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Vancouver (B.C.). Airport Board

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Vancouver (B.C.). Airport Board

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In 1929, the City of Vancouver purchased 478.61 acres on Sea Island as the site for an airport which was formally opened in 1931. The airport was administered by special committees composed of City Council members and the airport manager. During World War II, the City's authority regarding the airport was assumed by the federal government, although the special committee continued to function in the daily operation of the airport. Control of the airport was returned to the City in 1947. In 1949, the special committee method of airport administration was changed by by-law no. 3146, which created the Vancouver Airport Board. The Board, which consisted of five unpaid members, functioned as the administrative body for the airport until the City sold its interest in the operation to the federal government in 1962.


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Vancouver (B.C.) (1886-)

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Vancouver (B.C.). Airport Board, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.)

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