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Bridge River

The item is a composite print of an industrial film made between ca. 1945 and 1948. It shows the first phase of the Bridge River Project including construction of the Bridge River diversion dam, Seton Lake powerhouse, penstock on Mission Mountain, and power transmission lines to Vancouver; site preparation for La Joie storage dam and opening of first phase on 23 October 1948. There is also footage of Vancouver and vicinity emphasizing demand for electrical power.

[Dam construction ; Royal visit, 1939]

Amateur film. The first 70 feet shows elements of the construction of Campbell River Dam [also known as Hart Dam or Elk Falls Dam], which was built ca. 1946-1948. The balance of the reel shows Vancouver scenes from the 1939 Royal Visit. "King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in an open car. King and Queen behind a flag-bedecked wooden wall in Empire Stadium, masses of people on the field in sports gear. Crowds along the street as King and Queen pass in open car. [Close-up] Royal car. Two following cars, crowds along the route. Interior of stadium; a huge parade of boys and girls marches onto the field. White-clad athletes perform choreographed exercises. Bicycle teams perform precision riding. Guards in scarlet uniforms. Group of Army officers. Guards in scarlet march past. Scene down a decorated Vancouver street. Roses on the side of a house and a lady in a broad brimmed hat. A view over Vancouver rooftops out over English Bay (?). A float plane flies overhead. Scene over roofs again." (Colin Browne)

Dorothy's dream house

The item is a promotional film on colour print, made in the mid 1950s. It shows the planning, design, construction and features of a BCE "Ease-of-Living" modern home, equipped with up-to-date electrical appliances. Footage of special interest includes a view from a car crossing Lion's Gate Bridge and views of the British Properties.

Expo progress

Promotional. Footage of public events and announcements related to Expo 86 between August and November 1984, compiled for informational and promotional purposes. 001.01: Expo Progress #2: Lord Mayor of London Unveiling, 1984/08/29. 001.02: Expo Progress #3: UBC housing announcement / Governor Spellman announcement / Preview Centre construction scenes, 1984/09/25. 001.03: Expo Progress #4: Topping-off of the Preview Centre, 1984/10/11. 001.04: Expo Progress #5: Opening of Expo Display Centre, 1984/10/11. 001.05: Expo Progress #6: Announcement of CN Pavillion, 1984/10/11. 001.06: Expo Progress #7: Scott Paper Co. announcement / Visit to Children's Hospital by Expo Ernie and Scott mascot, 1984/10/29. 001.07: Expo Progress #8: Commissioners' Meeting, 1984/11/05.

Expo site construction and visitors, August 20-22, 1985

Footage. Shows buildings under construction on the Expo site from west to east. Also shows the Canada Pavilion; Prime Minister Mulroney's visit to the Expo Centre; interviews with visitors at the Expo site. 004.01: Expo Site #1: West end to Display Centre, 1985/8/20. 004.02: Expo Site #2: Display Centre to B.C. Pavilion, 1985/8/20. 004.03: Expo Site #3: B.C. Pavilion, International Plaza, Expo Centre & water, 1985/8/20. 004.04: Expo Site #4: Site and Lowe shots, 1985/8/20. 004.05: Expo Site #5: CN roof and boat on False Creek, 1985/8/22. 004.06: Expo Site #6: Boat / CDA Day, 1985/8/22. 004.07: Expo Site #7: Street / Mulroney / Sunset, 1985/8/22. 004.08: Expo Site #8: Sunset / Future / Night time, 1985/8/22.

Forward

Documentary. The importance of British Columbia's secondary industries. The activities touched upon include the manufacture of tissue paper, wire rope, pipe, tin cans, plastic bags, lighting fixtures, electric signs, power saws, broom handles, galvanized pails, ceramics, clothing, drill bits, and plasterboard; food canning; sugar refining; hydro-electric power developments; electronics; television (CBC studio); motion picture production and film processing; construction. The filmmaking sequence is in the Parry Films studio in North Vancouver, and Lew Parry is seen on the set as technicians prepare for a shot.

Forward

Documentary. The importance of British Columbia's secondary industries. The activities touched upon include the manufacture of tissue paper, wire rope, pipe, tin cans, plastic bags, lighting fixtures, electric signs, power saws, broom handles, galvanized pails, ceramics, clothing, drill bits, and plasterboard; food canning; sugar refining; hydro-electric power developments; electronics; television (CBC studio); motion picture production and film processing; construction. The filmmaking sequence is in the Parry Films studio in North Vancouver, and Lew Parry is seen on the set as technicians prepare for a shot.

Gas unlimited

Industrial film. Natural gas as an energy resource for BC. Shows uses of and demand for natural gas; natural gas exploration and drilling in the Peace River area; planning and construction of pipelines to carry gas from the Peace area to Vancouver and the USA.

Gas unlimited : [out-takes]

Out-takes. Natural gas as an energy resource for BC. Shows the uses of and demand for natural gas; gas exploration in the Peace River area; planning and construction of pipelines to carry gas to Vancouver and the USA.

Natural gas is on the way

The item is release print of an industrial film made by Canadian Bechtel Ltd. between 1955 and 1957. It shows the
construction of Westcoast Transmission's natural gas pipeline from the Peace River gas fields to Huntington in the Lower Mainland. It includes views of the Peace River region, Fraser Valley, Fraser River and Thompson River, construction of pipeline river crossing in Coquihalla Canyon, land clearing, shipload of pipe arriving at Vancouver Harbour, views from PGE train carrying pipe north and procedure of welding and ditching pipe.

[Oak Street bridge] : [footage]

Unedited footage. Documents the need for, and construction of, the Oak Street Bridge between Vancouver and Richmond. Includes sequences showing traffic problems at and around the old Lulu Island bridges (Fraser Street Bridge and Marpole Bridge); traffic to Vancouver International Airport (plus "air traffic"); Richmond Lumber Yard and rush hour traffic; horse racing at Lansdowne Park; the Peace Arch; Fraser River bridges and tugboats; opening ceremonies for the new bridge (with Premier W.A.C. Bennett and Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi); views from a tugboat towing a log boom on the Fraser River; construction, painting and finishing on the Oak Street Bridge.

Oil -- a new industry in British Columbia

The item is a composite print of an industrial film, from 1961. It shows the construction of Western Pacific's crude oil pipeline from the Peace River region to Kamloops. Includes shots of Barkerville; seismic blasting; drilling for oil; laying of pipeline (with crossings of the Fraser and Quesnel Rivers); BC oil refineries (including Ioco); Prince George; Vancouver (harbour, Lion's Gate Bridge, skyline); Cariboo range land and family recreation.

Panorama of False Creek industry, 1943

Item consists of one panoramic photograph of the False Creek area of Vancouver. Visible industrial businesses include West Coast Shipbuilders, Hamilton Bridge Western Ltd., Columbia Machine Works, and Dominion Construction Co. Ltd. A variety of automobiles, railroad tracks, industrial materials and machinery, and people are visible. "#822-P. Aug. 20/43. W.J. Moore" has been captioned at the bottom right corner.

[Second Narrows Bridge construction] : [footage]

Unedited footage. Detailed coverage of the construction of the Second Narrows Bridge spanning Burrard Inlet between North Vancouver and Vancouver. Premier W.A.C. Bennett, Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi, Vancouver Mayor Tom Alsbury, and other dignitaries are seen at the opening ceremonies.

The breadwinners

Industrial film. The variety of jobs performed by BC workers, and the role of the WCB in promoting safety and protecting and assisting injured workers. Includes much footage of job sites and people at work (especially miners, loggers and construction workers). Other footage includes a dramatization of an injured man being rushed to hospital by floatplane and ambulance; the International First Aid Championships, with simulated accident victims and competing industrial first aid teams; opening of the new WCB administration complex in Vancouver; scenes in the offices of the WCB; injured workers taking part in physiotherapy and other activities at the WCB's rehabilitation centre in Vancouver; sod-turning for the Leslie R. Petersen Rehabilitation Centre in Richmond. Film begins with long morning sequence of workers going to work, and includes historical background on the role of these "breadwinners" in BC's development.

The mountain movers

The item consists of an industrial film showing the construction of the hydro-electric development to supply power to the Kitimat smelter: the Kenney Dam on the Nechako River, the Kemano tunnel through Mt. DuBose, the stringing of power transmission lines, and a helicopter airlift of supplies. Also includes shots of community facilities at Kitimat or Kemano, and of Vancouver (skyline and miscellaneous views).

The new Granville bridge : [out-takes]

Out-takes. Footage showing the construction of the Granville Street bridge over False Creek in Vancouver. Includes views of the city fronting on False Creek and of the old Granville bridge swingspan.

Webster! : 1978-10-06

Public affairs. Jack Webster's popular weekday morning talk show. Guests and topics for this episode are: Note: Tape change issues. Bill Rathie, candidate for Vancouver mayor, announces his campaign promises including amalgamating Vancouver with neighbouring towns, reducing the number of public servants, and stopping the construction of major civic works. Jim Kinnaird, president of the BC and Yukon Building Trades Council, discusses the BC Labour Relations Board’s arbitration decision that compulsory retirement was in violation of the Human Rights Code.