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Records relating to water projects

  • GR-1131
  • Series
  • 1911

Lists relating to water projects. List of Certificates of Approval for water works, diversions, dams, spillways, etc. issued between 1898 and 1911; includes grantee, date of approval, purpose and nature of grant. List of power, light and water c...

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Registers of the Board of Investigation

  • GR-1165
  • Series
  • 1896-1918

Registers of the Board of Investigation, pursuant to the Water Act (3 vols.) Volume 1 is a register of land, water, mining, power and light, and lumber companies incorporated, 1896-1914. Arranged alphabetically by company name and shows date of i...

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Water rights registers of correspondence inward

  • GR-3082
  • Series
  • 1912-1953

Nominal index of incoming letters relating to water rights management. Use in conjunction with GR-1088, GR-1440, GR-1441, GR-1443.

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Index to water rights photographs

  • GR-3275
  • Series
  • [ca. 1928-1959]

Series consists of a card file system created by the Water Rights Branch ca. 1928-1959. The card files index photographs taken or collected by the branch during this period, which relate to activity regarding water issues in British Columbia. Th...

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Water utilities annual reports

  • GR-3479
  • Series
  • 1938-1973

The series consists of copies of utilities files created after the implementation of the Public Utilities Act (S.B.C. 1938, c. 47). The files date from 1938-1989 and document the regulation of water utilities throughout the province. The records ...

British Columbia. Public Utilities Commission

Water licence application registers

  • GR-3492
  • Series
  • 1962-1988

Series consists of a registers of water licence applications. The Water Rights Branch created two type of registers: the first is a numerical list of applications (1959-1982) and the second is a list of applications arranged by the water district...

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Nelson water district records

  • GR-3587
  • Series
  • 1897-1966

The series consists of water grant registers and water licence registers. The records were created between 1897 and 1966 to record applications to use water. All records relate to the West Kootenay water region.The series contains two subseries....

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Nelson, B.C.)

Correspondence

  • GR-0837
  • Series
  • 1918

Correspondence outward (letterbook copies) of the Comptroller of Water Rights re: water license fees and water applications, etc. Nominal index.

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Water rights records

  • GR-0843
  • Series
  • 1898-1905

Records of the Water Commissioner, Omineca District, relating to water rights. Vol. 1: Record of Water Grant pursuant to the Water Clauses Consolidation Act (1897), 1898-1905, including determinations by the Board of Investigation, 1917. Vol. 2:...

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Water rights conditional licence process registers

  • GR-1767
  • Series
  • 1944-1959

Conditional licence process registers tracking W.R.B. activities in carrying the C.L. applications to completion. The registers show file number, applicant, district, C.L. number or other decision, and other information.

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Determinations and Orders

  • GR-1020
  • Series
  • 1913-1933

Determinations and Orders for the cancellation of water records by the Board of Investigation under the Water Act, 1914, nos. 2501-5000 (vol. 1) and nos. 7504-8103 (vol. 2). Includes water district, date of order, date of original grant, name of g...

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Records relating to draft bill

  • GR-1130
  • Series
  • 1913

Records relating to draft bill, an Act respecting Public Irrigation Corporations. Includes draft of bill with index and column notations and a memorandum entitled "Report on a public irrigation corporation bill, accompanying and explaining t...

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Water notices and other material

  • GR-1377
  • Series
  • 1909-1914

Water licences issued for Victoria Water District, 1909-1912, by W.S. Drewry, Chief Water Commissioner, pursuant to the Water Act, 1909. Includes water notices and approval of plans. This volume was also used by the Board of Investigation to make...

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Register of reverted lands

  • GR-1163
  • Series
  • 1927-1928

Register of reverted lands in various irrigation districts and drainage areas in the Okanagan valley, including the Vernon, Kelowna, Westbank, Peachland and Grand Forks areas. Lists lands reverted to the Crown for non-payment of taxes and include...

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Report and other material

  • GR-1288
  • Series
  • 1922-1940

Southern Okanagan Irrigation Project at Oliver, B.C. A bound report which includes contract specifications, a project summary, tenders, memoranda of agreement, cost data, minutes of meeting of the West Kootenay Power a-ad Light Co., rate schedules...

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Water Rights Branch files

  • GR-1443
  • Series
  • 1912-1953

Files mainly pertaining to water licenses and fishways. Files are numbered from 38W through to 45251W. The front of each file folder is filmed giving the file number ["W" indicates a water rights file], the geographical district, the n...

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Golden and Revelstoke water rights maps

  • GR-3541
  • Series
  • 1916

The records consist of the 33 water rights maps. The maps have been stamped by the Water Rights Branch on December 28, 1916.The maps are in a large volume that was originally held by the Dominion Lands Office (Golden Sub Agency) of the Canadian G...

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Water rights newspaper clipping book

  • GR-3484
  • Series
  • 1920-1942

Series consists of a newspaper clipping book compiled by Water Rights Branch. The book provides information about water issues throughout British Columbia including irrigation and water power.

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Correspondence regarding water utilities

  • GR-3482
  • Series
  • 1938-1973

This series consists of correspondence pertaining to the regulation of water utilities in the Province. The files date from 1929-1990. The records from 1938 to 1973 were created by the Public Utilities Commission under authority of the Public Ut...

British Columbia. Public Utilities Commission

Water recorder files

  • GR-3493
  • Series
  • 1905-1955

Series consists of water records created by water recorders at the Alberni Water District and Golden Water District. The water recorders were usually a Government Agent so some of the records have been stamped by the Government Agent stamp.Record...

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Orders-in-council relating to water works and water power projects

  • GR-0839
  • Series
  • 1892-1913

Index and list of orders-in-council relating to water works and water power projects pursuant to the Rivers and Streams Act, 1890, the Water Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897, and the Water Act, 1909. Includes alphabetical index of companies and cit...

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Moose River water rights photographs

  • GR-3277
  • Series
  • [ca. 1945-1962]

Series consists of photographs taken or acquired by the Water Rights Branch ca. 1945-1962. The photographs in this series are of Moose River which flows SE into the head of the Fraser River just above Moose Lake, in Mount Robson Provincial Park, ...

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Water licence register

  • GR-1766
  • Series
  • 1909-1955

Water licence register, ca. 1909-1955, arranged by final licence number, 1-15922. The register shows status, conditional licence number, final licence number, priority, file number, name, stream, WR map number, purpose, quantity, dominant land, d...

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Water rights reference maps

  • CM/S3
  • Series
  • 1927-1978 (predominant 1952 - 1978)

The series consists of maps and plans created by the Water Rights Branch between 1927 and 1978. The records provided the Water Rights Branch with a medium- to- large scale overview of its administrative areas, displaying both water rights informa...

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Working papers and other material

  • GR-1284
  • Series
  • 1951

Working papers and drafts used in the preparation of "Water Powers, British Columbia, Canada", published in 1954 by the Department of Lands and Forests, Water Rights Branch, Victoria.

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Records relating to water works and water power projects

  • GR-1236
  • Series
  • 1915-1953

Records relating to water works and water power projects. Consists of International Joint Committee hearings, proceedings before the Comptroller of Water Rights, hearings on the Buttle Lake project before a special committee of the B.C. Legislati...

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Board of Investigation records

  • GR-1367
  • Series
  • 1911

Record of the Board of Investigation list of streams upon which water records have been issued in the Kamloops Water District by E.T.W. Pearse, Water Commissioner, Kamloops, B.C., May 5th, 1911. Index to water rights transfers, Kamloops, no date.

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Water Rights Branch operational records

  • GR-0884
  • Series
  • 1901-1967

Government publications, reports, memoranda, correspondence, statutes, regulations, indexes and maps pertaining to water rights, irrigation projects, water reserves, and water power developments, 1901-1967. Includes unpublished reports on the his...

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