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Bert Leboe at Hudson’s Hope

Item is a photograph of Bert Leboe, MP for Peace River, watching the construction of a trading boat traditionally used in the Peace / Parsnip area. These boats were used to conduct surveys and transport supplies during the construction of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.

Chip car at Prince George Pulp & Paper

Item is a photograph of a CP Rail chip car being dumped. The development of the interior chip pulp industry necessitated new designs for chip rail cars and their dumping facilities.

Finlay Forks 1

Item is a photograph of Finlay Forks trader Roy McGregor, pilot Ian Watt and British resource development designer Percy Gray in March 1957 after the first leg of Grey’s flight over the Rocky Mountain Trench.

Opening of Crestwood Forest Industries pulp mill

Item is a photograph of officials attending the June opening of the Crestwood Forest Industries pulp mill in Cranbrook, until that time the only pulp mill built without benefit of a Pulp Harvesting Area (PHA) license to assure timber supply. Mr. Williston is on the left.


Series consists of photographs relating to Ray Williston's life from childhood to recent times, air photographs of Prince George, photographs of Bangladesh, and a listing of photographs slated for use in Mr. Williston's biography "Forests, power and policy: the legacy of Ray Williston" written by Eileen Williston and Betty Keller.

Ray Williston fonds

  • 2000.13
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 1999, predominant 1954 – 2001

Fonds consists of photographs, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia, correspondence, reports and other textual material. The photographs relate to Mr. Williston’s life from childhood to the late 1990s, the scrapbooks document Mr. Williston’s years in political office, and the textual materials relate to both Mr. Williston’s public life and private interests.

Williston, Ray Gillis

Ray Williston with loggers

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston with a group of men at a logging operation, exact location unknown. Mr. Williston is second from the right.

Signing of agreement for Eurocan’s pulp mill license

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston and others at the signing of Eurocan’s pulp mill license. Pictured from left to right: Hamish C. Cameron, a lawyer representing Finnish interests; Ben Ginter; Clarence Cooper, the lawyer for the BC Forest Service; Mr. Williston and unknown.