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CHEK TV fonds

  • PR-1781
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1980

The fonds consists of selected footage of CHEK-TV's film library and news footage pertaining to Victoria and Vancouver Island events. Includes news line-up sheets.

CHEK (Television Station : Victoria, B.C.)

The opening ceremonies -- Expo 86

Special event coverage. Live broadcast of opening day at Expo 86, including royal guests, spectacular at BC Place, daytime fireworks, and fly past by the Snowbirds.

The trees are brown

Promotional film. A positive look at chemical spray programs, documenting the successful 1976 control program directed against Douglas Fir Tussock Moth caterpillars in the Kamloops/North Thompson area.

[Ainslie Helmcken -- City of Victoria archivist -- reel 1/part 1]

News item. In a four-part interview, archivist Ainslie Helmcken reviews events at Victoria City Hall in the 19th century. In part 1, Mr. Helmcken describes the incorporation of the City of Victoria (1862) and the establishment of the first city c...

[Ainslie Helmcken -- City of Victoria archivist -- reel 2/part 2]

News item. In a four-part interview, archivist Ainslie Helmcken reviews events at Victoria City Hall in the 19th century. In part 2, Mr. Helmcken describes how the sherrif was instructed to seize all assets of Victoria City Council for non-paymen...

[Ainslie Helmcken -- City of Victoria archivist -- reel 3/part 3]

News item. In a four-part interview, archivist Ainslie Helmcken reviews events at Victoria City Hall in the 19th century. In part 3, Mr. Helmcken explains how the first councils were organized as the new city hall was being completed in the latte...

[Ainslie Helmcken -- City of Victoria archivist -- reel 4/part 4]

News item. In a four-part interview, archivist Ainslie Helmcken reviews events at Victoria City Hall in the 19th century. In part 4, Mr. Helmcken talks about the construction of the City Hall's final addition, and the clock tower. The clock...

Helmcken, Ainslie J., 1900-1987

[Air ambulance feature]

News item. Shows operation of B.C.'s jet air ambulance service in conjunction with ground ambulance services.

[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 pro...

[All-Sooke Day]

News item. Excellent footage of some of the main events. Background sound only.

[Anacortes ferry]

News item. Includes aerial shots which show the ferry on its run through the San Juan Islands. Some commentary by Washington State Ferries spokesman.

[Another Crystal scheme]

News item. Good interior shots of the Crystal Garden before any restoration work had been started. No sound.

[Archaeological dig]

News item. An archaeological dig on a 2000-year-old Indian village site, which is being reconstructed by First Nations high school students. It is both a prehistoric and a historic site. Archaeological spokesman explains how artifacts found on t...

[Art gallery expands]

News item. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is proceeding with $900,000 expansion, which will provide 50 percent more exhibition space, storage space and work shops. Funding provided by National Museums Corporation, the BC Recreational Facili...

[B.C. Ferry strike]

News item. B.C. Ferry workers have been without a contract since 01-July-1975. Union spokesman says that the problem is getting the BC Ferries management board back to the bargaining table. He singles out Dan Gallagher who has apparently been to...

[B.C. Legislature]

News item. Footage shows B.C. Legislature in full session. Sound is poor (except for the desk slapping by the MLAs), photography is on the dark side but still acceptable for available light situation.

[B.C. Parks sign and maintenance shop in Colwood]

News item. Examples of BC Parks signs are shown on site at Goldstream, Bamberton, Koksilah and a B.C. Forest Service nursery. Footage shows worker carving letters for a wooden sign at the BC Parks sign and maintenance shop in Colwood. Shop manag...

[B.C., Ottawa -- coal]

News item. Present to sign BC's North East Coal Fields Agreement, to provide BC develoment with federal government assistance are: Otto Land, Federal Minister of Energy and Mines; BC Premier Bill Bennett; Jim Chabot, BC's Minister of Mi...

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