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Interview with Marie Martin

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11952
Date Range
June 15 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interviews with Marie Martin recorded June 15 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject …
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.14
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.88 GB of digital records
Date Range
June 15 2021
Scope and Content
Interviews with Marie Martin recorded June 15 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
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Marie Martin describes her early life in Prince Rupert and Fort Babine

keywords

fishing; parents; school

subjects

family; Fort Babine; traditions

Describing her experience as a single mother, her early work with the University and the Lake Babine Nation

keywords

cultural monitoring; environmental monitoring; Fort Babine; Granisle; UNBC

subjects

career; children; Lake Babine Nation

Describing her role with issue Fort Babine and the Lake Babine nation faced, including a logging road cut through the burial ground, as well as changes to the community over the years.

keywords

bridge; community; development; Fort Babine; security; spokesperson

subjects

burial ground; changes; drug use; logging

The story of Marie Martin's grandfather, Chief Antoine Williams.

keywords

canoe

subjects

Antoine Williams; Bear Lake people

Marie Martin shares stories, myths, and legends she was told by her grandmother and other elders, and the importance of sharing the stories of the community with members and visitors.

keywords

elders; grandmother; tourists

subjects

culture; stories

Marie Martin shares more stories about her grandfather.

keywords

Babine Lake; feasts; Potlach; Williams Hall

subjects

Chief Antoine Williams; history

Marie speaks about her mother and her battle with tuberculosis, as well her father and her siblings and their own struggles.

keywords

hospital; mother; siblings; struggles; surgery; trauma

subjects

family; father; mother; tuberculosis

Marie Martin's closing thoughts.

keywords

family legacy; Miss Indian Contest; traditions

subjects

heritage

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Interview with Sheila Hagman

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12229
Date Range
June 14 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Sheila Hagman, recorded June 14 2021 at the Old Church by Geri Britton. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, and .pdf release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Geri Britton
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.23
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.60 GB of digital records
Date Range
June 14 2021
Scope and Content
Interview with Sheila Hagman, recorded June 14 2021 at the Old Church by Geri Britton. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, and .pdf release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Leaving the farm to move to Smithers, big changes in family dynamics.

keywords

adjustment; beef; chickens; crop farmer; Cutknife, Saskatchewan; family; farm; French; high school; Houston; pigs; train

subjects

family; farm

What high school was like in Smithers and later going to college to get a G.E.D.

keywords

auditorium; college; dances; French; GED; grade 11; grades; graduate; Mr. Ruiter; party; teachers

subjects

graduation; school

Hagman's family leaving Germany and coming to Canada as settlers and breaking the land.

keywords

Cutknife, Saskatchewan; German; house; power; Russian; Swift Current, Saskatchewan; wagon; water; winter

subjects

family; settlers

What it was like to live in Smithers and what Hagman would do to keep herself busy.

keywords

12th Avenue; 14th Avenue; apartment; bike; Bulkley Valley; electricity; garden; Goodacre's; house; ice skating; marriage; running water; Saturday matinee; snowball fights; tobogganing; town; trailer; TV; Vancouver

subjects

family; fun; house; Smithers

Why Sheila Hagman moved around so often and decided to stay in Smithers. As well as all the things Hagman loved about Smithers.

keywords

1967; bus stop; coffee shop; dances; disabilities; garage; handicap; highways; Hilltop; hotel; Houston; Mrs. Van Horn; Otto Hagman; pool hall; Shelly Hagman; Smithers; Smithers International Sales; strippers; Super Valu; truck driver; Vancouver

subjects

How running stores in Smithers was like and switching between four shops in one lifetime.

keywords

1982; 1996; Bank of Montreal; cigarettes; Edmonton; Fashion Plus; gift shop; hats; Heartstrings; hockey cards; land; lottery; Main Street; Mark's Work Wearhouse; photo finisher; post office; real estate; Rex Henry; shoe buying; Smithers; Smithers Video; stress; video store; water

subjects

business; Mark's Work Wearhouse; Smithers; Smithers Video

The time that a pipe broke in a new shop right after purchase and the Hagmans had to go to court.

keywords

1992; adjuster; broke; court battle; mall; pipe; staff; water; Zellers

subjects

court battle; flood; lawsuit

The struggle of getting diagnosed with cancer while running two businesses.

keywords

Bill Sullivan; bookkeeper; breast cancer; cancer; father; manager; Mark's Work Wearhouse; story; Terrace

subjects

cancer

What life was like taking care of a child with a disability, working, and losing a husband all in the same year.

keywords

care home; computer programmer; condo; Dana Gorban; dog; friendly; husband; partner; Smithers; stamping; Vancouver

subjects

care home; disability; Shelly Hagman

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Interview with Jack Wertz

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11956
Date Range
March 29 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Jack Wertz recorded March 8 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Paulie Haines. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, photo from day of interview, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Paulie Haines
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.18
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
2.20 GB of digital records
Date Range
March 29 2021
Scope and Content
Interview with Jack Wertz recorded March 8 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Paulie Haines. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, photo from day of interview, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

How Wertz's life was like living in a state orphanage with his sister in Tuscon, Arizona.

keywords

1934; family; hugs; Mastoid infection; Mexican; nurses; orphanage; penicillin; Tuscon, Arizona

subjects

childhood; family; orphanage

Moved with his father and new step mother to a ranch house after the father had been stationed at an Italian war camp.

keywords

animals; army base; date; flag staff; Italian prisoner of war camp; ranch house; safety engineer; street kids

subjects

animals; marriage; military

Leaving home because his step-grandmother was cruel to him. Going to college with one of the first women allowed to go there.

keywords

dirty jokes; Dr. Tuller; Eagle Rock; girls; grandmother; Jewish; racism; runaway; uncle; white; zoology

subjects

family; leaving home

What life was like during the Korean War and how some of the Americans were brought up.

keywords

conscription; draft; filler troops; Kentucky; Korean War; murders; tank department

subjects

America; war

Wertz meeting his old friend and co-worker in the army and him becoming Wertz's commander.

keywords

commander; company; Edward Fender; friend; saddle; tank training

subjects

commander; friendship; war

The career paths that Wertz took in his youth to support his family and get through school once the war was over.

keywords

boxing; children; cook; golfing; grades; waitress

subjects

career; children; family; marriage; school

When Jack moved to Los Angeles he found a love of surfing and centered his life around it for around two years.

keywords

appraisals; assessment; Los Angeles Times; surfing; taxes

subjects

appraisals; family; recreation; sports; surfing

Trying to learn manners to impress that girl of his dreams and marry her.

keywords

dance; dinner; education; listener; love; manners; marriage; professor; relationships; women

subjects

love; manners; marriage

Going on vacation to Smithers and realizing that he wanted to move to Smithers and start a home.

keywords

alfalfa; board walk; cousin; fishing; post office; ranch; rent; Smithers; snow; vacation; veterans

subjects

fishing; moving; Smithers

Wertz was approached by another gentlemen about appraising land in Kitimat and that was the first step on building his North Country business in Smithers.

keywords

honesty; Kitimat; North Country; real estate; Remex; salesmen

subjects

business; real Estate

The time Wertz met Marge Calhoun, the women's surfing champion.

keywords

1950s; California; Dale Velzy; lessons; Marge Calhoun; sporting goods; surfboard; surfing; teaching

subjects

surfing

What life was like in Canada with an new life and wife, guiding, fishing, ranching.

keywords

bears; bookkeeper; camp; cattle ranch; divorce; First Nations; fishing guide; grizzly; guide; Hilltop; hunting; Lefty Gardiner; lightning blot; lodge; moose; O'Neill; rancher; remarriage

subjects

divorce; guiding tours; marriage

This part is about how Wertz bid on property in court and won the bit. Later Wertz goes on about how he ran the lodge. Rafting Business is also brought up as a brief hobby/job.

keywords

bankruptcy; Bear Scat; Bear Scat Water Adventures; doctor; Don Golder; fishing; fishing rights; health; law; music festival; raft; rafting company; ranch; Smithers; steelhead fishing; training film; worker

subjects

law; lodge; rafting; Sportsman Lodge

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Interview with Geri Britton

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11899
Date Range
March 18 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interview with Geri Britton recorded March 18 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject…
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.5
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
2.38 GB of digital records
Date Range
March 18 2021
Scope and Content
Interview with Geri Britton recorded March 18 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Britton discusses her family's background and shares the communities she lived in while growing up in Alberta.

keywords

Alberta; Alberta College; Bellis; business administration; Hanna; language; Niton; social work; University of Alberta

subjects

education; Ukrainian

Britton discusses her first impressions of Smithers and shares some of her early experiences and memories as teenager and young adult.

keywords

alcohol; berry picking; Broadway Ave; drive-in theatre; Ministry of Transportation; movie theatre; mushroom picking; Oscar's Sporting Goods; Overwaitea; party; snowshoe; Town of Smithers

subjects

leisure; outdoor recreation; teenage; young adult

Britton discusses her first two jobs in Smithers.

keywords

alcohol; logging; Ministry of Fish and Wildlife; Ministry of Transportation; parenting; party; Town of Smithers; utilities

subjects

teenage; young adult

Britton discusses operating a steelhead fishing lodge on the Upper Morice River.

keywords

animals; bear; catch and release; conservation; outdoor recreation; Simms; tagging; wildlife

subjects

fishing; guide outfitting; tourism

Britton discusses her time as manager of the Smithers Chamber of Commerce. She tells the story of how the chamber led an initiative to make the local airport a designated international airport and details various events she organized or worked with.

keywords

business; climate; curling; customs; Economic Development Officer; golf; Hudson's Bay Mountain Resort; international customs; Minerals North; tourism information centre; TSN

subjects

airport; economic development; Northern BC Winter Games; Northwest Trade Expo; tourism

Britton discusses owning The Lavender Rose Bridal Boutique and some of the challenges that came with operating the business.

keywords

events; fashion; small business; Upper Morice Steelhead Lodge

subjects

business; wedding

Britton discusses various community groups she has been involved with.

keywords

economic development; education; tourism; Ukrainian

subjects

Bulkley Valley Enterprise Centre; Bulkley Valley Museum; North by Northwest; Parent Advisory Council; Tourism Advisory Council

Britton discusses raising children in Smithers and what her two sons have done for work in and out of the Bulkley Valley.

keywords

computer; COVID-19; diamond drilling; Drug and Alcohol Free Grad; Mexico; New to You; Walnut Park Elementary

subjects

parenting

Britton discusses some of her hobbies and talks about publishing some of her dad's writings from his trips to the Spatsizi Plateau.

keywords

book; children's book; cooking; hobbies; Hudon's Bay Mountain Resort; publishing; Spatsizi: One Man's Journey in Paradise; Stikine

subjects

leisure; recreation; skiing; Spatsizi Plateau

Britton provides some reflections about how Smithers has changed during her time here.

keywords

air travel; Babine Lake; hunting; moose; shopping

subjects

family; neighbour

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Interview with Herb Green

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11954
Date Range
March 15 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interview with Herb Green recorded March 15 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Sonja Lester. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, photo from day of interview, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Sonja Lester
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.16
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
2.19 GB of digital records
Date Range
March 15 2021
Scope and Content
Interview with Herb Green recorded March 15 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Sonja Lester. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, photo from day of interview, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Why Green was transferred to Smithers as the Game Warden

keywords

Bella Coola; conservation officer; Etlin; Forest Act; game warden; Greenpeace; grizzly; Highway 37; Lake Elts; Manning Park; Prince George; Queen Charlotte; ranger; regional director; road access; Skeena; Stone Mountain; Tweedsmuir Park

subjects

jobs; parks; work areas

How Green would help in the preservation of animals on high risk zones like the train tracks

keywords

animals; Dave Hooper; deer tagging; Guide Outfitters; highways; Hungry Hill; radio callers; reflections; Rod and Gun Club; Ron Fleming; Tracy Hooper; trains; Wildlife for the Future; Works and Parks

subjects

conservation; wildlife conservation

How Green helped manage the deer population in and around Smithers.

keywords

caribou; habituation; helicopter; summer; tagging

subjects

tagging deer; tracing

Green's band and its members.

keywords

Farmers' Market; John Koller; Joy Kryklywyj; music; Peter Kryklywyj; Ron Burger; Roy Chick

subjects

band; hobbies; music

Green in the field of tracking and working as a volunteer for the federal government.

keywords

community events; emergencies; federal; information; Master Corporal; military; mushroom pickers; retired; tracker; volunteer

subjects

federal volunteer; tracking

The story of when Green had to track down two German tourists who had gotten lost in the bush.

keywords

Bob Peters; bush; Clyde Nunn; German; missing; Queen Charlotte Islands; toilet paper; tracking; truck

subjects

missing persons; search and rescue

Finding a lost man with Alzheimers in Telkwa.

keywords

air search; Alzheimer's; elderly; Telkwa; tracking

subjects

missing persons; search and rescue

How the town should become a bigger enterprise for tourists and trail-users.

keywords

bush; campsite; education; enterprise; firearms; Fort St John; jobs; mill; park; private; railroad; Rod and Gun Club; The Core

subjects

clubs; environment; life; tourism

What the fur trade was like when he was growing up in Canada.

keywords

animals; First Nations; fur; fur industry; legal trappers; royalty; settlers; trapping; traps

subjects

fur trade

What life was like in the timber field and the challenges he faced.

keywords

bear; bibliography; borrow pit; chain saw; clearing trails; fire; Manning Park; mudslide; park representative; parks; prevention; snow; superintendant; trap box; vandalism

subjects

timber industry; trapping

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Interview with Igor Steciw

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11955
Date Range
March 8 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Igor Steciw recorded March 8 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Sonja Lester. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, photo from day of interview, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Sonja Lester
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.17
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
619 MB of digital records
Date Range
March 8 2021
Scope and Content
Interview with Igor Steciw recorded March 8 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Sonja Lester. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, photo from day of interview, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
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Steciw was a refugee who had to escape Russian persecution during WWII, which later lead him to the shores of Canada.

keywords

Austria; doctor; fishing; Halifax; Hamilton; hunting; internment; Manitoba; Ontario; refugee camp; refugees; Russian persecutions; Ukraine; Vancouver; WWII

subjects

refugee; Ukraine

Steciw came to Smithers to practice medicine alongside Dr. Moore; however, after a few short years Steciw formed his own building for his patients.

keywords

doctor; Dr. Moore; Dr. Ryan; hospital; on-call; practice; retirement; Smithers

subjects

health care; medical field; medicine

Life serving as a wilderness guide in addition to his medical work. Igor would take months off to tour tourists and hunters around the area.

keywords

Bell brothers; camps; cook; Driftwood; employees; fall; fishing; fly-in camps; guiding area; hiking; hunting; Kitwanga; locum; mixed species hunt; pack train; pilot; roping; wilderness

subjects

Guide Outfitters; hunting

Why he needed 17 horses for his business. Packing, roping, and riding were some examples given.

keywords

horses; hunting; pack train

subjects

business; pack train; ranch

Igor Steciw's son works as a nuclear physicist while his daughter works as a biologist in the game branch at Williams Lake.

keywords

biologist; cancer; Cross Institute; game branch; nuclear physics; teacher

subjects

children; education; jobs

The story of when Steciw and another hunter had to fight off a bear.

keywords

grizzly bear; hunter; shot

subjects

hunting

The story of surviving an avalanche with another hunter.

keywords

avalanche; goat; guide; helicopter; hunter

subjects

avalanche; hunting

What Steciw did after Trail Guiding, he did more personal hunting and riding. Stayed doing what he loved.

keywords

depression; fishing; government; horses; hunting; international politics; lakes; observer; peace; politics; river; sea; team roping

subjects

hobbies; hunting; politics

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Interview with Glen Ingram

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11946
Date Range
January 27 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interview with Glen Ingram recorded January 27 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subjec…
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.8
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
2.05 GB of digital records
Date Range
January 27 2021
Scope and Content
Interview with Glen Ingram recorded January 27 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Where Glen and his parents were from.

keywords

Alcan; brothers; Burns Lake; Decker Lake; deckhand; Eurocan; farm; Francois Lake; German; haying; logging truck; Mennonite; milling; Okaninzskis; playground attendant; post office; ranch; United States; Wilson McNeil

subjects

birth; parentage

What the early days of computers looked like in Smithers

keywords

College of New Caledonia; computer science; computers; mainframes; Ministry Forest Building; Prince George; Regional Office of Smithers; Smithers; windows; work term

subjects

computer sciences; jobs

What life was like in Prince George

keywords

city; destiny; freedom

subjects

city life; Prince George; urban life

Backpacking around the world

keywords

Australia; backpacking

subjects

travel

Working back where his first job was and becoming a senior in his field

keywords

biking; connections; friends; geography; Ministry of Forests; ski patroller; technology field; trails

subjects

careers; jobs; Smithers

Living in Victoria and having a sailboat.

keywords

gold; gold rush; mainframes; ocean; panning; Regional Office; roads; sailboat; trails

subjects

Victoria

Ingram did not want to return home so instead he moved again.

keywords

golf; Minneapolis; Minnesota; resume; travel; U.S.A.

subjects

travel

Ingram's life in the United States.

keywords

city; cooperate farming; cosmopolitan; digital archives; farmers; immigrants; Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy; Lake Superior; loud; mountains; non-profit; U.S.A.; volunteer radio

subjects

radio; volunteering; working

Ingram's married life in Smithers, including his involvement with disc golf.

keywords

baskets; content management; disc golf course; house; renovation; Smithers; Town Council; trial; urban; web design; website

subjects

disc golf; sports

How and why Ingram found a platform for the brewing company in Smithers

keywords

beer; brewery; community club; Community Radio Station; micro brew; music night; nano brew

subjects

Brewery Company

The success of the radio station in Smithers

keywords

applications; award; community partners; disability; disenfranchised; dub show; Grendel Building; immigrants; impersonal; Lions Club; mental health; music programs; non-profit; Porch Talk; small community; South Africa; subscriptions; The Racket; touring council; tourism info; train car

subjects

radio; Smithers

How the community of Smithers is envied for its artistic nature and how it can improve.

keywords

artists; Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society; Burns Lake; Covid-19; infrastructure; Mecca; music community

subjects

arts

What an average night in Smithers looked like.

keywords

Alpenhorn; clown show; dancing; Hilltop; Legion; The Twin

subjects

Friday night; Smithers

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Interview with Angelika and Peter Langen

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11947
Date Range
January 25 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interview with Angelika and Peter Langen, founders of the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. Recorded January 25 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview…
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.9
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
2.63 GB of digital records
Date Range
January 25 2021
Scope and Content
Interview with Angelika and Peter Langen, founders of the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. Recorded January 25 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

The life of Peter that lead to a love of animals and working in the zoo, had to pick a profession after leaving a German refugee camp around 1959.

keywords

animals; apprenticeship; exam; Germany; refugee camp; zoo

subjects

German refugee; zoo

Wanted to be a horse trainer but failed to meet the requirements so went in to become a zoo keeper instead.

keywords

birds; hobby; horse trainer; owl

subjects

profession; zoo

Wanted to immigrate in the 70's to build a guest ranch but failed due to recession.

keywords

guest ranch; immigration; recession; Smithers

subjects

immigration; land

First thoughts of Smithers and what it was like.

keywords

beautiful; British Columbia; connections; kind; land; pregnant; Smithers

subjects

Smithers

Learning a third language quickly in Smithers.

keywords

English; German; reading; Russian; writing

subjects

English; language

Jobs were hard to find; they worked odd jobs at local shops.

keywords

Aspen; chimney; contracting; cook; houses; jobs; mother; Smitthers; town sign; waitress

subjects

employment; jobs; occupations

Horses were very important so they joined the Saddle Club and then gave guided tours

keywords

business; Fall Fair; guides; horses; license; president; rescue; Saddle Club; trail rides

subjects

business start-up; horseback riding; Saddle Club

Why they thought that Smithers was in need of a shelter.

keywords

animal shelter; isolation; knowledge; local; moose; permits; PETA; pets; provincial; rescue; wildlife

subjects

animal rescue; wildlife shelter

Conference in the States where they could learn how to take care of wild animals including their special needs.

keywords

bear; deer; experts; links; manuals; moose; National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association; shelter; U.S.A.; worldwide

subjects

animal rescue; conference; rehabilitation

Experts would come to them for help, like how to avoid so many car crashes in the summer.

keywords

car accidents; car crash; CN; Greece; ICBC; kids' camp; moose; research; Romania; summer camp; sun bear; Teflon; vehicle accidents; Vietnam

subjects

animal rescue; research

Offering training programs for students and those doing research.

keywords

bears; defense; handlers; release programs; science; students; teaching; thesis; training; volunteer; wildlife

subjects

rehabilitation; training

How the animal-rescuing process takes place at the shelter.

keywords

Bandstra; BCAA; bear; Bella Coola; Chain of Love; conservation officer; grizzly; Highway Angels; volunteers

subjects

animals; transport

How the shelter receives its funding.

keywords

charity status; donations; ethics; Facebook; hospital; Purolator; riding tour; trail guide; waitress

subjects

funding; promotion; self-funding

The start up of the shelter and how its been changing over the years, as well as how they gained respect from others.

keywords

animals; buildings; celebration; Covid-19; help; machinery; Northern Lights; wildlife

subjects

change over time

Raising a family and upkeeping the shelter.

keywords

children; doctors; family; immigration; pregnancy; shelter; vacation

subjects

family; shelter

Saving animals that would have otherwise been put down.

keywords

cougar; funding

subjects

animal rescue

Cementing public interest in the shelter, once a year.

keywords

community; education; funding; lynx; open house

subjects

public interest; schools

Favorite story of healing a moose.

keywords

bear; healing; knowledge; Mexico; moose; SPCA

subjects

healing; story

Starting up a documentary that lasted three years with 36 episodes.

keywords

animals; CTV; documentary; Fall Fair; Greenpeace; habituated; provisions; reality show; soil; television; TV show

subjects

documentary

Smithers businesses that help out the animal shelter.

keywords

Bakery; Bandstra; birthday; Bulkley Valley Wholesale; conservation; cupcakes; Feed Store; First Nations; fundraiser; Mills; Paul's Bakery; Pet Hospital; Safeway; Smithers Lumber Yard; vegetables

subjects

businesses

The plans for retirement and for the future and a thanks to those who helped them

keywords

donor; proposals; stories; trail rides; weddings; writing

subjects

future; past; retirement

What the couple did in their off time

keywords

convinces; New Orleans; photography; reading; showing; traveling; Virginia

subjects

hobbies

How Smithers has changed in a popular way for tourism.

keywords

change; commercial; family; home; positive; proud; special; tourism

subjects

Smithers; tourism

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Interview with Jay Joseph

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12227
Date Range
January 20 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with high school student Jay Joseph, recorded January 20 2021 at Smithers Secondary School. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, and .pdf release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.21
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
409 MB of digital records
Date Range
January 20 2021
Scope and Content
Interview with high school student Jay Joseph, recorded January 20 2021 at Smithers Secondary School. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, and .pdf release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

What family members do working in Smithers and where Joseph used to live.

keywords

birch; college; doctor; farm; favorite parts of the day; fireworks; Hazelton; heirlooms; Highway 16; law office; lowland; skiing; Smithers; swamp

subjects

family life; homes; Smithers; traditions

Story of the years of elementary good and bad experiences.

keywords

art; math; social difficulties; story; writing

subjects

education; elementary school; Muheim Elementary School; school; teachers

What life was like in SSS in terms of gender and popularity

keywords

belonging; Fight Club; Gender Sexual Alliance

subjects

high school; Smithers Secondary School

Joseph discusses the impacts of Autism and Covid-19 on his high-school life.

keywords

China; Covid-19; inequality; lunch; minorities; normality; presentations; protests; right-wing; social justice

subjects

Autism; Covid-19; high school; politics; school

The pros and cons of living in Smithers

keywords

animation; friendly; lack of resources; LGBTQ; school

subjects

Smithers

Joseph discusses his plans for post-secondary education in animation and Indigenous art.

keywords

animation; artist; First Nations; Indigenous art; social justice; university

subjects

careers; education; post-secondary education; university

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Interview with Richard Overstall

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11953
Date Range
January 20 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interviews with geologist and environmentalist Richard Overstall, recorded January 20 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of …
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.15
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.92 GB of digital records
Date Range
January 20 2021
Scope and Content
Interviews with geologist and environmentalist Richard Overstall, recorded January 20 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Richard Overstall goes over his early life, education at the University of London, and his subsequent travels

keywords

Brighton; England; parents; University of London

subjects

geology; travel; university

Richard Overstall talks about his early career as a mine Geologist in the Yukon, the UK and Northern BC.

keywords

Canadian Superior Exploration; Dublin; Farrow; Smithers

subjects

geology; mining

Richard Overstall goes over his work in the environmental fields with the Telkwa Foundation.

keywords

Alcan; Harry Krusselbrink; Joe L'Orsa; Ootsa Reservoir; SPEC Smithers

subjects

environmental organizations; Telkwa Foundation

Richard Overstall discusses his role in the Delgamuukw case and other aboriginal rights cases.

keywords

academic witnesses; Crown Land; Gitxsan; Tribal Council; Wet'suwet'en

subjects

Delgamuukw; Gitxsan Wet'suwet'en Education Society; Unlocking Aboriginal Justice

Overstall goes over how he got started in the field of Law in schooling, and then into general practice with a firm in the Bulkley Valley.

keywords

Bulkley Valley; general practice; greenhouse gas emissions; law firms; Penticton; Smithers

subjects

environmental law; law practice

Overstall tells about his role working with the early days of the Smithers Community Services Society

keywords

NDP; Norm Levi; Social Services

subjects

SCSA; stovepiping

Overstall describes the events leading to the creation of the Bulkley Valley Research Centre and his role with the organization.

keywords

Alex Woods; Dave Coates; research grants; Wilf Mackenzie

subjects

Bulkley Valley Research Centre; research funding

Overstall discusses his favourite aspects of the Bulkley Valley, and how the area changed over his time living there.

keywords

skiing; Smithers; Telkwa

subjects

Bulkley Valley

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Interview with Luke Knight

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12228
Date Range
January 18 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with high school student Luke Knight, recorded January 18 2021 at Smithers Secondary School. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, and .pdf release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.22
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
127 MB of digital records
Date Range
January 18 2021
Scope and Content
Interview with high school student Luke Knight, recorded January 18 2021 at Smithers Secondary School. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, and .pdf release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Family life in Smithers.

keywords

business; doctor; Edmonton; Fort Nelson; friends; hippy; mechanic; mountains; Muheim Elementary School; silent reading; skiing; Smithers

subjects

childhood; family

What sports are like in Smithers and how it can be a very closed community when it comes to outsiders.

keywords

biking; Burns Lake; ski; Smithers VIP; snow

subjects

community; Smithers; sports

Knight discusses life as a high school student during Covid-19.

keywords

CERB; distance learning; online work; school

subjects

Covid-19; education; high school

Life in Smithers with sports, jobs, schools, and community.

keywords

airport; biking; boating; climbing; lake; nurse; pool; school; skiers; skiing; sports; teacher

subjects

future; jobs; Smithers; sports

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Interview with Brittany Groen

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12226
Date Range
January 14 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with high school student Brittany Groen, recorded January 14 2021 at Smithers Secondary School. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, and .pdf release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.20
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
79.7 MB of digital records
Date Range
January 14 2021
Scope and Content
Interview with high school student Brittany Groen, recorded January 14 2021 at Smithers Secondary School. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, and .pdf release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Pat Moss

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11948
Date Range
January 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interviews with Pat Moss recorded January 18 and 25 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of su…
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.10
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
3.35 GB of digital records
Date Range
January 2021
Scope and Content
Interviews with Pat Moss recorded January 18 and 25 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Pat Moss describes her life after high school traveling in Australia and New Zealand

keywords

Australia; Backpacking; Edmonton; New Zealand; Schooling

subjects

Travel

Pat Moss describes her environmental work upon returning to Canada.

keywords

Blue Peace; Kitimat Oil Coalition; Telkwa Foundation; Tony Pierce; Victoria

subjects

Canada; Environmental Work; Oil

Moving to the Bulkley Valley to work with the Telkwa Foundation.

keywords

Funding; Newsletter; Smithers; Telkwa; Tony Pierce

subjects

Bulkley Valley; Telkwa Foundation

The Telkwa Foundation's work on the Save The Bulkley project, and the involvement of people from fields and backgrounds outside of environmentalism.

keywords

Activism; Bulkley River; Dam; Environmentalists; Telkwa Foundation

subjects

Kemano Project; Save The Bulkley

Pat Moss explains how her role as the community's librarian intersected with her activity with the Telkwa Foundation and environmental projects.

keywords

subjects

Pat Moss describes the end of the Kemano project, the results of the Save The Bulkley Project, and other groups that were working to similar goals.

keywords

Cancellation; Coalition; Injunction; Nechako River; Public Inquiry

subjects

Alcan; Kemano Project; River's Defense Coalition

Pat Moss describes her work with the library, and the library's role in the community.

keywords

Library Staff; Smithers; Volunteers

subjects

Library

Pat Moss describes her involvement with founding the Northwest Institute and other projects following the success of Save The Bulkley

keywords

Charity; Enbridge; Fellowship; Haisla; Kitimaat; Kitimaat Village; Mines; Outreach; Rainforest; Sacred Headwaters

subjects

EcoTrust; Northwest Institute

Pat Moss discusses the activities of boards in the Northwest and their various perspectives and goals.

keywords

Kitimaat Oil Coalition; Telkwa Coal Mine; West Coast Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund

subjects

Pat Moss describes changes she has experienced in the environmental community, including how initiatives are handled and funded, as well as various groups she has worked with.

keywords

Paid Staff; Rosemary Fox; Volunteer

subjects

Driftwood Foundation; Environmental Networking; Sierra Club

keywords

Delgamuukw

subjects

Pat Moss goes over her involvement with environmental assessment groups on the federal and provincial levels.

keywords

BC; Canada; Environmental Network

subjects

Steering Comittee

Pat Moss discusses awards she has received for her environmental work, and how her research and activism has influenced her life and outlook.

keywords

BC Minister of Environment Individual Award; Experience; Growth; Successes

subjects

Awards; Perspectives

Pat Moss shares her closing thoughts around her personal life in Smithers and her impressions of the community.

keywords

Cabin; Greece; Home; photography

subjects

Driftwood; Santa Claus Collection; Smithers; Travel

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Interview with Patricia Scott

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11951
Date Range
December 17 2020
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interviews with Patricia (Pat) Scott recorded December 17 2020 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file…
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.13
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
2.70 GB of digital records
Date Range
December 17 2020
Scope and Content
Interviews with Patricia (Pat) Scott recorded December 17 2020 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Gladys Atrill

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11897
Date Range
December 16 2020
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interview with Smithers Mayor Gladys Atrill, recorded December 16 2020 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .…
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.3
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.88 GB of digital records
Date Range
December 16 2020
Scope and Content
Interview with Smithers Mayor Gladys Atrill, recorded December 16 2020 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Atrill talks about her father, who was born in Hazelton, and her mother, who immigrated from Poland. She talks about they ended up in Smithers and provides a brief history of their employment.

keywords

adoption; Atrill Corner; Bavaria; Catholic; Catholicism; citizenship; Dachau; Germany; Grand Trunk Pacific Railway; GTP; Hamburg; Hazelton; James Thomas Atrill; Munich; Passage House; Poland; Polish; Prince George; Quebec; railway; refugee; Sisters of St. Anne; World War I; World War II; Wrinch Memorial Hospital

subjects

family; hospital; immigration; railroad

Atrill discusses her childhood neighbourhood, attending school in Smithers, and how she spent her time as a teenger.

keywords

8th Avenue; BC Forest Service; camping; elementary school; Goodacre's; high school; hiking; Hospital Street; Silver King subdivision; St. Joseph's School; Super Valu; swamp

subjects

education; employment; leisure; outdoor recreation; youth

keywords

Allison Candela; city; SAIT; urban

subjects

Calgary; radio; university

Gladys discusses Polish traditions passed on from her mother and the other Polish families in the valley.

keywords

Christmas; Christmas Eve; Depka Family; Easter; food; midnight mass; Poland

subjects

Catholicism; holidays; immigration

Atrill discusses having a sense of

keywords

hiking; Hudson's Bay Mountain; leisure

subjects

technology; youth

Atrill discusses various organizations she has been employed by in the Bulkley Valley.

keywords

backcountry; BC Parks; BVLD radio; CJFW; Gitxsan Wet'suwet'en Tribal Council; Goodacre's; news; roads; Uniglobe; Witsuwitʼen

subjects

Delgamuukw; employment; forestry; media; travel

Atrill discusses her passion for outdoor recreation and her role both teaching wilderness skills and running a wilderness tours company.

keywords

Bob Henderson; Bruce Hill; continuing education; instructor; Northern Sun Tours; outdoors; Ray Wick; salmon; Skeena Air Guides; steelhead; Steelhead Society of BC; Wild Steelhead Campaign; Wilderness Guiding Skills Program

subjects

canoe; conservation; education; employment; guiding; leisure; Northwest Community College; recreation; skiing

Atrill discusses her involvement with tourism in Smithers and shares the beliefs that guided her work.

keywords

2010 Olympics; accomodation; Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre; canoe; COVID-19; downtown; fishing; hotel; hunting; Main Street; Northern BC Tourism Association; rafting; salmon; SARS; Smithers Ski Corporation; steelhead; tax

subjects

economy; guiding; hotel tax; tourism; Tourism Smithers; winter tourism

Atrill discusses her time in local politics in Smithers, both as a councilor, and as mayor.

keywords

Alpine theme; Art Gallery; Bulkley Valley Museum; Central Park; Central Park Building; councillor; COVID-19; election; library; mayor; Nathan Cullen; sign bylaw; Taylor Bachrach; Visitor's Centre

subjects

bylaw; centennial; politics; Town of Smithers

Atrill discusses her time in local politics in Smithers, both as a councilor, and as mayor.

keywords

Bulkley-Nechako Regional District; Houston; Telkwa; Witset

subjects

female politicians; municipal govenment; Town of Smithers

Atrill discusses how Smithers has changed over time and the strengths of the community. She also provides some thoughts on what life is like in Smithers today.

keywords

COVID-19; diversity; education; hosptial; industry

subjects

arts; economy; services

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Interview with Carman and Joan Graf

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11945
Date Range
December 15 2020
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interview with Carman and Joan Graf recorded December 15 2020 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file …
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.7
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.81 GB of digital records
Date Range
December 15 2020
Scope and Content
Interview with Carman and Joan Graf recorded December 15 2020 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Where Carman and Joan were born and where their parents immigrated from.

keywords

birth; immigration; Scotland; Springhill, Nova Scotia; Switzerland

subjects

ancestry; background; birthplace

keywords

4H Club; Christmas concert; coal mine; Dray farm; Fall Fair; farm; Ontario; square dance

subjects

On moving to Smithers and feeling unwelcome and like an outsider.

keywords

beer parlour; Harley Shop; lumber; mill; mirage; old-timers; outsiders; pavement; Quesnel; service station; Smithers; Swift brothers; trucking; unwelcome; Wayside Store

subjects

businesses; Smithers

Hockey teams would stay with the Grafs.

keywords

exchange students; hockey; kids; programs; tournaments

subjects

community; hockey

Enlarging the business by adding four more.

keywords

bookkeeping; college; Hazelton; Houston; industrial supply company; tire shop

subjects

businesses; tire shops

Founding member for the sorority in Smithers

keywords

Christmas; funding; party; pool; sorority; Valentine's Day

subjects

sorority; town

What Carman Graf did while he was on the town council.

keywords

election; Fall Fair; Heritage Park; Main Street; reservoir; sewage plant; sewers; Spicer; Works Department

subjects

municipal politics; politics; Smithers; town council

How Main Street was rebuilt and where the funding came from.

keywords

BC Hydro; contractors; ditches; drainage; excavation; Main Street; Main Street ditch; Mayor; moss; Royal Bank; sand; ski hill; unstable

subjects

Main Street; Smithers

1979- 1981-1985 Graf ran for Mayor

keywords

8 million dollars; change; council; criticism; equipment; falling apart; foreman; library; Mayor; money; platform; plow; provincial politics; Regional District; roads; sewer line; sidewalks; ski hill; Smithers; Social Credit Party; swimming pool; volunteer; water supply; Works Department

subjects

Mayor; municipal politics; politics

One of the many Societies he Graf was in and helped run

keywords

administrator; aviation council; construction; hospital board; liaison; Mayor of Telkwa; municipal council; NDP; nuns; Prestige Hotel; primer; workers

subjects

clubs; councils; Social Credit Party; societies

When the Grafs moved to Telkwa they saw how much needed to be done so Carman ran for mayor.

keywords

equipment; fixing; graders; improvements; Mayor

subjects

Mayor; municipal politics; politics; Telkwa

Thanks for all the work he and his wife did in the community.

keywords

Queen's Jubilee Award; recognition

subjects

awards

What a life in politics looked like in Smithers.

keywords

community; fire mediation; friends; taxpayers; Telkwa

subjects

politics; Smithers

What life was like in Smithers outside of politics.

keywords

Air Force; airplanes; Cal Tire; England; fishing; Flying Club; hunting; Italy; Japan; Piper 140; Scotland; snowmobiling; square dancing; Switzerland; travel

subjects

hobbies; recreation; sports

Joan over the years as a mother, golfer, and curler.

keywords

community; competition; curling; golfing

subjects

activities; curling; golf; recreation; sports

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Interview with Facundo Gastiazoro

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11896
Date Range
December 1 2020
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interview with artist Facundo Gastiazoro, recorded December 1 2020 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv …
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.2
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
2.44 GB of digital records
Date Range
December 1 2020
Scope and Content
Interview with artist Facundo Gastiazoro, recorded December 1 2020 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Gastiazoro briefly discusses his early life in Argentina and how he met his partner.

keywords

activism; Buenos Aires; Mataderos; Nikki Skuce; One Sky; permanent residency; Rio de Janeiro

subjects

Argentina; environmentalism; immigration

keywords

English; Hudson's Bay Mountain; Smithers Community Services Association; Spanish; spring

subjects

architecture; immigration; language

keywords

graphic design; log house; mining exploration; youth empowerment program; youth program

subjects

Argentina; art; carpentry; economy; mining; Smithers Community Services Association

Gastiazoro discusses some of his early graphic design, videography, and animation work.

keywords

animation; Argentina; graphic design; magazine; marketing; mural; Spain; videography

subjects

art

Gastiazoro talks more about his life in Argentina, specifically his family's political beliefs and his varied education.

keywords

communism; education; employment; NDP

subjects

Argentina; immigration

Gastizoro discusses the mural projects he has worked on both independently and with the Raven-Tacquara artist collective. He also shares his parents' reactions from when they visited Smithers.

keywords

Alpine Theme; Dze L K'Ant Friendship Centre Society; pool; Road House; skate park; Terrace

subjects

art; immigration; Raven-Taquara

Gastiazoro discusses his two music groups: Los Gringos Salvajes and 1000cuts.

keywords

Old Church

subjects

1000cuts; Los Gringos Salvajes

Gastiazoro discusses his involvement with several community organizations in the Bulkley Valley, including sitting on the founding board of directors for CICK 93.9.

keywords

CICK; El Matadero; Glenn Ingram; Miriam Colvin; Northern Society For Domestic Peace; Radio Imigrante

subjects

community radio; non-profit; volunteer

Gastiazoro discusses the current creative projects he has underway.

keywords

Friendship Centre; mural; Northern Society For Domestic Peace; salmon

subjects

art; Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

Gastiazoro shares some of his thoughts about the arts community in the Bulkley Valley and why the community had developed the way it has.

keywords

Burns Lake; Glenn Ingram

subjects

art; arts community

Gastiazoro shares some of the business in the Bulkley Valley that he likes to frequent. He also discusses one business that he avoids, citing an instance of racism.

keywords

bakery; Bugwood Bean; Bulkley Valley Home Centre; Castle; downtown; Fall Fair; Farmers Market; First Nations; Indigenous; Louise's Kitchen; Mountain Eagle Books; Paul's Bakery; Roadhouse; Telkwa; Telkwa Rangers; The Sausage Factory; Two Sisters Cafe

subjects

economy; Main Street; racism; violence

Gastiazoro discusses raising his two children in Smithers.

keywords

COVID-19; family; soccer; Valley Youth Fiddlers

subjects

family; parenting

Gastiazoro discusses how Smithers has changed over time.

keywords

biking; church; Evelyn; hiking; Old Church; skiing; St. James Anglican Church; Taylor Bachrach

subjects

ammenities; architecture

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Interview with Doug Boersema

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11944
Date Range
November 30 2020
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interview with Telkwa Museum curator Doug Boersema, recorded November 30 2020 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep…
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.6
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.83 GB of digital records
Date Range
November 30 2020
Scope and Content
Interview with Telkwa Museum curator Doug Boersema, recorded November 30 2020 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Why Doug moved to Canada and became a teacher

keywords

architect; caregiver; carpentry; Ebenezer School; Elementary School; Forestry; immigration; Music; Netherlands; Ontario; teaching

subjects

Canada; Teacher

Doug Boersema discusses his forestry career.

keywords

brushing and weeding; contractor; fall and burn; helicopter; mapping; marine claves; pine beetles; ribbiting

subjects

forestry; soil stability

Teaching all over Canada

keywords

Alberta; band; Bible camp; Christian School; Ebenezer School; minister; Ontario; principal; Tricon

subjects

Christian School; teaching

Teaching in Smithers along with practicing religion.

keywords

band; cadet; Canadian Reform Church; children; Dutch; Reform Church; Saddle Club

subjects

education; religion

The hobbies that Doug held in Smithers

keywords

Fall Fair; horses; Midsummer Festival; racetrack; rodeo grounds; Telkwa Museum

subjects

equestrian sports; Fall Fair; Northern Saddle Club

How Tyhee Lake got its name and how the land had changed over time

keywords

Chief Tyhee; farm; First Nations; John Baptiste; namesake; Robert Whitington; settlers

subjects

First Nations; origin

The history of Telkwa as researched by Boersema.

keywords

Aldermere; C.P. Mustanger; Charleston; historian; Hoops; Information Center; logging; museum walk; pioneers; post office; railway; research; restaurant; Shared Histories; summer student; Telkwa Barbeque; TFML Saw Mill; volunteer

subjects

history; research; Telkwa

What life in Telkwa is like and how it used to be.

keywords

bridge; carpentry; heritage; John Darcy; water supply; water tower

subjects

change; Telkwa Museum

What Telkwa's history has told us and how it is interpreted.

keywords

assimilation; culture; dancing; feminism; First Nations; freedom; integration; LGBTQ; money; pioneers; white man

subjects

history; society; Telkwa Museum

Business gravitated to Smithers and left Telkwa

keywords

business; cooperation; drugstore; jobs; Telkwa Barbeque; train

subjects

business

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Interview with Larry Miller

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11949
Date Range
November 30 2020
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interview with firefighter Larry Miller, recorded November 30 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv …
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.11
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
2.22 GB of digital records
Date Range
November 30 2020
Scope and Content
Interview with firefighter Larry Miller, recorded November 30 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Dian Cromer

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11892
Date Range
November 26 2020
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interview with Dian Cromer (nee Herman), a Smithers teacher and the daughter of Della Herman. Recorded November 26th 2020 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of inte…
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.1
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.95 GB of digital records
Date Range
November 26 2020
Scope and Content
Interview with Dian Cromer (nee Herman), a Smithers teacher and the daughter of Della Herman. Recorded November 26th 2020 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Annie Bruce

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12232
Date Range
October 22 2002
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Annie Bruce (nee Murray), recorded on October 22 2002 by Jane Young (?). Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an MP3 access file.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
[Jane Young]
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.26
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
991 MB of digital records
Date Range
October 22 2002
Scope and Content
Interview with Annie Bruce (nee Murray), recorded on October 22 2002 by Jane Young (?). Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an MP3 access file.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

What Smithers used to look like and how Bruce used to get around.

keywords

1910s; cancer; Chinese cafe; dance hall; farm; Hetherington and Hooper; road foreman; school; sleigh; Smithers; stable; World War I

subjects

childhood; family; Smithers

The story of how Bruce and family would go out once a year for food and store it for the rest of the year. Mode of transportation was a wagon.

keywords

Flints; flour; Hazelton; horses; Hoskins; Murray; Scottish; sleigh; twins; wagon

subjects

family; provisions; Smithers; transportation

Life in Smithers and how it was run and how close the community was.

keywords

Bulkley Hotel; Bulkley Valley Stories; dairy; Hetherington; Hilltop; Jimmy Buckman; mayor; mother; ranch; Rubber Boots for Dancing; station; train

subjects

Smithers

The story of Jack Hetherington who went missing.

keywords

house; missing; Union Shop

subjects

Jack Hetherington; missing persons; story

Life on the farm, with Bruce's family. Bruce recalls dancing, horse riding, sewing dresses out of flour sacks.

keywords

bed and breakfast; dance; flour; Murray girls; Prince Rupert; red hair; Shoe House; Smithers; sugar sack; ties; Twin Falls

subjects

family; hobbies; memories

Annie's life in Prince Rupert during the Spanish Flu pandemic.

keywords

bodies; Catholic Church; doctor; liquor; prohibition; smuggler; soup; Spanish Flu; train; war

subjects

death; flu

The story of how Annie Bruce's mother moved to Smithers.

keywords

Canada; Nan Bourgon; Prince Rupert; railroad; Scotland; shotgun; snow; Telkwa; trunk

subjects

boat; mothers; Smithers

Stories of the Telkwa Bridge and of flying to visit relatives.

keywords

barber; Bulkley River; Drug Store; Eddie Walton; gun; Hilltop; houses; Jack McNeil; Mr. Flint; shacks; suicide; tough

subjects

Telkwa

Dancing in the early days of Smithers and building community.

keywords

Alan Fletcher; Christmas concert; Della Herman; hall; Highland Schottische; June; kilt; shack; square dancing; teachers

subjects

dancing; Della Herman

Annie Bruce speaks about the family that has passed and is still alive in Smithers.

keywords

bush; children; dancer; family; Huxtables; polio; siblings

subjects

family; friends

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Interview with John Gyger

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12249
Date Range
August 8 1997
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with John Gyger, recorded at his home on August 8th 1997 by Misty Jorgen. 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
Misty Jorgen
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.42
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.35 GB of digital records
Date Range
August 8 1997
Scope and Content
Interview with John Gyger, recorded at his home on August 8th 1997 by Misty Jorgen. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an MP3 access file, and a .jpg release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Gwen Ellis

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12244
Date Range
August 1 1997
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Gwen Ellis (nee Young), recorded on August 1st 1997 at her home in Smithers by Misty Jorgen. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an .MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Misty Jorgen
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.37
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.16 GB of digital records
Date Range
August 1 1997
Scope and Content
Interview with Gwen Ellis (nee Young), recorded on August 1st 1997 at her home in Smithers by Misty Jorgen. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an .MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Why Ellis wanted to move to Canada and the process it took to get here.

keywords

Canada; CNR Settlement Plan; deportation; England; farm; food; land; Oxfordshire; World War II

subjects

Canada; immigration

What life was like living on a farm after England and how they made due.

keywords

British Columbia; Bulkley Valley; cabin; cattle; chickens; children; clearing land; cold; farm; house; meat; New York; picket farm; Poland; Polish; pregnant; ship; Smithers; war rations; winter

subjects

children; farm; food

Old and new ways of doing things.

keywords

bathroom; code; electricity; Hungry Hill; party line; warmth; water

subjects

modernization

Working a dairy farm and then switching over to beef for more money.

keywords

beef; can; cream; money; pigs; potatoes; river; Telkwa

subjects

animals; dairy; farm

Selling and grading potatoes on the farm for many years.

keywords

Boychuck; breaking land; cellar; Feed Store; grading; monopoly; Prince George; September; sizing; winter

subjects

farm; potatoes

What life was like working in a coal mine and having explosives at home.

keywords

accident; Bulkley Valley District Hospital; explosion; fire boss; home; mine; Shell Oil; undergrown

subjects

accident; fire; mining

Helping make Smithers' roads and highways.

keywords

bush camp; Hungry Hill; laborer; trail

subjects

roads; Smithers

What it was like to have to compete for jobs with the inflow of immigrants in the 50's.

keywords

cheap labor; Dutch; German; Holland; mill; night shift; Sundays

subjects

competition; jobs

What it was like getting a job as a postal worker and working for several years and the only female in that field.

keywords

box; Interior News; mail; Quick; station wagon; Telkwa; traveling post office

subjects

postal work

What the old Telkwa school used to look like and what it was like when her children went to school there.

keywords

teacher; Telkwa School

subjects

education

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Interview with Barb Jeffery

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12255
Date Range
July 3 1997
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Barb Jeffery, recorded at her home in Quick on July 3rd 1997 by Misty Jorgen. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an .MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Misty Jorgen
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.48
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.36 GB of digital records
Date Range
July 3 1997
Scope and Content
Interview with Barb Jeffery, recorded at her home in Quick on July 3rd 1997 by Misty Jorgen. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an .MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Phyllis Davidson

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12241
Date Range
June 17 1997
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Phyllis Davidson (nee Cummins), recorded on June 17th 1997 at her home in Smithers by Misty Jorgen. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Misty Jorgen
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.34
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.09 GB of digital records
Date Range
June 17 1997
Scope and Content
Interview with Phyllis Davidson (nee Cummins), recorded on June 17th 1997 at her home in Smithers by Misty Jorgen. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

keywords

1905; 1918; B.C.; England; farmer; government; pheasant farm; train; U.S.A

subjects

What life was like going to school in Victoria and then later teaching at the age of 18 in 1923.

keywords

1923; 1927; arrowhead; cooking; cottage; education; Evelyn; Margaret Swift; marriage; nursing; sewing; students; summer school; teaching; UBC; Victoria; women

subjects

jobs; school; teaching; women

How The Smithers education system changed over time and how that change was needed to accommodate the new influx of students.

keywords

1926; 1957; 1966; accommodations; Bulkley Valley Christian School; Chandler Park School; Evelyn; fire; government; marriage; Muheim Elementary School; Quick; Smithers; Smithers Public School; St. Joseph's School; Telkwa; wages; Walnut Park; wing

subjects

college; elementary; schooling

Family after the war.

keywords

fireman; hospital; Ontario; railroad; roundhouse; war; work station

subjects

children; war

Helping out at the hospital and creating a donor clinic in town.

keywords

Blood; Catholic; donor clinic; Dr. Cecil Hankinson; fire; Goodacre's; heating; Lake Kathlyn; Red Cross; Sisters of Saint Anne; swimming lessons; transitions house

subjects

Bulkley Valley District Hospital; donor clinic; Sisters of Saint Anne

keywords

barns; Fall Fair; Housing Society; land; lodge; money; pay; property

subjects

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Interview with Della Herman

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12252
Date Range
April 1996
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Della Herman (nee Carpenter), recorded by Carol Morgenthaler in April 1996 as part of a BVLD radio show. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an .MP3 access file.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Carol Morgenthaler
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.45
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
144 MB of digital records
Date Range
April 1996
Scope and Content
Interview with Della Herman (nee Carpenter), recorded by Carol Morgenthaler in April 1996 as part of a BVLD radio show. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an .MP3 access file.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Reg Heal

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12251
Date Range
March 15 1995
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Reg Heal, recorded on March 15th 1995 at the Bulkley Valley Museum by Carly Blair. 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
Carly Blair
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.44
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
928 MB of digital records
Date Range
March 15 1995
Scope and Content
Interview with Reg Heal, recorded on March 15th 1995 at the Bulkley Valley Museum by Carly Blair. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an .MP3 access file, and a .jpg release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Eugene Barger

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12230
Date Range
January 23 1995
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Eugene Barger, recorded January 23 1995 at his home in Telkwa by Carly Blair. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, and .pdf release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Carly Blair
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.24
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
417 MB of digital records
Date Range
January 23 1995
Scope and Content
Interview with Eugene Barger, recorded January 23 1995 at his home in Telkwa by Carly Blair. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, and .pdf release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Barger speaks about his family and how they passed on, as well as his siblings and other family members.

keywords

Aldermere; brothers; children; dance; family; farm; sisters; Smithers; Vancouver

subjects

death; family; Smithers

This part of the tape Barger speaks about his grandparents and what they did for a living and how they came to Smithers.

keywords

canoe; education; marriage; mining; passage; wife

subjects

grandparents; Smithers

What life in Smithers and Telkwa was like during Barger's youth and how it has changed today.

keywords

bridge; close; farm; gravel; lake; large; movies; Smithers; Telkwa; winter

subjects

town life

How long Barger was married for and what married life was like in Smithers.

keywords

grandchildren

subjects

marriage

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Interview with Cornelius Bot

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12231
Date Range
January 23 1995
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Cornelius Bot, recorded January 23 1995 at the Bulkley Valley Museum by Carly Blair. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, and .pdf release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Carly Blair
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.25
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
747 MB of digital records
Date Range
January 23 1995
Scope and Content
Interview with Cornelius Bot, recorded January 23 1995 at the Bulkley Valley Museum by Carly Blair. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, and .pdf release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

What life was like being an immigrant and moving to Canada without speaking English.

keywords

immigrant; mill; old country; pay; St. Joseph's School

subjects

immigration; Smithers

Building a house with his family and sharing pay cheques in order to build and live together.

keywords

building house; bush; Holland; hospital; lots; money pile; old way; plane; years

subjects

family; house

Selling eggs in Smithers and making a name for himself with big businesses.

keywords

1930s; acres; brothers; chicken house; cows; egg farm; farm; festival; full-time; grade 8; potatoes; Super Valu

subjects

farmer

Why Bot married his wife, and why his father died.

keywords

brain cancer; engagement

subjects

death; family; marriage

Working in Smithers and balancing life with the egg business.

keywords

bar; Bulkley Hotel; burnt down; eggs; fire; First Nations; Hazelton; highway; horses; house; wood roads

subjects

business

What Bot did in his spare time like teaching his wife English, building, dancing, and so on.

keywords

Anna Bot; brother; dancing; horses; playing cards; sister; soccer; workshop

subjects

hobbies; language; recreation; Smithers

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Interview with Elsie Dahlie

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12240
Date Range
November 2 1994
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Else Dahlie (nee Widing), recorded on November 2nd 1994 at the Bulkley Lodge by Randy Jacobs. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Randy Jacobs
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.33
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
745 MB of digital records
Date Range
November 2 1994
Scope and Content
Interview with Else Dahlie (nee Widing), recorded on November 2nd 1994 at the Bulkley Lodge by Randy Jacobs. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Where Ms. Dahlie was born and why she married so young.

keywords

office jobs; Oslo, Norway; Smithers

subjects

birth; marriage

What it was like leaving Norway and coming to Canada after the War and practically being homeless for a few years before applying to the Homestead Act.

keywords

1930; boat; Great Depression; Halifax; Homestead Act; immigration; jobs; logs; Norway; tent; World War I

subjects

Bulkley Valley; children; home; immigration; travel

What it was like surviving war times with three children and and unfinished house that needed building.

keywords

1940; Alberta; farming; gardening; house; housewife; land; money; school; skiing; Smithers; walking; war

subjects

house; money; school; World War II

Mr. Dahlie's days as a ski jumper in Smithers as well as being a great advocate for the ski hill.

keywords

children; ice cutting; ski cabin; ski hill; ski jumping; skis; trailblazer

subjects

ice cutting; ski hill; skiing

What there was to do for fun in Smithers along with skiing.

keywords

cross-country skiing; gardening; homework; kids; playdates; school; working

subjects

fun; hobbies; kids; skiing

keywords

animals; car; cattle; chickens; cows; driving; station

subjects

car; story; train station

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Interview with Ellen Collison

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12235
Date Range
October 26 1994
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Ellen Collison (nee Bennetts), recorded at her home on October 26 1994 by Randy Jacobs. Includes raw and edited .WAV file, an MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Randy Jacobs
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.29
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
467 MB of digital records
Date Range
October 26 1994
Scope and Content
Interview with Ellen Collison (nee Bennetts), recorded at her home on October 26 1994 by Randy Jacobs. Includes raw and edited .WAV file, an MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

What it was like getting to school in very cold climates, and how this cold weather was hard on farmers.

keywords

cold; farm; hard; road; school

subjects

farm; school; youth

What it was like working in the Smithers hospital and why Collison came to Smithers in the first place.

keywords

Bulkley Valley; food; full-time; kitchen; medication; night; night nurse; nuns; pay; phone; rounds; Sisters of Saint Anne; sleigh; Smithers; St Joseph's School; taxi; train; training; Victoria

subjects

Bulkley Valley District Hospital; healthcare

Working along side the nuns in the hospital, while living in the hospital.

keywords

Church; nuns; nurses; Red Cross

subjects

Bulkley Valley District Hospital; Sisters of Saint Anne

Switching to medical records in the hospital and getting training for it in Victoria B.C.

keywords

computer; different; family; medical records; typing; Victoria

subjects

job change; records

The story of a patient who had his leg amputated and also contracted gangrene.

keywords

amputation; Bulkley Valley; Dutch; gangrene; injury; sawmill

subjects

amputation; Bulkley Valley District Hospital; story

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Interview with Mary Goodacre

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12248
Date Range
October 25 1994
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Mary Goodacre (nee Ryan), recorded on October 25th 1994 by Randy Jacobs. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an MP3 access file.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Randy Jacobs
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.41
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
907 MB of digital records
Date Range
October 25 1994
Scope and Content
Interview with Mary Goodacre (nee Ryan), recorded on October 25th 1994 by Randy Jacobs. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an MP3 access file.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Cornelius Lapadat

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12258
Date Range
October 14 1993
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Cornelius 'Neil' Lapadat, recorded on October 14th 1993 by Tom Leach. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an .MP3 access file.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Tom Leach
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.51
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
643 MB of digital records
Date Range
October 14 1993
Scope and Content
Interview with Cornelius 'Neil' Lapadat, recorded on October 14th 1993 by Tom Leach. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an .MP3 access file.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Bert Loader

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12260
Date Range
July 1993
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Bert Loader, self-recorded at his home in Millet, Alberta in July 1993. 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
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.53
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.04 GB of digital records
Date Range
July 1993
Scope and Content
Interview with Bert Loader, self-recorded at his home in Millet, Alberta in July 1993. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3 access files, and a .jpg release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Lloyd Gething

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12246
Date Range
September 11 1991
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Lloyd Gething, recorded on September 11th 1991 by Tom Leach. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and MP3 access files.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Tom Leach
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.39
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.56 GB of digital records
Date Range
September 11 1991
Scope and Content
Interview with Lloyd Gething, recorded on September 11th 1991 by Tom Leach. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and MP3 access files.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Frank Dockrill Jr.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12243
Date Range
August 1991
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Frank Dockrill Jr., recorded in August 1991 by Tom Leach. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an MP3 access file.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Tom Leach
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.36
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
0.97 GB of digital records
Date Range
August 1991
Scope and Content
Interview with Frank Dockrill Jr., recorded in August 1991 by Tom Leach. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an MP3 access file.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Jack Chapman

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12233
Date Range
April 26 1991
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Jack Chapman, recorded on April 26 1991 by Smithers Alternate School student Ed Neff. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an MP3 access file.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Ed Neff
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.27
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
855 MB of digital records
Date Range
April 26 1991
Scope and Content
Interview with Jack Chapman, recorded on April 26 1991 by Smithers Alternate School student Ed Neff. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an MP3 access file.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Why the Chapman family came to Smithers and what Smithers looked like at the time.

keywords

1910s; builder; railroad; school; Smithers; Telkwa; WWl

subjects

family; railway; settlers

Chapman's transition from school boy to army man.

keywords

army; athletics; Burns Lakes; Great Depression; hockey; Legion; motor school; Native Sons; Ontario; radio; railroad; Steen Cup; TV; washout; Youth Camp

subjects

army; jobs; school; Smithers; wage

Leaving Canada to go to school and later join the army.

keywords

Arnold's Truck Line; automotive school; bus; City Transfer; horses; money; Nashville, Tennessee; roads; Smithers Lumber Yard; Timothy seed; trucks; Vancouver

subjects

army; jobs; seed

keywords

bulk wheat; coal; Department of Highways; jump; road; sawmill; Scandinavian; ski; war

subjects

Smithers Lumber Yard; Smithers Ski Club

The active roles Chapman preformed in Smithers like in the ski hill club.

keywords

1970s; chair; Chicken Lake; club; Lake Kathlyn; Silvern Lake; Ski Corporation; skiing

subjects

jobs; recreation; roles; skiing; Smithers; sports

What Chapman's family have been up to in Smithers and how their jobs shaped the community.

keywords

Aldergrove; children; death; Glacier Electric; Smithers Transport; widowed

subjects

family; jobs

Life living along side First Nations People.

keywords

logging; Moricetown; railroad; railway ties; Witset

subjects

First Nations

Life in the Smithers school, life after the war, new arrivals to Smithers.

keywords

credits; Dutch; fighting; grade 13; Italians; Latin; punishments; school subjects; strap; strict; University

subjects

immigrants; jobs; railroad; school

What building Smithers was like and how the Chapman Family contributed to its construction.

keywords

construction; Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad Company; municipality; sewer line; town; trucking; water line

subjects

GTP; Smithers

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Interview with Jim Goodacre

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12247
Date Range
April 23 1991
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Jim Goodacre, recorded on April 23rd 1991 by Smithers Alternate School student Curtis Barger. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, a MP3 access file, and a .jpg release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Curtis Barger
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.40
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.36 GB of digital records
Date Range
April 23 1991
Scope and Content
Interview with Jim Goodacre, recorded on April 23rd 1991 by Smithers Alternate School student Curtis Barger. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, a MP3 access file, and a .jpg release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Marcella Love

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12261
Date Range
April 22 1991
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Marcella Love (nee Edmonds), recorded on April 22nd 1991 by Smithers Alternate School student Peter McGuinness. 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
Peter McGuinness
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.54
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.80 GB of digital records
Date Range
April 22 1991
Scope and Content
Interview with Marcella Love (nee Edmonds), recorded on April 22nd 1991 by Smithers Alternate School student Peter McGuinness. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3 access files, and a .jpg release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Ruby Hoskins

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12254
Date Range
August 13 1990
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Ruby Hoskins (nee Williams), recorded on August 13th 1990 by Lori Hudson. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an .MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Lori Hudson
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.47
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.37 GB of digital records
Date Range
August 13 1990
Scope and Content
Interview with Ruby Hoskins (nee Williams), recorded on August 13th 1990 by Lori Hudson. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an .MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

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Interview with Viola Kelly

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12256
Date Range
May 14 1990
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Viola Kelly (nee Williams), recorded on May 14th 1990 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.
2021.21.49
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
858 MB of digital records
Date Range
May 14 1990
Scope and Content
Interview with Viola Kelly (nee Williams), recorded on May 14th 1990 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

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Interview with Bryce Holland

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12253
Date Range
March [199-?]
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Bryce Holland, recorded by Carol Morgenthaler as part of a BVLD radio show ("Our Heritage"). Includes raw and edited .WAV files and an .MP3 access file.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Carol Morgenthaler
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.46
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
141 MB of