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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.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Incorporation : Acts and Bills

Series consists of records relating to the incorporation and organization of the Grand River Conservation Authority and its predecessors, the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Grand Valley Conservation Authority. Includes originals and photocopies of acts, bills, and letters patent.

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Grand River Navigation Act, 1837.

Consists of a ts. (thermograph) Province of Upper Canada act entitled "An Act to Incorporate a Joint Stock Company to improve the navigation of the Grand River,"(Grand River Navigation Act) dated November 18, 1837.

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The Conservation Authorities Act : Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1960 : Chapter 62 : as amended by 1960-61, Chapter 10, 1961-62, Chapter 16, 1962-63, Chapter 20, 1966, Chapter, 22.

Consists of a printed booklet containing a Province of Ontario Statute titled : The Conservation Authorities Act, Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1960, Chapter 62.; includes amendments 1960-1966.

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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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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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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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Environment : what is it? : lecture series, Burford District High School, Burford, Ont.

Consists of ts. lectures sponsored by the Grand River Conservation Authority, presented at Burford District High School, Burford, Ont., January 6, to February 24, 1970. The lectures include the following : Lecture number 1 : "Remember when the creek was clear," by David E. Bradley, Planner, GRCA; Lecture number 2 : "Where have all the flowers gone?," by Ray Smith, University of Waterloo graduate student;
Lecture no. 3 : "Grass and Hills : Where?," by Norman Pearson, Chairman, Centre for Resources Development, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.; and Lecture number 4 : "What's that bulldozer doing in my backyard?," by Victor Rudik, Conservation Authorities Branch, Department of Energy and Resources Management, Toronto, Ont.

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Grand River Conservation Authority : speakers' kits.

Consists of ts. speakers information kits, nos. 1-3. Each kit addresses a particular aspect of the GRCA's administration and operations. Topics include : An introduction to the GRCA; Water management role of the GRCA; and Recreation Areas as a function of water and land management.

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Resource book.

Consists of a ts.(photocopy) resource book for teachers and students, containing information on "learning resources available on conservation from the GRCA," and GRCA programming relating to conservation. An ms. note on the cover relates that this version of the Resource Book is not edited.

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Apps' Mill Nature Centre opening, October 19, 1981 : working file.

Consists of materials relating to the opening of the Grand River Conservation Authority Apps' Mills Nature Centre which occurred on October 19, 1981. The file probably belonged to Ralph Beaumont, who at the time served as Information Supervisor for the GRCA Communications Division. Includes correspondence, ts. opening ceremony program outline, ts. draft copies of speeches and lists of invitees. Also present are leaflets concerning openings of other GRCA sites. The cover of the file folder contains ms. notes concerning preparations for the ceremony.

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Guelph Dam micro-hydro opening and open house, June 16, 1982 : working file.

Consists of ts. materials relating to the opening of a micro-hydro demonstration project on the Speed River at the Guelph Dam, near Guelph, Ont. Includes correspondence, agenda, minutes of meetings held in preparation for the opening, ts. corrected draft of text for opening ceremony and a printed opening ceremony leaflet. The file probably belonged to Ralph Beaumont who at the time served as Information Supervisor of the GRCA Communications Division. The front of the file folder contains ms. notes concerning the opening.

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Grand River Conservation Authority head office tenth anniversary, October 19, 1983 : working file.

Consists of ts.materials relating to the preparations for ceremonies marking the tenth anniversary of the Grand River Conservation Authority Administration Centre, Cambridge, Ont. The file appears to have belonged to Ralph Beaumont, who at the time served as Information Supervisor, GRCA Community Relations Division. GRCA. Includes ts. corrected draft of program events and speech and memoranda. Also contains an Ontario Forestry Association leaflet concerning titled : The White Pine : an official tree for Ontario.

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Grand River Conservation Authority : Special Recognition Committee : honour roll photos and scripts.

Consists of correspondence, samples of award certificates, minutes of meetings of the Special Recognition of Individuals and Historical events Committee of the GRCA, newspaper clippings, ts. lists and profiles of recipients of Special Recognition Awards, and photographs of recipients, most of whom are identified on verso.

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Grand River Conservation Authority : various official opening and ceremony programs.

Consists of leaflets commemorating the early history of the Grand River Conservation Commision, and concerning ceremonies, symposia, and official openings hosted by the Grand River Conservation Authority. Also contains a printed copy of the Guelph Conservation Area Master Plan.

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Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area opening : article.

Contains a photocopy of an untitled article from the Ontario Department of Planning and Development Conservation Authorities Branch periodical : Our Valley, Vol. 2, no.1(January, 1956), concerning the Pinehurst Conservation Area, which was opened by the Grand Valley Conservation Authority in the summer of 1955.

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Administration : Flood Warning System

Series consists of materials relating to the planning and procedures and operation of the Grand River Conservation Authority Flood Warning System. Includes correspondence, reports, minutes of planning meetings, and flood warning messages and bulletins.

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Flood bulletin, 1966-68.

Consists of materials relating to flood emergency preparedness and warnings issued by the Grand River Conservation Authority. Includes ts.(mimeograph) flood advisory bulletins concerning spring run-off, issued by the Grand River Conservation Commission on April 8, 1964 and March 30, 1965, and ts.(photocopy) flood advisory bulletin issued by the GRCA on March 30, 1965. Also contains ts. (photocopy) list of emergency contact personnel and circular letter to municipalities issued by the Ontario Department of Energy and Resource Management concerning flood monitoring.

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Flood bulletin, 1969-71.

Consists of materials relating to flood emergency preparedness and warnings by the Grand River Conservation Authority. Includes ts. memoranda by the GRCA Division of Operations concerning spring run-off conditions; ms.(original) and ts.(original and photocopy) advisory bulletins issued by the GRCA, March 5, 1970 and March 15, 1971, respectively; and ts.(carbon copy) correspondence from the GRCA to the Ontario Water Resources Commission.

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Flood bulletin, 1972.

Consists of materials relating to flood emergency preparedness and warnings by the Grand River Conservation Authority. Includes ts.(carbon copy) flood advisory bulletin, issued by the GRCA, March 22, 1972; ms. draft and ts.(photocopy) correspondence between the GRCA and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources regarding flood control on the Grand River; ts. list of operators of GRCA water control structures; graphs of Shand Dam lake levels and inflow values, April, 1972; and ts. recommendations of the GRCA Water Management Advisory Board, June 16, 1972.

Also contains newspaper clippings.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Flood bulletin, 1973.

Consists of materials relating to flood emergency preparedness and water flow monitoring in the Grand River Basin and other watersheds in Ontario. Includes ts. report on spring runoff, 1973 by the Grand River Conservation Authority. Also includes ts. (photocopy) list of emergency contact personnel and circular letter from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to wardens, mayors and reeves of municipalities in Ontario, dated March 6, 1973 concerning emergency planning.

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Flood bulletin, 1974.

Consists of materials relating to the planning and procedures of a flood warning system for the Grand River Watershed. Includes : ms.(original) minutes of meeting of representatives of the GRCA, member municipalities and regional and municipal police forces concerning the establishment of an emergency flood warning system;
ts.(photocopy) notes on GRCA meeting with news media representatives, December 12, 1974; ts. draft plan of flood warning system, revised, January 10, 1974 ; correspondence between the Grand River Conservation Authority, member muncipalities and chiefs of police regarding flood warning systems and flood emergency preparedness; ts. report titled : Report on Flood Event, May 16-19, 1974 by the GRCA; and ts. list of emergency contact personnel.

Also includes ts. (photocopy) claims concerning damages associated with the Grand River flood, May 17-18, 1974 and an accounting schedule of GRCA costs associated with the Grand River Flood Inquiry, 1974.

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Planning for flood emergencies : meetings.

Consists of material relating to flood emergency planning meetings involving the GRCA, watershed police departments and member municipalities. Includes correspondence to and from the Grand River Conservation Authority, ms. and ts.(photocopy) lists of attendees at Flood Planning Meetings, February 8-10, 1977; ts. (photocopy) minutes of City of Cambridge, Ont. flood emergency meeting, April 29, 1977; ts. lists of municipal and township flood emergency co-ordinators; and information kit issued by the GRCA concerning flood warning systems and emergency measures.

Also includes ts.draft (carbon copy) of municipal emergency measures by-law within the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority, Wroxeter, Ontario.

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Brant County : Emergency Measures Organization : emergency planning manual.

Consists of ts.(photocopy) manual of peacetime emergency plans for the municipalities of the City of Brantford, Town of Paris, Townships of Burford, Oakland, South Dumfries, Onondaga, and Brantford, assembled by the Brant County Emergency Measures Organization. Includes township, town and city by-laws regarding emergency services operations. Also present is a cover` ms. memo dated March 10, 1977 to Ilmar Kao, Grand River Conservation Authority from Gerald Axworthy which lists the contents of the manual.

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Flood warning messages, March, 1977.

Consists of answering service messages of calls regarding flood water conditions, and flood warning advisory messages issued by the Grand River Conservation Authority to member municipalities, police forces and other organizations involved in flood emergency preparedness during the period March 11-13, 1977.

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Flood bulletins and system : general correspondence.

Consists of ts. (original and photocopy) correspondence to and from the Grand River Conservation Authority, including letters received from provincial and muncipal governments, concerning flood emergency management planning and procedures. Also contains ts. (photocopy) lists of emergency contact personnel, and ms. operating schedules for the Shand, Conestogo and Guelph dams during the spring freshet period, March, 1978, including graphs and charts.

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Flood warning messages and operations, Spring 1979.

Consists of materials relating to flood warning preparedness planning and procedures, and advisories issued by the Grand River Conservation Authority during the spring, 1979. Includes ms.(original) river watch reports concerning ice and water flow conditions, by the GRCA; and ts.(photocopy) correspondence from the GRCA

Also contains ts. (photocopy) excerpt of General Manager's report to the Executive Committee, April 27, 1979, and three maps produced by Canada Department of Energy, Mines and Resources showing the Grand River and its tributaries in the environs of Galt, Brantford and Guelph, Ont., respectively. The maps have been annotated or otherwise marked to show areas of ice jams and other features associated with flooding.

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Spring run-off, March 21-23, 1980.

Consists of materials relating to Grand River Conservation Authority flood emergency management planning and procedures. Contains correspondence to and from the GRCA concerning flood emergency preparedness, including notices of meetings of the GRCA with representatives of member municipalities, provincial flood co-ordinators and regional and provincial police forces.

Also includes ms. and ts. test messages, and actual flood warning advisories issued during a period of rising water levels on the Grand and its tributaries, March 21-23, 1980. Also present : newspaper clipping, and computer print-out of flow projections at various sites on the Grand River.

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Water control operations, 1981.

Consists of ts. and ms. river watch reports and transcripts of telephone calls regarding ice, water flow and flood conditions on the Grand River and its tributaries. Also includes ms.and ts.(original and photocopy) test and actual flood warning advisory messages issued by the Grand River Conservation Authority to member municipalities and police forces.

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Flood warning systems and operations, 1981.

Consists of correspondence to and from the Grand River Conservation Authority, including letters received from municipal and provincial governments concerning flood emergency planning and procedures. Also includes Grand River Conservation Authority pamphlets titled : Grand River Watershed : Flood Management System, 1980, and revised edition, 1981.

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Grand River flood warning system, 1982.

Consists of correspondence to and from the Grand River Conservation Authority, including letters from provincial and municipal governments concerning flood emergency management planning and procedures. Also includes ts. (photocopy) flood advisory messages issued by the GRCA, April 1, 1982; ts. lists of flood emergency contact personnel; and teletype weather advisory from Environment Canada, January 3-4, 1982. Also present is a pamphlet titled : Flood Warning System 1981, by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

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Flood warning messages, 1982.

Consists of ms. and ts.(original and photocopy) Grand River Conservation Authority flood advisory messages, for distribution internally and to member municipalities and regional police forces.

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Flood warning calls, Mar. 31-Apr. 1, 1982.

Consists of ms. transcripts of telephone calls received from observers of river levels. Also includes ms. and ts.(photocopy and original ) flood warning messages issued by the Grand River Conservation Authority to the Waterloo Regional Police Force.

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Flood warning correspondence, 1983.

Consists of ts.(original, carbon copy and photocopy) correspondence to and from the Grand River Conservation Authority. Includes letters received from federal, provincial and municipal governments concerning flood emergency management planning and proceudres. Also includes ts.(photocopy) report on water control structures and flood warning system in the Grand River Basin by the GRCA; and ms. and ts. lists of emergency contact personnel. Also includes a pamphlet titled : Grand River Watershed Flood Warning System, 1982, by the Grand River Conservation Authority.

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Flood warning messages, 1983.

Consists of ts. and ms. test flood warning messages issued by the Grand River Conservation Authority for distribution internally and to member municipalities, police forces and other public organizations involved in flood control emergency management.

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Flood warning : Grand River Conservation Authority and other agencies : reports on floods and their management.

Consists of a binder containing materials relating to the emergency preparedness and flood warning measures undertaken by the Grand River Conservation Authority and its precursor, the Grand River Conservation Commission, and various Canadian and American governmental bodies. Includes correspondence, offprints and photocopies of periodical articles, pamphlets concerning control of flood damage.

Also present are blueline charts of rainfall amounts of Grand River run-off, prepared by the Grand River Conservation Commission, 1948 and blueline graph of water flow at Lake Conestogo, Belwood Reservoir and other sites on the Grand River System, prepared by the GRCC, 1960.

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Administration : Flood Inquiry, 1974

Series consists of ts. (photocopies) of transcripts of the Ontario Royal Commission Inquiry into the Grand River Flood hearings, July 9, 1974 to November 14, 1974, held at various venues throughout the Region of Waterloo and the Grand River Watershed.

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