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Fort Steele mining recorder records

  • GR-0219
  • Series
  • 1895-1918

The series consists of records created by the Fort Steele Mining Recorder between 1895 and 1918. The records cover the area surrounding Fort Steele and along the St. Mary's River in the Fort Steele Mining Division of the East Kootenay District. The records include applications under the Mineral Act for mining claims and certificates of work; notices from miners filed with mining recorder; and transcribed copies of mineral claim transfers and conveyances, primarily in the form of bills of sale.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Mining Recorder. Fort Steele

Nelson mining recorder correspondence outward and statistical registers

  • GR-0220
  • Series
  • 1894-1903

The series consists of records created by the Nelson Mining Recorder between 1894 and 1903. It includes letterbooks, mineral claims and Record of Production by mine, taken from Customs records and smelters returns.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Mining Recorder. Nelson

Free miners certificates and other material

  • GR-0221
  • Series
  • 1889-1901

The series consists Rossland Gold Commissioner records created between 1889 and 1901. It includes a manual of record, bills of sale, certificates of work and free miners certificates.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Rossland)

Certificates of work and record of mineral claims and transfers.

  • GR-0222
  • Series
  • 1891-1930

The series consists of records created by the Revelstoke Gold Commissioner between 1891 and 1930. It includes certificates of work and records of mineral claims and transfers.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Revelstoke)

Mining leases

  • GR-0254
  • Series
  • 1876-1930

The series consists of mining leases filed at Victoria and arranged by mining district. The records were created by the Chief Gold Commissioner between 1876 and 1930.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner

Historical material for theatrical application

  • GR-0318
  • Series
  • Photocopied 1977

This series consists of dossiers of photocopied historical material for theatrical application, including: 1. Barkerville, the Cariboo Gold Rush; 2, Fort Steele, the Kootenay Gold Rush; 3. Fort Steele, East Kootenay in the 1880's; 4. Fort Steele, East Kootenay, 1890-1905.

British Columbia. Parks Branch

Correspondence inward to Police Superintendent Hussey

  • GR-0353
  • Series
  • 1899-1900

Letters to Superintendent Hussey from the Chief Constable, Nelson, the constable at New Denver, and the constable sent to Sandon, regarding the miners' strike in the Slocan Valley, Nov. 1899 - Jan. 1900. Includes copies of letters from the secretary of the Sandon Miners' Union, the Silver-Lead Mines Association of B.C., and the manager of the Payne mine.

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Commission on the Nakusp and Slocan Railway, 1894

  • GR-0483
  • Series
  • 1894

This series consists of records of the Royal Commission on the Nakusp and Slocan Railway, 1894, including: report, exhibits and transcripts of evidence.

British Columbia. Royal Commission on the Nakusp and Slocan Railway [1894]

Commission to Investigate Claims of Squatters on Crown Lands in the District of Kootenay (1908)

  • GR-0743
  • Series
  • 1908

This series consists of the records of the Commission to Investigate Claims of Squatters on Crown Lands in the District of Kootenay, 1908. Records include letters patent appointing the Commissioner, report and evidence presented at the hearing in Creston.

British Columbia. Commission to Investigate Claims of Squatters on Crown Lands in the District of Kootenay (1908)

Records relating to appraisals of Doukhobor lands

  • GR-0769
  • Series
  • 1952-1962

Records relating to appraisals of Doukhobor lands. Records include "Doukhobor Lands, a report on a study of the condition and value of the Doukhobor Lauds", by N.T. Drewry, with soil and land classification maps and land use mosaics, and working files; "Doukhobor lands: a report on a valuation of the Doukhobor lands for the Land Settlement Board", by Neil T. Drewry, 1957; appraisal of 1962 subdivisions of former Doukhobor lands at Ootischenia and Pass Creek, Kootenay District, by N.T. Drewry, H.W.R. Ramsden and J.S.D. Smith.

British Columbia. Lands Branch

Present economic status of the Arrow Lakes Valley report

  • GR-0776
  • Series
  • 1961

Department of Agriculture report entitle "the present economic status of the Arrow Lakes Valley", prepared by P.C. Forward with the assistance of J.M. Boygo of the B.C. Power Commission staff, 1961.

British Columbia. Dept. of Agriculture

Minute books

  • GR-0841
  • Series
  • 1910-1913

This series consists of two volumes of Water Rights Branch Board of Investigation minute books of meetings regarding the adjudication of water rights claims and the issuance of water licenses pursuant to the Water Act, 1909.

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch. Board of Investigation

Project files

  • GR-0880
  • Series
  • 1949-1976

This series consists of records of the Ministry of Environment (previously the Dept. of Lands, Forests and Water Resources), Power and Special Projects Division. Records include correspondence, feasibility studies, consultants' reports, engineering studies, application hearings, submissions, progress reports, contract drawings and tender documents regarding hydro-electric projects, water licenses, flood control, petroleum refinery pollution, sewerage treatment plants, fisheries and wildlife, and environmental impact, 1949-1976.

The collection largely contains materials relating to Arrow Lakes Dam, 1949, 1954-1969; the Jordan River redevelopment project, 1968-1972; the Babine Lake development (Fulton River dam), 1967-1970; the Columbia River Mica Dam project, 1954-1970; the Duncan Lake storage development, 1971-1973; the Kootenay canal development, and the Portage Mountain development (Peace River W.A.C. Bennett Dam), 1958-1967. It also includes hearings and submissions regarding the Iona Island sewage treatment plant, 1957-1959; records of Canada - B.C. Consultative Committee on the Okanagan basin agreement, 1970; B.C. Comptroller of Water Rights hearings regarding Nechako River, 1949; various B.C. Research Council reports, 1966-1973; and International Joint Commission (U.S. and Canada) hearings, 1955.

Boxes contains the following material:
Box 1 : Hydro-electric projects, miscellaneous reports and correspondence
Box 2: Tsitikia-Schoen Resource Study Hearings (Date: 1975)
Box 3: B.C. Hydro and Power Authority Reports, Mica, Arrow Lake, Duncan Lake Dams, 1965-1973; Recreation in Columbia River basin, 1961; Soil Convention Papers, 1964; Committee on International Hydro decade (Dates 1961, 1964-1973)
Box 4: Water License, Dam Applications, Hearings and Submissions (Dates 1949-1976)
Box 5: Fraser River (Dates 1957-1974)
Box 6: B.C. Research Council Reports (Dates 1966-1973)
Box 7: Okanagan Valley, Kettle Valley (Date 1975)
Box 8: Sewage Disposal, Iona Island (Dates 1957-1959)
Box 9: Wildlife and Fisheries (Dates 1965, 1969)
Box 10: Petroleum Refineries Pollution, Solid Waste Disposal
Box 11-13: Jordan River Redevelopment Project (Dates 1968-1972)
Box 14-28: Arrow Lake Dam (Dates 1958-1969)
Box 29-30: Babine Lake Development (Fulton River Dam) (Dates 1967-1970)
Box 31-39: Columbia -River Hydro-Electric Projects (Dates 1954-1966)
Box 40-45: Duncan Lake Storage Development (1961-1973)
Box 46-51: Kootenay Canal Development (Dates 67-1973)
Box 52-72: Portage Mountain development (W.A.C. Bennett Dam, Peace River) (Dates 1958-1968)
Box 73-86: Miscellaneous Contract Drawings and Tender Documents
Box 87: Additional Jordan River Redevelopment reports (Dates 1968-1969)
Box 88: Author and title catalogue cards

British Columbia. Power and Special Projects Division

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

This series consists of records of the 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, 1929-1930. Commission records consist of correspondence and the report.

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 on Doukhobor Affairs (1947)

  • GR-0921
  • Series
  • 1946-1947

This series consists of the records of the Royal Commission on Doukhobor Affairs, 1946-1947. Records include correspondence, transcripts, exhibits (indexed), and an interim report. No final report was issued.

Royal Commission on Doukhobor Affairs (1947)

Inquiry into the Circumstances of Landslides at Whatshan

  • GR-0925
  • Series
  • 1953-1954

This series consists of records of the Inquiry into the Circumstances of Landslides at Whatshan, 1953-1954. Records include argument of counsel, transcripts of evidence presented at the proceedings (1953-1954), exhibits (1953-1954), and Commissioner Clyne's original signed report with bound copy (1954). Although the BC Archives never received some exhibits, details about missing exhibits are recorded in the files.

British Columbia. Inquiry into the Circumstances of Landslides at Whatshan

Reports on cruise and logging conditions

  • GR-1001
  • Series
  • 1922-1931

This series contains reports (4 vols.) on cruise and logging conditions by Ryan, McIntosh Timber Co., Ltd. for land assessment purposes. Includes character of timber, soil, and surface and information on logging operations, log grades, and general conditions.
The records are arranged by lot and section numbers, Land District, and Assessment District.

The series contains the following volumes:
Vol. 1, Alberni and Comox Assessment Districts;
Vol. 2, Cowichan, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert, Saltspring, and Victoria Assessment Districts;
Vol. 3, Golden, Kettle River, Nelson, Prince George, and Revelstoke Assessment Districts;
Vol. 4, Crow's Nest Pass Lumber Co. lands.

British Columbia. Surveyor of Taxes

Sales book

  • GR-1082
  • Series
  • 1904-1954

Series contains a sales book, lands in Kootenay District. Arranged by lot number. Includes owner, acreage, improvements, and assessed values in 1911-1912.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Mineral claim record book

  • GR-1144
  • Series
  • 1890-1897

This series contains a record book relating to mineral claims (1 volume). This register was maintained by the Mining Recorder, but contains grants and records approved by the Gold Commissioner, Nelson, B.C. Included are a record of affidavits of mineral claims, water grants for mining purposes, mineral claim extensions, relocation of mineral claims, and a permission to remove stakes from a mineral claim.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Mining Recorder. Rossland

Pre-emption records

  • GR-1182
  • Series
  • 1860-1874, 1884

This series contains records relating to pre-emptions in the Cariboo, Lillooet, Lytton and Kootenay Districts recorded by various Gold Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of Lands and Works. The records consist of correspondence, notices of claim, sketches and affidavits and pertains largely to records in the vicinities of Quesnel, Alexandria, Williams Lake, Lytton and Cache Creek. The series also includes a detailed account of town lot sales at Quesnellemouth held on 13 October 1863 as well as an application for wages due, correspondence on various land disputes, several water records, and proposed leases of government reserves.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Administrative records

  • GR-1207
  • Series
  • 1900-1902

This series contains an application for a mill site on the Upper Kootenay River by L.A. Campbell of Rossland, filed under the provisions of the Mineral Act. It includes a plan of the site and example of cloth poster.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Reports of the Assistant Timber Inspector at Nelson

  • GR-1213
  • Series
  • 1912

This series contains reports by the Assistant Timber Inspector at Nelson on timber cut and royalties payable by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Doukhobor Society.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1227
  • Series
  • 1972-1976

This series contains files from the Public Information and Education Division. The records consist of correspondence of the Minister of Lands, Forests and Water Resources on controversial matters including: multiple use in the Nitinat Triangle (1972) and Fry Creek (1972-1973) areas, and the Eden Fire (1973-1975). This series also contains the report of the Committee for Ranger District Organization (1976) which was appointed as a result of the Eden Fire controversy.

British Columbia. Forest Service. Public Information and Education Division

Hearing records

  • GR-1239
  • Series
  • 1952

This series contains transcripts of hearings before the Minister of Lands and Forests and the Cabinet regarding the application of Celgar Ltd. for a Forest Management Licence (1952) in the Arrow Lakes.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Report

  • GR-1260
  • Series
  • 1923

This series contains a carbon-copy of "The Problem of Slash Disposal in the Western White Pine Stands of North Idaho, 1921", a report to the U.S. Forest Service, District One, Missoula, Montana, by Forest Examiners J.A. Larsen and W.C. Lowdermilk.

British Columbia. Nelson Forest District (1913-1978)

Report on reconnaissance of Crown timber lands

  • GR-1267
  • Series
  • 1921

This series contains a report on reconnaissance of Crown timber lands in the drainage area of the West Fork of the Yahk River.

British Columbia. Cranbrook Forest District

Correspondence relating to petroleum leases

  • GR-1325
  • Series
  • 1929-1962

This series contains correspondence relating to petroleum leases. The records consists of enquiries relating to oil lands in British Columbia (1940-1943), a general file on oil lands (1940-1956), and correspondence files on petroleum leases in Block 4593, Kootenay District, held by Borden Oil Company.

British Columbia. Petroleum Resources Division

Ranger district operational records

  • GR-1373
  • Series
  • 1941-1974

This series contains records of the Forest Ranger of Golden Ranger District. Records consist of scaling permits correspondence, annual reports, park use permits, district circulars, sawmill burning permits, and posters.

British Columbia. Forest Service. Golden Ranger District

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