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Mining recorder records

  • GR-0228
  • Series
  • 1898-1938

The series consists of records created by the Atlin Lake Mining Recorder between 1898 and 1938. It includes re-recorded claims, counterfoil books and records issued by order of the Bennett-Atlin Commission, 1899.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Mining Recorder. Atlin Lake

Provincial Secretary executive records

  • GR-0285
  • Series
  • 1959-1975

Correspondence from various members of the Royal family expressing gratitude for arrangements made for them during visits to B.C. (1959 to 1971), certificates, reports of various royal commissions and commissions of inquiry, and minutes of various...

Office of the Deputy Provincial Secretary

Public Inquiry Into Matters Concerning the Conduct of the Business of the City of Port Alberni (1950)

  • GR-0923
  • Series
  • 1950

The commissioner of this inquiry was Benjamin C. Bracewell, Deputy Minister and Inspector of Municipalities. This inquiry was convened under section 510 of the Municipal Act to determine if the municipal government of the city of Port Alberni was...

British Columbia. Public Inquiry Into Matters Concerning the Conduct of the Business of the City of Port Alberni (1950)

Public inquiry records

  • GR-2899
  • Series
  • 1974

A Public Inquiry, under section 728 of the Municipal Act, re the Corporation of the District of Surrey, Donald S. White, Esq., Commissioner: report of the Commissioner, January 28, 1974. The Commissioner was appointed by Order in Council 1586/73 ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Municipal Affairs

Records of mineral claims

  • GR-0229
  • Series
  • 1898

The file consists of records created by the Department of the Interior in 1898. The file contains mineral claims in the Atlin District of British Columbia recorded under Yukon mining regulations.

Canada. Department of the Interior

Records on the Pacific Great Eastern Railway

  • GR-0799
  • Series
  • 1914-1924

The commissioner, Justice of the County Court William A. Galliher, was appointed on 20 February 1924 in response to a resolution and subsequent petition to the Lieutenant Governor by delegates at a convention of the Provincial Party. The petition...

British Columbia. Commission on the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (1924)

Records relating to the 1988 Royal Commission on Education

  • GR-3641
  • Series
  • 1987-1991

The series consists of press releases, memos, correspondence, agendas, committee meeting minutes, speeches, cabinet submission records, draft reports, and implementation plans that were created by the Ministry of Education’s Policy and Planning Br...

British Columbia. Ministry of Education (1979-1996)

Records with regard to Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway belt lands

  • GR-0791
  • Series
  • 1916

Justice F.B. Gregory was appointed August 3, 1916 to investigate claims to Crown Grants by settlers who occupied or improved lands located within the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway belt prior to December 19, 1883. Also, Gregory was to investigate ...

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Into Certain Claims Respecting Lands Situated Within the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Land Belt [1916]

Report

  • GR-2050
  • Series
  • 1978-1981 (1985)

Report to the Hon. T. M. Waterland, Minister of Forests, from Donald T. Grant, R.P.F., Regional Manager, Vancouver Forest District, regarding charges by forest companies of inaccuracies in log scaling at the Shoal Island Dry Land Sort facility, ne...

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)

Report

  • GR-2574
  • Series
  • 1912

Report of W.A. Macdonald, K.C., Commissioner. The Commissioner was appointed "to ascertain to what extent registration has been effected of subdivision of lands granted by the Crown since the passage of the Land Act Amendment Act, 1896, and ...

British Columbia. Commission on Land Registration (1912)

Royal Commission Into All Matters Pertaining to the Doukhobor Sect in British Columbia (1912)

  • GR-0793
  • Series
  • 1912

Commissioner William Blakemore was appointed in August 1912 to enquire into the organization, habits, customs and practices of the Doukhobor communities in British Columbia. The records include Letters Patent appointing the commissioner (GR-0793...

Royal Commission on Matters Relating to the Sect of Doukhobors in the Province of British Columbia (1912)

Royal Commission Investigating the fruit industry (and inter-related conditions) of the districts territorially known as the Okanagan, Kootenay and Kettle River (1930)

  • GR-0904
  • Series
  • 1929-1930

The commissioner, William Sanford Evans, was appointed to investigate the value of land, irrigation, water supply, farming, and fruit-growing, varieties of produce, packing, distribution, marketing, manufacture of by-products, storage and transpor...

Royal Commission Investigating the Fruit Industry (and interrelated conditions) of the Districts Territorially Known as the Okanagan, Kootenay, and Kettle River of the Province of British Columbia

Royal Commission Re Albert Richard Baker, Chairman of the Game Conservation Board (1921)

  • GR-0800
  • Series
  • 1921-1922

The commissioner, Vancouver police magistrate Henry Curtis Shaw, was appointed 21 November 1921 to investigate allegations of malpractice against Albert R. Baker as chairman of the Game Conservation Board and also eighteen specific charges preferr...

British Columbia. Royal Commission Re Albert Richard Baker, Chairman of the Game Conservation Board

Royal Commission in the Matter of the British Columbia Power Commission (1958)

  • GR-1456
  • Series
  • 1958-1959

The commissioners appointed to this investigation were Gordon M. Shrum (chairman), John Dunsmuir and William H. Anderson. They were appointed to investigate the operation of the British Columbia Power Commission (BCPC) with particular emphasis on...

British Columbia. Royal Commission In the Matter of the British Columbia Power Commission

Royal Commission of Inquiry, Health and Environment Protection, Uranium Mining

  • GR-0882
  • Series
  • 1978-1980

Exhibits, correspondence, questionnaires and miscellaneous research materials relating to the subject matter of the inquiry.The published 3 volume Commissioners' Report is held in the BC Archives Library under call number: NW 338.274932, B 862.

British Columbia. Royal Commission of Inquiry, Health and Environmental Protection, Uranium Mining

Royal Commission on Coal in British Columbia (1913)

  • GR-0794
  • Series
  • 1913-1914

The commissioner, Vancouver barrister William Ernest Burns, was appointed to investigate costs of coal production and transportation, costs to dealers in B.C. and outside B.C., costs to consumers inside B.C. and to consumers outside B.C., profits ...

British Columbia. Royal Commission re coal in British Columbia

Royal Commission on Death Benefit Societies (1944)

  • GR-0915
  • Series
  • 1944-1947

The commissioner, Vancouver barrister and solicitor, Arthur Justin Cowan, was appointed to inquire into the operation of death benefit societies ("life insurance clubs"), the soundness of their plans or methods and the financial stabilit...

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Death Benefit Societies

Royal Commission on Doukhobor Affairs (1947)

  • GR-0921
  • Series
  • 1946-1947

Harry Joseph Sullivan was appointed commissioner to inquire into disturbances in Doukhobor settlements in British Columbia. Records include correspondence, transcripts, exhibits (indexed), and an interim report. No final report was issued.

Royal Commission on Doukhobor Affairs (1947)

Royal Commission on Education (1987-1988)

  • GR-1917
  • Series
  • 1987-1988

The Royal Commission on Education was initiated on 14 March 1987 "to inquire into and report on education in the Province from kindergarten through grade 12." Barry M. Sullivan, Q.C. was appointed commissioner. He worked with an adminis...

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Education (1987-1988)

Royal Commission on Electoral Boundaries

  • GR-2984
  • Series
  • 1987-1988

The British Columbia Royal Commission on Electoral Boundaries was initially established by Order in Council 690 on 8 April 1987 pursuant to section 8 of the Inquiry Act to inquire into the composition of those electoral districts in the province t...

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Electoral Boundaries (1987)

Royal Commission on Electoral Redistribution (1914)

  • GR-0807
  • Series
  • 1914-1915

The commissioners, Supreme Court Justices Mr. Aulay Morrison and Mr. William Alexander Macdonald, were appointed 18 July 1914 to inquire into the establishment and creation of new electoral districts and to define boundaries with "regard to a...

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Electoral Redistribution (1914)

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