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Coal mines and mining--British Columbia
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[Phillips -- steel]

News item. Industry Minister Don Phillips promotes sale of coking coal from northeastern B.C. to Japan for its steel mills.

Clipping books

  • GR-2590
  • Series
  • 1941-1951

Two volumes of news clipping books, the first from 1941-1943 arranged chronologically; the second, from 1947-1951 arranged alphabetically, mainly by settlement or location, but occasionally by subject. The clippings cover most aspects of mining, including petroleum and coal, such as exploration, operation, demand, labour relations, taxation, war effort and production.

British Columbia. Mineralogical Branch

List of the plans of abandoned mines

  • GR-1286
  • Series
  • 1903-1926

This series contains a list of plans of abandoned mines filed at the Dept. of Mines, according to the provisions of the Coal Mines Regulation Act and the Metalliferous Mines Inspection Act.

British Columbia. Chief Inspector of Mines

Record book of coal, petroleum, and natural gas licences

  • GR-1409
  • Series
  • 1907-1944

This series contains a record book of coal, petroleum, and natural gas licences (1 vol.), with nominal index. The book lists licencee, licence number,. locations, assignments, and file number.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Reports on water management and power projects

  • GR-1427
  • Series
  • 1941-1978

This series contains special studies and reports on water management, power projects and related topics.

British Columbia. Water Management Branch

Royal Commission on Coal in British Columbia (1913)

  • GR-0794
  • Series
  • 1913-1914

This series consist of the records of the Royal Commission regarding coal in British Columbia, 1913-1914. Commission records consist of correspondence, including letters patent appointing the commissioner, exhibits, reference material, documents received but not filed as exhibits, and a printed version of the report.

British Columbia. Royal Commission re coal in British Columbia

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., June 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0032 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Municipal Affairs minister Hugh Curtis RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-02 SUMMARY: Municipal Affairs minister Hugh Curtis on the Urban Transit Authority Act.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0033 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Corporal Phil Jamieson (BC Federation of Peace Officers) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-05 SUMMARY: Corporal Phil Jamieson, BC Federation of Peace Officers regarding the Heroin Treatment Act.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0034 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Finance Minister Evan Wolfe ; NDP finance critic Dave Stupich ; Vic Stephens RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-07 SUMMARY: Reaction to California property tax initiative from Finance Minister Evan Wolfe, NDP Finance critic Dave Stupich, and Tory leader Vic Stephens.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0035 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Liberal leader Gordon Gibson RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-07 SUMMARY: Reaction to California property tax initiative from Liberal leader Gordon Gibson.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0036 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): NDP Municipal Affairs critic Charles Barber RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-08 SUMMARY: NDP Municipal Affairs critic Charles Barber on the Urban Transit Act, Bill 19.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0037 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Mines minister Jim Chabot RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-09 SUMMARY: Mines minister Jim Chabot on the 1978 Coal Amendment.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0038 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Agriculture minister Jim Hewitt RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-14 SUMMARY: Agriculture minister Jim Hewitt says Panco Poultry is now officially for sale.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0039 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill King ; Dave Barrett ; Dennis Cocke ; Norm Levi ; Rosemary Brown. RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-20 SUMMARY: Reaction to Ekhardt Commission report on electoral boundaries, from NDP house leader Bill King and party leader Dave Barrett, MLAs Dennis Cocke, Norm Levi and Rosemary Brown.;

Tillicum time, 1949-12-10

SUMMARY: SIDE 1: Speaking from the editorial offices of the Province newspaper, Dick Diespecker discusses the role of coal mining in the development of the Vancouver area, including Colonel Moody, New Westmins;ter, and Coal Harbour.;

Bill Bennett : [European economic mission, etc., August-September 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0073 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Confederation and economic conditions -- Financial Times interview RECORDED: London (England), 1977-08-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett talks with Financial Times reporter John Griffiths in London. Bennett discusses confederation and says that Canada, as presently constituted, will survive. Calls for greater power for the provinces; says the major issue in Canada is the economy; unemployment and inflation; calls for common federal/provincial national economic policy; talks about problems facing BC and western Canada; need for secondary industry; tariff policy; transportation policy; discusses the Social Credit policy to balance the books; says creation of new jobs and capital investment is up; says BC's economy is strongest in Canada; says best potential for economic growth in the province lies in the forest industry and the mining industry, especially thermal and metallurgical coal; Northeast; coal; Alcan pipeline. TRACK 2: Bennett says oil and gas exploration are up; discusses implication of the Alcan pipeline. 26 August 1977.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0074 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: Brussels (Belgium), 1977-09-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: At a Brussels news conference, Premier Bill Bennett discusses current and future BC development in the areas of energy and industry, 16 September 1977. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Records of the Board of Examiner with regard to coal mines regulations

  • GR-1285
  • Series
  • 1919-1956

The series includes records of the Board of Examiners, pursuant to the Coal-Mines Regulation Amendment Act, 1919 (6 vols.) The Board was constituted to grant certificates of competency to managers of mines, overmen, shift bosses, fire bosses, shot lighters, and mine surveyors. This series consists of a Minute Book (1919-1956), and ledgers of monies received by the Secretary of the Board of Examiners (1919-1956).

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Board of Examiners

Commission on Coal (1921)

  • GR-0869
  • Series
  • 1921

This series consists of the records of the Commission on Coal, 1921. The records include transcripts of proceedings of hearings, exhibits, Mining engineer, R.G.E. Leckie's report and accountant P.A. Foster's report. Also included is the commissioner's report in which he recommended that the short ton be used in government compilations and all sales, dealers be licensed and required to submit monthly returns, that coal stocks be accumulated during summer months, grading standards be adopted, combines be dissolved, and an effort be made to reduce freight rates on both land and water.

British Columbia. Commission on Coal [1921]

Department of Mines draft report and statistics

  • GR-4202
  • Series
  • 1900-1903

This series consists of draft reports and statistics created by the Department of Mines from 1902-1903. The records were likely used for the creation of the Department report in the 1902 sessional papers. The records include various statistics, including the production of coal and other minerals at mines around the province.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines

Coal production ledgers

  • GR-1251
  • Series
  • 1874-1945

This series contains 3 volumes of coal production ledgers. The information records the returns of coal production and is arranged by colliery. The records consist of tables of statistics showing gross tonnage, tonnage shipped, numbers of employees, fatalities, wages, and total sales. Also included are tables with provincial and mining district totals and tables for each producing colliery.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Inspection Branch