Photograph features a sign in the middle of a field at the Royal Canadian Air Force base in Whitehorse, YT that reads: "Taking Photographs Prohibited". Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Our Authority". See also items 2006.20.12.39 & 2006.20.12.43.
Photographs within this file document Canadian military service, training activities, military institutions, bases and site; individuals and organizations (eg. veterans, military personnel, militia, cadets), military vehicles and ships, equipment, weapons, uniforms, artifacts and legislation as it pertains to Northern British Columbia.
Photograph depicts three men (two in uniform) in front of a military plane with the number "7632" on its side. Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "OUR CENIAL CREW OF "32". It is believed this photograph was taken at the military base in Whitehorse, YT.
Photograph depicts five men in uniform loading supplies onto a military plane with the number "7632" on its side. Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "LOADING FOR THE NORTH." It is believed this photograph was taken at the military base in Whitehorse, YT.
Photograph depicts two men (one in uniform) standing in an airstrip under the nose of a military plane with the number "7632" on its side. A third man stands in uniform on far right, and a building can be seen in distance behind him on the flat horizon. Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "MAJESTIC '32'." It is believed this photograph was taken at the military base in Whitehorse, YT.
Handwritten photo album caption beside and below this photo reads: "F/S. J. Hone. C.D. #5 Unit. N.W.S.R. Whitehorse. A 100% soldier." Photograph depicts the Sergeant standing in uniform (wings medallion on left breast) in front of white doorway to unidentified building. A reflection of trees can be seen in door window.
Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "P '39'". Photograph depicts view of plane from front parked in airstrip believed to be at Whitehorse. Ladder, hose, and unidentified objects in left foreground. Snow and horizon in background.
Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Whitehorse, & Alaska Highway, from below R.C.A.F. Barracks." Photograph depicts the cityscape of Whitehorse in valley. Alaska Highway can be seen in left foreground behind road railings in mountainside.
Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "C.P.A Lodestar, Whitehorse. Taking Off for Edmonton." Photograph depicts military plane, "CF-CP8" on its side. Runway in foreground, snowy range of hills in background.
Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Whitehorse 'Runway'". Photograph depicts three planes in distance on runway, one of them is parked in front of large building on left (hangar?). Two long unidentified buildings in background on left, trees and range of hills in background on right. See also items 2006.20.12.1 & 2006.20.12.43.
Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Gathering up the pieces [re. plane crash, item 2006.20.12.42]." Photograph depicts two trucks and a large group of men standing in airstrip believed to be at Whitehorse. Group of various buildings visible in background on right.
Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Another view of Whitehorse Field from the Tower." Photograph depicts various unidentified buildings at what is believed to the Royal Canadian Air Force base in Whitehorse, YT. Small sign in foreground reads: "Taking Photographs Prohibited" (see also items 2006.20.12.1 & 2006.20.12.39). Mountains in background.
Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Ordinary 'Nose-Hanger'." Photograph depicts airplane hangar with large circles in a darker fabric to accommodate the nose and engines of plane. Large truck and stacks of unidentified packages in foreground on right. Unidentified vehicle to left of hangar. It is believed that photograph was taken at Whitehorse, YT.
Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "The above ship, after 'doing' a barrel-roll 50 feet above the runway." Photograph depicts three men in uniform bent over wreckage of plane crash in airstrip believed to be at Whitehorse, YT. Large group of men and vehicles in background on right, trees and hillside in background on left.
Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Another view from Tower at Whitehorse." Photograph depicts various unidentified buildings, vehicles, and machinery behind dirt road in mid ground. Power poles in foreground; trees, river, and mountains in background.
Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "D.O.T [Department of Transportation?] Bldgs & Garage, Whitehorse." Photograph depicts numerous buildings and a four-door garage on streets in Whitehorse. Dump trucks and other various vehicles surround garage. Road and gravel covered area crosses foreground.
Drawing is the third of five that depict the proposed family recreation complex in Whitehorse. This drawing shows proposed elevations and includes two sketches, one of the Northeast elevation and the other of the Southeast elevation.
Drawing is the fourth of five that depict the proposed family recreation complex in Whitehorse. This drawing depicts the ground floor plan. Notable areas in the design include: a curling rink, a theatre, a pool, handball courts, an outdoor theatre and landscape areas.
Drawing is the final drawing of five of the proposed family recreation complex in Whitehorse. Notable areas in this design include: a lounge, and viewing areas where a person could overlook the curling rink, the theatres, and the pool.
Site plan for proposed family recreational complex in Whitehorse depicts the proposed buildings and the primary access route through the subdivision to the complex. This plan was included in the "Pre-design report of Family Recreation Complex of Whitehorse."
File contains photographs pertaining to the transportation of asbestos fibre.
These include portraits of Clinton trailer trucks, trucks from the Cassiar Transport Division at Mile 860 on the Alaskan Highway, the assembly of large freight trucks, an unidentified bridge, and ships and buildings at the Cassiar Shipping Facilities at Pier 94 on the Asbestos Warf in North Vancouver, B.C.
Twenty-three photographs dated 1982 depict asbestos fiber bales on pallets and inside shipping containers, with accompanying annotations commenting on the quality of the packing. Several images show fibre bales broken during shipment. An accompanying note reads: "SMD - please ensure this cannot reoccur.", and a photo caption reads: "pierced bags are resulting as an environmental problem as fibre is beginning to build up in certain containers." One of the photographs depicting the Cassiar Transport Division was used for promotional posters with the following commentary: "The Cassiar Transport Division operates out of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory and is responsible for delivering the asbestos to the White Pass and Yukon Route terminal in Whitehorse. Fuel oil and supplies are backhauled to the mines. By the end of 1967, the fleet will consist of 65 tractor-trailer units, each of which will carry 23 tons of asbestos. The distance from Whitehorse to Cassiar is 357 miles and Clinton is 403 miles. During the past year, the Division's trucks traveled 2,213,534 miles and handled 75,100 tons, and the mileage to 3.5 million miles. This is a year-round operation and convoys arrive at the mine daily in spite of the long difficult haul. The Division currently employs 43 drivers and 35 mechanics and operates its own maintenance and rebuild facilities in Whitehorse. Over the years these men have established and enviable record of safety, cost and performance."
Additional photographs that have been integrated depict the Asbestos wharf and its condition, 31 slides of wharf, maps of shipping routes, storage, forklifts, shipping trucks, and packaged asbestos.
Also included in this file are two copies of a "Photo Survey - Cassiar Ton Units - "Amstelveld & Trojoland" on arrival to Brisbane & Sidney - August 1967." This collection of photographs is a part of an assessment of the efficiency of shipping and transport to Australia from Cassiar. Pictures include: loading, forklifts, storage, ripped bags, broken straps, wharfs, trucks, slings. There are accompanied annotations with each of the photos explaining the safety hazards or inefficiency of the situation. This report was found inside a box linked to James Hardie Industries Ltd. This company is not mentioned in the photograph annotations, but could be related to the report since James Hardie Industries Ltd. was a key player in asbestos mining and manufacturing in Australia.
Collection of photos of roadside spill of Asbestos, depicting a man with shovel cleaning up on 5 June 1985
Photos from Eternit Societe Anonyme (a European company that Cassiar shipped to) of packaged Asbestos in storage in 1967
Collection of photos of James Hardie Coy. Pty. Ltd. shipment of asbestos that was not stored or transported effectively. Many photos depict broken bags as a result of inadequate storage and forklift punctures.
Collection of photos of Cassiar/Stewart Road Proposal. Photos depict tests of the various stages of shipping and transportation process including forklift tests, Marineo Sling tests, stacking tests, durability tests, container loading tests, problems with current units etc. Also included is a marketing drawing if proposed shipping plan - drawn by "Stewart 1977."
Photos of shipping process of Turners Asbestos Fibres Lmt. Photos depict lowering asbestos pallets onto barge with swing, and storage on barge.
Collection of photos of a shipment of asbestos, but the bags of fibre are not identified as a Cassiar shipment therefore the location is unknown.