“More stringent and effective” health inspection needed for incoming ships – May 30, 1892

“More stringent and effective” health inspection needed for incoming ships – May 30, 1892

Two recent “Asiatic” ships are believed to have brought smallpox infection to the city. Council sends urgent message to the Government in Ottawa, and copies all the local Members of Parliament, urging them to review and improve the health and quarantine procedures at ports. Meanwhile, doctors are assigned to give vaccinations at each of the five city schools.

Residence of J.M. Lefevre, Alderman from 1887-1889

Local improvement bylaw passed – May 26, 1892

The business of May 23 was continued. The Local Improvement By-Law was passed, with two new clauses regarding verandahs and projections. The matter of the Free Library By-Law not to be heard for another six months (November, 1892). Professor Rae refused to pay rent for the Market Hall, City Solicitor to take action. The Poundkeeper to be furnished with a book of street car tickets.