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Drill Bit Testing
2000.1.1.3.02 · File · 1978
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

File contains photographs depicting close view of drill bits used in the Cassiar mine. The photos were taken for documentary purposes during an evaluation procedure in which the bits were tested and compared. 32 of the photos are adhered to three reports containing detailed analysis of the condition and function of the drill bits used. Reports were addressed to "E. Komperdo / Assist. Mine Superintendent, Production," and were sent by "Bob Clark / Industrial Engineer" and "E. Isaaks / Engineer Trainee." All of the photos are heavily annotated on verso and recto, often documenting the date, bit number, drilling depth, and notes on general condition.

2000.1.1.3.04 · File · [ca. 1978]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

File contains 6 slide presentations depicting training material for the operation of a P&H excavator published by the Harnischfeger Institute. The presentations depict an introduction to excavator controls and techniques for proper hoist motion, proper swing motion, concerning haulage units, proper propel motion, and proper crowd motion.

Tramline
2000.1.1.3.17 · File · [ca. 1955] - 1977
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

File contains photographs featuring the tramline at Cassiar which ran from the crushing plant at the mountain mine to the plantsite in the valley (a drop of 427 meters). The first ore was originally transported by truck to the plant until the gravity chute was built in 1953. This chute was replaced with the first aerial tramline model in 1956, which was succeeded by the second model in 1975. This file also includes one photo of the original gravity chute, and one photo depicting a tramline worker.

Additionally there is a collection of eighteen photographs of tramline cars that were being surveyed for damage and condition, and another collection of six photographs of tramline study. The results of this study determined that there was variances in load sizes of the buckets caused by extra material falling off the panfeeder.

2000.1.1.3.17.009 · Item · 1962
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts tramline in a strip cleared of trees on McDame Mountain, bucket in foreground. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "#2 SECTION LOOKING NORTH". Photograph was glued to cardboard backing with the annotation: "1962".

Plantsite
2000.1.1.3.18 · File · 1953 - 1989
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

This file contains operations at the plantsite:
Below is synopsis of the item level descriptions (see each item for further description)

  • locations depicted at Plantsite: mill building, dry rock storage building, tailings pile, gravel pit, power house, and office.
  • delivery and installation of a Caterpillar engine, welding repairs underway on a Rustin Diesel Engine in the power house, staff portrait taken by the main office building, and fibre testing
    Not done to item level but integrated into subseries file:
  • Photographic negatives included depict milling and packaging machinery in the mill building.
  • 93 slides depicting various activities and equipment at the plantsite including: dry rock storage, screens, collectors, loading trucks, bagging, pallets, tailing pile, lab work by engineers, lab equipment, fibre testing, and fibre samples.
  • photographs of conveyor foundations, tailings equipment, Grizzly truck, containers from site mechanical inspection, and portable crushing plant in June 1991.
  • photos of fibre samples from lab - on display
  • collection of photos of 1970 Mill modification Program of April 1978
  • collection of photos from 1961 and 1962 of plantsite lab and asbestos samples. file labeled "Suter - Webb VU Graph Analysis" and "Suter - Webb and Turner Comb Analysis"
  • Pressure Packer modification photos done by Chapman Industries in 1986
  • Powerhouse equipment from 1979
  • additional 43 slides of inside the mill in June 1978. Slides were used at a board meeting.
  • negatives of inside of mill
  • A photo album of 162 photographs depicting various operations at the plantsite including: drill dust collector, outdoor surroundings, conveyors, and the mine site. (album was originally labelled "Cassiar Plantsite).
Infrared dryer
2000.1.1.1.10 · File · 1963
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Two large black and white prints of infrared dryers annotated on recto "Thompson Pipe and Steel Company Bulk Material Dryers Van Dorn Iron Works Company" and bearing on verso the ink stamp of a photographer from Cleveland, Ohio.

Russian Mine Tour
2000.1.1.1.13 · File · [between 1951 and 1992]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photographic negatives depict men on tour in unknown locations in Russia. Images depict urban areas, mining areas, construction of buildings, railway, mineral samples, and equipment including dump truck and electric shovel. Also includes images of area speculated to be a mine pit. Men on tour are dressed in formal attire.

Handwritten annotation in pencil on envelope containing negatives: "Russian 'Asbest' Mine Slides" "7 copies of each - 23 negatives - 161 prints".

2000.1.1.2.04.01 · Item · [ca. 1970]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts large square model of the new mill building that was built at the Cassiar plant site in 1970. Model is displayed on green material laid on floor against wall in unidentified room. Machinery modeled inside the structure is colour-coded.

2000.1.1.3.18.010 · Item · October 1958
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts group of 12 men standing on steps at back of main office. Front row: Jack Berry, Mickey Dopson, Andre Beguin, Fred Murray. 2nd row: Dick Stevens, Rene Pasiaud. Third row: Craigie Hood, Alex Powell. Back row: Dr. Charles Cobb MD, Peter Davies, Chuck Caron (holding paper), Bill Johnston. Berry and Dopson are wearing hard hats. Windows and doors of office building in background. Stamped annotation on recto of photograph: "Munshaw Colour Service Ltd. OCT 24 1958".

1961 - Mill Wheelabrators
2000.1.1.3.19.024 · Item · 1961
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts a man wearing a hard hat standing at what is believed to be the dust collection system in the Cassiar mill. Sign on right reads "CAUTION NO WELDING, BURNING OR SMOKING IN THIS AREA." Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

1961 - Woman in Lab
2000.1.1.3.19.028 · Item · 1961
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts woman in white lab coat testing quality of asbestos fibre. Special lab instruments sit on counter top. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

1961 - Movie Projectors
2000.1.1.3.19.029 · Item · 1961
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts man seated on stool between two carbon arc Horton movie projectors. These were 16 mm French projectors, and were located at the Cassiar Recreational Center. They were used before the new movie theater was built in the late 1970s. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

2000.1.1.3.19.034 · Item · 1965
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts Ross Duddy with back to photographer, working at table in lab. Unidentified woman stands in right foreground operating unidentified machinery. Miscellaneous equipment and supplies throughout. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "ROSS DUDDY / LAB SUPER".

2000.1.1.3.19.076 · Item · 1965
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts group of twenty-four men standing on front steps of main office building. Handwritten annotations on recto of similar photograph: "OFFICE STEPS APPROX 1965 / TOP L-R / JULIEN ST. GEORGES / GEORGE TROWSDALE / HANS VELTMEYER / BOB LOVETT / KARL SHULTZ / LOTHAR TISCHLER / - "; "2ND / FRANK CLEMENTS [i.e Kliment?] / BILL PLUMB / HEWETT / - "; "3RD - / - / RENE PASIAUD / DICK [Stevens]"; "4TH / DOC NAVIN / VIC SARAKOSKI / - "; "5TH / CHARLIE GANDER / GORDON EDWARDS / AL FLANIGAN [i.e. Flanagan?] / ANDRE BEGUIN / CHARLIE BRONSON / JACK THORNICROFT". Information in above annotation supplemented with insight from individuals who contributed to Northern BC Archives Facebook Photo ID Project, contact archivist for more information in research file pertaining to item 2000.1.1.3.19.75.

2003.4.4.3.16 · File · [1983?]
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of a partial photocopy of Envirocon's "Kemano Completion Hydroelectric Development: Information and Rationale Used to Determine Fish Protection Measures - Nanika and Morice Rivers". Includes the following sections: "Material Presented on 15 March 1983"; "Considerations Made in Deriving Flow Recommendations for the Morice River"; and "Considerations Made in Deriving Flow Recommendations for the Nanika River".

2003.4.4.3.24 · File · Jan. 1984
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of an original copy of "Environmental Studies Associated with the Proposed Kemano Completion Hydroelectric Development - Volume 21: Nechako River and Fraser Assessment Areas Environmental Impact Assessment" by Envirocon prepared for Alcan. Annotated by Cole Shirvell.

2003.4.4.2.31 · File · 1990
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of a reprint from the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (vol. 47) by Shirvell entitled "Role of Instream Rootwards as Juvenile Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and Steelhead Trout (O. mykiss) Cover Habitat Under Varying Streamflows".

2003.4.4.4.16 · File · 1986
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of copies of DFO expert report for the Nechako River court action and related records. Includes DFO memoranda regarding the expert reports; Shirvell's "Technical Statement for Nechako River Court Action - DFO vs. Alcan: Habitat Modelling"; Jensen's expert report "Assessment of the Influence of Excess Total Gas Pressure (TGP) on Salmonids in the Nechako River"; Servizi's expert report "Nechako River Total Gas Pressure: Critique of Alcan Predictions and Review of Total Gas Pressure and Flow"; William's expert report regarding cooling flows; Harrison and Wilson's expert report "The Management and Status of Nechako River Chinook Salmon"; Healey's expert reports entitled "The Spawning of Chinook Salmon and Their Spawning Requirements", "The General Ecology of Chinook Salmon That Spawn in Headwater Tributaries", and "Report on Miscellaneous Topics Relating to DFO Flow Requirements in the Nechako River"; Bell's expert report "Effect of Elevated Water Temperatures on Infectious Diseases of Salmon"; Hamilton's expert reports "Availability of Water", "Relationship of Flow to Spawning and Incubation Habitat", and "Relationship of Flow to Rearing Habitat"; Blachut's expert report; and Slaney's affidavit.

2003.4.4.4.25 · File · Feb. 1987
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of an original copy of "Nechako River Court Action - DFO Expert Reports: Fisheries Management (Volume 2)". Includes C. Robin Harrison's expert report, "The Management and Status of Fraser and Nechako River Chinook Salmon". Also includes Patrick A. Slaney's expert report, "Assessment of the Influence of Flows on the Rainbow Trout and Char Populations of the Nechako River".

2003.4.4.4.28 · File · Feb. 1987
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of an original copy of "Nechako River Court Action - DFO Expert Reports: Summer Temperature Control (Volume 5)". Includes G.R. Bell's expert report, "Effect of Elevated Water Temperatures on Infectious Diseases of Salmon". Also includes I.V. Williams' expert report, "The Effects of Water Temperature on Adult Sockeye". Additionally, includes P.B. Saxvik's expert report, "Control of Water Temperature by Manipulation of River Flow".

2003.4.4.4.44 · File · 18 Aug. 1986
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of Instream Flow Incremental Methodologies documents gathered in preparation for the Nechako River court action. Includes photocopies of correspondence; the "Direct Testimony of Ken. D. Bovee submitted on behalf of the United States Department of the Interior" in the case of the Philadelphia Electric Power Company before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; "Guidelines for Preparing Expert Testimony in Water Management Decisions Related to Instream Flow Issues" by the Cooperative Instream Flow Service Group; abstracts and publications lists related to IFIM; "Instream Flow Methodologies Research Project" prepared by J. Emil Morhardt for the Electric Power Research Institute; Envirocon records; a draft copy of Envirocon's Technical Memorandum, "Methods for the Determination of Spawning and Incubation Flow Requirements of Chinook Salmon"; Jenkins and Mitchell's review of Slaney et al. (1984) report on Nechako trout and char; and a draft copy of Envirocon's Technical Memorandum, "Documentation of the Habitat Modelling Process".

2003.4.4.4.46 · File · 1987
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of correspondence and memoranda leading up to the 1987 settlement agreement. Includes correspondence regarding a Reid Crowther & Partners Ltd. report, legal counsel for the court case, the out-of-court settlement, and the final settlement agreement. Also includes a reprint of Mundie's article "Predictability of the Consequences of the Kemano Hydroelectric Proposal for Natural Salmon Populations"; a copy of Behnke's "Critique of Instream Flow Methodologies"; copies of documents with advice for expert witnesses, including a "Guidebook on the Preparation and Submission of Expert Witness' Evidence"; a copy of Langer's article "The Professional Fisheries Scientist as an Expert Witness"; a 1987 paper by Robert Behnke entitled "The Illusion of Technique and Fisheries Management"; the "Agreement Respecting Studies and Data Between Attorney-General of Canada and the Aluminum Company of Canada Limited"; lists of documents agreed to by DFO and Alcan; copies of the documents "Summary of Remedial Measures Options" and "Proposed Nechako River Monitoring and Remedial Measures"; copies of depositions of Clair B. Stalnaker and Robert T. Milhous; graphics intended for display during expert witness testimonies; a background paper from Alcan regarding "Court Proceedings involving the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans versus Alcan and the Province of British Columbia"; a copy of the 1987 settlement agreement; and a folder for DFO employees for the announcement of the agreement including a news release, biographies, and a copy of the agreement.

2003.4.4.5.01 · File · 1987
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of a document produced by the Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program entitled "Settlement Agreement: 14 September 1987", which includes a copy of the settlement agreement between DFO, the provincial government and Alcan. Also includes copies of correspondence and news releases related to the creation of the settlement agreement.

2003.4.4.5.03 · File · 1988-1989
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of correspondence relating to the Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program. Includes a project plan for the Juvenile Chinook Salmon Overwintering Habitat study, NFCP correspondence to the DFO Technical Committee Members, a copy of the "1988-89 Nechako River Program Rationale", and a draft copy of the NFCP "Preliminary Proposal 1989/90 for the Juvenile Outmigration Monitoring".

2003.4.4.6.02 · File · 1994
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of Dr. Don Alderdice's submissions to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Kemano Completion Project Public Review. Includes Alderdice's expert witness testimony "Kemano Completion Project--Nechako River: A Summary Statement". Also includes written evidence filed with the Commission in relation to his expert witness testimony: copies of his CV, his affidavit filed in the court proceedings between Rivers Defense Coalition and Alcan, and a copy of "Assessment of the Influence of Gas Supersaturation on Salmonids in the Nechako River in Relation to Kemano Completion".

2003.4.4.6.06 · File · 1992-1994
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of photocopied documents from various sources sent to Shirvell from John Hummel, a researcher for the Cheslatta Band. Includes copies of internal DFO memoranda; the "Story of the Surrender of the Cheslatta Reserves on April 21, 1952" by Mike Robertson"; anti-Kemano material written by Dana Wagg and John Hummel, Cheslatta Band researchers; a photocopy of correspondence from the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations containing "Comment on the Kemano Completion Project Guidelines Order"; a copy of a "Proposal for an Agreement between the Government Commission of the Gitksan Wet'suwet'en People and the Vera Corporation regarding the Nanika River Project: A Plan for Partial Development of the Hydroelectric Power Potential of the Nanika River in Northwestern British Columbia"; copies of newspaper clippings, news releases, and backgrounders; the 1993 "Cheslatta Band Submission to the Standing Committee on Forestry and Fisheries"; and copies of documents received by the Cheslatta Band through Access to Information legislation.

BCUC Exhibit #135
2003.4.4.6.09 · File · Oct. 1993
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of a copy of Alcan's "Kemano Completion Project Outline", which was presented as Exhibit 135 at the British Columbia Utilities Commission Public Review of the Kemano Completion Project.

2003.4.4.6.10 · File · [1994]
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of copies of Exhibits 201a-351 (incomplete) provided for the British Columbia Utilities Commission Public Review of the Kemano Completion Project and a partial index of the BCUC exhibits. Includes: "1991/92 Budget from Ministry of Environment for Nechako Kemano Completion Project Flow Mitigation/Compensation" (ex. #201a); "Document by D.W. Chapman entitled "Nechako River Flow Regime: A Report to the Court", dated January 27, 1987 (ex. #259); "Amended Statement of Defence to Amended Counterclaim in Number C803064: Attorney-General of Canada Vs. Aluminum Company of Canada and Attorney-General of B.C.", dated February 26, 1986 (ex. #280); "Pages 1 and 2 of Memorandum from M. Fretwell to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, regarding Nechako Court Action - Possible Remedial Measures to Maintain Productivity at Low Flows", dated June 25, 1987 (ex. #291); Article by A.B. Nehring and A.M. Anderson from Rivers magazine entitled "Determination of Population-Limiting Critical Salmonid Habitats in Colorado Streams Using the Physical Habitat Simulation System", dated January 1993 (ex. #301); Article by I. G. Jowett from North American Journal of Fisheries Management magazine entitled "Models of the Abundance of Large Brown Trout in New Zealand Rivers", dated 1992 (ex. #302); "Memorandum from D.L. Deans to A. Bell-Irving, regarding Nechako Settlement Agreement-Tributary Inflows", dated March 29, 1988 (ex. #314); "Submission by J. Kelly", dated April 27, 1994 (ex. #337); Comments by Dr. P.A. Larkin on the Discussion Paper entitled "Toward a Fish Habitat Decision on the Kemano Completion Project", dated April 12, 1984 (ex. #339); and "Letter from T.L. Perry of the Sierra Club of Western Canada to Dr. P.A. Larkin", dated December 7, 1983 (ex. #351).

BCUC Exhibit #352
2003.4.4.6.11 · File · 1994
Part of Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

File consists of a copy of "Curriculum Vitae of Department of Fisheries and Oceans Witnesses on the Nechako River Panel", which was presented as Exhibit 352 at the British Columbia Utilities Commission Public Review of the Kemano Completion Project.