Series 2020.4.4 - BC Agricultural Land Commission

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BC Agricultural Land Commission

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  • Textual record
  • Electronic record
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2020.4.4

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  • 1972-2013 (Creation)

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  • 0.6 m of textual records
  • 7 maps
  • 2 buttons
  • 6 floppies
  • 80 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
  • 1 audio cassette

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(2 Aug. 1938 – 26 July 2013)

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(18 September 1945 -)

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Series consists of records created and collected by Gary Runka during and after his time with the British Columbia Agricultural Land Commission. In the early 1970s, Runka served as the first general manager of the BC Agricultural Land Commission, the independent provincial body that has administered BC's Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) for over 40 years. As the first manager, Runka spearheaded the establishment of the ALR undertaking the technical tasks of setting ALR agricultural use boundaries, policies and procedures, as well as the building awareness and support for farmland preservation within government and with the public. He later served as Commission chair. Records include correspondence, informational material, publications, clippings, news releases, memoranda, symposium/conference material, reports, speech notes, and other textual material. Also includes seven maps, two buttons, six floppies, eighty slides, and one audio cassette tape.

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Original order of files maintained. Additional content has been added to this series from materials originally included in G. Gary Runka's resource library of publications and other bibliographic material.

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  • English

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Some restrictions apply.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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Part of the G. Gary Runka fonds

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