Prices were standardized for burning various kinds of waste at the City crematorium (garbage burning facility). $300 was allotted for thinning out the timber along the Park Road. In response to a letter from the Deputy Attorney General drawing attention to the want of lights on the public wharves, the Light Railway and Tramway Committee resolved to go around …to view where lights are required.
Council agreed with the Water and Market Committee’s rule “That ….sprinkling the street with hose by private consumers is strictly forbidden and no person …shall be allowed to sprinkle… lawns, gardens, yards or grounds…except between the hours of 5 and 8 o’clock in the morning and 6 and 10 o’clock in the evening.” The streets were sprinkled with water to keep dust down during dry weather.
Vancouver’s solicitor, A. St. George Hamersley, gave his opinions that a) The City could not impose a license on fish peddlers unless it could be proved the fish were caught outside BC waters, b) That a corpse on the premises of Dr. McAlpine was legal under the Medical Act, although it was a nuisance “on the grounds that an offensive smell proceeded from the corpse,” and c) That the Pound Keeper did not have the authority to “enter any private premises and seize or import a dog thereon”. – Vancouver Daily World, page 3, February 9, 1897