Valemount (B.C.)



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Auction at Valemount

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: This tape captures the sounds of an auction at Valemount. A discussion of the auction and traveling auctioneers, both present and past, is included. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Bruce Otto interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Bruce Otto discusses living in Jasper around 1909; he describes how he came there from Calgary; he offers several anecdotes; Tete Jaune; Jim Partridge who was a store owner; Valemount; a flood on the Fraser River; canoeing around the area; Louis Swift, a pioneer; the BC side of the Alberta/BC border; and Spiddle Creek. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Frances and Lewis Knutson interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1970 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Lewis Knutson remembers trapping and prospecting in the Tete Jaune Cache area in the early twentieth century; coming to Thompson's Crossing in 1911 to trap; the Indians; prospecting; place names; trails; more on trapping and Indians. TRACK 2: Mr. Knutson continues discussing present land use; hunting; lumber; Jasper; fur markets; his marriage in 1927 and how they lived at Thompson Crossing. Then, Mrs. Francis Knutson talks about her background; coming to Tete Jaune Cache and her father, Mr. Frye, building a stopping house in Alberta in 1912. Finally she discusses Valemount.

George Korsvik interview

RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1984-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Came to Canada from Norway in 1927. Trapped and guided out of Valemount from 1929 to 1936. Trap line with Ollie Lebeck, Wood River/Athabasca Pass. Historic Athabasca Trail. Oswald Svendsen. Fortress Lake, 1930. Darryl Zanuck hunting trip on Canoe and Columbia Rivers in 1932 or 1933. Ed Garrett, river guide. Hunters' death. Hunters' names. Guides Art Allen, Chuck Chesser, Oliver Travers, and Ted Abrams, cooks, Eric Swanson. Berg Lake dude rides. Hargreaves brothers. Stan Carr and Mount Robson area. TRACK 2: Topographic surveys, Kinbasket Lake/Canoe River 1936. Frank Swannell. Survey work on Vancouver Island and in the Rockies in 1939. Canadian Army. Relocation to Valemount. Hunting by boat in Canoe River area. Road along Canoe River. Trapping and guiding logistics. Al Huble. Curly Phillip's river boat. Canoe River hot springs.

Margaret McKirdy interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Margaret I. McKirdy discusses her experience cultivating the land she and her husband owned and the surrounding land around Valemount, Canoe River Mountain, the Canoe Valley, her first impressions, trappers, how business began to grow, Lewis Knutson, other ranches in the area, i.e. Donald Gordon's ranch, and Swift Creek. TRACK 2: Mrs. McKirdy continues by discussing a trip to a hot springs; crossing the creeks; she tells the story of how her husband came to BC from Ontario to be a trapper; the Mountain Fever; McLeod; Pincher Creek; Good Luck Mine near Golden; trapping along the Canoe River; the Upper Fraser River. She discusses her first trip to the area, what she expected and what the reality was.

Northern Interior resource management plans and aboriginal liaison files

  • GR-4003
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  • 1990-2014; predominantly 1999-2010

This series consists of resource management plans (RMPs) and aboriginal liaison files from the Northern Interior and surrounding region. Most records date from 1999 to 2010. These records document the creation of various kinds of land and resource management plans, as well as the government’s related consultation and relations with Indigenous groups. Many files relate to Old Growth Management Areas (OGMAs) and other forestry resources.

This series includes a wide variety of types of records and subjects. Each records type has been assigned an ORCS number from the Resource Management ORCS (schedule 144100). This number is included at the beginning of each file code in the finding aid. These are the file numbers used by the creator. In order to search for a particular file type, try searching for all or part of the ORCS number in the finding aid. The following types of files are included in the series:

Aboriginal liaison case files document the government’s resource management involvement with First Nations groups and consultation with respect to resource management plans. Each file documents consultation and communication with a particular First Nation, Tribal Council or other Indigenous group regarding a variety of issues and practices related to resource management and use. Many files document the creation and finalization of various kinds of agreements between the Ministry and First Nations groups. Files also include the planning and execution of joint projects, workshops and meetings to consult First Nations about the creation of resource management plans or to address specific resource management issues. Classified under ORCS number 17020-20.

Resource management plan referral case files relate to the review of plans submitted by organizations outside government, such as industry, First Nations, non-profit groups, and other government bodies. Classified under ORCS number 17490-20.

Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMPs) are sub-regional integrated RMPs. They are large scale and cover a number of resource sectors (a discrete natural or social resource such as tourism, forestry or mining). Regions are divided into smaller management areas called sub-regions. Records may relate to the development, including research, consultation with interested parties and creating terms of reference; implementation; monitoring to determined if the plans objectives are being met; and amendment of LRMPs over time. Similar steps are used for all RMPs in this series. Includes LRMP files for Mackenzie, Prince George, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, and Kalum. Classified under ORCS numbers 17550-02, 17550-25, 17550-50 and 17550-60.

Landscape unit plants relate to the development, implementation, monitoring and amendment of landscape unit RMPs. Landscape unit plans often result in a set of legally binding resource management goals called 'landscape unit objectives'. These objectives are measurable goals defined by a geographic area, a specific timeframe and an individual resource or use of a resource. Classified under ORCS numbers 17580-55, 17580-25 and 17580-03.

Sustainable resource management plans (SRMPs) cover a relatively small area (usually under 100,000 hectares), referred to as a landscape unit, and address multiple resource management issues in the area. An SRMP is divided into chapters, with each chapter providing the planning for a specific resource value. Records relate to the development, implementation, monitoring and amendment of sustainable resource management plans (SRMPs). This series includes records related to the Fort St. James, Mackenzie, South Trench, Prince George Timber Supply Area, Interior Cedar Hemlock Biodiversity Project, McBride Valemount, Robson Valley and Slim/Dome SRMPs. Classified under ORCS numbers 17730-02, 17730-20, 17730-25 and 17730-30.

Many files relate to a particular Indigenous group, mostly from the Northern Interior region of BC. These include (outdated names used in the records are listed in brackets): Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Gitxsan, Iskut, Lake Babine Nation, Lheidli T’enneh, Lhoosk’uz Dene, Lhtako Dené (Red Bluff), Nadleh Whut’en, Nak’azdli, Nakawē (Saulteau), Nazko, Nisga’a, Saik’uz, Simpcw (North Thompson), Stellat’en, Takla Lake, Tl’azt’en, Tsay Keh Dene, Tse’khene (Kwadacha and McLeod), Tsq’escen (Canim Lake), Ulkatcho, Xat’sūll (Soda Creek), and Yekooche.

Record types include approved plans, terms of reference, objectives, consultation case files, First Nations consultation files, implementation files, planning team records, development case files, correspondence, memoranda, maps, photographs, data, and reports.

British Columbia. Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management

Oliver Travers interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1984-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: First ever snowshoe trip from Jasper to Banff with Phil Higgeson in 1931. Won Banff winter carnival event. First trip in Jasper, 1925. Worked on park roads and telephone lines on Whirlpool and Snake Indian Rivers. Cooked for Stan Clark, 1926. Dude trips; good tips, triangle tour, fishing. Hargreaves' outfits. Deaths of George and Frank Hargreaves. Death aborted Daryl Zanuck's bear hunt in 1933. Trapping in 1927/28. Death Rapids on Columbia River. A long snowshoe trip. TRACK 2: Recollections of a guides' hunting trip with the Hargreaves near Mumm Creek. McDonald Meadows. A $100 Hollywood tip. Guides wages and hunting fees. North Boundary survey; packing gear and film for $3.60 a day. Bill Blackman guided out of Valemount. Hargreaves employees; Harvey Crate, Art and Ken Allen, Bob L'Estrange, Charley Blackman, Don Giles. Berg Lake; grave, dude trips, cabins and lodge. Tom Wilde. Some Northern Rockies outfitters. Jim Lamb, Ed and Frank Moberly. Quit guiding about 1934. Bedaux expedition.

Stan Carr interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Stan Carr talks about the Tete Jaune/Valemount area: old timers and the gold rush; how WWI affected the country; his own history; Dr. Alan Mosley of Tete Jaune Cache; guiding and packing; a story about a Grizzly bear; Mount Robson; the Fraser and Thompson Rivers; and miscellaneous comments. [TRACK 2: blank?];

Stanley ("Doc") Harrison interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Stanley Harrison came from Leeds County, Ontario, and landed in Alberta in 1903 and then came to Blue River in 1912 because he was fed up with the hard winters. He sold machinery for International Harvester. He describes his first few years in BC, how he traveled, what the road conditions were like; anecdotes about his travels; packing; Mrs. Parberry, who was a tourist going through the Fraser-Thompson; Valemount; people in the area; Lewis Knutson; Alberta; Thompson Crossing; the origins of Wire Canyon; J. Moler who was a trapper. TRACK 2: Mr. Harrison describes the values of cedar logs before there were sawmills in the area; the founding of Blue River; homesteading; John Smith; his family's history; what life was like when he got to BC; mail-order groceries; people built away from the railroad land and now the land is worth a lot; Harrison worked for the railroad for thirty-one years on stationary boilers and the coal supply; what life is like working for the railroad; the beauty of the mountains and the landscape.