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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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Grand River Conservation Commission : information meeting, March 20, 1964.

Consists of a ts. (photocopy) information package probably distributed in conjunction with an information meeting of the Grand River Conservation Commission, March 20, 1964 concerning the proposed Ayr and Montrose dams and reservoirs. The package provides an overview of the purpose and responsibilities of the Grand River Conservation Commission together with statistical information and maps.

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Ontario Municipal Board : decision in the matter of The Grand River Conservation Act, 1938, 2 Geo. VI, Chapter 15, Section 15 : between William H. Norris, Claimant and the Grand River Conservation Commission, August 25, 1943.

Consists of ts.(carbon copy) decision of the Ontario Municipal Board concerning compensation owing to William H. Norris, Township of West Garafaxa, Ont. by the Grand River Conservation Commission for expropriation of farm lands belonging to the former.

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Ontario Muncipal Board : decision on appeal, April 10, 1958.

Consists of ts. (photocopy) decision of the Ontario Municipal Board issued on April 10, 1958 regarding an appeal of the apportionment of benefits afforded to participating municipalities by the Grand River Conservation Commission which came into effect on May 15, 1953. The appellant in the case was the Corporation of the Town of Paris; the respondents were the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Corporations of the Cities of Brantford, Kitchener, Galt and Waterloo and the Towns of Preston, Fergus and the Village of Elora

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ontario : Department of Public Works : agreement covering final contribution towards the Grand River conservation scheme, March 3, 1943.

Consists of a ts. (carbon copy) of an agreement issued by the Minister of Public Works concerning percentages and amounts of capital costs payable by the Province of Ontario to the Grand River Conservation Commission for the purchase of lands, erection of works and creation of reservoir. Includes a covering letter from R.A. McAllister, Deputy Minister of Public Works to the Grand River Conservation Commission, March 19, 1943. The agreement probably relates to the construction of the Shand Dam and Reservoir.

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Lion's Club address, September 30, 1949.

Consists of a ts. notes for a speech concerning the background and development of the Grand River Conservation Commission prepared for a presentation to the Lion's Club[Kitchener, Ont.?] by an unidentified member of the Grand River Conservation Commission.

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Clippings.

Consists of newsclippings relating to activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission, and the Grand River Conservation Authority.
Also present are the covering letters accompanying clippings: letter from Hugh Templin, Fergus, Ont. to E.F. Roberts, Secretary-Treasurer, Grand River Conservation Commission, April 14, 1954, ; letter from Geo. W. Rayner, Rayner Construction Limited, Leaside, Ont. to E.F.Roberts, December 30, 1954.

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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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Grand River Conservation Commission Secretary : correspondence from J. P. Bruce, Hydrometeorologist, November 7, 1956.

Consists of a letter from J.P. Bruce, Hydrometeorologist, Ontario Department of Planning and Development to E.F. Roberts, Secretary-Treasurer, Grand River Conservation Commission concerning rain gauging stations in the Grand basin. Included with the letter is a seminar paper titled, "Hydrometeorology in Ontario," by J.P. Bruce, presented at the University of Toronto, October 9, 1956.

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Minute Book no. 3, February 27, 1942 to November 14, 1945.

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, 1942-1945.
Also includes a statement of order of business conducted at GRCC meetings, statement of accounts, reports and correspondence. Enclosed in the volume are : audited financial statements of the GRCC for the years ended January 31, 1944 and January 31, 1945 and an ms. list [of attendees at a meeting?].

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Grand River Conservation Commission Secretary-Treasurer : correspondence, 1949.

Consists of ts.(carbon copy) letters to the Hon. A.G. Welsh, Department of Planning and Development from E.F. Roberts, Secretary-Treasurer of the Grand River Conservation Commission concerning request for approval and support of projects at Luther Marsh and on the Conestogo River. Also includes letters received by the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Ontario Minister of Public Works relating to funding of the Luther Marsh and Conestogo Dam Projects.

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Minute Book no. 5, November 17, 1949 to January 25, 1955

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, 1950-1954.
Also included are correspondence and reports. Enclosed are : annual audited financial statements of the GRCC for the years ended December 31, 1949-1953.

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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.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Minute Book no. 8, June 17, 1960 to July 26, 1962.

Contains ts.(mimeographed) minutes of meetings of the Grand River Conservation Commission pasted into a bound volume. Includes minutes of annual meetings of the GRCC, 1961-1962.
Also present are a list of executive officers and commissioners for 1962, correspondence, reports, and audited financial statements.

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Minute Book no. 9, September 30, 1962 to December 31, 1964.

Contains ts.(mimeographed) minutes of meetings of the Grand River Conservation Commission pasted into a bound volume. Includes minutes of annual meetings of the GRCC, 1963-1964.
Also present are correspondence, reports, audited financial statements and site and architectural drawings of the GRCC headquarters at the Shand Dam site, January 15, 1963.

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Minute Book no. 10, January 1, 1965 to February 18, 1966.

Contains ts. (mimeographed) minutes of meetings of the Grand River Conservation Commission pasted into a bound volume. Includes minutes of annual meetings of the GRCC, 1965- 1966. Also includes booklet titled Annual Reports 1965 containing ts. annual reports of the chairman, secretary-treasurer and chief forester.
Also present are memoranda, reports and audited financial statements.

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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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Minutes, July 25, 1950 to February 2, 1954.

Consists of ts. minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee of the Grand River Conservation Commission, pasted into a bound volume. Also present are correspondence, tender estimates for the Luther Dam, dated September 9, 1950; accounts payable statements for the Grand River Conservation Commission; and a financial statement of the Grand River Conservation Commission as of December 31, 1952 produced by Scully & Scully, Chartered Accountants, Kitchener, Ont.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Minutes, July 25, 1958 to October 14, 1960.

Consists of ts.(mimeographed) minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee of the Grand River Conservation Commission, pasted into a bound volume. Also present are memoranda of meetings of Special Committees of the Grand River Conservation Commission with provincial and federal ministers, respectively.

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Minutes : November 11, 1960 to June 6, 1963.

Consists of ts.(mimeographed) minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee of the Grand River Conservation Commission, pasted into a bound volume. Also present are memoranda, and notes of meetings between members of the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Grand Valley Conservation Authority.

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Executive Committee : minutes, July 19, 1963 to July 25, 1965.

Contains ts.(mimeographed) minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee of the Grand River Conservation Commission pasted into a bound volume.
Also present are copies of a press release dated August 31, 1965 concerning the amalgamation of the Grand River Conservation Commission and Grand Valley Conservation Authority; budget estimates; organizational chart dated January 1, 1964 showing the administrative and organizational structure of the GRCC; and staff list.

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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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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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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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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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Memo re Grand River Watershed, November 17, 1949.

Consists of a ts. memo by an unidentified author regarding the history and development of conservation and water management in the Grand River Watershed. The memo appears to have been prepared for public distribution and focuses primarily upon the activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission in regard to dam construction and water flow control.

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Grand River parks and recreation sites : maps and photographs of present and proposed sites.

Maps and proof pages of photographs with captions, in an envelope from the Ontario Dept. of Planning and Development. Sites include: Whiteman Creek; topographic regions of the Grand River Valley; Elora Gorge Park; picnic site of the Grand River Valley; parks of the lower Grand River; Spottiswood Lake Park and Pinehurst Lake Park; Byng Island Park; Doon Park; Rockwood Park.

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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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Report on Grand River improvement scheme.

Consists of ts.report by H.G. Acres, Hydraulic and Hydro-Electric Engineer, Niagara Falls, Ont. dated February 8, 1940 for the Grand River Conservation Commission concerning preliminary study and exploratory work on the proposed Luther-Shand water control structure on the upper Grand River. The report summarizes investigatory work performed in 1938-1939.

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Grand River Conservation Commission : preliminary report on flood control measures for the City of Galt, Ontario, January 16, 1951.

Consists of ts. (carbon copy) preliminary report prepared by the Grand River Conservation Commission for submission to Hon. Wm. Greisinger, Minister of the Ontario Department of Planning and Development and A.H. Richardson, Chief Conservation Engineer, Ontario Department of Planning and Development, regarding flood control measures on the Grand River in the City of Galt, Ontario.

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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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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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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 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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Grand River Conservation Commission Secretary : correspondence from J.P. Bruce Hydrometeorologist, August 25, 1957.

Consists of a letter from J.P. Bruce, Hydrometeorologist, Ontario Department of Planning and Development to E.F. Roberts, Secretary-Treasurere of the Grand River Conservation Commission concerning weather advisory services offered by private meteorological firms. Includes copy of a Department of Transport Intra-departmental memorandum, and two ts. reports by the American Meteorological Society.

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Grand River Conservation Commission : Conestogo Dam : report on hydraulic model tests of sluiceway, 1953.

Consists of ts. report prepared by H.G. Acres & Company, Limited, Niagara Falls, Ont. for the Grand River Conservation Commission regarding design and testing of a model sluiceway for the Conestogo Dam, near Glen Allan, Ont. undertaken in 1953. Includes blueline drawings of the general arrangement of spillway, dam model, and stilling basin, prepared by H.G. Acres and Company in November, 1953, and photographs of the sluiceway model. Correspondence between the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Ontario Department of Planning and Development is inserted.

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Grand River Conservation Commission : Conestogo Dam : sluice gates and accessories : tender documents.

Consists of ts.(carbon copy and mimeograph) tender submission document prepared by the Dominion Bridge Company Limited, Lachine, Quebec for the Grand River Conservation Commission regarding the construction of sluice gates for the Conestogo Dam near Glen Allan, Ont. Includes copy of specifications from the Grand River Conservation Commission.

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Grand River Conservation Commission : Conestogo Dam : regulating valve : form of tender.

Consists of ts. tender submission documents prepared by Dominion Engineering Company Limited, Lachine, P.Q. for the Grand River Conservation Commission. Includes completed form of tender, specifications and blueline drawings prepared by the Dominion Engineering Company.

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Chapter 11 : an act to provide for the establishment of conservation authorities for the ourposes of the conservation, restoration and development of natural resources, other than gas, oil, coal and minerals and for the prevention of floods and of water pollution, assented to April 5th, 1946, session prorogued April 5th, 1946, revised.

Consists of a printed copy of Province of Ontario Statute 1946, Ch. 11, An Act to Provide for the Establishment of Conservation Authorities for the purposes of the Conservation, Restoration and Development of Natural Resources, other than Gas, Oil, coal and Minerals and for the Prevention of Floods and Water Pollution (short title : Conservation Authorities Act, 1946), with 1947 mimeograph revisions tipped in.

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Grand River Conservation Authority : Columbia Street West Dam, Waterloo, Ontario : reinforced concrete culvert and dam fill : tender documents and specifications, May, 1966.

Consists of ts. tender documents prepared by the Grand River Conservation Commission for distribution to tenderers, concerning the construction of a reinforced concrete culvert and dam fill on the Columbia Street Dam, in the area of Laurel Creek, Waterloo, Ont. Includes blank contract agreement, tender form, instructions to bidders and specification.

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