1897

Swing Span for Granville Street Bridge considered- September 13, 1897

The Board of Works held a special meeting with local experts to discuss the question of the proposed new swing span for the Granville Street bridge. Motions were passed to…

Water Street in “Disgraceful Condition” – September 20, 1897

C. H. Wright called Council’s attention to the “disgraceful condition” of Water Street from Abbott to Carroll Streets. Photo is of Water Street, taken in 1897. Ex Mayor Henry Collins…

Tremont Hotel Verandah to be Removed – September 27, 1897

Sunnyside Hotel, Water Street, Vancouver, BC ca 1890

The Rand Brothers wrote to Council telling them the matter of removing the old verandah from Tremont Hotel {pictured above} on Carrall Street will be attended to. A $15 per…

Ex-Mayor Fred Cope Dead – October 4, 1897

City Council regrets the untimely death of Ex-Mayor Fred Cope (Mr. Cope’s house shown above). The City Crematory was authorized to burn a quantity of damaged fruit. The Fire &…

Council Excludes Street Light Near Catholic Church – October 11, 1897

There was controversy about accepting the Light Railway and Tramway Committee’s report; it was only adopted after striking out the clause recommending the placing of a street light on Richards…

Special Meeting to Review Smelter Proposals – October 12, 1897

Two smelter proposals were reviewed: Mr. Harry Symons’ proposal was chosen to go forward. This transcript was made in 2021 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Original handwritten minutes City of…

Second Special Meeting to Discuss Smelter Matters – October 14, 1897

This transcript was made in 2021 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Original handwritten minutes: City of Vancouver Archives S31 Volume 8, page 36 only Too see or download images of…

Council Forward Smelter Report to Rothschild Representative – October 15, 1897

In the third special meeting held this week, the Mayor and seven Aldermen, the City Solicitor and the City Engineer met with Harry Symons, Q.C. to furnish him with their…

Board of Trade Criticizes Lack of Places of Amusement in Vancouver – October 18, 1897

The Board of Works requested that the Harbour Master “exercise his authority as to the prevention of tugs, small steamers and scows from tying up and delivering produce at City…

Typhoid Fever in Mount Pleasant – October 25 1897

Ad for Hood's Sarsaparilla

Dr. W D Brydone-Jack reported on cases of typhoid fever in Mount Pleasant but declined in future to notify the Health Officer of the existence of infectious diseases unless he…

Mount Pleasant, Fairview Need Sewerage Systems – November 1, 1897

The City Engineer was asked to look into providing Mount Pleasant and Fairview with a Sewerage System. Officer John McAllister having been on the Police Force for a year, was…

Pender Street in Unsafe Condition – November 8, 1897

Pender at Burrard St. early Vancouver

J. J. Sparrow complained of the disgraceful condition of of Pender Street (pictured) in front of his stables. Rent for the market hall fixed $20 for dances, $15 for concerts,…

City Council Spends $2,000 on Klondike Advertising – November 15, 1897

Klondike Ad from 1897 Vancouver Daily World

Council decided to spend $2,000 “for the purpose of advertising the advantages of Vancouver as an outfitting point for the gold fields of the Klondike”. Frank Baynes be appointed Police…

MacKinnon Block Roof to be Altered – November 19, 1897

McKinnon block Masonic Hall early Vancouver

This transcript was made in 2021 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Illustration: CVA M-3-9.7 MacKinnon Block & Masonic Hall – Hastings & Granville 1898 Original handwritten minutes here: City of…

Linton’s Cabins Rebuilt – November 22, 1897

Vancouver City Wharf 1897

The Health Inspector reported Mr. Linton has rebuilt cabins in place of those torn down. Photo shows Mr. Linton’s yachts near the City Wharf. The finance committee authorized the $2.00…

C.P.R. Asks for Tax Exemption – Vancouver November 24, 1897

CPR Dock about 1896

This transcript was made in 2021 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick. Illustration: City of vancouver Archives CVA 2008-010.4143CPR Dock at foot of Howe St. c 1896 Original handwritten minutes: City…