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Fonds AM1257 - Greater Vancouver Regional District fonds

Greater Vancouver Water District Administration Board W.H. Powell, first Chief Engineer of Water and Sewage Districts; died 1948 W.H. Powell [in group photograph outside "The Engineering Institute of Canada"] John L. Savage John? Bunkers at Dunbar and 1st Avenue Paving finish on invert for 5'6" interceptor in [sewage] tunnel at 1st avenue near Vine... [Sewage] Trench for 4'6" interceptor on 7th Avenue Excavation for 5'6" sewer on Copley Street just north of Lakeview Section of 5'0" sewer on Copley Street just north of Lakeview [Buntzen Hydro Dam] Damaged Penstock Buntzen [Hydro Dam] Damaged Penstock Buntzen [Hydro Dam] No. 1 Penstock Buntzen [Hydro Dam] No. 1 Penstock [Buntzen Hydro Dam] No. 1 Penstock [Buntzen Lake Hydro Dam] No 1 Penstock [Buntzen Lake Hydro Dam] No 1 Penstock [Buntzen Lake Hydro Dam] No 1 Penstock Planned hotel overlooking Capilano Canyon Cleveland Dam [Logging railway line through Watershed district] [Logging railway line through Watershed district] [Logging, clearing in the Watershed district] Burwell Lake, view of Spillway Dam showing leaks Burwell Lake, view of Crib Dam looking north Burwell Lake, view of lake north side from Spillway Burwell Lake, view of Dam face after completion of repairs Burwell Lake, view N[orth. W[est]. [north east?] along Dam face showing lake at its original wate... Burwell Lake, view S[outh]. E[ast]. Along east shore of lake Burwell Lake, stream outlet from Burwell Lake before Dam was started [View of Coquitlam Lake [water intake tower] [View of water intake tower] on Coquitlam Lake [View of two-trunked trees] [View of] La Gabelle [hydro] plant, four miles below Shawinigan Falls [and surrounding countryside]

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Greater Vancouver Regional District fonds

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AM1257

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  • 1909-1975 (Creation)
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    Greater Vancouver Regional District

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25.11 m of textual, cartographic and architectural records

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The Greater Vancouver Regional District was created in 1967. It amalgamated functions previously carried out by a number of separate bodies:
- the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District (1913-1971)
- the Greater Vancouver Water District (1926-1971)
- the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board (1949-1969).
Since its inception, it has also been responsible for regional hospital planning and financing. A more detailed administrative history of predecessor bodies of the GVRD will be found in the relevant series descriptions.

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The Greater Vancouver Water District is a local government authority responsible for water quality and distribution in Vancouver.

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The Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board was formed in 1949. Its purpose was to activate a long range regional plan dealing with the area from Hope to the Gulf of Georgia and to consider, among other things, bridges, highways, airports, industrial, urban, agricultural and recreational areas. Its first survey, presented in March 1952, constituted the first thorough study of the area. It considered future population trends, the course of industrial and agricultural expansion, as well as the problems associated with increasing traffic. The Board's greatest achievement occurred in 1966 with the development and adoption by 28 member municipalities and the provincial government of an Official Lower Mainland Regional Plan. By the time the Board dissolved in 1969, it had completed 40 planning studies, compiled 850 detailed lot-by-lot development maps, and accumulated a planning library of 4,000 volumes. With its dissolution, the Board's planning functions were transferred to the Greater Vancouver Regional District.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, plans, and other documentation generated primarily by the above-mentioned predecessor bodies of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Arranged into the following series:
- Hospital Advisory Committee minutes and reports
from the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District:
- Annual reports
- Correspondence and other records
- Minute books
- Miscellaneous records
from the Greater Vancouver Water District:
- Chief engineer's daily journals
- Commissioner's reports
- Commissioner's yearbooks
- Contracts
- Correspondence files
- Correspondence files
- Engineering files
- Minute books
- Minute files
- Miscellaneous correspondence
- Miscellaneous publications
- Miscellaneous reports
- Reports
- Reports received by the commissioner
from the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board:
- Clipping files
- Correspondence files
- Minute books

The fonds also includes two drawings made for the Greater Vancouver Water District.

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Health Department fonds, series 132.

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