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Interview with Lee Rankin by Kathy Bossort December 2, 2015 - Track 7

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Lee Rankin talking about the Simon Fraser Liaison Committee’s activities after 1996 and land use at UniverCity. He talks about the challenge that SFU faces as a land developer and the City’s response to UniverCity residents’ demands for services. He tells a st…
Date Range
1973-2015
Length
0:08:51
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Lee Rankin talking about the Simon Fraser Liaison Committee’s activities after 1996 and land use at UniverCity. He talks about the challenge that SFU faces as a land developer and the City’s response to UniverCity residents’ demands for services. He tells a story about his time as a SFU student and the proposed ice rink on campus.
Date Range
1973-2015
Length
0:08:51
Name
Simon Fraser Liaison Committee.
Simon Fraser University
UniverCity
Subject
Public Services
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
December 2, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Lee Rankin conducted by Kathy Bossort. Lee Rankin was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Lee Rankin’s involvement in finding a resolution to the dispute between the City of Burnaby and Simon Fraser University over land ownership and control on Burnaby Mountain. He talks about the origin of the dispute, the positions taken by the two sides, the key people who brought about a resolution, and the main features of the agreement between the City, SFU and the province of BC. He talks about how the agreement met SFU’s goals, fostered trust between the City and university, and removed uncertainty from protecting parkland on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Lee Rankin was born in 1953 in Vancouver. He attended SFU 1973-78, completing his BA degree in 1985. He earned his law degree at UBC in 1988, was called to the Bar in 1989, and practiced in immigration and refugee law. Lee has lived in Burnaby since 1976 and was a member of Burnaby Council for 22 years, from 1983-1999 and 2002-2008. His particular interests as a Councillor were in community planning, housing and environment. Among other duties and accomplishments as Councillor, Lee served as chair of the Simon Fraser Liaison Committee and was involved in the negotiations with the province and SFU that resulted in the university returning more than 800 acres of land to the City, which was dedicated as part of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. He has also served on the GVRD, volunteers as a coach for team sports in Burnaby, and has served on numerous community and business associations and committees. Lee is married to Ragini Venkat Rankin and has one son Henry.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:50:35
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Interviewee Name
Rankin, Lee A.
Interview Location
Lee Rankin's home in Burnaby
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-014_Track_7
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Appointment of Special Constables

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1966
Collection/Fonds
Robert Stanley Vannerus fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Textual record
Scope and Content
Item consists of a letter dated June 17,1966 regarding Robert Stanley Vannerus' appointment as a special constable with the District of Burnaby.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Robert Stanley Vannerus fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Textual record
Scope and Content
Item consists of a letter dated June 17,1966 regarding Robert Stanley Vannerus' appointment as a special constable with the District of Burnaby.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Policing
Names
Vannerus, Robert Stanley
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Accession Code
BV010.4.12
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1966
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
Nov. 8, 1962
Collection/Fonds
Robert Stanley Vannerus fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Textual record
Scope and Content
Item consists of a letter dated November 8, 1962 regarding "Kit and Clothing / S/Cst. R. Vannerus" with the Burnaby Detachment.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Robert Stanley Vannerus fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Textual record
Scope and Content
Item consists of a letter dated November 8, 1962 regarding "Kit and Clothing / S/Cst. R. Vannerus" with the Burnaby Detachment.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Policing
Names
Vannerus, Robert Stanley
Accession Code
BV010.4.13
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
Nov. 8, 1962
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV971.5.48
Description
Name plate "GEO. JEFFERY" made for Burnaby Municipal Police officer George Jeffery by schoolchildren. Rectangular copper plate with letters and border raised by hammering on the reverse side. Background is darkened by acid treatment.
Object History
Made for Burnaby Municipal Police officer George Jeffery by schoolchildren. George Jeffery served as a Constable on the Burnaby Police Force from 1912 - 1935. His patrolled the large Central Park District by foot, stretching from Boundary to Royal Oak and Marine Drive to Moscrop. Over the coarse …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV971.5.48
Description
Name plate "GEO. JEFFERY" made for Burnaby Municipal Police officer George Jeffery by schoolchildren. Rectangular copper plate with letters and border raised by hammering on the reverse side. Background is darkened by acid treatment.
Object History
Made for Burnaby Municipal Police officer George Jeffery by schoolchildren. George Jeffery served as a Constable on the Burnaby Police Force from 1912 - 1935. His patrolled the large Central Park District by foot, stretching from Boundary to Royal Oak and Marine Drive to Moscrop. Over the coarse of his duties, Constable Jeffery saw the need for recreational activities in the area. He founded the Burnaby Athletic Association which featured a competitive boxing ring and gym. In 1935, when the Burnaby Police became the British Columbia Provincial Police, rather than leave the community he chose to leave the force. George Jeffery then worked at the nearby Oakalla Prison Farm until retiring in 1945.
Marks/Labels
"GEO. JEFFERY", letters raised by hammering.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Policing
Name Access
Jeffery, George
Burnaby Municipal Police
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.273
Description
Piece of razor wire, curved; about 1/2" wide strip of metal with double protrusions every 4" or so, sharp point either side of protrusions.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison Farm site in October 1991. This artifact was found by the Women's and Stores buildings.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.273
Description
Piece of razor wire, curved; about 1/2" wide strip of metal with double protrusions every 4" or so, sharp point either side of protrusions.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison Farm site in October 1991. This artifact was found by the Women's and Stores buildings.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.274
Description
Piece of razor wire; wire has outer layer attached which has double projections every inch or so, appearing to be 'peeled back' from one side; projections are squarish with pointed corners, edges are rusty.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison Farm site in October 1991. This artifact was found by the Women's and Stores buildings.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.274
Description
Piece of razor wire; wire has outer layer attached which has double projections every inch or so, appearing to be 'peeled back' from one side; projections are squarish with pointed corners, edges are rusty.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison Farm site in October 1991. This artifact was found by the Women's and Stores buildings.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
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Burnaby Waterworks Construction Staff, 1912

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1912
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 phototgraph : sepia ; 12.3 x 19.3 cm mounted on paper 13.3 x 20.1 mounted on cardboard 21.1 x 27.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Waterworks construction staff from 1912. The five men in the group are clearly identified by the printed information on the cardboard mount provided by the photographer. Standing in the back to the left is Inspector J.M. Maclean. Standing to the right is Inspector F. Howard. …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 phototgraph : sepia ; 12.3 x 19.3 cm mounted on paper 13.3 x 20.1 mounted on cardboard 21.1 x 27.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Waterworks construction staff from 1912. The five men in the group are clearly identified by the printed information on the cardboard mount provided by the photographer. Standing in the back to the left is Inspector J.M. Maclean. Standing to the right is Inspector F. Howard. Seated on the left is Inspector John Parr. Seated in the middle is Supervising Engineer Campbell MacDonald. Seated on the right is Inspector N.W. Collins. The caption at the bottom front of the frame reads, "Burnaby Waterworks Construction Staff, 1912." Also printed on the frame: "D. Wadds, Photographer."
Subjects
Public Services - Utilities
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Burnaby Waterworks
Howard, F.
Macdonald, Campbell
Collins, N.W.
Maclean, J.M.
Parr, John
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV975.97.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1912
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
17-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
D. Wadds
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Arminson, George - Burnaby Sanitation

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1970
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 5.5 cm
Item No.
480-1290
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of George Arminson from Burnaby Sanitation.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1970
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1290
Accession Number
2009-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 5.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of George Arminson from Burnaby Sanitation.
Subjects
Public Services - Sewerages
Public Services - Municipal Services
Names
Armison, George
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV971.5.42
Description
Burnaby Municipal Police shoulder bar for jacket. Cast in one piece in metal. Letters are connected by integral bars. Secured by mounting posts and cotter pin.
Object History
Jacket shoulder bars issued to Constable George Jeffery. George Jeffery served as a Constable on the Burnaby Police Force from 1912 - 1935. His patrolled the large Central Park District by foot, stretching from Boundary to Royal Oak and Marine Drive to Moscrop. Over the coarse of his duties, Cons…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV971.5.42
Description
Burnaby Municipal Police shoulder bar for jacket. Cast in one piece in metal. Letters are connected by integral bars. Secured by mounting posts and cotter pin.
Object History
Jacket shoulder bars issued to Constable George Jeffery. George Jeffery served as a Constable on the Burnaby Police Force from 1912 - 1935. His patrolled the large Central Park District by foot, stretching from Boundary to Royal Oak and Marine Drive to Moscrop. Over the coarse of his duties, Constable Jeffery saw the need for recreational activities in the area. He founded the Burnaby Athletic Association which featured a competitive boxing ring and gym. In 1935, when the Burnaby Police became the British Columbia Provincial Police, rather than leave the community he chose to leave the force. George Jeffery than worked at the nearby Oakalla Prison Farm until retiring in 1945.
Marks/Labels
"B M P", letters on cross bars
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Policing
Adornment
Name Access
Jeffery, George
Burnaby Municipal Police
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV988.23.1
Description
Police nightstick; wood; code number X 584 is stamped near handle
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV988.23.1
Description
Police nightstick; wood; code number X 584 is stamped near handle
Marks/Labels
"X 584"
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Policing
Armament
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV988.23.2
Description
Police nightstick
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV988.23.2
Description
Police nightstick
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Policing
Armament
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.64
Description
Knife, made by prisoner
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site in October 1991
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.64
Description
Knife, made by prisoner
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site in October 1991
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV995.2.1
Description
Zap, also known as a blackjack. Short, black, rubber club.
Object History
Object was used at Oakalla Prison Farm and was obtained after the prison closed in 1991.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV995.2.1
Description
Zap, also known as a blackjack. Short, black, rubber club.
Object History
Object was used at Oakalla Prison Farm and was obtained after the prison closed in 1991.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
British Columbia Corrections Service
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.523
Description
This nunchak is a prisoner made weapon confiscated by guards. Based on an Oriental weapon, popular in the marshal arts. Handles, wrapped with masking tape are connected by a short length of brown, knotted cord.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.523
Description
This nunchak is a prisoner made weapon confiscated by guards. Based on an Oriental weapon, popular in the marshal arts. Handles, wrapped with masking tape are connected by a short length of brown, knotted cord.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.524
Description
These nuchuks are a prisoner made weapon confiscated by guards. Based on an Oriental weapon, popular in the marshal arts. Short lengths of wood are connected by a chain ( the chain is broken ).
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.524
Description
These nuchuks are a prisoner made weapon confiscated by guards. Based on an Oriental weapon, popular in the marshal arts. Short lengths of wood are connected by a chain ( the chain is broken ).
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.526
Description
This is a broken length of hacksaw blade confiscated from a prisoner by the guards at Oakalla prison. One end is rounded and has a mounting hole in it. The blade is snapped in the middle.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.526
Description
This is a broken length of hacksaw blade confiscated from a prisoner by the guards at Oakalla prison. One end is rounded and has a mounting hole in it. The blade is snapped in the middle.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.528
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon, confiscated by guards at Oakalla prison. The weapon is made from a short, round wood dowel, with a sharpened nail projecting from one end.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.528
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon, confiscated by guards at Oakalla prison. The weapon is made from a short, round wood dowel, with a sharpened nail projecting from one end.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.529
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon, confiscated by guards at Oakalla prison. The weapon is made from a short, round wood dowel, with a sharpened nail projecting from one end.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.529
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon, confiscated by guards at Oakalla prison. The weapon is made from a short, round wood dowel, with a sharpened nail projecting from one end.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.530
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon confiscated by the guards at Oakalla prison. It is made from a car antenna with masking tape wound around one end to use as the handle.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.530
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon confiscated by the guards at Oakalla prison. It is made from a car antenna with masking tape wound around one end to use as the handle.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.531
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon confiscated by the guards at Oakalla prison. The blade is made from a short length of steel bar stock. It is sharpened at one end and has masking tape wrapped around the other end.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.531
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon confiscated by the guards at Oakalla prison. The blade is made from a short length of steel bar stock. It is sharpened at one end and has masking tape wrapped around the other end.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.533
Description
This knife has been altered by a prisoner at Oakalla prison to make it a weapon, both edges of the blade have been sharpened. The knife is a prison issue dinner knife.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.533
Description
This knife has been altered by a prisoner at Oakalla prison to make it a weapon, both edges of the blade have been sharpened. The knife is a prison issue dinner knife.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
Marks/Labels
"PROV of B.C.", stamped in handle of knife
Maker
Unknown
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Oakalla Prison
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.534
Description
This weapon is made from a short length of steel bar stock. It has been pointed and sharpened at one end. Two holes have been drilled at the other end.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.534
Description
This weapon is made from a short length of steel bar stock. It has been pointed and sharpened at one end. Two holes have been drilled at the other end.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
Maker
Unknown
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Oakalla Prison
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.535
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon confiscated by the guards at Oakalla prison. It is made from two pieces of wood wrapped with string which secure three nails. A third piece of wood with three holes drilled in it is slipped over the nails to keep them separated. A fourth nail is secured by the string …
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.535
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon confiscated by the guards at Oakalla prison. It is made from two pieces of wood wrapped with string which secure three nails. A third piece of wood with three holes drilled in it is slipped over the nails to keep them separated. A fourth nail is secured by the string and points along the base of the hand. The weapon is intended to be used like a pair of brass knuckles.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
Maker
Unknown
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Oakalla Prison
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.536
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon confiscated by the guards at Oakalla prison. A plastic pen casing has been forced over a nail. The ends of the pen have been melted to secure it to the nail.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.536
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon confiscated by the guards at Oakalla prison. A plastic pen casing has been forced over a nail. The ends of the pen have been melted to secure it to the nail.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
Marks/Labels
"PA_______", printed on the side of the pen casing.
Maker
Unknown
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Oakalla Prison
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.545
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon that was confiscated by the guards at Oakalla prison. The shiv is made from the plastic handle of a tooth brush, dark grey in colour. The handle has a hole on end for hanging the toothbrush. A short metal blade has been heated and forced into the end of the plastic ha…
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.45.545
Description
This is a prisoner made weapon that was confiscated by the guards at Oakalla prison. The shiv is made from the plastic handle of a tooth brush, dark grey in colour. The handle has a hole on end for hanging the toothbrush. A short metal blade has been heated and forced into the end of the plastic handle.
Object History
Salvaged from Oakalla Prison site, October, 1991.
Marks/Labels
"U.S.A." / "#411 G.U.M." / registered' symbol / "Velvet-Tip" / "by Butler", printed in gold on toothbrush handle
Maker
Unknown
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Oakalla Prison
Subjects
Public Services
Public Services - Correctional
Armament
Name Access
British Columbia Gaol Service
Oakalla Prison Farm
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV004.43.22
Description
Pin, blue and gold; "Canada"; "CD" monogram [Civil Defense]
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV004.43.22
Description
Pin, blue and gold; "Canada"; "CD" monogram [Civil Defense]
Marks/Labels
Canada / CD
Subjects
Public Services - Civil Defence
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV004.50.36
Description
Pin; blue and gold; "Canada"; monogram 'CD' [Civil Defense]; screw back missing
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV004.50.36
Description
Pin; blue and gold; "Canada"; monogram 'CD' [Civil Defense]; screw back missing
Marks/Labels
Canada / CD
Subjects
Public Services - Civil Defence
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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A history of policing in Burnaby : 1892 - 1950 : with an emphasis on the years 1892 - 1935

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Trainer, Mary D. [Burnaby]: s.n. , March, 1975. (Textual Record) 363.2 TRA Copy 2
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
  1 Document  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Textual Record
Accession Code
HV979.47.2
Call No.
363.2 TRA Copy 2
Author
Trainer, Mary D.
Contributor
Bussey, Anthea J.
Place of Publication
[Burnaby]
Publisher
s.n.
Publication Date
March, 1975
Physical Description
64 p. ; 29 cm.
Subjects LoC
Police
Police -- British Columbia -- Biography
Police -- British Columbia -- Burnaby
Police -- British Columbia -- History
Police -- Canada
Police -- Canada, Western -- Biography
Royal Canadian Mounted Police -- Biography
Royal Canadian Mounted Police -- History
Royal Canadian Mounted Police--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Subjects
Public Services - Policing
Notes
"Anthea J. Bussey Editor" -- title page.
"Prepared for members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Burnaby Detachment, in honour of the Centennial of the RCMP May 23, 1873 - May 23, 1973"
Includes bibliographical references.
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Vancouver Engineering Works Company badge

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto466
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a company badge for Vancouver Engineering Works. The shape is of a crest shield, with the following written in it: "Vancouver / Engineering / Works, Ltd. / Engineers / Vancouver, B.C." An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works- Company badge."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a company badge for Vancouver Engineering Works. The shape is of a crest shield, with the following written in it: "Vancouver / Engineering / Works, Ltd. / Engineers / Vancouver, B.C." An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works- Company badge."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Vancouver Engineering Works Duplex Pump

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto467
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a duplex pump for Vancouver Engineering Works. An annotation on the back of the photo reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works- Duplex Pump."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a duplex pump for Vancouver Engineering Works. An annotation on the back of the photo reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works- Duplex Pump."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.3
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Vancouver Engineering Works Boiler

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto473
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large boiler loaded on a railway cart along with a large crate, piles of logs, and a cask. The cart is seen on a wood plank boardwalk, behind which is a view of an inlet. The area appears to be an industrial loading dock. Large stacks of wood planks can be seen to the left. The …
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large boiler loaded on a railway cart along with a large crate, piles of logs, and a cask. The cart is seen on a wood plank boardwalk, behind which is a view of an inlet. The area appears to be an industrial loading dock. Large stacks of wood planks can be seen to the left. The boiler may be used for a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works- Boiler."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
HV978.14.9
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Boiler

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto474
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large boiler with a pile of logs beside it. The boiler may be used for a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Boiler."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large boiler with a pile of logs beside it. The boiler may be used for a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Boiler."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.10
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Vancouver Engineering Works Vertical Boiler

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto476
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large boiler loaded on a railway cart along with a large crate, and piles of wood. The cart does not appear to be on a railway. The area appears to be an industrial loading dock. Large stacks of wood planks can be seen to the left. The boiler may be used for a steam donkey. An ann…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large boiler loaded on a railway cart along with a large crate, and piles of wood. The cart does not appear to be on a railway. The area appears to be an industrial loading dock. Large stacks of wood planks can be seen to the left. The boiler may be used for a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Vertical Boiler."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.12
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Vancouver Engineering Works Steam Donkey

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto477
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Steam Donkey."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Steam Donkey."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.13
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Vancouver Engineering Works Donkey Engine

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto478
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey engine placed on the side of railway tracks. Superimposed with a transparency onto the photograph is an explanation of the engine, not entirely legible, however, indicating that this 10' x 15' double cylinder engine was built by the Vancouver Engineering Works. An ann…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey engine placed on the side of railway tracks. Superimposed with a transparency onto the photograph is an explanation of the engine, not entirely legible, however, indicating that this 10' x 15' double cylinder engine was built by the Vancouver Engineering Works. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - 10 x 15 Donkey Engine."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.14
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Vancouver Engineering Works Donkey Engine Piston

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto480
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the piston on a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - detail of piston on donkey engine."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the piston on a steam donkey. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - detail of piston on donkey engine."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
HV978.14.16
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Steam Donkey

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto481
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey against a white background. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Steam Donkey."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey against a white background. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Steam Donkey."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.17
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Vancouver Engineering Works Steam Donkey

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto483
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey against a white background. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Steam Donkey."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam donkey against a white background. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Vancouver Engineering Works - Steam Donkey."
Subjects
Public Services - Public Works
Names
Vancouver Engineering Works Limited
Accession Code
HV978.14.19
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Electrician on aircraft carrier

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto3727
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[196-]
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.8 x 21.6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harold Winch with two men on board an aircraft carrier. One man's nametag says "W Dupre." This may be the aircraft carrier "Bonny" identified in photograph BV013.12.91. This photograph may be related to Harold Winch's work on one of three defence committees during the 1960s.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV013.12
Series
Photographs
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.8 x 21.6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harold Winch with two men on board an aircraft carrier. One man's nametag says "W Dupre." This may be the aircraft carrier "Bonny" identified in photograph BV013.12.91. This photograph may be related to Harold Winch's work on one of three defence committees during the 1960s.
Subjects
Public Services - Military Services
Names
Winch, Harold
Accession Code
BV013.12.84
Date
[196-]
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph is a part of original scrapbook Item BV013.12.11
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Briefing room on aircraft carrier "Bonny"

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto3734
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[196-]
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.8 x 21.6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of men seated in rows. Harold Winch can be seen in the last row. This photograph may be related to Winch's work on one of three defence committees during the 1960s. This may be the same aircraft carrier pictured in photograph BV013.12.84.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV013.12
Series
Photographs
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.8 x 21.6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of men seated in rows. Harold Winch can be seen in the last row. This photograph may be related to Winch's work on one of three defence committees during the 1960s. This may be the same aircraft carrier pictured in photograph BV013.12.84.
Subjects
Public Services - Military Services
Names
Winch, Harold
Accession Code
BV013.12.91
Date
[196-]
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph is a part of original scrapbook Item BV013.12.11
Images
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[Harold Winch on board a Canadian Navy craft]

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto3740
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[196-]
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.4 x 16.8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harold Winch and a man in military uniform, on board what may be a Canadian Navy craft. This photograph may be related to Winch's work on one of three defence committees during the 1960s.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV013.12
Series
Photographs
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.4 x 16.8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harold Winch and a man in military uniform, on board what may be a Canadian Navy craft. This photograph may be related to Winch's work on one of three defence committees during the 1960s.
Subjects
Public Services - Military Services
Names
Winch, Harold
Royal Canadian Navy
Accession Code
BV013.12.97
Date
[196-]
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph is a part of original scrapbook Item BV013.12.11
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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of the people in their neighbourhood; Lubbock, McCaffey, Harrolds, Peers, Hill, Woodward. Blythe discusses the postal system of the time in some detail.
Date Range
1930
Length
0:10:15
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of the people in their neighbourhood; Lubbock, McCaffey, Harrolds, Peers, Hill, Woodward. Blythe discusses the postal system of the time in some detail.
Date Range
1930
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:10:15
Subject
Public Services - Postal Services
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-08_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Interview with John Burton by Jim Wolf - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory228
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's amusing story of a Gifford's Jewelry store robbery and of bootlegging in Burnaby.
Date Range
1935
Length
0:09:26
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's amusing story of a Gifford's Jewelry store robbery and of bootlegging in Burnaby.
Date Range
1935
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:26
Subject
Public Services - Policing
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Burton conducted by Jim Wolf on March 4, 1987 in New Westminster. Major themes include New Westminster businesses and his grandfather's newspaper.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:45:27
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-5_ Track_5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with John Burton by Jim Wolf

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Pioneer Days interviews September 22, 1971 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory269
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Elise Wilson's memories of her family life during the early days of Burnaby, mentioning her mother Annie Walmsley Wilson. Elsie is being interviewed in front of an audience at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum). The audience briefly discusses Burnab…
Date Range
1899-1910
Length
0:03:26
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Elise Wilson's memories of her family life during the early days of Burnaby, mentioning her mother Annie Walmsley Wilson. Elsie is being interviewed in front of an audience at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum). The audience briefly discusses Burnaby's early water supply.
Date Range
1899-1910
Length
0:03:26
Name
Wilson, Annie Walmsley
Subject
Public Services - Utilities
Interview Date
September 22, 1971
Scope and Content
Recording is of interviews with Lillian May (Davies) Jones, Ada Evelyn (Lewis) Groves, Lillian Frederica (Lewis) Porter, and Elsie Wilson during the Pioneer Days celebration at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum) on September 22, 1971. Major themes discussed are: personal memories and occupations of interviewees family members.
Biographical Notes
Lillian May Davies was born June 28, 1891 to George and Rachel (Mills) Davies. She was one of four children. George Davies married Rachel Mills September 12, 1888 in Winnipeg and headed west to make their home. George’s brother Richard Davies had already bought property at the corner of 16th Street and 3rd Avenue (now 12th Avenue) when Rachel and George moved in and built a house next door. George Davies went to work for Gilley Bros. Logging Co. in Burnaby. Lillian May Davies married John Henry Jones on July 29, 1909 at the Methodist Church in Burnaby which had opened only a few weeks before (the Joneses were the first couple to be married there). Their reception was held in the Davies’ family garden. On June 3, 1910, Lillian and John’s first child, Arnold Jones was born. In 1919 they adopted their second child, John Sheldon Jones whose birth parents had died of influenza. John and Lillian built a home on the lot next to Lillian’s parents and lived there for forty-eight years. After her husband’s death in 1956, Lillian moved one lot over and remained living there for over twenty years. Lillian May (Davies) Jones died in Surrey on June 24, 1981 at the age of eighty-nine for over twenty years. Lillian May (Davies) Jones died in Surrey on June 24, 1981 at the age of eighty-nine. Ada Evelyn Lewis was born on September 11, 1899. She was one of nine Lewis children. Ada's father came to Victoria BC from San Francisco. He met his wife in Victoria and moved to New Westminster where he was a typesetter on the first edition of the Columbian newspaper. He continued to work for the Columbian until his retirement. Her family owned the East Burnaby Fruit Farm at 17th Avenue between 2nd and 4th Street where they harvested apples, plums and pears. Ada attended East Burnaby School in 1905 and remembers being a pupil of Miss Draper. Ada E. Lewis married and became Mrs. Ada Evelyn Groves. Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis was born in 1896 to William Henry and Emma (Smith) Lewis at the family farm at 4th Street and 18th Avenue. The family grew to nine, eldest to youngest; Albert, Lizzie, Minnie, Walter, Ernest, Lillie and Evelyn. Lillie’s mother, Emma (Smith) had the distinction of being the first girl of European descent to be born at Fort Victoria. Lillie’s father, William Henry Lewis helped to print the very first edition of the Vancouver Province in 1898. Lillie attended Douglas Road School and remembers being a pupil of Ellen Lister. Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis married Bertie Blaine Porter at Lulu Island on November 7, 1918. They lived in Vancouver for a short time before returning to Burnaby to raise their four children. For most of his working life Bert operated a steam roller for the municipality. Lillian Frederica (Lewis) Porter died May 18, 1988 at the age of ninety-two. Elsie Wilson was born August 16, 1898 to Annie and her second husband William Wilson. Annie’s first husband Samuel W Walmsley died December 20, 1895 at the age of thirty-five, leaving Annie a widow at twenty-seven with two young children Annie age four and Samuel age six. Annie Walmsley married her second husband William Wilson on April 17, 1897. Elsie attended West Burnaby public school (later Kingsway West elementary) and remembers picking raspberries at various Burnaby farms for seven seasons.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:24:19
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Interviewee Name
Jones, Lillian May Davies
Wilson, Elsie
Porter, Lillie Lewis
Groves, Ada Evelyn Lewis
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-020_Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track four of recording of Pioneer Days interviews

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Interview with William J. Copeland by Rod Fowler February 18, 1990 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's training as a firefighter in the Federal Fire Service at the Wireless Station in Delta, and his career in Burnaby, mainly at Control Station.
Date Range
1953-1990
Length
00:02:44
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's training as a firefighter in the Federal Fire Service at the Wireless Station in Delta, and his career in Burnaby, mainly at Control Station.
Date Range
1953-1990
Photo Info
Mayor Bill Copeland cutting the ribbon for the opening of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts accompanied by Jack and Doris Shadbolt and Councillors Doug Drummond and Derek Corrigan, 1995. Item no. 535-0067
Length
00:02:44
Subject
Public Services - Fire Protection
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 18, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with former Burnaby Mayor William J. Copeland conducted by Rod Fowler. Bill Copeland was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Bill Copeland’s education, career and experience as a Burnaby firefighter from 1955 to 1987, and his work for the union International Association of Fire Fighters. He talks about his early family life in Burnaby and Vancouver, war service, training with the Federal Fire Service, the organizations he has belonged to, and the careers of his three children. He briefly talks about Burnaby politics and his unexpected election to Mayor of Burnaby. Major themes of the interview, described by track: Track 1: Organizations - Unions; Public Services - Fire Protection; International Association of Fire Fighters; Track 2: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 3: Elections; Track 4: family history and education; Track 5: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 6: Elections
Biographical Notes
William John (Bill) Copeland (1927-2002) was born in Vancouver May 19, 1927. As a young child he lived with his parents on Southwood Street in South Burnaby on a chicken ranch. Bill’s father was a miner and was often away from home. The family moved to Pioneer Mines at Bridge River for a few years and then moved back to Vancouver in 1941 when his father contracted silicosis. Bill served in the navy for about a year near the end of WWII, was in the Canadian Merchant Marine and worked as a pipe fitter, before beginning his career as a fire fighter. He trained with the Federal Fire Service and worked two years at the Wireless Station in Delta. In 1955 he started work as Fire Fighter No. 53 in Burnaby, retiring 33 years later in 1987. Most of his career was spent at the Control Station or Number 1 Firehall, first located at Wiilingdon and Hastings (now No.5 Station) and later on Sperling near Canada Way. Bill worked as a first aid instructor, eventually moving into the training office, and retired as assistant chief. In 1987, shortly after retiring, Bill was asked to run for Mayor for the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). Much to his surprise he won. He served with distinction for three terms (1987-1996). Bill, his wife Ruth, and their three children, Doug and Dan (both firefighters) and Emily (a teacher), lived in North Burnaby on Cliff Avenue, the family home for about 35 years. Bill was active in many organizations including the Cliff Avenue soccer organization, St. John Ambulance, Burnaby Red Cross, and CNIB, among others. He began representing firefighters locally in the International Association of Fire Fighters in the early 1960s, eventually becoming President of the provincial association and then Vice President of the 6th District representing Western Canada.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:25:35
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Interviewee Name
Copeland, William J
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and business computerization in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-013_Track_2
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with William J. Copeland

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Interview with William J. Copeland by Rod Fowler February 18, 1990 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory439
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about particular fires that Bill remembers, the kinds of calls attended, and the stress caused by some of the calls and the shift work.
Date Range
1955-1986
Length
00:06:41
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about particular fires that Bill remembers, the kinds of calls attended, and the stress caused by some of the calls and the shift work.
Date Range
1955-1986
Photo Info
Mayor Bill Copeland cutting the ribbon for the opening of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts accompanied by Jack and Doris Shadbolt and Councillors Doug Drummond and Derek Corrigan, 1995. Item no. 535-0067
Length
00:06:41
Subject
Public Services - Fire Protection
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 18, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with former Burnaby Mayor William J. Copeland conducted by Rod Fowler. Bill Copeland was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Bill Copeland’s education, career and experience as a Burnaby firefighter from 1955 to 1987, and his work for the union International Association of Fire Fighters. He talks about his early family life in Burnaby and Vancouver, war service, training with the Federal Fire Service, the organizations he has belonged to, and the careers of his three children. He briefly talks about Burnaby politics and his unexpected election to Mayor of Burnaby. Major themes of the interview, described by track: Track 1: Organizations - Unions; Public Services - Fire Protection; International Association of Fire Fighters; Track 2: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 3: Elections; Track 4: family history and education; Track 5: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 6: Elections
Biographical Notes
William John (Bill) Copeland (1927-2002) was born in Vancouver May 19, 1927. As a young child he lived with his parents on Southwood Street in South Burnaby on a chicken ranch. Bill’s father was a miner and was often away from home. The family moved to Pioneer Mines at Bridge River for a few years and then moved back to Vancouver in 1941 when his father contracted silicosis. Bill served in the navy for about a year near the end of WWII, was in the Canadian Merchant Marine and worked as a pipe fitter, before beginning his career as a fire fighter. He trained with the Federal Fire Service and worked two years at the Wireless Station in Delta. In 1955 he started work as Fire Fighter No. 53 in Burnaby, retiring 33 years later in 1987. Most of his career was spent at the Control Station or Number 1 Firehall, first located at Wiilingdon and Hastings (now No.5 Station) and later on Sperling near Canada Way. Bill worked as a first aid instructor, eventually moving into the training office, and retired as assistant chief. In 1987, shortly after retiring, Bill was asked to run for Mayor for the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). Much to his surprise he won. He served with distinction for three terms (1987-1996). Bill, his wife Ruth, and their three children, Doug and Dan (both firefighters) and Emily (a teacher), lived in North Burnaby on Cliff Avenue, the family home for about 35 years. Bill was active in many organizations including the Cliff Avenue soccer organization, St. John Ambulance, Burnaby Red Cross, and CNIB, among others. He began representing firefighters locally in the International Association of Fire Fighters in the early 1960s, eventually becoming President of the provincial association and then Vice President of the 6th District representing Western Canada.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:25:35
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Interviewee Name
Copeland, William J
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and business computerization in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-013_Track_5
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with William J. Copeland

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Interview with Allan Nixon by Rod Fowler February 21, 1990 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory468
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the purchase and location of the first fire hydrants in Burnaby by the Waterworks Department, and about disputes about the areas covered by adjacent fire departments, in particular who covered District Lot 172 between Burnaby and New Westminster.
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:05:26
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the purchase and location of the first fire hydrants in Burnaby by the Waterworks Department, and about disputes about the areas covered by adjacent fire departments, in particular who covered District Lot 172 between Burnaby and New Westminster.
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:05:26
Subject
Public Services - Fire Protection
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 21, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Al Nixon, conducted by Rod Fowler. Al Nixon was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about the history and operations of the Burnaby Fire Department from its beginning in 1911 to 1990, and Al Nixon’s stories about the various ways photographs, records and artifacts about the department were collected and saved. The interview takes place while looking at photographs, but the information is clear nonetheless (His photographs have been deposited in the Burnaby Archives). Al Nixon also talks about his father's career as a firefighter, and about his Douglas grandparents and their home “The Gables” [Seven Gables] and neighbourhood in Burquitlam. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Al Nixon was born in New Westminster Feb. 8, 1936, the son of Provincial Fire Marshal Basil Nixon (1904-1975) and Agnes Douglas (1909-?). His mother’s family immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1922 and lived in a large ca. 1900 home in Burquitlam at 9957 Sullivan Road called “Seven Gables” (recently demolished). His grandfather Thomas Douglas, a Coquitlam Councillor and Socialist, was murdered in 1934 in his North Road service station. Al Nixon began his career as a firefighter with the Burnaby Fire Department in 1957, eventually becoming Deputy Fire Chief Operations in 1987 and Fire Chief in 1991, before retiring in 1993. In the mid 1980's Al Nixon became interested in the department’s history after finding a photograph scrapbook at one of the firehalls. It was in very bad condition but he recognized its value and began a project to collect and save photographs, artifacts and stories about the Burnaby Fire Department, a 6 month project that turned into years. The photographs and information gathered by Al Nixon became part of Douglas Penn’s book “Follow that Fire: the history of the Burnaby Fire Department”.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:43:35
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Interviewee Name
Nixon, Al
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-014_Track_5
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with Al Nixon

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Interview with Allan Nixon by Rod Fowler February 21, 1990 - Track 6

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Al Nixon describing his work as Deputy Fire Chief and some of the challenges facing the department: the need for more and better equipment and halls to address fires in new kinds of structures (e.g. Metrotown parkade) and growing areas
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:05:58
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Al Nixon describing his work as Deputy Fire Chief and some of the challenges facing the department: the need for more and better equipment and halls to address fires in new kinds of structures (e.g. Metrotown parkade) and growing areas
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:05:58
Subject
Public Services - Fire Protection
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 21, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Al Nixon, conducted by Rod Fowler. Al Nixon was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about the history and operations of the Burnaby Fire Department from its beginning in 1911 to 1990, and Al Nixon’s stories about the various ways photographs, records and artifacts about the department were collected and saved. The interview takes place while looking at photographs, but the information is clear nonetheless (His photographs have been deposited in the Burnaby Archives). Al Nixon also talks about his father's career as a firefighter, and about his Douglas grandparents and their home “The Gables” [Seven Gables] and neighbourhood in Burquitlam. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Al Nixon was born in New Westminster Feb. 8, 1936, the son of Provincial Fire Marshal Basil Nixon (1904-1975) and Agnes Douglas (1909-?). His mother’s family immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1922 and lived in a large ca. 1900 home in Burquitlam at 9957 Sullivan Road called “Seven Gables” (recently demolished). His grandfather Thomas Douglas, a Coquitlam Councillor and Socialist, was murdered in 1934 in his North Road service station. Al Nixon began his career as a firefighter with the Burnaby Fire Department in 1957, eventually becoming Deputy Fire Chief Operations in 1987 and Fire Chief in 1991, before retiring in 1993. In the mid 1980's Al Nixon became interested in the department’s history after finding a photograph scrapbook at one of the firehalls. It was in very bad condition but he recognized its value and began a project to collect and save photographs, artifacts and stories about the Burnaby Fire Department, a 6 month project that turned into years. The photographs and information gathered by Al Nixon became part of Douglas Penn’s book “Follow that Fire: the history of the Burnaby Fire Department”.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:43:35
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Interviewee Name
Nixon, Al
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-014_Track_6
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track six of interview with Al Nixon

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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s three years working for the BC Provincial Police in Burnaby. He describes the communication and transportation challenges that separated neighbourhoods in Burnaby, and what the area looked like around his first house on Portland Street.
Date Range
1947-1950
Length
00:05:23
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s three years working for the BC Provincial Police in Burnaby. He describes the communication and transportation challenges that separated neighbourhoods in Burnaby, and what the area looked like around his first house on Portland Street.
Date Range
1947-1950
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:05:23
Name
Burnaby Police Department
Subject
Public Services - Policing
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Don
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_1
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track one of interview with Don Brown

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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s first foot patrol area in the Royal Oak, Jubilee, McKay and Kingsway areas and about the difficulties responding to calls due to poor communication equipment, gaps in the road network, and inconsistent house numbers. He also talks about the size of…
Date Range
1947-1950
Length
00:05:19
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s first foot patrol area in the Royal Oak, Jubilee, McKay and Kingsway areas and about the difficulties responding to calls due to poor communication equipment, gaps in the road network, and inconsistent house numbers. He also talks about the size of the force and lack of office support.
Date Range
1947-1950
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:05:19
Name
Burnaby Police Department
Subject
Public Services - Policing
Crimes
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Marlborough Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Don
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_2
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track two of interview with Don Brown

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