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Webster! : 1987-02-27

Public affairs. Jack Webster's popular weekday morning talk show. Guests and topics for this episode are: Note: Part of segment three unrecoverable. Jack starts the show with Bob Williams, MLA and NDP Forestry Critic. They discuss Premier Vander Zalm’s honeymoon period; BC Hydro; NorthEast Coal; BC as a silviculture slum; conflicts of interest; privatization of the BC Liquor Control Board. Then, John L. Savage, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Delta alderman, talks to Jack about marketing boards and ethanol.

Agriculture today : reel 9, part 1

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following:
The federal Dept. of Agriculture research station at Summerland. Views of the site. Tree surgery. Immersing fruit bins. Peaches treated in laboratory. Cherry trees. Apple trees. Recording weather data. Tending trees. Laboratory, orchard, and greenhouse scenes.

Notes, correspondence and other material

Series consists of notes and correspondence re: history of B.C. agriculture, collected by Dr. John J. Woods, Director, Saanichton Research and Plant Quarantine Station; manuscript histories of early B.C. nurseries; also histories of provincial Department of Agriculture and B.C. Fairs Association.

Several letters from Vancouver archivist, Major J.S. Matthews included in general history files.

Canada. Dept. Of Agriculture. William Head Quarantine Station.

Annual reports for the William Head (B.C.) Quarantine Station from 1902 to 1932. As well as statistical operational data on the station, the reports often contain information of occurrences of communicable diseases on connecting shipping routes. Some correspondence is included concerning the isolation and treatment of leprosy in the province.

Canada. Department of Agriculture

CNR agricultural demonstration train

The item is a documentary film from 1930. It is a three-part film documenting the first agricultural demonstration train in B.C., sponsored by the CNR in conjunction with the Dominion and Provincial departments of Agriculture. The route followed was from Vancouver to the Okanagan, through the northern interior to Terrace, then back to Vancouver. The train left Vancouver on March 6, 1930 and returned on April 12,1930. "'Mr. H. Bowman, CNR Agricultural Representative for B.C., arranged 25 meetings with Farmer's Institutes. They showed their appreciation by turning out, men, women and children, 4,657 strong.'
Reel one: Kamloops, Tranquille Sanatorium. CNR Locomotive #2104, Lavington, Vernon, Armstrong, Falkland Station and gypsum mine, Birch Island, Foster Station, Mt. Robson, Croydon, McBride and Fort Fraser. At the stations, local residents gather about and wander through the train. Agriculture experts demonstrate various skills, chief among them seeming to be poultry killing and plucking, which is demonstrated in the open door of a freight car. Lots of school kids crowd around.
Reel two: Fort Fraser. Vanderhoof, poultry killing & plucking, Smithers, Telkwa, Houston, Hazelton, Woodstock, Skeena River seen from Cedarvale, Terrace, the terminus for the Agricultural train in the North. Many shots of staff and freight in the Terrace rail yards.
Reel three: Scenes between Fort Fraser and Vanderhoof, Vanderhoof and Prince George, Red Pass, snow plough in the mountains, Albreda Summit, Avola Station, train staff posing, Ashcroft, and staff members leaving the station after having disembarked in Chilliwack." (Colin Browne)

I.E. Cornwall fonds

  • PR-1326
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1930

The fonds consists of negatives of I.E. Cornwall depicting the Cornwall family. Includes photos of William Head, the Chinese Labour Corps en route to Europe, Cachalot whale factory and Kirby Creek..

Cornwall, I.E.

H. Rundle Nelson fonds

  • PR-0324
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1922

The fonds consists of H. Rundle Nelson's photographs of the William Head Quarantine Station. Includes photos of the arrival and temporary stay and departure of the Chinese Labour Corps en route to Europe.

Nelson, H. Rundle