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Visual : Moving Images : DVDs

Series consists of DVD transfers from original films and videocassettes, several of which were acquired by the GRCA from donors. Includes transfers of original films made by Hugh Templin, a GRCA commissioner. During the 1940s, Templin took footage of the construction phases of the Shand Dam, near Belwood, Ont. and its subsequent opening and early operation. DVD transfers of slide-show presentations of Grand River Conservation Authority Annual Reports, and Special Recognition Awards.

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GRCA Prologue, 1976; Galt Flood, April 6, 1929.

Consists of a DVD transfer of a two 16 mm films: GRCA prologue / Summit Film Productions Limited [for the Grand River Conservation Authority.] - [Reproduced 1978 (originally created 1929)]. and Galt flood, April 6, 1929 : original material for master and working print. - 1929.

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Galt flood, 1929.

Copy prints of the 1929 flood in Galt, and also in Blair. Also includes eight original photographs taken by [?] MacGregor accompanied by relevant correspondence.

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Grand River Conservation Authority fonds.

Fonds consists of records relating to the administration and operation of the Grand River Conservation Authority and its predecessors, the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Grand Valley Conservation Authority, from 1966 to 2006. Includes clippings, correspondence, minutes, visual and sound materials, reports and studies, maps, etc.

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Shand and Conestogo reservoirs before dams were constructed.

One binder containing photographs, maps and illustrations removed from publications, and pages of historical text (ts. carbon). Sections are as follows:

  1. Photographs of the City of Galt, 1929-1947, especially concerned with spring flooding (16);
  2. Photographs of roads and farms, townships of Maryborough and Peel, Conestogo Dam (65);
  3. Photographs of roads, township of West Garafraxa, Belwood Reservoir (Shand Dam) (26);
  4. Pictures taken from Map of Township of Nicol. (1 leaf of text, 3 pages illustrations removed from an unidentified publication);
  5. Partial history of the Grand River Watershed, p. 7, 8, 9, 10, 12.

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Memorandum on interview with Department of Health.

Consists of a ts. memorandum of interview with Department of Health representatives, which may have been prepared by the Grand River Valley Boards of Trade. The memorandum concerns industrial pollution and sewage disposal on the Grand River in relation to public health and safety.

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Grand River Valley Boards of Trade : Minutes, December 12, 1930 to August 30, 1933.

Consists of ts. minutes of meetings of the Grand River Valley Boards of Trade including reports of committees, contained in a binder. Also includes newsclippings and correspondence.

Inserted in the binder are ts. (photoreproduction) of correspondence from J.L. Morris and James Mackintosh to the Secretary of the Grand River Valley Boards of Trade, April 18, 1934; ts.(carbon copy) undated report titled : Estimated Cost of the Waldemar Dam; and ts.(photoreproduction) report concerning Grand River Conservation Records by the Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario Engineering Department, August 13, 1938.

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Conserving the waters of the Grand River : a necessary public work, June, 1936 / by Grand River Conservation Commission.

Consists of a published booklet titled, Conserving the waters of the Grand River : a necessary public work, by the Grand River Conservation Commission, June, 1936. The booklet reviews the GRCC's general plan for conservation of waters of the Grand River, particularly its proposals to establish reservoirs upon the upper reaches of the Grand River and its tributaries. Accompanying the publication is a cover letter from William Philip, Chairman, Grand River Conservation Commission to an unidentified recipient, dated August 19, 193

Inserted in the booklet are : printed itinerary titled, "Route of Trip Along Grand River," by the Grand River Valley Boards of Trade, Thursday, September 24, 1931, which lists proposed dam sites from Kitchener, Ont. to Grand Valley, Ont. to be visited by the Grand River Valley Boards of Trade members; ts.(photocopy) [draft?] of a periodical titled, Our Valley : Grand Valley Conservation Authority, Vol.1, no.2 (June, 1954): 1-4; and
*Department of Planning & Development pamphlet titled Conestogo Dam and Reservoir, which includes background information and map of the proposed dam site. The words, Turning of the first sod, May 30, 1955 have been handwritten on the pamphlet.

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Resources : GRCA Library

Contents Works in the GRCA library deemed to be "unpublished". Topics include Watershed Studies (01), Channel Improvements (02), Dykes (03), Erosion Control (04, Stream Flow Data (05), Water Quality (06), Reservoirs (07), Conservation Areas (11), Master Plans and Studies (13), Recreation (16), Floodline Studies (21), Special Events (32), Nature Centres (33), Meetings (42), Water Resources Planning and Management (W01), Engineering Reports (W02), Environmental Studies (W04), Reference Books (W08), Land Resources Planning and Management (W09).

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Publications

Series consists of records relating to the planning, history and accomplishments of conservation work on the Grand River watershed. Includes publication files and a working file for a publication issued by the GRCC and the GRCA between 1936 and 1989.

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Grand River Drainage Basin : blackline map.

Blackline map of the Grand River Drainage Basin prepared by the Hydraulic Department of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario. The map has been marked in pencil crayon to show the outline of the Grand River and its tributaries.

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Clippings : 1932-1959 : Hugh Templin scrapbook.

Consists of a binder containing clippings from the collection of Hugh Templin, member of the Grand River Conservation Commission and editor of the Fergus News Record. The clippings concern various aspects of the history and development of the Grand River Conservation Commission. Also present is a copy print of a photograph of members of the Grand River Conservation Commission, February 16, 1957.

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Publicity : Clippings : Originals : Large Scrapbooks 1932-1971

Series consists of spiral-bound volumes and scrapbooks of original and photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to the activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission, Grand Valley Conservation Authority and Grand River Conservation Authority. The materials are organized chronologically; scrapbooks of clippings devoted to particular events such as floods on the Grand River are present.

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William H. Breithaupt : letter to William Philip, June 20, 1932.

Consists of a ts. letter from W.H. Breithaupt to William Philip, Chairman, Flood Prevention Committee, Grand River Valley Boards of Trade, dated June 20, 1932. The letter contains comments from W.E. Breithaupt, who was a member of the Grand River Valley Boards of Trade, regarding a Department of Lands and Forest report concerning Grand River drainage. Also present is a cover page of a Department of Lands and Forest report titled, Report on Grand River Drainage, (Toronto, 1932).

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Grand River Valley Boards of Trade : Development Committee : report, August 29, 1933.

Consists of a ts.(photocopy) report submitted to the President of the Grand River Valley Boards of Trade by the Development Committee, probably for presentation at a Grand River Valley Boards of Trade meeting on August 30, 1933 The report is in the form of an unsigned letter; Committee reports normally accompanied the GRVBT minutes of meetings. The report concerns river flow and sewage disposal on the Grand River.

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Report on Grand River conservation project.

Consists of a ts. (photoreproduction) Report on Grand River Conservation Project by T. H. Hogg, Chief Hydraulic Engineer, Hydro-Electric Power Commission and L.V. Rorke, Surveyor General of Ontario, submitted to Hon. William Finlayson, M.P.P, Minister of Lands and Forests. The report concerns technical aspects and costs estimates for a proposed Waldemar dam project under consideration by the Grand River Conservation Commission.

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Report on Grand River conservation project.

Consists of a ts. (photoreproduction) Report on Grand River Conservation Project by T. H. Hogg, Chief Hydraulic Engineer, Hydro-Electric Power Commission and L.V. Rorke, Surveyor General of Ontario, submitted to Hon. William Finlayson, M.P.P, Minister of Lands and Forests. The report concerns technical aspects and costs estimates for a proposed Waldemar dam project under consideration by the Grand River Conservation Commission.

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Clippings : 1939-1952 : scrapbook : Shand Dam fiftieth anniversary working file.

Edition of the Fergus News Record, August 6, 1942 concerning the opening of the Shand Dam; correspondence and ts. (photocopy)draft of article which appears to have been collated in preparation for the fiftieth anniversary of the completion of the Shand Dam. Also contains a clipping and correspondence concerning a disaster relief program established in Brantford, Ont. in 1954
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Some facts about the Grand River Valley.

Consists of ts.(photocopy) of a report submitted in the form of an undated letter from W.H. Philip, Grand River Conservation Commission Chairman to Hon. Mitchell F. Hepburn, Premier of Ontario. The report concerns flood control measures for the Grand River basin and apportionment of provincial, federal and municipal fiscal responsibility.

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Minute Book no. 1, April 20, 1934 to May 27, 1938.

Consists of minutes of meetings of the Grand River Conservation Commission pasted into a bound volume. Also includes minutes of the annual meeting of the Grand River Conservation Commission, March 3, 1937.
Also present are copies of reports, cost estimates for the Waldemar Dam project, and correspondence.

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Organization and Administration

Series consists of records concerning the organizational structure and functions of the Grand River Conservation Authority and its predecessors, the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Grand Valley Conservation Authority. Includes lists of organization members.

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Waldemar Dam : cost estimates.

Consists of ts.(carbon copy) cost estimates for the proposed Waldemar Dam reported by the Grand River Conservation Commission on August 31, 1936. Also includes a document titled "Estimated Cost of the Waldemar Dam," prepared by the Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario, ca. 1934.

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Some facts about the Grand River Valley.

Consists of ts.(photocopy) of a report submitted in the form of an undated letter from W.H. Philip, Grand River Conservation Commission Chairman to Hon. Mitchell F. Hepburn, Premier of Ontario. The report concerns flood control measures for the Grand River basin and apportionment of provincial, federal and municipal fiscal responsibility.

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Chicopee, 1935-36 and early 1940s.

Consists of a videocassette transfer
of a film of skiers at the Chicopee Ski Club, Kitchener, Ont. as it appeared in 1935-36 and in the early 1940s. The maker of the film is identified as Norman Schneider on the original listing provided by the GRCA.

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Visual : Photographs : Corporate

Series consists of photographs depicting GRCA corporate activities, events and personnel. Many of these had originally been located in other series; they were pulled by GRCA personnel from other files and grouped in new folders for an undetermined purpose.

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Chicopee, 1935-36 and early 1940s.

Consists of a DVD transfer from a videocassette of a film of skiers at the Chicopee Ski Club, Kitchener, Ont. as it appeared in 1935-36 and in the early 1940s. The maker of the film is identified as Norman Schneider on the original listing provided by the GRCA.

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Publicity : Articles and Essays 1936-1988

Series consists of spiral-bound volumes and scrapbooks of original and photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to the activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission, Grand Valley Conservation Authority and Grand River Conservation Authority. The materials are organized chronologically; scrapbooks of clippings devoted to particular events such as floods on the Grand River are present.

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Miscellaneous.

Consists of materials relating to the early history of the Grand River Conservation Commission and the development of the Grand River Conservation Authority.

Includes newspaper clippings, including two articles by Hugh Templin (1966), ms. notes by an unidentified author concerning the development of the GRCC from 1931 to 1946, four negatives in an envelope labelled "Drayton: Conestogo river, May 22, 1952," an advance proof of a cover page of a publication titled : Flood Control in Southwestern Ontario, and a pamphlet by the Grand Valley Group of Engineers titled : A Plan to Grow Wealth and Eliminate Waste, 1936.

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Publicity : Clippings : Originals : Loose 1936-1987

Series consists of spiral-bound volumes and scrapbooks of original and photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to the activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission, Grand Valley Conservation Authority and Grand River Conservation Authority. The materials are organized chronologically; scrapbooks of clippings devoted to particular events such as floods on the Grand River are present.

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Shand Dam construction, 1937-1939.

Consists of a DVD transfer of a videocassette of 8 mm film footage of the construction of the Shand Dam, near Belwood, Ont. The footage was probably taken by Hugh Templin, GRCA commissioner and editor of the Fergus News Record.

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Visual : Moving Images : Videocassettes : Transfers from Film

Consists of videocassette transfers from original films, several of which were acquired by the GRCA from donors. Includes transfers of original films made by Hugh Templin, a GRCA commissioner. During the 1940s, Templin took footage of the construction phases of the Shand Dam, near Belwood, Ont. and its subsequent opening and early operation.

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Shand Dam construction, 1937-1939.

Consists of a videocassette transfer of 8 mm film footage of the construction of the Shand Dam, near Belwood, Ont. The footage was probably taken by Hugh Templin, GRCA Commissioner and editor of the Fergus News Record.

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William H. Breithaupt and Grand River Control.

Consists of ts. (photocopy) of what appears to be a chapter section transcribed from the book History of Kitchener by William V. Uttley. The material details William H. Breithaupt's early interests and activities in flood control and water regulation of the Grand.

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William H. Breithaupt and Grand River Control.

Consists of ts. (photocopy) of what appears to be a chapter section transcribed from the book History of Kitchener by William V. Uttley. The material details William H. Breithaupt's early interests and activities in flood control and water regulation of the Grand.

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Minute Book no. 2, May 19, 1938 to January 26, 1942.

Consists of ts. minutes of meetings of the Grand River Conservation Commission pasted into a bound volume. Includes minutes of annual meetings of the GRCC, 1939-1941. Minutes for May 19 and May 27, 1938, respectively, are duplicated in GRCC Minute Book no. 1.
Also present are copies of statements of accounts, and correspondence.

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Executive Committee minutes, April 21, 1939 to March 7, 1942

Consists of ts. minutes of the Executive Committee of the Grand River Conservation Commission pasted into a bound volume.

Also present are: correspondence from the Executive Committee to the Chairman and Members of the Grand River Conservation Commission; a printed copy of Province of Ontario legislation entitled An Act to Provide for the Conservation of Water in the Grand River Valley, 1938 which defined the powers of the Grand River Conservation Commission and established the guidelines for selection and composition of the Executive Committee; printed muncipal voting lists from West Garafaxa township, 1942; and a packet of cancelled cheques dated January to November, 1941.

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Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario : Engineering Department : memorandum : Grand River Conservation project, June 16, 1938.

Consists of a ts. (photoreproduction) of a memorandum of an investigation by the Hydro-Electric Commission concerning alternative dam sites on the Grand River above Fergus, Ont. Includes a covering letter by O. Holden, Chief Hydraulic Engineer, Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, Engineering Department.

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Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario : Engineering Department : memorandum and report.

Consists consists of a ts. (photoreproduction) of a memorandum of an investigation by the Hydro-Electric Commission dated June 16, 1938, concerning alternative dam sites on the Grand River above Fergus, Ont. Includes a covering letter by O. Holden, Chief Hydraulic Engineer, Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, Engineering Department.

Also includes a ts.(photoreproduction) report by the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, Engineering Department, showing yearly minimum flow levels measured at various points on the Grand River, 1914-1936. The report is accompanied by a covering letter by O. Holden dated August 13, 1938.

Also present is a letter from the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests Surveys Branch to the Grand River Conservation Commission, dated February 23, 1939 concerning cost allotment by municipality for improvements to the Grand River.

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Conference on river valley development.

Consists of records relating to a conference titled Conference on River Valley Development in Southern Ontario, sponsored by the Ontario Department of Planning and Development, held in London, Ontario, October 13 and 14, 1944. Includes printed conference programme, newsclipping, ts.[drafts and final?] conference paper on Grand River conservation prepared by E.F.Roberts, Secretary-Treasurer, Grand River Conservation Commission, October 13, 1944, and ts. conference resolutions.

Also present are : an advanced proof of a publication titled, Flood Control in Southwestern Ontario, containing papers presented at the annual meetings of the Institute in London, Ont., February 2, 1938; and an article from The Star Weekly, March 18, 1939, titled, "Battling Old Man River," by R.C.Reade, concerning plans to build the Shand Dam on the Grand River.

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Flood control : special issue of The Engineering Journal, February, 1938.

Consists of an issue of the periodical, Engineering Journal, Vol. XX1, no. 2 (February, 1938), devoted to flood control measures and water flow issues in southwestern Ontario, including the Grand River Water Basin. Accompanying the periodical is an Ontario Department of Planning Development memorandum from A.E.K. Bunnell to A.H. Richardson, Conservation Branch.

Also present is a photocopy of an obituary of A.H. Richardson, December 27, 1971 and a periodical article by P.C. Perry titled : "Stream Control in relation to droughts and floods," The Engineering Journal, June, 1939 : 269-274.

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Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario : Engineering Department : memorandum : Grand River Conservation project, June 16, 1938.

Consists of a ts. (photoreproduction) of a memorandum of an investigation by the Hydro-Electric Commission concerning alternative dam sites on the Grand River above Fergus, Ont. Includes a covering letter by O. Holden, Chief Hydraulic Engineer, Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, Engineering Department.

Also includes a ts.(photoreproduction) report by the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, Engineering Department, showing yearly minimum flow levels measured at various points on the Grand River, 1914-1936. The report is accompanied by a covering letter by O. Holden dated August 13, 1938.

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Grand River Conservation Authority : Ayr Reservoir Project, 1973.

Consists of ts. report concerning a proposed reservoir at Ayr, Ont. Includes photocopies of maps showing present land use, soil types and soil classification. Also includes a copy of a letter from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to the GRCA, dated July 10, 1974, regarding flood control benefits of the Ayr Reservoir. Also present are photoreproductions of Grand River Conservation Commission Graphs showing Mean Daily Flows in the Grand River for the Water Years ending 1948-September, 1973.

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Grand River Conservation Commission : specifications for foundation exploration.

Consists of ts.(carbon copy) specification document prepared by H.G. Acres, Chief Engineer [H.G. Acres and Company Limited, Niagara Falls, Ont.] for the Grand River Conservation Commission concerning exploration of the foundations of proposed dam sites on the Grand River, including the probable site of the Shand Dam near the village of Belwood, Ont.

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Shand Dam construction and royal visit, 1939.

Consists of DVD transfer of videocassette of 8 mm film footage of the construction of the Shand Dam near Belwood, Ont. and of the disembarking of HRH George VI and Queen Elizabeth from the royal train at Guelph, Ont. in 1939. The film was made by Ron Muller.

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Assessment of municipalities benefiting by the works of the Grand River Conservation Commission, July 31, 1939.

Consists of a ts.(photocopy) report dated July 31, 1939 by James Mackintosh [Grand River Conservation Commission?] to Frank P. Adams, Secretary-Treasurer of the Grand River Conservation Commission. The report is in the form of a letter and details the history and development of the GRCC and assessments of the financial benefits and costs accruing to various communities in the Grand River Valley from GRCA sewage disposal, flood prevention and water supply activities.

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Visual : Moving Images : Films : Hugh Templin

Series consists of films acquired from Hugh Templin, GRCA Commissioner and editor of the Fergus News Record, which depict various stages of the Shand Dam construction as well as footage from Elora, Belwood and Fergus, Ontario during the 1940s and 1950s.

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Administration : Financial Files

Series consists of sundry records relating to financial administration and operation of the GRCA and its predecessors. Includes assessment information, financial statements, an audit report and an insurance survey.

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Grand River Conservation Commission : report on improvement of the Grand River : part one : covering surveys and exploratory work, possible storage concentrations, recommended initial developments, low water flow, flood flow and supplementary storage capacity.

Consists of 1 volume ts.(carbon copy) report prepared by H.G. Acres, Chief Engineer, [H.G. Acres & Company Limited?] for the Grand River Conservation Commission concerning the investigation of dam sites on the upper Grand River. Includes a cover letter from H.G. Acres to F.P. Adams, Secretary-Treasurer of the Grand River Conservation, February 15, 1939.

Also present are blackline maps of the Grand River Valley and Luther Marsh Area, and blackline plans of Shand, Belwood and Pilkington Dam Sites. Also contains photographs of [core samples?] from the Shand, Belwood and Pilkington sites. A blueline drawing of the Conestogo Dam Foundation , No. 5, 1954 by H. Barnett, H.G. & Acres Co., Ltd., is inserted.

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Hugh Templin movies, no.2.

Consists of a videocassette transfer of 8 mm film footage including scenes of the CPR rail yards possibly in Elora or Fergus, Ont.; snow removal activities after a major snowstorm in an unidentified location, possibly Fergus, Ont.; and a building demolition. The footage was taken by Hugh Templin, GRCA Commissioner and editor of the Fergus News Record, Fergus, Ont.

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