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The All Seasons Bulletin - Your Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8951
Date Range
April 1993
Collection
Chamber of Commerce fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a copy of the April 1993 All Seasons Bulletin, a newsletter published by the Smithers Chamber of Commerce. It contains a message from Chamber President Mary Ellen Perrault, info on Chamber membership and upcoming events, and a calendar for April and May.
Collection
Chamber of Commerce fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Chamber of Commerce
Fonds No.
GF10
File No.
5
Accession No.
2020.15.1
Physical Description
<1 cm of textual records
Date Range
April 1993
Custodial History
Item was kept with Bulkley Valley Museum internal records for an unknown period of time before being found and formally accessioned in May 2020.
Scope and Content
Item is a copy of the April 1993 All Seasons Bulletin, a newsletter published by the Smithers Chamber of Commerce. It contains a message from Chamber President Mary Ellen Perrault, info on Chamber membership and upcoming events, and a calendar for April and May.
Subject Access
Smithers District Chamber of Commerce
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Central Park Development Plan

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8945
Date Range
July 5, 2002
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Scope and Content
Item is a black-and-white map outlining a proposed redevelopment of Smithers' Central Park. It includes a legend listing new features such as RV parking, a proposed farmers' market, an ice rink, a community park, a display garden, a future town museum, and new landscaping, as well as existing featu…
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Creator
Town of Smithers
Fonds No.
GF4
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2020.9.2
Physical Description
1 map [35 3/4 in. x 23 1/4 in.]
Date Range
July 5, 2002
History / Biographical
The map reflects a town proposal to redevelop the Central Park site in the early 2000s. As of 2020 this plan has not been brought to fruition.
Custodial History
The map was found in collections in April 2020 amidst other items relating to the Town of Smithers and the Bulkley Valley Museum.
Scope and Content
Item is a black-and-white map outlining a proposed redevelopment of Smithers' Central Park. It includes a legend listing new features such as RV parking, a proposed farmers' market, an ice rink, a community park, a display garden, a future town museum, and new landscaping, as well as existing features such as tennis courts and parking lots ot be relocated or removed. The Central Park Building, Fire Hall, Stork's Nest Inn, and Chamber of Commerce are all present. The map is mostly in black-and-white but has some red and yellow highlights. It was drawn by 'KR.'
Subject Access
Central Park Building
Smithers District Chamber of Commerce
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Scale - 1:500
Type of Record
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Smithers: A Town For All Seasons folder

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8952
Date Range
[1999-2002]
Collection
Chamber of Commerce fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a folder entitled "Smithers: A Town For All Seasons," containing documents and pamphlets relating to the Chamber of Commerce: -“I am a Chamber Member because…” -TD VISA -SHELL COMMERCIAL CARD PROGRAM -Shell Commercial System Jan/99 -Payworks on-line payroll services -Moneris Solutions Mast…
Collection
Chamber of Commerce fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Chamber of Commerce
Fonds No.
GF10
File No.
6
Accession No.
2020.15.2
Physical Description
<1 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1999-2002]
Custodial History
Item was kept with Bulkley Valley Museum internal records for an unknown period of time before being found and formally accessioned in May 2020.
Scope and Content
Item is a folder entitled "Smithers: A Town For All Seasons," containing documents and pamphlets relating to the Chamber of Commerce: -“I am a Chamber Member because…” -TD VISA -SHELL COMMERCIAL CARD PROGRAM -Shell Commercial System Jan/99 -Payworks on-line payroll services -Moneris Solutions MasterCard -BC Chamber of Commerce/ MasterCard/Nat’l Bank of Canada -1D First Data – Mastercard -What is the Chamber of Commerce? -Why Host Business After Hours??? -Membership Benefits Package (x2) -HUSKY/MOHAWK COMMERCIAL CARD -Hotel Discounts Through the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce -Petro-Canada – To: Members of the BC Chamber of Commerce -Petro-Canada Superpass form -Attention: Business Owners and Landowners -PREVENT FRAUD AND REDUCE THE RISK OF INCOME LOSS -A History of the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce -Esso Direct Driver Billing Program -Esso Business Plus Account Application Direct Driver Billing -Petro-Canada/BC CoC Partners in Business -Smithers District Chamber of Commerce – table and form -Is your business online (pamphlet) -Moneris Solutions/MasterCard discount through the BC CoC (pamphlet) -TD Canada Trust/Visa Discount through the BC CoC (pamphlet) -Gas Discounts through the BC CoC (pamphlet x2) -eNunciate Conferencing/ Teleconferencing Discounts through the BC CoC (pamphlet) -Travel/Hotel Discounts through the BC CoC (pamphlet) -British Columbia Chamber of Commerce sign-up for e-commercebc.net Application Form -Handwritten sheet about chamber membership -Business card – Brian Burrill, Manager of the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce
Subject Access
Smithers District Chamber of Commerce
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Smithers' Central Park - Recommended Proposal

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8944
Date Range
January 16 2002
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Scope and Content
Item is a black-and-white map outlining a proposed redevelopment of Smithers' Central Park. It shows existing buildings such as the Central Bark Building, Chamber of Commerce, Fire Hall and Stork's Nest Inn, as well as planned structures and features such as a display garden, new parking lots, a ga…
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Creator
Town of Smithers
Fonds No.
GF4
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2020.9.1
Physical Description
1 map [35 3/4 in. x 23 7/8 in.]
Date Range
January 16 2002
History / Biographical
The map reflects a town proposal to redevelop the Central Park site in the early 2000s. As of 2020 this plan has not been brought to fruition.
Custodial History
The map was found in collections in April 2020 amidst other items relating to the Town of Smithers and the Bulkley Valley Museum.
Scope and Content
Item is a black-and-white map outlining a proposed redevelopment of Smithers' Central Park. It shows existing buildings such as the Central Bark Building, Chamber of Commerce, Fire Hall and Stork's Nest Inn, as well as planned structures and features such as a display garden, new parking lots, a gazebo, community garden plots, RV parking, and a future town museum.
Subject Access
Central Park Building
Smithers District Chamber of Commerce
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Scale - 1:500
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Smithers District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Info Centre

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3413
Date Range
[1990s or 2000s]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3061
Accession No.
2018.60
Physical Description
1 photograph; colour; 15x10cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
[1990s or 2000s]
Subject Access
Smithers District Chamber of Commerce
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
The Chamber and Visitor Centre moved to this location in 1998 from the Central Park Building.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Inaugural meeting of the Smithers Junior Chamber of Commerce

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions2042
Date Range
1949
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Back row L-R: Bob McEwen, [?], Ken Warner, (Cliff?) Emerson, Owen Hooper (or Cooper?), [?], Dave Roumieu, Cliff DeGrasse, [?], [?], Len Evans, [?], [?], Walter Watson. 3rd row L-R: Gordie Hetherington, [?], [?] (Bill?) Leach, (Bill?) Grey, [?], (Bob?) Clarke, [?], [?], [?], [?], Ben Hug, Jorgen Dah…
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1281
Accession No.
1983.13
Physical Description
1 photograph; b&w; 25x20cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1949
Scope and Content
Back row L-R: Bob McEwen, [?], Ken Warner, (Cliff?) Emerson, Owen Hooper (or Cooper?), [?], Dave Roumieu, Cliff DeGrasse, [?], [?], Len Evans, [?], [?], Walter Watson. 3rd row L-R: Gordie Hetherington, [?], [?] (Bill?) Leach, (Bill?) Grey, [?], (Bob?) Clarke, [?], [?], [?], [?], Ben Hug, Jorgen Dahlie, [?], Jack Chapman, Jack (or Pat?) Carr. 2nd row L-R: [?], [?], [Wilson Muirhead?], [?], Walter Burns, [?], [?], [?], [?]. Front row: [?], Gordon Williams, [?], Tatsuo 'Tat' Aida Also in photo: Bill Bovill, Ted Chapman, Stacey Davies, Keith Elliot, Hartley Fawcett, Stan Gould, Harry Haywood, Wells Herriett, Ian Panton, Nick Picul, Fred Riffel, Larry White
Subject Access
Smithers Junior Chamber of Commerce
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Related Material
Nearly identical to P2047.
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Nearly identical to P2047 (Tat Aida at front right instead of Louis Schibli).
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Junior Chamber of Commerce banquet at Bulkley Hotel

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions6107
Date Range
1950s
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3372
Accession No.
1996.139.6
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 18 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
1950s
Subject Access
Bulkley Hotel
Junior Chamber of Commerce
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Smithers Junior Chamber of Commerce ledger

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions5321
Date Range
1948-1950
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a ledger for the Smithers Junior Chamber of Commerce, which includes membership, expenditures and cheques issued.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 212
Item No.
2013.7.1
Accession No.
2013.7.1
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1948-1950
Custodial History
Item was originally in Betty Urquhart's possession, and then passed onto her son through her estate.
Scope and Content
Item is a ledger for the Smithers Junior Chamber of Commerce, which includes membership, expenditures and cheques issued.
Subject Access
Junior Chamber of Commerce
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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[Girl Guides?] at Houston Canada Day celebrations

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Date Range
July 1, 1980
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photograph of a line of children, probably Girl Guides, at the 1980 Canada Day celebrations in Houston.
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bill Dungate
Fonds No.
C8
Item No.
P9906
Accession No.
2021.23
Physical Description
1 negative; b&w
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
July 1, 1980
Custodial History
Negative was taken by Bill Dungate on July 1st 1980 and donated to the Museum on August 12th 2021 by Dino Laramie.
Scope and Content
Photograph of a line of children, probably Girl Guides, at the 1980 Canada Day celebrations in Houston.
Geographic Access
Houston, B.C.
Notes
Additional photos of same event in folder.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Smithers Canada Day parade, 1981

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1888
Date Range
July 1, 1981
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1127
Accession No.
1982.18
Physical Description
1 photograph: col.; 11 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
July 1, 1981
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Royal Bank float Canada Day July 1, 1981
Mrs. Kilpatrick became a teller in 1921. Lora Romio became a teller in 1941, And, Bowie Stephens was an accountant at the time.
Identified (l-r): Back row: Bowie Stephens, [?], [?]; Front row: Lora Romio and Jean Kilpatrick
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Tree-planting at Houston Canada Day celebrations

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12744
Date Range
July 1, 1980
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of girls (likely Girl Guides), an RCMP officer, and a man (possibly part of the Royal Canadian Legion) planting trees at Houston's Canada Day celebrations, 1980.
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bill Dungate
Fonds No.
C8
Item No.
P9907
Accession No.
2021.23
Physical Description
1 negative; b&w
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
July 1, 1980
Custodial History
Negative was taken by Bill Dungate on July 1st 1980 and donated to the Museum on August 12th 2021 by Dino Laramie.
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of girls (likely Girl Guides), an RCMP officer, and a man (possibly part of the Royal Canadian Legion) planting trees at Houston's Canada Day celebrations, 1980.
Geographic Access
Houston, B.C.
Notes
Additional photos of same event in folder.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Woman planting tree on Canada Day, Houston

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12742
Date Range
July 1, 1980
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photograph of a member of the Legion Ladies' Auxiliary planting a tree at Houston's Canada Day celebrations, 1980.
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bill Dungate
Fonds No.
C8
Item No.
P9905
Accession No.
2021.23
Physical Description
1 negative; b&w
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
July 1, 1980
Custodial History
Negative was taken by Bill Dungate on July 1st 1980 and donated to the Museum on August 12th 2021 by Dino Laramie.
Scope and Content
Photograph of a member of the Legion Ladies' Auxiliary planting a tree at Houston's Canada Day celebrations, 1980.
Geographic Access
Houston, B.C.
Notes
Additional photos of same event in folder.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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Camp Caledonia, CD-ROM and write-up

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7111
Date Range
2011
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File contains a CD-ROM titled "Camp Caeldonia: Early Memories" with stories from Barb Hinchliffe and Flora Stokes, as well as songs performed by George Stokes, Norma Stokes, and Janet Walford, and a write-up from Beth Grant (nee Hinchliffe).
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
286
Accession No.
2012.49
Physical Description
1 CD-ROM
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
2011
Scope and Content
File contains a CD-ROM titled "Camp Caeldonia: Early Memories" with stories from Barb Hinchliffe and Flora Stokes, as well as songs performed by George Stokes, Norma Stokes, and Janet Walford, and a write-up from Beth Grant (nee Hinchliffe).
Geographic Access
Telkwa, B.C.
Tyhee Lake
Type of Record
Archival Description
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CN Loco 2704 Recovery at Legate [sic] Creek [CD]

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7172
Date Range
November 28, 1940 [digitized April 21, 2010]; April 21, 2010
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
CD includes photographs of original photographs of the recovery effort of the CN locomotive 2704 on November 28, 1940. There are three files on the CD: "Data", "Originals" and "Modified". "Data" and "Originals" are duplicates of each other while "Modified" are edited versions of some originals. Und…
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
288
Accession No.
2018.80
Physical Description
1 CD-ROM
Date Range
November 28, 1940 [digitized April 21, 2010]; April 21, 2010
Custodial History
Photographs were taken by Philip A. Jones and compiled onto a CD for the BV Museum's use.
Scope and Content
CD includes photographs of original photographs of the recovery effort of the CN locomotive 2704 on November 28, 1940. There are three files on the CD: "Data", "Originals" and "Modified". "Data" and "Originals" are duplicates of each other while "Modified" are edited versions of some originals. Under "Originals" there is also a photograph of a printed write-up regarding the recovery effort.
Subject Access
Canadian National Railways
Geographic Access
Pacific, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Interviews with Jean and Reg Heal

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12250
Date Range
November 19 1988
August 14 1997
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Two interviews with Reg and Jean Heal (nee Gregerson). One was recorded on November 19th 1988 by Ruth Murdoch as part of the "Growing Up in the Bulkley Valley" series. The other was recorded on August 14th 1997 by Misty Jorgen at the Heals' home in Smithers. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3…
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Ruth Murdoch;
Misty Jorgen
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.43
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
4.93 GB of digital records
Date Range
November 19 1988
August 14 1997
Scope and Content
Two interviews with Reg and Jean Heal (nee Gregerson). One was recorded on November 19th 1988 by Ruth Murdoch as part of the "Growing Up in the Bulkley Valley" series. The other was recorded on August 14th 1997 by Misty Jorgen at the Heals' home in Smithers. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3 access files, and .jpg release forms.
Notes
Sound quality of both interviews is very poor due to high background noise and low interviewee volume.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Introduction of Reg and Jean Heal, giving their years and places of birth and some info about their parents.

keywords

Ernest Heal; Evelyn; Heal farm; horse and wagon; Mary Fryer Heal; Mary Gregerson; road conditions; Smithers Town Hall; Telkwa; Tyhee Lake

subjects

birth info; Jean Gregerson; Reg Heal

Jean and Reg share childhood memories of playing outdoors on their families' farms.

keywords

barbecues; calf roping; cat; creek; dog; Evelyn School; frogs; grouse; homemade skis; lassoing; Margaret Gregerson; Mary Gregerson; pollywogs; pond; rabbits; skiing; sleigh rides; spring; summer; Ted Gregerson; Telkwa Barbecue; winter

subjects

childhood; family; outdoors; play; recreation; siblings

Jean Heal recounts the chores that she did as a child and where her mother sold the goods produced by the family farm.

keywords

butter; carrying water; chickens; chicks; eggs; firewood; Mary Gregerson; milking cows; school; Telkwa Creamery; Valentine Dairy; Watson's Store

subjects

chores; farm; responsibilities

Jean recalls how special her family's horses were to her, telling stories of sleigh rides, the death of a favourite horse, and a time when the new horses attempted to run away.

keywords

colic; death; horse driving; horse team; Mary Gregerson; runaway horses; sickness; sleigh; sleighing

subjects

animals; horses

Jean discusses a special tree in her family's barnyard which served as a stopping point for travelers and a place of trade between the Gregerson family and local Indigenous peoples. She also describes tending to her family's gardens and harvesting some of the weeds to eat.

keywords

chores; church; Evelyn School; fish; Indigenous people; Mary Gregerson; nettles; pigweed; stopping place; trading; washing

subjects

favourite place; gardens; tree; weeding

Jean Heal shares a story of how her mother and several neighbours rescued a calf which had fallen through the ice into a river.

keywords

Fred Rosberg; ice; Lee Johnson; Mr. Owens?; Mrs. Johnson; Selma Rosberg; winter

subjects

calf; Mary Gregerson; rescue; river

Jean recounts games that she used to play as a child, both and hole and at school.

keywords

Ante-Ante-I-Over; hide and seek; Prisoner's Base; school; scrub baseball; snow forts; snow tunnel; snowball fights; tag; teacher

subjects

entertainment; games; play; recreation

Jean recounts her memories of Christmas as a child, particularly the scarcity of money and presents. Note that the latter section about traplines is almost inaudible.

keywords

Auntie Meg; Christmas concerts; Christmas trees; cup and saucer; furs; Japanese oranges; no presents; parcel; trapline; trapping

subjects

Christmas; holidays

Jean talks about how the family rarely went in to Smithers all together, as someone always had to be left behind to do chores on the farm. She also mentions how horses and wagons would cut across Lake Kathlyn when it was frozen, which sometimes ended in disaster.

keywords

Beaton's Barn; Belgian horse team; clearing snow; horses; ice; ice houses; Lake Kathlyn; sleigh; wagon; winter

subjects

Smithers; transportation; travel

Jean recalls entertaining school events such as noon hour dances and end-of-the-year picnics, as well as which hours of the day the different grades started and left school.

keywords

Henry Johnson; ice cream; May 24th; musical instruments; Orville Elliott; school hours; school picnics; school times; Trout Creek; Victoria Day

subjects

dancing; Evelyn School; events; picnic; school

Jean explains the essential roles that women, such as her mother Mary Gregerson, played in rural society.

keywords

canning; cars; driving; food preservation; meet curing

subjects

chores; jobs; responsibilities; women; women's labour

Reg Heal recalls his childhood on the family farm near Tyhee Lake, with a focus on chores such as hauling hay and milking cows.

keywords

chickens; clover seed; cows; crops; dairy; hauling hay; hay rake; horses; milking cows; tie cutting; timothy seed

subjects

childhood; chores; farms; responsibilities

Reg recalls toys, games, and other forms of entertainment from his childhood, particularly winter sports such as skating and skiing.

keywords

Barger Ranch; hide and seek; homemade skis; pop guns; skating; skiing; sleigh riding; softball; toy train; Tyhee Lake

subjects

entertainment; games; sports; toys

Reg gives his memories of Christmas at his paternal grandparents' (Fred and Ann Heal) house.

keywords

Ann Anderson Heal; beefsteak pudding; English; Fred Heal; gramophone; music; plum pudding

subjects

Christmas; grandparents; holidays

Reg gives his memories of attending school in Telkwa, including a story about a time the horse he was riding turned around and brought him back home.

keywords

subjects

chores; grandparents' house; horse riding; horses; Hubert; school; Telkwa School; tie contract; wood packing

Reg recounts Christmas and New Year's gatherings with the tie camp workers at Hubert, including one man who would buy presents and play Santa Claus for the children. He and Jean also discuss dances held at Evelyn and how young men would have to ask permission from a woman's parents to dance with her.

keywords

accordion; chaperones; dancing; fiddling; Hubert; Hubert townsite; Mary Heal Jr; music; New Year's Dance; Oscar Englund; presents; raft; Santa Claus; tie camp; tie cutters; toy train; Victor Lundstrom; workers

subjects

Christmas; dances; gatherings; holidays; New Year's; social events

While discussing the general self-sufficiency of the era (1920s & 30s), Jean describes how she would raise chicks in an incubator and later sell the fryers at Lake Kathlyn. Reg talks about how his father would deliver eggs and chickens to hotels and restaurants in town. Also some discussion of the low prices of the time.

keywords

bicycling; biking; carrying water; chicks; costs; eggs; Ernie Heal; fryers; incubator; Lake Kathlyn; Mary Gregerson; Model T Ford; no money; prices; restaurants; school; summer homes; transportation; walking

subjects

chores; deliveries; errands; prices; raising chickens; self-sufficiency; selling goods

In a continuation of the previous topic, Jean and Reg discuss the end of the Depression and the start of WWII, including the arrival of extra workers to build the Smithers Airport, Jean's role making items for the Red Cross, and why Reg was unsuccessful in joining the army.

keywords

airport construction; bandages; broken eardrum; ear infection; essential worker; extra workers; farming; knitting; mining; sewing; Telkwa Colleries; war effort

subjects

army; Great Depression; military service; Red Cross; Smithers Airport; World War II

Interview concludes with various additional reminiscences of Reg's and Jean's, including: clearing land, knitting and sewing, a 1929 Oldsmobile bought and repaired by Reg as a teenager, teacher Phyllis Davidson, the friendliness of Indigenous neighbours, and forms of financial relief during the Great Depression. Note: interview ends suddenly without a proper conclusion.

keywords

1929 Oldsmobile; cars; clean-up plant; clearing land; driver's license; Eaton's; Great Depression; Moricetown; Mr. Joe Nass; Mrs. Joe Nass; Phyllis Davidson; relief camps; relief funds; repairing machinery; Singer sewing machine; teacher; welfare; Witset

subjects

cars; financial aid; financial assistance; Indigenous people; knitting; memories; sewing

Jean Gregerson Heal recounts the histories of her parents, their occupations, how they met and came to Canada after the First World War, and their arrival and marriage in Smithers. She also tells of her birth in Smithers' town hall during a thunderstorm.

keywords

Alaska; Alfred Avenue; appendix; Beaton's Barn; birth; Boer War; Bulkley Hotel; Copper River Slim; coyote carpet; delivering babies; diagnoses; Donald Lake; Duluth, Minnesota; Elliotts; England; Evelyn; furs; gardening; homesteading; Hudson Bay Company; immigration; Ingrid Palmer; Johnny Johnson; Johnsons; livery stable; logging; marriage; McDonell Lake; military hospital; Mr. and Mrs. Beaton; Norway; nurse; Petersons; practical nursing; railroad; Scotland; Smithers; South Africa; South African War; St. James Anglican Church; town hall; trapping; Vancouver; Vimy Ridge; war bride; wartime experiences; Wiggs O'Neill; World War I; wounded in action

subjects

family history; Gilbert Gregerson; Gregerson family; Mary Gregerson

Jean describes how her parents moved to the Evelyn area shortly after their marriage and made a living as farmers. She discusses the typical work that was done on the farm, her mother's career as a midwife, and the hazards of travelling over the frozen Lake Kathlyn to get to Smithers or cut ice.

keywords

bread; canning; credit; curing meat; delivering babies; driving; first car; food preservation; groceries; horses; ice cutting; ice houses; Jim Waddington; knitting; Lake Kathlyn; lamps; lighting; livestock; medal; midwife; Mr. and Mrs. Miller; nursing; produce; Railway Avenue; reading; Red Cross campaign; sewing; Smithers; socializing; Soldier Settlement Board; Thornes; transportation; Watson's Store; winter

subjects

Evelyn; farming; Gilbert Gregerson; Mary Gregerson

Jean talks about growing up in Evelyn with her twin sister Margaret and brother Ted. She describes the chores that the children did around the farm, as well as school and recreation.

keywords

berry picking; birth; carrying water; chickens; chopping wood; cream separating; doctors; Dr. Cecil Hankinson; Dr. L.M. (Lawrence) Greene; eggs; feeding animals; games; gardening; homework; making butter; Margaret Gregerson; milking cows; Mrs. Gray; nurse; Prince Rupert; school; skiing; Smithers Hospital; Ted Gregerson; Telkwa Creamery; town hall; twins; Valentine's Dairy; Vanderhoof

subjects

childhood; chores; Evelyn; farm; siblings

Jean describes her education at Evelyn School, including special events such as parties, concerts, picnics, dancing, and examinations.

keywords

activities; blackboards; busing; Christmas concerts; classmates; correspondence courses; dancing; doctor; Dr. F. Vere Agnew; Driftwood; Ella Currie; embroidery; entrance exam; examinations; fishing; flower garden; Halloween parties; Henry Johnson; ice cream; ink; inkwells; inspection; Kitseguecla; local dances; Marjorie Jacquot; May 24th picnic; medical exam; Mr. Muir; Mr. Plumber; music; musical instruments; nib pens; oral tests; Orville Elliott; Phyllis Davidson; picnics; school house; sewing; singing; students; swimming; teachers; Toboggan Creek; Toboggan Lake; Trout Creek; Verna Marett; Victor Lundstrom

subjects

education; Evelyn School; school; special events

Jean discusses her life after graduation: working for various local families, meeting Reg Heal at a dance at Driftwood, and eventually marrying him.

keywords

Barbara Heal Hurstfield; children; correspondence courses; Credit Union; dance; Dr. L.M. (Lawrence) Greene; Driftwood School; Evelyn; gas rations; Glentanna; Hazelton; honeymoon; Jean Gair; Lawrence Heal; music; musicians; Prince Rupert; Smithers; Sorrento, BC; United Church; Walcott

subjects

employment; marriage; Reg Heal; work

Jean discusses the location and history of the Evelyn community, and describes what life was like there in the 1920s and 30s.

keywords

Adam's Igloo; agriculture; Andrew Johnson; Auntie Meg; bicycle; burning; canning; carpenter; cattle; chickens; Christmas; clearing land; cream; Doughty; driving horses; Ed Johnson; eggs; Evelyn School; farmers; hand-me-downs; haying; health; ice loading; incubator; Jack Johnson; livelihoods; MacMillans; Mary Gregerson; moose; Mr. and Mrs. Nichols; Mr. Fagerlid; odd jobs; Owens family; parcel; picking rocks; population; post office; raising chickens; Rosbergs; Scandinavians; section foreman; sickness; Storey family; subdivisions; Trout Creek; women's labour

subjects

Evelyn; history; rural life

Jean continues her discussion of Evelyn, with a focus on the various buildings, businesses, and community events there.

keywords

badminton; bunkhouse; church; concerts; doctor's office; Elks Hall; Evelyn Community Hall; Evelyn post office; Evelyn Station; flagging; halibut; hay shed; house; Jim Storey; L.B. Storey; Masons; minister; Mr. Fagerlid; Mr. Rosberg; New Year's dance; social events; station houses; stationmaster; Storeys; Toboggan Lake; train station; transportation of goods; United Church; waiting room; weddings; Women's Institute

subjects

buildings; businesses; community events; community organizations; Evelyn; Evelyn Hall; railway; special events

Interview cuts to a different conversation regarding a map of Evelyn. Jean identifies where different families lived and who later took over their properties.

keywords

Evelyn School; highway; Toboggan Creek

subjects

Evelyn; farms; properties

Jean discusses the many families who resided in Evelyn and what they did for a living. (Note: the spelling of these names has been verified with the Interior News whenever possible, but may not be 100% accurate in all instances).

keywords

Andrew Johnson; Castells; Charlie McGuire; Dave Bird; dugout; Ed Johnson; Elliotts; Fagerlids; farming; Fred Castell; George Ballard; George Storey; Gus Olsen; Hanson's farm; Helge Karlsen; highways; ice cream store; Jim Capling; John Johnson; John Tyne; Leipes; loading ties; MacMillans; McDonalds; mining; Mr. McMaster; Murrays; Oscar Engman; Owens family; Palmesons; Pedersens; Petersons; post office; Rosbergs; section man; Smalls; station agent; Trigvie; W. Siler; Yeliches

subjects

Evelyn; families; farmers; livelihoods; occupations

Interview cuts suddenly to a discussion about log driving along the Skeena.

keywords

Hazelton; Scandinavians

subjects

log driving; river drives; Skeena River; transport

Reg Heal's section of the interview begins with a discussion of his family's history. He explains how the Heals came to the Bulkley Valley in the early 1900s and what jobs they took up once there.

keywords

Ann Anderson Heal; birth; clearing land; doctor; Ernest Heal; family farm; Fred Heal; government work; Hagwilget Bridge; Hazelton; land pre-emption; Mary Fryer Heal; midwife; Olof Hanson; policeman; Saanich; sternwheeler; tie contracts; tie cutting; Tyhee Lake; Victoria; work

subjects

family history; farming; Heal family; occupations

Short discussion of local politician and businessman Olof Hanson.

keywords

airport; Hubert; office; politics; Smithers

subjects

Olof Hanson

Reg explains how a demand for timothy seed saved many farmers' livelihoods during the Great Depression.

keywords

agriculture; crops; harvesting; seeding; threshing

subjects

farmers; farming; Great Depression; timothy seed

Reg briefly discusses his father Ernest's contract to help clear a section of the Smithers townsite in 1913.

keywords

contract; Jack Oakes; Main Street; swamp

subjects

clearing land; employment; Ernest Heal; Smithers townsite; work

Reg briefly discusses his school days in Telkwa.

keywords

grades; student population; teachers

subjects

education; school; Telkwa School

Reg discusses the work he did after leaving school as a teenager, first on the family farm and later at a sawmill. He describes in detail how the ties were cut at the mill.

keywords

bush camp; clearing land; cutting wood; ploughing

subjects

cutting ties; employment; farm work; labour; sawmill; work

Reg discusses his later work as an ice cutter on Lake Kathlyn, detailing how the ice was cut, loaded, transported by train, and unloaded at its destination. (Note: section from about 2:10:25 to 2:11:30 is particularly difficult to understand).

keywords

box car; bunkhouse; Charlie Wilson; contract; ice houses; Larry Warner; loading ice; Olof Hanson; Orville Rosberg; payment; Prince George; train; train car; unloading ice; wages

subjects

employment; ice cutting; Lake Kathlyn; work

Reg talks about working at the Telkwa Coal Mine during the Second World War, as he was unable to join the military due to an ear problem.

keywords

Bulkley Valley Collieries; bunkhouse; Dockrills; employees; miners; mining papers; powder; types of coal; unloading coal; World War II

subjects

coal mining; employment; Telkwa Coal Mine; work

Reg discusses the former town of Hubert, where his father used to rent land while hewing ties.

keywords

bridge; buildings; divisional point; farms; government building; location; population; railway stations; stores; townsite

subjects

Hubert

Reg discusses his 25 years spent working for the school district as a bus driver and maintenance worker. (Note: interview ends suddenly without a proper conclusion).

keywords

bus drivers; bus driving; buses; employees; maintenance work; repair work; repairs

subjects

employment; School District 54; work

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Interview with Jean Kilpatrick

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12257
Date Range
February 12 1990
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Jean Kilpatrick (nee Grant), recorded on February 12th 1990 at her home in Smithers by Lori Hudson. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an .MP3 access file, and a .jpg release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Lori Hudson
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.50
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.13 GB of digital records
Date Range
February 12 1990
Scope and Content
Interview with Jean Kilpatrick (nee Grant), recorded on February 12th 1990 at her home in Smithers by Lori Hudson. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an .MP3 access file, and a .jpg release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Interview opens with an excerpt from Jean Grant Kilpatrick's

keywords

cable cage; Foley, Welch and Stewart; Grand Trunk Pacific Railway; Grant family; Hazelton; hockey game; Kitselas; New Hazelton hockey team; Port Essington; Sealy Landing; SS Distributor; SS Operator; William Grant

subjects

arrival; Grant family; river boats; riverboats; Skeena River; Smithers; sternwheelers; transportation; voyage

Kilpatrick discusses her many years of service with the Women's Hospital Auxiliary and the means by which they raised money for the hospital. She also talks more generally about health care in Smithers' early years, including the first hospital, the Spanish influenza pandemic, and the Sisters of Saint Anne.

keywords

Anglican Hall; bazaar; chapel; children's masquerade; Church services; dances; disinfectant; Dr. Cecil Hankinson; Dr. Horace Wrinch; harvest festival; hope chest; Hospital Day; Mother Superior; Mrs. Boyer; New to You; Norman Kilpatrick Jr.; purchasing supplies; raffle; Sealy and Doodson's; Smithers Public School; Spanish flu; tag days; Town Hall; Valentine's Sale

subjects

Bulkley Valley District Hospital; doctors; fundraising; health care; hospital; Hospital Auxiliary; Sisters of Saint Anne; Smithers Hospital; Women's Auxiliary

Kilpatrick discusses other contributions she and her family have made to the community, including her husband's role as Smithers' postmaster (15:18), and their involvement with the Smithers Golf Course (18:07).

keywords

bank teller; Church organizations; Community Association; drugstore; golf tournament; Hospital Auxiliary; J. Mason Adams; Kilpatrick Trophy; life memberships; mailing letters; Mr. Reid; Norman Kilpatrick Sr.; opening of new post office; Red Cross; stamps; treasurer; Viola Kelly; Women's Association

subjects

community associations; community involvement; community organizations; community service; golf; golfing; post office; postal service; postmaster; Smithers Golf Course

Kilpatrick gives her memories of Smithers' first hospital, particularly its appearance and layout.

keywords

babies; birth; Dr. Cecil Hankinson; Dr. George Paine; Dr. Wallace; hockey team; private house; rooms; Telkwa nursing home; wards

subjects

hospital; layout; Smithers Hospital; Todd Building

Kilpatrick talks about her first house, which she bought from Dr. Hankinson, and mentions the difficulties of building in a swampy townsite.

keywords

architect; carpenter; carpentry; contractor; Dr. Cecil Hankinson; draining of townsite; flooding; Mr. Sangster; muskeg

subjects

construction; house; swamp

Kilpatrick briefly discusses a photograph of a plane which made a historic flight from Nome to New York and stopped at Hazelton along the way. She explains why she was not present for its visit.

keywords

Francois Lake; Hazelton; Lakes District; Mrs. Boyer; New York; Nome, Alaska; photograph; Wiggs O'Neill

subjects

airplane; excursion; historic flight; plane; travel; visiting

Kilpatrick talks about working at the bank in Smithers, including anecdotes about customers, a mistake she made while giving out money, and how James Cronin wanted to hire her as a stenographer.

keywords

adding machine; airplane spruce; bank accounts; catalogues; Chinese workers; duties; employees; Hazelton; James Cronin; Joe MacDonald; ledgers; mail; mail orders; mining reports; railroad; railway; railway workers; responsibilities; roundhouse; Royal Bank; Smithers; staff; stenography; Union Bank; Vanderhoof bank; workers

subjects

bank; banking; customers; employment; work

Kilpatrick discusses the drainage ditches which once ran down Main Street, sharing a story of when she fell into one. (Note that the child she mentions as having died is likely Elsie Wilkinson, who drowned in a creek near her Railway Avenue home in 1931).

keywords

drowning; fishing; playing; Reverend James Evans

subjects

Main Street ditches

Kilpatrick discusses her volunteer work with the Hazelton Red Cross during World War I, followed by her later involvement with the Women's Hospital Auxiliary in Smithers. She mentions the effects of the Spanish flu on the area and describes ways in which funds were raised for the hospital.

keywords

acting president; bands; campaign chairman; community support; dances; deaths; dentists; doctors; donation; Dr. Horace Wrinch; Dr. Maclean; fundraisers; fundraising; Gray's Orchestra; Hazelton; nurse; nurses' home; patriotic fund; prizes; raffle; Red Cross charter; soldiers' aid; Valentine sale; World War I

subjects

fundraising; hospital; Hospital Auxiliary; Red Cross; Spanish flu; volunteer work; Women's Auxiliary

Kilpatrick concludes the interview with her memories of Smithers' old town hall and the events held there, including Klondike Nights. (Note: interview ends abruptly without proper conclusion).

keywords

dances; Elks; music

subjects

Klondike Nights; social events; Town Hall

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Calendar, Canadian Bank of Commerce

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions6673
Date Range
1938
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
OS 6
Accession No.
2012.52
Date Range
1938
Custodial History
Item was found by the donor in an antique store north of Williams Lake, B.C.
Subject Access
Canadian Bank of Commerce
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Opening of the Canadian Bank of Commerce

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3616
Date Range
November 10, 1958
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on information written on back of photograph.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3264
Accession No.
1994.13.16
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 12.7 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
November 10, 1958
Subject Access
Canadian Bank of Commerce
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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Interview with Mel Raymond

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12291
Date Range
February 7, 1995
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Mel Raymond, recorded on February 7th 1995 by Carly Blair for the Bulkley Valley Museum. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3 access files, and a .jpg release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Carly Blair
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.68
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
923 MB of digital records
Date Range
February 7, 1995
Scope and Content
Interview with Mel Raymond, recorded on February 7th 1995 by Carly Blair for the Bulkley Valley Museum. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3 access files, and a .jpg release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Mel Raymond discusses his early life, education, and employment in Smithers, including how he came to own Mel's Hardware.

keywords

Bill Raymond; children; Eby's Hardware; Elaine Foster; Great Depression; hardware store; hospital; Joyce Raymond; Mel's Hardware; Michigan; mining; mining claims; Pete Bergen; Pete Eby; post-secondary education; railway passes

subjects

childhood; education; employment; jobs; marriage; school

Raymond discusses the few trips outside of Smithers that he has taken in his life, including a post-retirement cruise to the Caribbean with his wife.

keywords

Bill Raymond; Caribbean; cruise; freighter; Michigan; Toronto

subjects

travel; travelling; vacation

Raymond discusses sports he was involved in as a child, and how an injury forced him to give up these activities.

keywords

baseball; Fall Fair; hockey; horse races; injury

subjects

athletics; horse riding; horseback riding; pony riding; recreation; sports

Raymond discusses which schools he went to as a child.

keywords

subjects

education; high school; Smithers Public School; Vernon Crockett

Raymond discusses his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

keywords

subjects

children; family; grandchildren; great-grandchildren

Raymond discusses his school days in Smithers, including the use of corporal punishment on students.

keywords

class sizes; grades; Miss Lauder; punishment; spelling bee

subjects

education; teachers; teaching

Raymond discusses where in Smithers he lived as a child, how many siblings he had, and the house & neighborhood he grew up in. He identifies various other families who lived on his street (identified first as Broadway and then as Alfred). Note: interview stops and re-starts around 11:00; this was left in to explain the abrupt change in topic.

keywords

Alfred Avenue; Broadway Avenue; Elks Dinner; houses; log house; siblings; Wilf Watson

subjects

childhood; children; family; neighbourhood

Raymond discusses a new book written by Wilf Watson about the families in the surrounding district.

keywords

subjects

books; Wilf Watson; writing

Raymond discusses hunting for moose and deer in his youth and explains how meat and other food was preserved.

keywords

canning; deer hunting; fruit; moose hunting

subjects

food preservation; hunting

Raymond discusses various topics related to his childhood: whether or not kids got into arguments; neighborhood skating rink; how the CNR supplied water to the rink; his interests and activities as a child.

keywords

arguments; baseball; Bigelow Lake; Canadian National Railways; fishing; lake; mining claims; park; skating; trains; water supply

subjects

childhood; leisure; recreation; skating rink

Raymond estimates how big Smithers was during his childhood and remarks on its steady growth rate.

keywords

businesses; Duthie Mine; economy; employers; growth rate; housing; payroll; Silver King Division

subjects

development; population; Smithers; town growth

Raymond describes running Mel's Hardware store over the course of three decades.

keywords

building homes; Leach Bros; mail orders; money

subjects

hardware business; Mel's Hardware; work

Raymond discusses the Bulkley Valley District Hospital, its debt problems at the time of the interview, and the quality of life of vegetative patients.

keywords

Bulkley Lodge; debt; doctors; funding; grants; health care system; maternity ward; operations; quality of life

subjects

Bulkley Valley District Hospital; health care; hospital

Raymond and his wife were married on the eve of the Second World War. He discusses how many of his friends enlisted and went overseas, but he was unable to due to a knee injury.

keywords

Elaine Raymond; injury; nursing; veterans

subjects

marriage; World War II

Raymond describes his activities after selling the Hardware Store, such as vacationing with his wife, building townhouses, and working at a liquor store. (Note: interview ends abruptly without proper conclusion).

keywords

Babine Lake; Bill Raymond; business trips; Caribbean; liquor store; Mexico; New Zealand; Panama Canal; Toronto; townhouses; West Coast

subjects

retirement; travel; travelling; vacation

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Seniors' Talk audio interview series

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12293
Date Range
[1987?]
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Oral history series conducted by Carol Morgenthaler of BVLD Radio with seniors from the Bulkley Valley and surrounding region, circa 1987. Consists of two audio recordings, each containing multiple short (~4-5 min) interviews. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and .MP3 access files.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Carol Morgenthaler
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.72
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
3.46 GB of digital records
Date Range
[1987?]
Scope and Content
Oral history series conducted by Carol Morgenthaler of BVLD Radio with seniors from the Bulkley Valley and surrounding region, circa 1987. Consists of two audio recordings, each containing multiple short (~4-5 min) interviews. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and .MP3 access files.
Notes
Part I includes interviews with: Margaret Long, Lois Campbell, Dick Mosdell, Hugh Neave, Phyllis Matthams, Fran Bonneville, Beth David, Lulu Beaver, Henry Groulx, Jean Kilpatrick (twice), Nancy Vlaar, Dewey Cummins, and Fred Sterns. Part II includes interviews with: Jean Kilpatrick, Vern Hoff and Phil Leroux, Jim Mahoney, Ivy Strimbold, Ella Glans, Phyllis Davidson, Dorothy Adamson, Eleanor Anderson, Bunny Funk, and Winnie and Clary Goodacre.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Interview with Margaret Long (nee Seely), who taught school in Palling during the first half of the 1940s. (Note: introduction has been cut off).

keywords

Burns Lake; camraderie; country school; fire; piano lessons; piano teacher; retirement

subjects

Palling; schools; teachers; teaching

Interview with Lois Campbell (nee Munger), a long-time resident of the Bulkley Valley. She recounts her memories of growing up in Telkwa and Houston in the 1920s.

keywords

coal; farming; Fort Fraser; guide; industries; Jack McNeill; Ladies' Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion; mines; packer; Roy Munger; Sargent's Store; sawmills; school; Senior Citizens' Association; Summit Lake Road; tie-hauling; tie-making; Walcott; Wallace house; Women's Institute; World War I

subjects

Houston; Telkwa

Interview with Dick Mosdell, a former sailor from the Maritimes who later moved to Kitimat and retired near Smithers.

keywords

Aluminum Company of Canada; bowling; church choir; concert; education; fishing; gardening; Halifax; Kitimat; livestock; machinist; Newfoundland; repair ship; Senior Citizens' Association; Seymour Lake; singing; telegraph cables; Vancouver; Western Union Telegraph Company

subjects

activities; hobbies; retirement; sailing; sailor; Smithers

Interview with Hugh Neave, who came to the Francois Lake area from Saskatchewan with his family after the Depression.

keywords

Andy Anderson; Burns Lake; Farmer's Institute; ferry; Francois Lake store; Fred Knowles; hardships; Lee Cooper; Marilla; post office; Saskatchewan; school; typhoid; Verne Taylor

subjects

Francois Lake; Great Depression; Hansons; Lakes District; moving; Ootsa Lake

Interview with Smithers resident Phyllis Matthams about the development of Hazelton over the past 30 years.

keywords

'Ksan; arena; Birch Grove; campgrounds; college; French immersion; graduation; heritage designation; high school; hospital; John Field Elementary School; motel; motorboating; playground; post-secondary education; RCMP building; restaurant; road conditions; Skeena River; sternwheelers; Wiggins Way

subjects

education; entertainment; Hazelton; recreation; school; town development

Interview with Fran Bonneville, a former Hazelton schoolteacher.

keywords

bingoes; Cancer Society; Catholic Women's League; Chinese cafe; exercise; kindergarten; McDonald's Store; RCMP building; Senior Citizens' Association; St. Mary's School; TOPS

subjects

Hazelton; hobbies; New Hazelton; retirement; teaching; town development

Interview with Beth David, whose husband Tom ran the Bell Pole Company yard in Hazelton. (Note: interview contains objectionable viewpoints towards Indigenous people).

keywords

Bulkley Canyon; cutting poles; history; horse-logging; lumber; paving; pole yard; pulp mills; road conditions; roads; Senior Citizens' Councillor; telephone poles; timber

subjects

Bell Pole Company; Hazelton; Tom David

Interview with Lulu Beaver (nee Morgan), a longtime resident of the Lakes District. Her parents and uncle were early settlers in the region.

keywords

Bennetts; education; farmers; farming; Great Depression; Hazelton-Bella Coola trail; hobbies; Jim Morgan; Ootsa Lake; Ootsa Lake flooding; pack train; packer; quilt-making; retirement; rug-making; school; skating; South Bank; Tahtsa Lake

subjects

Harry Morgan; history; Lakes District

Interview with Henry Groulx, a retired miner from Ontario who moved to Granisle in 1967.

keywords

back road; development; Granby Mining Co.; Great Depression; mining equipment; Ontario; pulp-cutting; retirement; roads; shaft-sinking; wages

subjects

Granisle; mining

Interview with Jean Kilpatrick (nee Grant) of Smithers. She discusses working for the Union Bank, meeting her husband Norman, his job for the Land Settlement Board, the family's association with the Fall Fair, and why she has stayed in Smithers for so many years.

keywords

dance; exhibition; Land Settlement Board; life memberships; marriage; postmaster; Prince Rupert; World War I

subjects

Allan Kilpatrick; bank teller; community involvement; Fall Fair; Norman Kilpatrick; Union Bank

Interview with Nancy Vlaar, who moved to the Houston area from Holland in 1939.

keywords

buying land; children; clearing land; death; development of Houston; Harry Anderson; road conditions

subjects

Holland; Houston; immigration; work

Interview with Dewey Cummins, a sheep rancher from the Hazelton area.

keywords

bears; cattle; clearing land; coyotes; fishing; horses; sheep; wolves

subjects

Hazelton; retirement; sheep ranching; wildlife; youth development

Interview with Jean Kilpatrick about life in Smithers in the late 1910s and 1920s.

keywords

adding machine; airplane spruce; bands; barbecues; cashing cheques; Charlie Barrett; Cronin Mine; dance hall; excise stamps; Gray's Jewellry; Gray's Orchestra; hockey; Ivy Strimbold; Jim Cronin; mail; money; pool hall; Round Lake picnics; theatre; Union Bank

subjects

banking; community events; entertainment; mines; railroad

Interview with Fred Sterns of Burns Lake, explaining why the highway in that area is crooked. He also discusses his own family's history in Burns Lake. (Note: audio is choppy in some areas).

keywords

Collins Overland Telegraph Line; crown lands; hardware store; Indian reserve; Miss Addleby; railway construction; Royal Bank; school; settlers; swamp; telegraph trail; tent town

subjects

Burns Lake; highway; railroad; transportation history

Interview with Smithers resident Jean Kilpatrick (nee Grant) about coming to Hazelton by riverboat in the early 1910s.

keywords

baseball; bonfires; cargo; dances; dog sled rides; Hazelton; hockey; homes; horseback; houses; Little Canyon; parties; picnics; population; Portland, Oregon; Prince Rupert; Seeley; skating; snowshoes; supplies; tennis

subjects

paddlewheelers; recreation; riverboats; Skeena River; steamboats; sternwheelers; teen life; water transport; youth

Interview with Vern Hoff of the Canadian Elks Lodge and Phil Leroux of the Smithers Elks Lodge about their involvement with the Elks organization.

keywords

children's camps; community calendar; Elk Ness; Elks Hall; Fall Fair; food booth; Ladies of the Royal Purple; membership; pancake breakfast; Purple Cross; summer camps

subjects

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; BPOE; Canadian Elks Lodge; clubs; community service; Elks; fraternities; fundraising; organizations; Smithers Elks Lodge

Interview with Jim Mahoney of Granisle, primarily about logging and trucking work in southern B.C.

keywords

Babine Lake; car repairs; cars; fishing; logging camps; logging trucks; logs; meals; milling; trees; wood

subjects

hobbies; labour; logging; truck driving; trucking; work

Interview with Ivy Strimbold (nee McInnes), who relates her stories of life in the Bulkley Valley in the early 1900s. Her parents, Archibald and Jessie McInnes, owned Pioneer Ranch at North Bulkley (between Houston and Topley).

keywords

Aldermere; Archibald McInnes; Billy Henry; Carr brothers ranch; cars; Cataline; Charles Barrett; Clark's ranch; community; cross-country skiing; Diamond D Ranch; dog teams; George Beirnes; Jack McNeill's ranch; Jack Seely's ranch; Jessie McInnes; Lowe's ranch; Mill ranch; mowing machine; pack trains; Pioneer Ranch; railroad; ranches; Smithers; travel routes

subjects

history; McInnes family; pioneer life; transportation; travel

Interview with Ella Glans of Burns Lake, discussing her arrival to and life in the area.

keywords

cabin; family; hobbies; Jonas Glans; livestock; marriage; railway work; school; Senior Citizens' Association

subjects

Burns Lake

Interview with Phyllis Davidson (nee Cummins), a longtime Bulkley Valley resident and former schoolteacher.

keywords

Anglican Church; dances; Evelyn; Galena Bay; grades; janitorial work; marriage; Normal School; one-room schoolhouse; responsibilities; Revelstoke; Ron Kilby; salary; school supplies; Senior Citizens' Association; teacher training

subjects

Evelyn School; Fall Fair; Muheim Memorial Elementary School; school; teacher; teaching; Walnut Park Elementary School

Interview with Dorothy Adamson, who spent most of her life in Ontario and Quebec before retiring to Houston.

keywords

Activity Centre; butcher shop; Chateauguay, Quebec; family; French; garbage man; marriage; Senior Citizens' Association; Stayner, Ontario; Toronto; tourist resort; Wasaga Beach

subjects

activities; family; hobbies; Houston

Interview with Eleanor Anderson, president of the Hazelton Senior Citizens Association and Women's Institute,

keywords

Fall Fair; gardening; health; Lions Club van; monthly themes; outings; picnics; rivet heater; rivet heating; shipyards; shopping; trips; Women's Institute; World War II

subjects

activities; events; Hazelton; hobbies; Senior Citizens' Association

Interview with Marjorie 'Bunny' Fink, a longtime resident of Telkwa and Smithers.

keywords

Bella Coola; Ben Fink; Betty Mine; blaster; blasting; C.P. Bussinger; Ernie Bradley; Fink sawmills; government office; hobbies; mining; Prince Rupert; Queen Charlotte Islands; Senior Citizens Association; Telkwa Hotel; travel; trips; Tyhee Lake; Tyhee Mary; vacations

subjects

Smithers; Telkwa

Interview with Winnie (Winifred) and Clary (Clarence) Goodacre, the founders of Goodacre's Store in Smithers.

keywords

buying goods; Doodson's Store; employees; Gray's Orchestra; Great Depression; Harold Mehaffey; Royal Bank; Watson's Store

subjects

Goodacre family; Goodacre's Store; grocery business; Smithers; Telkwa

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