies in British Columbia. These records were created by the Environmental Laboratory and its predecessors, the Chemistry Laboratory and the Division of Laboratories of the British Columbia Health Service, for the purpose of pollution and dustfall monitoring in the air.
Included in the records are air monitoring data and analyses from various communities in B.C. These files include raw data from equipment readings, zoning maps, results, correspondence and a paper submission to the Air Pollution Control Association, project cost estimates, correspondence regarding appropriate and new procedures for scientific instruments and the analysis of air quality, documentation regarding site visits, photographs and graphs.

British Columbia. Environmental Laboratory

Airborne garbage

Documentary. The growing menace of air pollution as a result of industrial growth and urban development in BC. Animated cartoons reveal the historical roots of air pollution in Vancouver. Live-action footage includes general views of Vancouver, as well as various sources of air pollution -- smokestacks, sawmill waste burners, traffic, waste incinerators, etc. Efforts to regulate the problem are shown.

British Columbia's natural heritage

The item is a composite print of a documentary film from 1968. It shows the potential health hazards posed by environmental pollution in B.C., and the work of the Public Health Service and Pollution Control Board. Includes scenes documenting various sources of air and water pollution; sewage treatment; field testing of air, water, shellfish to determine health dangers, etc. Begins with a speech by Premier W.A.C. Bennett on the importance of keeping B.C. beautiful, despite the demands of progress.

British Columbia's natural heritage

Documentary. The potential health hazards posed by environmental pollution in B.C., and the work of the Public Health Service and Pollution Control Board. Includes scenes documenting various sources of air and water pollution; sewage treatment; field testing of air, water, shellfish to determine health dangers, etc. Begins with a speech by Premier W.A.C. Bennett on the importance of keeping B.C. beautiful, despite the demands of progress.

British Columbia's natural heritage : short version

The item is an educational film from 1968. It discusses the potential health hazards posed by environmental pollution in B.C., and the work of the Public Health Service and Pollution Control Board. Includes scenes documenting various sources of air and water pollution; sewage treatment; field testing of air, water, shellfish to determine health dangers, etc.

British Columbia's natural heritage : short version

Educational. The potential health hazards posed by environmental pollution in B.C., and the work of the Public Health Service and Pollution Control Board. Includes scenes documenting various sources of air and water pollution; sewage treatment; field testing of air, water, shellfish to determine health dangers, etc.

David McLennan interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early Cominco-Trail history PERIOD COVERED: 1916-1955 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Born in PEI in 1890; went to Seattle and worked as a plumber; came to Vancouver and went to Trail in 1916; worked in Rossland installing a heating plant; went to work at Ainsworth in the power plant for Number 1 Mine at Centre Star; came back to Trail. His impressions of Trail, including the wooden sidewalks; vegetation; the pollution caused by the smoke and what was done to prevent it; population and makeup of peoples; the production of acid for fertilizer ("Elephant Brand"); schools and quality; community and Trail holidays. Then went to Warfield; his first Impressions. TRACK 2: Employee/employer relations; brief mention of Tadanac; beginning of the union; working conditions and how they changed after the union; unionist Harvey Murphy; change in security during the Second World War, and problems associated with it; plant during the Second World War; women worked; various personalities, including S.G. Blaylock, George Murray, R.W. Diamond; safety precautions.

Edward and Eda Rowlands interview

CALL NUMBER: T3146:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early Cominco-Trail history PERIOD COVERED: 1914-1950 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Rowlands: Welsh birth; came to Canada in 1924. Engineer in Trail machine shop; Herb Clark; Cominco men as civic officers; work at Warfield; heavy water plant in Second World War; pollution and fertilizers. Depression hours and wage; first impressions of Trail; description of slag piles. Rory McLaren; Pat Sullivan; Trail hospital; pollution and health; early buildings in Trail; social; life; radio; involvement in sports; Pete McIntyre; Brown; Caledonian Days; Blaylock and George Williamson playing tennis; the company choir and its leader, Gwyllym John. TRACK 2: Population; flowers; and vegetation of early Trail; work he enjoyed. George Murray; J.J. Buchanan; R.W. Diamond; Blaylock. Work spirit in early days of the company. Mrs. Eda May Rowlands (nee Randell) speaks; she came to Trail from Nelson in 1914; father worked in carpenter shop at Cominco; Trail in 1914; natural settings; Trail Creek; pollution; the fire in the summer of 1917 or 1918; sand storms. She taught school in Annable, Kerr Creek, Wynndel and Trail Central schools. Italians as stone workers in Trail. Social life in Trail; early stores; Lloyd Crowe was the manager of the company store; holidays.;

CALL NUMBER: T3146:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early Cominco-Trail history PERIOD COVERED: 1914-1950 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Sports in Trail; the old arena; the town butcher, Steve Matobitch. Raising their family in Trail. The Eleanor Hotel. [TRACK 2: blank?];

Gardner S. Eldridge interview

CALL NUMBER: T3349:0001 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-04-26 SUMMARY: Gardner S. Eldridge discusses: his family and childhood years in Vancouver, 1890-1911; his early work as a metallurgist; method of producing cyanide gas developed by one of his former employees in a wood shed in Vancouver's West End; his testing business -- assayer, tester of concrete, inspector of TNT for B.C.; his Methodist upbringing ('whiskey cards" forbidden); innovations in connection with testing work for Britannia Mine; suggested new kind of fertilizer to increase wheat yield; development of his concrete admix, "Plasticrete".;

CALL NUMBER: T3349:0002 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-05-03 SUMMARY: More on Plasticrete. Moves business to Long Beach, California, 1958. Work on automobile emissions, and development of his complete fuel combustion device for cars. More on early days and family.;

Garvin Dezell interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Garvin Dezell describes the growth and expansion of Prince George including roads, railroads, industry, economy, population, municipal services, sawmills, pulp mills and pollution. Then; Mr. Dezell discusses his political career as mayor and offers some opinions. TRACK 2: Mr. Dezell continues discussing pulp mills, air and water pollution, Prince George as a centre for 100,000 people, population growth, highways and more opinions.

Henry and Marion Adie interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early Trail-Cominco history PERIOD COVERED: 1924-1940 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-08 SUMMARY: Mr. Adie was born in Waneta, BC; began work for Cominco in 1924 as an apprentice in the machine shop under Dave Gaverley, Herb Clark, Billy Morton and George Bumfry; Gaverley drowned in 1925. Relates; memories of driving ambulance for Cominco plant and for Trail; tells of accidents and lack of safety in early days; safety measures developed later. Discusses pollution in Trail; fumes; compensation paid; pollution covered outlying areas and into the U.S. Discusses sports; the hockey team; company good to employees, especially during the Depression; Trail a good place to live. Mrs. Adie was born in Glasgow; came to Trail in 1923; lived in Waneta first; worked as a bookkeeper for W.G. Rutledge in a dry goods store; married in 1929 in Nelson. Discusses commerce in Trail in the 1920s; Doukhobors; in the community; Peter Verigin killed by an explosion; market day; mentions the company store; various cultures mixed well. Mr. Adie ran the gear cutter in the machine shop; made Corvair engines during the war; discusses company planes, overtime work; during the Depression, Blaylock kept men on; metal bonus; discusses the coming of the union (C.I.O.), company union and workmen's committee; company built homes for employees; discusses worked conditions during the Depression. The Second World War: work; security; Italians; influx of Prairie people; women hired in plant. Discusses in depth the local social life; entertainment; music; choir; mix of cultures; Caledonian sports day.

James Martin interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early Cominco-Trail history PERIOD COVERED: 1912-[1948?] RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-08 SUMMARY: James Herbert Martin arrived in Canada in 1912 from England; worked on a farm in Fleming, Saskatchewan. Came to Trail in 1921, where he obtained a job in a labour gang with a Mr. A. Hector; worked eight hours a day, seven days a week. Worked as a switchman, then a motorman, and finally as a shift boss; know two aldermen of the city, Martin and Milliken. Trail was very dry and had numerous fires. The Depression was difficult for everyone, especially single men. Wartime was also difficult; women were brought into the plant to work; heavy water was produced at Warfield. The union organised by Harvey Murphy brought administrative difficulties, but better salaries; early concessions lost; pension plan improved. Because of pollution, the company had to continually replace fences throughout the town. Intermittent flooding of rivers. The flood of 1948 caused a crisis.

Miscellaneous film footage

The item consists of five reels of film footage including:

  1. Clayburn Plant, 1965, shots of signs, men inside a lab, man working with a scale, tour group as they watch the manufacturing of bricks: outs
  2. Bennett bonds, Interview with Premier W.A.C. Bennett about new issue of parity bonds. People assemble for a meeting where a man uses graph to show performance of parity bonds. Shots of audience. Premier Bennett addresses group. Audience files out and picks up printed matter: negative picture with optical sound
  3. Columbia Cellulose Ltd., logo: print and negative
  4. Pollution controversy, 1969, Hand picks up booklet titled "Coal and Clean Air in North Vancouver"; shots of Neptune Terminals coal-handling facilities, North Vancouver; interview with man: negative picture with optical sound
  5. Osaka trees Expo, 1968, Falling and hauling logs for the BC Pavilion at Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan. Shows scale model of pavilion: negative.

[Pollution & air pollution effects]

Television stock shots. Footage showing the effects of environmental pollution; monitoring equipment; spills; smoke stacks; clean-ups.

Records of the Provincial Health Officer

  • GR-3518
  • Series
  • 1984-1988, 1997-2010

The series consists of the records of the Provincial Health Officer from 1984-1988 and 1997-2010. These records are arranged into subseries for each Provincial Health Officer.

Subseries 1 is the records of H.M. Richards, Provincial Health Officer from approximately 1981 to 1993, though records only cover the dates 1984-1988. Richards had previously been the Assistant Deputy Minister, Preventative Services. Records may also be those of Ron de Burger the later, Assistant Deputy Minister, Preventative services and Robert Fisk, Acting Provincial Health Officer.

The majority of records relate to epidemiology, AIDS and tuberculosis. Records include correspondence, including letters from concerned members of the public and interest groups, draft and final copies of educational material and pamphlets, reference material, and reports.

Subseries 2 is the records of Dr. Perry Kendall, who served as the Provincial Health Officer from 1999-2018. The series consists largely of news releases, correspondence, annual reports, presentations, and notes dating from 1997 to 2010. The series includes records that address the health of the province’s aboriginal population, air quality, fall prevention for the elderly, infant mortality, teenage obesity and activity levels, teenagers’ sex education, and a provincial drug strategy. The series also consists of a VHS recording of Dr. Kendall at a December 15, 2004 press event, as well as a DVD and audio dubbing master for the short informative film “Step by Step : preventing falls among the elderly.”

The records in subseries 2 are arranged by project and were originally housed in file folders within expandable project folders. Files have been removed from the expandable folders due to over-stuffing, however, the first half of each file title reflects the title of the expandable file.

British Columbia. Provincial Health Officer

Robert Portman interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early Cominco-Trail history PERIOD COVERED: 1924-1964 RECORDED: Delta (B.C.), 1977-07 SUMMARY: Born in England; serviced planes during the First World War; arrived in Trail in 1924; worked as a machinist at the Cominco machine shop. Weather and pollution in Trail. Schools and population in 1924. Went to new Warfield plant; discussion of chemicals and fertilizers; mention of Mr. Varsueld, supervisor, and Herb Clark. [Served?] as an alderman in Rossland; social life while working in Trail; mention of Alec Hector and Joe Filippelli; details of shopping and conveniences in Trail; hospital and arena. Trail and the plant during the Depression, and during the Second World War; immigrants; women workers. Company spirit; hours and holidays at the plant; workmen's committee; union; safety conditions; more on Warfield; stories on Blaylock, Archibald and company airplanes; George Murray.

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