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St. James Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 13. Series consists of minutes for the Council of the Rural Municipality and City of St. James. Both regular and special meetings of Council are recorded, as well as minutes of standing or special committees including the Centennial and Finance Committees.

Alphabetized indexes for minutes 1925-1930 appear at beginning of series, followed by minute books. All other minutes are indexed alphabetically within Minute Volumes.

St. James-Assiniboia (Man.)

St. James-Assiniboia Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 13. Series consists of the minutes for the City of St. James-Assiniboia. Both regular and special meetings of Council are recorded, as well as minutes of standing or special committees.

Alphabetical indexes for minutes appear at the beginning of minute volumes for each year.

St. James-Assiniboia (Man.)


Forms part of Fonds 26. Series consists of by-laws for the Rural Municipality of Kildonan. Included are bound by-laws numbered 229-417 (1908-1914), supporting documents tucked or stapled into bound volumes, and by-laws 4-417 folded in cardboard sheathes in packfile boxes. By-laws are not in perfect chronological order, and some may be missing.

Kildonan (Man.)

Volunteer Division

Forms part of Fonds 24. Series V consists of records created in the years 2001-2002 to serve the Division’s purpose of identifying, recruiting, and training Volunteers to serve at the 2002 NAIG. Records mainly relate to accreditation and document the activities of the Volunteer Committee.

North American Indigenous Games Host Society (Winnipeg), Inc.

Metro Election Records

Series consists of nomination procedures, an electoral division street index, maps for electoral divisions 5 to 10, election information and working papers for Assiniboia (Division no. 10).

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Metro Michener Commission

The Royal Commission on Local Government Organization and Finance, or the Michener Commission, was appointed on February 13, 1963 by Order-in-Council No. 183/63. The Commission was tasked with studying and reporting on the powers, functions and responsibilities of different levels of local government, their organization, financial structure, system of taxation and relationship to the provincial government.

Series consists of briefs, reports, and correspondence produced throughout the Michener Commission, or the Manitoba Royal Commission on Local Government Organization and Finance and created or received by Metro.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Metro Manitoba Hospital Commission

Series consists of correspondence, inter-departmental memos, plans, reports, research, proposals, and briefs related to Metro’s regarding Metro’s relationship with the Manitoba Hospital Commission. Records document problems facing Metro area hospitals, such as financial strain and bed shortages, as well as Metro’s provision of grants for hospital projects and capital costs.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Metro Council Communications

Forms part of Fonds 14. Series consists of correspondence, reports, memos, acts, photographs and various records generated or received by council. Files are organized alphabetically by an alpha-numeric filing code, with most records in each file organized in reverse-chronological order. Series documents activities related to assessment, personnel, finance, parks and protection, streets and transit, bridge construction and maintenance, water and waste, planning, general government, committees, municipalities, boards, legislation, property, events, by-law development and administration, and general research.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Reports, Speeches, Pamphlets

Forms part of Collection 9: Series consists of reports, speeches and pamphlets created or acquired by Chief Commissioner Richard Frost during his tenure with the Board of Commissioners of the City of Winnipeg. The records are in chronological order. Also included are communications and reports with file codes and communications and reports without associated file codes.

The records document high level planning undertaken by the Board of Commissioners for the City of Winnipeg. Issues and subject areas covered include: workforce structure and human resource planning; financial analysis; performance analysis; professional development; capital project planning; taxation analysis; city planning; emergency planning; flood management; governance issues.

Frost, Richard L. (Rick)


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

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