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Metropolitan Winnipeg Act and Procedure By-law

Series consists of multiple versions of the Metropolitan Winnipeg Act and Procedure By-law of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg, as well as drafts, revisions, amendments and related reports, correspondence and inter-office memos. The records document Metro’s jurisdiction and boundaries, including the additional zone, and its powers within those boundaries. It also outlines the services Metro provided, its electoral divisions, election processes, organizational structure, terms of office, as well as the powers and responsibilities related to its key functions concerning its financial, assessment, planning, street and transit systems, waterworks and sewage disposal, and parks and civil defence divisions. By-law No. 245 further documents how Metro’s council and committees are to govern their proceedings.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Mini-park on Academy Road at Kenaston Boulevard

Photograph of a small park at the intersection of Academy Road and Kenaston Boulevard after Metro's beautification efforts, featuring trees, benches, and a water feature. A description of the photo used for publication is recorded on a separate piece of paper. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

New Conservatory in Assiniboine Park

Photograph of the new conservatory in Assiniboine Park, built in June 1970. The photo's reverse is marked with Metro's Parks and Protection Division stamp and G. A. Schoch (Landscape Architect) written. The photographer is likely G. A. Schoch.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Old Kildonan Park Pavilion in winter

A photograph of the old Kildonan Park Pavilion in the winter. A description of the photo used for publication is recorded on a separate piece of paper. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Overpasses

Photographs of overpasses and areas of the Greater Winnipeg Area for which overpasses were proposed.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Parks Featurettes

Photographs of various parks and park goers around the Greater Winnipeg area, as well as a small amount of textual records created by the Metro government describing the photos, their collection, and their use. Photographs were collected and used by Allan Bready, Metro's Information Officer, as part of a publication project of park featurettes.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

People walking across overpass

Photograph of people walking across the Nairn Overpass with snow on the ground below. The overpass is lined with flags. Photographed by Gunter A. Schoch, Landscape Architect for the Metro Parks and Protection Division.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Portage and Main, looking west down Portage Avenue

Photograph of Portage Avenue looking west from the intersection at Main Street. Various shops and business are featured in buildings at Portage and Main that no longer exist, including the towering McArthur/Child's Building on the right. Photograph by Henry Kalen.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Red and Assiniboine Rivers

Photographs of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Photos include boating and canoeing on the rivers, landscape shots of the city that include the rivers, and aerial shots of the rivers. Photographs originally assembled for use in an unknown publication.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Skating on the Assiniboine Duck Pond

Photograph of park goers skating on the Assiniboine Duck Pond in winter, with the pavilion off in the distance. A description of the photo used for publication is recorded on a separate piece of paper. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

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