Council partially approved a request from the Queen’s Jubilee Committee to fund swimming facilities and a park on English Bay. The Committee requested $5,000 but only $2,000 was eventually approved. (Photo shows English Bay four years later, in 1901.) Council planned to travel to Victoria to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and then to Bellingham to celebrate the 4th of July.
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