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1965 - Unknown Woman & Men in Company Store

Photograph depicts two men purchasing items in foreground, facing away from photographer. Unknown woman stands at till behind counter in midground, wearing long white professional jacket. Stocked shelves on wall in background. Store appears to be stocked with groceries and general supplies.

1970 Labour Strike

File contains photographs depicting individuals at Cassiar on strike in the winter time, marching down roads, holding picket signs, carrying small children who hold signs, and driving cars covered with strike slogans. Many of the signs read "U.S.W.A. LOCAL 6536" (United Steel Workers of America).

  • Two photographs depict a man with a video recorder. Some photos feature plant buildings, two were taken at night. One photograph depicts a note that reads: "THERE WILL BE NO AFTERNOON SHIFT THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5th 1970."
  • Many photos depict areas in the mine showing snow impacts, fissures in the mountain, asbestos evidence and other environmental activity. The picket signs contain protests regarding contracts, safety, environment, and ethics.
  • Handwritten annotation on original envelope containing photographs: "Pictures 1970 Strike."
  • Integrated into file are fourteen photos from file marked "Mr. B. Pewsey" that depict an area where a large rock fell, measuring tape, and protest sign.

1971 - Director's Lodge

Photograph depicts two unidentified men on front deck of building behind trees. Road and car in foreground, mountains visible in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Directors Lodge Cassiar June 15 71". Building also known as "House 130".

1971 - Director's Lodge, Close View

Photograph depicts two lawn chairs in front of building with front deck. Trees visible in foreground and background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Directors Lodge Cassiar June 15 71". Building also known as "House 130".

1971 - Main Office Building

Photograph depicts two-story yellow and orange office building. Unidentified individual stands with garden hose in foreground near what appears to be a lawnmower. Warehouse semi-visible in left background; blue truck and new mill building visible in right background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Cassiar Office June 15 71".

1971 - Summer Bunkhouses

Photograph depicts long bunkhouse buildings located between the Cassiar plant and townsite. They were originally used seasonally by university students, or by new employees on waiting lists for the more accommodating panabode "Winter Bunkhouses" (see item 2000.1.1.3.19.113). These buildings are speculated to be bunkhouses number 86, 87, and 88. Trees cross midground; new mill building, tailings pile, and mountains visible in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Cassiar June 15 71".

1971 - Tramline on Plantsite

Photograph depicts tramline buckets and tower on plantsite. Vehicles, building materials, and unidentified buildings also visible on plantsite (including what appears to be a water tower). Mountains and valley in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Cassiar June 15 71".

1971 - Troutline Creek, Cassiar, BC

Photograph depicts flowing water believed to be Troutline Creek which ran south of Cassiar, B.C. Tailings pile and plant buildings visible behind forest in midground, northern mountain range in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Cassiar June 15 71".

1971 - Troutline Creek, Cassiar, BC

Photograph depicts flowing water believed to be Troutline Creek which ran south of Cassiar, B.C. Tailings pile and plant buildings visible behind forest in midground, northern mountain range in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Cassiar June 15 71".

1971 - Unknown Residence

Photograph depicts brown and white building similar to the "Director's Lodge" at Cassiar, B.C. (see items 2000.1.1.3.19.88 and 2000.1.1.3.19.89). Station wagon parked in driveway behind short fence in foreground. Trees in foreground, forest and mountains visible in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Cassiar June 15 71".

1971 - Unknown Residence & Greenhouse

Photograph depicts part of a brown and white building similar to the "Director's Lodge" at Cassiar, B.C. (see items 2000.1.1.3.19.88 and 2000.1.1.3.19.89). Unidentified individuals visible inside greenhouse in fenced back yard. Forest in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Cassiar June 15 71".

1979 Operating Budget Proposal

This collection is proposed Cassiar development for the operating budget in 1979. The photographs are of poster-size presentation information. Topics covered include: operating graph of cost vs. fibre production, productivity rates, waste removal, ore mining cost vs. ton, primary crushing cost vs. ton, ore delivery cost vs. ton transported, stockpile drying and storage cost vs. ton feed, milling cost vs. ton fibre, establishment of funds allocated to townsite, staff, O&T and P&M, three proposed plans for 1979 and the requirements and costs for these proposals.

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