Train Noise to be Quieted – Sept 7 1897

train load of canned salmon ca 1900.

Letter received from R. Marpole General Superintendent of the CPR Co. stating that hereafter whistling by engines would be abolished and the screech of trains moderated.

This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Sandra Robinson

Illustration: CVA 355-01 –
Train load of canned salmon on dockside track

Text Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31
Volume 7 pages 690 – 692

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[Volume 7 page] 690

Vancouver Sept 7, 1987

The Council met on Tuesday September 7th 1897. Present Acting Mayor Brown and Alderman Painter, Townley, Neelands, McQueen, McPhaiden, W.S. MacDonald and D.G. McDonald. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.


From the Clerk of North Vancouver agreeing to pay for any transfer patients sent by his municipality to the City Hospital.

From the City Auditor general furnishing report for July.

From the City Clerk of New Westminster inviting the Mayor and Council to the Royal Agricultural Exhibition.

Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by Alderman Painter
That the invitation be accepted.

From R. A. Muskett drawing attention to two dangerous chimneys in rear of his store
Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.

From the City Clerk of Victoria acknowledging receipt of resolution re: Darcy Island Lepers.

From R. Marpole General Superintendent of the CPR Co. stating that hereafter whistling by engines would be abolished and the screech of trains moderated.

[Volume 7 page] 690

The following report was received and read:

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Sept 1st 1897. Present Alderman McPhaiden, Painter and Neelands.


From Miss MacFie reporting that the hospital work was getting very heavy and stating that she might require more help at any time; also furnishing monthly report.

From the Health and Milk Inspectors furnishing reports.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

McLennan & McFeely Supplies 25.80
News. Advertiser Supplies 19.50
H. H. Layfield & Co Supplies 17.18
Van Transfer Co. Hack hire 3.
A. Desrochers Supplies 58.73
Thos F. McGuigan Inquest 10
R. Wash Labour 2.
Mrs. Frizzell “ 6.75
G. Bristol “ 7.
J. A. Mills Medical Evidence 10
Evans, Coleman & Evans Supplies 19.19

D. McPhaiden, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden
Seconded by “ Neelands
That the report be adopted.

Introduction of By-laws.

Moved by Alderman Townley
Seconded by “ McPhaiden

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That a By-law be introduced to amend By-law 177.

The By-law was read a first time.


Moved by Alderman Painter
Seconded by W. S. MacDonald
That the following accounts be paid:
Matthew Rockett Estate Labour $392.35

Moved by Alderman W. S. MacDonald
Seconded by “ McQueen
That the Council stand adjourned until Friday evening at 8 o’clock pm to consider Smelter matters.


W. Brown
Acting Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk