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Vancouver (B.C.). Electrical Division

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Vancouver (B.C.). Electrical Division

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  • Electrical Division (1966-1988)

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In 1966, the planned introduction of a Permits and Licenses Department catalyzed a large change for the Electrical Department: since the new Department was to assume responsibility for all inspection services, it was noted that the remainder of functions performed by the Electrical Department were essentially engineering in nature. It was therefore recommended by the City Engineer that the department be set up as a division of the Engineering Department – a recommendation which was accepted and officially occurred in November of 1966.

In the period from 1966 to 1988, the structure of the Electrical Division remained remarkably stable; the division was composed of three branches: Street Lighting & Utilities Control, Electrical Operations, and Electrical Engineering (also referred to as Electrical & Communications Design).

In 1988, the Electrical Division was renamed the Electrical & Utilities Control Division and assumed responsibility for the entire Drafting Branch of Engineering Services.


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Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services (1886-)

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Vancouver (B.C.). Electrical Division, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

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Vancouver (B.C.). Electrical Department (1892-1966)

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Vancouver (B.C.). Electrical Department, is predecessor to: Vancouver (B.C.). Electrical Division

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Last modified 18-12-2012 by KO




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