Series GR-0680 - Commission on Dyking, Drainage and Irrigation (1946)

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Commission on Dyking, Drainage and Irrigation (1946)

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    British Columbia. Commission on Dyking, Drainage and Irrigation (1946)

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Appointed by Order-in-Council no. 1002, May 10, 1946. Commissioner: Frederick Moore Clement. Report December 24, 1946. The Commission inquired into irrigation and dyking districts, especially to determine how much they each could pay annually in respect to their "indebtedness" to the Province.

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Transcripts of proceedings, exhibits and correspondence. Dyking, Drainage and Irrigation Inquiry List of Witnesses Hearings at Pitt Meadows Municipal hall, Pitt Meadows, B.C., 9:30 am Standard Time, July 9, 1946. Hearings in Rutland Community Hall, Rutland, July 29, 1946 (SEE ALSO EXHIBITS 21OS.2324) 80.Copy of letter Dec. 14, 1944, from Mr. H. A. Howard, General Manager, the Trusts and Guarantee Co. Ltd., Calgary, Alta., to Winfield & Okanagan Centre Irrigation District. 80A.Letter Aug. 1, 1946, H. A. Horard to Commission on Dyking, Drainage & Irrigation; copy of Standard Water Agreement between Okanagan Centre Irrigation and Power Co. ltd. and water user. 80B Okanagan Valley land Co., Orchard Returns for period 1936 to 1945. Hearings in Rutland Community Hall, Rutland, July 29, 1946 (see also Exhibits Nos.7579A) 81. Statements of Costs of Operation, submitted by Mr. Felix Casorso on behalf of Kabel Singh, and N's. Art Ackerman. 82. Budget of Black Mountain Irrigation District for the Fiscal Year , February 28, 1946 to February 28, 1947. Hearings at Community Hall, Westbank, B.C., July 30, 1946. WESTBANK IRRIGATION DISTRICT 83. Brief presented by Mr. E. C. Paynter on behalf ct the Westbank Irrigation. District, July 30, 1946. 83A. Schedule of Estimated Cost of Renewals for Westbank Irrigation District, 1942 to 1962; Schedule for Estimated Cost of New Work and Renewals 1946 to 1956. 84. Copy of letter April 15, 1944, E. Davis to E. C. Paynter, Secretary, Westbank Irrigation District: 85. Copy of letter May 28, 1938, J. C. MacDonald to H. 0. Paynter, Secretary, Westbank Irrigation District, re 1938 Arrangement. 85A. Copy of letter April 19, 1938, J. C. MacDonald to H. 0. Paynter, re 1938 Arrangement. Copy of Bylaw No. 131, July 8, 1938. 85B. Copy of Letter April 24, 1939, E. Davis to Westbank Irrigation District. 85C. Copy of letter May 14, 1945, E. Davis to E. C. Paynter. 85D. Copy of letter April 5, 1946, E. Davis to E. C. Paynter. 85E.Letter August 5, 1946, E. C. Paynter to Dean F. M. Clement, Commissioner. Hearings at Municipal Hall, Penticton, July 31, 1946. CORPORATION OF THE DISTRICT OF PFlIT10TOll 86. Brief presented by Yr. J. Pl. Johnson on behalf of the Corporation of the District of Penticton, dated May 29, 1946; Annual Report & Financial Statement for year ended Dec. 31, 1945. Hearings at Irrigation District Office, Naramata, B.C., July 31, 1946 at 9:00 p.m. 87. Brief presented by Mr. T A. Floods on behalf of Naramata Irrigation District, July 31, 1946. 87A. Copy of letter October 25, 1939, Comptroller of Water Rights to G. Weaver, Secretary, Naramata Irrigation District. 88. Raramata Irrigation District 26th Annual Statement of Receipts and Expenditures and Balance Sheet for the year ending February 15, 1946. 89. Estimates of Fruit Crop Prospects, 1946, for Naramata District, prepared by Horticultural Branch, Department of Agriculture. Hearings at Municipal Hall, Peachland, August 1, 1946. PEACHLAND IRRIGATION DISTRICT 90.Brief presented by b"x. 0. h. Haker on behalf of Peachland Irrigation District, July 31, .1946. 91.Copy of calculation for 1938 Formula prepared by Department of Lands re Peachland Irrigation District, July 21, 1938. 92.Copy of Peachland Irrigation District Renewal Reserve Estimates, 1938 to 1962, prepared by Department of Lands, May 26, 1939. 92A.Copy of letter May 26, 1939, E. Davis to H. MacNeill, Peachland Irrigation District. Hearings at Community Hall, Okanagan Falls, August 1, 1946. 0'":d:'JAI: FALLS IRRIGATION DISTRICT 93.Brief submitted by Major D. r7. Hodsdon, Receiver, on behalf of Okanagan Falls Irrigation District, July 31, 1946; Balance Sheet of Okanagan Falls Irrig6tion District as at July 31, 1946. Record of Exhibits 25 Hearings at Community Hall, Cawston, B.C., August 2, 1946. CK4ST0id IhRIGATIOII DISTRICT 94. Brief submitted by Mr. J. Pr. Lesris on behalf of Carston Irrigation District, August 2, 1946. 95. Financial Statements for Cawston Irrigation District for years ending January 15, 1945 and January 15, 1946; Pro Forma Statement for period January 16, 1946 to March 12, 1946. 95A. Copy of letter Sept. 13, 1937, Cawston Irrigation District Secretary to the Minister of Lands, Hon. A. Wells Gray. 95B. Copy of OrderinCouncil No. 252, March 1, 1943. 95C. Copy of Schedule of Estimated Cost of Renewals, Cawston Irrigation District, 1943 to 1956, prepared by Department of Lands. hecord of Exhibits 26 Hearings at Community Hall, Keremeos, August 2, 1946, 7:30 p.m. KEREP.T&S IRRIGATI0i1 DISTRICT 96.Brief presented by Mr. L. S. Coleman on behalf of the Trustees of the Keremeos Irrigation District, August 2, 1946. 97.Annual Statement of Operating Account and Balance Sheet of Keremeos Irrigation District for the Year ended February 28, 1946. Year ended February 28, 1946. 98.Instructions to the Trustees of the Keremeos Irriga tion District for the year 1938, from J. C. MacDonald, re 1938 arrangement. 98A.Copy of letter Jan. 22, 1945, E. Davis to Keremeos Irrigation District and Calculation for Repayments to Conservation Fund, Jan. 22, 1945; copy of corrected calculation showing change in Revenue producing Acreage. 98B.Copy of letter February 7, 1946, E. Davis to L. S. Coleman, Secretary, Keremeos Irrigation District. 99.Table of Taxes and Tolls Levied from 1936 to 1946 by the Keremeos Irrigation District. 99A.Estimates of Fruit Crop Prospects, Keremeos and Cawston Districts, 1946, prepared by Horticultural Branch, Department of Agriculture. Record of Exhibits 27 Hearings at Robson Hall, Robson, B.C., August 6, 1946. ROBSGN IRRIGATION DISTRICT 100. Brief presented by Mr. R. '4. Oborne on behalf of the Robson Irrigation District, August 6, 1946. 101.Copies of letters April 19, 1938 and April 20, 1938, J. C. NacDonald to C. E. Tutt, Secretary, Robson Irrigation District. 102.Copy of letter Feb. 19, 1946, C. E. Tutt to E. Davis; February 23, 1946, E. Davis to Secretary, Robson Irrigation District; Eiarch 5, 1946, C. E. Tutt to E. Davis re additional payments. 103. Statements of Assets & Liabilities for Year ending March 15, 1946, Robson Irrigation District. 104. Robson Irrigation District ByLaws Nos. 54 and 56, 1946, re Irrigation Levy and Domestic WaterToll. 105. Copy of Agreement between Robson Irrigation District and the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood of Brilliant, B.C., dated June 10, 1930, registered July 10, 1930. 106. Copy of Agreement between the land Settlement Board, Victoria, and the Robson Irrigation District, dated July 18, 1944. 107. Statement of cost of Repairing and Improving the Dam, 1931 to 1945, prepared by C. E. Tutt, August 6, 1946. 108. Fruit Crop Report, 1915, for ''lest Eootenay District, prepared by Department of Agriculture4 also Vegetable Crop Report and Packing House Report, 1945. Record of Exhibits 28 ROBSOil IRRIGATION DISTE10T (COiP.) 109. Orchard Survey of the Kootenay Horticultural District, 1930, 1935, 1940 and 1945, prepared by Horticultural Branch, Department of Agriculture, Victoria. 109A. Letter August 7, 1946, from R. Y7. Oborne to Dean F. b:. Clement, Commissioner, giving Farm Returns for crop year 1945. 109B. Statement of Farm Returns for period 1931 to 1946, from Duncan Carter. Hearings at Knights of Pythias Hall, Creston, B.C., Aug. 8, 194 6. WYNNDEL IRRIGATI0it DISTRICT 110. Brief submitted by Yx. A. Spencer on behalf of the Trustees of the Wynndel Irrigation District. 110A. Chart of Strawberry Production, 1928 to 1945. 111. Copy of letter re 1938 Arrangement, J. C. Mac Donald to Wynndel Irrigation District. 112. Financial Statement and Balance Sheet for Wynndel Irrigation District for 1945. Record of Exhibits 29 Hearings at Knights of Pythias Hall, Creston, August 8, 1946. EAST CRESTOi7 IRRIGATION DISTRICT 113. Brief submitted by Mr. Guy Constable on behalf of the Trustees of the East Creston Irrigation District, Au&ust 8, 1946. 113A. Letter from Guy Constable to Dean F. 11. Clement, Commissioner, Sept. 6, 1946, .supplementary to Exhibit 113. 114.Fruit Crop Report, 1945, Creston District preroared by Dept. of Agriculture, submitted by L C.Hunt, District Horticulturist, Nelson, B.C.; Vegetable Crop Report, 1945, Creston District; Packing House Survey, Creston Valley, 1945; Table of Tree Fruit Crops, Creston, 1930 to 1945, and Four Year Average, 1930 to 1945; Table of Vegetable Acreages, Creston District, 1933 to 1946. 115. Auditors' Report and Financial Statement for East Creston Irrigation District for year ending March 15, 1946. 116.Copy of letter April 13, 1938, J. C. Mac Donald to L. T. Leveque, Secretary, East Creston Irrigation District, re 1938 Arrangement. 116A. Statement made by Mr. Boffey re Grade A acreage in East Creston Irrigation District. (This statement made after the hearings had adjourned witness not sworn in.) Record of Exhibits 30 Hearings at City Hall, Vernon, B.C., July 19, 1946. SALMON ARM 117. Copy of Brief on Salmon Arm Irrigation Project presented to The Hon. E. T. Kenney, Minister of Lands, by the Salmon Arm Local of the B.C.F.G.A. this copy presented to Dean F. M. Clement at an informal hearing on July 19, 1946, by Mr. J. G. Campbell, R.R. 3, Salmon Arm, Secretary of the Irrigation Committee, Salmon Arm Local, B.C.F.G.A. GENERAL DATA 118.Copy of OrderinCouncil No. 751, June 5, 1933 (Lougheed Settlement). 119.Copy of OrderinCouncil No. 974, August 15, 1936 (re reduction in interest rate). 120.Summary of Statements re 1933 "Lougheed Settlement" and the 1938 Arrangement, made to Dean F. M. Clement by Major J. C. Mac Donald on August 20, 1946.

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