Series GR-3483 - Newspaper clipping books

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Newspaper clipping books

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  • 1948-1955 (Creation)
    Joint Dominion-Provincial Board, Fraser River Basin (Canada)

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13 cm of textual records and 4 photographs

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The Joint Dominion-Provincial Board, Fraser River Basin, was established in 1948 following a 1948 Fraser River flood that caused widespread damage, including the destruction of many dykes. The board consisted of representatives of the Federal and Provincial governments.

The purpose of the board was to “determine what developments and controls of the water and other resources of the Fraser River Water Shed in its judgement would be advisable, practicable, and in the public interests.” The board reviewed this in relation to

Domestic water supply, sanitation and pollution
Erosion and silting
Land management, navigation, reclamation of land subject to flooding
Water power
Wild life and recreation
Any other developments or controls that may be of public benefit.

The board acted as an investigatory body gathering the basic data missing from the then existing records.

The board consisted of representatives of the Federal and Provincial governments. It was later replaced by the Fraser River Board in 1955.

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Series consists of newspaper clipping books compiled by the Joint Dominion-Provincial Board, Fraser River Basin. The books were produced to provide information about the activities of the Board but also to provide subject matter on the Fraser River.

There are three volumes of clipping books. The volumes deal with a wide variety of topics including navigation, dyking, erosion, flood control, natural resources, water power, water supply, fisheries, wildlife and recreation. Volume one covers the years 1949 to 1950, volume two covers 1951-1955 and volume three covers the years 1949-1955.

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Transferred by the Resource Stewardship Division of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in 2016.


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Accession number: 89-1828

Location: 002414-0001

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