Floods--British Columbia



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Action on the Columbia

The item is a composite print of an industrial film made around 1964. It shows the construction of the Mica, Duncan and Arrow Dams in the Columbia River basin. Some of the communities in the project area are shown and the problems and benefits are discussed. There is footage of Revelstoke and Trail-Kaslo area, flooding of the Columbia near Trail and aerial views of area communities. There is also footage of the 1964 ratification of the Columbia River Treaty at the International Peace Arch, with US President Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Pearson and BC Premier Bennett.

Acton Kilby interview : [Hesse, 1973]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Acton Kilby of Harrison Mills : Early settlers on the Fraser RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Train noises. Acton Kilby is heard pointing out old tools, clothes and furniture at Harrison Mills Store. He discusses how he came to Harrison Mills. TRACK 2: Acton Kilby talks about life along the Fraser at the turn of the century, and since, including railroads, sternwheelers, and the floods of 1894 and 1948. Mrs. Acton Kilby also speaks. Footsteps and dogs barking. More train sounds.

Alexander Harris, Eugene Petersen and Hal Wright : [Sandon interviews]

CALL NUMBER: T1147:0002 [and T2744:0001]
RECORDED: Sandon (B.C.), 1972
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: (1) ALEXANDER (SANDY) HARRIS of New Denver discusses the town of Sandon. His father came to Sandon in 1897 to mine silver/lead. Harris discusses the area's geology; Eli Carpenter, who pioneered mining in the area; and a dispute between Carpenter and his partner, Jack Seaton. He discusses the geography around Sandon; life there after the First World War; a murder; the town's organization; and why Sandon was abandoned in 1955, after a flood. There was no gold at Sandon, but there was a boom in mining silver and lead there. He discusses Gene Peterson, the only resident of Sandon as of 1972. Harris claims that organized ice hockey originated there in 1904.
TRACK 2: Mr. Harris discusses the Japanese people who lived in Sandon. During World War II, there was a heavy demand for the mine's resources. The government's role in moving the Japanese to the Slocan, and the character of the Japanese. After the war, the Japanese were moved east by the government. He discusses the effects of the 1955 flood. He discusses his life in the area; he eventually became the owner of the New Denver water works and power plant. The Sandon hydro plant was built in 1898 by Johnny Harris, a major contributor to the town's development. He describes the layout of Sandon, including its opera house and entertainments. (2) EUGENE (GENE) PETERSEN is interviewed. Peterson is one of the few people still living in Sandon. He discusses the other people who live there; the population of 5000 who lived there in the late 1800s; a fire which caused the town to be rebuilt; Sandon's founding in 1892, and the staking rush shortly thereafter. He discusses his father (who came from Norway to Sandon in 1923) and describes life in Sandon in the 1920s. He recalls the town being well organized, but with no highway connection; its dependence on the railway; the orderly conduct of its residents; and the local prostitutes, known for helping out miners who were broke. [Interview continued on next tape.]

CALL NUMBER: T1147:0001 [and T2744:0002]
RECORDED: Sandon (B.C.), 1972
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: EUGENE PETERSEN recalls the history of Sandon through various mining booms, up until its present condition as a ghost town. He discusses the 1929 murder of miner Sigvald Myklebost [Petersen says "1927"]; the killer was never convicted. An anecdote about how little law-breaking there was in Sandon. The “exodus” started during the depression in the 1930s. In the 1940s there were only 40 people. There was a slight increase in population in the 1950s, when 700 people lived in the town. The town emptied out again in the fall of 1953, when the population went down to 100. The flood of June 1955, in which half of the town was destroyed. The local power plant, built in 1896. He discusses what would be involved in the preservation of Sandon. He describes the silver-lead ore found at Sandon. Petersen still finds ore in the area, but it is not a big money maker. He plans on staying in Sandon until he works out his mining claim. (4) HAL WRIGHT, formerly of Saltspring Island, discusses his efforts to establish a museum at Sandon in the summer of 1972, working under an OFY grant. The museum displays local relics, along with photographs he acquired from the BC Archives. Wright is staying in Sandon through the winter. He plans on working for a carpenter and finishing school by correspondence. (5) EUGENE PETERSEN then discusses ghosts in the town. One of the remaining houses caught on fire, and he heard knocking on his door; no one was there, but there was a fire down the street.
[TRACK 2 is described separately; see AAAB1272.]

Alfred Hawkins interview

CALL NUMBER: T0712:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-04-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Hawkins recounts the arrival of his father [Albert Hawkins] in BC with the Royal Engineers in 1859; settlement in Matsqui with a crown and military grant; stories about Judge Begbie; the family farm; other incidents; wild animals; early settlers C.B. Sword, Maclure, Lehman, McCullum, Cruickshank, Nicholson and Merryfield; his father's adventures; the 1894 flood; the Maclure family.; TRACK 2: Mr. Hawkins continues with his recollections of the Maclure family; other settlers; Matsqui dykes and dams; floods; settlement of Matsqui; the BC Electric Railway; descriptions and stories; about the sternwheelers on the river; anecdotes about the post office.

CALL NUMBER: T0712:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-04-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Hawkins continues with stories about local characters, socials, life on the farm, picnics, amateur theatricals; and an anecdote about Vancouver Island. [TRACK 2: blank.]

[Alice -- dikes]

News item. Footage shows damage to homes in Port Alice after heavy rains caused the river to rise. Diversion dikes are being constructed to try and keep water away from low-lying homes. Some good aerial shots from helicopter. Serious erosion problem.

Anna Normandeau and Theresa LeRoss interview

CALL NUMBER: T3121:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): French Canadians in Terrace, B.C. : The Desjardins PERIOD COVERED: 1921-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Anna Marie Normandeau and Theresa Marie LeRoss are sisters who shared the family name Desjardins before they were married. Anna was born in 1912, and Theresa in 1917, in Aubigny, Manitoba. Th;e sisters describe reason for coming to Terrace and preparing for the trip out west. Father worked for George Little. French-speaking community. Mr. LaPlante; Mr. Grenier; Mrs. Halliwell and others. Impressions of Terrace on arrival, 1921. Mother meets Mrs. Braun. Mother known as Flower Lady. Incident with the chickens. Mr. Young's cart. First home. Moved to Thornhill. Description of home in Thornhill. Fruit grown there. Food storage. Power and sewage facilities. Animals. Chores. Building of house on corner of Kalum and Loen by Mr. Cote. TRACK 2: Description of house and yard. Planting vegetables and fruits. Water facilities. Bathing and washing. Catholic Church. Crossing the Skeena River. School life. Games. Rhymes. School fairs. Other social activities. CALL NUMBER: T3121:0001 Track 2 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): French Canadians in Terrace, B.C. : The Desjardins PERIOD COVERED: 1921-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08-09 SUMMARY: Description of house and yard. Planting vegetables and fruits. Water facilities. Bathing and washing. Catholic Church. Crossing the Skeena River. School life. Games. Rhymes. School fares. Other social activities. CALL NUMBER: T3121:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): French Canadians in Terrace, B.C. : The Desjardins PERIOD COVERED: 1930-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: School life. Depression. Flood in 1936. Getting relief. Teenage social life. Other social gatherings. Hiking. Hot springs. TRACK 2: Hot springs. Coming of the military. Location of tent city. Impact of the military. Social life. Clothing in the early 1940s. Hairstyles. Effects of military on school life. Skeena Mutiny. Rationing. Threat of Japanese Invasion. Medical facilities during and before war. Medical treatments. Feelings towards the military, and amongst the military. Casualties in the military. Precautions taken against Japanese air attack. Feelings toward departure of military.

Arthur Parmiter interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Parmiter recounts coming to Ladner in 1874; his father's involvement in coal mining in the Queen Charlotte Islands; early Ladner; the family farm; other residents; early roads; transportation; early farming; Vancouver; cattle; growing oats and hay; Pemberton's farm; sloughs; canneries; Deas Cannery; Canoe Pass; recreation; floods; dykes; flood boxes; his work at the Standard Cannery on the Skeena River; fishing and farming in Ladner; winters; ice skating; roads; dances. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Battle of the Fraser : [parts 2, 3 & 4]

SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Documentary radio reports on the Fraser River flood and "Operation Overflow". Following end credits, an unidentified male announcer describes his experiences during flood control-relief actio;n, using recording equipment at CHWK Chilliwack. TRACK 2: Dorwin Baird reporting from Chilliwack, 1948-06-04, on flood conditions.;

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., October-November 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0063 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Sam Bawlf ; Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-12 SUMMARY: Bawlf and Bennett on new ferries; Bawlf on wolf control.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0064 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rafe Mair RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-18 SUMMARY: Rafe Mair on alcohol moderation programme.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0065 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-20 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett speaks to the 1978 Social Credit convention.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0066 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-03 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on Terrace emergency.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0067 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Grace McCarthy ; [Alex?] Fraser RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-06 SUMMARY: McCarthy and Fraser on Terrace floods.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0068 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Grace McCarthy (Capital Comment) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-11 SUMMARY: Audio recording of a television broadcast. Grace McCarthy calls Dianne Hartwick a "nice little girl' on the CHEK-TV program "Capital Comment".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0069 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hugh Curtis RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-17 SUMMARY: Hugh Curtis on federal budget, bus lines sales, regional district review.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0070 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-20 SUMMARY: Dave Barrett on the Royal Commission report on the British Columbia Railway.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0071 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-23 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on the Royal Commission report on the British Columbia Railway.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0072 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-02 SUMMARY: Premier Bennett on his return from a constitutional conference.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0073 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Vic Stephens RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-28 SUMMARY: Vic Stephens says that the British Columbia Railway should be sold.;

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