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Dog Standing on Road

White spotted dog stands on what appears to be a wood bridge, shed and greenery in background. Photograph sent from Violet (nee Taylor) Baxter to her aunt, Sarah Glassey. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "To Auntie With love From Violet 4/4/26".

"A Child’s Christmas in Saskatchewan"

Audio recording consists of a CBC radio show produced in Regina, Saskatchewan broadcasting a recording of Bridget Moran’s story entitled “A Child’s Christmas in Saskatchewan”. The unidentified male radio announcer introduces Moran’s story noting it is based on her memories of Christmas as a child in rural Saskatchewan c.1920s with her family. The male announcer notes that Moran “now lives in Prince George.” The story “A Child’s Christmas in Saskatchewan” is read by broadcaster Lorna Jackson.

Audiocassette Summary

  • Jackson reads the story. Bridget provides memories of receiving the Eaton’s and Simpson’s catalogues and Christmas gifts by postal mail
  • Moran’s Dad delivered the mail for a few extra dollars
  • Moran recalls the Christmas concert; plays; carols, and the supper dance
  • Moran recalls memories of sharing Christmas dinner with the Wright’ family who were Protestant Irish farmers

"A Question of Balance: Canadian Forest Products Ltd. Interior Operations"

Film is a Canfor promotional video. As described on the video case, "'A Question of Balance' provides an overview of Canfor's operations throughout north central British Columbia and northern Alberta. Through interviews with employees and people in communities where Canfor operates, the video features information on the following areas of interest: safety, forest management, harvesting, pulp and paper production, environmental improvements, new technologies, economic impact, and career opportunities."

"Alternative Silvicultural Systems in the Northern Mixedwoods of Alberta"

Film is a research summary produced by the Canadian Forest Service. As described on the video case: "Initiated in 1992, this research project was intended to test a range of harvesting and silvicultural options in reducing wind damage to residual white spruce on moist to wet sites after harvest of the deciduous overstorey. If forest managers are to successfully implement alternative silvicultural systems on these northern boreal forest sites, mitigation of windthrow will be critical to successful operations. The project also tests growth and yield, regeneration stocking standards, aesthetic and biodiversity components."

"Atlas Captain" boom tug

Photograph depicts a boom tug called "Atlas Captain" that was brought in for refitting, adjacent to a smalll boat repair yard. It was loaded on a CN gondola car and then removed by a derrick crane.

"Bannock and Beans: Memoirs of the Bedaux Expedition and Northern B.C. Packtrails" by Bob White

Consists of 1 book written by Bob White and published by the Piapot History Book Group in 1983. Publication is a photocopied version of manuscript written by Mr. White, complete with inserted corrections. Item is wire spiral-bound with blue card stock used for front and back covers. 8 of 371 pages typed; 363 handwritten. Includes illustrations, photographs, letter, article, and map.

"Billy" & "Tiny" on West Lake

"Billy" & "Tiny" on West Lake depicts two dogs walking in tracks across a snow-covered lake, with a treed hill in the background. Reads on verso as follows : "'Billy' & 'Tiny' on West Lake (2)".

"Bob Bossin’s Home Remedy for Nucelar War" Show

Photograph features Bob Bossin holding a bottle of his “Home Remedy for Nuclear War”. Photograph was a "promo shot" created to advertise his show "Bob Bossin's Home Remedy for Nucelar War" - one showing of which occured in Smithers, B.C. on 18 October 1986.

Photograph is located in the following file: "Bob Bossin's Home Remedy for Nucelar War Show, Smithers, October 18, 1986" which also contains newspaper clippings, a show program, correspondence, newsletters, catalogue and a poster pertaining to this show.

"British Columbia Physiographic Subdivisions"

Item is a map compiled and produced by Geographic Division, Surveys and Mapping Branch, Department of Lands, Forests, and Water Resources ; geological and physiographical data supplied by Dept. of Mines and Petroleum Resources, Victoria, B.C. (1964).

"Butterchurch" on Comiaken Hill

Photograph depicts "Butterchurch" that was built in 1870 under the direction of Father Rondeault of the Oblate Order for missionary work among the Comiakan Natives, a tribe of about 100. It was abandoned by about 1880 because of its location. It was recently restored as a historical shrine.

"Canadian National Railway System"

Map depicts the Canadian National Railway system, including trackage for the Central Vermont Railway, the Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad, the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, the Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway, and the Northern Alberta Railway.


Postcard depicts "VIA Rail's eastbound and westbound "Canadians" meet at Glenogle, BCon C.P. Rail's Mountain Subdivision in the Kicking Horse River Valley. May 23, 1985."

"Cariboo Prospector"

Photograph depicts a train called the "Cariboo Prospector." It was supposed to arrive to the station earlier, but a freight locomotive failed north of Williams Lake and blocked the line.

"Collectors' Items: CP Bygones"

File consists of a folder containing information sheets regarding Canadian Pacific Railway locomotives. The sheets consists of Selkirk type 2-10-4, Hudson Type 4-6-4, Standard Type 4-4-0, Atlantic Type 4-4-2, Ten Wheeler type 4-6-0, Mallet Type 0-6-6-0, Jubilee Type 4-4-4, Switcher Type 0-6-0, Switcher type B-B, Shay geared type 3 truck,# Road unit type A1A-A1A, Consolidation 2-8-0, Santa Fe Type 2-10-2, Mikado Type 2-8-2, Baltic tank type 4-6-4T, Road Switcher B-B, Northern Type 4-8-4, Camelback type 4-6-0,#19 Mogul type 2-6-0, Road Freight type B-B,1 Pacific Type 4-6-2, Mountain type 4-8-2, gas-mechanical rail cars, Gas-mechanical rail cars, Decapod type 2-10-0, Switcher 0-8-0, and wheel arrangements.

"Culture Jamming: TV Jamming Campaign"

Video recording consists of "Culture Jamming: TV Jamming Campaign" produced by the Media Foundation in Vancouver BC. Broadcasts info commercials criticizing the impact of mass media in contemporary society; its effects on society, children, economy, politics; and the excesses of North American Society as seen through TV and advertising.

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