Series GR-3364 - Ministry of Environment films and videotapes

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Ministry of Environment films and videotapes

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  • moving images

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  • [ca. 1930]-[ca. 1985]; predominant 1941-1983 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Ministry of Environment (1979-1986)

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69 reels of film, 6 videocassettes + additional film elements

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Biographical history

In 1978, a major government reorganization transferred functions relating to lands and parks from the Ministry of the Environment to the newly established Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing. At the same time, the functions of marine resources, fish and wildlife were transferred from the disestablished Ministry of Recreation and Conservation. Environmental health engineering was transferred from the reorganized Ministry of Health and emergency programming from the reorganized Ministry of Provincial Secretary and Travel Industry.

The reorganized Ministry of the Environment was divided into four branches: Land and Water Management, Environmental and Engineering Services, Environmental Protection, and Environment and Land Use Secretariat. In 1979 the name was revised as the Ministry of Environment, removing “the” (OIC 3018/78, see also RSBC 1979, c. 271).

In 1986, the parks function from the disestablished Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing, was merged with the Ministry of Environment. As a result of this addition to its functions, the Ministry of Environment became known as the Ministry of Environment and Parks (OIC 1495/86).

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The series consists of film footage, films and videotapes that were shot or produced by branches of the Ministry of Environment and its predecessor bodies, as well as some non-Ministry productions that were circulated by its Information Services Branch. Activities of the Fish and Wildlife Branch and the Parks Branch are depicted.

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Received from the Ministry of the Environment between 1982 and 1987.


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Conservation restriction: Moving image originals are in in cool or cold storage and are inaccessible.

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Accession number(s): F1982:06; F1985:23; F1986:14; F1986:17; F1987:17, F1990:01; V1981:15; V1987:37

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Portions of this series were previously described under AAAA8073, AAAA8078, AAAA8079 and GR-3369.


Moving image originals are in in cool or cold storage.

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