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Photographs

Forms part of Fonds 15. Series consists of photographs taken by GWWD employees during the building of the Greater Winnipeg Aqueduct that brings water from Shoal Lake to Winnipeg. Photos are made up of nitrate negatives and lantern slides.

Greater Winnipeg Water District

Minutes and Reports

Forms part of Fonds 15. Series consists of minutes and reports of the Board of Equalization, the Sinking Fund Trustee, the Administration Board and the Board of Commissioners.

Greater Winnipeg Water District

Financial Records

Forms part of Fonds 15. Series consists of financial ledgers and journals, pay sheets, financial statements, annual reports, and other financial material. Many of the ledgers and journals are oversized.

Greater Winnipeg Water District

Agreements and Contracts

Forms part of Fonds 15. Series consists of numbered contracts and agreements entered into by the Greater Winnipeg Water District. Contracts and agreements are typically for the supply of building materials such as steel rails, steel splice bars or telephone lines, as well as for specific projects like the construction of a gate house or for clearance of a right-of-way. Plans and specifications are included with some contracts. The series is incomplete.

Greater Winnipeg Water District

By-laws

Series consists of 269 numbered by-laws of the Greater Winnipeg Water District. Two indices are available: Index to By-Laws 1-163 and Index to By-Laws 164-258. The last eleven by-laws are not included in either index. The indices list by-laws in number order and provide a description of their purpose. By-laws were drafted for a variety of reasons, including appointments to District boards, to define duties of District officers, to borrow and/or spend money, to establish rates for municipalities served by the District, and to repeal existing District by-laws.

Greater Winnipeg Water District

Communications

Forms part of Fonds 15. Series consists of communications and reports created or received by the Greater Winnipeg Water District. Included are copies of a 1912 report by Charles Slichter and Rudolph Hering’s Report on a Water Supply from Shoal Lake for the Greater Winnipeg Water District, 1913. Also included are various maps and plans for the aqueduct, aqueduct operating and intake records, correspondence regarding land right of ways and correspondence regarding the rail line constructed by the GWWD.

Greater Winnipeg Water District

Public Safety Building Time Capsule

Series consists of the following: 1) copper time capsule with tin/lead solder 2) audio recording of the laying of the cornerstone ceremony held on November 30, 1965, 3) envelope submitted by the Police Department containing a list and photos of employees and a photo of the Rupert Avenue Police Station (now demolished), 4) envelope submitted by the Fire Department containing a list and photos of employees, cap badges, uniform buttons, and a procedure manual, 5) envelope submitted by the Signals Department containing a list of employees, 6) envelope submitted by the City Magistrate containing a list and photos of employees and court statistics from 1964.

Winnipeg (Man.)

Special Publicity Committee

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of communications referred to the Special Publicity Committee between 1919 and 1920 regarding a proposed advertising campaign for the City of Winnipeg.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Publicity Committee

Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 25. Series consists of all surviving minutes for the Council of the Rural Municipality of Assiniboia. Both regular and special meetings of Council are recorded, as well as minutes of standing or special committees. Included in this series are Notes from Council for the years 1904-1913 and Indexes for the years 1914, 1915, 1918 and 1919. Missing are minutes 1930-1931 and 1936.

Assiniboia (Man.)

Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series includes City of Winnipeg Council Minutes dating 1874-1971, which briefly recount the proceedings of council meetings and are the official, legal record of decisions made by Council. Recorded decisions reveal municipal governance, resource allocation, and service delivery. Minutes also refer to topics debated, reports considered, by-laws introduced, communications received, decisions reached and votes taken during council meetings. Council minutes are a rich and detailed source of information about the history of the City of Winnipeg, and provide understanding of issues past and present in city politics.

Minutes dating up until 1912 are handwritten.

Handwritten indices begin in 1878 for early minute books.

Winnipeg (Man.)

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