Basin Notes: 0050.0298

BRITISH COLUMBIA

            A fire hall is being built at Grand Forks.

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            The Le Roi is putting out 250 tons of ore daily.

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            Grand Forks ranchers have cut a large hay crop.

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            Organized labor in Rossland is rapidly gaining in strength.

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            Rossland is enjoying an era of unprecedented prosperity.

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            It is proposed to bond the town of Grand Forks for $15,000.

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            The B.A.C. are erecting new buildings at their Rossland mine.

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            The C.P.R. is surveying a route from Arrowhead to Kootenay lake.

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            It is reported that the C.P.R. has bought the Kaslo & Slocan line.

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            For the first time in several months there is a shortage of laborers at Rossland.

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            The C.P.R. has withdrawn its petition for a right of way through Grand Forks.

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            A postoffice has been established at Greenwood camp, with Thomas Roderick as postmaster.

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            Ah Sing, a Kamloops Chinaman, has been given six months in jail for selling liquor to Indians.

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            Several Jap fishing boats were recently overturned by rough weather in Vancouver bay, and a number of lives presumably lost.

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            It is reported from Ottawa that D.C. Corbin is to make a new attempt to build a railroad into the Boundary and Kettle river country.

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            D.J. MacLachlan,of Sandon, has the contract for the new city hall and federal court-house to be built at Kaslo.  The price is $7,977.

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            A Rossland Cocker spaniel has adopted a motherless kitten; the dog in addition has six offspring of her own, and the cat eats at the same table with them.

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            Mrs. Houston, wife of a C.P.R. engineer, had both legs broken in a runaway accident while on a recent visit east; it was feared amputation would be necessary.

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            Esquimalt village is stirred by a rumor that the whole site is about to be acquired by the Imperial Government for the purposes of fortification works and dock extensions.

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            The salmon catch up to date is exceedingly small, the fish not appearing, and some of the canneries are boarding fishermen free in order to induce them to await the arrival of the prey.

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            The sale of the C.P.R. steamers Tartar and Athenian to the United States government, or in fact to anyone else, is still a thing of the future, according to McL, Brown, executive agent.

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            The Virginia mine at Rossland is owned in the states.  Owing to excessive taxation in that country the company has disincorporated in Washington and incorporated in British Columbia.

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            The largest boiler ever brought into the Grand Forks district has been installed on the Mother Lode property.  The plant to be run is a 10 drill compressor, large hoist and a dynamo.

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            The C.P.R. is building a new steamer at Nelson.  It will be of steel, 20 feet longer than any previously built, or 160 feet long and 32 feet wide.  She will be fast and run between Nelson and Kuskanook.  On her completion another will be built.

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            The supreme court of British Columbia have decided that the part of the Coal Lands Regulation Act relating to the employment of Chinese underground is constitutional.  Chinese are barred.

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            Two families in Vancouver aver that they have seen a ghost in a house which they occupied for that reason but a short time only in that town.  They add that the ghost had a wooden leg but did not say whether it had a rubber neck.

0050.0298: Basin Notes

Newspaper article noting ongoing prosperity and growth in the basin, including new fire hall in Grand Forks, new post office in Greenwood, Chinese still barred from B.C. mines.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  August 11, 1898
Pages:  4
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

fire hall ore rancher hay organized labor surveying postoffice liquor railroad city hall federal courthouse salmon steamers mines supreme court chinese

Subjects:

People arrow Roderickarrow
People arrow Ah Singarrow
People arrow Corbinarrow
People arrow MacLachlanarrow
People arrow Houstonarrow
People arrow Brownarrow
Cities arrow Grand Forks arrow Developmentarrow
Cities arrow Grand Forks arrow Services arrow Fire Departments and Firesarrow
Cities arrow Arrowheadarrow
Cities arrow Greenwood arrow Services arrow Postalarrow
Cities arrow Kaslo arrow Buildingsarrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mines arrow Le Roi Minearrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mines arrow Virginia Minearrow
Industry arrow Construction arrow Railwayarrow
Industry arrow Construction arrow Surveyors and Engineersarrow
Agriculture arrow Ranchingarrow
Unions and Labour arrow Unemploymentarrow
Social arrow Criminal Activity arrow Liquorarrow
Social arrow Racism arrow Chinesearrow
Industry arrow Shipyards arrow Nelsonarrow
Transportation arrow Boats arrow SS Athenianarrow
Transportation arrow Boats arrow SS Tartararrow
Transportation arrow Ferries arrow Kootenay Lakearrow
Transportation arrow Railways arrow Companies arrow Kaslo and Slocan Railwayarrow
Social arrow Ethnic Groups arrow Japanesearrow
Cities arrow Sandon arrow Buildingsarrow
Sports arrow Fishingarrow

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