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River of paper

Industrial film. The manufacture of newsprint, from the cutting of the trees to finishing and wrapping the rolls of paper. Scenes of logging in the Queen Charlotte Islands and of the pulp and paper mill at Powell River, as well as the town there. Animation is used to reveal some of the technical processes involved.

River of paper

Industrial film. The manufacture of newsprint, from the cutting of the trees to finishing and wrapping the rolls of paper. Scenes of logging in the Queen Charlotte Islands and of the pulp and paper mill at Powell River, as well as the town there. Animation is used to reveal some of the technical processes involved.

Salmon for food

Industrial film. The British Columbia salmon industry. The province's salmon runs. The work of fishing vessels and their crews. The B.C. Packers cannery at Steveston: salmon being unloaded at the dock; cannery operations and processes (including brief shots of an "Iron Chink" salmon butchering machine); cannery workers (lunchroom, housing, other amenities); canning of salmon. Concluding scene of a family dinner.

Salmon run

Documentary. Life cycle of the sockeye salmon, especially their return to the headwaters of the Fraser River to spawn. Shows efforts of scientists and engineers to facilitate the salmon run, and the contribution of the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission. Includes shots of fishing boats setting their nets, cannery operations, Vancouver's Chinatown, salmon fighting the rapids at Hells Gate, and the development of fish ladders or fishways to aid the salmon.

The herring hunters

Industrial film. Shows purse-seining for herring and pilchards off the BC coast, including the different seining methods used. Pilchards (i.e., Pacific sardines) are caught on the open Pacific by the seiner "Tatchu" and the tender "Westisle". Herring seining footage includes use of echo sounder and "feeling wire" to locate herring schools. Seining in a coastal inlet with the seiner "Southisle" and the tender "Wawanesa". Cannery operations.

The story of Canadian salmon

Industrial film. British Columbia's salmon fishing industry. Includes footage of: sport fishing; salmon runs; map of fishing grounds on Pacific coast; fleet of gillnetters at work off the coast; cannery operations; the canned product with colourful labels[spliced-in silent colour section]; the felling and milling of lumber for shipping boxes; quality control laboratory; loading product onto a freighter. Includes footage of an "Iron Chink" salmon butchering machine.

Tomorrow's timber

Documentary. The importance of Canada's forests to the economy. Includes scenes of logging; log drives; huge trees felled by crosscut saw; sawmill and pulp mill operations and the various uses of forest products. Forest fire prevention and forest fire fighting techniques are shown, with shots of a huge forest fire in a mountainous area. No locales are specified, but the footage is clearly shot in BC. In the first sequence, dealing with a prosperous town which becomes a ghost town after a nearby forest fire, Barkerville is the ghost town location.