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"1:10,000 Composite Mapping for Planning Department of RDCS"

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
[198?]
Scope and Content
File contains one book of composite maps of Cortes Island properties in a cerlox binding.
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
35
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
[198?]
Scope and Content
File contains one book of composite maps of Cortes Island properties in a cerlox binding.
Storage Location
Map cabinet (4-11)
Storage Range
Map cabinet (4-11)
Name Access
Sirk, George
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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"1:10,000 Composite Mapping for Planning Department of RDCS, June 1987"

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
1987
Scope and Content
File contains one book of composite maps of Cortes Island properties in a cerlox binding.
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
36
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1987
Scope and Content
File contains one book of composite maps of Cortes Island properties in a cerlox binding.
Storage Location
Map cabinet (4-12)
Storage Range
Map cabinet (4-12)
Name Access
Sirk, George
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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"1:10,000 Composite Mapping for Planning Department of RDCS, September 1990"

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
1990
Scope and Content
File contains one book of composite maps of Cortes Island properties in a cerlox binding, with annotations.
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
37
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1990
Scope and Content
File contains one book of composite maps of Cortes Island properties in a cerlox binding, with annotations.
Storage Location
Map cabinet (4-13)
Storage Range
Map cabinet (4-13)
Name Access
Sirk, George
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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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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Booklet of Cortes Island maps showing house numbers

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Part Of
Doreen Thompson fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
cartographic material
Accession Number
2006.001
Date Range
2001
Part Of
Doreen Thompson fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2006.001
Series Number
3
File Number
3
Accession Number
2006.001
Material Type
cartographic material
Date Range
2001
Storage Location
1-40
Storage Range
1-40
Name Access
Thompson, Doreen
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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 regarding Klahoose First Nation concerns over logging in Squirrel Cove

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Accession Number
2017.003
Date Range
1987-1989
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and a map of Smelt Bay Park.
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
File
Creator
Ellingsen, May & Elmer
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
1
File Number
56
Accession Number
2017.003
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1987-1989
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and a map of Smelt Bay Park.
Storage Location
1-56
Storage Range
1-56
Subject Access
Logging
Geographic Access
Squirrel Cove
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Cortes Island bylaw #1740

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
1999
Scope and Content
File contains Plan Map Schedule A-1, Development Proposal Referral forms about changing the zoning bylaw designations to reflect the Official Community Plan of 1995, the agenda for an APC meeting and photocopies of FOCI/CIFC maps of Cortes Island land tenure.
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
26
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1999
Scope and Content
File contains Plan Map Schedule A-1, Development Proposal Referral forms about changing the zoning bylaw designations to reflect the Official Community Plan of 1995, the agenda for an APC meeting and photocopies of FOCI/CIFC maps of Cortes Island land tenure.
Storage Location
4-2
Storage Range
4-2
Name Access
Sirk, George
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Cortes Island Bylaw No. 2454, to amend Schedule A-1 "The Plan Map" to reflect the Official Community Plan

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
1995-2002
Scope and Content
File contains a copy of the bylaw and map of 1995, a summary of the changes (meant to reconcile 25 year gap between the previous zoning bylaws and the current OCP), and a completion and adoption strategy.
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
34
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1995-2002
Scope and Content
File contains a copy of the bylaw and map of 1995, a summary of the changes (meant to reconcile 25 year gap between the previous zoning bylaws and the current OCP), and a completion and adoption strategy.
Storage Location
4-10
Storage Range
4-10
Name Access
Sirk, George
Nursall, Ralph
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Cortes Island Forest Committee

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
1995-1998
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, background documents, a report and maps.
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
37
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1995-1998
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, background documents, a report and maps.
Storage Location
6-17
Storage Range
6-17
Name Access
Sirk, George
Nursall, Ralph
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Part Of
Doreen Thompson fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
cartographic material
Accession Number
2006.001
Date Range
[196?]
Scope and Content
File contains a map of Cortes Island showing quarter-sections with preemption names.
Part Of
Doreen Thompson fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2006.001
Series Number
3
File Number
1
Accession Number
2006.001
Material Type
cartographic material
Date Range
[196?]
Scope and Content
File contains a map of Cortes Island showing quarter-sections with preemption names.
Name Access
Thompson, Doreen
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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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Cortes Island zoning issues

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
1993-2001
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence re Aquaculture bylaw #2300, a draft Cortes Island zoning bylaw (2001), and a map, the Official Community Plan Map Schedule A, 1993 and Bylaw 1896 to amend the OCP if 1995.
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
30
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1993-2001
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence re Aquaculture bylaw #2300, a draft Cortes Island zoning bylaw (2001), and a map, the Official Community Plan Map Schedule A, 1993 and Bylaw 1896 to amend the OCP if 1995.
Storage Location
4-6
Storage Range
4-6
Name Access
Sirk, George
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Cortes Island zoning maps

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
cartographic material
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
1990
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
38
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
cartographic material
Date Range
1990
Custodial History
File contains zoning maps for Bylaw 41, Electoral Area I, Schedules A1-A7 with revisions to 1999. There is a map of the whole island and larger scale maps of island areas.
Storage Location
Map cabinet (4-14)
Storage Range
Map cabinet (4-14)
Name Access
Sirk, George
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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"Cortes Official Community Plan Draft, Sept 1994" with a list of agency referral forms and draft Plan Map Schedules A and B

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
1994
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
13
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1994
Storage Location
3-22
Storage Range
3-22
Name Access
Sirk, George
Nursall, Ralph
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Part Of
Doreen Thompson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Accession Number
2006.001
Date Range
[192-]-2005
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of material that was gathered by Thompson as she researched island history for museum exhibits and local history albums. It includes land title information about Cortes Island properties going back to the original Crown Grants, correspondence and notes about Cortes Island history, photographs, maps and ephemera. Fonds is arranged in five series: Land Titles Research; Historical Information; Maps; Photographs; and Ephemera.
Part Of
Doreen Thompson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Thompson, Doreen
Fonds Number
2006.001
Accession Number
2006.001
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
[192-]-2005
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records 40 photographs 12 maps 2 CDs
History / Biographical
Doreen (Huck) Thompson, 1944-2006: Doreen’s grandparents, William Edward Huck and Mabel Wells Huck, arrived on Cortes Island in 1915. Widowed in WWI, Mabel and her four children left Cortes for Vancouver in 1923. Her son Harry, Doreen’s father, returned to Cortes in the 1930s. He married Edith Launchbury in 1937 and had two children, Doreen (b.1944) and Ed (b.1945, d.1993). Doreen and Ed were raised in Whaletown and attended school there and at Manson’s Landing. Doreen graduated from Vic High in Victoria before marrying Bob Thompson in 1962. From 1961 to 1963, Doreen lived in Teakerne Arm in a floathouse Bob had built on the shore of the Whaletown Lagoon and then moved to the shores of Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. Her children were born in 1964 (Janny) and 1965 (Debby). In 1970 the family and the house moved to Cortes Island where both daughters attended school to Grade 10. Doreen spent a few years living in Alberta and Victoria in the early 1980s and then returned to Cortes Island. Doreen developed a deep knowledge of the history of the island and she devoted considerable time to preserving, gathering and sharing her own and others knowledge of the island through her volunteer work at the Cortes Island Museum and Archives. Doreen was one of the founders of the Cortes Island Museum. She curated four exhibits at the Museum, including “Windows on Whaletown” in 1999, “Von Donop Inlet”, the commercial fishing portion of “Celebrating Wild Salmon”, and “Memories of Manson’s Landing”. She researched and created albums which combine photographs, reminiscences and clippings to document the history of various island areas, such as Green Valley and Whaletown. The Doreen Thompson Exhibit Gallery at the Museum commemorates her contributions. Doreen was making a fourth cross-Canada road trip from Cortes to Newfoundland when she was killed in a car accident near Fort McLeod, Alberta on August 1, 2006.
Custodial History
Material was stored at the museum or collected from Doreen Thomas' house.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of material that was gathered by Thompson as she researched island history for museum exhibits and local history albums. It includes land title information about Cortes Island properties going back to the original Crown Grants, correspondence and notes about Cortes Island history, photographs, maps and ephemera. Fonds is arranged in five series: Land Titles Research; Historical Information; Maps; Photographs; and Ephemera.
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Manson's Landing
Whaletown
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George Sirk, Regional Director sous-fonds

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Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
multiple media
Accession Number
2004.004
Date Range
1970-2003
Scope and Content
Sous-fonds consists of materials generated or gathered by George Sirk during his term as Regional Director. It includes correspondence; minutes and reports of the Cortes Island Advisory Planning Commission (APC); Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw revision materials; records of foreshore leases and licenses; correspondence on various island issues, and material relating to parks, aquaculture, forestry, treaty negotiations and other island concerns. Sous-fonds is arranged into six series: Advisory Planning Commission; Community Plans and Bylaws; Regional District of Comox-Strathcona: Regional Board; Regional District of Comox-Strathcona: Committees; Rezoning and Development Proposals; Subject Files: Cortes Affairs; Aquaculture; and Treaty Negotiations.
Part Of
Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
Creator
Sirk, George
Fonds Number
2002.001.3
Sous Fonds Number
3
Accession Number
2004.004
Material Type
textual records
cartographic material
multiple media
Date Range
1970-2003
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records
Extent
1.2 m
History / Biographical
George Sirk was elected Regional Director of Electoral Area I (Cortes Island) in the Regional District of Comox-Strathcona in 1996. He served three terms as Director, from 1996 to 2005.
Custodial History
Material was donated to CIMAS by George Sirk in 2004, prior to his move from Cortes Island to Victoria, BC.
Scope and Content
Sous-fonds consists of materials generated or gathered by George Sirk during his term as Regional Director. It includes correspondence; minutes and reports of the Cortes Island Advisory Planning Commission (APC); Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw revision materials; records of foreshore leases and licenses; correspondence on various island issues, and material relating to parks, aquaculture, forestry, treaty negotiations and other island concerns. Sous-fonds is arranged into six series: Advisory Planning Commission; Community Plans and Bylaws; Regional District of Comox-Strathcona: Regional Board; Regional District of Comox-Strathcona: Committees; Rezoning and Development Proposals; Subject Files: Cortes Affairs; Aquaculture; and Treaty Negotiations.
Storage Location
2-28 - 7-15
Storage Range
2-28 - 7-15
Name Access
Sirk, George
Nursall, Ralph
Subject Access
Advisory Planning Commission
Local governments
Regional District
Zoning
Aboriginal affairs
Aquaculture
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Arrangement
Original content of folders has been retained; archivists have arranged files into series.
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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
ephemera
Accession Number
1999.001
Date Range
1904-1993 (predominant 1948-1993)
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the personal records of Gilean Douglas which were produced and received during her personal and literary activities. There is some material dating from Douglas's early life, but the bulk of it dates from 1948 to 1993 and directly concerns her life on Cortes Island. Because of Douglas's involvement in the public life of the island, and her interest in local history, her papers contain a great deal of information about the political, community and social life of Cortes Island, particularly the Whaletown area. Fonds is composed of eighteen series: Manuscripts; Correspondence; Literary Records; Regional Director for Area I (Cortes Island); Women's Institute; Women's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church; School District #72; Whaletown Community Club; Channel Rock; Research; "The Log" of the Columbia Coast Mission; Journals and Notebooks; Illustrations and Sketches; Ephemera; Clippings; Maps; Albums; Photographs.
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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Douglas, Gilean
Fonds Number
1999.001
Accession Number
1999.001
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
ephemera
Date Range
1904-1993 (predominant 1948-1993)
Physical Description
1.9 m of textual records; ca. 2,352 photographic records (1147 prints : b&w and col. - ca. 560 negatives : b&w and col. negatives ; 35 mm and 14 x 11 cm or smaller - 645 slides : col. slides ; 35 mm); 1 cm of graphic material; 8 maps.
Extent
1.9
History / Biographical
Gilean Douglas was born in Toronto, Ont. In 1900. Orphaned at the age of 16, she began to work as a free-lance writer and photographer. Over her lifetime her work appeared in more than 200 publications, often published under pseudonyms (Grant Madison, Armoral Kent and Jill MacLean). Douglas published eight books of poetry and three books of non-fiction, and, from 1961 to 1992, wrote a regular column, “Nature Rambles”, for the Victoria Times-Colonist. In 1939, following the collapse of her third marriage, Douglas moved from Ontario to an isolated cabin in the mountains near Hope, B.C. Her first two books of nature writing (one published under the name Grant Madison) document her life there. Her cabin was destroyed by fire in 1947 and two years later she moved to a 138-acre waterfront homestead on Cortes Island with her fourth husband, Philip Douglas, (née Major). Her marriage ended in 1953, but she remained there until her death in 1993. Her home at Channel Rock was isolated, with no road access and no electricity. Douglas had a large garden, and supplemented her writing income by selling produce and plants. She was a volunteer Weather Observer for Environment Canada for 33 years, receiving several awards for her service. Starting in the 1960s, her writing centered increasingly on her life at Channel Rock. Her "Nature Rambles" columns and book "The Protected Place" reflect her life on the island. During her years on Cortes Island, Douglas took a leading role in community affairs and local politics. She held office in several community organizations and acted as a school trustee. As a member of the Women's Institute, she held local, district, provincial and national office, edited a book on its history, and was awarded a Life Membership in 1989. Douglas was a member of the first Cortes Island Advisory Planning Commission and represented Cortes on the Regional Board of Comox-Strathcona as Alternate Director from 1968 to 1973 and as Director from 1973 until 1977. List of Book Publications: 1952 Now the Green Word (Wings Press, Mill Valley, Ca.) 1953 Poetic Plush (The Story Book Press, Dallas, Texas) 1953 River For My Sidewalk (by “Grant Madison”; J. M. Dent & Sons, Toronto, Ont.) 1954 The Pattern Set (Quality Press, Montreal, Quebec) 1959 Modern Pioneers (a history of the Women's Institute, ed. by Douglas; Evergreen Press) 1967 Seascape With Figures (Prairie Press, Iowa City, Iowa) 1973 Now In This Night (Harlo Press, Detroit, Mi.) 1978 Silence Is My Homeland (Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, Pa.) 1979 The Protected Place (Gray’s Publishing, Sidney, B.C.) 1982 Prodigal (Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, B.C.) 1984 River For My Sidewalk (by Gilean Douglas; Sono Nis Press) 1985 Kodachromes at Midday (Sono Nis Press) 1992 Seascape With Figures - Poems Selected and New (Sono Nis Press)
Custodial History
Upon Douglas’ death in 1993 her papers were gathered from her house by her literary executor, Gillian Milton. Douglas’ will directed that her papers and photographs be turned over to the University of British Columbia (Douglas’ primary beneficiary), after being examined and used for literary purposes including publication or biography. Accordingly, Milton inventoried the records, and with Andrea Lebowitz made use of them for a biography and anthology of the writings of Douglas, "Gilean Douglas: Writing Nature, Finding Home" (Lebowitz and Milton, Sono Nis Press, 1999). The textual records were turned over to University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections in December 1999; the photographic records in 2002. By agreement with UBC, the records and photographs which have to do primarily with Cortes Island were turned over to the Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society (Manson's Landing, B.C.) in 1999.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the personal records of Gilean Douglas which were produced and received during her personal and literary activities. There is some material dating from Douglas's early life, but the bulk of it dates from 1948 to 1993 and directly concerns her life on Cortes Island. Because of Douglas's involvement in the public life of the island, and her interest in local history, her papers contain a great deal of information about the political, community and social life of Cortes Island, particularly the Whaletown area. Fonds is composed of eighteen series: Manuscripts; Correspondence; Literary Records; Regional Director for Area I (Cortes Island); Women's Institute; Women's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church; School District #72; Whaletown Community Club; Channel Rock; Research; "The Log" of the Columbia Coast Mission; Journals and Notebooks; Illustrations and Sketches; Ephemera; Clippings; Maps; Albums; Photographs.
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
Subject Access
Women's Institute
Columbia Coast Mission
Community Associations
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Related Material
Gilean Douglas fonds at the University of British Columbia Library (Special Collections) Cortes Island Ratepayers Association fonds Gorge Harbour Community Hall fonds Whaletown Community Club fonds Whaletown Women's Institute fonds Regional Director of Electoral Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Copyright
Copyright for Douglas's published writings is held by the University of British Columbia. Permission to use Douglas's manuscripts for publication purposes must be obtained from the University of British Columbia or from Gillian Milton, literary executor for the estate of Gilean Douglas.
Arrangement
Wherever possible, Douglas’ system of arrangement has been retained, and original groupings of material have been maintained. Other material has been arranged according to type.
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Hand-drawn map of Manson's Lagoon area

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Part Of
Doreen Thompson fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
cartographic material
Accession Number
2006.001
Date Range
[ca. 2005]
Scope and Content
File contains a map showing the names of property owners in the area.
Part Of
Doreen Thompson fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2006.001
Series Number
3
File Number
6
Accession Number
2006.001
Material Type
cartographic material
Date Range
[ca. 2005]
Scope and Content
File contains a map showing the names of property owners in the area.
Storage Location
Oversize box
Storage Range
Oversize box
Name Access
Thompson, Doreen
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