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Envirocon and Alcan

Subseries primarily consists of reports and publications created by Envirocon Limited, the environmental consultants contracted by Alcan for the Kemano Completion Project environmental assessment. Also includes records created by Envirocon, Alcan, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans regarding joint meetings and Envirocon's scientific methodology.

Shirvell, Cole

Research and Publications

Subseries consists predominantly of publications and draft publications written by Cole Shirvell. Also includes maps, photographs, raw data, field notes, and correspondence and reports regarding field work.

Shirvell, Cole

Nechako River Court Action

Subseries consists of records concerning the Nechako River court action that began in 1980 and ended in 1987 with a settlement agreement. The case (Attorney General of Canada vs. Attorney General of British Columbia vs. Alcan Aluminum) was in regard to the increased need for water rights to the Nechako River as a result of Alcan's Kemano Completion Project.

Shirvell, Cole

Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program

Subseries consists of material relating to the Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program, predominantly publications and reports. Includes some correspondence between NFCP and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Also includes air photo maps of the Nechako River from 1990.

Shirvell, Cole

British Columbia Utilities Commission Kemano Completion Public Review

Subseries consists of records relating to Shirvell's participation in the British Columbia Utilities Commission public review of the Kemano Completion Project. Includes Shirvell's notes and submission to the review panel, copies of submissions from other DFO scientists, correspondence relating to the review, copies of exhibits submitted for the review, and BCUC reports.

Shirvell, Cole

Energy, Mines and Resources

Subseries consists of documents and correspondence regarding the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources and issues about mining, energy generation, and pipelines in northern British Columbia. Includes correspondence about the state of energy in Canada; wind, solar, and other forms of alternative energy; conservation of energy; use of nuclear power, coal, oil, and natural gas in Canada; and general inquiries about the oil and gas industry. Also includes correspondence regarding proposed mining projects, particularly in northern BC; the development of pipelines in Canada; the environmental impacts of mining and pipelines; and inquiries and statements of opinion about proposed pipelines such as the Kitimat-Edmonton pipeline, the Mackenzie Delta pipeline, and the Alaska Alcan pipeline. Supplemental records accompany much of the correspondence and include reference material, newspaper articles, and informational reports.

Environment

Subseries consists of correspondence relating to the Department of Environment (Environment Canada), the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Fisheries and Oceans Canada), and environmental issues. Includes correspondence regarding Ministry of Environment programs and procedures; the Canadian forestry industry; forestry licenses; pollution and legislation controls for industry pollution; oil spills; polychlorinated biphenyl pollution; floods and flood control mechanisms; dams and stream diversions; trapping legislation; and wildlife conservation. Also includes correspondence regarding inquiries intro fisheries management legislation and policies; fisheries licensing; salmon fisheries issues; inquiries and statements of opinion about the yearly seal hunt; whale conservation; the economic zone off-shore fishing limits; small craft harbours; sport fishing; and the roe herring fishery. Contains speeches given by the Minister of Environment or given on his behalf and news releases from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

The Asbestos Sheet

On March 7, 1956 the Cassiar Reporters Guild published one issue of an untitled newspaper simply titled "The Cassiar?" (vol.1, no.1) along with a "name that newspaper" contest call out to the local community. It is believed that no other issue of this first volume was published until December 7, 1957 when The Asbestos Sheet (vol.2, no.1) was published. The Asbestos Sheet, was generally published twice a month and ran from December 1957 to September 1976; after which time both its name and its format changed: the 8-1/2 x 10" news bulletin changing to an 11 x 17" newspaper; and The Asbestos Sheet becoming the Cassiar Courier. The Courier was published monthly from fall 1976 until February 1991 when it stopped circulation shortly before the closure of both the mine and the company town.

Events

Subseries contains records related to Adam Zimmerman's attendance at various events, conferences, and seminars. Includes speeches given by Zimmerman and his colleagues at these events, many of which were organized by industry associations or non-profits.

Noranda Inc.

Government

Subseries consists of records related to liaison with governments at the provincial and federal level that were created and accumulated by Adam Zimmerman at the Noranda Inc. (formerly Noranda Mines) corporate office in Toronto. Includes correspondence, reports, and memoranda.

Noranda Inc.

Finance

Subseries consists of financial and sales records that were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman at the Noranda Inc. (formerly Noranda Mines) corporate office in Toronto. Includes accounting records, financial reports and summaries, graphs, financial planning material, sales documents, and prospecti.

Noranda Inc.

Personnel

Subseries consists of records relating to personnel and human resources issues that were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman at the Noranda Inc. (formerly Noranda Mines) corporate office in Toronto. Includes records relating to employment enquiries, employee relations, job postings, turnover rate, and a listing of long-time Noranda employees.

Noranda Inc.

Acquisitions & Investments

Subseries consists of records relating to Noranda's acquisitions and investments. These records were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman at the Noranda Inc. (formerly Noranda Mines) corporate office in Toronto. Primarily includes files regarding various companies Noranda was potentially interested in acquiring. Also includes business proposals, correspondence, and investment fund records.

Noranda Inc.

Noranda Exploration

Subseries consists of records created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman in his various roles with Noranda Mines (Comptroller, 1961-1966; Vice President and Comptroller, 1966-1974; Executive Vice President, 1974-1982). Includes reference and correspondence files regarding various exploration companies owned by Noranda Mines.

Noranda Exploration

Noranda Sales Corporation

Subseries consists of records created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman in his various roles with Noranda Mines and Noranda Inc. (Executive Vice President, 1974-1982; President and CEO, 1982-1987). Includes reference and correspondence files regarding Noranda Sales Corporation, which marketed and sold the metals and minerals from Noranda's own operations, its associated companies and 25 other Canadian companies.

Noranda Sales Corporation Ltd.

Administration

Subseries consists of administrative records relating to the Noranda Manufacturing Division. Includes correspondence, memoranda, and company reference files.

Zimmerman, Adam

Canada Wire & Cable

Subseries consists of records created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenure as a Canada Wire & Cable Company director and as the Executive Vice President of Noranda Mines Ltd. (the parent company of Canada Wire & Cable). Includes directors meeting records, a strategy audit, and assessments of other companies.

Canada Wire and Cable Company Ltd.

Free Piston Development Company

Subseries consists of records relating to the Free Piston Development Company, for which Noranda Mines Ltd. provided capital funding. Adam Zimmerman was the comptroller for Noranda Mines at the time and monitored the Free Piston Development Company's progress; the relationship between the companies was ended in 1967.

Free Piston Development Company

Noranda Aluminum

Subseries consists of records relating to Noranda Aluminum created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman while he was Executive Vice President of Noranda Mines (the parent company of Noranda Aluminum). Includes directors meeting records and documents analysing the proposed purchase of the Olin Corporation by Noranda Aluminum.

Noranda Aluminum

Noranda Metal Industries

Subseries consists of records relating to Noranda Metal Industries created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman while he was Executive Vice President, and later, President of Noranda Mines (the parent company of Noranda Metal Industries). Includes financial reports and records regarding mergers and acquisitions in the Noranda Special Metals Division.

Noranda Metal Industries

Wire Rope Industries

Subseries consists of records relating to Wire Rope Industries created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman while he was Executive Vice President, President, or Vice-Chairman of Noranda Mines (the parent company of Wire Rope Industries). Zimmerman was also a member of the Board of Directors for Wire Rope Industries between 1978 and 1993. Includes directors meeting records, financial statements, annual reports, correspondence, and records relating to Wire Rope Industries' acquisition of Martin-Black.

Wire Rope Industries Ltd.

BC Chemicals

Subseries consists of records regarding BC Chemicals that were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenures as President of Northwood Mills and Northwood Pulp, the parent companies of BC Chemicals. Includes agreements, operational information, correspondence, and board of directors meeting material. Also includes records regarding the establishment of BC Chemicals by Northwood Pulp and Northwood Mills.

BC Chemicals Ltd.

Bulkley Valley Forest Industries

Subseries consists of records regarding Bulkley Valley Forest Industries that were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenure as President of Northwood Pulp, the parent company of BVFI after its acquisition by Noranda in 1972. Includes correspondence, reports, reorganization documents, and operational records. Also contains records regarding Bulkley Valley Forest Industries' acquisition by Northwood Pulp (Noranda).

Bulkley Valley Forest Industries Ltd.

British Columbia Forest Products

Subseries consists of records regarding British Columbia Forest Products that were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenure as an Executive Director of the company after it was acquired by Noranda in 1969. Includes annual reports, director's meeting materials, proposals, financial records, and information relating to possible acquisitions of various companies. Also contains records regarding BC Forest Products' acquisition by Northwood Pulp (Noranda).

British Columbia Forest Products Ltd.

Fraser Inc.

Subseries consists of records regarding Fraser Companies Ltd. and its parent company Fraser Inc. These records were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenure as an Executive Director of the company after it was acquired by Noranda in 1974. Includes annual reports, director's meeting materials, operational records, financial records, and information relating to possible acquisitions of various companies. Also contains records regarding Fraser's acquisition by Northwood Mills (Noranda).

Fraser Inc.

James Maclaren Industries Inc.

Subseries consists of records regarding James Maclaren Industries Inc. and the Maclaren Power & Paper Company. These records were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenure as an Executive Director of the company after it was acquired by Noranda in 1980. Includes annual reports, director's meeting materials, operational records, financial records, and information relating to the acquisitions of Normick Perron. Also contains records regarding Maclaren's acquisition by Noranda.

James Maclaren Industries Inc.

MacMillan Bloedel

Subseries consists of records regarding MacMillan Bloedel that were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenures as Chairman (1983-1990) and Vice-Chairman (1990-1993) of the company after it was acquired by Noranda in 1981. Includes records relating to operations, finances, labour relations, government relations, the Board of Directors, planning, and environmental concerns. Also contains records regarding MacMillan Bloebel's takeover by Noranda.

MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.

General Forestry Industry and Associations

Subseries contains general reference files and records relating to various forestry industry associations. As the senior executive in charge of Noranda's forestry division, Adam Zimmerman was heavily involved in forestry industry associations throughout his career, often at the leadership level. Includes studies, reports, correspondence, and memoranda. Records are represented from the Forest Products Sectoral Advisory Group on International Trade, Forest Industries Advisory Committee, Pulp & Paper Research Institute Of Canada, and National Task Force on Environment and Economy, among others.

Zimmerman, Adam

Business Council on National Issues (BCNI)

Subseries consists of records relating to the Business Council on National Issues (BCNI) created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his membership on the council. Includes membership records, meeting documents, task force material, and reference files on various issues of national interest.

Business Council on National Issues (BCNI)

Canadian Forestry Advisory Council (CFAC)

Subseries consists of records relating to the Canadian Forestry Advisory Council (CFAC) created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his membership on the council. Includes correspodence, membership information, terms of reference, annual reports, minutes, and meeting materials.

Canadian Forestry Advisory Council (CFAC)

Canadian Pulp & Paper Association (CPPA)

Subseries consists of records relating to the Canadian Pulp & Paper Association (CPPA) created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenures as Chairman, Executive Board Member, Economic Policy Committee Chair, and Finance Committee Chair. Includes correspondence, memoranda, meeting documents, government liaison material, reports, and records regarding environmental issues.

Canadian Pulp & Paper Association (CPPA)

Forest Products Employee Relations Council (FPERC)

Subseries consists of records relating to the Forest Products Employee Relations Council (FPERC) created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenures as Chairman (1981-1983) and council member. Includes correspondence, meeting material, reports, and labour relations records.

Forest Products Employee Relations Council (FPERC)

Forest Sector Advisory Council (FSAC)

Subseries consists of records relating to the Forest Sector Advisory Council (FSAC) created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his time as council member. Includes correspondence, meeting materials, and reports.

Forest Sector Advisory Council (FSAC)

Algoma Steel

Subseries consists of records relating to Algoma Steel Inc. that were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenure on the company's Board of Directors. Includes correspondence, a Director's manual, reports, Algoma annual reports, strategy and planning documents, and meeting materials.

Algoma Steel Inc.

Koninklijke Nederlandse Papierfabriek (KNP)

Subseries consists of records relating to Koninklijke Nederlandse Papierfabriek (KNP) that were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenure on the company's Board of Directors. Includes correspondence, reports, KNP annual reports, strategy and planning documents, financial records, merger records, and meeting materials.

Koninklijke Nederlandse Papierfabriek (KNP)

Other External Directorships

Subseries consists of records relating to various external directorships, chairmanships, and other leadership roles held by Adam Zimmerman with companies outside Noranda, non-profit organizations, and universities. Includes correspondence, fundraising material, and meeting materials.

Zimmerman, Adam

Mead Corporation

Subseries consists of records regarding the Mead Corporation that were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenures as President of Northwood Pulp and its successor, Northwood Pulp & Timber. Mead Corporation formed an agreement with Noranda Mines to create Northwood Pulp Ltd.; each company had a 50% stake in the newly formed venture. Primarily includes records relating to the pulp agreements between Northwood Pulp and Mead Corporation. Also includes sales records, financial records, and correspondence.

Mead Corporation

General

Subseries contains records created and accumulated by Adam Zimmerman at the Noranda Inc. (formerly Noranda Mines) corporate office in Toronto during his tenures as Assistant Comptroller (1958-1961), Comptroller (1961-1966), Vice-President and Comptroller (1966-1974), Executive Vice-President (1974-1982), and President and CEO (1982-1987). Includes general correspondence files, a company profile, and annual reports, among others.

Noranda Inc.

Administration

Subseries contains administrative records created and accumulated by Adam Zimmerman at the Noranda Inc. (formerly Noranda Mines) corporate office in Toronto. Includes correspondence, legal records, speeches, reports, and records regarding corporate relations, donations, the Noranda Environmental Committee, marketing, and other administrative matters.

Noranda Inc.

Canada-United States Softwood Lumber Dispute and the Free Trade Agreement

The Canada–U.S. softwood lumber dispute arose in 1982 with the United States’ claim that the Canadian lumber industry was unfairly subsidized by federal and provincial governments, as most timber in Canada is owned by the provincial governments. The prices charged to harvest the timber (stumpage fee) are set administratively, rather than through the competitive marketplace, the norm in the United States where softwood lumber lots are privately owned. The United States claimed that the Canadian arrangement constitutes an unfair subsidy, and is thus subject to U.S. trade remedy laws. Since 1982, there have been four major iterations of the dispute: Lumber I, Lumber II, Lumber III, and Lumber IV.

Adam Zimmerman arose as one of the leaders in the Canadian forest industry’s fight against countervailing duties. He was a member of the Canadian Softwood Lumber Committee during the Lumber I dispute. In anticipation of Lumber II, Zimmerman founded the Canadian Forest Industries Council in 1984, which lead the Canadian defence against Lumber II and Lumber III. The Canadian forestry industry was also impacted by the signing of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement in 1987. The records in this series reflect Adam Zimmerman’s leadership role in these events.