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Argosy Sea Farms application for a Licence of Occupation for a commercial geoduck operation in Squirrel Cove

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
Accession Number
2019.015
Date Range
2006
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence (including copies of emails and faxes), maps, an Argosy Sea Farms management plan, APC minutes, Director's reports, print-outs of articles from Tideline (www.cortesisland.com), two Discovery Islander magazines (#370 and #371), one Cortes Community flyer and one Cove Notes flyer.
Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2002.001.4
Series Number
1
File Number
9
Accession Number
2019.015
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
2006
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence (including copies of emails and faxes), maps, an Argosy Sea Farms management plan, APC minutes, Director's reports, print-outs of articles from Tideline (www.cortesisland.com), two Discovery Islander magazines (#370 and #371), one Cortes Community flyer and one Cove Notes flyer.
Storage Location
7-24
Storage Range
7-24
Name Access
Hiebert, Jeanette
Hiebert, Jenny
Subject Access
Regional District
Local governments
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Squirrel Cove
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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
sound recording (electronic)
Date Range
1929-[ca. 1950s?]
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Gorge Harbour Lodge and Lodge activities, the Corneille and Ballantyne families, and Gladys Ballantyne's house, Gypsy Hill.
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
sound recording (electronic)
Date Range
1929-[ca. 1950s?]
Physical Description
24 photographs (jpeg)
1 audio interview (mp4)
History / Biographical
Bobby (Elizabeth) Corneille Ballantyne (1914-2009) was born in Vancouver and moved to Cortes Island as a young child. She was 4 years old when her father died suddenly on Marina Island in 1919; she remembers that they had to wait 3 days for a Union Steamship to get the body. Her mother Tena (Sarah Christena) Corneille (1877-1949) bought a tourist lodge at the east end of Gorge Harbour in 1929, and ran it until 1936 with the help of her two teen-age daughters. Gorge Harbour Lodge offered accommodations in the main building or in tents, tennis and badminton courts, and excellent boating, bathing and fishing. Vacationers came up from Vancouver on the Union Steamships for a round-trip ticket price of $6.65. The annual Regatta was the main social event of the season, with people arriving by boat from Cortes and the surrounding islands. It featured boat and swimming races, and a dance in the evening. Gladys Georgeson Ballantyne (1882-1964), first came to Cortes in about 1910. In about 1920 she bought a property in Whaletown (now 640 Whaletown Rd.) that she called "Gypsy Hill". She was one of the original members of the Whaletown Friendly Circle, later the Whaletown Women's Institute. Gladys, her son Bill, daughter Valerie and her fiance were all on Cortes building a summer cottage when the Depression suddenly hit. Their off-island jobs fell through, and they remained at "Gypsy Hill" for the duration. Bill Ballantyne (1908-1993) was in the Merchant Marine from 1924-1929. When he was unable to find work on ships during the Depression, he took whatever jobs he could find hand-logging and fishing. Bill and Bobby Corneille were married in 1937. They and other young Whaletown residents formed the Gorge Harbour Dramatic Society to help raise funds to build a community hall, and Bill was the work boss of the building crew for the Gorge Hall. In 1941 they moved to Victoria, and after the war settled in Courtenay with their two sons Peter and Ross. In the late 1950s they returned to Whaletown on Cortes Island where they fished for many years on the gulf troller “Viking”. During that time many young “deckhands” spent time aboard during summer vacations. On retirement, Campbell River became their home.
Custodial History
Electronic records were downloaded in 2012 from an internet address provided by Peter Ballantyne. One photograph was scanned from a photograph temporarily loaned by John and De Clarke.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Gorge Harbour Lodge and Lodge activities, the Corneille and Ballantyne families, and Gladys Ballantyne's house, Gypsy Hill.
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Ballantyne, Gladys
Ballantyne, Bill
Ballantyne, Bobby
Corneille, Sarah
Subject Access
Logging
Union Steamship Company
Fishing
Transportation
Water transport
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Basil and Jill Seaton fonds

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Part Of
Basil and Jill Seaton fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Accession Number
2019.011
Date Range
1987-1992
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, notes and maps relating to the establishment of Von Donop Marine Park (now known as Háthayim Marine Park).
Part Of
Basil and Jill Seaton fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Seaton, Basil and Jill
Fonds Number
2019.011
Accession Number
2019.011
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1987-1992
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Basil (1910-2012) and Jill Seaton, environmentalists and naturalists, lived on Cortes Island from 1982 to 1992.
Custodial History
The Seatons gave these records to Fred Zwickel when they moved from Cortes Island; they were subsequently given to Nancy Kendel for donation to the museum in 2012.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, notes and maps relating to the establishment of Von Donop Marine Park (now known as Háthayim Marine Park).
Storage Location
Small fonds box Oversize materials box
Storage Range
Small fonds box 1-14 to 1-17 Oversize materials box
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
Accession Number
2019.015
Date Range
2006-2007
Scope and Content
File contains right-of-way licenses for Cortes Island beach accesses at Hayes Rd, Seascape Rd, Gnat Rd and Moon Rd; applications for the ROW by the CSRD; cost estimates and construction guidelines; and correspondence.
Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2002.001.4
Series Number
1
File Number
7
Accession Number
2019.015
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
2006-2007
Scope and Content
File contains right-of-way licenses for Cortes Island beach accesses at Hayes Rd, Seascape Rd, Gnat Rd and Moon Rd; applications for the ROW by the CSRD; cost estimates and construction guidelines; and correspondence.
Storage Location
7-22
Storage Range
7-22
Name Access
Hiebert, Jeanette
Hiebert, Jenny
Subject Access
Regional District
Local governments
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Brooks family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2019.021
Date Range
1941-1956
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of sixteen photographs depicting people and scenes, primarily of the Manson's Landing area. Identification was provided by Fred Brooks Jr. in an interview with Cathy Jenks.
Part Of
Brooks family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds Number
2019.021
Item Number Range
2019.021.001 - .016
Accession Number
2019.021
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
1941-1956
Physical Description
15 photographs : b&w 1 photograph : colour
History / Biographical
Alethea and Frederick (Fred) James Brooks Sr. and their two sons, Frederick (Fred) Earl, Jr. and Bob, lived on Cortes Island from ca. 1941 to 1944, near Manson's Landing. Fred Sr. logged in Cortes Bay and employed two of the Hawkins boys, Bill and George. Fred Jr. attended grades three to six at Cortes Island school before the family moved to Pender Harbour. Some of the names he recalls are: the Christiansen kids (Robert, Jim, and a sister), the Tibers on the west side of Cortes Island, and the Jefferys of Smelt Bay.
Custodial History
Fred Brooks Jr. gave the photographs to Cathy Brooks of Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society, who facilitated the donation by collecting the photographs, donation form and information from Brooks and sending the materials to CIMAS.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of sixteen photographs depicting people and scenes, primarily of the Manson's Landing area. Identification was provided by Fred Brooks Jr. in an interview with Cathy Jenks.
Storage Location
Photo box 3
Name Access
Brooks, Fred
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Manson's Landing
Related Material
Pender Harbour Living Heritage holds related material from the Brooks family: https://penderharbourheritage.pastperfectonline.com/bysearchterm?keyword=Brooks+family
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Byers family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2020.003
Date Range
1937-1972
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of ten photographs (nine black and white; 1 coloured) depicting members of the extended Byers/ Manson families, logging at Seaford and Von Donop Inlet, and the Union Steamship Chelohsin.
Part Of
Byers family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Byers family
Fonds Number
2020.003
Accession Number
2020.003
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
1937-1972
Physical Description
10 photographs
History / Biographical
Henry and Ruth Byers, Ervin and Florence (Manson) McKay, Clarence and Etta (McKay) Byers, Ken and Hazel (McKay) Hansen, Scotty and Amy (Byers) McKenzie moved to Von Donop Inlet in 1939, where they ran a logging operation.
Custodial History
Found in Information Files folder (Byers family), August 1, 2020 and transferred to Archives.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of ten photographs (nine black and white; 1 coloured) depicting members of the extended Byers/ Manson families, logging at Seaford and Von Donop Inlet, and the Union Steamship Chelohsin.
Storage Location
Photo box 3
Name Access
Byers, Henry and Ruth
Byers, Clarence and Etta
Hansen, Ken and Hazel
McKay, Ervin and Florence
McKenzie, Scotty and Amy
Subject Access
Logging
Union Steamship Company
Transportation
Water transport
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Von Donop Inlet
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"Bylaws in the Regional District: a recollection and a reminder" by Ralph Nursall

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
1999
Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2002.001.3
Sous Fonds Number
3
Series Number
2
File Number
27
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
textual records
Responsibility
Written by Ralph Nursall
Date Range
1999
Storage Location
4-3
Storage Range
4-3
Name Access
Sirk, George
Nursall, Ralph
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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CD #1: "RD Lap Top files"

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records (electronic)
Date Range
2006-2007
Scope and Content
Files are organized into the following folders: Aquaculture; Director's Reports (published in the Discovery Islander and the Howling Wolf); Ferry Advisory Committee; Island Sea Farms; Letter of Support; Restructuring; SMT (Senior Management Team) Agendas and Notes; and Whaletown Creek. There are also files relating to RDCS restructuring, APC minutes, and other RDCS business. The CD is stored in the CD Album and there is a print-out of the directory file in Folder 7-31.
Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2002.001.4
Series Number
2
File Number
1
Material Type
textual records (electronic)
Date Range
2006-2007
Physical Description
1 CD
Scope and Content
Files are organized into the following folders: Aquaculture; Director's Reports (published in the Discovery Islander and the Howling Wolf); Ferry Advisory Committee; Island Sea Farms; Letter of Support; Restructuring; SMT (Senior Management Team) Agendas and Notes; and Whaletown Creek. There are also files relating to RDCS restructuring, APC minutes, and other RDCS business. The CD is stored in the CD Album and there is a print-out of the directory file in Folder 7-31.
Storage Location
7-31
Storage Range
7-31
Name Access
Hiebert, Jeanette
Hiebert, Jenny
Subject Access
Ferries
Transportation
Regional District
Water transport
Local governments
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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CD #2: "Regional Director - Jenny Hiebert, Dec. 2005 - Nov. 2008"

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records (electronic)
Date Range
2005-2008
Scope and Content
Files include APC Agenda and Minutes, Director's Reports (published in the Discovery Islander and the Howling Wolf) and a Gunflint/Hague Lake sampling report. The CD is stored in the CD Album and there is a print-out of the directory file in Folder 7-31.
Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2002.001.4
Series Number
2
File Number
2
Material Type
textual records (electronic)
Date Range
2005-2008
Physical Description
1 CD
Scope and Content
Files include APC Agenda and Minutes, Director's Reports (published in the Discovery Islander and the Howling Wolf) and a Gunflint/Hague Lake sampling report. The CD is stored in the CD Album and there is a print-out of the directory file in Folder 7-31.
Storage Location
7-31
Storage Range
7-31
Name Access
Hiebert, Jeanette
Hiebert, Jenny
Subject Access
Ferries
Transportation
Regional District
Water transport
Local governments
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Community Plans and Bylaws

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
1970-2003
Scope and Content
Series consists of materials relating to the Cortes Island Official Community Plan (OCP) and the Zoning Bylaw. It includes copies of the first and second Official Community Plans (1979 and 1995) and the first and second Zoning Bylaws (1970 and 2002). There are materials from an OCP revision (1992 -1995) and a Zoning Bylaw revision (ca. 1998-2003) including annotated draft copies, detailed APC commentary, correspondence, background materials and minutes of public meetings; Plan Maps and maps of Cortes properties.
Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
Series
Fonds Number
2002.001.3
Sous Fonds Number
3
Series Number
2
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1970-2003
Physical Description
?? cm of textual records; 4 cerlox-bound map books
Scope and Content
Series consists of materials relating to the Cortes Island Official Community Plan (OCP) and the Zoning Bylaw. It includes copies of the first and second Official Community Plans (1979 and 1995) and the first and second Zoning Bylaws (1970 and 2002). There are materials from an OCP revision (1992 -1995) and a Zoning Bylaw revision (ca. 1998-2003) including annotated draft copies, detailed APC commentary, correspondence, background materials and minutes of public meetings; Plan Maps and maps of Cortes properties.
Storage Location
3-10 - 4-15
Storage Range
3-10 - 4-15
Name Access
Sirk, George
Nursall, Ralph
Subject Access
Local governments
Regional District
Zoning
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Correspondence re Manson's Hall

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
2008
Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2002.001.4
Series Number
1
File Number
14
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
2008
Storage Location
7-29
Storage Range
7-29
Name Access
Hiebert, Jeanette
Hiebert, Jenny
Subject Access
Regional District
Local governments
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Cortes Ecoforestry Society fonds

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Part Of
Cortes Ecoforestry Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
object
graphic material
ephemera
Accession Number
2017.011
Date Range
1988-2006
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of documents created and accrued by CES between 1988 and 2006, including financial statements, correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, maps, reports, legal documents, and publications. It includes 62 files arranged in thirteen series following the original order of the material.
Part Of
Cortes Ecoforestry Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Cortes Ecoforestry Society
Fonds Number
2017.011
Accession Number
2017.011
Material Type
textual records
object
graphic material
ephemera
Date Range
1988-2006
Physical Description
.6 m of textual records (2 boxes) 29 photographs : col.
Extent
0.6
History / Biographical
The Cortes Ecoforestry Society (CES) was incorporated in March 1999, under the following mission statement: "To work in partnership with the Klahoose First Nation, to gain community stewardship of the working forest lands on Cortes to create perpetual ecological and economic benefits for the entire community, and to serve as a model for sustainable ecoforestry." Preceding names for the organization include Cortes Island Forestry Committee (ca. 1988-1990), Cortes Island Forest Resource Committee (c. 1990) and Cortes Island Forest Committee (ca. 1991-1999). A draft document from October 1991 states that, "[T]he Cortes Island Forest Committee (CIFC) was formed in 1988. The purposes of the CIFC are to develop ecologically responsible and balanced forest use of Cortes Island forests, to develop a sustainable forest-based economy, to educate ourselves and the public regarding appropriate use of Cortes Island forests, and to work towards a broad based public consensus for the use of these forests." In July 1999 Klahoose First Nation and CES signed an unprecedented Memorandum of Understanding, stating that the two parties would work together to create a community forest that used eco-system forestry. In 1999 and 2000 the Cortes Ecoforestry Society began planning and preparing a community forest proposal. In 2003, volume was made available for small community tenures, including Woodlot Licences and Community Forest Agreements (CFAs). Klahoose supported the efforts to revitalize the community forest proposal and a small, voluntary advisory group was formed (Bruce Ellingsen, Chief Kathy Francis, Liz Richardson and Ron Wolda). To ensure the proposal was seen to be inclusive of all islanders, the proponent name was changed to the Cortes Island Community Forest advisory group. The community forest proposal stalled, and CES, which at one point had a membership of 400 residents supporting their goals, became less active. In May of 2011, the Cortes Community Forest Advisory Group was invited to apply for a Community Forest Agreement (CFA) by the Minister of Forests, and in September 2013 the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations issued a Community Forest Agreement to the Cortes Forestry General Partnership, which was established on June 2012. The Cortes Forestry General Partnership is managed and governed equally by two partners, the Klahoose Forestry No. 2 Limited Partnership (KF2LP) and the Cortes Community Forest Co-operative. The tenure agreement lasts for 25 years and encompasses 3,869 hectares of crown land, about 35% of the island. The Klahoose Nation holds ancestral tenure over Cortes Island. They are currently at stage 4 in the process of negotiating a treaty agreement with the province of British Columbia and Canadian government.
Custodial History
Donated to CIMAS on Dec. 16, 2017 by David Shipway.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of documents created and accrued by CES between 1988 and 2006, including financial statements, correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, maps, reports, legal documents, and publications. It includes 62 files arranged in thirteen series following the original order of the material.
Storage Range
1-1 - 2-35 Photograph Box
Name Access
Cortes Ecoforestry Society
Subject Access
Community Associations
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Cortes Electoral Area News by Ralph Nursall

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
1994-1996
Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2002.001.2
Sous Fonds Number
2
Series Number
5
File Number
19
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
1994-1996
Storage Location
1-60
Storage Range
2-26
Name Access
Nursall, Ralph
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"Cortes Electoral Area News" newsletters by Ralph Nursall

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
1994-1996
Scope and Content
File contains printed copies of Nursall's Regional Director reports.
Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2002.001.3
Sous Fonds Number
3
Series Number
6
File Number
1
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
1994-1996
Scope and Content
File contains printed copies of Nursall's Regional Director reports.
Storage Location
5-23
Storage Range
5-23
Name Access
Sirk, George
Nursall, Ralph
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Cortes Emergency First Aid Service fonds

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Part Of
Cortes Emergency First Aid Service fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
1988-1993
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records of the Cortes Emergency First Aid Service (CEFAS) including the constitution, meeting agendas, correspondence, survey responses and attendant schedules. It is arranged in three series: Administrative Records, Correspondence and Survey Responses.
Part Of
Cortes Emergency First Aid Service fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds Number
2012.001
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
1988-1993
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
In 1988, concerned members of the Cortes community formed the Cortes Island First Aid Society (CIFAS). They were trained in basic first aid and provided volunteer service to the island for the next four years. In 1992, the British Columbia Ambulance Service opened a station on Cortes which continued and expanded that service.
Custodial History
Bonnie MacDonald held these records from the time of her involvement in the founding of CEFAS; she donated them to CIMAS.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records of the Cortes Emergency First Aid Service (CEFAS) including the constitution, meeting agendas, correspondence, survey responses and attendant schedules. It is arranged in three series: Administrative Records, Correspondence and Survey Responses.
Storage Location
Small Box 2
Storage Range
1-1 - 1-7
Subject Access
Health care
Community Associations
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Cortes Island APC minutes March 14, 2007

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
Accession Number
2019.015
Date Range
2007
Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2002.001.4
Series Number
1
File Number
12
Accession Number
2019.015
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
2007
Storage Location
7-27
Storage Range
7-27
Name Access
Hiebert, Jeanette
Hiebert, Jenny
Subject Access
Regional District
Local governments
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Cortes Island - Grants-in-Aid

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
Accession Number
2019.015
Date Range
2008
Scope and Content
File contains a chart showing the Area I Grants-In-Aid for the years 2004 through 2008.
Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2002.001.4
Series Number
1
File Number
13
Accession Number
2019.015
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
2008
Scope and Content
File contains a chart showing the Area I Grants-In-Aid for the years 2004 through 2008.
Storage Location
7-28
Storage Range
7-28
Name Access
Hiebert, Jeanette
Hiebert, Jenny
Subject Access
Regional District
Local governments
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society fonds

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Part Of
Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
textual records (electronic)
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Scope and Content
This fonds contains textual records, photographs and other archival material relating to the history and functions of the Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society. It includes material created for exhibits.
Part Of
Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds Number
2021.001
Material Type
textual records
textual records (electronic)
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Scope and Content
This fonds contains textual records, photographs and other archival material relating to the history and functions of the Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society. It includes material created for exhibits.
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Cortes Island Ratepayers Association fonds

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Part Of
Cortes Island Ratepayers Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
cartographic material
textual records
Accession Number
2000.003
Date Range
1963-1984
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the records of the Cortes Island Ratepayers Association, an organization of the property owners and residents of Cortes Island from 1963 to 1984. They include administrative documents such as the constitution and membership lists, minutes of CIRA meetings, annual reports, newsletters to members, correspondence and materials related to the provision of services, land use planning and other issues of island concern. The fonds is composed of the following series: Administrative Documents; Minutes; Financial; Newsletters and Notices; Correspondence; Subject; Community Planning and Land Use (Advisory Planning Commission); Clippings; and Maps and Plans.
Part Of
Cortes Island Ratepayers Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds Number
2000.003
Accession Number
2000.003
Material Type
cartographic material
textual records
Date Range
1963-1984
Physical Description
94 cm. of textual records and 5 cm. of maps
Extent
94 cm
History / Biographical
The Cortes Island Ratepayers Association (CIRA) was an association of property owners and residents formed in 1963 to "further the development of the island and to have a representative body in dealing with the Provincial government." The first activity initiated by CIRA was to lobby the provincial government for the provision of electricity and ferry service to Cortes Island. Their efforts met with success. Electricity was brought to the island in 1970 and ferry service from Quadra Island to Cortes Island began in 1969. CIRA also became an important forum for the discussion of other important services on Cortes Island, including roads, fire protection, garbage disposal, water quality, rural mail delivery and library facilities. As a result of CIRA's efforts to bring electricity to Cortes Island, in 1967 the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Dan Campbell, designated Cortes Island a Local Improvement District. This made Cortes Island into a legal entity for the purpose of negotiating with the province for electrical power. In that same year, Minister Campbell invited CIRA to participate in discussions and committee work on the formation of a regional district level of government. In 1968, Cortes Island was designated 'Electoral Area I' in the Regional District of Comox-Strathcona (RDCS) with an elected director. Under this system, a Regional Director is elected who in turn sits on the Board of the RDCS. Each Regional Director appoints an Advisory Planning Commission (APC), a committee of island residents who advise the Director on matters of island concern. In 1968, CIRA determined that the elected members of the executive of CIRA would form the APC for Cortes Island. This arrangement lasted until the dissolution of CIRA in 1984. The first zoning by-law was completed in 1970 and an Official Settlement Plan and zoning by-law in 1979. In 1982, CIRA initiated a court case against Raven Lumber for non-compliance with the Cortes Island Official Settlement Plan and zoning by-law. CIRA won the case upon appeal, but in 1984 an Order in Council allowed Raven Lumber to proceed with their development. The court case had absorbed a great deal of CIRA energy and fund raising effort over a four year period. At the General Meeting in November, 1984 there were no candidates willing to stand for the executive. CIRA was declared inactive at that meeting and was never reactivated.
Custodial History
During the term of the last president of CIRA, the records were kept in the Gorge Harbour Community Hall on Cortes Island. After the dissolution of the CIRA in 1984, the records continued to be stored in the hall. The records were transferred to the Cortes Island Museum and Archives by the Whaletown Community Club (owner of the hall) in 2000.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the records of the Cortes Island Ratepayers Association, an organization of the property owners and residents of Cortes Island from 1963 to 1984. They include administrative documents such as the constitution and membership lists, minutes of CIRA meetings, annual reports, newsletters to members, correspondence and materials related to the provision of services, land use planning and other issues of island concern. The fonds is composed of the following series: Administrative Documents; Minutes; Financial; Newsletters and Notices; Correspondence; Subject; Community Planning and Land Use (Advisory Planning Commission); Clippings; and Maps and Plans.
Storage Range
1-1 - 3-55
Name Access
Cortes Island Ratepayers Association
Subject Access
Ferries
Transportation
Local governments
Water transport
Community Associations
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Related Material
Regional Director of Electoral Area I (Cortes Island) fonds Gilean Douglas fonds
Finding Aid
File list available
Arrangement
Materials were received in their original file folders, however the files were not in any discernible order. In the absence of original order, materials were arranged by function and subject at the series level and chronologically within series.
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Cortes Island Seniors' Building Society fonds

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Part Of
Cortes Island Seniors' Building Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
ephemera
graphic material
architectural drawing
cartographic material
Accession Number
2013.005
Date Range
1989-1997
Scope and Content
Fonds consists material generated by the Cortes Island Seniors' Building Society and includes meeting minutes, administrative records, research materials, correspondence, ephemera, maps, plans, and publications of the Cortes Island Seniors' Building Society, as well as some records of the Cortes Island Old Age Pensioners' Organization. Fonds is arranged into ten series, following the original order of the records.
Part Of
Cortes Island Seniors' Building Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Cortes Island Seniors' Building Society
Fonds Number
2013.005
Accession Number
2013.005
Material Type
textual records
ephemera
graphic material
architectural drawing
cartographic material
Date Range
1989-1997
Physical Description
30 cm. of textual records and other material
Extent
.3 m
History / Biographical
In 1987, members of the Cortes Island Old Age Pensioners' Organization incorporated the Cortes Island Seniors' Building Society (currently known as the Cortes Island Senior's Society) with the following stated purposes: (a) to operate a facility where persons aged 65 years or older, or persons between 55 and 65 years of age who are in need, can improve their health through physical and other acitivity; (b) to operate a residential housing facility for such persons; (c) to carry on social activities incidental to the above purposes, but not to own, operate or manage a social club. The records of the Cortes Island Seniors' Building Society provide useful insight into their process of envisioning the future of seniors' housing on Cortes Island.
Custodial History
Donated by Ruth Zwickel on behalf of the Cortes Island Senior's Society in 2013.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists material generated by the Cortes Island Seniors' Building Society and includes meeting minutes, administrative records, research materials, correspondence, ephemera, maps, plans, and publications of the Cortes Island Seniors' Building Society, as well as some records of the Cortes Island Old Age Pensioners' Organization. Fonds is arranged into ten series, following the original order of the records.
Storage Location
1-1 to 1-35
Storage Range
1-1 to 1-35
Name Access
Cortes Island Seniors' Building Society
Subject Access
Seniors
Community Associations
Health care
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Finding Aid
File list available
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