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British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority films
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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...

Airborne garbage

The item is a release print of a documentary film made by Fortune Films Ltd., ca. 1957. It describes the growing menace of air pollution as a result of industrial growth and urban development in BC. Animated cartoons reveal the historical roots o...

Alternative energy

The item is a composite print of an industrial film made in 1974. It depicts the B.C. Alternative Energy Show at the 1974 Pacific National Exhibition. Excerpts from the public seminars are shown, along with scenes of exhibits, displays and demons...

Arrow newsclip

The item is a negative reel of an industrial film from 1965. It shows the construction at the Arrow dam site, September 1965. There are also aerial views, heavy equipment, dredging and barge dumping fill in lake, etc.

Ash River and Port Alberni

The item is a film print of unedited footage from around 1958. It contains winter scenes with heavy equipment at work, surveying, plowing snow, office interior, power plant, substation exteriors, etc. and tunnel or penstock construction at Ash Ri...

At your finger tip

The item is a release print of an industrial film made by Crawley Films Ltd. for the Canadian Electrical Association in 1961. The film depicts a cross-country look at the major installations comprising Canada's electrical industry. It shows ...

B.C. '78

The item is a release print of a promotional film from 1978. It is a revised version of British Columbia Today (1976). This version is shorter, and includes updated narration, some new footage of Hydro projects, and no direct reference to Americ...

B.C. Hydro film productions

The sub-series consists of film produced by or the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority during the years 1961-1984. The films document the construction of major dams and hydro-electric plants at Arrow Lake, Duncan Lake and Mica Creek in the ...

B.C. today

The item is a workprint of a promotional film from 1981. It is a revised/updated version of British Columbia Today (1976). It includes footage of Hat Creek, the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, Kootenay Canal, and the Mica and Seven Mile projects.

Behind the switch

The item is a composite print of an educational film made in 1958. It shows how hydroelectric power is harnessed and distributed to homes and industry. Shows dam and powerhouse sites, the maintenance of power lines, and the various users of elect...

Biomass prospects

The item is an answer print of an industrial film from 1979. It shows the creation of electrical energy from garbage or forest wastes and gas from fermentation. A fascinating study of the possibilities available to us in the conversion of biomas...

Bridge River

The item is a composite print of an industrial film made between ca. 1945 and 1948. It shows the first phase of the Bridge River Project including construction of the Bridge River diversion dam, Seton Lake powerhouse, penstock on Mission Mountain,...

Bridge River unit no. 4

The item is an Industrial film on a colour print made in the early 1950s. It contains footage of the construction of the fourth penstock down Mission Mountain, to drive generator no. 4 at Seton powerhouse of the Bridge River project.

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