Videos about early Vancouver

Videos about early Vancouver

A ride through Victoria and Vancouver 1907
(Vancouver begins at about 3.14)
released by the Canadian archives in Ottawa, and enhanced by youtube user guy jones.

Sam Sullivan has made several Kumtuks videos about Vancouver in the early days:

Sam Sullivan’s video about the Chinook Wawa trading language

and more videos from Sam about early British Columbia:

The ward system in Vancouver, 1886

The ward system in Vancouver, 1886

One of the first things the Mayor and Aldermen did when forming a government was to divide Vancouver into five Wards. This was done through Vancouver By-Law No. 3

Wards in Vancouver 1886
Here are the ward boundaries established in 1886, superimposed onto an old map of Vancouver. If you want a closer look, click here for a downloadable PDF of this map.

Speaking of boundaries, you might be interested to see that Nanaimo Street* was the eastern boundary of Vancouver, and Alma Street* was the western boundary. The southern boundary went west along Sixteenth Avenue to Fraser Street, then jogged through the Kingsway and Fraser intersection, and continued along Fifteenth Avenue to Nanaimo Street. That was Vancouver in those days.

The ward boundaries were changed in 1891 through Vancouver By-law No 118 and again in 1895 through Vancouver By-Law No 233.

Later By-laws continued to change the ward boundaries, and increase the number of wards to six (in 1904) , then to eight (in 1911, when Cedar Cottage, Kensington and Riley Park became part of Vancouver).

Then when Point Grey and South Vancouver amalgamated with Vancouver in 1929, the number of wards increased to twelve. Six years later, Vancouverites voted 62% in favour of abolishing the ward system.

* though neither of them were called that then. Nanaimo was called Boundary Road, and Alma was sometimes called Campbell Road and sometimes also Boundary Road. Confused yet?

City takeover of Vancouver’s streetlights moves forward – April 2, 1894

City takeover of Vancouver’s streetlights moves forward – April 2, 1894

John Potter was appointed Inspector of the Reservoir at $3.00 per day. Mr R. Hughes was allowed to take out a temporary three month license in the absence of his business partner. The takeover of the Vancouver Illuminating Company’s assets by the City to include “the whole of the plant and materials” used to furnish street lighting.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick

Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Bu P248
BC Electric Railway Building 1911, with street light in foreground

original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 1-7

[volume 6 page 1]
Vancouver April 2nd 1894
The Council met on Monday April 2nd 1894 at 8 pm
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Alderman Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Franklin, Wm. Brown, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
The minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted.

Communications

From John Campbell asking the Council to take action regarding the correction of the survey in D.L. 185 next to the park. Referred to the Board of Works
From W.S. Gore, Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works asking for a map of indicating the position of Dundas Street and the roadway through Hastings Townsite. Referred to the Board of Works
From W.B. Ross complaining about being molested on the street. Filed
From A. Gigrew furnishing an affidavit that he had lost 3 poll tax receipts. Filed
From N.G. Tatlow asking if there was any question about the title to Clark’s Park. Referred to the City Solicitor
From the Hon. James Baker, Provincial Secretary asking if proper precautions were being taken to prevent the spread of small pox. Referred to the Board of Health

[volume 6 page 2]

From Dr. Thomas reporting cases of contagious disease during the month. Filed
From P. Carey asking for compensation for loss occasioned to him by the change of the grade of Hastings Street. Referred to the Board of Works
From R. Hughes requesting the Police Committee to reconsider its decision re the transfer of the auction house held by S.F. Scott to himself. Filed
From R. Fraser et al protesting against the re-survey of 264A. Referred to the Board of Works
From H. Abbott asking the City to take charge of 76 Chinese detained in quarantine. Referred to the Health Committee

The following reports were received and read:

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Monday April 2nd 1894.
Present: Alderman Wm. Brown (in the Chair), McPhaiden and Bethune
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid –
W. Hooper etal Labor $310.25
Thos. Veitch Hire of teams $154.35
City Printing Words supplies $4.00

2. That John Potter Be appointed Inspector of the

[volume 6 page 3]

Reservoir at a salary of $3.00 per day duties to begin on the 3rd instant: Signed Wm. Brown, Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the Report be adopted Carried

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday March 30th 1894.
Present: Alderman Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden, Wm. Brown and Bethune
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
J. Miller stamps $40.00
News. Advertise supplies $5.85
H. Henderson Clerical Work $60.00
A. St. G. Hamersley Law Costs $427.26

2. That the Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign a note for $10000 on the behalf of the City of Vancouver bearing interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum said note being drawn on authority of By-Law No 198 passed on the 3rd day of March 1894.

3. That the communication from Major Townley re grant of $500.00 be laid over to be considered with estimates. Signed W.F. Salsbury, Chairman

[volume 6 page 4]

Alderman Wm. Brown seconded by Alderman McDowell.

Fire and Light Committee
The Fire and Light Committee met on Saturday March 31st 1894.
Present: Alderman Franklin, Queen, Shaw and Bethune.
The estimates for the year were finally compiled and referred to the Finance Committee.
Signed J.L. Franklin, Chairman

The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman Queen seconded by Alderman Franklin

Police Committee
The Police Committee met on Wednesday March 28th 1894.
Present: Alderman C.L. Brown, Shaw, Queen, McPhaiden and Wm. Brown
It was recommended:

1. That R. Hughes be allowed to take out a temporary license for 3 months on paying a proportional amount of the annual license, in the event of the Licensee leaving or being absent from the City a temporary license be issued to his partner for at least three months, on paying the proportional amount of the annual license, this only to apply to bona fide <illegible.

2. That the tender of Wm. Murphy be accepted for the Police uniforms as follows:
Officers suits $26.00 Sergeants $28.50
Chief’s $31.00 Helmets at catalogue prices

[volume 6 page 5]

3. That Officer Thomas H. Butler’s salary be increased $10 a month dating from March 7th 1894. Signed C.L. Brown, Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by C.L. Brown
That the report be adopted Carried

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on March 29th 1894.
Present: Alderman McCraney, Queen, Franklin and Brown

It was recommended:
1. That the communication from Mr. Harris regarding the grade of the sidewalk on Cordova St be referred to the City Engineer to make estimates for lowering floors.

2. That the communication from F.W. Hewton etal asking for repairs on Lorne Street between Quebec and Manitoba Streets be referred to the Street Inspector to attend to.

3. That the following accounts be paid:
Pay Roll $149.70
Boyd & Clandenning 15.00
Gibbons & Borland 39.69
G.E. Meck 2.00
John Poster 20.00
James Dixon 10.00
Thomas 385.00
D.J. McLellan 25.45
Evans, Coleman & Evans 5.50

[volume 6 page 6]

Bailey & Co. 5.00

4. That the case of the CPR vs the City re Gore Ave extension be appealed to the Privy Council.
Signed H.P. McCraney, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden
That the Report be adopted Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden

That the following account be paid:
Mrs McLeod Sewing $5.00 Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Franklin

That the resolution passed on March 14th by the Fire and Light Committee “that the present contractors for street lighting be notified that the City intends to expropriate their “poles and wires” be amended by adding the following words “and the whole of the plant and material used by the Company in connection with the lighting of the streets by lights of the Thomson Houston Arc System under the terms of the Agreement made between the Vancouver Illuminating Company and the City of the 7th October 1889 at such time as may be mutually agreed upon and in default of agreement being arrived at that the

[volume 6 page 7]

will be settled by arbitration under the terms of the agreement. Carried

Notices of Motion

Alderman Shaw gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he will move that the necessary proceedings be taken to collect overdue taxes.

Alderman McCraney gave notice that at next meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to add that portion of Ward 5 lying west of Centre Street to Ward 1.

The Council then adjourned.
Signed R.A. Anderson, Mayor

Thomas P. McGuigan, City Clerk

New Women’s Ward in hospital will cost $10,000 – March 27, 1894

New Women’s Ward in hospital will cost $10,000 – March 27, 1894

$10,000 was set aside for a Women’s Ward in the hospital. Mr Giguere, who had two poll tax receipts, was directed that if he made an affadavit, he would not be charged for them. The issue of appropriating the Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Co.’s tracks and wires was postponed until the return of the City Solicitor.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item AM54-S4-: Bu P369
[Man and nurses on lawn in front of the Vancouver City Hospital – 530 Cambie Street]

Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 759 – 766

[Volume 5 page 759]

Vancouver March 27th 1894
The Council met on Tuesday March 27th 1894
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, Franklin C.L. Brown and Bethune

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That Alderman Salsbury be appointed Chairman. Carried
The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From D. McGillivray agreeing to the conditions expressed in the resolution of Council regarding the payment of wages in his contract. Filed

From the City Solicitor furnishing correspondence between himself and Mr. Tatlow regarding the double tracking of Granville Street by Track east of Westminster Av.

Moved by Alderman McDonald
Seconded by “ Queen
That that portion of the correspondence relating to the double tracking of Granville Street be laid over for another week. Carried

Moved by Alderman Shaw
Seconded by “ Bethune
That the matter of taking up the track on Powell Street be deferred until Mr. Farrell’s return provided he returns within two weeks. Carried

From R.H. Terhune, Salt Lake City asking for information regarding the quality of ores etc in this Vicinity.
Referred to the Board of Works Trade
[volume 5 page 760]

From R. Hughes asking for the transfer of the Auctioneer License held by S.F. Scott to himself.
Referred to the Police Committee

From E. Shurgold asking for the removal of a stump from Lot 7. Block 38.200a
Referred to the Board of Works

From Evans, Coleman & Evans notifying the Council that Storage at the rate of 50 cents per ton per week and interest at the rate of 8 per cent per annum will be charged for the City pipe lying on their wharf.
Referred to the Board of Works

From D. McGillivray asking that the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to attach the City Seal to his contract for the paving of Granville & Hastings Streets

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign the contract between D. McGillivray and the City for the paving of Granville and Hastings Street and attach the Corporate Seal thereto. Carried

From Hon James Baker, Provincial Secretary informing the Council that a resolution of the Legislative Assembly embodying the request of the Council relative to the transference from the Dominion Government to the Province of a certain portion of the foreshore of False Creek together with the tidal lands of the same, had been transferred to the Honourable the Secretary of State. Filed

From the City Clerk stating that the total assessment of property in Ward 5 amounted to $994.67 and the amount represented on a certain portion praying for the division of the Ward as $700240.00

From Mr W.P. Turner, Supt of the Water Works asking the Council to give the reason of

[volume 5 page 761]

his discharge.
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the communication be filed. Carried

From Major Townley, asking for a grant of $500.00 for the 1st of July Celebrations
Referred to the Finance Committee

From John Cooper asking for an increase of salary
Referred to the F & L. Committee

From Frank Devlin etal asking the Council to pay A.G. Evans his salary while he was laid up with a broken leg. Filed

From the Mayor advising the Council to buy the lots in front of the Hospital and to have the Plumbing By-Law amended.
The first was referred to the Finance Committee to be considered when the estimates are being compiled and the latter portion referred to the Health Committee

The following accounts Reports were received and read.

Water Committee

The Water Committee met on Tuesday March 27th 1894
Present – Aldermen McDowell, Queen, McPhaiden, Wm Brown and Bethune.
It was recommended:-
1. That the B.C. Iron Works be allowed to connect with the water mains on Alexander Street as per their request.
2. That in lieu of fire and light in the Market Hall that A.M. Beattie be allowed water to the value of $2.00 per month, that he pay for water used up to date and that he be informed that he must look to the Band in future for light charges.
3. That John Potter be appointed Reservoir Inspector at a salary of $3.00 a day
4. That the following accounts be paid:-
W. Hooper etal Labor $320.25
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies 10.28
W.G. Warren “ .30
News.Advertiser “ 3.20
Thomas Bros. “ 1.25
Diplock & Co “ 4.75
Rennie & Campbell, Boat hire 25.00
Boyd & Clandenning Use of pump 5.00
Payne Tipping Machine Co Supplies 15.17
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman

Moved by that Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the Clause in relation to John Potter be struck out. Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the balance of the report be adopted. Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on March 22nd 1894
All the members being present
It was recommended:-
1. That Dundas Street in 184 be opened up for 3 ½ blocks to meet a roadway to be constructed by the Government provided that the Government does its share.
2. That the Communication from Mr McFie re stumps on Dufferin St W be referred to the Street Inspector to report on
3. That the following be included in the Estimates
Sidewalk on North Side of Burnaby from Burrard Street to the end of the grade.
Sidewalk on 11th Av from Ontario to Quebec St

[volume 5 page 763]
Grading Robson St west of Nicola St
4. That the Communication from H. Abbott re outlet to Granville Street drain be referred to the City Engineer and Solicitor
5. That no more work be done in 264A until it is resurveyed
6. That the Communication from G.A. Owens re state of trench on 9th Av be referred to the Street Inspector for attention
7. That the Street Inspector make passable Pender Street East of Abbott with old plank.
8. That the following accounts be paid
Pay Roll $194.25
Evans Coleman & Evans 1053.54
Trythall & Son Supplies 3.60
Thos Dunn Street Sweeper 347.50
M.S. Rose 5.00
Mason & Peterson 1.00
Diplock & Co. 2.90
H.Kersey .65
J. Rogers 2.50
Jas Logan 12.00
9. That Evans, Coleman & Evans be returned their percentage on Water pipes
10. That tenders be called for the construction of a drain on Richards St and for crushing rock
The Estimates for the year were formed
Sgd H.P. McCraney

Moved by Alderman Queen
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

[volume 5 page 764]

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Tuesday March 27th 1894
Present – the full Board
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Diplock & Co Supplies $20.20
City Printing Works “ 21.80
Evans Coleman & Evans “ 14.00
J.J. Cowdery Clinical Ward 65.00
Cosman & son Supplies 1.25
News.advertiser “ 8.55
2. That the Secretary of the Zion Congregation be informed that the Council has no power to allow 20 per cent rebate on last year’s taxes
3. That Adolphe Giguere, who asked not to be compelled to pay for two poll tax receipts which he claimed to have lost; be informed that if he makes an affidavit that he lost them and did not issue them that he be relieved of the responsibility of paying for them
4. That the Communication from the City Auditor stating that he had balanced the Assessment Roll and Tax Roll, be filed
5. That the tender of the News. Advertiser for printing the financial statement be accepted as follows:-
500 copies in long primer, samples no 1 $2.10 per page
Sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Report be adopted Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday March 27th 1894
Present Aldermen McDowell, Salsbury, McPhaiden, Wm Nrown
It was recommended:-
1. That the sum of $10000 be placed in the Estimates to provide a Women’s Ward and other accommodations at the City Hospital the balance of the Estimates being confirmed and referred to the Finance Committee
2. That Dr. G. D. Johnston be appointed Opsthlamic physician to the City Hospital
3. That the following accounts be paid:-
James Carnoban Scavengering .50 cts
C.F. Foreman Supplies 33.12
W.A. McIntosh & Co “ 4.95
C.F. Foreman “ 15.31
Welsh Bros “ 8.23
Texas Lake Ice Co “ 1.50
James Astell “ 20.00
Mellish & Grant “ 37.50
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDOwell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Report be adopted
Carried
Motions

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the resolution passed at the last meeting of the Council regarding the expropriation of the jobs and wires of the Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Co. be amended so that it will be in accordance with the agreement between the Co and the City.
Laid over

Moved by Alderman Queen
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the matter be laid over for one week to give the City Solicitor an opportunity to

[volume 5 page 766]

Examine the contract and other papers that may be connected therewith and produce same at the next meeting of the Council Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the following labor account be paid:-
G. Telford $566.65 Carried

The Council then adjourned
R. A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos G. McGuigan
City Clerk

Council unanimously backs smallpox quarantine against Victoria – July 22, 1892

Council unanimously backs Mayor Fred Cope’s announced smallpox quarantine. Mayors of other municipalities to be contacted to join the quarantine formed by Vancouver and New Westminster.

This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Christine Cathcart
and sponsored by the Woodward family

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 page 88 only

[vol 5 pg 88]

Vancouver July 22nd 1892
A special meeting of the Council was held on Friday July 22nd 1892.
Present – Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum and Mills.
Alderman Collins was appointed Chairman.

A report was received from the Health Inspector on the Small Pox cases.
Filed

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Anderson
That the Council of the City of Vancouver assembled do hereby place on record their entire and unaltered approval of the action taken by Mayor Cope in the protection of the public health and the prevention of the introduction of Small Pox from points where the prevalence of the disease has warranted this and other municipalities within the province to declare a quarantine against Victoria.
Carried
The Council then adjourned

The following resolution should be in the minutes of the previous meeting:

Moved by Alderman Mc Craney
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the Mayor communicate at once with the Reeves of each of the municipalities in the N. W. District asking them to co-operate with this City and New Westminster in enforcing the quarantine against Victoria or other infected parts.
Carried

Labour Day to be granted as public holiday – July 18, 1892

Labour Day to be granted as public holiday – July 18, 1892

Labour Day (August 11 in 1892) to be granted as a public holiday. The Board of Health empowered to buy a site for a separate Chinese “pest house” (isolation hospital) within the City limits. City to ask the provincial government to enforce the Public Health Act, as one case of smallpox has already been found in Hastings Townsite.

This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer L. Ellema
and sponsored by the Woodward family

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 81-87

[vol 5 pg 81]

Vancouver July 18th1892

The Council met on Monday, July 18th 1892.

Present: His Worship, The Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum Mills and Gavin.

The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.

The following Communications were received and read:

From A.L. St. George, stating that Dr. Brydone-Jack had no authority to render any account to the City on behalf of Mrs. Dockendorf.

Filed

From W.J. Brewer stating that it would only be necessary to slash and burn the trees in 182 instead of close cutting.

Referred to the B. of Works

From H. Abbott stating that he thought $10.00 a month would be a sufficient charge for the water at the Chinese passenger shed.

Referred to F.W & Light. Committee

From F.A. Round et al asking for the grading of Grove and Crescent Streets

Referred to the Board of Works

From A.M. Beattie and W. Bailey asking for a grant from Council in aid of a Poultry and Produce Exhibition

Referred to the Finance Committee

From MH Fraser giving an order on the City in favor of Nelson Carter

Moved by Alderman Connon

Seconded by Alderman Franklin

That the Communication be filed

Carried

From D.A. MacPherson of the Department of Public Works, Ottawa, asking the City to show how the extension of the Streets to the Water would be a sanitary advantage.

Referred to the Board of Works

From J.J. Dougan drawing attention to the fact the contractor who opened the lane in Block 91.196 had piled rocks etc. on his lot.

Referred to the Board of Works

[vol 5 pg 82

From the City Auditor submitting Report for May and also report on school accounts

Filed

From J. Franks et al complaining about a hog nuisance on Carrall Street

Referred to the Health Inspector for attention

From Geo Gagen, Secy of the Trades & Labor Council asking that the 11th August Labor Day be proclaimed a Public holiday

Moved by Alderman Connon

Seconded by Alderman Franklin

That his request be granted

Carried

From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights

Filed

From W.E. Johnstone stating that he had not yet been paid for WH Gallagher’s lot on Powell Street which was purchased by the City

Referred to the City Solicitor

The following Reports were received and read

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday, July 14th, 1892.

Present: Aldermen McCraney, Connon, Franklin, Gavin and Scoullar

It was recommended

1.That his Board does not hold itself responsible for any claims that D. McDermaid may have against Nelson Carter, the subcontractor on the hospital

2. That the communication from Fleming Robinson complaining about roots etc being piled on his lots on Quebec Street be referred to the Street Inspector for attention

3. That the City Clerk be instructed to notify J.D. Townley to the effect that the Board cannot see his company from its way clear to exempt his company from paying the frontage tax on the right of way on Carrall Street. That the triangular piece donated by the company to the City is exempt and further

[vol 5 pg 83]

that the City Unreadable be requested to ask the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. for the deed of said triangular strip donated to the City for use as a site for Public fountain

4. That the communication from H.V. Edwards re the piling of Stumps etc on his lots on Quebec Street be referred to the Street Inspector for attention

5.That the City Clerk be instructed to notify the owners of Lots in Block 27.184 to have the same cleared Standing timber

6. That the Plan submitted by CE Hope of a building to be erected on Lot11, Block 33,541 be approved and that he be requested to furnish the City Engineer’s office with a tracing or blue print in accordance with the resolution for deposit in vault

7. That the following tenders be accepted:
7th Av. Grading, Geo F. Rounsfell $7360.
Hastings St. E., Gibbons & Myers 1900.
Lanes 16 & 72,196 , FM Thomas 199.
Gore Av. Box drain, W. Jones 24 cts per l ft.
Lane Block 41,196 Box drain, Gibbons & Myers 36 “
Log culvert West Av & 9th Ave., W. Jones $1.50 per per l ft.
6th Ave 3 plank sidewalk, E.C. Britton 103/4 per l ft.

8. That tenders be called for the following work up to July 28th, 1892 at noon
(a) Dufferin St. Grading 30 ft. wide from Westminster Av. to Ontario St.
Comox St. grading full width from Burrard to Bute By Day Works
Georgia St.: make a drainage and improve in accordance with year’s estimates.
Westminster Av. Raise up to permanent grade
Powell Street Grade narrow width two blocks east of Victoria Street
Abbott Street: Lower the drain so as to drain away the from Lot 119.20 & 21 Block 28 and from Lot 16 Block 4 O.G.T.

9. That the following accounts be paid:
N. Straube, Sharpening Saws

[vol 5 pg 84]

Evans, Coleman & Evans Unreadable $8.00
Thos Veitch, Delivering rock 428.22
WH Randall Delivering rock 1270.88
Gurney Cabs Cab Hire 2.50
E.C. Britton Barclay St. 276.15
E.Shergold Framing 1.50
D.H. Morgan, 8th Av. 498.48
do do Manitoba St. 540.00
Sgd. H.P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Gavin
That the Report be adopted
Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday, July 15th, 1892
Present: Aldermen Anderson, Collins, McGuigan, Mills, and Odlum
It was recommended!
That the following accounts be paid:
P.C. Campbell, Hospital Site $3800.00
Telephone Co. Rent 42.05
F.W. Hart: Rent of Tables etc. 3.50
Ian Carriage Works, Fixing Press 1.50
C.W. Murray, Arbitration fees 50.00
School Grant 5000.00

2. That J.B Henderson’s claim for damages in connection with the location of the pest houses be referred to the City Engineers.

3. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the purchase of the Debentures recently authorized to the issued, such tenders to be received up to Monday, August 15th at noon
Sgd. R.A. Anderson
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the time for receiving the Debentures be extended two weeks.
Carried Lost

[vol 5 pg 85]

Yea, Scoullar, Franklin, and Gavin
Nay, Anderson, Collins, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Mills & Connon

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Alderman Connon
That the Report be adopted and read
Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday, July 12th, 1892
Present: Aldermen McGuigan, Odlum, Gavin and Collins
It was recommended:
1.That the following accounts be paid:
Atkins & Atkins, Supplies $100.23
G.I Wilson, Supplies 9.33
G.H. Allan Supplies 7.25
J.P. Blake Supplies 7.55
W.A. McIntosh Supplies 42.38
Champion & Scavenging 20.00
G.H. Jones Supplies 20.50
D.J. McLean Supplies 34.75
Ian Gurney Cab Co. Trip 8.50
Palmer Bros. Supplies 1.80
Fraser & Co. Supplies 18.87
F.W.Hart Supplies 28.50
R. Clark Supplies 97.50
W.D. Brydone Jack. Med Attendance 10.00
R.F. Robinson, Assisting grave digger 1.25
Cunningham & Co. Supplies 33.80
G.H. Jones Supplies 13.50
ThPDunn & Co. Supplies 3.15
M.A. Harvey Supplies 72.50
G.R. Gordon Supplies 3.50
A.M. Bell Supplies 3.65
Cheapside Clothing House Supplies 21.75
Herrett & Co. Supplies 31.45
John McDowell Supplies 3.00
Pioneer Steam Laundry, Washing 48.30
B.C. M.I. & I Co. Supplies 1.84
O’Rourke & Jervis Supplies 39.45
ThPDunn & Co. Supplies .36
Dr. Bell-Irving, Mental Ex 5.00

[vol 5 pg 86]

C. Nelson Supplies $34.35
McDonald BrP Unreadable 1.50
SBurton & Co Supplies 10.25
J.P Blake Supplies 3.60
R.C. Winch Supplies 41.25
Val Straube Supplies .75
A.M. Robertson Evidence 8.00

2. That the Mayor be requested to proclaim a quarantine against Victoria

3. That F.A. Cum Yow be informed that the Council has no power to purchase a site for a pest house to be used by Chinese outside City limits

4. That the Communications from Tupper Thomson, Mrs. Gorman, and E. Osborne be filed
Sgd. by W.J. McGuigan
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Mills
That the Report be adopted
Carried

Motions

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Anderson
That the matter of preparing an agreement to charter a steamer to run from Vancouver to Chilliwack be referred to the Finance Committee to report to Council
Carried

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the Mayor be empowered to arrange a further overdraft in the Bank of B.C. for $5000.00
Carried

Resolved
That the question of constructing a Chinese Pest house on the City site be referred to the Board of Health with power to act: Ca

[vol 5 pg 87]

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Alderman McCraney

That the Medical Health Officer of the Province be requested to at once enforce the regulation passed under the Public Health Act at Hastings Townsite as a case of Small Pox has already broken out there and at present, there is nothing to prevent any travelers from an infected locality landing at Hastings without being examined before landing or the freight disinfected.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the following account be paid
Alex Carlstone, for Water Pipes $3592.08
Carried

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the following account be paid:
H. Lomas et al, Labor $1017.35
Carried

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That the amendments to the Liquor License By-Law be read a 3rd time.

Moved in Amendment by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Alderman Collins
That the By-Law be read six months’ hence
Carried
Board then adjourned

RA Anderson
Acting Mayor

Th. McGuigan
City Clerk

English Bay bath houses may never be built – June 13, 1892

English Bay bath houses may never be built – June 13, 1892

English Bay Bath Houses question was deferred, as the available budget was not sufficient. Federal Minister of Marine offers to pay 91 cents per day for care of sick mariners in the city hospital. BC Department of Lands and Works refused Deadman’s Island for quarantine. Book budget for the Library to be paid in a lump sum. (more…)