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Photographs
2022.03.01 · File · 1950-2005
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains photographs of The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. Includes other northern BC forestry industry images, including Number 5 Timber Ltd. CP625 Block 101, bridge construction, and heavy machinery. Also includes a graphic postcard of Prince George circa 1970s.

2022.03.02 · File · 1985-1993
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains records created or collected by Bob Stowell over the course of his employment with The Pas Lumber Company (B.C.) Ltd. (1965-1991):

  • Pamphlet for Winton Company Sales
  • Photocopied article from June 1988 issue of Logging & Sawmill Journal, "The Power of the Pas"
  • Photocopied article from November 1986 issue of Timber Processing magazine, "Pas Increases Production with $20 Million Rebuild"
  • Photocopied article from June 1986 issue of Canadian Forest Industries magazine, "Precision sawing key to $20m Hart sawmill rebuild"
  • Photocopied article from Aug/Sept 1985 issue of Hiballer magazine, "The Pas Lumber rebuild - with a new way to push technology"
  • Photocopied article from December 1993 issue of unknown periodical, "The Pas Lumber Co. a major economic force"
  • The Pas Lumber Co. (B.C.) Ltd. Woodlands division organizational chart [ca. 1980-1992]
  • List of The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. employee long service awards, March 1992
  • "Whip-Saws to Lasers: The Pas Lumber Company Story", 1985
  • "A Brief History of The Pas Lumber Company Ltd., Prince George, B.C.", 1985
  • Winton Lumber Mills family of companies timeline, 1988
The Pas Lumber Company (B.C.) Ltd.
2022.03.03 · File · 1953-1969
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains records created or collected by Bob Stowell over the course of his employment with The Pas Lumber Company (B.C.) Ltd. (1965-1991):

  • Photocopied 1953 Annual Report of The Pas Lumber Company, Limited
  • Photocopied "Questions Regarding The Pas Lumber Company, Limited", 1955
  • Letter to salesmen from Winton Lumber Sales Company regarding board measure & surface measure, April 1956
  • Proposal from Swan, Wooster Engineering Co. Ltd. for a proposed Parsnip River crossing with a timber trestle bridge at Anzac, 1959-1961. Includes technical drawings.
  • "A Brief to the Select Standing Committee on Forestry and Fisheries on Bidding Practice in Crown Timber Sales submitted by the Parsnip Rivers Operators' Association", 1963
  • Photocopied letter from District Forester McRae to The Pas Lumber Company (B.C.) Ltd. regarding the company's request to scale debarked timber at Anzac Sawmill, 1966
  • Photocopied agreement between Imperial Oil Limited and The Pas Lumber Co. (B.C.) Ltd. for petroleum products, 1966
  • Untitled report on stumpage appraisal for Prince George region, [1968 or 1969]
  • Photocopied table "The Pas Lumber Company (B.C.) Limited - Projected Net Income for 1967 as Effected by an Employees Strike", 1967
  • Photocopied table "Rustad Purchase - Income & Cash Flow Projection", [1968 or 1969]
  • Photocopied response report from B.C. Loggers' Division of COFI to the Stanford Research Institute Report, 1969
  • Letter to stockholders of The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. re: "Offer to buy The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. Common Stock and 5% Subordinated Debentures", 1969
  • Photocopied "The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. Dry Kiln Project", 1969
  • Correspondence regarding Anzac Sawmill, 1969
  • Proposal report regarding Anzac Small Log Mill, 1969
The Pas Lumber Company (B.C.) Ltd.
2022.03.04 · File · 1970-1979
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains records created or collected by Bob Stowell over the course of his employment with The Pas Lumber Company (B.C.) Ltd. (1965-1991):

  • Invoice from Howard J. Lloyd Logging Ltd., 1970
  • Correspondence from Flynn Bros Logging Ltd., 1971
  • Report for "Proposed Purchase of Ferguson Lake Sawmill Ltd. Shares", April 1971
  • Photocopied "Report on Timber Sale Harvesting Licence Administration" by the B.C. Forest Service, June 1972
  • Photocopied newspaper article clippings, primarily from the Prince George Citizen, that include mention of The Pas Lumber Company, 1972-1973. Many of the articles relate to the company's controversial decision to open a new sawmill near Bear Lake.
  • Photocopied letter from Ray Williston in support of the proposed new mill at Bear Lake, Feb. 3, 1972
  • Photocopied letter from the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George in support of the proposed new mill south of Bear Lake, Feb. 22, 1972
  • Photocopied letter from Spruce City Wildlife Association to Ray Williston regarding the proposed industrial site near Bear Lake, Feb. 15, 1972
  • Photocopied letter from Howard J. Lloyd Logging Ltd. to The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. regarding difficulties with their company to contractor relationship, 1973
  • Pamphlet for Central Interior Loggers' Association 9th Annual Convention, Prince George, 1976
  • Photocopied rough draft by Ken Bernsohn sent to Bob Stowell for article "The Biggest, Fastest Operation in the North Pioneers a New Type of Environmental Logging", [after 1976]
  • 1979 Annual Report of The Pas Lumber Company Ltd., Prince George, B.C.
The Pas Lumber Company (B.C.) Ltd.
2022.03.05 · File · 1980-1989
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains records created or collected by Bob Stowell over the course of his employment with The Pas Lumber Company (B.C.) Ltd. (1965-1991):

  • Photocopied draft of proposed Plantation Performance Assessment System from the B.C. Forest Service, 1980
  • 1980 Annual Report of The Pas Lumber Company Ltd., Prince George, B.C.
  • Photocopied memorandum to The Pas Lumber Company Management Group re: "Background Information and Thoughts for Management Group's Consideration in Future Planning Strategies and Objectives for Company", 1982
  • Correspondence between The Pas Lumber Company and the Ministry of Forests regarding planting on "Third Band" cutting permits, 1983
  • Photocopied report "Prince George T.S.A. Committee - Preliminary Analysis of Strategy Options for Sustut and North Takla Areas of Prince George T.S.A." by Industrial Forestry Service Ltd., 1984
  • 1984 Annual Report of The Pas Lumber Company Ltd., Prince George, B.C.
  • 1985 Annual Report of The Pas Lumber Company Ltd., Prince George, B.C.
  • Photocopied letter from P.T. Eastman of the Canadian Department of External Affairs thanking The Pas Lumber Company for the successful visit of U.S. and Canadian officials to the mill, 1986
  • Photocopied briefing book for Hon. Jack Kempf, Minister of Forests and Lands, Province of British Columbia, 1986
  • Correspondence between The Pas Lumber Company and the Ministry of Forests regarding stumpage rates, 1987
  • Notes relating to a meeting with Dave Parker, Ben Marr, Bob Stowell and Don Gould, 1987
  • "The Forest Industry in British Columbia 1987 Comparative Cost Report - Lumber: Northern Interior Region" data and statistical tables compiled by Price Waterhouse
  • The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. November 1987 Cost & Financial Statements
  • "Written Submission by The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. to the Select Standing Committee on Forests and Lands - Timber Harvesting Contracts", 1988
  • Faxed copy of letter from the BC Ministry of Forests and Lands to the City of Prince George regarding a response to their letters concerning timber prices in the Prince George area, 1988
  • Newspaper articles from the Prince George Citizen, 1988-1989
  • "The Forest Industry in British Columbia 1988 Comparative Cost Report - Lumber: Northern Interior Region" data and statistical tables compiled by Price Waterhouse
  • November 1989 newsletter to all employees of The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. outlining poor economic outlook for the upcoming 1990 fiscal year
The Pas Lumber Company (B.C.) Ltd.
2022.03.06 · File · 1990-2001
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains records created or collected by Bob Stowell over the course of his employment with The Pas Lumber Company (B.C.) Ltd. (1965-1991):

  • Handwritten notes from Westward Timber regarding Table River C.P. 814, March 1990
  • Photocopied "Freight Transportation Agreement" between BC Rail Ltd. and Takla Track and Timber Ltd., 1990
  • Letter from The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. to all contractors and employers regarding the company's zero tolerance policy regarding leaving garbage in the forest environment, 1990
  • Correspondence regarding controversial New Yorker Magazine article "The Ancient Forest" by Catherine Caulfield, 1990
  • The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. September 1990 newsletter featuring news pieces on the new planer facility, economic problems, and employee changes
  • The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. October 1990 newsletter featuring news that the sawmill and planermill will have downtime
  • The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. January 1991 newsletter featuring news pieces on the new planer, lumber market prices, and stumpage.
  • Photocopied letter from The Pas Lumber Company to the Ministry of Forests regarding harvesting contract regulations, 1991
  • Photocopied log quality and bucking specifications of The Pas Lumber Company Ltd, 1991
  • The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. April 1991 newsletter featuring news pieces on lumber and log production, lumber markets, Vanderhoof Pulp & Paper Ltd., the B.C. Forest Alliance, and employee changes
  • Letter from Don Gould to Bob Stowell regarding The Pas Lumber Company's economic problems, 1991
  • Photocopied September 1991 "Forestry Bulletin" from David & Company Barristers and Solicitors
  • Financial performance quarterly reports for the British Columbia forest industry, 1991-1992
  • The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. planting summary 1973-1992
  • The Pas Lumber Company Ltd., Prince George, employee listing and telephone directory, 1992
  • Letter to employees of The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. announcing the retirement of Don Gould, 2001
The Pas Lumber Company (B.C.) Ltd.
2022.03.07 · File · 1981-1987
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains:

  • Published pamphlet of the 1981 Burgess-Lane Memorial Lecture, "Timber Supply Management in British Columbia - Past, Present and Future" by W. Young, Chief Forester, BC Ministry of Forests
  • Photocopied 1987 speech transcript by W. Young, "A Sad Story about Good Politics and Poor Land Use--The Agriculture Lease Rush of the Late 1960's and Early 1970's in the North-Central Interior"
  • Photocopied 1989 speech transcript by H. Carl Mason entitled "Of Owls and Pussy Cats" about the Northwest forest products industry
  • Photocopied presentation by W. Young to the 1985 Annual Meeting of the Union of B.C. Municipalities in Vancouver entitled "Politics, Free Lunches & 2.9 Percent"
  • Photocopied paper by W. Young presented at a 1985 Forest History Seminar in Prince George entitled "The Forest History of the Prince George Area 1960-1984 -- including the Dynamic Era"
  • Photocopied "Safety" speech by Bob Stowell [undated]
  • Photocopied "Safety" speech transcript, possibly by Bob Stowell [undated]
  • Draft notes for speech entitled "What are the principle safety problems in the North and how can they be coped with???", possibly by Bob Stowell [undated]
  • Draft speech notes [undated]
Railway ephemera
2022.03.08 · File · 1933, [between 1973 and 1983]
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains:

  • Signed Christmas greeting card from British Columbia Railway, circa 1973-1983
  • Original commemorative presentation folio with railway illustration print and leaflet "The President and Directors of the Northern Pacific Railway Company announce the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Completion of the First Northern Transcontinental Railway System, September 8, 1883 - September 8, 1933"
2022.03.09 · File · 1977-1993
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains:

  • Name and address list for BC forestry companies, circa 1990-2005
  • Ministry of Forests publication, "Major Primary Timber Processing Facilities in British Columbia, 1993"
  • Photocopied 1988 chart prepared by the Ministry of Forests, "Ownership and Inter-corporate Linkages of Selected Forest Companies Operating in B.C."
  • Photocopied 1978 table from Forest Industries magazine entitled "The Top 100 Lumber Producers, U.S. and Canada, 1977"
  • Forest Industries magazine excerpt from July 1984 issue, "1984 Annual Lumber Review"
  • Forest Industries magazine excerpt from July 1985 issue, "1985 Annual Lumber Review"
  • Forest Industries magazine excerpt from July 1986 issue, "1986 Annual Lumber Review"
  • Forest Industries magazine excerpt from July 1987 issue, "1987 Annual Lumber Review"
  • Forest Industries magazine excerpt from July 1988 issue, "1988 Annual Lumber Review"
2022.03.10 · File · 1982-2008
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains records created or collected by Bill Stowell over the course of his career in the forestry industry. Includes material regarding Balco Industries Ltd., Weldwood of Canada Ltd., Babine Forest Products Company, West Fraser Timber Ltd., 100 Mile Lumber & Chasm Sawmills, Slocan Forest Products Ltd., Riverside Forest Products Ltd., Dunkley Lumber Ltd., Lignum Ltd., and Weyerhaeuser Canada. Includes a 100 Mile Lumber & Chasm Sawmills log truck safety manual from 2008. Also includes a promotional brochure from Dunkley Lumber Ltd. circa 1980s.

Tolko Industries Ltd.
2022.03.11 · File · 1989-2009
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains records created or collected by Bill Stowell over the course of his employment with Tolko Industries Ltd. as a log trader (1994-2010). Includes correspondence, memoranda, company budgets, reports, and periodical clippings.

2022.03.12 · File · 1980-2000
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains material collected by Bill Stowell over the course of his career in the BC forestry industry relating to the conflicts and partnerships between Indigenous peoples and the forestry industry. Primarily consists of clippings and photocopies from newspapers and periodicals. Also includes papers, meeting minutes of the COFI Native Claims Task Force, notes, and seminar materials. Contains the following papers:

  • Council of Forest Industries of British Columbia, "Native Indian Land Claims in British Columbia: A Background Paper", 1986
  • Lillooet Tribal Council, "The Hala'w Initiative", 2000
Forestry news clippings
2022.03.13 · File · 1981-2005
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains newspaper and periodical clippings collected by Bill Stowell over the course of his career in the BC forestry industry. Includes the following full issues:

  • Canadian Sustainable Forestry Certification Coalition "Bulletin", Vol. 5, No. 2, August 1999
  • Forest Alliance of British Columbia, "Choices: Issues and Options for B.C. Forests", Vol. 8, No. 1, [2000?]
  • Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd., "The Log", October 1981
  • MacMillan Bloedel Limited, "MB Journal", Vol. 10, No. 6, June 1990
  • "Forests Forever: Northern Interior" special B.C. forest industry newspaper supplement [to the Prince George Citizen], March 1989
Forestry publications
2022.03.14 · File · 1976-2006
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains:

  • B.C. Forest Service, "Site Index: A Growing Issue" pamphlet, 1986
  • The Working Forest Project, "Clearcuts don't stay cleared... End of argument." pamphlet, 1994
  • Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada, "Handbook for Ground Skidding and Road Building in the Kootenay Area of British Columbia", 1976
  • Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, "From Watershed to Watermark: The pulp and paper industry of Canada", 1987
  • Forest Productivity Councils of British Columbia, "Forest Growth and Yield in British Columbia - Vision" pamphlet
  • Prepared for BC Ministry of Forests and Range by Laszlo Orbay and Derek Goudie or Forintek Canada Corp., "Values and Volumes of Lumber Recovered from Mountain Pine Beetle Killed Wood", 2006
Forestry ephemera
2022.03.15 · File · 1995-2006
Part of Stowell Forestry Collection

File contains ephemeral material collected by Bill Stowell over the course of his career in the BC forestry industry. Includes:

  • "Hug a Logger" bumper sticker
  • Forestry business cards
  • Bucking specification cards for various forestry companies
  • Purden Ski Village ski run map [undated]
  • Photocopied Harken Towing Co. Ltd. map of Greater Vancouver log towing locations along the Fraser River between Sea Island and Nicomen Island
Letters of support
1992.3.3.10 · File · 27 May 1988 – 30 August 1988
Part of Interior University Society fonds (Elsie Gerdes)

File contains letters of support, names of groups which sent letters of support to the Society, and the names of individuals and groups who sent letters of support to the Minister of Advanced Education.

Membership campaign

File contains textual materials relating to the Interior University Society’s membership campaign and includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, Executive member reports, handwritten notes, status reports, a list of media outlets, committee meeting minutes, maps, organization charts, news releases, handouts, promotional materials and canvasser information.

Handwritten notes

File contains handwritten notes by Elsie Gerdes and possibly others on various topics which were amalgamated into a file after Ms. Gerdes left Prince George. The file also contains a meeting agenda and miscellaneous handwritten correspondence.

Handwritten notes

File contains handwritten notes by Elsie Gerdes and possibly others on various topics which were amalgamated into a file after Ms. Gerdes left Prince George. The file also contains miscellaneous handwritten correspondence.