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Roads Collection

Hornby Island Community Archives

R.G. 32 2019-03-04/68

Finding aid created by: Regan Fahey

Last Updated: March 2019

Title: Roads Collection

Level of description: collection

General material designation: textual records

Extent:13 cm

Creator(s): Departement of Public Works, Department of Highways, Hornby Island Residents and Ratepayers, George Cowie, Islands Trust, Betty Smith, Carol Martin, Advisory Planning Commission

Dates of creation: 1953-1980

Scope and content: The establishment and maintenance of the road system on Hornby Island.

Source of supplied title: Title is based on subject of the collection

Immediate source of acquision: All original accession date(s) and donor(s) are unknown as the Hornby Island Community Archives acquried the records several years prior to their being accessioned in 2019.

Arrangement: The original filing scheme of the records was reconstructed during archival arrangement on the basis of chronological order.

Language of materials: English

Record no.: R.G. 32

Repository: Hornby Island Community Archives

Finding aids: Finding aid available with file level control.

Related Group of Records: Many of the creators of the records found in this collection also created documents in the Hornby Island Residents and Ratepayers Collection (R.G 2), the Islands Trust Collection (R.G. 3) and in the Ferry Collection (R.G. 31)

Accurals: Further accurals are expected

File Inventory

Box 1

1-1 H.I.R.R.A : Correspondence, 1953-1959, 1962, 1965-1970

Re: conditions of road between Spit and Ford Cove, Farm Land Work Program – trade of land taxes owing for road work, concerns over excessive speed on roads, portions of Denman Island roads needing maintenance, request for road signs, grading equipment, possible relocation of Whaling Station Bay road with the potential to restrict public access to the beach and the objection to this proposal, request for public road to Big Tribune Bay, beach access roads, removal of cattle guard, appreciation for the good work of foreman George Cowie, feasibility of reopening the old road over Mount Geoffrey in light of the slide on the Goose (Shingle) Spit road (between Spit and Ford Cove), request for blacktopping the main road, oiling of the roads to hamper dust problem, cost estimate ($40,000) to construct road from Ford Cove to Shingle Spit, spraying of 2.4.D. to eradicate small alders at roads edge, and miscellaneous

1-2 Department of Highways : Correspondence and memorandums, 1966-1968, 1973-1978

Re: wage rates, Helliwell Park access road, oiling estimates, explosives storage and powder disposal, culverts, shelving of proposed road over mountain, paving, Little Tribune Bay lane, road signs, speed limits, widening of roads, build for Clinic road, subdivision roads, request for assistance with access road to Whaling Station Bay Improvement District fire shed, installations of culverts, gravel tenders, workers compensation inspection, snow removal, auxilary help, water reservoir security, relocation of portion of Sollans road, Ford Cove road conditions and miscellaneous

1-3 Department of Highways : Register of Roads, 1975

Re: includes Register of Roads, Summary of Road Class Milaeges and Details of Road

1-4 Advisory Planning Commission : Correspondence and notes, 1972, 1977, n.d

Re: concern over right-of-way clearing destroying the rural attractiveness of Island roads, consideration that increasing traffic on Hornby will necessitate a certain level of reconstruction of the roads, oiling and paving, personal memory aid of road names and area of the Island they are located

1-5 Islands Trust : minutes, notes and correspondence, 1975-1977, 1980

Re: minutes of meeting between Islands Trust and representatives of the Department of Highways concerning the subdivision approval process, Betty Smith’s handwritten notes on Islands Trust road guidelines, new road standards for Gulf Islands – in particualar for subdivisions, incorporation of road standards into community plan