Cranbrook - Relief: 0050.0599


                Ottawa, Ont. Nov. 12 – Details of public works to be undertaken by way of unemployment relief in Western Canada, totalling $1,455,041 were announced today by Hon. G.D. Robertson, minister of labor.  The expenditure of money ont ehse works has been approved by the Dominion government and contributions to the undertakings will be made out of the $20,000,000 unemployment relief fund established by parliament at the recent special session.

            The list of works for British Columbia is more extensive than the others because a considerable part of the expenditures in Manitoba and Saskatchewan last announced a week ago and the program of works proposed in the province of Alberta has not yet been completed.

            In British Columbia there are still municipal public works amounting to $188,632 and provincial undertakings amounting to $4,000, particulars of which have not been received by the Dominion government.  The expenditures will cover a wide range of works including road improvements, sewer construction, improvements to national parks, construction of parks, waterworks, airports, sidewalk, school grounds and bridges.

B.C. Votes

            Details of the proposed expenditures in British Columbia follow:

City of Armstrong, $2,500; city of Courtenay, $3,200; city of Cranbrook, $24,000; city of Fernie, $22,000; city of Kamloops, $26,000; city of Merritt, $5,000; city of Nanaimo, $45,000; city of New Westminster, $90,000; city of Port Coquitlam, $4,000; city of Vancouver, $580,400; city of Victoria, $84,000; district of Burnaby, $108,000; district of Coquitlam, $19,000; district of Glenmore, $1,000; township of Langley, $17,000; township of Maple Ridge, $28,000; district of Oak Bay, $6,800; district of Pitt Meadows, $3,000; district of Saanich, $250; district of Surrey, $20,000; village, $30,000; district of Shappuncheen, $4--; of Gibson’s Landing, $400; village of New Denver, $1,800.

0050.0599: Cranbrook - Relief

Cranbrook to receive $24,000 to go towards public works undertaken by unemployment relief workers.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  November 13, 1930
Pages:  6
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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