Columbia & Western RR: 0054.0377

C. & W.R. – A Subsidy Will Be Granted By Parliament.

            The Ottawa correspondent for the Vancouver Province has the following to say regarding the Columbia & Western Railway and the attitude of the Canadian Parliament toward it:

            Interested parties are making a strong effort to secure a subsidy for the construction of a narrow gauge railroad between Rossland and Penticton at the foot of Okanagan Lake which would run through the Boundary mining district.  At this writing it is thought that a portion of the amount required will be appropriated this session and that the balance will be promised for next year.  It is said that upon the granting or refusal of the subsidy for this road depends the erection of a smelter at Vancouver.  The promoters of this railroad scheme are the same parties as built the smelter at Trail and are now building the narrow gauge railway between that place and Rossland.  The building of a railroad to Penticton from Rossland would not only open the extensive mineral district of Boundary, but would provide a splendid outlet for the agricultural product of the lower Okanagan Valley, and as it would connect with the lake steamboat service would give another route into Southern Kootenay from the coast.


0054.0377: Columbia & Western RR

Federal government receives proposal to build the Columbia and Western Railway from Rossland to Penticton.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  March 14, 1896
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Trail Creek News
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0054)


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