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To the ports of the world through Vancouver

The item consists of three reels of promotional film.
Reel one: Captain Vancouver's monument, entrance to Vancouver harbour, the Lions, ship approaching, Siwash Rock, boathouse at harbour entrance, freighter passing, view of ships, piers and buildings. HMS "Hood" and HMS "Repulse" in the harbour. Pan over downtown section of Vancouver. Making hemp rope in factory. Woman making woolen products on loom. Huge herd of cattle on a flat prairie. Stockyards. Tank car unloading oil. Mattresses being made. Plants along the waterfront. Apple trees in the Okanagan; apples being picked, packed and stored. Cars on the Pacific Highway. Bathers on a crowded beach. Cars and people entering Stanley Park. Mine and ore cars; concentrators; milling of ore. Trail smelter, ore cars and silver ingot.
Reel two: Coal cars in freight yard. Waterfall and powerhouse. Sports fishermen. Fishermen hauling in salmon-filled seine nets. Dumping herring into ship's hold. Man sitting astride giant tuna. Shots of mountain goat, white-tailed deer, mountain sheep, and giant brown bear (dead with hunter atop it). Trapper and dog team in front of cabin. Seals diving and swimming. Douglas firs being cut, felled, topped and yarded. Dumping logs from train at mill. Tug towing log raft. Sawing logs into lumber. Making furniture. Loading lumber onto ships. Three-masted whaler in harbour. New freighter tied up. Shot of original Vancouver wharf and new Ballantyne Pier. Cargo cranes. Loading cargo onto ships. Cars lined up on pier for shipping.
Reel three: Workers completing CPR pier at Vancouver; tug hauling a section. Passenger ship "Empress of Asia" arriving in port . . . Steam engine ploughing prairie. Men seeding from horseback. . . .Threshing wheat. Horses haul wheat to elevators. Freight train crossing prairie, then in the Rockies. . . Vancouver freight yards and grain elevators; one elevator being built. Waterfront with ships tied up. . . . Loading wheat into ship's hold. Freighter and passenger ship leaving harbour. . ." (Colin Browne)

Webster! : 1987-03-11

Public affairs. Jack Webster's popular weekday morning talk show. Guests and topics for this episode are: Jack investigates a proposed amendment to the Western Grain Transportation Act and potential ramifications with Don Garcia, president of the International Longshoremen's Union, and Henry Kancs, secretary treasurer for the Grain Workers Union. MP Walter McLean reports on the effects of international politics and South African apartheid on war-torn Mozambique and current conditions there. Jack gives an update on some buyers not being given title on purchased mobile homes.