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Counterattack

The item is a video master of a promotional video, from around 1986. It outlines British Columbia's efforts to eliminate drinking drivers, including a list of the various penalties imposed on those convicted.

Deas Island tunnel

The item is a release print of a documentary film made 1957-1959. It shows the planning and construction of the Deas Island Tunnel, and its official opening in July 1959 by Queen Elizabeth. It was presented in co-operation with Foundation of Canada Engineering Corporation Ltd. and Christiani & Neilsen Canada Ltd.

Della Falls and vicinity : aerial views

The item is three reels of film out-takes from 1971. It contains aerial footage of the interior of Vancouver Island, especially Della Falls and vicinity, shot from a helicopter. The first two reels, shot when snow was on the ground, feature dramatic high-angle shots of mountain peaks, sheer cliffs, river gorges, the falls, water draining from a mountain-top snow field, a large lake, and large log booms; there is also a sequence showing the helicopter sitting on the snow while a man walks nearby. The third reel covers the same ground, but with no snow visible, and with the helicopter flying considerably lower over the rivers, etc. This footage may be out-takes from footage shot for the BC government travelogue "Island Eden."

Douglas Lake round-up

The item is a film reel of out takes from the 1970s. It contains extensive footage of cattle being rounded up and herded at the Douglas Lake Ranch. A very large herd is seen in both long shot and extreme close-up, often in falling snow. Several mounted cowboys escort the herd.

Drugs : public service announcement

The item consists of three reels of film elements that contain television commercials from 1971. Visuals comprise still photographs of drug pushers making their sales pitches. The voice-over tells us, "It's money that pushers are after -- not friends."

Echoes of gold

The item is a release print of a travelogue from 1966. The history and attractions of Barkerville are presented through the medium of a period stage show at the Theatre Royal. It is a shorter version of Barkerville or Bust, including highlights from the original and some additional footage.

Elk on Vancouver Island

The item is a film reel of a nature film from around 1967. Winter scenes of elk and moose on Vancouver Island; some zoom shots and aerial shots; dead deer or elk beside road. Shows elk being weighed and transported by helicopter.

Energy from the Peace : Site C

The item is a composite print of a documentary film from the 1970s. It is a description of the proposed Site C project on the Peace River, seven kilometers southwest of Fort St. John. The film shows how the waters of the Peace can be harnessed a third time to meet the energy needs of the province. It also discusses the impact of the proposed development and mitigation opportunities.

Expo 86 : Canada Pavilion

The item is a video master of a promotional film from 1985. It explains the role of the Canada Pavilion at Expo 86. It is a video version of a slide/tape presentation. See also "Full sail", which may be the same production.

Eyes west! -- to British Columbia

The item is a composite print of a promotional film from 1951. "In this film we quickly see B.C.'s industrial might unfold -- paper, cellulose, mining, oil pipeline, and finally highways and happier living." (BC Electric film catalogue, 1959)

Faces of a festival

The item is a composite print of a recreational film from 1972. It contains coverage of first annual Festival of sports, May 16 to June 1, 1970. It is primarily a montage of shots narrated by a young boy. It is a short version of "A face in the crowd."

Ferry liners north

The item is an answer print of a travelogue, made 196 7 to 1969. It shows a voyage down the Inside Passage from Prince Rupert to Kelsey Bay on the "Queen of Prince Rupert", provides a framework to highlight Barkerville, the Skeena, Alaska, Vancouver Island and Victoria. Includes scenes of the White Pass and Yukon railway. The original elements were probably re-cut to make "Highways to splendor".

Forward : out-takes

The item consists of four reels of film out-takes, made from 1954 to 1955. They contain footage shot for a film on the importance of British Columbia's secondary industries. The activities shown in the completed film included the manufacture of tissue paper, wire rope, pipe, tin cans, plastic bags, lighting fixtures, electric signs, power saws, broom handles, galvanized pails, ceramics, clothing, drill bits, and plasterboard; food canning; sugar refining; hydro-electric power developments; electronics; television (CBC studio); motion picture production and film processing and construction.

Funfest '80

The item is a U-Matic video of a promotional film from 1980. In it, the Tourism ministry promotes participation in the annual "theme" celebrations, such as 1980's "funfest". It is a video version of a slide/tape presentation.

Gliding and ghost town footage

The item is a film reel of unedited footage from ca. 1971 to 1973. It contains extensive footage shot from and of gliders, probably in the Fraser Valley near Hope. Includes a hundred-foot segment that probably shows the remnants of the abandoned settlement of Walhachin. The ghost town footage included in this reel resembles the brief "Walhachin" sequence in the travelogue "Mirrors to the Sun", so this reel probably consists of footage shot for that film.

Good times '79

The item is a composite print of a promotional film from ca. 1979, incorporating motion picture footage and slide/tape presentation. It features the Hon. Grace McCarthy, Minister.

Guide to a salmon

The item is a composite print of a recreational film from 1970. In it, Hollywood stars Glenn Ford and Harve Presnell take a salmon fishing vacation at Campbell River, accompanied by Peter Ford and Mrs. Presnell.

Guide to a salmon :out-takes

The item consists of three reels of film out-takes, from 1968 to 1970. In it, Hollywood stars Glenn Ford and Harve Presnell take a salmon fishing vacation at Campbell River, accompanied by Peter Ford and Mrs. Presnell.

Gulf Islands

The item is a reel of original film footage from 1963. It shows scenery on and around the Gulf Islands; views from the sea; passing ferries; visitors from high land; aerial views of island and Tsawwassen ferry terminal.

Heli-skiing

The item is a composite print of a recreational film made probably in the 1970s. It shows helicopter skiing in eastern BC, featuring: Jim Spelling, Corkey Fowler, Steve Mahre, Jan Davis, Hans Gmoser, Dick Meirowitz, Charlie McWilliams, Paul MacCaskill, Phil Mahre, B.B. Miller, Betsy Barrymore, Colani Bezzola. Canadian Mountain Holidays (Banff)

Here to share

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film made in 1981-1982. It features the scenery and attractions of the West Kootenay region: Crowsnest Pass, the Kootenay Lake ferry, boating, fishing, the Glass House, Nakusp or Ainsworth hot springs, the retired sternwheeler S.S. "Moyie", golfing, Nelson curling bonspiel, caving, rodeo, spawning salmon, the Doukhobors, Fruitvale international dog show, miner's museum and Golden City Days Festival at Rossland, Wildlife Centre & Bird Sanctuary at Creston, hiking and skiing in the Valhalla Range. Other locales include Castlegar, Christina Lake, Grand Forks and Trail.

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