Fire engine arrives in Vancouver – August 6, 1886

Fire engine arrives in Vancouver – August 6, 1886

City formally presented with Fire Engine. Council voted thanks to Mr. John D. Ronald of Brussels, Ontario, supplier of the fire engine, for his courteous and generous assistance to the City after the fire. also to pay $6,905 for the fire engine over a ten year period at 7% interest through a series of city debentures.

Engineer’s report re Water Street adopted – June 30, 1886

Engineer’s report re Water Street adopted – June 30, 1886

The photo above shows Water Street about four weeks after the Fire.  This development of Water Street had been planned before the Fire, and amended to include about $200 to replace the sidewalk lost during the Fire. At the June 30, 1886 meeting, Council adopts a report from City Engineer regarding the rates on Water Street to finance this development.