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WTC Correspondence

Forms part of Fonds 1, Series 155. Series consists of all surviving correspondence for the City of Winnipeg Traffic Commission (1954-1971). Files include copies of by-laws, traffic regulations, reports, and other correspondence.

Series is arranged according to original order.

Minutes

Forms part of Series 54. Subseries consists of minutes for the Committee on Finance, a standing committee of Council. The minutes of the Finance Committee contain a wide range of information relating to works undertaken by the City, employment practices, contract administration and policy implementation. Minutes of the Finance Committee also contain financial information for all other committees, which were required to report to the Finance Committee on any budget items. Indexes are included.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Safety

Metro, By-laws, Volumes.

Sub-series consists of by-laws bound into volumes, with each volume containing between 200 and 400 by-laws. Supporting documents referenced in by-laws are not always included in the volumes.

Records consist of a complete set of volumes numbered from 1 to 9. By-laws are arranged in numerical order. Oversized records are not always included in the set but can be found in sub-series 1.

For a more detailed description, see volume list.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Minutes

Forms part of Series 1. Subseries consists of minutes for the Committee on Public Health and Welfare, a standing committee of Council. Committee responsibilities changed periodically over the years. As well, the name of the committee changed several times, and this is reflected in the minutes. Minutes typically follow a Council year, as standing committees were struck at the first meeting of each new Council.

1876-1878Board of Health
1879-1882Health, Relief and Cemetery Committee
1883-1886Committee on Health and Relief
1887-1905Health, Market and License Committee (sometimes Market, License and Health Committee)
1905-1908Public Health Committee
1909-1957Committee on Health
1958-1971Committee on Public Health and Welfare

WTC Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 1, Series 155. Sub-Series consists of all surviving minutes for the City of Winnipeg Traffic Commission (1954-1971).

Minutes are in chronological order.

Reports

Forms part of Series 26, Fonds 1. Subseries consists of annual reports of the Public Parks Board of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation.

Communications

Forms part of Series 181. Subseries consists of the communications packfiles of the Committee on Public Improvement its predecessors for the years 1903-1971. Records include blueprints, petitions, correspondence sent and received, and reports on applications for public improvements.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Works

Communications

Forms part of Series 1. Subseries consists of all surviving correspondence directed toward the Committee on Public Health and Welfare. The correspondence dates from the first year of the City of Winnipeg's incorporation, 1874, until its final year as a unique entity, 1971. The correspondence covers a wide variety of topics including matters relating to health and welfare and the Health Department after it was formed in 1900, but also the formation and management of markets, bath houses and comfort stations; library operations and staffing; licensing issues and inspections; complaints about noise, smoke and other nuisances; and, Health Department staff appointments, requests for leave and general staffing issues.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Communications

Forms part of Series 54. Subseries consists of Communications packfiles from the Committee on Finance. Packfiles include letters, estimates, and reports from other committees and organizations.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

Committee on Finance Claims

Forms part of Series 54. Subseries consists of the packfiles of the Committee on Finance Claims, a sub-committee of the Committee on Finance. Packfiles include communications records. Minutes for the sub-committee may be found within the Minute books of the Committee on Finance.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

Minutes

Forms part of Series 98. Subseries consists of minutes for the Committee on Urban Renewal and Redevelopment, a standing committee of Council. Minute volumes include original indexes.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Urban Renewal and Redevelopment

Minutes

Forms part of Series 181. Subseries consists of minutes and related reports for the Committee on Public Works and its predecessors for the years 1876-1971.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Works

Communications

Forms part of Series 98. Subseries consists of Communications packfiles from the Committee on Urban Renewal and Redevelopment. Packfiles include plans, photographs, petitions, reports, letters sent and received, printed copies of by-laws and reports on transit routes.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Urban Renewal and Redevelopment

Metro Council Minutes, Partial Sets

Sub-series consists of two incomplete sets of unsigned council minutes. Records consist of a three-volume set that documents meetings held between April 27, 1961 and November 8, 1962. It is unclear if or how many volumes exist documenting meetings held after November 8, 1962 until 1971. Each volume is in reverse chronological order. A second set begins in January 1964 and ends in December 1971. Each volume is organized in chronological order but the first five volumes are missing from this set.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Election Working Papers

Forms part of Series 2, Fonds 1: Subseries consists of records created, accumulated and used by the City Clerk's Department to run elections for Mayor, Councillors (Aldermen) and School Trustees for Winnipeg School Division No. 1. The records document the process of managing elections including the development of voting procedures, sample ballots and forms, the identification of sites for polls, hiring and training of election workers, complaints, and public notices and publicity for elections.

Nominations and Results

Forms part of Series 2, Fonds 1: Subseries consists of records created, accumulated and used by the City Clerk's Department to run elections for Mayor and Councilors (Aldermen) and, after 1891, for School Trustees for Winnipeg School Division No. 1. The records document the nomination process for candidates in all three races, procedures for voting on money by-laws and plebiscites, and the various methods and administrative tools developed to count the vote; from 1920 on, the City of Winnipeg used proportional representation and records trace methods used to calculate quota and transfer votes until a candidate was elected. Records also document judicial recounts, basic administrative processes like ballot destruction after election results were official, and recording Oaths of Office for elected members of Council.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Clerk's Department

Metro, By-laws, General Files.

Sub-series consists of by-laws and attachments in multiple formats. Larger by-laws are bound individually into volumes.

Records consist of selected by-laws and related documents created during Metro’s existence. By-laws are kept in various formats including volumes, folders, binders and notebooks.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Metro, By-laws, Reverse Numerical Volumes.

Sub-series consists of by-laws bound into volumes, with each volume containing between 170 and 370 by-laws. Supporting documents referenced in by-laws are tucked into the pages throughout the volume.

Records consist of an incomplete set of by-laws organized in reverse numerical order. Missing from the series are volumes for by-laws 1-175, 1230-1500, and 1751-1928.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

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