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By-laws of the city of Vancouver. Consolidated up to the 31st day of March, 1898 Vancouver (B.C.) 1898

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Array  NORTHWEST HISTORY 
Vancouver Public Library   By-Laws. under which there are any outstanding debts or 
obligations due by the City, or which are of only a
 temporary character, or which merely affect private 
rights, are not included in this consolidation, only those 
being included which affect the general public, and
regulate the government of the City.  BY-LAWS OF THE
 CITY OF VANCOUVER 
Consolidated up to the 31st day of March
  1898 
JAMES F.  GARDEN, Esquire, 
T. O. TOWNLEY, Esquire, 
H. J. PAINTER. Esquire, 
j. mcqueen, esquire,
T. E. NEELANDS, Esquire,
W. J. McGUIGAN, Esquire,
D. McPHAIDEN, Esquire,
C. F. FOREMAN, Esquire,
W. BROWN, Esquire,
R. A. McMORRAN, Esquire,
A. BRUCE, Esquire. 
A. ST. G. HAMERSLEY, Esquire,
City Solicitor.
T. F.. McGUIGAN, Esquire,
City Clerk.
Mayor.
ALDERMEN.
Printed and Published by Order of the City Council.
MINING CRITIC PRESS, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Imm
VANCOUVER CITY BY=LAWS.
BY-LAW No. 32.
And Amending By-Laws N05. 200, 220 and 288. (B.C. Gazette
flarch 22, 1894, January 24, 1895 and August 26, 1897.)
A By-Law for Regulating the Proceedings of Coun
CIL, AND FOR DEFINING THE DUTY OF THE OFFICERS OI
the Corporation of the City of Vancouver.
WHEREAS, It is expedient to pass a By-Law to regulate
ithe proceedings of the Municipal Council and in committee of
;the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Vancouver, and to define the duties of the several officers of said
jCorporation, and the manner in which said duties shall be
[fulfilled:
Therefore, The Municipal Council of the Corporation of
the City of Vancouver, in Council assembled enacts as follows:
MEETINGS  AND  ADJOURNMENTS  OF  COUNCIL.
i. In all proceedings had or taken in the Municipal Council
bf the Corporation of the City of Vancouver, the following
|rules and regulations shall be observed, and shall be the rules
jind regulations for the order and dispatch of, business in the
jsaid Council.
2. The said Council shall meet every Monday in the year at
.he hour of 7:30 o'clock p.m., unless otherwise ordered by
[special motion, or unless such Monday shall be a public holi-
lay according to law, when the Council shall meet at the same
pour the next following day, which shall not be such public
holiday.
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UM 3. The Mayor may at any time summon a special meeting
of the Council, and it shall, be his duty to summon a special
meeting whenever* requested in writing by a majority of the
members of the Council.
4. Unless there shall be a quorum present in half an hour after the time appointed for the meeting of the Council, the Council shall then stand absolutely adjourned until the next day of
meeting, unless a special meeting be duty called in the meantime; and the Clerk shall take down the names of the members present at the expiration of such half hour.
5. The members of the Council shall not leave their places
on adjournment until the Mayor or other presiding officer
leaves the chair.
ORDER  OF  PROCEEDINGS  IN  COUNCIL/
6. As soon after the hour of meeting as there shall be a
quorum present, the Mayor shall take the chair, and the members, uncovered, shall be called to order.
7. In case the Mayor shall not be in attendance within thirty
minutes after the hour appointed, the Clerk shall call the
meeting to order until a Chairman shall be chosen, who shall
preside until the arrival of the Mayor.
8. In case of the death or absence of the Mayor, the Council may, from amongst themselves, appoint a presiding officer,
who, during such absence, shall have all the powers of Mayor
and preside at all meetings of the Council, and at the Police
Court if necessary.
9. Immediately after the Mayor, or other presiding officer,
shall have taken his seat, the minutes of the preceding, meeting shall be read by the Clerk, in order that any mistakes
therein may be corrected by the Council.
10. The Mayor or other Presiding Officer shall preserve
order and decorum and decide questions of order, subject to an
appeal from the Council. i\
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ii. When the Mayor or other Presiding Officer is called on
to discuss a point of order or practice, he shall do so without
unnecessary comment, and shall state the rule or authority
applicable to the case, if required.
12. The Mayor or other Presiding Officer or Chairman shall
have a casting vote only.
13. If the Mayor or other  Presiding Officer desires to leave
the chair for the purpose of taking part  in  the  debate,   or  J
otherwise, he shall call one of the Aldermen to  fill  his place
until he resumes the chair.
14. Every member, previous to his speaking to any question
or motion, shall rise from his seat and shall address himself to
the Mayor or other Presiding Officer.
15. When two or more members rise at once, the Mayor or
other Presiding Officer shall name the member who first rose
in his place, but a motion may be made that any member who
has risen " be now heard " or "do now speak."
16. Every member who shall be present in the Council
Chamber when a question is put shall vote thereon, unless the
'Council shall excuse him, or unless he be personally interested
in the question, provided such interest is resolvable into a
personal pecuniary profit, or such as is peculiar to that member, and not in common with the interests of the citizens at
large, and in such case he shall not vote.
17. When the Mayor or other Presiding Officer is putting
the question no member shall walk across or out of the room,    /
or make any noise or disturbance, or when a member is speaking  no  other  member  shall  interrupt him, except to raise a
point of order.
18. A member called to order from the Chair shall sit down,
but may afterwards be permitted to explain, and the Council,
if appealed to," shall decide on the case, but without debate; if    *
there be no appeal, the decision of the  Mayor  or  other Presiding Officer shall be final.
19. No member shall speak disrespectfully of Her Majesty
the Queen, or any of the Royal Family, or of the Governor- General, Lieutenant-Governor, or person administering the
Government of the Dominion or of this Province; nor shall he
use offensive words in or against the Council, or against any
member thereof, or shall he speak beside the question in debate; and no member shall reflect upon any vote of the Council, except for the purpose of moving that such vote be rescinded, nor shall he resist its rules or disobey the decision of
the Mayor or other Presiding Officer, or in case of appeal of
the Council on questions of order or practice, or in the interpretation of the rules of the Council; and in case any member
shall resist or disobey,' he may be ordered by the Mayor or
other Presiding Officer to leave his seat for that meeting of the
Council, and may be removed therefrom by the police for contempt of the Council and its rules; but in case of ample apology
being made by the offender, he may, by vote of the Council,
be restored forthwith.
20. Any person may require the question or motion in discussion to be read at any time during the debate, but not so as
to interrupt a member while speaking.
21. No member shall speak more than once to the same
question, without leave of the Council, except in explanation
of a material part of his speech which may have been miscon- *
ceived, and in so doing he is not to introduce new matter; a
reply is allowed to a member who has made a substantive
motion to the Council, but not to any member who has moved
an order of the day, an amendment, the previous question, or
an introduction to a Committee, and no member, without leave
of the Council, shall speak to the same question, or in reply,
for longer than two minutes.
22. Upon a division of the Council, the names of those who
vote for and those who vote against the question shall be entered upon the minutes, when any two members shall call for
yeas and nays.
23. Questions may be put to the Mayor or other Presiding
Officer, or through him to any member of the Council, relating
to any bill, motion or other matter connected with" the business
of the Council or the affairs of the City, but no argument or
opinion is to be offered, nor any facts stated, except so far as
may be necessBry to explain the same, and in answering any
such questions a member is not to debate the matter to which
the same refers. y  7
24. No persons except members and officers of  tne  Council
shall be allowed to come within the bar during  the  sitting of /
the Council, without the permission  of  the  Mayor  or other
Presiding Officer.
25. No standing  rule or order of the Council shall be suspended except by a vote of two-thirds of the members present.
26. In all unprovided cases in the proceedings of Council, or
in Committee, the law of Parliament shall be followed.
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ORDER  OF  BUSINESS.
27. The general order of business at every regular meeting
shall be as follows :
1. Reading of Minutes.
2. Original Communications.
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Petitions
Reports of Committees.
Consideration of Reports of Committees.
6. Enquiries.
7. Introduction of By-Laws.
8. Unfinished Business.
9. Motions.
10. Consideration of By-Laws.
11. Giving Notice.
28. All communications, accounts and petitions shall be
considered as having been referred to the proper committees,
unless otherwise ordered.
29. The business shall, in all cases be taken up in the order
in which it stands, unless otherwise determined upon by a vote
of two-thirds of the members present, without debate thereon.
MOTIONS AND ORDER OF PUTTING QUESTIONS IN COUNCIL.
30. Notice at a previous regular meeting shall be given of
all motions for introducing new matter, other than matters of
privilege and bringing up petitions  and  communications* and
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if any objections be made, no motion shall be discussed unless
such notice has been given, or the Council dispense with such
notice by a vote of two-thirds of the members present, without
debate.
31. All motions shall be in writing and seconded before being debated or put from the chair; when a motion is seconded
it shall be read by the Mayor or other Presiding Officer or
Clerk before debate.
32. After a motion is read by the Mayor or other Presiding
Officer or Clerk, it shall be deemed to be in possession of the
Council, but may be withdrawn at any time before decision or
amendment, with permission of the Council.
33. A motion of commitment, until it is decided, shall preclude all amendments of the main question.
34. A motion to adjourn shall always be in order, but no
second motion to the same effect shall be made until some intermediate proceeding shall have been had.
35. When a question is under debate no motion shall ube received, unless to commit it, to amend it, to lay it on the table,
to postpone it, to adjourn or to move the previous question.
36. The previous question, until it is decided, shall preclude
all amendments of the main question, and shall be put without debate in the following words: " Shall this question be
now put? " and if this motion be resolved in the affirmative,
the original question is to be put forthwith without any amendments or debate.
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37. All amendments shall be put in the reverse order of
which they are moved, except in filling up blanks, when the
longest time and largest sum shall be put first; and every
amendment submitted shall-be redacedr-to writing^and be decided upon or withdrawn before the main question is put to
vote; only one amendment shall be allowed to an amendment, and any amendment more than one must be to the main
motion.  m 38. In all motions for the appointment of any person to any
office in the gift of the Council, the names of all candidates
shall be submitted before any vote is taken and the nominees
shall be then voted on.
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39. When the question under consideration contains distinct
propositions, upon the request of any member, the vote upon
each proposition shall be taken separately.
40. After any question is finally put by the Mayor or other
Presiding Officer, no member shall speak to the question, nor
shall any other motion be made until after the result is declared; and the decision of the Mayor or other Presiding Officer as to whether the question has been finally put shall be
conclusive.
41. When the Mayor or other Presiding Officer is of the
opinion that a motion offered to the Council is contrary to the
rules and privileges of the Council, he shall apprise the members thereof immediately, before putting the question thereon,
and shall quote the rule or authority. applicable to the case,
without argument or comment.
42. Members shall always take ^heir places when a division
is called for.
ORDER OF PROCEEDINGS IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.
43. Whenever it shall be moved and carried that the Coun-,
cil go into Committee of the Whole, the Mayor or other Presiding officer shall leave the chair and shall appoint a chairman
of Committee of the Whole, who shall maintain order in the
Committee and who shall report the proceedings of the Committee. ■;,[.
44. Previous to discussion of every report of a committee in
Committee of the Whole, the same shall be read out by the
Clerk, who, on the request of any member, shall repeat the
reading of any clause or clauses therein as may be desired by
such members. • P-M
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45. The rules of the Council shall be observed in Committee
of the Whole so far  as  may  be  applicable,   except  that  no 10
motion shall require to be seconded, nor shall a motion for the
previous question or for an adjournment be allowed; nor shall
the number of times of speaking on any question be limited.
46. Questions of order arising in Committee of the Whole
shall be decided by the chairman; subject to an appeal to the
Council; and if any sudden disorder should arise in committee,
the Mayor or other Presiding Officer will resume the chair
without any motion being put.
47. On motion in Committee of the Whole to rise and report , the question shall be decided without debate.
48. A motion in Committee of the Whole to rise without
reporting, or that the chairman leave the chair, shall alwaj^s be
in order and shall take precedence of any other motion; on
such motion debate shall be allowed, and on affirmative vote
the subject referred to the committee shall be considered as
disposed of in the negative, and the Mayor or other Presiding
Officer shall resume the chair and proceed with the next order
of business.
READING  OF   BY-LAWS  AND  PROCEEDINGS THEREON.
49. Every by-law shall be introduced upon motion for
leave, specifying the title of the by-law, or upon motion to
appoint a committee to prepare and bring it in.
50. The question—"That this by-law be now read a first
time," shall be decided upon without amendment or debate.
51. Unless previously reported oh by a committee every bylaw shall, unless otherwise determined by the Council, be committed after the second reading thereof to a Committee of the
Whole to report on the same.
52. Every by-law shall receive three several readings, and
on different days, previous to its being passed, except in urgent and extraordinary occasions, and upon a vote of two-
thirds of the members present, when it may be read twice or
thrice or advanced two or more stages in one day. y
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53- When a by-law is read in the Council the Clerk shall
certify the readings and time on the back thereof. After the
by-laws have passed he shall be responsible for their correctness if amended.
54. In proceedings in  Committee of the  Whole upon
laws, every clause shall be considered in proper order.
55. Any by-law for the appropriation of money brought in
on a report of a Committee of the Whole; shall pass through
all its stages without again being referred to the Committee of
the Whole, unless upon special motion in writing.
56. All amendments made in Committee of the Whole shall
be reported by the chairman to the Council, who shall receive
the same forthwith; after report the by-law shall be open to
debate and amendment before it is ordered for a third reading.
When a by-law is reported without amendment, it is forthwith
ordered to be rea$ a third time, at such time as may be appointed by the Council.
57. All by-laws after having been finally adopted by the
Council, shall be copied into a book in their regular order, as
a supplement to the minutes of the Council, for the year in
which they are passed, and shall have-a separate index prepared for the same.
58.- Every by-law which has passed the Council shall immediately be signed by the Mayor or Presiding Officer and City
Clerk, and sealed with the seal of the Corporation, and shall
be deposited by the Clerk for security in the city safe.
PETITIONS
AND
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COMMUNICATIONS.
59. Every petition, remonstrance, or other written application intended to be presented to the Council, must be fairly
written or printed on paper or parchment, and signed by at
least one person, and no letters, affidavits or other documents
shall be attached to it unless the subject matter of the same is
embodied in the petition.
60. Every petition, remonstrance, or other written application may be presented to the Council by any member thereof,
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not signing or being a party to the same, on any day, but not
later than the hour at which the Council convene, except on
extraordinary occasions, and every member presenting any
petition, remonstrance, or other written application to the
Council, shall examine the same and shall be answerable that it
does not contain any impertinent or improper matter, and that
the same is temperate and respectful in its language; he shall
also endorse thereon the name of the applicant and the substance of such application, and sign his name thereto, which
endorsement only shall be read by the Mayor or other Presiding Officer, or Clerk, unless a member shall require the reading of the paper, in which case the whole shall be read.
61. All petitions or other written communications on any
subject within the cognizance of any standing committee shall
on presentation be referred by the Mayor or other Presiding
Officer to the proper committee without any motion; and no
member shall speak upon, nor shall any debate be allowed, on
the presentation of any petition or other communication to the
Council, but any member may move that in referring said petition or other communication cgrtain instructions may be
given by the Council, or that said petition <>r communication be referred to a special committee; and if the petition
or communication complains of some present personal grievance requiring an immediate remedy, the matter contained
therein may be brought into immediate discussion and be.
disposed of forthwith.
62. Any member may move' to take up or refer any communication or petition made or presented to the Council during the year in which such motion is made, or during the year
next preceding such year, and whether such communication
or petition has been referred to a committee and reported on
or not; but no motion shall be in order to take up or refer a
communication or petition made or presented at any time before the commencement of the year next preceding such motion.
APPOINTMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF COMMITTEES.
63. All Standing or Select Comjn it tees shall be appointed on
motion of a member, by consent of a majority of the Council,
and any member of the Council may be placed on a committee,
notwithstanding the absence of such member at the time of
his being named upon such committee. y
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64. Every member who shall introduce a by-law, petition or
motion, upon any subject which may be referred to a special
committee, shall be one of the committee without being named
by the Council, and shall, unless he otherwise determines, be
chairman of such committee.
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65. Of the number of members appointed to compose any
standing or select committee, three members thereof, exclusive
of any ex-officio members, shall be a quorum competent to
proceed to business.
66. There shall be annually appointed at the first or second
meeting: of each newly elected Council  the
tees, which
Council:
shall
compose
the
standing
following comtnit-
committees  of  the
1 st. The Standing Committee on Finance and Assessment
2nd. The Standing Committee on Works and Property.
3rd. The Standing Committee on Fire and Police.
4th. The Standing Committee on Health and Relief.
5th.  The Standing Committee on the City Water Works
System and City
Lighting.
67. Each standing committee of the Council shall consist of
one member of the Council from each ward as the Council may
elect at its first or second meeting as aforesaid, and the Mayor
shall be ex-officio a member of all committees.
68. The members of each standing committee of the Council
shall meet at the Council chamber for the purpose of organization within three days after that on which they are appointed,
or as soon as convenient thereafter.
69. The members of each standing committee of the Council
shall at their first meeting proceed to elect from among themselves a chairman, and immediately after such chairman has
been elected the day of the first regular meeting of such committee shall be determined, and also the hour at which such
meeting shall be held.
70.
The regular
meeting
of the Finance Committee and of
the Committee on Works and Property shall be held once in
each week, except when otherwise ordered by the Council, and
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by each of the other standing committtes as often as may be
determined upon, but all such meetings shall be at regular
stated intervals, and not less than once in each month.
71. Special meetings of standing committees may be called
by the Chairman whenever he shall consider it necessary to do
so, and it shall be the duty of the Chairman, or, in his absence
from the city, it shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Council,
or the Clerk of the Standing Committee, if a special Clerk
shall have been appointed on that behalf, to summon a special
meeting of a committee whenever requested in writing to do
so by a majority of the members composing it.
72. Members of the Council may attend the meetings of any
of its committees, but shall not be allowed to take any part in
any discussion or debate, except by permission of a majority
of the, members of the committee.
DUTIES AND ORDER OF BUSINESS OF COMMITTEES.
73. The business of the standing and special committees
shall be conducted under the following regulations :
(1) The Chairman shall preside at every meeting and shall
vote on all questions submitted, and in case of an equal division
the question shall be passed in the negative.
( 2) He shall sign all orders and documents as the committee
may legally order.
. (3) In "his absence one of the other members shall be elected
to preside, who shall discharge all the duties of the Chairman
for the meeting, or until the arrival of the Chairman.
(4) The minutes of all the transactions of every committee
shall be accurately entered in a book to be provided for that
purpose, and at each meeting the minutes of the preceding
meeting shall be submitted for confirmation or amendment,
and after they have received the approval of a majority of the
members present they shall be signed by the Chairman.
(5) There shall be entered on the minute book of each committee all reports ordered to be submitted to the Council, all
orders that may be passed, and all accounts that may be audited, with a reference to the by-law or resolution of the Coun- r5
cil under which such audit is made, together with such other
matters as the committee shal 1 consider essential to a correct
record of its proceedings.
(6) Each minute so recorded shall have attached to it a
progressive number of reference, and an analytical index shall
be kept for each minute book.
(7) When a division takes place on any question the votes
of the members shall be recorded, if required by one of its
members.
(8) No order or authority to do any matter or thing shall
be recognized as emanating from any committee, unless it is in
writing, nor unless it is signed by the Chairman, or acting
'Chairman, and refers to the minute of the board under which
it is issued.
74. It shall be the duty of every Standing or Select Committee—
(1) To cause a notice of each special meeting of such committee to be served on each of the members thereof by leaving
said notice at their residence or ordinary place of business, and
in like manner upon the Mayor, on the day previous to each
meeting being held.
(2) It shall be the duty of the Clerk of every standing committee to attend to all meetings of the committees, and to
record the minutes, orders and requests of all such meetings
in the manner hereinafter provided.
75. The general duties of the standing and special committees of the Council shall be as follows :
1 st. To report to the Council from time to time whenever
directed by the Council, and as often as the interests of the
city may require, on all matters connected with the duties imposed on them respectively, and to recommend such action by
the Council in relation thereto as may be deemed necessary.
2nd. To prepare and introduce into the Council all such bylaws as may be necessary to give effect to the reports or recommendations of the respective committees that are adopted by
the Council.
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3rd. To give effect by the instrumentality of the proper officer or officers to all by-laws and resolutions of the Council
that relate to the duties of the respective committees.
4th. To audit all accounts connected with the discharge of
the duties imposed by the council, or with the performance of
any works, or the purchase of any material or goods under
the supervision of their respective committees.
5th. To consider and report respectively on any and all matters referred to them by the Council, the Chairman signing
such report and bringing up the same.
6th. To adhere strictly in the transaction of all business to
the rules prescribed by the respective by-laws of the Council.
7th. To present to the Council on or before the last regular
meeting of the Council in each and every year for the information of the Council, and of the citizens generally, as well as
for the guidance of the committees of the following year, a
general report of the state of the various matters referred to
the committees from time to time during the year, the work or
business done through or by such committee, and the expenditure made under their authority or superintendence; such
report shall also state the number of meetings the committee
held during the year, and the attendance at such meetings,
and shall contain such suggestions in regard to the future action of the succeeding committee as experience may enable
the reporting committee to make in respect of the matters embraced in the report.
8th. To see that the persons in office, or appointed to office,
connected with the department of each respective committee,
have given or do give the necessary" security required of them
for the performance of their duties, and in the case of any new
appointments that the security is given before any such person enters on his duties.
COMMITTEE  ON FINANCE.
76. In addition to the duties prescribed by law, or by this
by-law, or by any by-law of the City of Vancouver, the duties
specially imposed on the Standing Committee on Finance shall
be as follows :
(1) To supervise all contracts, orders, engagements, reports, recommendations and proceedings involving the expen-   diture of money of all or any of the other committees above
named, or of any officer of the Corporation, and no contract,
order, engagement, report, recommendation or proceeding involving the expenditure oi. money of any of the said committees, except as herein otherwise provided, or of any offic e of
the Corporation, shall have any legal effect or operation until
the same shall have been laid before the -said Finance Committee, or until the Council shall have passed the same in the
usual manner.
(2) To supervise all accounts, expenditure and outlay, and
all sums payable under contract, before any moneys are paid
therefor, of all the other committees, and shall require the
law, and all by-laws and resolutions of the Council with respect thereto, to be complied with before claims or accounts
are paid; and no account, claim or demand whatever, not expressly authorized to be paid by statute, by-law or resolution
of the Council, shall be paid by the Treasurer until the  same
..shall have been first laid before the  said  Finance  Committee
and. reported on by the said Committee.
(3) The Finance Committee shall have the right to object
to any contract, order, engagement, report, recommendation,.
claim, account or proceeding involving the expenditure of
money in case the same shall not comply (1) with the law or
with the by-laws of the Council; or (2) shall exceed the appropriation made to the committee on; or (3) shall exceed the
appropriation to the special work or service reported on; or
(4) in case the same shall require the expenditure of money
beyond the estimates for the year for any work or service.
In case a contract, order, engagement, report, recommendation, claim, account or proceeding of any other committee
shall be objected to on any of the grounds aforesaid by the
Finance Committee, and the same is appealed against by any
member of the Council, unless upon a two-third vote of the
Council recorded in favor thereof.   .
(4) To introduce a by-law after the adoption of the estimates in each year to regulate the manner in which the revenue required for the current year should be raised.
(5) To consider and report as often as may be necessary on
the management of all matters connected with stocks, bonds
or securities of any kind held by the Corporation.
(6) To have the special supervision of the books of ac-
ccounts, documents and vouchers, and of all  moneys,   deben- i8
tures and securities in the Treasurer's, Auditors, Tax Collector's and Assessment Commissioner's offices, and shall also
have the supervision of the Treasurer and Auditor, and of
any or all offices in the departments' under them.
(7) To advise the Treasurer, Auditor, Tax Collector and
Assessment Commissioner, when called upon to do so, in any
or all matters pertaining to their offices.
(8) To see that all duties and services which ought to be
performed by the City Clerk, Treasurer, Auditor, Assessment
Commissioner and Tax Collector, and any officer or officers in
the departments, are fully executed.
(9) To forbid the signing or delivery of any cheques or of
any security, or the payment of any money by the Treasurer,
if they should think it expedient to do so, until the matter
can be further considered, or can be referred to the Council.
(10) To regulate all matters connected with the receipt and
payment of money, and to order the adoption of such regulations in connection therewith as may be deemed necessary for
the prevention of any payment being made in contravention
of the by-laws, and generally to manage the financial affairs of
the city.
77. The minutes of proceedings in all other committees shall
be furnished to the Finance Committee from time to time, if
required by such Finance Committee, and a summarized statement of all expenditure made and estimated and ascertained
liabilities incurred, shall be furnished by such other Committee whenever called upon by the Finance Committee to do so.
78. In case of emergency, and on report in writing from
the chief officer of the department in which the emergency or
necessity exists, stating generally the locality, nature of service required and probable cost of the work to be done, and
upon endorsation thereof, approving of the same by the chairman of the committee to which the same appertains, a sum
not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars in all for any one
service or work may be expended by the committee in charge
of work or service. It shall be the duty of the officer reporting thereon to forward a copy of such report forthwith, or at
least within twenty-four hours after the signing of the same
(the day and hour of signing to be marked thereon) to the
chairman of the Finance Committee, which  Committee shall   Ml
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jhave power to order the work to cease if deemed prudent, and
J the said work or service shall be reported by the chairman of
I the committee in whose department the work or service is re-
iquired, at the next meeting of Council thereafter, and on his
I default by  the  Chairman of the Finance Committee, at such
meeting, or at least at the next subsequent  meeting  of the
Council.
79. No sum of money for taxes, rentals, licenses, fees of
any kind, or otherwise in an}7 way affecting or diminishing
the revenue of the city shall be remitted or suspended by the
Council until recommended to the Council as aforesaid by
such Finance Committee.
80. No committee or officer of the Council shall exceed the
[appropriation made to such committee for any purpose, nor
(shall it be lawful, without the approval of the Finance Com-
jmittee and of the Council for any committee to expend money
[appropriated to any one purpose on any other proposed work
ior service.
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OF WORKS.
81. In addition to the duties prescribed by law, or by this
by-law, or by any other by-law of the City of Vancouver, prescribing duties to the Committee on Works and Property, the
duties especially imposed on the Committee of Works and
Property shall be as follows :
(1) To consider and report on all matters relating to sewers,
drains, streets, lanes, alleys, public thoroughfares and their
maintenance against encroachment, sidewalks, fences, surveys,
lands, the employment of labor, and the purchase of materials
for all the purposes connected with such matters.
(2) To report and recommend to the Council such regulations for the control of private buildings, drains and fences,
as may be requisite for the public safety and welfare, and in
accordance with the legislative enactments.
(3) To report to the Council in their final report for each
year on all works of permanent improvement connected with
the city property above enumerated, as it may be  considered
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essential to the welfare and convenience of the citizens, to be
•carried out during the ensuing year,   together  with  the  esti-^
mated cost of the work so recommended.
(4) To direct and control the City Engineer and his staff in]
the discharge of their duties, and  to  report  to  the  Council,
from time to time, on all matters connected with the duties of
•his department.
(5) To give effect to such orders of the Council in relation!
to the performance of work under other committees.
(6) And shall confer from time to time with any other com-j
mittee, commission or company, having special authority inj
the streets, so as to provide a uniform system of opening up]
streets, or breaking in upon macadamized, planked or paved]
portions thereof, with the least damage thereto possible.
(7) To manage and report on all matters connected with the
preservation of all grounds set apart for public parks, gardens,
walks or cemeteries, and all buildings thereon, and all market 3
buildings, fire halls, jails, lock-ups,  hospitals,   or  other  city]
buildings, and the prevention of encroachment on such prop- \
erties.
(8) To report on all  matters connected with fencing, orna-
mencing and preserving the parks, gardens,   walks or ceme-j
teries as aforesaid, and to carry out all such works connected]
therewith as the council may authorize.
(9) To manage and report on all matters connected with!
the city bridges.
(10) To consider and report on  all  affairs  connected with
the leasing or selling of city property.
COMMITTEE ON FIRE  AND  POUCE.
82. In addition to the duties prescribed by law or this bylaw, or by any other by-law of the City of Vancouver, the]
duties especially imposed on the Standing Committee on Fire j
and Police shall be as follows :—
(1) To manage and report on the organization of a fire brigade the supply and maintenance of the necessary engines, I
horses, hose, hose carts, water tanks and all other apparatus j
connected therewith and to see that the same, when procured, j
are kept in good order, repair and efficiency. Lbuy  21
(2) To enquire into and report when required by the Council on a proper site or sites for an engine house or houses, the
estimated cost of erecting the necessary building or buildings
thereon, the best and most eligible plans therefor, should the
same be found necessary, or the renting of new premises
should such be determined on.
(3) To have supervision over the members of the fire bri-
jgade.
(4) To consider and report on all matters connected with
jthe establishment of fire limits, the inspection of buildings
jwith reference thereto, and the prosecution of offenders against
jsuch regulations as may be enacted.
(5) And shall confer with the Committee on Works, so as to
j provide a uniform system of opening up streets, or breaking in
■ upon the macadamized, planked or paved portions thereof,
jwith the least damage thereto possible.
(6) To have supervision over all matters relating to hotels,
j saloons, stores, shops, billiard rooms, bowling alleys, ale
j houses, or other houses, where any game or games of chance
jor skill are played for stakes or wager, or when payment or
reward accrues to the owner or occupant of said house or
houses, and generally supervise all business or callings subject
jto license.
(7) To regulate all matters connected with or relating to
jthe licensing of auctioneers, livery stables, horses, cabs, carriages, omnibusses, and other vehicles used for hire, and to
i consider and report on by-laws governing the same.
(8) To recommend to the Council such regulations as should
apply to hawkers or petty chapmen, and other persons carrying on petty trades, and to consider and report thereon, and
I the sum or sums which should be levied for license permitting
[the said persons to carry on said business.
(9) To have supervision over all officers of the Corporation
j appointed as police, unless otherwise provided by Statute, inspectors of license, and to report thereon as occasion requires.
(10) The poundkeeper or poundkeepers of the city shall
| discharge his or their duties under the supervision of the
! Committee on License, and in accordance with this by-law and
iall other by-laws of the City or of the Statutes in that behalf.
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COMMITTEE  ON  HEAI/TH  AND  REUEF.
84. In addition to the duties prescribed by law or by this \
by-law, or by any by-law of the City of Vancouver, the duties
especially imposed on the standing committee on Health and
Relief shall be as follows :
1) That the said committee shall examine into or cause to.I
be examined into, and report on all nuisances, sources of filth, 1
sickness caused by unhealthy premises, contagious diseases!
and epidemics ; to enquire into and report on the best means 1
of prevention or arrest of any infectious disorder ; to see that!
the conditions of the Public Health By-Eaw of the city arel
strictly carried out and obeyed, and that offenders against the!
same are dealt with as provided by said by-law, and generally, I
to maintain a strict supervision over all matters relating to or I
affecting the public health.
(2) To have control over the medical health officer, inspector, city scavenger, and all other health officers appointed byl
the Council, and to see that the said officers properly perform |
the duties required of them.
(3) To have the control and management of the City Hos- 1
pital.
(4) To enquire into and report on any cases requiring relief.
A, COMMITTEE ON THE CITY WATER WORKS  AND SYSTEM
AND  CITY   LIGHTING.
84A. That in addition to the duties prescribed by law or by
this by-law, or by any by-law of the City of Vancouver, the ]
duties especially imposed on the standing committee on the
water works system and city lighting shall be as follows :
> 1) That the said committee shall have the management of
the water works system and lighting of the city.
(2) To consider and report on all matters relating to the
water works system and city lighting and the supply of water
and light for the city and proposed extension of the supply,
employment of labor, maintenance and repairs of the works,
and the purchase of materials for all the purposes connected
with the works. aufa Wi
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(-3) To report and recommend to the Council such regulations for the distribution supply and use of water and light to
and by private individuals or corporations the amounts and
terms of payment therefor, the fixing of meters, the periods of
time of the supply, the provisions for connections to the private dwellings, stores, buildings, wharves, ships or motors,
and the terms on which such connections shall be permitted to
be made, and all matters that are connected with the carrying
on of the works and the supply of water and light in the city
from the works.
(4) To report to the Council in their final report for each
year on all works of permanent improvement connected with
the works and supply as may be considered of benefit to the
welfare of the citizens, to be carried out during the ensuing
year, together with the estimated cost of the work so recommended.
(5) To direct and control the engineer and staff employed
in the discharge of their duties and to report to the Council
from time to time on all matters connected with their department.
(6) To confer from time to time with any other committee,
commission or company having special authority in the streets,
lanes or squares, so as to provide a uniform system of opening
up streets or breaking in upon macadamized, planked or paved
portions thereof, with the least damage thereto possible.
(7) To cause a report and return to be made to the Council
on the 31st day of December in each year, containing a statement of the affairs of the water works and lighting works
which shall show the amount of the rents and profits arising
from the water works and lighting works and any arrears due,
the extent and value of the movable and unmovable property,
and the real estate belonging to the water works and lighting
works, the expenses of collection of rates and management,
the salaries of officers and employees and all other contingencies, the cost of repairs, improvements and alterations, and
generally such statement of the revenue derived from and expenditure made on and in connection with the water works
and lighting works system as may give full information to the
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APPOINTMENT  AND  DUTIES  OF  OFFICERS  OF THE  CORPORATION.
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85. The duties of the various officers of the Corporation, in
addition to those prescribed by law or any by-law or resolution
of the Council, shall be as follows :
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86. The duties of the Clerk of the City of Vancouver, in
addition to those prescribed by law or any by-law or resolution of the Council, in connection with all standing and all
other .committees shall be :
(1) To notify each member of the respective committees
appointed under this by-law sp soon as the appointment has
been made, of the time and place at which the meeting of each
committee will be held.
(2) To furnish each member of all committees with a copy
of this by-law at the time of serving the notice of the first
meeting.
(3) To cause a notice of each special meeting of each of the
standing and other committees, except the standing committees having their own clerk, to be served on the members
thereof at their residences or ordinary places of business, and
not later than the day previous to such meeting being held.
(4) To furnish the Treasurer and Auditor of the city, the
City Engineer, and the chairman of each standing or other1
committee with certified copies of all resolutions, enactments
and orders of the Council relative to the matters over which
said committees or officers of the Corporation may respectively
have jurisdiction, on the day next succeeding that upon which
the action of the Council in respect thereof takes place.
(5) To communicate or convey to the committees all petitions and other documents referred by the Council.
(6) To attend all meetings of the committees, by himself or
his deputy (except the standing committees having their own
clerk), when required so to do by the chairman or acting
chairman thereof, and to record the minutes, orders and request of all such meetings in manner hereinafter provided. u
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(7) To have control over all officers employed in his office,
subject to such orders as he may from time to time receive
from the Mayor, Finance Committee, or the Council.
(8) To give notice to the members of. the Council of all
meetings thereof, when held on any other day than the day
appointed for the regular meetings ; said notice to be delivered
to each member at his residence or place of business not later
than the day previous to that on which such meeting is to be
held.
(9) To have charge of the city seal, and only attach the
same to any document connected with the Corporation on the
order of the Mayor or the Council, or the committee on
Finance and Assessment, or as required by law.
(10) To keep a separate and distinct book in which shall be
entered in full all by-laws and regulations made and enacted
by the Council, and also to enter in a separate book copies of
all letters written by order of the Council or of any committee.
(11) There shall be paid to the City Clerk, for the use of
the Corporation, by every person who shall desire the seal of
the said city to be affixed to any document whatsoever, in
which the Corporation shall be in nowise concerned, the sum
; of one dollar
(12) It shall be the duty of the said Clerk, when required
by the Mayor or the chairman of any committee, to deliver to
the same all documents and papers under his charge which
may be required to be acted upon by the Council or the said
committee.
(13) It shall be the duty of the said Clerk, after the passing
of any resolution of the Council directing the payment of any
sum of money out of City Treasury, to communicate the same
to the Treasurer, certified under his hand, and also to transmit, without delay, to the several Councillors copies of all
resolutions, orders or communications that may be respectively referred to them by the Council.
TREASURER.
87. The duties of the Treasurer of the City of Vancouver
shall be those prescribed by law, or by any by-law of the
Council.
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AUDITORS.
88. The duties of the Auditor or Auditors of the City of
Vancouver shall be those prescribed by law, or by any by-law
of the Council.
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ENGINEER AND STAFF.
89. The duty of the City Engineer shall be as follows :
(1) He shall report to the Committee on Works, on or before the first day of April in each year, as to the improvements
and repairs which in his opinion should be undertaken by the
Corporation during the year.
(2) He shall take such measures as he may consider necessary to keep a complete system of levels and bench marks in
and for the City of Vancouver, with a view to a general plan
of drainage and the establishment of the levels of all streets,
sewers, private drains, etc.
(3) He shall have the general superintendence and control
of employes of the department, in the carrying out of all works
of construction and repair of buildings, sewer drains, streets,
bridges, and other works ordered by the Council or any committee thereof.
(4) He shall be responsible to the Committee on Works,
and to the Council for the due performance of all such works,
unless by the resolution, by-law or contract for the same, such
works have been entrusted to some other engineer or architect.
(5) He shall decide upon, select and employ, subject to the
approval of the chairman of the Board of Works, such numr
ber of foremen, inspectors, mechanics and laborers as may be
required from time to time for any corporation work under his
control which has not been let by contract, and such employes
shall be paid by the city upon the engineer's certificate, countersigned by the chairman, and shall be subject to dismissal at
"any time, by the Council or by him, without being entitled to
any notice of, or compensation for, such dismissal by the Engineer.
(6) He shall examine, or cause examination to be made,
into all complaints of defective sidewalks, paving or drainage,
and to take such measures as may be necessary to secure the
conservation of the public thoroughfare and their maintenance
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(7) He shall sign all permits which may be granted by the
Committee on Works for opening streets, sidewalks or other
public places, for the purpose of constructing buildings, laying
down gas or water pipes, or private drains, or for any other
purpose whatever.
(8) He shall cause a weekly return to be made to him of all
workmen employed and materials used during the week, and
of the amount and description of work done, and submit the
same to the Committee on Works.
(9) He shall examine and certify all bills for material and
labor against the corporation, and to make, or cause to be
made, the surveys and examinations necessary for the purpose
(10) He shall have control of all assistants employed in his
department, and of all corporation contractors, subject to the
terms of their respective contracts.
(11) He shall report from time to time, to the Committee
on Works, or to any committee having cognizance of the matter, or to the Council, as the case may require, any obstruction he may meet with in the course of his duties, and any
matter upon which he may require advice or instruction.
(12) He shall furnish the Council and the various committees thereof with all plans and specifications in connection with
the building of roads, streets, lanes, bridges, sewers, drains,
culverts and other corporation works, and take and furnish all
levels, and make all surveys in connection with the same,
and also perform all engineering services connected with the
corporation of the City of Vancouver, unless any portion of
said work has been entrusted by the corporation to any other
engineer or architect.
(13) To prepare and have the custody of, and be responsible for , all such plans and estimates as may from time to time
be required, and to make copies of the same when required.
(14) He shall keep a " Plan Book," which shall contain a
list of all plans, profiles and drawings in the department, and
no original plan shall be allowed to go out of the office.
(15) He shall keep a " Manifold Book," which shall contain a copy of every report made to him b}~ the Council, or
any committee thereof, the minute in reference thereto, counterfoils of all permits signed by him, the cost of all private
drains put in by the corporation, and amount to be  paid by
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the treasurer therefor, the periodical estimates of all contract
work in progress, a copy of- the estimates of the cost of all
projected or intended work, and copies of all orders issued
by him for works to be commenced, proceeded with or discontinued.
(16) He shall keep a " Material and Stores Book," which
'shall contain counterfoils of all orders signed by him for stores
or materials to be supplied.
(17) He shall certify to no account for stores or supplies
unless the original order therefor, signed by him, is returned
with the account.
(18) He shall act as Clerk of the Committee of works.
90. Whenever work is done and material is supplied under
a written contract, no account or estimate for such work and
material shall be certified by the Engineer, or paid by the
Treasurer, unless and until the complete execution of the contract and bond (if any) shall first have been certified by the
City Solicitor.
THE CITY SOLICITOR.
91. The duties of the City Solicitor shall be as follows :
(1) He shall draft all such petitions or memorials as may
be presented by the said Municipal Council to the Governor-
General, Lieutenant-Governor of the Dominion or Provincial
Legislature, and #11 acts of Parliament which may be desired
by the Council aforesaid; and shall give all the necessary notices of application for such acts and attend to the passage1
thereof through the said Legislature and the various committees thereof.
(2) He shall draft or revise all by-laws introduced into the
said Municipal Council, and no by-law shall be finally passed
until the correctness of the same has been certified to by the
Solicitor.
(3) He shall draft or revise all deeds, leases, bonds, contracts and agreements made and entered into by the said Council, or any committee thereof, with any other person or corporation whatsoever, according to such terms as may be agreed
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(4) He shall, upon the request of the said Council, or any
committee thereof, draft or revise any preliminary agreement
which may be necessary by the said Council or committee,
pending the execution of a more formal contract between the
said Corporation and any other party or parties.
(5) He shall also, subject to the approval of the committee
having charge of the matter, draft or revise the conditions of
sale or lease of any real or personal property intended to be
leased or disposed of by the said Municipal Council, or of any
exchange of land between the said Corporation and any other
party or parties.
(6) He shall, upon the request of the said Municipal Council, or of any committee thereof, investigate the title to any
lands intended to be acquired or disposed of by the said Corporation, and also the title to all lands held by lease or under
leases of the said Corporation, who may desire the consent of
the said Council or committee to any assignment or sub-lease
of the lands so held ; and shall, according to the instructions
of the committee having charge of the matter, draft or revise
all such releases, surrenders or confirmatory conveyances, as
may be necessary to carry out such instructions.
(7) He shall give to all contractors, or their sureties, and to
all defaulting tenants of the Corporation, and to any persons
or corporations trespassing upon city lands, and to any persons
whatsoever, all such notices as may be directed by the said
Council, or any committee thereof, for the protection of the
rights of the said Corporation, or of the public.
(8) He shall attend to the prosecution and defence of all
suits and actions brought or prosecuted by or against the said
Corporation, or to which the said Corporation may be made
parties, whether in the Small Debts' Court, County Court or
Supreme Court; and shall issue all writs, enter all appearances, draft all pleadings, notices, affidavits and other papers,
and subpoena all witnesses that may be requisite for the proper
conduct of such prosecutions and defences.
(9) Whenever any such suits or action shall be referred to
arbitration, either by the consent of the parties thereto or by
order of a judge of the court in which the same may be pending, he shall attend to the prosecution or defence of such suits
or actions before such arbitrators, and shall subpoena all witnesses, and take all.such other proceedings as may be neces. 30
sary in the course of such reference; and shall give written
notice to the Mavor and chairman of the committee under
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time and place appointed for the hearing of any such suits,
actions or matters.
(10) He shall attend the City Police Court when specially
requested so to do by the City Police Magistrate, the Mayor or
Alderman presiding at said Court.
(11) He shall advise the Court of Revision upon all questions of law affecting assessments, appeals to the said Court,
and submitted to him by the chairman thereof ; and shall, at
the request of the said chairman, attend to and defend any
case appealed from the said court to the County Court Judge,
or any other court having appellate jurisdiction.
(12) He shall attend to the settlement of all suits, actions,
claims or demands against the Corporation referred to him for
settlement by the said Municipal Council or any committee
thereof ; and shall draw all receipts, releases and acquittances
which may be necessary to carry into effect the instructions of
said Council or committee in regard to such settlement.
(13) He shall give to the said Municipal Council and each
of the committees or members thereof, and to the Mayor,
Clerk, Treasurer, Assessment Commissioner, Engineer, and to
any Auditor, Assessors, Collectors, Returning Officers, Pound-
keepers, or other officers appointed by the said Council, his
advice upon any questions of law arising in the course of the
duty of such officers and property, submitted for that purpose
to the said Solicitor.
14) And generally, he shall give due and proper attention
to all the usual business appertaining to the law department of
the City of Vancouver.
92. It shall be the duty of all other officers of this Corporation to furnish the City Solicitor, upon request, with any documents, books or papers in the custody or possession of such
officers, and personally to give to the said Solicitor such other (
aid and assistance as he may require in the performance of the
duties of said office.
FIRE  INSPECTOR.
The License, Fire and Health Inspector for the City of   3*
Vancouver shall be the Chief Fire Warden for the city, and
discharge the duties appertaining to that office defined in By-
Law No. 6.
(i) He shall carefully examine all buildings, chimneys,
fireplaces, hearths, ovens, furnaces, boilers, stoves, steam
pipes, stove pipes, funnels, stove pipe holes, flues and all
places where fires are made or kept, or where ashes are kept.
(2) He shall make it his duty to be conversant with the
provisions and requirements of By-Law No. 6, and all other
by-laws of the City of Vancouver which are now or may hereafter become law, pertaining to his department.
(3). It shall be his duty to prosecute all and every violation
and infraction of the by-laws mentioned, and to be vigilant
and active in the discharge of his duty.
(4) All fees and costs incurred by him in the prosecution of
offenders against the by-laws herein mentioned, not otherwise
ordered to be paid, shall be paid out of the funds of the said
Municipality.
(5) He shall prepare a tabular statement showing the number of new buildings erected during the year in the several
.wards of the city, specifying the purpose for which they were
constructed, and the kind of material employed.
(6) He shall also report, in tabular form, the number of
buildings in each ward which have undergone considerable repairs or alterations, specifying particulars when such are
important.
(7) He shall also show, by condensed table, whether the
number of new buildings have increased or diminished as compared with previous years.
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94. As License Inspector :
(1) He  shall have supervision over all persons to whom
licenses are issued.
(2) He shall make a thorough inspection of the premises
sought to be licensed.
(3) He shall make  all enquiries relative to matters  connected with the granting of licenses as may  be required to se- 32
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cure the due observance of the by-laws of the Council, and to
report thereon in full to the Council.
(4) He shall visit at least once in every month, and oftener
if necessary, every hotel,   billiard  saloon,   boarding  house or i
other public houses, and all premises  licensed by the city, for
the purpose of ascertaining whether the persons licensed com- j
ply with the provisions of by-laws governing licenses.
(5) He shall prosecute all and every violation and infraction of the by-laws aforesaid, and be vigilant and active in the
discharge of his duty.
(6) He shall keep a record in a book or books, the name
and names of persons applying for a license or a certificate to
obtain a license, the object and purpose thereof, the date of
the same, the location, description, size, number and size of
bedrooms, and character of the house, shop or other place for
which a license is sought or granted, the number of times the
person or persons obtaining or holding a license has or have
been charged with any breach of the by-laws of the city, and
any general information which may be of use as a reference in
the future.
(7) He shall report at least once in every month to the
Council all his proceedings, together with a statement of all
expenses incurred in carrying out the duties of his office.
(8) All fees and costs incurred by him in the prosecution of
offenders against the by-laws, not otherwise ordered to be paid,
shall be paid out of the funds of the said city.
95. As Health and Street Inspector :
(1) He shall be under the direction of the Health Officer of
the city, to whom he shall make weekly reports of all  works-
performed by him, and whose order  and  direction he shall at
all times carry out.
(2) He shall examine all streets, roads, sidewalks, open
drains, ditches and public wells, and shall report to the City
Engineer any damage to the same, and he shall take charge of
the water tanks for fire purposes and keep them in order.
(3) He shall make himself familiar with the provisions of
the Health By-Law, and be vigilant and active in the discharge
of his duties therein defined. k
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ASSESSORS, COLLECTORS AND OTHER  OFFICERS  OF   THE   CORPORATION.
96. The Collector's rolls are to be ready for the Collector as
soon as possible, and not later than the first day of June in
each year, and if the press of business makes this impossible
for the City Clerk and his assistants, the Finance Committee
shall obtain for the Clerk such further and temporary assistance as may be necessary, and shall forthwith report to the
Council what they have done in the matter, with their reasons
therefor.
97. In addition to the duties prescribed by law or by any
by-law or resolution of the Council, the Collector and every
officer of the corporation (other than the Treasurer) whose
office occasions his receiving or collecting money for the corporation, shall, unless otherwise directed by by-law or resolution of the Council, pay to the Treasurer, daily, all his collections, and shall at the same time, if required by the Treasurer,
deliver to the said Treasurer a declaration, signed by such collector, or other officer as aforesaid, to the effect that the
amount so paid is all that he has received up to the time of
making such payment, and the Treasurer or Standing Committee on Finance may require such declaration to be sworn
before the Mayor.
98. The Treasurer shall, from time to time, report to the
Council all officers who make default in complying with the
requirements of the preceding section of this by-law, with the
particulars of the default.
99. All appropriations of money shall be submitted to a
Committee of the Whole before being passed by the Council,
if demanded by any one member of the Council.
100. No committee or member of the Council, and no officer
of the corporation, shall on behalf of the corporation enter
into a contract without having obtained, by by-law or resolution, the previous authority or sanction of the Council; and no
contract shall be authorized until the necessary appropriation
shall have been made, either from the public funds, or by the
passage of a local improvement by-law. mm
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ioi. No contract or expenditure shall be authorized or permitted in  contemplation of a loan, whereby a debt is incurred |
requiring the approval of the ratepayers, until after the by-law
for such loan or debt has been duly passed  and  has been approved by the ratepayers, according to law.
102. No work or improvement shall hereafter be authorized
by the Council without having an estimate of the probable
cost thereof, or (in the absence of any estimate) limiting an
amount therefor, and no contract shall be entered into for such
work or improvement at a larger sum, or involving a larger
expenditure, than the amount so estimated or limited, and if
such amount is found insufficient, the fact is to be reported to
the Council before the work is commenced or contracted for.
103. No money hereafter voted or raised for any purpose
shall be applied to any other purpose, without expressly rescinding or repealing the resolution or by-law by or under
which the same was voted so far as such resolution or by-law
stated the purpose.
104. For the purpose of better securing to the Council full
and accurate information before being called upon to authorize
the expenditure of the city money, every report recommending
the expenditure of any money shall state the reason and
grounds on which the recommendation is made, and shall, as
far as practicable, state the same with sufficient fullness to
enable others to judge of the propriety of the proposed expenditure.
105. For the same purpose, in case the expenditure is for
any work or improvement, the superintendence of which, if
authorized, would fall within the duty of the City Engineer or
other officer of the corporation, the committee interested shall
first procure a report from such Engineer or other officer on
the subject of the proposed expenditure and how far the same"
is, in his opinion, necessary or expedient, with reference to
such of the general interests and requirements of the city as
{shall fall within the department of such officer, with his reasons therefor.
. With a view of preventing officers from being interested in corporation contracts, it is herely expressly declared
that no officer of the corporation shall be interested **•  a  *****
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vate capacity, directly or indirectly, in any contract or agreement for labor, or for any material, goods, wares or merchandise furnished to the city, wherever the city is a party thereto.
107. Any breach of the duty imposed by the preceding section of this by-law on the part of any officer of the corporation
shall subject him to forfeiture of his office and immediate removal therefrom.
108. No account or claim against the city arising out of or
ponnected with any contract, agreement, purchase or sale made
fcontrary to section 106 of this by-law, .shall be certified by any
engineer or other officer of the corporation, or approved of by
any committee, or chairman thereof, or paid by the Treasurer.
109. Every contract shall contain a clause declaring that the
contract is entered into with the Corporation in good faith,
fhat no member of the Council or officer of the Corporation
jias any interest whatever therein, and further declaring that
j:he persons contracting and their representatives are to forfeit
^11 claims under the contract, and for all work done, or material or goods, wares or merchandise furnished under it, if it
jshall appear that any member of the Council or officer of the
porporation is at the time interested therein, or if any interest
[herein is given or agreed to be given to him; and provided
fhat no payment is to be required without the declaration be-
ng delivered at the time of requiring the same as hereinafter
provided.
no. No money shall be paid to any member of the Council
>r to any officer of the corporation as agent or attorney for any
contractor; or in any manner on behalf of a contractor.
in. All materials exceeding in value five hundred dollars
mall be provided by contract, and after tenders have been
called for and advertised one week, or any other manner which
he extent and importance of the undertaking may render
lecessary. In case of an emergency rendering it necessary to
lispense with this rule, such dispensing therewith shall require
he sanction of not less than four of the members of the com-
nittee having charge of the matter; and every such case is to
)e entered in their minutes at the time, .and to be reported to
he Council at its next meeting, with the reasons which ren-
lered it necessary in such cases to dispense with this rule.
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ii2. Every tender for work or supply of material sha«
accompanied at the time of its delivery to the proper clerH
officer of the Corporation by an accepted bond, cheque or a
deposit equal to five per cent, of the whole amount of the a
tract for which such tender shall ba made or put in. and eve
such cheque or cash deposit shall be forwarded to and rem?
in the custody of the Treasurer of the Corporation, or
placed by him to the credit of a special account entitled '' Co
tractors' Deposits,'' until the contract for which such teno
shall have been put in is awarded and the contract signa
when the cheques and deposits of the tenderers, or a paymt
by the city, shall be returned to him or them; and in all ca
where a tender has been accepted and the party tenderi
fails to execute his contract and furnish the requisite bond a:
sureties, the sum deposited shall be forfeited to the use of t
city.
113. No contractor or other person found by the City Ei
neer, or person in charge of the Engineer's department, or
any committee of the Council, or declared by a resolution
the Council, or ascertained by a judicial decision to have bi
guilty of defrauding, or of attempting to defraud the dt
shall again be employed in any capacity on behalf of or recei
any contract from the city, without the express sanction
the Council. It shall be the duty of the various officers
the corporation to forthwith report all such frauds, or
tempted frauds, of which they become cognizant, to tn
superiors, and for superiors to report the same to the comni
tee to whose department the subject of the fraud belongs-
114. All contracts between the City of Vancouver and co
tractors under which labor is to be employed shall contain
provision making it imperative upon the contractor to furai
the Treasurer at least once every two weeks with a pay list *
the form provided by the city, properly filled up and certifi
by the contractor to be a correct exhibit of all the names
persons employed and wages earned under said contract, t
balance due, and that the persons named were actually 0
pk>}7ed on the work embraced in the contract; also, making
optional on the part of the city to cause to be paid direc
through the Treasurer, or other person appointed by the cit
the said wages, and charge the same to the contractor.  '
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I15. All contracts between the City of Vancouver and con-
■tors shall contain a provision barring the contractor from
iioloying Chinese on the works contracted for.
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■16. A progressive number shall be given to every contract
■ie by the city, beginning with number one for the first
m tract made by the authority of the Council.
■ 17. In order the more conveniently to carry out the pro-
ions of this by-law, there shall be attached to each and every
Bute of the proceedings of the Council a progressive num-
xx in each year, and each document or certified copy of a min-
Hcommunicated to any committee of the Council, as herein-
3eore required, shall have the same number of the Council to
,v?.ch it refers. '
18. The mayor, and in his absence the Alderman acting for
11:, shall attend daily in his office for one hour at least, to be
is! led by him on assming office.
19. The head official of any department may, at any time
,v":n press of public business demands it, in his discretion,
"esiire the attendance of the various officials in his department
Mich other hours as he may think necessary.
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BY-LAW No. 160.
And as Amended   by   By-Laws  Nos.   179,  207,  216, 231, 234
235, 280 and 290.
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Trades Licenses By-Law No. 160 and as amended by By-
Law No. 179, (Gazette 29TH of September, 1892),
207 (Gazette ist June, 1893), 2I6 (Gazette 15TH
June, 1894), 231 (Gazette 8th November, 1894), 234
(Gazette June, 1895) 235 (Gazette September, 1895)'
280 (Gazette May 6th, 1897) and 290 (Gazette
December 2nd, 1897),
1. It shall be lawful for the Council, from time to time, to
appoint an Inspector of Licenses, and by resolution define his
duties and remuneration therefor.
2. Hvery house, building or premises licensed under this byl
law shall be liable to be inspected at all reasonable  times by
the Inspector of Licenses, or by the Chief of Police or Polica
Constable duly authorized in that behalf, and any person or
persons  refusing the above officers  admittance, or preventing
such inspection, shall be liable to the penalties of this by-law^
3. Each and every person, persons or body corporate usitM
or following the  several  trades,   occupations,   professions  or
business set forth in Schedule A hereunto annexed and parties
ularly described herein, shall  take out a periodical license for
such period as in said Schedule A set forth,  paying therefor,
such periodical sums as is therein  specified, which said sum
shall  in  all cases be paid in advance, excepting in all cases*
other than opium licenses, where the periodical sum payable
amounts to $100 or over per annum, when one moiety of such
sum shall be payable in advance and the other moiety  withua
six months thereafter, together with the fee for inspection and
license, as specified in this by-law.
4. Any person or persons who  shall carry on, use, practice
or  exercise,   any  trade, occupation, profession or business ill ua I
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the said Schedule A, described or named without first taking out
and had granted to him or her the necessary license in that behalf, shall for each offence be liable to the penalties of this
by-law.
5. No person, persons, or body corporate shall own within
the City of Vancouver any cab, carriage or omnibus, or other
vehicle for the conveyance of passengers for hire from one
place to another within the city, or keep any livery stables or
feed stables where horses and vehicles, or either, are kept for
hire, sale, feed or exchange, or are boarded by the feed, day
or longer period, or own any truck, dray, cart, wagon or other
vehicle used in the transportation of goods, wares or merchandise, or other article or thing from place to place within
the city for hire, or keep teams for work of any kind for hire
in the said city, without having at first obtained a license to
do so.
6. Every description of vehicle except omnibuses, street
railway or tramway cars, used in the conveyance of passen-
sengers for hire from one place to another within the city, and
whether drawn by one or more horses or other animals, shall
be deemed a I cab " within the meaning of this by-law.
7. Every description of vehicle used in the transporiation of
goods, wares and merchandise, or other article or thing, from
place to place for hire within the city, whether drawn by one
or more horses or other animals, shall be deemed a '' dray ''
within the meaning of this by-law.
The word '' teams'' when used in this by-law, shall be taken
to mean and include horses or a single horse engaged in hauling or other work for hire within the city.
8. Every owner of more than one cab, dray or omnibus shall
take out a separate license for each cab, dray or omnibus, and
each such vehicle shall have in conspicuous place thereon, and
subject to the approval of the License Inspector, a number,
which number shall correspond with the number in the record
or register kept by the License Inspector.
9. The person in whose name a license is taken out under
the provisions of this by-law shall be considered as the owner 40
or proprietor of the vehicle or place licensed, and shall be
liable to the penalties in this by-law contained for any breach
of the provisions thereof, whether committed by said owner
or proprietor, or by any employe of said owner or proprietor.
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10. Any person purchasing the interest of any other person
in any cab, dray or omnibus, livery, sale, feed or exchange
stables, who shall continue the business without having obtained a transfer of such license, shall be guilty of a breach of
this by-law, and shall on conviction, be subject to the penalties therein provided.
11. Every owner licensed to keep any cab or omnibus shall
keep the same continually clean, the interior thereof dry, and
the harness or equipments used therewith always in good repair, and every owner licensed to keep a livery stable, feed or
sale stables, shall keep the same clean, and the vehicles, harness and stable equipments in connection therewith clean and
sound, and the horses therein proper and sufficient to do their
work; and all places, vehicles, and horses licensed to be kept
under this by-law shall be subject to the inspection • of the
License Inspector at all reasonable times.
12. Every driver of a cab shall, when required by any police
officer, give official information with reference to the address
of the house or place to which he may have driven any passengers, and any other information connected therewith which
may have come to his knowledge, and a refusal of such information snail be deemed a breach of this by-law.
13. Every driver of any cab or dray shall, when called upon
to do so, assist any police officer in the conveyance in his cab
or dray of any person or persons to the common goal, or any
police station in the city, or in the conveyance to the hospital
or elsewhere, if required, any person who may have met with
an accident, or is ill or wounded, provided such illness is not
of an infectious nature; and said driver shall be entitled to his
usual fare therefor by such person so carried, or by the city.
14. Every livery stable keeper shall keep, or cause to be
kept, upon his premises a book or books of record, in which
shall be entered the name of the person or persons to whom,
and  the length  of time  for which, every horse, or horse or
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fiorses and vehicle, is let for hire, the hour of the day or night
jvhen such horse, or horse or horses and vehicle, leave the
[table, when the same is returned; and when the person or
persons is or are unknown to such keeper, a description of such
person or persons shall be entered into such book or books,
^hich shall be open to the inspection of the License Inspector,
br any detective or police officer at all times; and no such
livery stable keeper shall knowingly let or hire any horse, or
fiorses and vehicle to any notoriously bad character or woman
\)i ill-fame.
15. Every owner of a cab, omnibus, dray or livery vehicle,
[he driver of which is inebriated while engaged with a fare, or
kho is insolent or abusive, or who attempts to overcharge, or
Refuses to produce  his tariff, number, name or address when
fequested by such fare, or who refuses to aid a policeman, detective  or  other police officer in the removal of a prisoner or
Prisoners to or from any lock-up in the city, or who commits
■my gross violation of any of the provisions of this by-law, in
liddition to the penalties set forth therein, shall, on conviction
j hereof, be liable to a suspension or cancellation of his license,
|nd the convicting Justice is hereby empowered to cancel the
pame.
16. The License Inspector shall furnish, at the cost of the
lity, to each person taking out a license under this by-law,
two cards containing the tariff appropriate to such license,
|md a synopsis of this by-law, to be approved of by the Board
If Police Commissioners, and to the owner of a cab or cabs,
tray or drays, omnibus or omnibusses one or more plates with
the number or numbers of the license or licenses painted
|)r stamped thereon; and such number of plates shall be the
property of the city, and, on the expiration of the license,
ihall be returned to the License Inspector; and any person
■ailing to return said plates at the expiration of his license or
licenses, and continuing the business or calling for two weeks
after the expiry of such license or licenses, or after their suspension or cancellation, or who shall, when requested to show
Iris number, exhibit a false one, shall be deemed guilt}7 of an
Infraction of this by-law; and no person receiving any such
immber from the said License Inspector, shall remove the
kame from his vehicle, or lend, or exchange, or otherwise
Illegally use or dispose of the same; and in case of its loss he
fchall at once procure a new one from the License Inspector,
■for which he shall pay the sum of seventy-five cents.
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17. Every driver of a cab or dray, the property of an owner
licensed under this by-law, shall serve the first person requiring his cab or dray, and if he plead that he has accepted a
previous order, or made a previous engagement, and therefore
cannot accept the present order, he shall, on demand, give the
name of the person to whom he is engaged, and the time of
his engagement; but no driver shall be compelled to take any
order if the person calling him owes him a previous fare. No
driver shall give a false excuse for not accepting a call, and if
convicted shall be liable to the penalties of this by-law, and
the owner of such cab or dray shall be liable to have his license
suspended or cancelled, at the discretion of the convicting
Justice.
18. That the owner of every licensed cab or cabs, or omnibus or omnibusses, shall provide two lamps, one on each side
of each cab or omnibus, with the number of his cab or omnibus painted in black on the side and front glasses in one and
one-half inch figures, and said lamps shall be kept lighted during the hours of darkness, and the drivers of all licensed vehicles shall at all times keep on their persons and have permanently affixed, in a conspicuous place in the interior of said
licensed vehicle, a card (to be furnished them as herein set
forth) with the tariff set by this by-law printed thereon, and
such card shall, on demand of any passenger or person employing such licensed vehicle, be produced and exhibited by such
driver as aforesaid to any passenger or other person employing them, and any other cards furnished by the city, save
those above specified, to be charged for at the rate of ten cents
each.
19. Any person or persons may erect and maintain at any
cab or express wagon stand, covered stands, or booths for the
protection and shelter of the cab drivers and persons employed
with the said cabs and wagons; provided that no stand or
booth shall be erected except at such places.
20. Every person licensed under this by-law shall punctually
keep his appointments, whether by day or night; and should
he neglect to fill any engagement he shall be liable for a breach
of this by-law.
21. No cab, cart, express wagon, or other vehicle kept for
hire shall stand upon or in any street while waiting for hire
or engagement, or while unengaged except upon or on such
stands as may from time to time be appointed by the Council
for that purpose. itffl I
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Auctioneers.
22. No person shall sell, or put up for sale by public auction,
goods, wares, merchandise, effects, or real estate, or carry on
the business or calling of an auctioneer within the city without
having obtained a license so to do ; and every such license shall
contain the name of one person only, and shall not be used by
a partner, servant, or agent of such person so licensed.
22A. No person, persons, partnership, firm or body corporate
shall carry on the business or calling of fire insurance of any
kind whatsoever within the limits of the City of Vancouver
without having first paid for and obtained a periodical license
so to do as in the schedule A (as amended) is set forth, and
any agent of any insurance company carrying on the said
business'or calling without the company which he represents
having first of all obtained the said license, shall be liable to
the penalties of this by-law, and every such license shall
contain the name of the company or of one agent only carrying
on the said business, and shall not be used by any other agent
of the said company so licensed.
Hawkers, &c.
23. No hawker, or petty chapman, or other person who
carries on a petty trade, or who goes from place to place to
other men's houses on foot, or with any animal bearing or
drawing goods, wares, or merchandise for sale or in or with
any vessel, boat or other craft or otherwise carry goods,
wares or merchandise for sale other than the growth,
produce, or manufacture of the Province of British
Columbia shall exercise such calling within the city without a
license therefor. The word hawker in this clause shall
include all persons who being an agent for person, persons, or
body corporate not resident within the city, sells, or offers for
sale, or carries, or exposes samples or patterns, or quotes
prices for the purpose of selling any goods to be afterwards
delivered within the city in retail quantities to any person,
persons, or body corporate.
24. No transient trader or agent of a transient trader who
occupies premises or trades in the city for temporary periods,
and whose name has not been duly entered on the Assessment
Roll for  property  of  the  assessed   value of $2,000 for  the
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current   year,   shall   offer   goods   or   merchandise   of   any
description for sale by auction, conducted by himself or by any
licensed auctioneer or otherwise, or shall carry samples or
patterns and note prices, solicit or take orders for the sale or
delivery of goods by retail that are not manufactured or made
up within the city, or otherwise shall carry on his trade or
usiness in the city, or offer any goods or merchandise for
sale in the city, without having first obtained a license and
paid the fee therefor as set out in schedule A to this by-law.
Billiard Tables.
25. No person or persons shall for hire or gain, directly or
indirectly, keep or have in his, her or their possession, or on
his, her or their premises within the city any pool, billiard,
bagatelle, pigeon-hole, or Mississippi table, or tables of like
character, or keep or have any such table in any place licensed
as a saloon, hotel, victualling house, ordinary or place of
public entertainment or resort within the city, whether such
tables are used or not, without having a license so to do.
Exhibitors.
26. No person shall keep any exhibition for hire or profit
within the city, directly or indirectly, without having obtained
a license so to do, and paid the fee prescribed therefor in
Schedule A.
27. No person shall give, or assist in giving, any exhibition
of natural or artificial curiosities, wax work, menagerie, circus
riding or other like shows for hire within the city without
having first obtained a. license so to do ; nor shall any person
have or keep a hall or theatre in which any such shows  are to
)e exhibited, nor for the purpose of exhibiting any dramatic,
theatrical, or musical performance, panoramas, tableaux, or
any other exhibition or place of amusement of any nature or
kind whatsoever, without having obtained a license so to do,
and paid the fee prescribed therefor in Schedule A heieto
annexed.
28. No person shall keep an intelligence office within the
city for the purpose of registering the names and residences of,
and  giving  information  to,   or procuring   servants for em-  wm'     ■«.. mm 45
ployers' in want of domestics, and for registering the names
of, and giving information to, or procuring employment for,
domestic servants or other labourers desiring employment,
without having a license so to do ; and every person so licensed
shall keep a book in which shall be entered at the time of
application the names and residences of all applicants for work
or employment, or for servants, domestics, and labourers,
which book shall be at all times open to the Inspector of
Licenses, or any member of the police force, by direction of
the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or Chief of Police.
Opium.
29. Any person or persons, firm or corporate body whatsoever who shall sell, barter, exchange, or in any manner whatsoever traffic in or with opium in any form (except a duly
qualified chemist or druggist, and then only on a physician's
prescription), whether crude or manufactured, or either,
within the corporate limits of the City of Vancouver, shall be
subject to and shall first $ay a license fee of five hundred
dollars per annum, to be payable in advance on the first day of
July of each year; and any person or persons, firm or
corporate body whatsoever found selling, bartering, exchanging, or in any manner whatsoever trafficking in or with
opium in any form (except a duly qualified chemist or druggist
and then only on a physician's prescription), whether crude
or manufactured, or either, shall be and are subject to all or
any penalty imposed under this by-law, and to the payment of
the license fee imposed by this by-law, which may be recovered
in any court of competent jurisdiction.
30. No person shall act as bill poster or advertising agent,
or post up- any bill in this city, without having first applied
for and obtained a license so to do, and paid the fee for same
as set out in Schedule A hereunto annexed, and no bill poster
shall post any placard upon any private wall, door, gate or
fence without the consent of owner in writing having been
first obtained, nor shall any bill poster post any bill or placard
upon any curbstone, sidewalk, flaging, telephone, telegraph or
electric light pole, fire plug, hydrant, fence or railing of any
public ground, or upon any structure or thing within any of.
the parks or public squares, or upon any of the gates or
enclosures thereof, without the consent of the council of the '46
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city, and in all cases they will be held responsible for the
clearing away of all paper and other debris in the immediate
vicinity of their bill boards.  \
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31. No person shall keep a store in the city for the purchase
and sale of or deal in second hand goods, wares and merchandise without first having obtained a license so to do, and
paid the license fee prescribed for such purpose in the schedule
hereunto annexed, and marked A.
32. No person shall keep a store in the city for the purchase
and sale of or deal in bits of brass, lead, copper, cordage, or
other like articles, without first having obtained a license so
to do, and paid the fee prescribed for that purpose as payable
for junks in the Schedule hereunto annexed, and marked A.
33. Every person licensed as in the last two preceding
sections shall keep a sign on the outside and in front of their
premises, giving the name of the licensee and his business in
conspicuous letters ; they shall provide and .keep in the
English language at each place so licensed a register, in which
shall be written in ink in plain characters the name and
residence of buyer' and seller, and description of articles, sold
and prices paid on every transaction taking place, and the
register shall at all reasonable hours be open to the inspection
of the License Inspector or Chief of Police, or any one bearing
written authority from either of them ; and every person so
licensed as in the last preceding sections shall at all times give
all possible assistance to the police in the recovery of stolen
property or the detection of criminals.
Pawnbrokers.
34. No person or persons shall keep within the city a
pawnbroker's shop without first having obtained the necessary
license so to do, and having first paid the fee set forth in
Schedule A hereunto annexed ; and every person or persons
so licensed shall keep his or their books in the English
language, and his or their pawn tickets shall be issued in plain
characters in the same language, and a correct register of all
transactions made by such licensed pawnbroker in the course
of his business as such shall be kept, which register shall be
open at all reasonable hours to the inspection of the License
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Inspector or Chief of Police of the city, or any person bearing
written authority from either of them, and all pawnbrokers
and second-hand dealers or junk dealers in the city shall,
before the hour of nine o'clock in the morning of each day,
report in writing to the Chief of Police, or person authorized
by him to receive snch report, stating the names of all persons
who may have pawned goods with them, or sold goods to them,
or deposited goods with them, and the moneys paid either as a
loan on the goods or for the purchase thereof, and a description
of the goods, and any other information that may be required
by the police, or that might assist in the detection of crime.
35. Every building used as a theatre, and in which shows,
plays and exhibitions are licensed to be held, shall first be certified to by the City Engineer, or such other person as the
Council may direct, as being properly constructed and sufficiently supported, that the doors open outwards, and that
there is sufficient means of exit to enable the occupants of the
building, when full to its utmost seating capacity, to leave the
building within a space of three minutes' time; that in his
opinion there is nothing, either in the internal or external arrangements, or in the stairways or approaches thereto or therein, that would render such building hazardous or unsafe for its
proposed uses, and that proper and sufficient precautions to
guard against fire, or the spread thereof, have been taken; and
that proper and adequate means of ventilation have been supplied; and that the building does not form a portion of nor is
connected with any building or premises in which intoxicating liquors are licensed to be sold under the Liquor License
By-Laws of the city; and that the aisles are kept clear, and no
one allowed to sit in them. When this certificate is filed with
the License Inspector by the City Engineer, or such other person as the Council may direct, he shall forthwith issue the
license, upon being satisfied that the license fee set forth in
Schedule A is paid.
\6. No person or persons, firm or corporation, shall carry
on the business
out having- first
or calling of scavengers within the city with-
.<s ,- . taken out a license so to do, and having filed
with the inspector a bond in the sum of $500, in two sureties
to be approved by the Board of Health of this city, and having
paid the fee prescribed in Schedule A hereto annexed.
37. No person or persons, firm or corporation,  shall  carry
on the business or calling of pipelayers in connection with the 48
public sewers of the city without such person or persons, firm
or corporation, are duly qualified pipelayers, and are licensed
under this by-law and have paid the fee prescribed in Schedule
A hereto annexed. Any and all such persons so licensed
under this section shall furnish a good and sufficient bond (to
be approved of by the Board of Health of this city) in a sum
of not less than $500, in two sureties, for the workmanlike and
faithful performance of their duties as pipelayers.
38. No person or persons, firm or corporation, shall carry on
the business or calling of a chimney sweep without first having paid for and obtained the necessary license so to do, as
prescribed in Schedule A, hereto annexed.
39. Applications for licenses under this by-law shall be addressed to the License Inspector of the City of Vancouver,
who shall, upon payment by the applicant of the prescribed
fee, as set forth in Schedule A hereunto annexed, and upon
his being satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person
under this by-law to hold such license, issue license under this
by-law, and he shall report in full, in writing, as to all such to
the License Commissioners.
40. The tariff and fees of charges that shall be taken by the,
persons so licensed as cab, dray, or omnibus proprietor, shall
be as follows :
One Horse Vehicles.
From any place within the city to any other place, provided the time occupied does not exceed twenty minutes, for
One or two persons  50 cents.
Three or four persons  75    "
When the time occupied exceeds twenty minutes, but does
not exceed half an hour, for
One or two persons   75 cents
Three or four persons  $2 00
When the time occupied exceeds half an hour, hour rates
are to be charged as follows : for
One or two persons   $1.00 per hour
Three or four persons.     1.50
And every subsequent hour after the first, for
One or two persons $0.75 per hour
Three or four persons     1.00
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Two Horse Vehicles.
For any time not to exceed twenty minutes   for one or
two persons $ o 75
Three or four persons     1 00
For any time not to exceed half an hour, for one or two
persons     1 00
Three or four persons     1 25
For any time exceeding half an  hour, hour rates are to
be charged as follows :  for the first hour, one or
two persons     1 50
Three or four persons     1 75
For each subsequent hour, for one or two persons     1  25
Three or four persons     1 50
Fractions of hours to be charged at proportionate rates.
Omnibusses.
For each passenger per trip, each way, 25 cents.
Fifty per cent, to be added to tariff rates from twelve midnight to 5 a.m.
This tariff by the hour shall apply to all drives extending
beyond the city limits, when the engagement is made in the
city.
Baggage.
For each trunk or box carried by any cab or omnibus, 25
cents; but no charge shall be made for any bag, valise, or
parcel that a passenger may carry by the hand.
Drays.
For  every  one-horse  dray,   per  ton  measurement or
weight, per ton per mile hauled $ o 50
For every one-horse dray per hour     o 75
" " If     per day     5 00
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For every two-horse dray,   per ton measurement or
weight, per ton per mile hauled     o 50
For every two-horse dray, per hour     1 00
" *' I       per day     7 00]
For every load of less than half a ton hauled by any dray
licensed under this by-law, 35 cents shall be charged if  distance hauled is one mile  or less; if more than a mile, full ton'
rates may  be charged ;
40A. Provided  that  any   license    issued   under   the provisions   of   this   by-law may be   transferred   once   during]
the currency  thereof on  a  payment of ten per cent, of the
license fee charged for such license, and subject to the Li cense j
Inspector's approving of the transferee as a fit and proper per-
son to hold such license.
41. Intelligence Office—Applications for work, 25 cents
each man; is cents each woman; for servants. 30 cents each
man, 20 cents each woman; for each application filed in such
offices ;
41 a. Provided that in the event of any licensee taking out a
license and paying a fee of $25 or over to the city during the
currency of the last six months of any license year, and paying his license fee for the succeeding license year, and continually carrying on the trade or calling for which he took out
the license for a period of one year at least in the city, then
there shall be refunded to him at the expiry of the said licence
year during which he has so subsequently carried on the trade
or calling, a proportionate part of the license fee so first paid
by him, calculated on the proportion of which period of the
license year that had expired when he first paid his fee bears
to the unexpired portion of the said license year.
42. Any violation or breach of any of the provisions of this
by-law shall subject the offender, upon conviction before the
Mayor, Police Magistrate, or any Justice or Justices of the
Peace having jurisdiction within the City of Vancouver, to a
penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars, together with
costs.    All penalties and costs imposed under this by-law shall M 1
I pe recoverable by distress, and in case of no sufficient distress
peing found, imprisonment, with or without hard labor, in the
discretion of the convicting Magistrate, may be imposed for
any period not to exceed two months.
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44. For every cab license, $5 per annum.
For every dray license, $$ per annum.
For every omnibus license, $5 per annum.
For every livery stable license, $25 per annum.
For every sale, feed or exchange license, $25 per annum.
For every hawker's, petty chapman's or dealer's (mentioned in clause 23) license, $100 per annum, or $10 per week.
For every transient trader's or agent's (mentioned in
fclause 24) license $200 per annum.
For every peddler's license, $100 per annum, or $1 per
fciem..
For every auctioneer's license, $100 per annum.
For every billiard or other table, as per section 26, $10
per annum.
For every circus or like show, $100 per exhibition.
For every side attached to above, $10 per diem.
For every building used for theatrical, musical or dramatic
entertainments, $100 per annum, or the sum of $10 per week,
|)r $20 for every month during which any representation is
lield in the said building.
For every sparring, $50 per exhibition.
For every wrestling exhibition, $10.
For every wax work or natural curiosity exhibition, $6
lor every da}7 during which such wax work or exhibition may
le held.
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For every intelligence or   employment  office,   $10 per
annum.
For every bill-poster, 10 per annum.
For every dealer in opium, crude or manufactured, other
than chemist or druggist,   in the preparation of physician's!
prescriptions, $500 per annum.
For every pawnbroker, $300 per annum.
For every second-hand store or dealer, $100 per annum.
For every junk dealer, $100 per annum.
For every scavenger, $50 per annum.
For every pipelayer in connection with sewers, $25 per
annum, unless licensed as a plumber.
For every plumber, $25 per annum.
For every chimney sweep, $5 per annum.
For every person who keeps or carries on a public wash-
house or laundry, the sum of $5 for every six months.
For   every  express   company,   gas   company, telephone
company,   street railway or  tramway company,   investment!
and loan society or insurance company, and banks, other than
chartered banks, the sum of $50 for every six months.
For every clairvoyant,   the sum of $50 for every si3a
months.
For every person carrying on the occupation of a stevedore, or who takes contracts to load and unload ships, the sumf
of $25 for every six months.
For every exhibition of rope-walking, dancing, tumbling
or gymnastic performance, legerdemain, sleight of hancjj
jugglery, natural and artificial curiosities, tableaux, wonderful
animals, kept for hire or profit when the same is exhibited
elsewhere than in a theatre, music or concert hall, or otheffl
building or place duly licensed, the sum of $5 for each day of <
such exhibition.
Milk vendors, annual registration fee, $ 1.  ■
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From any person keeping a bowling-alley or rifle-gallery,
$5 for every six months.
For every transient corn doctor, the sum of $10 per week.
For every transient street faker or patent medicine man,
jthe sum of $50 for the first week and $25 per week for each
week thereafter
jday
For every shooting-gallery, the sum of $1 per day.
For every doll-rack and knife-stand,  the sum of $1  per
For any person, persons, partnership or company carrying
j on the business of fire insurance, the sum of $200 per annum.
45. All yearly license fees are payable in advance, and all
other license fees are in all cases payable before any license
shall be granted.
: 46. The license year of the city of Vancouver begins on the
first day of July and ends on the 30th day of June in each and
every year, and all licenses expire on the date last above
named, and in so far as this by-law is concerned.
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BY-LAW No. 134.
A By-Law to provide for the Weight and Sale of
Bread.
1. That all bread sold or exposed for sale within the city,|
each loaf shall be of the full weight of one pound and a half,
and no loaf of bread shall be sold under that weight.
The term  'f bread'    shall mean and include not only!
ordinary white bread, but all fancy bread in which yeast is
used ; provided always that for bread made 24 hours and over,
one ounce light weight shall be allowed for each loaf weighing!
one and a half pounds.
2. Nothing in the last preceding section contained shall be
construed or extended to prevent bakers or other persons from.;
selling biscuits, buns, rolls,  crackers,  muffins or any other!
fancy cakes commonly made in the trade.
' 3. The Chief of Police shall from time to time (and at leasts
once in every 60 days, and after reporting to the Mayor andi
Chairman of the Health Committee the day fixed for inspection), examine the bakers' shops and carts, shall confiscate aU|
loaves which may be found of light weight, and shall dispose ■
of the same under the direction of the Mayor or Chairman of i
the said Committee, and he shall advertise in any daily;
newspaper published in the city the name or names of any]
person or persons so offending.
4. Any person convicted of a breach of the provisions of
this by-law before the Mayor, Police Magistrate or other
Justice or Justices of the Peace having jurisdiction within the
city, forfeit and pay for each offence such sum not exceeding!
$100 and costs, together with the costs of the prosecution as I
to the Mayor, Police Magistrate or other convicting Justice or
Justices shall seem right, and in default of payment of the ) UH  55
said penalty and costs, the said penalty and costs or costs only
may be levied by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of
the offender or offenders ; and in case of their being no distress
found out of which said penalty can be levied, the Mayor,
Police Magistrate or other convicting Justice or Justices may,
under his hand and seal, issue a warrant committing such
offender or offenders to the common gaol for any period not
exceeding two months, with or without hard labour, unless
the said penalty and costs be sooner paid.
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BY-LAW No. 136.
By-Law for Preventing or Regulating the Firing of I
Guns or other Firearms, the Firing or Setting
off of Fireballs, Squibs, Crackers, or Fireworks,
AND THE  MAKING   OF  BONFIRES   WITHIN THE  ClTY   OF
Vancouver.
1. No person or persons shall make or light any fire in any
of the streets, squares, parks or public places of the city, or
shall fire or discharge any gun, fowling piece or firearms, or
shall set fire to any fireworks within the limits of the said city,
and no person or persons shall light, set off or throw any ;
cracker, squib, serpent or other noisy, offensive or dangerous
substance or fireworks in any place within the limits of the
city, unless authorized by the Mayor and Council.
2. Any person or persons guilty of an infraction of this bylaw shall, upon conviction before the Mayor, Police Magis-;
trate or any other Justice of .the Peace having jurisdiction!
within the city, forfeit and pay such sum, not exceeding $100,
together with the costs of the prosecution as to the Mayor,
Police Magistrate, or other convicting Justice shall seem right;
and in default of payment of such fine and costs as aforesaid,
it shall and may be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate or
Justice convicting as aforesaid to issue a warrant under his
hand and seal to levy the said penalty and costs, or costs only,
by distress and sale of the offenders goods and chattels, and
in case of there not being sufficient goods and chattels to satisfy the said penalty, the said Mayor, Police Magistrate or
other convicting Justice may under his hand and seal issue a
warrant committing such person or persons to the common
gaol for any period not exceeding two months without hard
labor, unless the said fines and costs are sooner paid.
Done   and passed in   open   Council this   2nd   day   of
February, 1892.
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BY-LAW No. 132.
And as   Amended by  By-Laws No. 165 and No.   265 (B.C. Gazette, 17th riarch, 1892, 1st December, 1892, and
5th November, 1896.
A By-Law for the Establishment of a Pound and the
Regulation Thereof.
1. There shall be a public Pound established in the -eky, by
resolution of the Council.
1. The Council shall from time to time, as occasion may require, appoint some responsible person as Pound-Keeper,
whose duties, other than those set out in this by-law, shall be
defined, and whose remuneration shall be fixed by resolution
of the Council:
Dogs.
3. Every person who is within the city the owner, possessor,
or harborer, of a dog, or bitch, over the age of six months,
shall, before the first day of January in each and every year,
procure such dog, or bitch1, to be licensed, taxed, numbered,
described and registered for the year commencing with the
first day of January in each year, in the office of Inspector of
Licenses, and shall cause such dog, or bitch, to wear around
its neck a collar of metal or leather, to which shall be attached
a name plate, on which shall be inscribed the letters '' ^)T.P.''
?(Sifey Tax Paid), and figures indicating the year for which
such tax is paid, and a number corresponding with a number
under which, for the time being, such dog, or bitch is registered in the books of the Inspector of—Liee-nses, and metal
check to be furnished free to such persons; and every such
owner shall pay for such license the sum of $2 for a dog and
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4. The Inspector of-Licenses shall not register any such
dog, or bitch, unless the person applying to have the same
registered shall have paid the tax imposed by this by-law, and
shall produce the receipt of the Treasurer therefor.
5. It shall be the duty of the Inspector- of-Lieenses to keep
a book, in which shall be recorded the names of the owners of
every dog, or bitch, registered under the provisions of this
by-law, the date of such registration, the description of the
dog, the registration number, and the amount of tax paid.
6. No person shall suffer, or permit any dog, or bitch, of
which he or she, is the owner, possesser, or harborer, to run
at large within the city unless such dog, or bitch, shall have
around its neck the collar and metal check mentioned herein,
and inscribed as herein provided, and any dog, or bitch, running at large without such collar and metallic check shall be
liable to be impounded and be disposed of as provided by this
by-law.
7. Any Police Constable, Pound-Keeper, or other person
authorized for the purpose by the May-or, Police Magistrate,
or Chief of Police, may seize any dog, or bitch, running at
large elsewhere than on the premises of the owner, possessor,
or harborer of same, not having on such collar with metal
check attached thereto, and such Police Constable or other
person, shall forthwith, after making such seizure, deliver
such dog, or bitch, to the Pound-Keeper, and it shall be the
duty of such Pound-Keeper to receive such dog, or bitch, and
retain for forty-eight hours, supplying it with water and food
in the meantime, and if said dog, or bitch, is not reclaimed
within such forty-eight hours it shall be the duty of the
Pound-Keeper to kill such dog, or bitch, or sell same, and after deducting such tax and the expenses of such sale, and all
other expenses incurred in and about the seizure, maintenance
and sale of such dog, or bitch, deliver the balance to the
Treasurer.
8. The owner of any bitch in heat who shall suffer or permit the same to run at large while in that condition, shall be
subject to the penalties of this by-law.
9. There shall be established in. the city, by resolution of
the Council, a pound for dogs erected within the city, and the Vi
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owner, possessor, or harborer of any dog, or bitch, impounded
under the next preceding section may reclaim same on application to the Pound-Keeper, and on proof of ownership and in
payment of the city tax, if not already paid, and the expenses
incurred in impounding such dog, or bitch.
10. Any person in possession of a dog, or who shall harbor
or suffer any dog to remain about his house or premises, shall
be deemed to be the owner of such dog for the purpose of this
by-law.
Horses and Cattle.
ii. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons after
,the passing of this by-law to suffer any horse, mule, bull, cow,
goat, sheep, or swine, of any sex or kind, or any geese or
poultry to run at large, or to trespass in or upon any
unenclosed land, or premises, or vacant lots or public places,
Whether in the custody or charge of any herder, or otherwise,
within the limits herehiaftjeiL^Sieirt^^ is—to say, that
portion of land lying and being within the limits of the erey"
and bounded as follows :—
On the north by Burrard Inlet and-the First Narrows, on
the east by Boundary Avenue, andoy a line produced from
Boundary Avenue southerly^-toihe southerly boundary of the
city ; thence westerly^aiong said southerly boundary to Yew
street ; thence northerly along Yew street and Yew street
produced to English Bay ; thence across English Bay to point
of commencement at the First Narrows, including therein
Slanle¥-Parkr-
12. It shall be lawful for any Pound Keeper of this city,
duly appointed" by resolution of the Councl, or for any other
person, to impound any of the animals mentioned in this bylaw if found running at large, trespassing in or upon any
enclosed lands, or premises, or vacant lots, or public places,
contrary to the provisions of this by-law, or if found trespassing in any enclosure, or garden, or on any enclosed lands
within the limits of the city, and it shall be the duty of the
Pound Keeper to detain until the owner or owners thereof shall
have paid over and above any claim for damages for the
trespass and the charges, or over and above the penalty alone,
where no damages hare been committed the following sums :
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For impounding bulls, stallions, boars, rams, horses, cattle,
sheep, goats and swine, each $2 ; geese and poultry, each 10
cents.
13. Whenever any of the animals, or poultry, named in the
foregroin
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impounded in pursuance of the provisions of this by-law, it
shall be the duty of the Pound Keeper daily to furnish the
animals, geese or poultry, with good and sufficient food, water
and shelter during the whole time such animals, geese or
poultry continue impounded, and for so doing he shall be
entitled to demand and receive the following allowance over
and above his fees as Pound Keeper :—
For bulls, stallions, boars, rams, horses, and other cattle,
each 50 cents ; for sheep, goats, and swine, each 25 cents ; for
geese and poultry, each 5 cents ; for each and every day
during the time they may be impounded.
14. The quantity of food to be furnished by the Pound
Keeper shall be as follows :—
For horses and cattle, each, per day, 16 lbs. of hay ;
sheep, each, per day, 2}4 lbs. of hay ; for swine and goats,
each, per day, 1 quart of peas, barley or corn ; for geese or
poultry, each, per day, one half pint of peas, barley or corn ;
and such food shall be of a good and wholesome description,
and as much water as each animal can drink at least twice
every day. In the case of milch cows being impounded, the
Pound Keeper shall, at least twice in each day, milk each cow
or cows, and for so doing shall be entitled to keep the milk so
obtained for his own use.
15. Any Pound Keeper who impounds or confines any
animal or animals, geese or poultry, under this by-law and
neglects or refuses to find, provide and supply such animal
with good and sufficient food, water and shelter, as hereinbefore provided, shall be subject to the penalties imposed for a
breach of this by-law, and to immediate dismissal.
16. Any person claiming any damages from trespass by any
animal impounded shall, at any time before the animal is
released, deliver to the Pound Keeper a duplicate statement in  I S?g5 j       S5 6i
writing of his demand against the owner of such animal for
such trespass, and shall at the same time give his written
agreement under seal (with a satisfactory surety if required
by the Pound Keeper), in the form following, or to the like
effect :
I (or we) do hereby agree that I (or we) will pay to the
owners of the (described cattle or animals) by me A.B., (or
us A.B. and CD.), this day impounded, all loss, costs,
charges and expenses to which the said owners may be put in
case the distress by me, the said A.B., (or by us the said A.B,
and CD.) proves to be illegal, or in case the claim for damages
now put in by me (or us) fails to be established.
17. In all cases the Pound Keeper shall, within 24 hours,
and not before six hours after the animal or animals, geese or
poultry, shall have been impounded, cause a written or printed
notice, or partly written and partly printed, thereof to be
affixed to each of the Pound gates, and in a conspicuous place
on the walls of the City Hall or Police Station, which notice
shall give a particular description of the distress, and shall
specify when and where the same shall be sold, and if the
owner of such distress, or some other person on his or her
behalf, shall not within three days after such notice shall have
been affixed, as aforesaid, redeem the same by paying the
charges of the Pound Keeper and such other charges as may
be fixed by this by-law, and the penalty and damages imposed
(if any) it shall be lawful for such Pound Keeper to cause
such distress to be sold, and, after deducting his own charges,
and such other charges as may be fixed by this by-law, and
the penalty and damages (if any), and costs to pay the overplus
(if any) to the owner, or owners, of such distress, if known,
and if not known, to pay the same to the Treasurer of the
city, and if not claimed within three months after being
received by said Treasurer the same shall be applied by him
to city purposes, and the said Pound Keeper shall pay such
damage (if any) to the person entitled to receive the same,
and the penalty to the said Treasurer for city purposes.
18. It shall be lawful for any person to drive or take away
any animal mentioned in this by-law if found roaming at large
contrary to the provisions thereof, to the Pound, and it shall
be the duty of the Pound Keeper to impound the same subject
to the provisions therein contained, and any person so driving 62
any of the animals in this section hereinafter mentioned to the
Pound, and distraining the same under this by-law, shall in
respect of each of the said animals be entitled to demand and
receive the following sums :
For bulls, stallions, rams, boars, each, $2 ; for horses,
mules, cattle, sheep, goats and swine, each, $2 ; for geese and
poultry, 10 cents each.
19. Any person or persons attempting to rescue, or who
rescues any animal or animals when lawfully in the custody of
the Pound Keeper, or of any other person, for the purpose of
being driven or taken to the Pound, shall be liable to the
penahy of this by-law.
20. It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to furnish to each
Pound Keeper a book in which he shall enter the number and
description of every animal impounded by him, with the name
of the person who took or sent the same to be impounded, the
day and hour on which the same was received, redeemed, or
sold, and the amount of damages, penalties, or fees .paid by
the party redeeming, and the name of each party redeeming
same, or the proceeds of the sale f if any made), and shall, on
or before the first day of every month in the year, make a
return to the Chairman of the Police Commissioners, in writing,
of the number and description of all distresses received by him
during the past month preceding each return, with the names
of the persons taking the same to the Pound, the day and
hour received by him, redeemed, or sold, the name of the
person redeeming, the amount received for damages, penalties,
or fees, or any other information he may deem necessary ;
which return shall be verified by statutory declaration if
required, and shall be in the form prescribed by the said Police
Commissioners.
21. Nothing contained in this by-law shall be held to
prevent the driving of horses, mules, cows, oxen, cattle,
sheep, goats, swine, geese, or poultry through the public
streets, provided the same be in sufficient and competent
charge, and not allowed to stray, or loiter, or graze on the
way.
21 a. Nothing   herein   contained  shall   be construed  to
entitle the Pound Keeper to retain any fees as his remunera- Sn  63
tion for duties performed by him nnder this by-law, but all
fees paid to him under the provisions thereof shall be the
property of the city, and subject as to the disposal thereof, to
resolution of the Council from time to time.''
Penal Clause.
22. Any Pound Keeper, or any other person, guilty of an
infraction of this by-law, upon conviction before the Mayor,
Police Magistrate, or any Justice of the Peace having jurisdiction, shall forfeit and pay a penalty, in the discretion of the
Mayor, Police Magistrate, or Justice convicting, not exceeding
the sum of one hundred dollars and costs for each offence, and
in default of payment thereof it shall be lawful for the Mayor,
Police Magistrate or Justice convicting, as aforesaid, to issue a
warrant under his hand and seal to levy the said penalty and
costs, or penalty or costs only, by distress and sale of the
offender or offender's goods and chattels ; and should there be
:no sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty and costs, or
penalty and costs only, it shall and may be lawful for the said
Mayor, Police Magistrate, or Justice so convicting, to commit
the offender or offenders to any lock-up house in the said .eity,
or in the provincial goal of New Westminster, for any period
not exceeding two months.
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BY-LAW No. 131
And as Amended  by  By-Law Nos. 169, 172 and 211, (B.C. Gazette, 17th March, 189a; 22nd December, 1892;
18th May, 1893 ; 9th August. 1894).
A By-Law to Provide for the Public Health op the
City op Vancouver.
1. This by-law shall be designated "The Public Health By-
Law of the City of Vancouver."
2. From and after the passage of this by-law the Board of
Health shall have a general supervision over all matters,
things and officers within the "City in any way appertaining to
the public health.
3. When it is deemed indispensable for the preservation of
the public health, and for the more effectually carrying into
effect the sanitary conditions of this by-law, it shall be lawful,
by resolution of the Council to appoint a member of the medical profession to be Medical Health Officer during the pleasure of the Council, whose duties and whose remuneration
shall be specially defined by resolution of the Council from
time to time. And in the event of the Council failing to appoint a Medical Health Officer as aforesaid, a Health Inspector appointed as hereinafter provided for, shall act as Medical
Health Officer, and in that event, wherever in this by-law the
words '' Medical Health Officer '' hereinafter occurs they shall
be taken to be read as and mean the Health Inspector so appointed.
4. There shall be appointed by the Council, on the recommendation of the Board, such number of officers as may from
time to time be deemed necessary, to be called Health Inspectors.
5. In the absence of such appointment of such medical officer it  shall be lawful  for the Chairman of the   Board of
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Health, upon being informed by the Medical Health
Officer, Health Inspectors or Chief of Police that any
famuy or person is in sickness and destitute, to require by a written order, and not otherwise, some
member of the medical profession to at once visit such
person or famiy, and upon such visit to take such measures
for their immediate relief as to him may seem requisite, either
by reporting them as fit subjects to be removed to the general
hospital or other place provided for that purpose, or by supplying them, or directing them-to be supplied, with the requisite medicine for their relief at the expense of the City, and a
regular and correct account of each case, and of any such expenditure, shall be kept by him, and a return of the same shall
be made to the Board of Health at each regular meeting by
the Health Inspector.
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6. In case of the sickness or the absence of the Medical
[liealth Officer it shall be lawful for the Mayor or Board to
appoint some member of the medical profession to perform all
or any of his duties-during such sickness or absence; and the
Board may at all times call in and avail themselves of medical
or scientific advice or assistance in cases in which in the exercise of sound discretion they deem it indispensable to seek
such advice and assistance for carrying into effect the sanitary
conditions and intentions of this by-law, and a return of all
fees or expenditure incurred in obtaining such advice or assistance shall from time to time be made to the Council.
7. The Medical Health Officer shall have charge of the City
I quarantine or small-pox hospital, and shall have power, when
authorized by the City Council, to employ such assistance and
nurses as he may deem necessary, and it shall be his duty to
see that the said hospitals are supplied with suitable furniture,
nourishment, fuel and medicines, and that persons dying therein, or in other place under the charge of the City, are decently
buried, and if necessary at the expense of the City.
8. The Medical Health officer shall have power to stop, detain, examine and quarantine every person or persons, freight,
cargoes, boats, railway and tramway cars coming from a place
infected with a pestilential or infectious disease, in order to
prevent the introduction of the same into the city. 66
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9. Where there is reason to suspect  that  any person who
has the small-pox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, cholera or typhoid
fever, leprosy, or any infectious or contagious disease, is in or
upon any railway or tram-car, steamboat, stage or other cona
veyance, the Medical Health  Officer  or  Health  Inspector of
the Municipality, or if there is.no such officer, an3r member of
the Board may enter such  conveyance  and  cause  any  suclj
person to be removed therefrom, and may detain the conveys
ance until it is properly disinfected, or such officer or member
may, if he thinks  fit,  remain on or in, or re-enter,   and  may
remain on or in the said conveyance,  with  any  assistants he
may require for the purpose of disinfecting the same.
10. The Medical Health Officer shall have power to destroy
or disinfect, as" in his judgment may  be  deemed proper, an»
furniture,   wearing  apparel,   goods,   wares   or  merchandise*
which shall be exposed to, or infected  with, a contagious  or
infectious disease.
11. The Medical Health Officer shall cause to be affixed and!
maintained, or shalHretffiire the occupants of any dwellings
louse, store, shop or other building in which there shall beany person sick with small-pox, varioloid or other infectiou«
disease, to put up and maintain in a conspicuous place on ihm
front of said dwelling-house, store, shop or building, a card
or sign to be furnished by the CommitXee of Health, on whicH
shall be written or printed in large letters the word '' smaltj
pox,'' or name of such infectious disease, and the Health Officeii
shall, if he deems it expedient so to do, remove the patienfl
from the quarantine hospital or such place as may be provided!
by the city for that purpose, and shall, if he deems it exj
pedient so to do, prevent by guards or otherwise any person
or persons having access to or egress from such dwelling-
house, store, shop or other building for such period as he may
deem expedient for preventing the spread of such- infectious
disease.
12 That every physician shall report to the Chairman of thej
Board ojLHealth, or to the Medical Health Officer, of the City
of Vancouver, in writing, every person having a contagious or
infectious disease, such as cholera, scarlet fever, typhus fever,
leprosy, small-pox, diphtheria, or any of the grades of such
diseases (and his or her place of dwelling and name, if known)
which such physician had prescribed  for or attended for the &
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Jpreceding twenty-four hours, but not  more  than one  report
shall be required in one week concerning the same person.
13. Bach and every practicing physician in the City shall
j report, in writing, to the Chairman of the Board of Health,
(or to the Medical Health Officer,, the death of any of his
patients who shall have died in said City of contagious or infectious diseases mentioned in' this by-law within twenty-four
(hours thereafter, and to state in such report the specific name
I and type of such disease.
14. That every matron of a public or private hospital, and
I every keeper of every boarding or lodging  house,   and  every
j inn-keeper or hotel-keeper shall, within  six  hours/report in
j writing to the Chairman of the Board of Health, or the Medical Health Officer, of any person being at any of the aforesaid
I houses or hotels and attacked with or suppected of having any
; contagious or infectious disease mentioned in this by-law.
15. That it shall be the duty of every person knowing of
i any individual in the city sick of any contagious or infectious
j disease mentioned in this by-law, where such person shall have
i reason to regard such   individual as neglected or not properly
cared for, and to avoid giving such disease to others; and the
j duty of every physician hearing of any such sick person, who
! he shall have reason to think requires the attention of the
i Health Officer, or at once report the facts to the Chairman of
the Board of Health, or to the Medical Health Officer, in re-
I gard to the disease, condition or dwelling place or position of
i such sick person.
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16. No person shall give, lend, transmit, sell or expose any
bedding, clothing or other articles likely to convey an}7 contagious or infectious disease, without having first taken such
precautions as may be directed by the Medical Health Officer
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removing  all  danger  of  communicating  such disease to
17. That no person, persons or body corporate shall bring
into this city from any vessel, building, place or railwa3' car
in which had lately been any person .sick of any contagious or
infectious disease mentioned in this by-law, or any article or
person whatsoever, nor  shall  any such person come into said
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city without permission in writing of the Medical Health Officer or the Chairman of the Board of Health. Neither shall
any person, persons or body corporate bring into the city any
vessel, or railway, or tram-car, or conveyance in which theri
las been lately any person infected with any contagious or infectious disease mentioned in this bv-law.
18. That no person or persons who have been affected witfl
or exposed to the danger of infection from any of the diseases!
named and provided for in this by-law, who have been qua ran*
tined or isolated in any place within the jurisdiction of the|
City of Vancouver, shall be allowed to leave such quarantine
or small-pox hospital without permission in writing of thei
Medical Health Officer or the Chairman of the Board of]
Health.
19. That no child, minor, or person from any  house where
any person or persons is or are sick or affected with any of the
diseases named as provided for in section  9 of this by-lawl
shall attend any public, private or sectarian school in the cityl
until the recovery or death of said sick person or persons, and
in either event the said child, minor or person shall be provided
with a written statement by the attending physician, if anyl
and if not, then by the Medical  Health   Officer, or Chairman
of the Board of Health, certifying to  their  being  free from
contagion or infection,  which statement must be presented to
the principal or teacher of said public or private school before
laid child, minor or person will be allowed to attend.
20. It shall be the duty of any principal or teacher of any
pubiic, private, or sectarian school in this city to report at
once to the Chairman of the Board of Health, or to the
Medical Health Officer, in writing, any violation of the above
section.
21. If any teacher resides or lodges in any house where
infectious or contagious disease exists, such teacher shall at
once inform the School Board under which he or she acts, and
he or she shall not again enter his or her school, or others
mblic place, until all danger of carrying infection or contagiocj
is over, duly certified by a physician or the Medical Healtla
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22. That no person having the small-pox, varioloid or other
(contagious or infectious disease shall go about the city, or in
>any yard, common, or place so as to endanger the health of
iothers.
23. That no owner, driver, or person in charge of any cab,
omnibus, railway, street railway or tramway, carriage, or of
j any other public or private conveyance shall use, or permit the
the same to be used, for the conveyance of any person sick, or
j affected with  any of the  diseases named  or provided for in
section 9 of this by-law, nor for the conveyance of the body
for burial, or otherwise, of any person who has died from any
jof said diseases, without the permission of the Medical Health
Officer, and every undertaker or other person who. with a
hearse or other vehicle, removes or conveys therein, for burial
or otherwise, the corpse of any person who has died of any of
such contagious or infectious disease, is heieby required to
have such cab, omnibus, street railway or tramway carriage,
j or any such public or private conveyance, or hearse or other
vehicle, thoroughly disinfected ; but no such owner, driver, or
other person shall be compelled to convey any such affected
person  or  contagioms  corpse  until   he  is   paid  a  sufficient
[ amount to cover any expense and loss he may incur in carrying
I into effect the provisions of this by-law.
24. That no person shall let or hire, or allow any other
j person to occupy any house, or part of a house, in which
I there has been any person sick or affected with any disease
I named and provided for in section 9 of this  by-law, without
having first had the said house, or part of a house, thoroughly
I disinfected, together w'th any article or articles therein con-
[ tained, and under the direction and to the satisfaction of the
Medical Health Officer, that the said house, or part of a house,
[ can be safely occupied by others, or that such article or
I articles can be safely handled or used.
25. Kvery physician in attendance upon any person or
persons sick or affected with any disease named and provided
for in this by-law shall give all necessary instructions regarding the thorough ventilation and cleansing of the public house
or private residence wherein such person shall be sick, and the
I, keeper of such public house or the owner or occupant of such
private residence, shall follow the instructions of the physician
in attendance, as aforesaid.
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26. The Medical Health Officer is hereby empowered to
visit any and all public and private schools in the city, and to
make, or cause to be made, an examination of the children
and minors in attendance therein as often as he may deem
necessary to secure compliance with the provisions hereof.
27. Every school teacher shall attend to and observe such
suggestions and instructions as may be given by the Medical!
Health Officer in regard to ventilation and cleanliness in the-
school under his or her charge.
28. If the Board of Health or Health Inspector is satisfied
upon due examination that a cellar, room, tenement or building
within  its jurisdiction,   occupied  as  a  dwelling place,   has
become, by reason of the number of occupants, want of cleanliness, the   existence therein  of a  contagious  or  infectious
disease, or other cause, unfit for such purpose, or that it has
become a nuisance, or in any way dangerous to health of its
occupants or of the public, they may issue  a notice to such|
occupants, or any of them, requiring the said premises to ber"
put  in proper sanitary condition.    If the occupants  fail to
place the premises so occupied in a proper sanitary condition'
within twenty-four hours after such  notice  shall have been'
served on them or posted on the door of the cellar or dwelling!
house, they shall be liable to the penalties of this by-law.  The:
Board may cause the premises to be properly cleaned at the^
expense of the owners or occupants, and the same shall not be
occupied as a dwelling place until put  into  proper sanitaryI
condition.
29. In case any traveller coming from without the city, or
any person residing in the city, is infected with or has lately j
before been affected with or exposed to  any of  the  diseases:
mentioned in this by-law, the Medical Health Officer, or Board
of Health, may make effective provision in the manner which:
to them shall seem best for the public safety, by removing suchl
persons to a separate house, or by otherwise isolating him, if;
in the case of a person  infected  with the disease, it can be
done without danger to his  health, and by providing nurses•
and other assistance and necessaries for him, at his own costs
or charges, or the cost of his parent or other person or persons:
liable for his support, if able to pay the same, otherwise at the;
cost and charge of the city.
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29A. No person who has been lately exposed to the infection
of any diseases mentioned in this by-law shall mingle with the
general public until such sanitary precautions as may be prescribed by the Board of Health shall have been complied with.
Slaughter Houses.
30. No slaughter house, lot,.building  or premises for the
purpose of killing  therein,  shall in the future be  erected,
maintained or kept within the limits of, the city
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31. All buildings or premises used as a slaughter house shall
be made so they are in no manner injurious to public or
private health, so that the house, yard, pen or place where
such killing shall take place is paved with stone, flag or tile,
and the same inlaid with cement or otherwise made impervious
-to water, and the floor in every such case shall be made with a
descent towards a gutter which shall pass through the same,
and leading to a tub or reservoir to receive the blood and offal,
and shall be also supplied with a tank, pump, well and other
means by which a sufficient supply of water can be obtained
for the purpose of keeping the same clean and free from smell
or effluvia.
32. The Health Inspector, appointed by the Board of Health
so to do, shall visit at least once ^r^weekcjthe premises of all
butchers and slaughter-houses, and report the condition
thereof to the Board.
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The Medical Health Officer and Inspectcr, duly authorized by the Board, shall be at liberty at all reasonable times to
enter houses, outhouses and other buildings used as a
slaughter-house, and upon the premises connected therewith,
for the purpose of inspecting such slaughter-houses and
premises and any animals or fresh meat therein or thereon.
34. Kvery slaughter-house or building used for the purpose
of killing within the city shall be lime whitewashed at least
once in everyjnontir* between the first day of April and the
first day of November in each year, and lime shall be freely
used for the purpose of disinfection, and the tub and reservoir
named in the foregoing section shall be emptied at the end of
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place that no offensive effluvia may arise therefrom, and the'
whole of such premises shall be kept clean and free from any
offensive smell or nuisance of any kind whatever.
35. No blood, offal, or any other refuse of any nature or
kind shall be permitted to pass or escape into the public
sewers or into any stream or water course, excepting blood
that is carried with water in washing out or cleaning the
premises.
36. Kvery slaughter-house shall be provided with and shall
use water-tight covered vessels for the removal of all blood,
offal, and other refuse, and all .such blood, offal, and other
refuse shall be removed daily from off the premises connected
with the slaughter-house to such place or places as may be
approved by the Medical Health Officer, and disposed of in
such manner as he may approve.
37. Kvery slaughter-house or building so used shall have at
all times a printed copy, to be supplied by the city, of these
regulations relating to slaughter-houses, hung up or exposed
in some conspicuous part of such building or premises.
38. All animals to be slaughtered and all fresh meat exposed
for sale in the city shall be subject to the inspection of the
Medical Health Officer, Health Inspector, Chief of Police, and
the Chairman of the Board of Health.
Nuisances.
39. No owner, tenant, or occupant of land, or any person or
body corporate within the city limits, shall suffer the accumulation upon his or their premises, or deposit, or permit to be
deposited, upon any lot belonging to or occupied by him, of
anything which may endanger the public health, or deposit
npon or into any street, square, lane, highway, wharf, dock,
slip, pond, bank, stream, sewer, or water or waters o^-Butrar-d
In-let, Coal Harbor or False Creek, any dead affiinal, fish,
dirt, rubbish, excrement, dung, manure, offal or other refuse,
or vegetable or animal matter, or other filth, or offensive things  mi
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40. Whenever it shall appear to the Board of Health, the
Medical Health Officer, or the Health Inspector, that it is
necessary for the preservation of the public health, or whenever said Board or said Inspector shall receive a notice signed
by one or more inhabitant householders of the city, stating
the condition of any building, premises, grounds, yards, vacant
lots, cellars, private drains, sinks, cesspools or privies in the
city to be so filthy as to be dangerous to the public health, or
that  upon any premises or vacant lot in the city there is any
foul or offensive ditch, gutter, drain, privy, cesspool, ash-pit
or cellar kept or constructed so as to be dangerous to the public health, or that upon any such premises, or vacant lot, an
accumulation of dung, manure, offal, filth, refuse, stagnant
water, or other matter or thing is kept so as to be dangerous
or injurious as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of such Health
Inspector, and he is hereby authorized to enter such building
or premises for the purpose of examining the same, a) d if
necessary he shall order the removal of such matter or thing as
aforesaid to such place as he may direct, or may order the
owner or lessee of the said premises, grounds, yards, vacant
lots, cellars, private drains, sinks, cesspools or privies to fill
up, drain, clear, alter, relay or repair such buildings, premises, grounds, yards, vacanf lot, cellar, private drain, sink,
cesspool or privy. And in default of their so filling up, draining, clearing, altering, relaying or repairing as aforesaid, after
seven (7) days notice in writing so to do, they shall be deemed
to have been guilty of an infraction of this by-law and liable
to the penalties therefor, and it shall be lawful for the city to
fill up, drain, clear, alter, relay or repair as aforesaid and charge
the cost and expense thereof to the person or persons in default as aforesaid, and may recover the same with costs by action and distress, and in case of non-payment the same may be
charged against the lands of the owner or lessee, and may be
recovered in like manner as municipal taxes. The owner or
lessee of any grounds, yards, or vacant lots)Nor other proper
ties abutting on any street, shall drain ther'same on receiving
notice from the Health Inspector so to do. If the occupant or
proprietor, or his lawful agent or representative having charge
or control of such building or premises, or vacant lot, after
notice from the Chairman of the Board of Health, or from the
Health Inspector, to remove or abate such matter or thing as
aforesaid shall neglect or refuse to remove or abate same, he
shall be subject to the penalties  imposed by this by-law, and
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the Health Officer may remove the same, and the cost incurred
by such removal may be recovered from the person or persons
so neglecting or refusing.
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41. All house or store offal, whether consisting of animal or
vegetable substance, shall be placed in suitable vessels, and no
ashes or other refuse matter shall be mingled therewith, and
the same shall be kept in some convenient place to be taken
away by the erey scavenger.
42. No distiller, tanner, brewer, soap-boiler, tallow-chandler,
butcher, meat-packer, fish-canner, oil manufacturer, dyer,
livery-stable keeper, wash-house keeper, slaughter-house
keeper or other person shall discharge out of, or permit to flow
from, their still-house, tannery, brewery, oil manufactory,
shop, slaughter-house, packing-house; stable or an3' other
place any foul or other nauseous liquors, slops, or other substances whatever into any private ground, street, lane or public ground, or fresh water stream, pond or lake within said
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manufacturer, or fish-canner shall keep or use any stale, putrid or stinking fat, grease, fish or meat so as to be a nuisance
to the public.
44. No owner or occnpaut of an\r grocery, cellar, tallow
chandler's shop, soap factory, slaughter-house, tannery, brewery, distillery, pork or beef packing-house, fish-cannery, fertilizer or oil manufactory, stable or barn, laundry or wash-
house, shall suffer the same to become foul, nauseous or offensive.
45. When any dumb animal shall die within the limits of
the city, the owner or person in possession of it shall cause the
carcass to be removed to such place as shall be provided by the
Board of Health, and there be buried or cremated so that the
same shall not be a nuisance.
46. If any person shall own, occupy or keep any lot or
ground, building, stable or other premises in such a bad or
filthy condition as to be offensive and a nuisance to the neighborhood, or to an37 person or family, such person shall be subject to the penalties provided for an infraction of this by-law. k
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47-, Trie keeper of every livery or other stable shall keep
his stable and stable yard clean, and shall not permit, between
the fifteenth day of May and the first day of November, more
than two wagon loads of manure to accumulate in or near the
same at any one time, except by permission of the Board of
Health.
48. All privies that are foul, emitting smells and odors, are
hereb3' declared nuisances, and the Health Inspector shall have
power to abate the same, and order the same to be filled up or
closed, and if the owner or occupier of the premises on which
the .same may be situate, fail to do so on receiving notice, he
or they shall be subject to the penalties provided for in this
by-law, and the Health Inspector shall cause the said privies,
vaults or juts to be filled up.
49. Wherever any nuisances shall be found on any premises
within the city contrary to this by-law, the Health Inspector
is hereb37" authorized, in his discretion, to cause the same to be
summarily abated in such manner as he may direct, and in
* default of the person, persons, or body corporate refusing or
neglecting to abate the same, as may be directed by the Health
Inspector, he may abate the same, and the person, persons, or
body corporate so neglecting or refusing shall be liable to the
penalties of this by-law.
50. In all cases where no provision is herein made defining
what are nuisances, and how the same may be removed,
abated, or prevented, in addition to what may be declared such
herein, those offences which are known to the common law of
the land and the Statutes of British Columbia as nuisances
may, in case the same exist within the city, be treated as such,
and proceeded against as in this by-law provided, or in
accordance with any other law which shall give the Justice of
the Peace trying the same jurisdiction.
51. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to deposit
upon any of the streets, or upon any land or lot within the "**«
Gity—-o£ -Vancouver,   any  night soil or other filth or refuse
matter of any kind, under the penalties herein described.
52. No person or persons shall sell or offer for sale an3^
bread, milk, or other substance adulterated with any substance
injurious to health, and  any article  so adulterated  shall be
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forfeited and destroyed under the direction of the Mstyo&j-
Police Magistrate, or of any Justice or Justices of the Peace in
and for the CityLof Vancouver before whom such case shall b(
tried.
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53. That no butcher, grocer, trader, or other person,
persons, or body corporate shall sell, expose, or offer for sale
on any public market, or at an3r place within the limits of the
City_of Vancouver-, as food, any tainted, diseased, damaged
or unwholesome meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, milk, fruit, or
other articles of food or provisions, or the flesh of any animal]
dying otherwise than b3'- slaughter, and the Health Inspector
may seize and destroy any such tainted, diseased, damaged or
unwholesome meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruit, or other
articles of food or provisions.
54 That every butcher, grocer, and milk dealer, and their
agents, shall allow the Health Inspector to freely and fully
inspect their cattle and milk, meats, fish and vegetables, held,
offered or intended for sale, and will be expected to answer all
reasonable and proper questions asked by such Inspector"1
relative to the condition thereof and of the places where such
articles may be.
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55. Any person who shall keep swine, dogs, horses, cattle,
goats, poultr3r, foxes, or other such animals on their premises
shall maintain the houses, buildings or pens in which the same
shall be kept in such a clean state that the neighbours or
passengers may not be incommoded by the smell therefrom,
under the penalty provided for an infraction of this by-law for
each offence.
SCAVENGERING.
56. The City Council may grant a license to or employ am-
person, company or corporation for cleaning or removing the
contents of any privy-vaults, sinks, or private drains, and
every person, company or corporation engaged in said business
shall be deemed a night scavenger within the meaning of this
)y-law.
No person, company or corporation shall, within the city,'
empty, clean or remove the contents of any privy-vault, sink, or
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private drain or cesspool, or reservoir into which a privy-vault,
water closet, stable, or sink is drained, without having, first
obtained a license or being employed by the city so to do.
58. Bvery person, company or corporation applying for a
license as night scavenger shall, if his application be accepted,
pa3^ a license fee and execute a bond in the penal sum of five
hundred dollars, with two sureties to be approved of by the
Cit^. Council, conditioned that the said scavenger will comply
with the conditions of this by-law, and eve^ by-law which
ma3r hereafter be passed by the Gity- Council touching their
said employment, and will also comply with and obey orders,
directions, and regulations of the Board of Health or Health
Officer of- the city; provided that such license shall not be
granted until the Board of Health is satisfied that the applicant
is provided with the necessary appliances for carrying on
scavengering in accordance with the provisions of this by-law.
59. Nothing in this by-law shall be construed to mean or be
held to make it obligatory on the city to grant any license to
night or da3^ scavengers, but the Gity-Council may, if it should
deem it desirable, employ all its night or day scavengers.
60. The cleaning, emptying and removing of the contents
of privy-vaults, sinks or private drains shall be done in an
inoffensive manner, and any scavenger having begun any such
scavenger work shall, without any interruption or delay, finish
the same, and shall in every instance leave the privy-vault,
sink or private drain in as good condition upon the outside as
when the work was undertaken.
61. The Health Inspector shall have the power to enter
upon any premises and examine any vault, sink, privy, or
private drain.
62. The contents of privy-vaults, sinks, or private drains so
removed by any scavenger shall be conve3red in water-tight
tanks or vessels of such pattern and description as may from
time to time be approved by the Health Inspector, and shall
be disposed of in such a manner, under the direction of the
Health Inspector, as to cause no offence ; said tanks or vessels
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63. When requested, the licensed scavenger shall cleanse or
empty any vault, sink or private drain or privy, and remove
any or all nuisances.
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64. No privy-vault, sink or  private drain shall be open*
nor the contents  thereof disturbed or  removed, between the
hours of six o'clock a.m. and eleven o'clock p.m. of any day,
nor shaH-such-contents_be deposited or buried withm-the-cityr
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall
be subject to the penalties hereinafter described.
62la. That eveW dwelling room in the City of Vancouver
shall contain not les^ than 384 cubic feet orsair space for each
and e^ery person dwelling therein, and an3' person or persons
dwelling in a room of lesSsSize than one that provides for the
said air space for each person so dwelling therein shall be
subject to the penalties of this by-law.
65. Licensed night scavengers shall receive seventeen and
one-half cents for each cubic foot of the contents removed of
.any privy-vault, sink, or private drain or cess-pool by them
cleaned out or removed.
66. Whenever it shall become necessaty to empty any privy
or privies, or remove any night soil from any premises within
the city, or on cleaning yards, cellars, back kitchens, or any
other premises whatsoever, any impure or offensive effluvia
should exist, chloride of lime, nitrate of lead or common salt
shall be used by the person or persons emptying such priv3r or
privies, or removing such night soil from such premises, as
shall render the effluvia as inoffensive as possible.
67. The €ii£y Council shall have power to license or emplo\'
from time to time as many persons, upon such terms, and with
such conveyances and appliances as the3' may deem necessary
for the removal of garbage, offal, swill, and ashes.
68. Even' person so licensed shall be deemed a " da>"
scavenger," and shall at all times be subject to the rules and
regulations of the Board of Health and the by-laws of the
city, and shall pay a similar fee and provide like bonds as
provided for by clause 58 of this by-law ; provided, however,
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that one scavenger license will permit any person to carry on
the work of both day and night scavengering without extra
fee.
69. Any cart, wagon, or other vehicle used, or intended to
be used, for the purpose of conveying swill, offal or garbage
shall be perfectly tight and covered, so as to prevent the
contents thereof from leaking and spilling, and shall be of
such a pattern and description as may from time to time be
approved of by the Health Inspector, and such cart, waggon,
or other vehicle, when not in use, shall not be allowed to stand
in any highway, street, lane, alley, public place or square.
70. That the fees to be charged by day scavengers for any
matter or thing allowed to be dumped or deposited by the
scavenger or scavengers licensed by the city, within the limits
of this city, shall be a sum not to exceed one dollar for a full
load, and fifty cents for half a load or less than half a load, for
one hor.se, and any.charges in excess of those so made shall be
considered a breach of this by-law.
71. Licenses of day and night scavengers shall be held by
them subject to their observing and faithfully performing the
conditions contained in this by-law, and the regulations that
may from time to time be imposed by the Board of Health,
and in case of non-observance of any of the said conditions and
regulations, the said license may at an3r time be summarily
revoked and cancelled bv the Board of Health.
Houses and Drains.
72. Any person desirous of connecting a water closet with
the public sewer shall give forty-eight hours notice, in writing
to the Inspector, who shall examine the premises, and on
finding the water closet, ventilators, soil pipes, and traps
efficient and provision made for an ample and automatic supply
of water, shall authorize such connection to be made by a
licensed pipe-layer, under the supervision of the Inspector.
73.. Kvery water closet shall be provided with a waste-
preventer, cistern, ventilating and soil pipe, the pipes to be
four inches in diameter, and be carried up above the roof, and *_*.**=-
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be open on top, the foot of the soil pipe to be provided with aq
.fresh-air inlet, and the pan with a trap and ventilating pipe.
All such ventilating pipes shall be carried above the roof of the]
said house, and shall open above at points at least ten feetj
from any window, door, sk3rlight, chimney, or other opening
leading- into any hou.se.
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74. No pipe carrying air or gas from any drain or soil-pipe
shall be connected with any chimney in a dwelling house
unless the same be a furnace chimney, used exclusively for the
purpose of ventilating such soil-
pipe or drain.
Kvery   p
desirous
,$. xvvciy   person   desirous   of   connecting   sinks,   baths,
lavatories, wash houses, etc., with a public sewer shall give
forty-eight hours' notice, in writing,  to  the Inspector,  who,
shall examine the premises, and finding  all discharge pipes
properly  trapped  and  connected  with  a  grease trap,   shalfl
authorize such connection to be made by a licensed pipe-layer,
under the supervision of the Inspector.
76. No person, other than a licensed pipe-layer, acting
under the supervision of the Inspector, shall be permitted to
make any connection with a pnblic sewer.
77. No extension of any work previous^ accepted, or
alterations to or new connections with such works shall be
made except under the authority and supervision of the Inspector, and upon a plan to be deposited with the Health
Inspector.
78. All openings for private sewers must be so made so as
to cause as little inconvenience as possible to the public; on
completion, the surface to be left in as good order as it was
before the opening was made, and all materials, loose earth,
and rubbish to be removed within twenty-four hours ; all such
openings are to be fenced by day and lighted by night in such
a manner as may be approved of by the Inspector.
79. No house sewer-pipe to have a less fall than one in forty
unless special permission, in writing, is granted by the
Inspector.
80. The ends of all pipes not to be immediately connected  I   j 8i
[with the house service  are to be securely closed against the
Intrusion of earth, rubbish, etc.
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81. The inside of every sewer pipe to be left perfectly clean
and smooth after it is laid, and all iron pipes shall be coated
nnside and out with black varnish.
82. No sewer in actual use shall be disturbed except under    «L*-\.
jthe special direction of the Inspectors
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83., All water and gas pipes must be protected from injury
jor settling.
84. No exhaust from steam engines or blow off from steam
boilers, or overflow from water motors, shall be connected
;with either private or public sewers.
; 85. On all changes of direction, horizontal or vertical, curves
of a radius not less than five times the diameter of the pipe
! shall be used.
86. No house sewers shall be less than four inches and no
waste pipes less than two inches in diameter, except where
otherwise authorized by the Inspector.
87. All private sewers and all soil-pipes shall be of cast iron
or vitrified pipe, with lead joints for the former and cement
joints for the latter.
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Houses and Drains.
88. Any person depositing rubbish or any article whatsoever in the manholes, ventilators or flushing tanks, or obstructing any gratings connected with the sewers, shall be subject
to all and whatsoever of the penalties contained in this by-law.
88a. There will be appointed by the Council, on the recommendation of the Board, an officer to be known as the Inspector of Sewers, and wherever in the foregoing clauses hereof,
from clause 72 to clause 88 inclusive, the word " Inspector"'
is used, it shall be taken to mean and be read as the " Inspector ' I of Sewers.''
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89. Kvery privy erected within the limits of the Sity—-of~
Vancouver, and not connected with the public sewers of said
city, in manner-set forth in this by-law not being witlmr-1-50-
-feet of iany-publie-se-wer or any branch- main-shall be furnished
with a water-tight box or receptacle, lined with zinc or other
non-corrosive material, with ventilating pipe leading therefrom
to roof of said privy, and said box or other receptacle so constructed and used, shall be so placed as to be easy of access for
the" purpose of being enAtied of its contents by the licensed
scavenger or scaveng|flj employed by the city, whenever necessary, dry earth or oTner suitable absorbent to be used by the
proprietor, tenant or occupant of the premises, on which said
privy and privies so constructed shall be situate, for the purpose of absorbing any or all moisture accumulating from time
to time in said boxes or receptacles; and every such privy or
privies so constructed or built shall, when in actual use, be
cleaned out as provided for in the Public Health B3r-Law of
the Gity-of Vancouver and amendments thereto, at least twiee^
in each and every month, or oftener if necessary.
90. No privy or privies, not being a water-closet and connected as hereinafter provided, shall be kept, maintained or
1 erected within 150 feet of any public sewer or branch main,
'and no privy or privies, or water-closets, other than those constructed, built, kept or maintained within the corporate limits
of the City of Vancouver, and any and all such now existing,
or that ma3^ hereafter be constructed, are heheby declared
public nuisances, and the same shall be dealt with as provided
for in this by-law.
90A. The owner, or agent for owner, of any premises on
which any privy, water-closet, vault or receptacle for waste
paper and slops may be situated, the existence, state or condition of which shall be in violation of the provisions of this bylaw, shall remove, cleanse, alter or repair the same within
twenty-four (24) hours after notice in writing to that effect
has been personally served or sent by registered letter to the
address of the owner or agents by the Board of Health or
Health Inspector, and in case such privy, water-closet, vault
or receptacle for waste water and slops has not been removed
or properly cleansed, altered or repaired within the said time
limited by such notice, such privy, water-closet, vault or re-
cepticle for waste water or slops may be removed, cleansed,
altered or repaired by the Health Inspector or by any other r B8H993S1 83
person or persons authorized by him so to do, and  the costs,
charges and expenses thereof  charged against such owner ot>
other persons as aforefaid, and the same may be recovered by
action or distress, and in case of non-payment thereof may be
recovered in like manner as municipal taxes.
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91. The regularly licensed night and day scavengers shall
keep order books at the Qity-Police Stations, and shall report
daily at such stations for orders.
92. It shall not be lawful after the passing of this by-law
for any person or persons to -ase from and out of any well or
wells of water within the limits of the Gity of^-Va-neouver
which has or have been complained of as being prejudical to
the health of man or beast, any water for drinking or cooking
purposes, or the watering of any domestic animal, or for any
use whatever, until said water from any and eve^ such well
«o complained of has been duly analyzed by a competent
analyist (to be named by the Council of the city), and said
analyist has certified that the water in the said well or wells is
of a pure and wholesome nature and fit for the uses above
specified.
93. If upon due analysis, as above set forth, the water in
any well or wells within the cit3' should be declared unfit for
the uses hereinbefore specified, such well or wells shall be
immediately filled up by the owner, lessee, or occupant in
possession of the premises on which it or they are situated,
and no other or more wells shall be opened on said premises.
94. Any person complaining of the quality of the water in
an3>" well or wells used for the purposes hereinbefore
specified within this city, shall make his or her complaint to
the Health Inspector of the city in "writing, giving full information as to the location of any well or wells so complained
of, the number of lot and block and legal subdivision on which
same are situate, and an approximate estimate of the number
of persons or animals using water from said well or wells.
95. Upon receipt of complaint in writing, as above set forth,
the Health Inspector shall, as soon as practicable, procure a
sample of the water from such well or wells in the presence of
at least one credible witness, which sample shall be immediately §4
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sealed up by said Inspector in an air-tight receptacle, and be
left by him at the place of business of the analyst chosen and
appoihted by the Council for such duties, and the analyst-
shall immediately proceed to analyse such sample of water and!
report the result in writing as soon as practicable to the Board!
of Health of this city, who shall act in accordance with the
report.
96. The owner or occupier of the premises Jshall fill up the
said well or wells immediately on receiving notice so to do
from the Health Inspector, and in default of his doing so shall
be subject to the penalties provided for by a breach of this bylaw.
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The owner or owners, lessee or lessees of any hotel,,
saloon,   distillery,   brewery,   tannery,   laundry,   wash-house,'-
barber shop, bath house, livery stable, public or private boarding house, restaurant, chop house, dye house a'nd of all other
like establishments within the Chy of Vancouver, and all the
dwelling houses and the premises connected therewith in saidj
city,  situate within one hundred and fifty (150) feet of anje
public sewer in said city shall connect the same with saidi'
public sewers and with the City water-works system, provided,
the said system has been extended so as to be practicable tor
make the connection*in the manner set forth in the by-laws of;;
the   city,   and  subject to  all   conditions   therein   set  forth
regulating connections with said 'public sewers and city waterworks system, and where connections with said public sewers
is not practicable by reason of no sewer being within a distance
of one hundred and fifty feet, as above specified, then they
shall connect the same with the surface drains on the. nearesH
street or lane by covered wooden drains,  but only for the
purpose   of   carrying  away any  swill or waste  water,   and
for no other purpose.    And all receptacles for such swill or
waste water shall be. placed within ten  feet of such hotel,
saloon, distilling brewery,  etc.    And in default of their so
connecting with the sewers  or  drains the  City may, after
giving fourteen days' notice to such owner, owners, lessee or
lessees making such default, connect the property with the
public sewers or drains and assess the property with the costs
thereof, and such assessment if not paid by the owner, owners,
lessee or lessees, may be recovered by sale of the property in
like manner as municipal taxes are recoverable under any law
existing in that behalf, and  such owner, owners, lessee or MJ m
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lessees shall, besides being liable for trie payment of the cost
of connection aforesaid, be liable to the penalties for an infraction of this by-law.
97A. No dwelling, house or lodging house which does not
comply .with the requirements of this by-law and of the by-law
known as the plumbing b3^-law shall be let or occupied. And
the Board of Health or Health Inspector shall give the owner
or occupier of any dwelling house or lodging house which
does not comply with the provisions of this by-law a notice, in
writing, requiring that the said premises shall be put in a
proper sanitary condition and shall comply with the requirements of this by-law. If the person so notified, or any of
them, fail to comply with the requirements of such notice, the
Board of Health or Health Inspector may remove the occupants
and close up the premises, and the same shall not again be
occupied as a dwelling or lodging house until the provisions
and requirements of this by-law shall have been first complied
rwith.
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98. The Health Inspector, Chief of Police, and every officer
and police constable appointed by the City shall keep a vigilant
supervision over all streets, lanes, by-ways, lots, premises or
waters as aforesaid ; and moreover, the city police or such
other men as the Council shall appoint, shall make regular
monthly inspections of the lanes, squares, streets, highways,
wharves, docks, slips, ponds, banks, streams, sewer waters,
back yards and lots within the eifey limitS)t,and in case of any
such accumulation as aforesaid being found by any such
officer, he shall at once report the same to the Health Inspector,
who shall at once notify the party or parties who own or
occupy such lot or premises, or who personally or through
their employees have deposited such manure, matter, dirt or
filth in any street, lane, by-way, or waters to cleanse the same
and to remove what is found thereon, such parties shall forthwith remove such accumulation, and if the same be not
removed the Health Inspector shall prosecute the party or
parties so offending.
99. The Council is hereby empowered to contract with some
legally qualified and competent medical practitioner or practitioners for the vaccination at the expense of the municipality
of all poor  persons, and  at  their own expense of all other 86
persons, resident in the city who come to such medical practitioner or practitioners for that purpose.
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ioo. The Council shall appoint a convenient place for the
performance, at least once in each month,pf such vaccination,!
and shall take effectual means for giving, from time to time, J
to all citizens due notice of the days and hours at which the I
medical practitioner contracted with for that purpose will at-1
tend, once at the least in each month at such place, to vaccinate I
all who may then appear there, and also of the days and hours at 1
which such medical practitioner will attend at such place to J
inspect the progress of such vaccination on the persons so I
vaccinated.
ioi. The father or mother of every child born in the city
shall at some appointed time within three months after the 1
birth  of such child, or in the event of the death,   illness, \
absence or inability of the father and mother, then the person |
who has the care, nurture or custody of the child shall, at |
some appointed time within four months after the birth of the |
child, take, or cause to be taken,  the child to  the  medical 1
practitioner in attendance at the appointed place, according to |
the provisions of the preceding section of this by-law, for the 1
purpose of being vaccinated, unless the child has been pre- !
viously vaccinated by some legally qualified medical practitioner,   and the vaccination duly   certified, and the medical
practitioner   so  appointed  shall,  and he is hereby required, I
thereupon, or as soon after as it can conveniently and properly
be done, vaccinate the child.
102. Upon the eighth day following the day on which any
child has been vaccinated as aforesaid, the father and mother,
or other person having the care, nurture or custody of the
child, as aforesaid, shall again take, or cause to be taken, the
child to the medical practitioner by whom the operation was
performed, or other similarly appointed medical practitioner in
attendence as aforesaid, in order that the medical practitioner
may ascertain by inspection the result of the operation.
Upon and immediately after the successful vaccination of
a child born in the city, the medical practitioner who performed
the operation shall deliver to the father or mother, or other
person having the care, nurture or custody of the child as
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aforesaid, a certificate under his hand according to the form
following :—
Certificate of Vaccination.
I, the undersigned hereby certify that
the child of
aged of ward, in the City of-Vancouver, has
been successfully vaccinated by me.
(Signed)
A.B.
Such certificate shall without further proof be admissible
as evidence of the successful vaccination of the child in any
' information or complaint brought against the father or mother
of the child, or against the person who has had the care,
nurture or custody of the child as aforesaid, for non-compliance
with the provisions of this by-law.
103. If any medical practitioner appointed as aforesaid is of
the opinion that any child brought to him as aforesaid is not
in a fit and proper state to be successfully vaccinated, he shall
deliver to the father or mother of the child, or the person
having the care, nurture or custody of the child as aforesaid,
on demand and without fee or reward, a certificate under his
hand that the child is in an unfit state for successful vaccination.
Such certificate, or any similar certificate, of a legally
qualified medical practitioner respecting any child born as aforesaid, shall remain in force for two months from its delivery ;
and the father or mother of the child, or the person having
the care, nurture or custody of the child as aforesaid, shall
(unless they have within each succeeding period of two
months obtained from a legally qualified medical practitioner a
renewal of such certificate) within two months after the
delivery of the said certificate as aforesaid, and if the child is
not vaccinated at or by the termination of such period of two
months, then during each succeeding period of two months 88
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until the child has been successfully vaccinated, take or cause
to be taken to the medical practitioner so appointed as aforesaid,
such child to be vaccinated by him ; and if the medical practitioner deems the child to be then in a fit and proper state for
successful vaccination, he shall forthwith vaccinate it accordingly, and shall, upon or immediately after the successful
vaccination of the child, deliver to the father or mother of the
child, or the person having the care, nurture or custody of the
child as aforesaid, a certificate as aforesaid under his hand;
but if the medical practitioner is of opinion that the child is
still in an unfit state for successful vaccination, then he shall
again deliver to the father or mother of the child, or the person
having the care, nurture or custody of the child as aforesaid,
a certificate under his hand that the child is still in an unfit
state for successful vaccination, and the said medical practitioner, so long as the child remains in an unfit state for
vaccination and' unvaccinated, shall, at the expiration of every
succeeding period of two months, deliver, if required, to the
mother or father of the child, or the person having the care,
nurture or custody of the child, a fresh certificate under his
hand.
The production of such certificate or of any similar certificate from any legally qualified medical practitioner shall be
sufficient defence against any complaint brought against the
father or mother, or person having the care, nurture or custody
of such child, for non compliance with the provisions of this
by-law.
104. In all contracts to be made under the provisions of this
by-law, the sums contracted to be paid shall not be more than
for every person successfully vaccinated,
including all or any of the certificates required by this by-law.
105. If a father or mother, or person so having as aforesaid the care, nurture or custody of any child as aforesaid,
does not cause the child to be vaccinated within the periods
prescribed by this by law, or does not on the eighth day after
the vaccination has been performed take, or cause to be taken
the child for inspection according to the provisions of this bylaw respectively contained, then the father or mother, or person having the care, nurture or custody of the child as aforesaid, shall be liable to the penalties imposed by this by-law.
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106. In the event of an outbreak of small-pox, or danger of
an outbreak of small-pox, the City Council may order the vaccination or re-vaccination of all persons resident in the City
who have not been vaccinated within seven years, and that
such vaccination or re-vaccination shall \ be carried out in so
far as the same may be applicable in the same manner as for
the vaccination of children, except that in the case of all persons
of an age to make them legally responsible, they shall present
themselves for vaccination by the medical practitioner,-or some
legally qualified practitioner, and the~medieal practitioner^
shall adopt the-same measures to secure the vaccination or re-
vaccination of all such persons, as-heis required to do^with-re^
gard-to children, A proclamation issued by the Mayor and
Board of Health and published in posters and in at least one
newspaper published within the city, warning the public that
this section of the by-law is in force; shall be sufficient evidence
to secure the conviction of any person who does not comply
with the law within a period of seven days from the publication of the proclamation.
107. Any person or persons guilty of an infraction of any of
the provisions of this by-law shall, upon conviction before the
Mayor, Police Magistrate or any Justice or Justices of the
Peace having jurisdiction in the Chty of Vancouver, on the
oath or affirmation of any creditable witness, forfeit and pay,
at the discretion of said Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or
Justices convicting, a penalty not exceeding the sum of one
hundred dollars and costs for each offence, and, in default of
payment thereof, it shall be lawful for the Mayor, Police Ma-,
gistrate, justice or Justices of the Peace convicting as aforesaid, to issue a warrant under his hand and seal, or in case the
said Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices of the Peace,
or any two or more of them acting together therein, then under the hand and seal of one of them, to levy the said penalty
with costs, or penalty or costs only, by distress and sale of the
offender's or- offenders' goods and chattels, and in case
of no sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty and costs,
or penalty or costs, it shall and may be lawful for the Mayor,
Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices convicting as aforesaid,
or any of them, to commit the offender or offenders to the
common goal or any lock-up house in the City of Vancouver
for any period not exceeding two months, unless the said
penalty and costs, or penalty or costs, be sooner paid.
This by-lay may be cited as the ' \ Public Health By-Uaw.' *
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BY-LAW No. 363.
A By-Law to Regulate the Keeping of Cows and the
Krection and Continuance of Cow Byres and Stables.
1. Not more than three cows shall be kept by any one person, family, partnership company or corporation at any one
time within the following limits of the city ; That is to say :
Within Boundary Avenue to False Creek; along Boundary Avenue produced to Ninth Avenue; thence west along Ninth
Avenue to Vine Street; thence north along the west side of
Vine Street to False Creek; thence across False Creek to the
north shore of Knglish Bay; thence around the westerly
boundary of Stanley Park, and along City limits to point of
commencement.
2. All cow byres and stables shall be connected to the public sewers if within 150 feet of the same, if more than 150 feet
they shall be provided with drains and drained to the satisfaction of the Health Inspector.
All cow byre and stable floors situate within the above
limits shall be kept perfectly water-tight, with proper fall to a
gully trap, for washing and drainage purposes.
4. All cow byres shall be lime-washed at least twice in each
year, to the satisfaction of the Health Inspector.
5. All cow byres within the above limits shall have 500 cubic
feet space of free air for each cow kept therein.
6. All cow byres and stables shall be thoroughly  ventilated
to the satisfaction of the Health Inspector. "*71 feg 91
7- Kvery person keeping a cow byre or building in which
cows are kept in the city shall register the same with the
Health Inspector and shall describe the building, situation and
premises.
8. Any one person, family partnership, company or corporation keeping cows or allowing to be kept a cow byre, stable
or building contrary to the provisions of this by-law, whether
he or it is the owner, agent of owner, lessee or servant of the
owners, shall be deemed to be guilty of an infraction of this
by-law and liable to the penalties thereof.
9. This by-law shall not take effect until the 2nd May, 1897.
10. An3T person guilty of an infraction of any of the provisions of this by-law shall be liable, on conviction, to be fined
in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars inclusive of
costs, and in case of non-payment of the fine and costs, the
same m^ be levied b3r distress and sale of the goods and
chattels of the offender, and in case of non-payment of the fine
and there being no distress found out of which the same can
be levied, such offender shall be liable to be imprisoned for
any period not exceeding two months. Q2
BY-LAW No. 162.
And  Amending By-Laws  No.  260 and No.  271 (B.C. Gazettes.
20th October, 1892, 20th August, 1896, and 25th February, 1897).
A By-Law for regulating the erection of Buildings,
Storage of Inflammable Material, and for the Prevention of Fire.
1. The Council may, from time to time, if deemed desirable,
appoint by resolution an Inspector of Buildings and Fire
Warden or Wardens, and by resolution fix the remuneration to
be paid them, and whose duties shall be to see that the
provisions of this by-law are carried out; and the Council may
from time to time appoint firemen for the protection of the
city in the event of fire.
2. All parties building houses or other structures in the said
city shall, before commencing the erection of such houses or
other buildings, remove all rotten wood and decayed vegetable
matter from the piece of land upon which the same are to be
built, by carting the same away or by digging or turning up
the sub-soil on said portion of^land, so as to present a non-
inflammable surface of earth ; said buildings shall have the
foundations built upon the ground or stone foundations or if
placed upon blocks or posts, the space between the sills and
the ground shall be boarded up to the siding of the "said
building, and shall be banked with earth so as to prevent a
running fire from getting beneath such buildings. 3-
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3. Whenever such house or other building is about to be
erected, it shall be the duty of the person about to build the
same to notify the Building Inspector, or one. of the Fire
Wardens hereinafter mentioned, who shall immediately inspect
the ground to see that the provisions of this by-law regarding
the clearing of the lot on which the building is to be erected
have been carried out.
4. He shall also inspect the adjoining lots within a distance
of one hundred feet from the site of the proposed building,
and if, in his judgment, the lands inspected are in such a
condition, owing to the presence of stumps, logs, rotten wTood,
vegetable matter, rubbish, or other inflammable material, as to
endanger the propossd building, then he shall notify the
owners of such lots to remove, in manner above mentioned, all
rotten wood and decayed vegetable matter, or turn up the soil
so as to present a non-inflammable surface for that distance
from the said lands upon which said building is to be erected.
Dangerous Buildings.
4A. Whenever any building, structure or erection of any
kind, or any portion thereof, in the City of Vancouver, shall
by reason of decay, faulty construction, or other cause whatsoever, be, in the opinion of the Council of the said City of
Vancouver, dangerous to the public safety, the same shall be
deemed a dangerous nuisance, and it shall be lawful for the
said Council to notify the owner, agent, lessee, occupant, or
other person having charge- of such building, structure, or
erection of any kind to tear down, repair, or otherwise put the
same into a safe condition to guard against dangerous risk or
accident, and the person so notified shall forthwith cause the
same to be torn down, repaired, or otherwise put into a safe
condition to guard against dangerous risk or accident, and in
case the person so notified shall fail to comply with such
notification within seven (7) days from the receipt thereof, it
shall be lawful for the Council to authorize by resolution any
officer of the Corporation or other person therein named to
repair or pull down any such building, structure, or other
erection, or portion thereof, or otherwise put the same into a
safe condition to guard against risk or accident, and charge
the cost or expense thereof to the owner or other person in
default, and may recover the expense thereof with costs by
action or distress, and in case of non-payment, may recover
the same in like manner as municipal taxes. 94
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Chimneys.
5. It shall De the duty of the Building Inspector or Fire
Wardens, at least once a month, to inspect all yards and
premises contiguous to dwellings, and all chimneys, flues,
fireplaces, stoves, ovens, boilers, or other apparatus which
may be dangerous to convey or promote fire ; and to order the
owners, their agents, contractors, or tenants thereof, whenever
in their judgment the3T may think it advisable, to remove the
same, all shavings, rubbish, or other inflammable material
therefrom; and every person so notified who fails, within
twenty-four hours after having received such notice, to remove
the same, shall be subject to the penalties of this by-law, and
the Building Inspector or Fire Warden is hereby authorized to
have the same removed.
6. Kvery chimney or flue built or constructed within the
cit3'r shall be built of brick, stone or other incombustible
material, and the walls thereof shall be not less than four
inches in thickness, exclusive of plastering, and the top
thereof shall be at least four feet from any woodwork of any
building or adjoining buildings, and every such chimney shall
rise at least four feet above the ridge of the house or building in
which the same shall be, and every such chimney or flue shall
be not less than fifty square inches in area, and all timber upon
which a chimney or flue rests shall be at least eight inches
below the base of said flue or chimney, and every such
chimney or flue shall be so constructed as to admit of its being
scraped, brushed, or cleaned.
7. No person shall build or construct within the city any
chimney or flue otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of the next preceding section of this by-law, and no
person shall use within the city any chimney or flue constructed
or built otherwise than in accordance with such provisions.
8. The pipe of every stove, chimne3>', or fireplace within the
city shall be conducted into a chimney of stone, brick or other
incombustible material, and in all cases where a stovepipe
passes through the woodwork of a building within the cit3', it
shall be separated from such woodwork at least three inches
by metal or other incombustible material, and all pipes from
stoves, ovens, or furnaces, over fifteen feet in length, shall be
securely jointed and, when necessaty for safet3r, supported and QW  95
stayed by wires, and no person shall use within the city any
pipe or stovepipe which is not put up in accordance with the
provisions of this section.
9. Every person occupying a house or building or room
within the city, attached to which there is a chimney or flue,
if the same has been in constant use during the year, shall
cause the same to be well and sufficiently cleaned once in six
months, and if the same has not been in constant use during
the year, shall cause the same to be swept once in each six
months while in use.
10. No occupant or other person in possession or charge of
any house or building within the city shall permit any stovepipe hole in the chimney of such house or building, while the
same is not in actual use, to remain open, but shall cause the
same to be closed with a stopper of metal or other incombustible
material.
11. The occupant or other person in charge of any house or
building within the city or of any room or place therein where
a stove is used, shall have, place, and keep under such stove a
hearth or pan of brick or metal or other incombustible material,
and the side and ends thereof not less than eighteen inches
from any wooden partition or other woodwork, and the pipes
of such stoves shall not be placed within twelve inches of the
ceiling of or of any wooden wall or partition, and where any
such stove is used to heat more than one room or place by being
built into any wall or partition, the space around it on the
tops and sides, to the distance of at least nine inches, shall be
filled with brick and mortar, stone, sheet iron, or other incombustible material.
12. No timber shall be laid within two feet of the inside of
any oven, copper, still, boiler, or furnace, unless protected by
at least twelve (12) inches of brick or other incombustible
material.
13. The Council may from time to time license chimney
sweeps, who shall be subject to the regulations imposed by
resolution of the Council. g6
Ashes, Coals, Etc.
14. No person shall, within the city, place, keep, or deposit
ashes in wood receptacles, or within twenty-five feet of a
house or building unless the same are contained in some safe
depository constructed of brick, stone, or other incombustible
material, and all ashes so deposited shall be placed in a most
convenient locality as directed by the Building Inspector or
Fire Warden, for removal by the city scavengers.
15. No person shall use a lighted candle or lamp in any
stable, building, or place within the city where hay, straw,
hemp, cotton, flax, rushes, gunpowder, or other combustible
materials shall be stored or kept or be, or in a carpenter's or
cabinetmaker's shop, unless the same is well secured in a
lantern.
16. No person shall keep or have in any house within the
city, at any one time, more than twenty-five pounds of gunpowder, unless the same is kept in a magazine, store room, or
place to be approved of by the Fire, Water and Light
Committee ; and all gunpowder under the said quantity, which
is kept on hand by any person within the city, shall be
deposited in a fireproof box or safe, and no person shall take a
lighted candle, lantern, lamp, or light, or fire of any description
near the same.
Fire.
17. In cases of fire, or imminent danger of fire, it shall be
the duty of every able-bodied male inhabitant within the city,
at the request of the Chief of Police, or any officer of the fire
brigade, or any police constable, to assist to the utmost of his
power, the said Chief of Police, or other officers or police
constables, or the head of the fire department, or the Mayor or
Aldermen of the City, in preventing or suppressing such fire.
18. The Chief Fire Warden and the Chief of Police, in case
he is not Chief Fire Warden, or the Chief of the Fire Brigade,
or foreman in charge of any fire in the city, is hereby empowered, with the sanction of the Mayor, Police Magistrate or
Chairman of the Fire, Water, and Iyight Committee, to cause
to be pulled down or demolished adjacent houses or other
erections when necessary to prevent the spreading of fire, but
not otherwise.  iBBa^--—^* 97
19. On all occasions of fire the side of the street nearest the
fire, and for a distance of fifty feet on each side of the fire,
and for two-thirds the width of the street in the front thereof,
jand also the centre of the street on both sides of the space
above described, and also any lane or by-way between the
public street and the rear of the premises on fire, through or
along which it may be necessary to run any portion of the fire
apparatus, shall be kept clear of all persons who may in any
way obstruct the workings of the fire brigade ; and all and
every person who shall be in any of the above places shall
immediately retire therefrom when called upon to do so by the
chief or any member of the fire brigade, or any Fire Warden,
or any policeman of the city.
20. No person shall in any way impede or hinder any
fireman or other person who may be assisting in extinguishing
the fire, or be in the performance of any other duties connected
therewith ; nor shall any person drive any vehicle over any
hose while in use, or about to be used, at any fire.
21. The owner, and in case of his default, the occupant of
every building in the cit>T shall make, or cause to be made, a
good and substantial ladder of sufficient length to reach the
roof, and a good and substantial ladder of sufficient length to
reach the top of the chimney thereof, and such ladders shall be
kept in a convenient place so as to be readily accessible in case
of fire, and for use of chimney sweep.
22. No person shall by his own act, or by that of his servant
or agent, ignite or knowingly permit or caUse to be ignited in
the open air, any inflammable materials, such as stumps, logs,
trees, or brush within that portion of the City of Vancouver,
bounded as follows, that is to say : All that portion of the
peninsular between Burrard Inlet and English Bay and False
Creek, lying and situate to the west of Boundary Avenue, save
and except as m^ be necessary for the clearance of small
quantities of rubbish, or in pursuance of certain kinds of
business, in which case a permit in writing shall first be
obtained from the Fire Inspector, authorizing the same, and
prescribing where and under what precautions fire may be
used, and in case of such permission not having first been had
or obtained, or for non-observance of the precautions therein
prescribed, then the party using fire shall be liable to all the
penalties of this by-law. q8
23. It shall be the duty of the Fire Inspector, Fire Wardens,
or of any Police Constable of the City of Vancouver on the
discovery of any fire within the aforesaid limits at once to take
steps to have the same extinguished, and for this purpose any
of the above-named officers is hereby authorized to obtain any
assistance they may deem necessary for that purpose,, and any
expense so incurred shall be payable by, and recoverable from,
the offender, together with any fine or penalty prescribed for
any breach of this by-law.
24. No conviction under this by-law shall interfere with the
right of anyone who may sustain loss or damage by or through
any fire kindled by another person to recover by an action at
law compensation for loss or .damage so caused or sustained.
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25. No person shall wantonly or maliciously injure any fire
engine, hose, bell, bell-rope, telegraph pole or wire, or any
other apparatus or property belonging to the city, or used by
the firemen in giving any alarm of fire, or used in extinguishing
fires.
26. No person shall without reasonable cause by outcry,
ringing bells, using the fire alarm, or in an3" other manner
make or circulate or cause to be mdde or circulated, an alarm
of fire.
27. The Chief of Police, and all constables and police officials
within the City of Vancouver, shall be Fire Wardens to see
that the provisions of this by-law are complied with, and are
hereby authorized to enter in and upon any house or lot withiH
the said city at all reasonable hours to see that all the requirements of this by-law are strictly obeyed.
28. Any person or persons guilty of an infraction of this 1
by-law or any of its provisions, shall upon conviction thereo f
before    the    Mayor,   Police    Magistrate     or     any    other j
Magistrate   or   Magistrates having    jurisdiction  within the j
city, on  the  oath or affirmation  of   any   credible   witness,
forfeit     and    pay     at     the     discretion    of    the    Mayor,
Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices of the Peace convicting 1
as aforesaid, a penalty not exceeding the sum of one hundred
dollars, together with the cost of prosecution, and in default
of payment thereof forthwith it shall and may be lawful for -fata ■irftftfl
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the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or Justice convicting as aforesaid,
to issue a warrant under his hand and seal to levy the said
penalty and costs, or costs only, by distress and sale of the
offender's or offenders' goods and chattels ; and in case of no
sufficient goods and chattels to satisfy the said penalty and
costs, it shall and may be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or other Justice or Justices convicting as aforesaid, to
commit the offender or offenders to prison, with or without
hard labour, for any period not exceeding two months. And
the convicting Justice may order the removal of any chimney,
flue, fireplace or boiler built in contravention to the provisions
of this by-law, or that may be proved to be dangerous in
causing or promoting fires.
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BY-LAW No. a28.
(B.C Gazette, 9th May, 1895.)
A By-IvAW to prevent Sales of Goods on the Sabbath
Day.
Whereas it is deemed expedient  to prevent the sale and
offering or exposing for sale or purchase of goods on Sundays :
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council, in open
meeting assembled as follows :—
No person shall in the City of Vancouver after the date
of the final passing of this'by-law, sell, expose for sale, offer
for sale or purchase any goods, chattels or other personal
property whatsoever, excepting milk, drugs or medicine on
the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday.
Any person or persons guilty of an infraction of any of
the provisions of this by-law shall, upon conviction before the
Mayor, Police Magistrate, or any Justice or Justices of the
Peace having jurisdiction in the City of Vancouver, on the
oath or affirmation of any credible witness, forfeit and pay, at
the discretion of said Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or
Justices convicting, a penalty not exceeding the sum of one
hundred dollars and costs for each offence, and in default of
payment thereof, it shall be lawful for the Mayor, Police
Magistrate, Justice or Justices of the Peace convicting as
aforesaid, to issue a warrant under his hand and seal, or in
case the said  Mayor,   Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices
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of the Peace, or any two or more of them acting together therein, then under the hand and seal of one of them, to levy
.the said penalty with costs, or penalty or costs only, by distress and sale of the offender's or offenders' goods and chattels,
and in case of no sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty
and costs, or penalty or costs, it shall and may be lawful for
the Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices convicting
as aforesaid, or any of them to commit the offender or offenders
to the common gaol or any lock-up house in the City of
Vancouver for any period not exceeding two months, unless
the said penalty and costs, or penalty or costs, be sooner paid. 102
BY-LAW No. 143,
And amending By-Law No 185 (B.C. Gazettes, 9th June, 1892,
and 31st August, 1893.)
A By-Law to Regulate the Wires- and Equipments to
BE USED  FOR THE KLECTRIC LIGHTING OF ALL  BUILDINGS or Premises within the City Limits.
Whereas it is deemed expedient for the better protection
of the citizens and property against fire that a by-law should
be passed regulating the erection, maintenance, and use of all
wires and equipment that may be used within the City of
Vancouver for the purpose of conducting electricity for lighting
houses or premises within the limits of the city :
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of
the City of Vancouver in open Council assembled as follows :—
1. That the Council may by resolution from time to time
appoint an inspector of wires and buildings at such salary as
may be thought fit, whose duties it shall be to see that the
regulations contained in this by-law are enforced and carried
out.
That all wires and equipments that may be erected and
maintained in connection with the electric lighting of any
buildings and premises within the limits of the City of Vancouver shall be constucted, arranged, and maintained in
accordance with the following regulations, that is to say :—   103
(i.) That the conducting wires shall be of copper, and shall
have a weight per running foot at least equal to that of the
wire (or parallel group of wires) constituting the main circuit
of the magnetic regulator of the electric lamps (arc lamps), or
of the armature of the machine employed, whichever of these
is greatest;
(2.) All joints on wires shall be so made as to secure perfect
and durable contacts, which shall always maintain a degree of
conductivity at the joint at least equal to. that of the wire
generally.
(3.) The joint shall be so made as in the ordinary " telegraph splice,'' that it is mechanically secure against motion
and displacement, and shall then be further electrically connected by solder so applied as to leave no corrosive or otherwise
injurious substance on the connection. After joining and
^soldering the joint shall be covered with insulating material in
-such a way as to make the insulation of the joint as good as
rthat of the rest of the line ;
(4.) A joint made by the process of electric welding would
be the equivalent of one made as indicated above, but no joint
depending upon solder for its mechanical integrity, either
wholly or in part, will be allowed ;
(5.) Outside wires shall be covered with at least two coatings, one of insulating material, impervious to water, next to
the wire, and the otiier of some substance fitted to resist
abrasion or like mechanical injury, and shall be firmly secured
to substantial approved insulators, adequately supported. All
1 tye wires," or those used to secure the conductors to the
"insulators," shall be themselves covered with waterproof
insulating and mechanically resistant material similar to that
used on the conductors themselves ;
(6.) Overhead conducting wires shall be supported on poles
as far as possible, so that they can be easily reached for
inspection, and when this cannot be done, and special permit
is granted allowing them to be carried over or attached to
buildings, they shall be supported at least seven feet above the
general level of the roof, and at least one foot above the ridge
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(7.) Where wires approach buildings to enter them they
must be so located as not to be readily reached by the occupants
of such buildings, and, in the case of arc light systems, must
maintain a minimum distance of ten inches apart, and for"
incandescent systems of six inches apart, except where the
wires are carried in conduits :
(8.) When these exterior electric light wires are near other
conductors of any kind  capable of carrying  off part of the
current if contact should be made, dead insulated guard irons.'
shall be placed so as to prevent any such contact in case of
accidents affecting the wires or their supports ;
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(9.) Like  precautions  shall be taken where acute angles
occur in the line wires ;
do.) Overhead wires from the main circuit or pole lines in
the street to the insulators attached to the buildings which
they enter shall not be less than ten inches apart from arc
wires, or six inches from incandescent wires carrying currents
of 250 C.M.I, as a maximum. They shall be securely and
rigidly supported as insulators of glass, porcelain or other
approved material ;
(11.) Wherever electric light wires enter buildings through
their exterior walls, the wires shall be firmly supported and
encased in tubes of non-conducting material not liable to
absorb moisture (e.g. porcelain or glass), and so placed as to
prevent the entrance of rain water along the wires (e.g. the
tubes shall slope upwards as they pass inward through the
walls) ;
(12.) Both the ingoing and returning wires, where arc
lights are supplied, must enter the buildings at the same
location, and pass through an approved manual " cut-out box "
or switch which shall be placed where it will be easy of access
to firemen and the police ;
(13.) In the interior of buildings, wires for arc lights
besides being covered with an insulating covering, such as has
been already described, shall be in all cases securely attached *UU ; ^t■9fJKJ',.
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and supported by insulators, which shall keep them out of
contact with any wall, partition, ceiling, or floor so as to secure
an air space of at least one-quarter inch between the wire and
any adjacent wall, partition, ceiling or floor, and wherever the
wires cross or come near to any other wires, pipes, or other
conductors the wires shall all be rigidly secured and separated
from each other or any other conductors by means of some
rigid non-conducting material;
(14.) Arc wires of opposite polarities (i.e. the incoming and
outgoing wires from each lamp, or of each circuit), shall be
kept at a distance of not less than eight inches from each
other, except within the structure of lamps or on switch
boards, cut-out boxes or the like where a nearer approach is
necessary; '
(15.) In exceptional cases, however, where the wires are so
rigidly secured and insulated that contact or connection
between them is quite impossible, they may be allowed to
approach much nearer (e.g. if each wire or conductor is
covered with a thick and indisplaceable insulation, which, in
turn is covered by a leaden sheath or pipe, and then two or
more such pipes are inclosed in an iron pipe in such a manner
that injury to the lead covered cables is impossible, this would
be an allowable substitute for the eight inches of absolute
separation called for in the general rule) ;
(16.) Wherever wires are carried through walls, partitions,
or floors within a building they shall be surrounded by a
special rigid insulating tube or casting impervious to water,
and shall be so attached and supported as to be secure from
abrasion or other mechanical injury. (Note.—Soft rubber
tubing will not- meet the above requirements as an insulation.)
(17.) The exterior frames and other exposed parts of arc
lamps shall be securely insulated from the electric circuit, and
all such lamps shall have glass globes surrounding the light,
and inclosed below so as to prevent the fall of ignited particles.
Where imflammable materials aie placed below such lamps the
globe shall be surrounded by a wire netting capable of keeping
the parts of the globe in place if it is fractured in use ;
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(18.) In show windows and other places where inflammable
materials are displayed, and in factories or wood-working
establishments where "flyings" may be present in the air,
each lamp shall be provided with 'c spark-arresters '' ;
(19.) Bach lamp shall be provided with a hand switch, and
also an automatic switch, which shall shunt the current round
the carbons before the arc between them reaches a dangerous
length ;
(20.) In the distributions of the conductors through buildings, " concealed work," such as the placing of wires under
floors, or within partitions, walls, or ceilings, shall be avoided
as much as possible ;
(21.) In perfectly and securely dry localities an approved
insulated wire without waterproof covering.may be used,
provided the wires are not concealed and are supported by
cleats or insulators;
(22.) Whenever the wires are to be in any way covered up
they must be coated with an approved waterproof insulation,
or otherwise protected in such manner as may be from time to
time approved by the Inspector.
(23.) In all cases of concealed work, the person, persons, or
body corporate proposing to introduce the same shall furnish
the Inspector with a detailed diagram of the work, showing
the kind and size of wire used at the different branches, with
particulars as to the insulation and in what material imbedded,
location of "cut-outs," switches, etc., the diagram to be
signed and sworn to by the person or officers of the company
and filed with the Inspector for reference ;
(24.) If wires are embedded in the plaster of walls, ceilings,
or partitions they shall be separated not less than ten inches
from each other, in addition to being insulated as above
described, unless they are enclosed in approved conduits ;
(24a.) All conductors used inside buildings in connection
with the electric wiring thereof must be protected when
passing through walls, floors, partitions, timbers, or anypart
of the structure of the building, by a waterproof, non-combustible, insulating or hard rubber tube ;
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(24B.) All conductors used in connection with the electric
(wiring inside a building must be supported wholly on non-
I combustible insulators constructed so as to prevent as far as
i possible the insulating coverings of the wire from coming into
i contact with other substances than the insulating supports.
(24c.) At the entrance of an electric wire to any building,
there shall be an improved switch placed in the service conductors by which the current may be entirely cut off from the
interior wiring of the building,
(25.) In buildings in course of construction, terminal wires
shall be sc arranged as to be secure from injury by the
plasterers ;
(26.) Wires insulated as above may be covered by or imbedded in mouldings in dry locations, but in breweries, paper
miills, dye houses, and other like places where they are exposed
to moisture they shall be carried out of contact with the walls,
ceilings, and the like on approved insulators, or in such
waterproof and insulating conduits as may be approved by the
Committee.
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(27.) Conduits to be approved shall be continuous from one
junction to another, or to fixtures, and be of material that
will resist the fusing of wire or wires they contain without
destroying or igniting the conduit, and if not entirely imbedded
in plaster or other non-inflammable material, or not inflammable
themselves, must have an outer covering which is non-inflammable, and be so placed that they will be protected from injury
and breakage, and all wires intended to carry more than five
ampere currents shall be placed in separate conduits, unless a
special permit is issued for same, on branches imbedded for
wires of five ampere currents and less ; the positive and
negative wires, if properly insulated, may be placed in the
same conduit, provided a double pole safety fuse is inserted at
each branch connection ;
(28.) In these systems, where alternating currents of high
electromotive force are used on the main line, and secondary
currents of low electromotive force are developed in local
I' converters " or " transformers,'' the entire primary circuit
and. the transformers shall, where possible, be excluded from io8
any building, anc
>e confined to the aerial  line (the transformers being attached to the poles or the exterior of thw
buildings), or to underground conduits if such are used, or
placed in fireproof vaults .or exterior buildings ;
(29.) In those cases, however, where it may not be possible
to exclude the transformers and entire primary from the
building, the following precautions shall be strictly observed :—
(30.) The transformer shall be constructed with or enclosed
in a fireproof or incombustible case, and located at a point as
near as possible as that at which the primary wires enter the
building. Between these points the conductor shall be heavily
insulated with a coating of approved water-proof material, and,|
in addition, shall be so covered in and protected that mechanical
injury to them or contact with them shall be practically
impossible ;
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(31.) These primary conductors, if within a building, shall
be also furnished with a double pole switch or separate switches
on the ingoing and return wires, and also with automatic
double pole cut-out where they enter the building, or where
they leave the main line on the pole, or in the conduit. The
switches above referred to should, if possible, be enclosed in
secure and fireproof boxes outside the building ;
(32.) Where there is a possible exposure to water, the first
or second coating shall be impervious to the fluid ;
(33.) For incandescent lamp fixtures and electroliers, ex-
1 ceptions may be made to the foregoing rule in which the wires
can be placed nearer than the prescribed distance to each other
or to other conductors, provided the fixture is fully insulated
at the base from house and ground piping, and further
provided that a double pole safety catch is placed at the base
of each fixture, or at the nearest branch connection, as may be
required by the Inspector ;
(34.) In all cases where combination (gas and electric)
fixtures are used, extra precaution shall be taken to secure
complete and continuous insulation from the gas piping ;
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(35.) All machine lamps, wires, and other parts of electric
isystem, shall be so constructed, mounted, and secured so as to
I insure complete and continuous isolation, with such exceptions
ionly as are hereinbefore stated, and in no case shall ground
;circuits be employed, or any part of the system be allowed to
come in contact with the earth through gas or water pipes or
the like ;
(36.) Wherever a current of such high electro-motive force
is employed that, if concentrated on one lamp or motor of the
series, it would produce an arc capable of destroying or fusing
part of such lamp, an automatic switch shall be introduced in
each lamp or motor by which it will be thrown out of circuit
before the arc approaches any such dangerous extent;
(37.) Wherever a connection is made between a larger and
smaller conductor at the entrance or within a building, some
approved automatic device shall be introduced into the circuit
of the smaller conductor at or close to its junction, by which
it shall be interrupted whenever the current passing is in
excess of its safe carrying capacity »
(38.) All cut-out boxes or switches which shift, transmit,
or break a current shall be mounted on incombustible bases,'
and so arranged as to close one circuit before they open
another, and operate in such a manner that no arc can be
formed between the contact surfaces when thrown " on " or
'' off.'' It shall be so far positive in its action that it cannot
stop between the extreme positions. It must indicate on
inspection whether the current is on or off. ' This regulation
applies to isolated plants as well as to those connected with
central stations ;
(39.) The rules and regulations under the head of insulation,
automatic cut-outs and switches shall be observed where
electric motors are used, and, in addition, the motor frames
shall be properly insulated, and so mounted as fo be free from
grounds, and each motor shall be provided with an approved
switch to prevent an excessive flow of current;
(40.) When the current for lights or power is taken from
storage batteries, the same general regulations are to be observed ;
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(41.) "High potential circuits or wires:"—This tercl
includes all wires arranged with the view of carrying currents
of more than two hundred and fifty volts difference of potential
between any two parts of the system even if such current is
used to run incandescent lamps ;
(42.) Low potential circuits or wires are such as do not
carry currents of more than two hundred and fifty volts.
(42A.) Before any wires laid or embedded in the plaster or
material composing any walls,, ceilings, or partitions of buildings are covered up or concealed, notice shali be given by the
owner or contractor to the Inspector requesting him to inspect
the same. He shall so inspect within two days, and if he
condemns them as not being laid or constructed in accordance
with the provisions of this by-law, they shall be forthwith
removed by the owner or contractor. Any owner or contractor
failing to give the aforesaid notice before covering up and
concealing the said wires, or failing, in the event of the said
wires being condemned, to forthwith remove the same, shall
be liable to the penalties of this by-law.
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(42B.) The owner of any building in which electric wires
are placed, or the contractor who has placexi the same, shall
pay to the Inspector a fee of $2.00 for inspecting a building
containing 10 outlets or under, a fee of $4.00 for inspecting a
building containing 25 to 50 outlets, and a fee of $6.00 for
inspecting a building containing 50 outlets or over ; the said
fees and no more being payable for all the visits of inspection
and work.
(43.) Any person, persons, or body corporate, by themselves,
their agents, or servants, erecting or maintaining any wire
used for the conduct of electricity within the limits of the city
of Vancouver contrary to the foregoing regulations shall be
guilty of an infraction of this by-law, and liable to the penalties
thereof.
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3. Any person, persons, or body corporate convicted of a
breach of the provisions of this by-law before the Mayor,
Police Magistrate, or other Justice or Justices of the Peace
having jurisdiction within the city, shall forfeit and pay fcr
such offence such sum not exceeding one hundred dollars
($100) and costs, together with the costs of prosecution, as to
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the Mayor, Police Magistrate or other convicting Justice or
Justices shall seem right; aud in default of pa3^ment of^the
said penalty and costs forthwith, the said penalty and costs, or
costs only, may be levied by distress of the goods and chattels
of the offender or offenders, and in case of there being no
distress found out of which the said penalty can be levied, the
Mayor, Police Magistrate, or other convicting Justice or
Justices may, under his hand and seal, issue a warrant committing such offender or offenders to the common goal for any
period not exceeding two months, with or without hard labour,
unless the said penalty and costs be sooner paid.
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BY-LAWS No. 182 and No. 339.
[B.C. Gazettes 6th July, 1893, 3rd January, 1896.)
TO    PROVIDE    FOR   THE   GOVERNMENT  AND   MANAGEMENT,
Rates and Rents of the Water-Works System,
and Collection thereof.
Whereas it is expedient that provision should be made for
the government and maintenance of the Water-works system
of the City of Vancouver, and to fix the rates payable for the
use of water supplied by the City, and for the collection and
enforcing the payment of the same by making them a charge
on the lands of the owners or tenants using the water, and for
enabling the same to be recovered in the same manner as overdue taxes.
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council, in open
meeting assembled, as follows :—
1. That the water rates or rents to be charged and payable
by consumers for the supply of water to them within the
limits of the City shall be those set forth in the Schedule
hereto annexed ; that all water rates or rents (except " meter §
rates, which shall be paid monthly) shall become due and be
payable quarterly, in advance, at the office of the Clerk to the
Water-works Commitee, on the first day of the months of
January, April, July, and October in each and every year,
save and except water rates for building or other special
purposes, which shall be payable in advance, when an agreement for the supply has been made at the Water-works office.  V^-B*: "3
2. That a discount of twenty per cent, shall be allowed on all
rates paid previous to the day on which they shall become due
and twenty days after, except rates for building or other
special purposes, which, shall be.net jrates payable in advance.
3. In no case shall a service be laid for a less annual rental
than $12.00.
4. The expense of connecting service with main to within
twelve inches of the boundary of the lot on which the buildings <
are erected will be borne by the City and the work performed
by it; but the expense of the distribution of water from twelve
inches outside the boundary of the lot through such lot,
houses, stores, offices, buildings, or parts of buildings, shall
be borne by the proprietors, tenants, or occupants. No
premises shall be entitled to more than one free service, and no
free services be granted for lawn purposes only.
5. That all plumbers' work connecting the Water-works
system with or contained in any lands, premises, house, store,
office, building, or part of a building, shall be done in a good
and workmanlike manner with first-class materials, sufficiently
strong to resist the pressure of the Water-works system and
the water contained therein, and in accordance with the provisions of the Plumbing by-laws of the City, and all cocks and
other appliances used for the purpose of drawing off the water
shall be made upon the compression principle, and shall be
subject to the approval of the said City Water-works Com-.
mittee, or duly authorized agents or officers, and should any
such work or materials be not approved by the said Waterworks Committee, their officers or agents, or become out of
repair, it shall be lawful for the said Committee or authorized
• officer, to turn off or refuse to turn on the supply of water ;
and no plumber or plumbers, their workmen or servants, shall
be allowed to make any connection with the said Water-works
system for any purpose whatsoever unless he or they shall
have first received permission in writing from the Clerk to the
Committee to make such connection, on each and every
separate occasion.
6. That it shall be lawful for the said Committee, whenever
they shall deem it advisable, to compel the use of water meters
by any consumer or consumers, and to refuse to supply water
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requiring the water shall first sign an agreement to take, use,
and pay for such water according to the form provided for that
purpose, that no water meter shall be used in connection with
the Water-works system by any person or persons unless said
water meter shall have been first authorized by the said Committee. Kvery owner, tenant or occupant shall give every
facility for the introduction and protection of water meters
placed upon their premises ; that whenever any person or
persons refuse to pay water rates or rents within the time
specified in the said agreement for the water as registered by
the water meter, it shall and may be lawful for the said
Committee to cut off the supply, and also in every such case
to collect the water rates or rents for the water supplied, as if
no water meter had been used ; and in all cases where the
water meter indicates that no water has been used, it shall and
may be lawful to charge and collect the same water rates as if
no water meter had been introduced.
7. That in case of the non-payment of water rates or rents
by any person or persons for twenty days after the expiration
of the day upon which the same shall have become due or
payable, the said Committee or their duly authorized officers
or agents, may cut off the supply of water from any lands,
premises, house, store, office, building, or part of building,
upon which the said water rates or rents shall be due, and the
water shall not again be turned on except upon payment of all
arrears due, and the further sum of one dollar to pay for the
expense of turning the water on and off.
8. That water .shall be introduced into lands, premises,
houses, stores, offices, buildings, or parts of buildings, only
upon the signature of the owner or their duly authorized
agents, who shall sign the proper application provided for that
purpose.
9. That any person or persons lending, selling, giving, or
otherwise disposing of the water supplied by the said City, or
permitting the water to be taken or carried away for the use
or benefit of others, or increasing the supply agreed for with
the said City, or wrongfully neglecting or improperly wasting
the water, shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty not
exceeding twenty dollars, or in default shall be liable to imprisonment in the common goal for a period not exceeding one
calendar month, with or without hard labour.  B "5
io. That no additional tap or water cock shall be attached
by any person or persons to any premises whatsoever or
wherever, without the permission of the said Committee first
obtained for that purpose.
n. That all hose, jets and cocks used by a consumer or
consumers shall be subject to the approval of the said Committee or their authorized agents for the time being.
12. That no person or persons, except those duly authorized
by the said Committee, shall tap or make any connection with
the main or other distribution pipes of the said Water-works
system in any manner whatsoever,
13. That all persons taking water shall keep their own
service pipe and all fixtures connected therewith well protected
from frost at their expense, and also shall keep in good repair,
or replace by a new one when necessary, the compression cock
placed by them at the termination of the service pipe.
14. That no application shall be entertained for water
to supply any premises in respect of which water rates or rents,
or the price of service extension, are due to the said Committee, until such indebtedness is paid. The water may be
withheld from any person who is in arrears for water rates or
rents, or the price of service extension, until the amount due
shall be paid, whether such person resides on the premises
where the water was u§ed for which he is in arrears, or on
any other premises where   water be supplied.
15. That washing windows with hose between the hours of
eight o'clock in the morning and five o'clock in the evening
shall not be allowed, and sprinkling the streets with hose by
private consumers is hereby strictly forbidden ; and no person
or persons shall be allowed to sprinkle or . use in any manner
whatsoever the water supplied by the City upon lawns, gardens, yards or grounds of any description, except between the
hours of five and nine o'clock in the morning, and the hours
of five and eleven o'clock in the evening.
16. The turn-cocks in or under the sidewalks or public
streets are the property of the said City, and any person or
persons found tampering with them in any way will be prosecuted. n6
17. If at any time it shall appear that a wrong statement has
been made of the number of rooms in a house or building for
the purpose for which the water was to be used, or there has
been any addition made to, or alteration in, the premises of
any consumer or consumers, it shall be the duty of the Clerk
to make the proper correction forthwith.
18. No water rate or rent shall be charged for a less period
than three months, except by special agreement made with the
Committee.
19. Any person or persons who may require water for
building purposes shall make application in writing to the.
Clerk, accompanied by an estimate of the number of bricks,
cords of stone, yards of plastering, and yards of cement or
concrete, for which the water is required, and pax the water
rates in advance upon such estimated quantities ; and if more
materials are used, or intended to be used, than that stated in
the original estimates, the applicant or applicants shall pay
the extra additional charges forthwith.
20. When statements are made of the quantity of water used,
or to be used, the Clerk may require the same to be verified by
a statutory declaration.
21. The right is hereby reserved to suspend or stop the supply of water by resolution of the Water-works Committee for
the City, to all customers for use in fountains, or by jets, garden hose or sprinklers, or to further limit the hours for using
the same, whenever in the discretion of the said Committee
the public interests may require it.
22. The Clerk to the Water-works Committee may have the
water shut off the premises of any person or persons not complying with any of the rules and regulations made by the said.
Committee ; and in cases where the water has been shut off for
allowing waste or leaks, or defects in pipes or cocks, he shall,
refuse to turn it on again until he shall receive satisfactory
evidence that the necessary repairs have been properly  made.
23. That a register shall be kept showing the name or names,
of the person, persons, partnership, or corporate body to whom
/    water has been from time to time  supplied  by  the  City, the UUH  x7
number of gallons, when knowrtj used by each such person,
persons, or bod}7- corporate, the amounts payable therefor, and
the dates when such payments became overdue.
24. That when any water rate due or money payable for the
use of water supplied by the City shall be overdue for a period
of six months, a list of the said arrears, rates, dues or monies
payable, as aforesaid, shall be handed to the City Treasurer,
hereinafter called the Collector, for collection.
2<v That on receiving the said list the Collector shall forth-
with serve upon or transmit by mail (registered) a notice cons
taining a statement and demand for the rates due, or monie-
payable, as aforesaid, to each person, persons, or bod}' corporate, whose name appears on the list of arrears, or to the
agent of such person, persons, or body corporate, if absent,
and such statement and demand shall mention the time when
and the amount of such rates, dues, or monies are required to
be paid, and the said Collector shall enter the date of mailing
such notice on the said list of arrears opposite the name of the
person, persons, or body corporate owing such rates, dues, or
monies, and such entry shall be prima facie evidence of the
mailing of the same.
26. That any person, persons, or body corporate, who
personally, or by his agent in the City, shall have been served
with, or shall have had such statement mailed to him, as
aforesaid, neglects to pay the said rates, dues, or monies
payable for thirty days after demand, as aforesaid, the
Collector may, by himself or agent, levy the same with costs
by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the person,
persons, or body corporate who ought to pay the same, or any
goods and chattels in his possession, or in the possession of
any person for him, wherever the same may be found in the
City. Notice shall be given by posters posted up in at least
three of the most public places of the City, and in three issues
of one or more newspapers published therein, when and where
the sale of goods and chattels distrained is to be made, giving
at least eight days public notice of sale, and of the name of the
person whose property is to be sold, and at the time named in
the notice the Collector or his agent shall sell at public auction
the goods and chattels distrained or so much thereof as may
be necessary. And in all cases when goods and chattels are
enclosed, or supposed to  be enclosed, by doors, or houses,
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barns, or outbuildings, cupboards, or other close places,'
whether enclosed by walls, fences, gates, or otherwise, the
seizing officer may open the same, or cause the same to be
opened, in the presence of two witnesses with all necessary
force to effect the said opening, and in all cases goods and
chattels in and upon the premises in respect of which the rates,
dues, or monies where the water has been used are due, shall
be liable for the payment of the same.
27. That if the goods and chattels .seized are sold for more
than the whole amount levied for and the costs attending the
seizure and sale, the surplus, on demand, shall be returned to
the person, persons, or body corporate, in whose possession
such goods and chattels were at the time the seizure was
made, and in case said surplus shall not be demanded, it shall
be held by the Treasurer, and remain in the hands of such
Treasurer to be held for and paid over, on demand, to the
person, persons, or body corporate in whose possession such
goods were, as aforesaid, or otherwise to the person entitled as
owner of said goods and chattels to said surplus.
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28. That if any of the rates, dues, or monies payable on the
said list remain unpaid and the Collector is unable to collect
the same, he shall show on the list when returned, opposite to
each name, the resaon why same could not be collected, by
adding the words " non-resident," or " not sufficient property
to distrain." as the case may be.
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29. The rates, dues, and monies payable, as aforesaid, shall
be a special lien on such lands, goods, and chattels, on or in
respect of which the water supplied by the City was used and
the debt incurred having preference to any claim, lien, privilege,
or incumbrance of any party except the Crown, and shall not
require registration to preserve it.
30. The Corporation may register with the Registrar of
Titles all rates, dues, or monies payable on the land in respect
of water used or supplied to owners or tenants thereon at the
expiration of the fiscal year.
31. Nothing in this by-law shall be construed to make it
obligatory on the City to supply water continuously, but will,
as far as possible, do so ; but if the water is shut off for more SSI V3*
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than 24 hours at any one time, the City will deduct from the
accounts for water due an amount in proportion to the number
of days during which the water is so shut off.
32. Any person, persons, or body corporate being dissatisfied
with the accounts for dues owing by them to the City, for
water used by them shall, within the period of ten days after
such account is mailed to them, give notice to the Clerk of the
Water Works Committee stating what items of such account
is objected to by them, and in default of such notice being
sent, as aforesaid, no complaint as to the incorrectness of the
account will be entertained by the said Committee.
33. The Clerk to Water Works Committee, or any officer
duly authorized by such Committee for that purpose, shall
have the right to enter premises where water supplied by the
City may be used, at all reasonable times, for the purpose
solely of inspecting and ascertaining whether the provisions
of this by-law, or any regulations made thereunder, are being
duly observed by the person, persons, or body corporate using
such water.
34. Any person guilty of an infraction of any of the
provisions of this by-law shall, on conviction before the Mayor,
Police Magistrate, or any Justice or Justices of the Peace
having jurisdiction, forfeit and pay a penalty, in the discretion
of the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or Justice or Justices convicting, not exceeding the sum of one hundred dollars and costs
for each offence, an4 in default of payment thereof it shall be
lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or Justice or Justices
of the Peace so convicting, as aforesaid, to issue a warrant
under his hand and seal to levy the said penalty and costs, or
penalties or costs only, by distress and sale of the offender or
offenders' goods and chattels, and should there be no sufficient
distress to satisfy the said penalty and costs, or penalty or
costs only, it shall and may be lawful for the Mayor, Police
Magistrate, or Justice or Justices convicting, to commit the
offender or offenders to any lock-up house in the said Ciiy, or
in the Provincial goal of New Westminster, for any period not
exceeding two months.
35. That the provisions contained in the 58th and 83rd
clauses inclusive of the '' Vancouver City Incorporation Act,
1886," 49 Vict., cap. 32 shall be taken and read as part of this
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the rates, dues, and monies payable as aforesaid by the sale of
land as if they. had been enacted for the recovery of
the said rates and monies due for the supply of water in lieu
of taxes. And the powers and authorities granted and conferred thereby to and in the Collector therein mentioned, are
hereby granted and conferred to and in the Collector hereinbefore mentioned. And whenever the word '' tax " or " taxes''
appear in the said section there shall be read in lieu thereof the
words ■' rates, dues, or monies payable for water supplied or
used by the owners or tenants.''
Schedule of Water Rates.
Dwelling house.    One family $ g oo per year.
Bakeries  $18.00 to 48.00, or meter
Bath Tubs, private $ 4 00
do.        public   10 00
Urinals     3 00
Water Closets, private     3 00
do. public     6 00
BarberShops, 1st chair   10 00
,, each additional chair     3 00
Butcher Shop $10.00 to 20.00, or meter
Hotels, per room $i;oo, or meter
Boarding Houses, per room if over 8
rooms $1.00, or meter
Laundries $36.00 to $240.00, or meter
Offices $6.00 to $12 00
Sleeping rooms in blocks 3 00
Printing Offices not including engine
and power $24.00 to 60 00
Photographic Galleries $18.00 to $36.00, or meter
Saloons $18.00 to $36.00, or meter
Stable for one horse or cow and washing one
vehicle $ 4 00
Each additional horse or cow. $ 1 00
Stables, livery and public, including
washing  of carriage  up  to   6
horses, each horse $4.80, or meter
Each additional horse over 6 $3-oo, or meter
Stores ..$10.00 to 20 00
Workshops, not over 5 persons 10 00
Each additional person   1 00
Sprinkling with garden hose, 66 x 132 ft  6 00
do. do. 33 x 132 ft  3 00
do. do.
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A discount of 20 per cent, if paid in twenty days.
Building purposes, each 1,000 brick 8c
do. do.    barrel cement 8c
dd. do.    barrel lime 8c
do.- do.    yard stone 8c
Water furnished for any purpose not embraced in the
above will be supplied at special rates.
The Vancouver City Water Works reserve the right at
their pleasure to substitute in lieu of the above rates the rate
of 30 cents per 100 feet.
tft- Meter Rates.
500 to   1,000 30 cents per 100 cubic feet.
1,000 to   5,000 25
5,000 to 10,000  20
10,000 to 20,000   18
20,000 to 30,000  16
30,000 to 40,000  14
40,000 to 50,000  12
Over 50,000  10
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BY-LAW No. 135.
(B.C Gazette, 17th March, 1892.)
Vagrancy By-Law.
1. No person or persons, shall, within the City of Vancouver,!
sell or give any intoxicating drink to any child or apprentice
without the consent of the parents, master, or legal protector]
of such child or apprentice.
2. No person shall make use of any profane swearing,
obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language, or be
guilty of any other vice, immorality or indecency on, in or
about any of the streets or in any public place in the City of
Vancouver.
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3. Any person or persons who shall be found guilty of
keeping or maintaining, or being an inmate or habitual
frequenter of, or in any way connected with, or in any way
contribute to the support of any disorderly house or house of
ill-fame or other place for the practice of prostitution, or
knowingly own or be interested as proprietor, landlord, agent,
or otherwise of any such house shall be subject to the penalties
of this by-law.
4. Any person or persons found drunk and disorderly in any
street, highway, or public place within the City of Vancouver,
and all vagrants and mendicants and persons without any
visible means of support within the said City shall be subject
to the penalties of this by-law.
5. No person shall indecently expose any part of his or her
person in any street or public place, nor shall the plea of
answering the call of Nature be considered a palliation of the
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6. No person shall post up any indecent placard, writings,
pr pictures, or write indecent or immoral words, or make any
indecent pictures or drawings on any public or private building,
wall, fence, sign monument, post, sidewalk or pavement, in
any street or public place within the City of Vancouver.
7. No person shall bathe or swim in the waters of Burrard
(Inlet or English Bay within the City limits between the hours
jof 6 o'clock in the forenoon and 8 o'clock in the evening
Iwit-hout a bathing dress covering the body from the neck to
jthe knees, but any person wearing such proper bathing dress
may bathe at any time in the waters of Burrard Inlet or
(English Bay within the City limits.
8. Any person or persons ill-using or mal-treating any
janimal or animals in any manner whatsoever, whether by
(negligently omitting properly to feed the same, beating, overdriving, or using the same when infirm, lame, or suffering, or
iby overloading the same, shall be subject to the penalties of
this by-law.
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9. Any person or persons guilty of an infraction of any of
i the provisions of this by-law shall, upon conviction before the
! Mayor, Police Magistrate, or any Justice or Justices of the
!Peace having jurisdiction in the said City of Vancouver, on
the oath or affirmation of an}r credible witness, forfeit and pay
at the discretion of the said Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice
or Justices convicting, a penalty not exceeding the sum of one
hundred dollars ($100) for each offence, exclusive of costs,
and in default of payment thereof forthwith it may and shall
be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or Justice convicting as aforesaid to issue a warrant under his hand and seal,
or in case the said Mayor, Police Magistrate, and Justice or
Justices, or any two or more of them are acting together therein,
then under the hand and seal of one of them, to levy the said
penalty and costs, or costs only, by distress and sale of the
offender's or offenders' goods and chattels, and in case of no
sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty and costs, it shall
and may be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice
or Justices convicting, as aforesaid, to commit the offender or
offenders to the common goal of the district, house of correction
or nearest lock-up house, with or without hard labour, for any
period not exceeding two months, unless the said penalty and
epsts be sooner paid.
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BY-LAW No. i.
(B. C. Gazette,   13th August 1896).
A By-Law for the Regulation, Protection and Government of the Parks of the City.
Whereas it is deemed expedient in the interests of the City
that certain regulations should be made for the use and
government of the Parks ;
Be it therefore enacted by the Board of Park Commissioners in meeting assembled-, as follows •:—
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1. No person shall post, write, paint, affix, or cause or permit to be posted, written, painted or affixed any trade advertisements or notices of whatsoever kind within the limits of
the Parks of the City.
2. No person shall light or cause to be lighted any fire for
picnic or other purposes within the limits of  Stanley Park.
3. No person shalldeface or interfere-with the shrubs, trees
and fences within the parks.
4. Any dog found wandering at large and not in the control
of any person in the parks it shall be lawful for the Park
Rangers to destroy.
Any person or persons guilty of an infraction of any of
the provisions of this by-law shall, upon conviction before the
Mayor, Police Magistrate or any Justice or Justices of the
Peace having jurisdiction in the City of Vancouver, on the
oath or affirmation of any credible witness, forfeit and pay at
the discretion of said Mayor, Police Magistrate, or Justice or
Justices of the Peace convicting, a penalty not exceeding the
sum of one hundred dollars and costs for each offence, and in £3
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lefault of payment thereof, it shall be lawful for the Mayor or
Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices of the Peace convicting
jis aforesaid, to issue a warrant under his hand and seal, or in
j:ase the said Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices of
[he Peace, or any two or more' of them acting together therein,
then under the hand and seal of one of them, to levy, the said
benalty with costs, or penalty or costs only, by distress and
sale of the offender's or offenders' goods and chattels, and in
case of no sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty and
costs, or penalty or costs, it shall and may be lawful for the.
Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices convicting aforesaid, or any of them, to commit the offender or offenders to the
common gaol or any lock-up house in the City of Vancouver
for any period not exceeding two months, unless the said penalty and costs, or penalty or costs, be sooner paid. 126
BY-LAW  No.   259.
And Amending By-Law No. 262  (B.  C. Gazette,   13th  August,
1896, and October 8th, 1896).
A By-Law to Prevent and Regtjeate Runners.
Whereas it is deemed expedient to prevent and regulate
persons and runners beyond a certain number from importuning others to travel or employ any vehicle or to go to any
hotel:
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council in open
meeting assembled as follows :—
1 It shall not be lawful for any person, other than the
driver of an express wagon or vehicle used for hire for which
the owner pays a license to the City or a person employed by
or holder of a hotel license in the City, to importune any other
person to travel in or employ any vehicle or to go to any
tavern, hotel or boarding house.
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2. No owner of a vehicle shall employ more than one driver
thereof, and no person who unless he pays a license for a
vehicle to the City shall employ any driver to solicit or importune any persons to travel in or use such vehicle.
3. All persons who are employed as drivers of vehicles for
hire and in the course of their employment solicit patronage,
and all hotel runners shall wear a badge affixed in a conspicuous position on the coat of such driver or runner, which badge
shall be approved of by the Police Committee and obtained
from the License Inspector on payment of a fee of two dollars.
4. Any person guilty of an infraction of any of the provisions of this by-law shall be liable, on conviction, to be fined in
any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, inclusive of costs,
and in case of non-payment of the fine and costs the same may
be levied by distress and sale of goods and chattels of the
offender, and in case of non-payment of the fine, and there being no distress found out of which the same can be levied,
such offender shall be liable to be imprisoned for any period
not exceeding two months. S5
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BY-LAW No.   246.
(B. C. Gazette, 9th April, 1896).
A By-Law Relating to Boulevards and Shade Trees.
Whereas it is deemed expedient to the interests of the
City to enconrage the making and keeping of boulevards and
the planting and care of shade trees on the sides of streets :
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council in open
meeting assembled as follows :—
Boulevards.
1. The owner or occupier of any lot abutting on any public
street within the City may (having first obtained the permission in writing of the Board of Works or City Engineer) enclose
with a railing of wood or iron not exceeding two feet six
inches in height, the street opposite to his lot on the side next
the roadway to a distance of eighteen feet where such street is
66 feet in width, twenty-four (24) feet where street is 99 feet
wide except so much thereof as shall be occupied by the sidewalk, and the space so set apart is herein called and shall be
known as a boulevard : provided always that no such boulevard shall be permitted on Westminster Avenue, Granville
Street, North False Creek, and all streets north of and including Pender Street, or where in the judgment of the Board of
Works or City Engineer the making of the same will inconvenience the public or be otherwise disadvantageous.
2. Such boulevard shall be made to conform to the proper
grade of the street, having a proper fall from the sidewalk outwardly, and shall be sodded or seeded with grass and clover
seed, and kept in good order, free from noxious weeds or
thistles (by owner or occupant).
an 3. No person shall put, pile, place, or keep in, or upon any
boulevard within the city any lumber, building material, or
other thing whatsoever other than a fence or railing therefor,
shade trees and sod or grass, built, planted, sown, or placed
there in accordance with the provisions of this by-law.
4. No person shall use any boulevard within the city for the
purpose of pasturing any horse, cow, or any other animal!
thereon, and no person shall lead, drive, or place any horse,
cow, or other animal in or upon any such boulevard, or permit any horse, cow, or other animal owned by him or being in;
his possession or under his control to go or be therein or
thereon.
Shade Trees.
5. Shade trees may be placed or planted in the public streets
of the city within the boulvards at a distance of not less than
two feet from the edge of the sidewalk, which walks shall be
as nearly as practicable in the centre of the boulevard, but
nothing herein contained shall be taken to authorize the planting of the trees known as silver poplar, balm of gil'ead, cotton
tree or willow, and the planting thereof in any such streets is
hereby prohibited.
6. There shall be paid out of the municipal funds of the city
a bonus or premium of fifty (50) cents for each and every ash,
basswood, beach, birch, cedar, chesnut, oak, walnut, butternut, elm, hickory, maple, whitewood tree, and all other shade
trees approved of by the Council which shall have been planted and kept in good order for the space of two years from the
passing of this by-law on any boulevard in the city ; to be-
paid on the certificate of the City Engineer.
7. Trees planted on streets shall be placed not less than 20
feet apart and where directed by the City Engineer acting under the instruction of the Board of Works.
8. No person shall break, injure, dig up, or destroy any tree
lawfully planted, or the sod or grass of any boulevard or the
railing surrounding the same, or any box, stake, or guard
which is placed around any tree for the protection of the same,
but such changes of trees, grass, or railing as are actually
necessary may be made by permission in writing from the
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9- No person shall fasten a horse or other animal to a tree,
or to a case or box around a tree, or near enough to injure the
sarhe, to chain or rail enclosing the boulevard on the streets.
10. The owner and occupier of any lot or parcel of land
withiil the city opposite to which any tree is planted, shall
cause the same to be kept trimmed at all times so that the
projecting limbs and boughs shall not be less than 10 feet
above the sidewalk.
ii. It shall be the duty of the City Engineer for the time
being to see that the provisions of this by-law, relating to
shade trees and boulevards, are carried out.
Penalty.
12. Any person convicted of a breach of any of the provisions of this by-law shall forfeit and. pay, at the discretion of
the convicting Magistrate, a penalty not exceeding the sum of
fifty dollars for each offence, exclusive of costs, and in default
of payment of the said penalty and costs forewith, the said
penalty and costs, or the costs only,, may be levied by distress
and sale of goods and chattels of the offender, and in case of
there being no distress found out of which such penalty can
be levied, the convicting Magistrate may commit the offender
to the common gaol of the City of Vancouver, with or without
hard labour, for any period not exceeding . twenty-one days,
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BY-LAW  No.   230.
(B. C. Gazette, 13th  June,   1895).
A   By-Law to   Provide  for the Closing of Hotels,.
Saloons and Shops.
Whereas it is deemed expedient for the good government
of the city that all hotels, saloons and licensed shops be closed
on Sundays and no intoxicating liquors sold therein :
Therefore the Mayor and Council in open meeting assembled, enact as follows :—
1. No person having a license to sell intoxicating liquors
nor any keeper of licensed premises shall sell or allow, permit4
of suffer any intoxicating liquors to be sold or consumed on
his premises between the hours of eleven o'clock on Saturday
night and six o'clock on Monday morning thereafter, excepting in such cases where a requisition signed by a medical
practitioner or Justice of the Peace is produced by the- vendee
or his agent, or except to or by the occupant or any member
of his family or lodger in his house.
2. The keeper of any licensed premises shall keep the barroom, or room in which liquor is trafficked in, closed as against
all persons, other than the members of his family or household
during the aforesaid prohibited hours. And any keeper of
such licensed premises, and any person having a license to sell
intoxicating liquors, who allows or suffers any person or persons to frequent or be present in such bar-room, or room in
which liquor is trafficked in, during the time aforesaid, shall
be guilty of an offence under this by-law. The word ' 'keeper''
in this by-law shall include the person actually contravening
the provisions of this by-law as well as the keeper, owner,
lessee or person licensed to sell liquors 4n the licensed premises.  *  * *%.««L PI
3. Every person, not being the occupant or the member of
the family of the licensee or lodger in the house, who buys or
obtains intoxicating liquor during the time prohibited by this
by-law for the sale thereof, in any place where the same is or
may be sold, by wholesale or retail, shall be guilty of an offence
under this by-law.
4. Any person, not being a member of the family or household of the licensee, or keeper of the licensed premises, found
in the bar-room where liquor is usually trafficked, during the
prohibited hours aforesaid, shall be guilty of an offence under
this  by-law.
5. Any person may be prosecutor or complainant under this
by-law ; All information or complaints for the prosecution of
any offence against any of the provisions of this by-law shall
be laid or made in writing within seven days after the commission of the offence.
6. The license of any person who shall have been convicted
three times for any contravention or infraction of this b3^-law
shall thereupon become cancelled and forfeited.
7. Any person or persons convicted of a breach of the provisions of this by-law before the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or
other Justice or Justices of the Peace, having jurisdiction
within the city, shall forfeit and pay for such offence such
sum not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) and costs,
together with the costs of prosecution as to the Mayor, Police
Magistrate or other convicting Justice or Justices shall seem
right, and in default of payment of the said penalty and costs
forthwith, the said penalty and costs, or costs only, may be
levied by distress of the goods and chattels of the offender or
offenders, and in case of there being no distress found, out of
which the said penalty can be levied, the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or other convicting Justice or Justices may, under his
hand and seal, issue a warrant committing such offender or
offenders to the common gaol for any period not exceeding
two months, with or without hard labour, unless the said penalty and costs be sooner paid. 1
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BY-LAW  No.   258.
(B. C. Gazette, 16th July, 1896).
A   By-Law to Regulate the Use of Bicycles in the
City of Vancouver.
Whereas it is deemed expedient that the use  of bicycles
in the city shall be regulated :
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council, in open
meeting assembled, as follows :—
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• 1. That no person shall ride or drive a bicycle at a pace
exceeding eight miles an hour on the streets or lanes, and at
intersection of streets at a pace exceeding six miles an hour.
2. That any person riding or driving a bicycle shall, before
the sixth day of August, 1896, have attached to such bicycle
when so driven or ridden a bell that, when sounded, can be
distinctly heard at a distance of at least 40 yards from such
bicycle when in motion, and such person so riding such bicycle
shall sound such bell when passing or meeting any other person, whether walking or driving when he arrives at a distance
of 30 yards of such other person, so that the bell can be distinctly heard.
3. No person shall ride or use a bicycle on any sidewalks in
the city.
4. Any person riding a bicycle shall move out of the way of
any foot passengers, and at such a distance so that such foot
passenger shall not be inconvenienced by such bicycle.
5. All riders of bicycles shall pass any other bicycle or
vehicle, when meeting, so that such other  bicycle  or vehicle  '&B4
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shall be on his or her right hand, and, when passing, on his
or her left hand ; and all drivers of vehicles shall pass all
bicycles, when meeting, so that such bicycle shall have ample
room on the beaten track to pass on his or her right hand,
and, when passing, on his or her left hand.
6. No person shall throw or place on any street, avenue,
lane, or public place or cycle track any tacks, broken glass, or
other sharp or obstructive material liable to injure or delay
any bicycle propelled thereon, or knowingly permit any such
material to remain on any street, lane, or cycle path in front
of any premises owned or occupied by him or her.
7. Any person or persons guilty of an infraction of any of
the provisions of this by-law shall upon conviction before the
Mayor, Police Magistrate, or any Justice or Justices of the
Peace having juisdiction in the City of Vancouver, on the oath
or affirmation of any credible witness, forfeit and pay, at the
discretion of said Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices
convicting, a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars and
costs for each offence, and in default of payment thereof it
shall be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or
Justices of the Peace convicting as aforesaid to issue a warrant
under his hand and seal, or in case the said Mayor, Police
Magistrate, Justice or Justices of the Peace, or any two or
more of them, acting together therein, then under the hand
and seal of one of them, to levy the said penalty with costs, or
penalty or costs only, by distress and sale of the offender's or
offenders' goods and chattels ; and in case of no sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty and costs, or penalty or costs,
it shall and may be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate,
Justice or Justices convicting as aforesaid, or any of them, to
commit the offender or offenders to the common gaol or any
lock-up house in the City of Vancouver for any period not exceeding two months, unless the said penalty and costs, or penalty or costs, be sooner paid. BY-LAW   No, 245.
(B. C.   Gazette,   26th March, 1896).
A By-Law to License, Regulate Plumbers and to Provide for the Appointment of Plumbing Inspectors,
and to Provide for the Plumbing, Sewerage and
Drainage of Buildings, and for Repealing By-
Laws Numbers 175, 188, and 189, and Certain
Sections of By-Law Number 131, Known as the
Public Health By-Law.
Whereas it is desirable and necessary to license and regulate plumbers in the City of Vancouver, and to provide for the
appointment of Plumbing Inspector, and to provide for the
effective plumbing, sewerage and drainage of buildings, and
for repealing By-Laws numbers 175, 188 and 189, and certain,
sections of By-law number 131, known as the Public Health
By-law.
Therefore the Council of the Corporation of  the  City of
Vancouver enact as follows :—
1. The Council shall, from time to time, as occasion may
require, appoint such Inspector or Inspectors for plumbing,
hereinafter called Plumbing Inspectors, as may be found
necessary ; but no person shall be eligible for such appointment who shall not have passed a satisfactory examination for
proficiency in both practice and theory of plumbing and drainage before the Board of Examiners, as hereinafter provided.
2. Such Inspector or Inspectors shall be under the supervision of the Board of Health, and shall be paid such salary as
the Council may determine.
3. A Board of Plumbing Examiners is hereby constituted to
consist of the City Engineer for the time being, who shall be
Chairman of  the  Board,   the  Plumbing Inspector,   and one  'W^LKj*L.m. 135
practical journeyman plumber, to be appointed by the City
Council. The last one shall hold office for one year after his
appointment,, and shall be paid a fee of $4.00 for each session
of the Board ; and the Board shall be called together by the
Plumbing Inspector, who shall be Secretary of the Board, at
such times as the Chairman may find necessary.
4. In case any dispute arises under this By-law as to whether
any person or persons employed by any licensed master plumber is a regularly educated practical and experienced plumber,
as in this By-law is provided, the Plumbing Inspector may
notify the Said workman to appear and be examined before
such Board of Examiners, whose decision as to the competency
of such workman shall be final and conclusive.
5. The said Board of Examiners shall examine and may
grant certificates of competency to any plumber who may apply for that purpose, and such certificate shall be recorded in
the office of the Plumbing Inspector, the person receiving the
same paying a fee of $1 therefor, and such plumber shall be a
registered plumber of the City.
Provided that the Chairman of the Board may grant j on
being satisfied with the competency of any journeyman plumber applying for the same, a temporary permit to such
plumber for a period not exceeding thirty-days, which permit
shall confer on such plumber the same privilege for that period
only as if he held a certificate from the Board of Examiners.
6. Upon and immediately after the passage of this By-law,
and in every ensuing year on or before the first day of July,
any persons desiring to carry on business or trade as a master
plumber within the City of Vancouver shall take out a license,
for which license he shall pay at the time of the issuing thereof a sum of $25.00 except as hereinafter provided, and any
person may take out a license under the provisions of this Bylaw on behalf of a partnership, firm or company of which he
may be a member.
7. No person shall receive such a license unless he is of a
full age of 21 years, and has a place of business within the
City of Vancouver, and furnishes a bond binding himself to
the amount of $500.00, with at least two sureties in the sum
of $250.00 each to the satisfaction of the Finance  Committee, p6
or a bond to the same amount from a guarantee company, and
that he will employ only registered plumbers who have
received and hold a certificate of competency from the Board
of Examiners to do all such plumbing work as he may engage
to do, and whether he is a practical plumber himself or not,
will not permit or allow any such work to be done by himself
or in connection with the business except by such registered
plumbers and that he will not violate any of the terms and
conditions, rules and regulations contained in this By-law, or
in any other By-law which shall come into force from time to
time in the City of Vancouver respecting plumbing drainage,
sanitary matters and water works within the said City.
8. Every person desiring such license shall file with the
Inspector of Licenses, a petition in writing of the same giving
name of the applicant, and in case of a partnership, the name
of each member thereof, together with the place of business,
and asking to become a licensed master plumber, and said
petition shall be occompanied by the bond and fee hereinbefore
mentioned.
9. Any change of firm or location of the business shall be
promptly reported to the Inspector of Licenses, and the license
shall be kept in a conspicuous place at the location of the
business.
10. When any member of a partnership or company is
licensed individually for the partnership or company, the
license may be issued in the name of the firm, co-partnership,
or company, the said license setting out the names of the
members of the firm, co-partnership or directors of the company
and the dates the license was granted, and no license so
granted shall be transferable except with the permission-of the
Board of Health.
11. All licensed master plumbers shall beheld responsible
for all acts of their employees in connection with their business
for which such bonded license is issued.
12. Every such bond and license shall be for the year current
at the time of the granting thereof, and shall expire on the
30th day of June next succeeding the date of issue, and for
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day of June in any year, the amount to be payable for the
same shall be equal to the charge for the full year. A reduction
upon payment of the license for the following year will be
made pro rata: .for all times less than the current year for
which the said license was first issued.
13. Upon satisfactory evidence furnished to the Inspector of
Licenses that any master plumber has been twice convicted by
the Police Magistrate, or a Justice of the Peace, of any
Violation of the provisions of this by-law, or any of the bylaws respecting plumbing, drainage, sanitary matters, or water
works his license shall be, ipso facto, forfeited and returned to
the Inspector.
14. Any master plumber whose bonds and license may
become forfeited shall not again be entitled to a license until
the said declaration of forfeiture shall be revoked by the Board
of Health and if such master plumber is carrying on his
business in co-partnership, or as a member of a company, the
co-partnership or company shall not carry on the business of
plumbing from the date of such cancellation.
15. Before proceeding to construct, re-construct, alter or
change any portion of the plumbing, drainage or ventilation of
an hotel, tenement, warehouse, wash-house, or other buildings,
the owner, his agent, or the master plumber constructing the
same shall file in the office of the Plumbing Inspector an
application for a permit therefor, and such application shall be
accompanied with a specification or abstract thereof, in a blank
form prescribed and supplied for that purpose by the Plumbing
Inspector, stating the nature and work to be done and giving
the size, kinds and weights of all pipes, traps and fittings,
together with a description of all closets and other fixtures,
• and a plan with the street and street number marked thereon,]
I and showing the drainage system complete. Plans must be
legibly drawn in ink on a scale of 8,. feet to an inch.
16. A permit shall be granted or refused within two days
from the time of filing of the application, and the permit of
the Plumbing Inspector (if. granted) shall be valid for six
months from the date of issue.
17. If the Plumbing Inspector shall find that the said plans
and specifications do not conform with the rules and require- *-*L*«,«U*!
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ments laid down in respect to plumbing and drainage in the
by-laws of the City of Vancouver, he shall not issue any
permit for the plumbing and drainage, and it shall be unlawful
to proceed therewith.
18. After a plan or specification has once been approved no
alteration or deviation from the same will be allowed except
with the written consent of the Plumbing Inspector.
19. From and after the passing of this by-law every owner,
or agent of an qwner, of any building, doing or causing to be
done, any plumbing in such building shall, on the same being
passed by the Plumbing Inspector, be granted a certificate
that such plumbing has been done in accordance with the City
by-laws, and on being requested to do so shall deliver such"
certificate to any person proposing to purchase or occupy such
building.
20. No part of any plumbing or drainage work shall be
covered or concealed in any way until it has been examined and
approved of by the Plumbing Inspector, to whom notice must
be sent when the work is sufficiently advanced to be inspected,
unless in the case of drainage below the surface of the ground,
which the Inspector has failed to inspect within the five working hours next ensuing after being notified, then the ground
may be filled in, in case of an emergency affecting the public
safety.
21. All material must be of good quality and free from
defects, and the work must be executed in a thorough and
workmanlike manner.
22. The arrangement of soil and waste pipe must be as
direct as possible.
23. The soil, waste, and ventilating pipes and traps must,
where practicable, be exposed to view for ready inspection at all
times and for convenience in repairing When necessarily
placed within partitions or in recesses of walls, soil, waste, and
ventilating pipes must be covered with woodwork so fastened
as to be readily removed. In no case shall they be so placed as
to be absolutely inaccessible unless under written permission
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24. When the ground is made or unsound the house sewer
shall be of medium or extra heavy cast-iron or brass pipe, with
joints properly caulked with lead.
25. In sound ground, provided it is outside of the building,
hard salt, glazed, vitrified pipe may be used ; each length shall
be wetted before being laid and the space completely filled with
cement mortar, made in the proportion of two of good, clean,
sharp sand and one of the best Portland cement, except in wet
ground, when a gasket shall be placed around fhe spigot and
forced down to the bottom of the socket and finished with
mortar cement, as described above. Each pipe must be cleaned
out with a mop after being laid. The different lengths must
be laid in perfect line on the bottom and sides. All connections
must be through " Y " junctions
26. Any soil pipe passing through a building, or beneath
the floor of a cellar or basement shall be of cast-iron or brass
as in section 24, and shall extend to at least five feet outside
the building, and no wall shall be built leaning solidly upon
the same.
27. Where it is found impracticable to carry the main ventilating pipe above the surrounding openings or adjoining
buildings within the prescribed distance of 40 feet, as in section
32, permission may be granted by the Plumbing Inspector to
insert a running trap between the house and the sewer in a
position to be approved by the Plumbing Inspector, such
running trap to have a cleaning cap made gas and air tight
brought up to the surface of the ground and taken off the
outer or sewer side of such running trap. A fresh air inlet
shall be brought up to the surface of the ground from the
inlet or house side of such running trap, and be provided with
a cast-iron grating set in good Portland cement, and be kept
free from dirt and deposit. In all cases where such intercepting
trap is used, the main ventilating pipe must open at least ten
feet from any opening .or window.
28. No exhaust from steam engines, or blow-off from steam
boilers, or overflow from water motors shall be connected with
either private or public sewers. HHi ::f/mm
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29. Every vertical soil pipe shall be of cast-iron or brass,
and shall extend a sufficient height above the highest window,
roof or coping, or light shaft to the satisfaction of the
Plumbing Inspector.
o. No rain water, down pipe, or chimney flue shall be used
as a ventilator for any sewer, trap, soil or waste pipe, or as
any soil or waste pipe.
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11. Each building shall be provided with a main ventilating
pipe of cast iron or wrought iron pipe, galvanized, of not less
diameter than four inches, which shall be carried at least two
feet above the highest window, opening, or light shaft, and to
the satisfaction of the Plumbing Inspector.
32. Soil or main ventilating pipes in an extension must be
carried to and above the roof of the main building, when
otherwise they would open within 40 feet of any openings of
the main or adjoining house, unless as provided for in section
27.
33. No soil pipe shall be less than four inches in diameter.
A waste pipe receiving the discharge of five or more sinks
shall not be less than three inches in diameter and shall have
two inch branches.
34. When lead pipe is used to connect fixtures with vertical
soil or waste pipes, or to connect traps with main ventilators,
it shall not be lighter than :—
1" in diameter,   6 pounds per yard.
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Trap vent pipes shall be of brass, lead, cast or galvanized
wrought iron. All traps and fittings shall be equal in quality
and thickness to the pipes to which they are attached. JM
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35- All cast iron pipes must be of the best clean grey metal,
free from sand cracks, honeycomb, porous places, air holes, or
other defects, and of the grade known as medium which may
be used below all fixtures, and for ventilating pipes the grade
known as '' Standard '' of the heav3r quality.' In buildings over
three stories in height the three lower stories must be fitted
with .the grade known as extra heavy. The following will be
accepted :
Standards
Below Fixtures (lbs.)
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9XA, 13,
17, 20.
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All fittings used in connection with such pipes shall
correspond in weight and quality. All such pipes and fittings
to be coated inside and out with tar and asphaltum.
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36. Before being accepted all plumbing work shall be tested
by water or other test approved by and made in the presence
of the Plumbing Inspector. All defective material shall be
removed and replaced, and bad workmanship made good.
37. All joints in iron or brass sewer pipe, soil pipe, waste
pipe and ventilators shall be made with a gasket of oakum,
and lead hand caulked, and be perfectly gas tight.
38. All connections of lead with iron or brass pipe shall be
made with a brass ferrule of the same diameter of the lead pipe
put in a hub of the iron pipe and caulked with lead. The
ferrule shall be connected with the lead pipe with a wiped
joint. Vent and flush pipes of water closets shall be connected
with brass couplings or strong rubber connections under the
discretion of the Plumbing Inspector.
39. All connections of
made with wiped joints.
lead, waste and vent pipes shall be
40. All water closets, urinals, sinks, basins, wash-trays,
baths, and all tubs or sets of tubs, and hydrant waste pipes
shall be separated and effectively trapped, except when a sink
and wash tubs immediately adjoin each other, in which case
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side of the sink trap. Urinal platforms if connected with the
sewers must alsobe properly trapped, vented, and automatically
flushed with water from a suppry tank.
41. Traps shall be placed as near the fixtures as practicable,
and in no case shall a trap be more than 2 feet from the
fixture. All traps' must have a cleaning out screw on the
underside.
42. All waste pipes from fixtures other than water closets
shall be provided at the outlet with strong metal strainers, and
all sinks and wash tubs shall be provided with approved
grease traps.
43. The waste pipes from no other fixtures shall be connected with a water closet trap.
44. All traps shall, be protected from syphonage by a ventilating pipe leading from the highest and outer portion of the
trap, either separate or joining the main ventilating pipe,
above the highest fixture, except in such particular cases that
in the discretion of the Plumbing Inspector the vent pipe may
be dispensed with upon proof of non-syphonage,
45. For traps in water closets the branch ventilating pipe
shall not be less than two inches in diameter and not less than
three inches for a. building of 3 stories or more in height.
Where a bath or basin, or both are in the same room with a
water closet, the vents for same may join the closet vent above
the fixture. In no case shall more than two water closets
communicate with the same ventilating pipe unless it is over
two inches in diameter.
46. Overflow pipes must discharge into the open air, where
possible, with a flap on the end to keep out draught, otherwise
they must in every case be connected with the waste pipe on
the inlet side of the trap.
47. Every safe under a wash-basin, bath, urinal, water-
closet or other fixtures, shall be drained by a special' pipe unconnected with a sewer, waste or soil pipe, discharging into
the open air. The outlets of such pipes are to be provided
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48. No drain pipes from refrigerators shall be. directly  connected with any soil pipe, waste or sewer..
49. Water-closets shall not be placed in .an unventilated
room or compartment. In every case there shall be an opening to the outer air. All water-closets shall be supplied with
water from special tanks, and the water from these shall not
be used for any other purposes. No water-closets shall be
directly applied from the water mains or service pipes. Water-
closet cisterns shall be fitted with ball taps, etc., to prevent
waste.
50. Where the trap of a closet is above the floor, the connection with the soil pipe shall be made with brass, rubber, or
approved door flanges.
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51. Overflow or discharge pipes from tanks for drinking
water shall never be connected with any soil, vent, waste pipe,
or sewer.
52. No closet or any other convenience which allows the
escape into the house of air or gas which has been confined in
any part of it, or from the drain or soil pipe, or which allows
the accumulation of filth in or about it, shall be fitted up or
used.
53. No person other than a licensed plumber or pipe-layer,
acting under the supervision of the Inspector, shall be permitted to make any connection with a public sewer.
54. All openings for private sewers must be so made so as
to cause as little inconvenience as possible to the public ; on
completion the surface to be left in as good order as it was before the opening was made, and all materials, loose earth and
rubbish to be removed within twenty-four hours ; all such
openings to be fenced by day and lighted by night in such a
manner as may be approved of by the Inspector.
55. No house sewer pipe to have a less fall than one in forty
unless special permission, in writing, is granted by the
Inspector.
56. No private sewer in actual use shall be disturbed except
under the special direction of the Plumbing Inspector. 98W*"       "WM
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water   pipes must be protected  from  injury1   or
58. The Plumbing Inspector shall have the power to enter
upon any premises and examine the plumbing, ventilation and
drains, and should the same, in his opinion, be in an unsanitary condition, may notify the owner or his agents to have the
same put in a sanitary condition, and any person neglecting
to do so forthwith, to the satisfaction of the Plumbing Inspector, shall be liable to the penalties of this By-law.
59. The Plumbing Inspector is also authorized to receive
and place on file drawings and descriptions of the plumbing
and drainage of buildings executed in the City of Vancouver
prior to the passage of this by-law, and examine and give a
certificate if in accordance with the provisions of this By-law.
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60. Any person guilty of an infraction of any of the provisions of this By-law shall be liable, on conviction, to be fined
in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, inclusive of
costs, and in case of non-payment of the fine and costs the
same may be levied by distress and sale of goods and chattels
of the offender, and in case of non-payment of the fine, and
there being no distress found out of which the same can be
levied, such offender shall be liable to be imprisoned for any
period not exceeding two months.
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(B. C. Gazette, 23rd April, 1896).
A By-Law to Regulate the Erection and Continuance
. of Wash-houses.
The Council of the City of Vancouver, in open meeting
assembled, enacts as follows :—
1. That no building shall be used for a public wash-house
unless ample provision is made for the drainage of all slops
and material used in washing to the satisfaction of the Health
Committee.
2. That proper receptacles for holding water and liquid
material be provided, such receptacles to be fitted with waste
pipes at least two inches diameter, properly connected to the
public sewers or in such manner that deposit cannot accumulate.
3. The main waste pipe to be not less than 4-inch, and
known as medium cast-iron with fittings to correspond, branch
wastes to tubs or washing receptacles not less than two inches
diameter ; such main waste pipe to finish above main roof
as a ventilating pipe clear above all surrounding openings or
windows. All branch waste pipes to tubs or receptacles to be
fitted with strainers so that rags shall not pass through
4. Should such main waste pipe be underground and outside
of the building, vitrified pipe of the size named may be used,
except the ventilating pipe which must be 4-inch standard
cast-iron.
5. All waste pipes from tubs or washing receptacles shall
empty over the top of a proper vitrified grease trap with at
least a 12-inch removal, grating on top, and with sides built up
6 inches with good brick and cement to prevent splash above
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the top of such grease trap, otherwise a properly constructed
lead grease trap may be used of at least 12 inches diameter,
with 4-inch removable screw cap, and properly vented above
roof.
6. That all buildings used as public wash-houses shall be
fitted with proper ventilating pipes or shafts of a size at least
12 inches in diameter, which shall be carried above the main
roof. The opening of such pipe or shaft shall be at least 20
feet from any opening or window in the said building, or in
any adjoining building, so that all steam or odors may have
free access to the outer air.
7. That a hood be placed over each tub or set of tubs, or
washing receptacles of sufficient size to envelope the same, and
shall be connected with the main pipe or shaft by a pipe of
sufficient capacity to catch and convey awa}^ all steam or odors
arising from such tubs or washing receptacles.
8. No materials of whatsoever kind shall be dried on the
premises in such a manner as shall expose the same to view to
passers-by on the public streets.
9. Any person or persons, or servants of any person, carrying on the business of washing in any dwelling contrary to the
provisions of this by-law shall be deemed guilty of an infraction
thereof.
10. Any person guilty of an infraction of this by-law shall,
on conviction before the Mayor, Police Magistrate or any
Justice or Justices of the Peace having jurisdiction, forfeit
and pay a penalty in the discretion of the Mayor, Police
Magistrate, or Justice of the Peace convicting, not exceeding
the sum of one hundred dollars and costs for each offence, and
in default of payment thereof, it shall be lawful for the Mayor,
Police Magistrate, or Justice of the Peace so convicting as
aforesaid, to issue a warrant under his hand and seal, to levy
the said penalty and costs, or penalties or costs only, by distress
and sale of the offender's or offenders' goods and chattels, and
should there be no sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty
and costs, or penalty or costs only, it shall and may be lawful
for the Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices of the
Peace, convicting to commit the offender or offenders to any
lock-up house in the City, or in the Provincial Gaol of New
Westminster, for any period not exceeding two months.   Hi
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BY-LAW   No.   210.
And Amending By=Law No. 217  (B.  C. Gazettes, 2nd  August,
1894, and 23rd November,   1894).
A By-Law to License   and   Regulate   Milk   Vendors
Whereas it is deemed expedient in the interests and
health of the City that all milk vendors shall be licensed and
the sale of milk regulated ;
Be it therefore enacted, by the Mayor and Council, in
open Council assembled, as follows ;—
1. All dairymen and venders of milk shall be licensed.
Any person or persons selling or offering for sale or disposing
of any milk or cream without first having obtained a license
so to do under the provisions of this by-law, and without complying with the provisions contained in the bylaw under which
such a license may be held, shall be deemed to be guilty of an
offence and punishable as hereinafter provided.
2. Every dairyman or person, or agent of any dairyman or
person wishing to sell milk in Vancouver, shall make written
application to the License Inspector for a license so to do ;
such application shall be in the form in the Schedule hereto,
and shall contain the following information : The name and
address of the applicant, the source or sources from which he
obtains his supply of milk, the number of cows in his possession, the average quantity of milk disposed of, either to milk
vendors, milk shops, or to private consumers, the kind of food'
supplied to the cows, if of brewery grains, ensilage, or oilcake, the amounts in proportion to the total food supplied, and
a written agreement in the form of the second Schedule hereto, signed by the farmer, farmers, milk vendors, or dairyman
from whom he obtains his supply, that he or they are willin
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milk vessels, pans, stables, dairy and premises used or intended to be used, for storing, or keeping milk or in which milk is
kept or sold, shall be inspected from time to time by the
Health Inspector of the City, or by any agent duly authorized
by him so to do, the kind of food supplied to the cows, «and
the situation and nature of water supply for the cows.
3. On the above requirements being complied with by the
applicant and the payment of the license fee hereinafter provided for and on the Health Inspector being satisfied with the
inspection of the premises, cows' food, water supply, milk,
milk vessels, pans, stables, dairy and premises used, or intended to be used, for storing and keeping milk or in which
milk is kept or sold, he shall grant to the applicant a license
to vend milk in the City.
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-'Health By-law" for the time being of the City, and the
Health Inspector may destroy any milk he may find in the
possession of any licensee or any other person or corporation
that is foul or offensive in any way, whether through smell or
otherwise, or that may be adulterated or condemned as unfit
by the Health Inspector or his authorized agent.
5. The licensee shall have placed in a conspicuous place ort
every wagon or vehicle from which milk is sold  the name of
the licensee and the number of the  owner's license,   and oni
every milk can from which milk is sold the name  of  the far- j
mer,   dairyman,   or  person who  supplied the milk to   the j
licensee.
6. The licensee, in the event of his obtaining any milk from
any other farmer, dairyman, or person than those mentioned
in his application, shall before doing so inform the Health Inspector, and shall produce to the Health Inspector a consent
form, as contained in the second Schedule hereto, by such farmer, dairyman, or person, that he will allow his premises,
cows, water, milk, milk vessels, pans, stables, dairy and
premises used, or intended to be used, for storing or keeping
milk or in which milk is kept or sold and food supply to be
inspected by the Health Inspector during such time as he may
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I'j The licensee shall forfeit his license and be subject to the
jpenalties of this by-law if at any time he sells or offers for sale
raiilk obtained from a farmer, dairyman, or person who refuses
ito sign the consent, or having signed, refuses to have his
premises, cows, milk, milk vessels, pans, stables, dairy, and
(premises used, or intended to be used, for storing or keeping
milk, or in which milk is kept or sold, and food supply in-
(spected by the Health Inspector or his agent.
8. The license fee shall be five ($5.00) per annum, payable
jhalf-yearly on the first day of January and 1st day of July in
(each year. If the license should be taken out during the
jcurrency of any half-year it shall be $2.50, and shall expire on
|the succeeding 1st of January or 1st of July. Provided that in
(the case of persons keeping only one cow the license fee shall
|be two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50), for each year, instead
iof five dollars, payable on the 1st day of July in each year.
9. All milch cows and cow byres, and all dairies and other
i places at which milk is sold or kept for general use, and all
imilk, shall be subject to the inspection of the Medical Health
i Officer and Health Inspector, or their authorized agent, and
; all such places as aforesaid shall be kept and conducted so that
! the milk shall not contain any matter or thing liable to produce
I disease, either by reason of adulteration, contamination with
sewage, absorption of disease germs, infection of cows, personal uncleanliness, or any other recognized cause, and upon
such condition being broken the license may be revoked by
the Board of Health.
9A. All farmers and owners of cows who supply milk to be
sold within the City of Vancouver, and all farmers, dairymen,
person or agent of any person or dairyman, selling or disposing
of milk within the City of Vancouver shall furnish to the
Health Inspector, whenever required so to do by the Chairman
of the Board of Health, Medical Health Officer, or Health
Inspector, a certificate under the hand of the Provincial
Government Veterinary Inspector, certifying to the state of
health in which the cows of any such farmer or owner of cows
then are, or in the event of the said dairyman, farmer, person,
or agent of dairyman, or person not owning the cows from
which the milk is obtained, purchasing his supply, the state of
health in which the cows of the person from whom the milk is
obtained then are. 9
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various clauses of the ■' Health By-Law ' ■ by giving notice to
the Board of any cases of contagious animal diseases occurring
amongst his cattle or from any cattle on the farm from which
he obtains milk, or of any contagious disease named in the
'' Health By-Law'' in his family, or in the farm-house or shop
at which or from which or in which the milk is' either sent or
received.
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ii. No milk that has been adulterated  or that has been"
reduced or changed by the addition of water or other substance,
or by the removal of cream, nor milk known as swill milk,
nor milk from cows or other animals fed upon a distillery slop,
starch factory products, garbage or other like substance, nor
any butter or cheese made from any such milk shall be brought
into, held, kept, or offered for sale at any place in the City of
Vancouver, but skimmed milk may be sold as such if containedI
in  cans bearing  upon  their exterior  the words " skimmed';
milk," placed conspicuously in letters not less than two (2);
inches in length, and served in measures also similarly marked. •
No person shall supply such skimmed milk unless such quality
of milk is asked for by the purchaser.
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12. All dairymen and vendors of milk and all drivers of said
milk wagons or vehicles having the milk in their possession at
the time shall furnish the Medical Health Officer or Health:
Inspector, or any person appointed by him, with such samples
of milk as he or they may have from time to time and at such
place as the samples may be demanded from them.
13.  Every sample of milk shall have a label attached to the
vessel containing it which shall have written thereon at the'
time of collecting, the number of the sample, date of collection,
and the initials of the Inspecior, who shall at once enter in a;
book, carried for that purpose, for future reference a corres-:
ponding number, with the name of the owner and driver from
whom said samples were obtained, and shall deliver a duplicate■
of such sample in a sealed bottle or vessel to the person from
whom the sample was taken.
14. Every sample shall be examined separately, according
to its number, by the Medical Health Officer, Health Inspector,
or the authorized agent of either of them, who shall register -*! B i5i
the percentage of butter-fat opposite a corresponding number
in a book kept for that purpose, the name of the owner to be
subsequently inserted.
15. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this
by-law shall be liable on a first conviction to 'a penalty not
exceeding $20.00, and on any subsequent conviction not less
than $20.00 or exceeding $100.00, upon conviction before the
Mayor, Police Magistrate, or any Justice or Justices of the
Peace having juisdiction in the City of Vancouver, on the oath
or affirmation of any credible witness, and in default of payment
thereof it shall be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate,
Justice or Justices of the Peace convicting as aforesaid to issue
a warrant under his hand and seal, or in case the said Mayor,
Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices of the Peace, or any two or
more of them, acting together therein, then under the hand
and seal of one of them, to levy the said penalty with costs, or
penalty or costs only, by distress and sale of the offender or
offenders' goods and chattels ; and in case of no sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty and costs, or penalty or costs,
it shall and may be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate,
Justice or Justices of the Peace convicting as aforesaid, or any
of them, to commit the offender or offenders to the common
gaol or any lock-up house in the City of Vancouver for any
period not exceeding two months, unless the said penalty and
costs, or penalty or costs, be sooner paid.
Schedule i.
I, , hereby apply for a license to sell
milk in the City of Vancouver on the following conditions:—
1. That I will observe the conditions of the above by-law/
2. That I obtain the milk which I sell from the following farmers, and dairymen, and premises.
3. That the premises and cows from which I obtain my supply of milk are free from all disease, are clean and not contaminated with the sewerage or matter likely to produce disease.
Schedule 2.
I, ,supply milk to
milk vendor in the City of Vancouver, that I am  willing and 3*'*L.i,^A.*v-
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consent that the Medical Health Officer, Health Inspector, or
an agent duly authorized by either of them, shall at any time
that they may so desire and during the period I supply milk
to be sold or consumed in the City of Vancouver come on to
and inspect the premises on which the cows' milk is kept, the
food and water given to the cows, the cans or receptacles in
which the milk is kept or held, and will observe all the terms
and conditions of the foregoing by-law, and will, when requested so to do by the Chairman of the Board of Health,
Medical Health Officer or Health Inspector, or authorized
agent of either of them, furnish to the said Health Inspector
a certificate of the Government Veterinary Inspector, in accordance with clause 9 of this by-law.
BY-LAW  No. 154.
And   Amending   By-Law No.   257   (B. C. Gazettes, 28th  July
1892, and 9th July,   1896).
Market By-Law.
1. The market house and place now established and known
as the City Market, situate and erected on Lots numbered respectively from Lot number one (1) to Lot number ten (10),
inclusive, block numbered eleven (11), in District Lot numbered one hundred and ninety-six (196), in the City of Vancouver, District of New Westminster, including all that portion or parcel of land bounded on the east by Westminster
Avenue, on the north by Hastings Street, on the south by
Dupont Street, and on the west by a lane running north and
south through said block eleven (11) from Hastings Street to
Dupont Street, shall be and shall continue to be the market
house and market place.
2. Every day in the year, between the hours of six o'clock
in the morning and seven in the evening between the first of
May and the first of September, and from seven to seven the
rest of the year, except Saturdays, when it shall be kept open
until 11 p. m., except Sundays, Christmas Day, New Year's
Day, Good Friday, Dominion Day, and the Queen's Birthday,
shall be a market day ; provided, always, that butchers may
open their stalls and supply steamboats or other vessels coming into the harbor after market hours or on the excepted
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3. There shall be appointed, by resolution of Council from
time to time, a Market Clerk or Clerks. The market house
and premises adjacent thereto and weigh scales shall be under
the care and supervision of the Market Clerk. The Council
shall, by resolution, define and set out the term of office, conditions of holding the same, and the duties of the Market
Clerk or Clerks.
4. The Market Clerk shall be sworn in as a special constable
and shall wear a badge indicative of his authority as such.
5. Every Saturday shall be a market day, and no person
shall on that day sell, offer or expose for sale by retail in the
open air any vegetables, fruits, garden produce, fish, poultry,
eggs, butter, cheese, or meat before eleven o'clock in the forenoon.
5A. No person shall sell, or offer for sale by wholesale, any
vegetables, fruits, garden produce, fish, poultry, eggs, butter,
cheese, or meat in the market premises before eleven o'clock
in the forenoon on Saturdays.
6.  No person shall sell or expose for sale in or upon the
market house or grounds or place any cast-off or second-hand
clothing.
7. Butcher's meat, distrained for arrears for rent of market
stall or stalls, may be sold unless such arrears are sooner paid,
after six hours' notice has been given by posting in three
conspicuous places in the market house, printed or written
notices, specifying the meat to be sold, the cause of seizure,
and the time and place of sale.
8. The Market Committee shall, by resolution, fix the upset
price of rental and terms, and terms of lease, and of payment
of the rent to be paid for the stalls, stands, ice-wells, cellars
and shops in the several public markets in this city ; but such
resolution to be valid shall be reported to and sanctioned by
the said Council; the said Committee shall also determine the
form of lease to be used and the number of years over which
such leases shall extend j provided that no such lease shall
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9. A list of the said stalls, stands, ice-wells, cellars, and
shops for each market, with the upset price and the conditions
of the lease in each case, shall be deposited in the office of the
clerk of each market respectively, where the same may be seen
by all parties interested, and the said clerk may grant to
parties applying for the same leases of such stalls, stands, ice-
wells, cellars, or shops, subject as to price and conditions to
the directions of the said Committee.
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10. Any person bringing into the public market anything for
sale in any waggon or. other vehicle shall place his goods,
waggon or vehicle in such place and order as the Market Clerk
shall direct, and in case of refusal so to do the Market Clerk
may enforce its removal.
11. All persons transacting business in any of the said
market houses or places, or in connection with the public
weigh scales, shall, in all matters affecting the peace, order,
dignity, regularity, government and regulations of said market
house or place and weigh scales, obey the orders and directions
of the Market Clerk and his assistants.
12. The market house shall be opened for business every
market day by the Clerk at six o'clock every morning between
the first day of May and the first of September, and at seven
o'clock in the morning for the rest of the year.
13. No person shall bring into or leave in the market any
waggon, cart, sleigh, or other vehicle containing any article
for sale not being farmers' produce or vegetables, or not
being expressly specified in this by-law as allowed to be sold
therein.
14. In case any person sells or exposes for sale any goods,
provisions, or other articles contrary to the provisions of this
by-law, the person so offending, in addition to being subject to
the penalties imposed by this by-law, shall, after being warned
by the Market Clerk, Constable, or other person duly authorized,
be summarily removed, together with his goods, provisions,
or other article, out of the market.
15. Hucksters,   dealers,   and  all  persons  frequenting   the
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shall only dispose of such articles at the places assigned them
by the Market Clerk under the direction of the said Committee.
16. Nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to
prevent the Market Committee, with the consent of the Council,
from leasing the whole of any public market place or building,
together with the weigh scales therein, for any specified time
to any individual or corporation, but any individual or corporation so leasing said public market place or building and weigh
scales shall at all times use said public market place and
building and weigh scales for the purpose and for the manner
herein set forth and for no other purpose, and any failure on
their or his part to comply fully with the terms of this by-law,
or any other by-law hereinafter in force, relating to.public
markets or weigh scales within this city, will entail absolute
forfeiture of-all rights and privileges under such lease.
Weigh Scales.
17. There shall be established, by resolution of the Council,
public weigh scales in such localities within the city as to the
Council from time to time may seem fit, provided that if at the
date of the establishment of any new weigh scales in the city
the existing weigh scales and fees arising therefrom have been
leased to any person, persons, or corporation, such person,
persons, or corporation shall have the option given them of
leasing the same by the City Council, subject to such terms
and conditions as may then be agreed upon.
18. Every buyer (or his agent) of any article of farm produce, vegetables or meat may require the same to be weighed
at a public weigh scale or weighing machine in the city, and
on being required so to do the seller of the said article or
articles of farm produce shall, as soon as possible, proceed to a
public weighing machine and have the same weighed, and
caused to be delivered to the buyer a certificate of the wei<
clerk of the weight thereof.
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article which he is lawfully required to have weighed, who
neglects or refuses to have the same weighed, or who shall
neglect or refuse to have the exact weight of his wagon or
other vehicle ascertained, as is provided by this by-law, shall
be subject to the penalties of this by-law. St x56   -
20. The Council may from time to time appoint a Weigh
Clerk or Clerks for the City, whose remuneration and duties
shall be fixed and defined by resolution of the  Council.
21. It shall, beside any duty defined by resolution of Council from time to time, be the duty of the keeper of every public weighing machine from seven o'clock in the morning to
six o'clock in the evening each day, Sundays and holidays
excepted, to weigh every article presented to him for that
purpose.
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(2.) To keep a book in which he shall enter and keep an
account of all articles or things weighed, the owners' names,
the weight of the article or thing weighed, showing gross and
net, and the number of vehicle when practicable, and such
other particular thing as the Market Committee shall from
time to time direct.
(3,) To give each person for whom any article or thing is
weighed a ticket containing all the particulars which are required to be entered in the said book ; to receive all fees for
weighing and to pay the same over to the treasurer or to the
lessee for the time being of the weigh scales once in each
week.
(4.) For weighing empt3>' coal carts or sleighs for the purpose of taring the same, no charge shall be made.
22. The Market Committee shall by resolution fix the fees
payable for weighing, but such resolution shall be reported to
and be sanctioned by the Council before it comes into force.
23. All weighing fees shall be paid to the Weighing Clerk
immediately after the performance of the services in respect of
which the same shall be payable, or, if the Weighing Clerk
shall require payment thereof to be made in advance, the same
shall be paid in advance.
Sale of Coal.
24. Every coal dealer in the City shall give to the driver or
person in charge of each load of coal sent out for delivery to a
—aw  li ■ purchaser in the City a ticket signed by such dealer,   specifying the true amount of coal contained in such load.
25. The Chief of Police may require that any load of coal on
its way from seller to buyer in the City shall be weighed upon
any weigh scales of the City ; and the purchaser of any load
of coal may require the same to be so weighed before delivery,
and the driver or person in charge thereof shall thereupon
have the said load and vehicle weighed separately at such
scales at the expense of the party requiring the same, and
shall then and there produce to the Weigh Clerk the ticket in
the preceding section of this by-law mentioned.
26. Any dealer who falsely states in any ticket aforesaid
the weight or amount of any load of coal sent out for delivery
to a purchaser in the City, and any person who, upon request
as aforesaid, refuses to produce his ticket to the Weigh Clerk,
shall be subject to the penalties of this by-law.
Penal   Clause.
27. Any person guilty of an infraction of any of the provisions of this by-law shall be liable, on conviction, to be fined
any sum not exceeding fifty dollars, exclusive of the costs, and
in case of non-payment of the fine and costs, the same may be
levied by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the
offender, and in case of non-payment of the
being no. distress found out of which the same
such offender shall be liable to' be  imprisoned
not exceeding two months.
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FIRE   LIMIT   BY-LAWS   No.   181, No. 208, No.   244.  No. 266,
No. 273, No. 283.
(B. C. Gazettes, 29th June,   1893, 12th July, 1894, 19th March,
1896, 12th Novembe-, 1896, 18th March, 1897, 10th June, 1897.)
A By-Law Defining the Fire Limits op the City of
Vancouver, and the Regulations Relating
Thereto.
The fire limits of the city shall be as follows ;-
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i.  Commencing at the intersection of a line  drawn  parallel
to Columbia Avenue at a distance of   100  feet  therefrom,   on
the east side, with the shore of  Burrard  Inlet; thence  south
along the said line which is  distant   roo  feet  east  from  and
parallel with Columbia Avenue  aforesaid,   to  its intersection
with a line 100 feet south of Dupont  Street ; thence  westerly
along a  line   100   feet  south  of  Dupont Street, (excepting
thereout the south half of Lots 19 to 25, Block 14  subdivision
196, or either of them, provided the  plans  and  specifications
of any proposed wooden buildings to  be erected  thereon  are
first submitted to and approved of by the Board of Works and
Health Committee and the construction of such buildings to be
supervised by the City Engineer and Health   inspector.    Excepting thereout the south half of Lots 26  to  33 inclusive  in
Block 14, subdivision 196 and the south half of Lots 24 to 28,
inclusive Block 15, subdivision 196,   or  either  of  them,   provided plans and specifications of any proposed  wooden   buildings to be erected thereon are first submitted to and  approved
by the Board of Works and Health Committee  and  the  construction of such buildings to be supervised by- the  City   Engineer and Health  Inspector) to a point  one  hundred   (100)
feet west of the boundary of Carrall Street,   thence  northerly
along a line parallel to and one hundred (100) feet therefrom,
to its intersection with the centre of Pender Street  produced ;
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thence westerly along the centre of Pender Street produced
and of Pender Street to its intersection with the centre of
Beatty Street ; thence southerly along Beatty Street to its intersection with the centre of lane in block 38, subdivision 541 ;
thence westerly along the centre of the said lane to its intersection with the centre of the lane running between Seymour
and Granville Streets ; thence southerly along the centre of
the said lane to its intersection with the centre of Robson
Street ; thence westerly along the centre of Robson Street to
its intersection with the lane running between Granville and
Howe Streets ; thence northerly along the centre of the said
lane to its intersection with the centre of the lane running lbe-
tween Dunsmuir and Pender Streets, in block 32, subdivis on
541 ; thence westerly along the centre of the said lane to its
intersection with the centre of Howe Street ; thence northerly
along the centre of Howe Street to a point opposite the lane in
block 15, subdivision 541 ; thence easterly along the centre of
said lane to a point opposite the eastern boundary of Lots 13
and 14, in block 15, subdivision 541 ; thence northerly along
the eastern boundary of said lots to a point at low water mark;
thence easterly at low water mark, on the south shore of Burrard Inlet, to the point of commencement.
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2. No building shall hereafter be erected within the said fire
limits unless a permit for the erection thereof shall have first
been obtained from the Board of Works of said city.
3. Whenever the owners of a majority of the street frontag
of any block or square, which is not included within the fire
limits as prescribed by this by-law, shall present to the Board
of Works of said city a plot of such block or square, designating the owners (if known) of each and every lot or part ther
of, together with a statement in writing, signed by the
owners or their lawful attorneys, of a majority of such street
frontage, stating the fact of such ownership, and that the}*,
such owners, desire that such block or square shall be included within the fire limits of said city, it shall be the duty of the
said Board to investigate the said statement, and if the}' find
that such statement has been signed by a majority of owners,
or their lawful attorneys, of the street frontage of said block
or square, the said Board shall so certify on such written statement, and shall cause such statement and plot to be filed in
the City Clerk's office. B
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4. The City Clerk shall thereupon give a notice in one  of
the daily newspapers published in the said City,   that such:
block or square has been admitted within the fire limits of the
said City, and is subject to the provisions of this by-law.
5. Upon the filing of such statement and plot so certified
with the City Clerk, and the publication of such notice for the
same time as required for the publication cf this by-law, the
fire limits of the said City shall be held to be extended so as to
include such block or square, and all the provisions of this
by-law shall extend to and be in force so far as such block or
square is concerned.
6. No building or structure of any kind or description shall
be erected or constructed within the fire limits, as defined in
section one of this by-law,  unless the outside walls shall be
composed of brick, stone or material of like nature, and unless !
the party walls thereof are composed of brick, stone, &c.; and
all buildings which shall or may hereafter be erected or constructed within said fire limits shall have front and rear walls I
of not less than one foot in thickness,  and if any buildings
shall be be more than two stories in height  (above the basement), the front and rear walls of the basement of the first
story shall not be less than sixteen inches in thickness, and the
front and rear walls of the stories above the second shall not
be less than twelve inches in thickness,   and, with the excep- ,
tion of the rear wall,  shall extend at least eighteen inches
above the roof.    Interior walls, if any, of all buildings fifty I
feet or over in width shall be of corresponding thickness,  and I
carried  through the roof thereof,  and  for  every additional
fifteen feet in height four inches shall be added to the thick- I
ness of the walls.    The foundation walls shall be in' all cases
at least six inches thicker than the walls built thereon.     The
interior walls of sheds used for storage of goods and under two J
stories in height, abutting  on  lanes  or passages  or  railway 1
tracks, other than streets, may be constructed of non-combus- I
tible material, eight inches thick.    Interior walls shall mean
walls dividing stores, or partitions of buildings,  and running
from front to rear thereof.
7. Provided that buildings erected and used as dwellings
only may be constructed with walls of non-combustible materials in'all cases four inches less in thickness than is hereby
above specified ; and provided further, that any dwelling,
cottage or barn, one or two stories in height, may be built
with walls not less than eight inches thick.
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8. No building which may be erected within the fire limits
shall have any bay or oriel window constructed of wood or
projecting over two feet from the street line from floor of
second story of said building with cornice projecting ten inches
more ; and no cornice of Nvood shall be placed on any building
over two stories in height, not counting the basement, if any
as one story, and all chimneys shall be erected at least four
feet above the roof, and the top thereof shall be at least four
feet from any woodwork of any building or adjoining buildings.
9. All roofs shall be of metal, slate, tiles, bricks, or felt covered with distilled roofing cement, or equally good, non-inflammable material, and gravel or other incombustible material ;
and no roof shall be constructed sloping towards the street if
any portion of it is within four feet of the street line.
10. No wooden building, or part of building, within the fire
limits prescribed in section 1 of this by-law, shall be raised,
enlarged or repaired, except as herein provided : but no
wooden building within the limits described in section 1 of
this by-law shall be repaired or altered to a greater extent
than 15 per cent, of its then present value, the value of any
such wooden building so to be repaired or altered within said
above-described limits to be determined by the Board of Works
of the said City of Vancouver, and no wooden building shall
be removed from any part of said above described limits to any
other part of said above described limits ; but any wooden
building may, in the discretion of the Board of Works, be removed from any part of said described limits to any part outside of said limits, provided said wooden building so to be
removed shall be deemed by said Board of Works to be worth
75 per cent, of what it wo'uld cost to erect a  new building of
Bike character.
11. Subject to approval in writing of the Board of Works,
as to location, sheds not to exceed twelve feet in height at the
peak or highest part thereof, with a roof sloping one way and
one or more sides entirely open and with a depth not exceeding ten feet and a length not exceeding fifteen feet, may be
constructed of wood. No such shed so constructed shall be
at any time partitioned off in compartments with partitions of
a greater height than eight feet, or closed in on the open side,
or used as a dwelling place or store  but all  depositories  for ^•L"*L".
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ashes witfiin or without the fire limits shall be built of  brick
or other fire-proof materials without wood in any £>art thereof.
12. No person shall own, build, or aid in the erection of any*
building, or part of building, within the said limits contrary to
or in any other manner than authorized by the provisions of
this by-law ; or own, remove, or assist in removing, any such
building from without said limits into same ; or own> repair,
or assist in repairing, any damaged wood building, contrary,
in either case, to any provisions of this by-law.
13. If any wooden building is erected, enlarged, removed,
altered, or repaired, or is in process of erection, enlargement,
removal, alteration, or repair, contrary to this by-law, the
owner, occupant, person in charge, or builder thereof shall, on
receipt of a notice from the Board of Works, or officer duly
appointed by the Board, to that effect, pull down or remove,
the same, and if such person fail so to do for the space of
twenty-four hours after receiving such notice as aforesaid, the
Board of Works or officer duly appointed may have the same
pulled down or removed, and the expense thereof may be
collected from the owner, occupant, person in charge, or
builder of such buildiner.
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14. Every person keeping or occupying a shop or other
building, or contractors during construction of building,
wherein shavings or other combustible materials are accumulated or may be contained, shall forfeit the sum of two dollars
for every neglect to clear or remove the same out of such
buildings, and the yards belonging thereto, at least three times
in each week, provided such buildings are situated within two
hundred feet of any other building ; and no stove shall be
used in any such shop or building unless the same shall be set
in a box surrounded with fire-proof materials, with the pipe
carefully set up according to the provisions of the city by-laws;
and no lighted candles shall be used in any such shop or building except they be placed in a candlestick made of a material
not liable to take fire, under a penalty of two dollars for each
offence.
15. No person removing chips or shavings, or other combustible materials, shall scatter or strew them in any street, or
shall at any time direct, permit, or suffer any chips, shavings,
or other combustible material to be taken, thrown, or scattered
on any street or alley.   163
16. No chimney shall be commenced in any loft, and no
stove-pipe shall pass through more than one ceiling before
entering a chimney, under a penalty of ten dollars for each
offence, and a further sum of two dollars for every week either
shall remain after notice shall be given by the Fire Inspector,
Chief of Police, or any of his assistants, to alter the same. No
chimnies or flues shall be within one inch of any woodwork
through which they may pass.
17. All iron chimneys conveying smoke from any ^steam
boiler shall not be of a less height than fifty feet, and not less
than twenty-five feet above the roof, and shall have a proper
spark arrester kept in good order on the top.
18. All buildings within the city having hatches, hoistways,
cellar openings, or other openings leading from floor to floor
(except properly protected skylights) of whatever name or
description, shall be provided with good substantial shutters
or doors for all such hatchways, hoistways, cellar doors, or
other openings, and the said shutters or doors shall be kept
closed except when in actual use.
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Police Magistrate or any Justice or Justices of the Peace
having jurisdiction, forfeit and pay a penalty in the discretion
of the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or Justice or Justices
convicting, not exceeding the sum of one hundred dollars and
costs for each offence, and in default of payment thereof, it
shall be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or Justice or
Justices of the Peace so convicting as aforesaid, to issue a
warrant under his hand and seal, to levy the said penalty and
Eosts, or penalties or costs only, by distress and sale of the
offender's or offenders' goods and chattels, and should there be
no sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty and costs, or
penalty or costs only, it shall and may be lawful for the said
^layor, Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices convicting, to
commit the offender or offenders to any lock-up house in the
said City, or in the Provincial Gaol of New Westminster, for
any period not exceeding two months. »-«i*j«t.«i.-5.-s
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BY-LAW No, 183,
(B.C. Gazette 6th July, 1893.)
A By-Law to Regulate the Width of Tires and Wheei3
of Vehicles.
Whereas it is deemed expedient that the width of all tires
and wheels of all vehicles used in the City of Vancouver for
the conveyance of merchandise,   articles  or   burden  goods*
wares, should be regulated :
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the
City of Vancouver, in open meeting assembled, as follows :
1. No person, persons, or body corporate, shall use or
procure the use of, within the City of Vancouver, any waggon,
cart, dray, or other vehicle of heavy diaught, upon any of the
public streets for the purpose of or capable of drawing or
conveying any articles of merchandise, brick, sand, iron, wood,
stones, coal, or goods of any description when the weight of
the load on the waggon, cart, dray, or other vehicle, or which
it is capable of carrying, exceeds three tons, unless the tires
upon the wheels of such waggon, cart, dray, or other vehicle
are of a width of at least four inches ; and when the weight of
the load, or the weight of the load which it is capable of
carrying, exceeds two tons and does not exceed three tons, are
of a width of at least three inches ; and when the weight of
the load, or the weight of the load which it is capable of
carrying, is under two tons, are of a width of at least two and
a half inches.
2. No person, persons, or body corporate shall use, or
procure the use of, in the public streets of the city, any two-
wheeled dump cart, unless the tires of the wheels of such
dump cart are at least three and a half inches in width.   l65
3. The Street Inspector or any constable of the city shall
have the authority, on suspecting or receiving information
that any waggon, cart, dray, or other vehicle is being used on
the public streets of the city in contravention of the provisions
of this by-law, to require the owner or driver of such waggon,
cart, dray, or other vehicle to have the load being carried by
such waggon, cart, dray, or other vehicle weighed by such
owner or driver at the nearest public weigh scale, and in the
event of such owner or driver refusing to have the same
weighed when so requested he shall be deemed to have been
guilty of an infraction of this by-law, and be liable to the
penalties thereof.
4. The owner of every cart, waggon, dray, or vehicle used
for the conveyance of goods, wares, or merchandise upon or
through any of the public streets of the City of Vancouver
shall annually, before the 30th day of June in each year,
register the same in his own name in the office of the License
Inspector, and at the same time declare what weight of goods,
wares, or merchandise such waggon, cart, dray, or vehicle is
capable of carrying, and shall obtain from such License
Inspector a plate with the tare inscribed thereon, bearing the
number of such waggon or other vehicle and the number of
tons it is capable of carrying, and shall affix and retain to such
waggon, cart, or other vehicle, on the off side thereof, such
plate in a conspicuous part thereof. Any owner making a
declaration stating incorrectly what weight such cart, waggon,
dray, or other vehicle is capable of carrying shall be deemed to
be guilty of an infraction of this by-law, and liable to the
penalties thereof. The provisions of this clause shall not apply
to transient vehicles owned outside the said city.
5. Any waggon, cart, dray, or other vehicle, the body of
which is on springs, shall be allowed to have tires to the
wheels thereof one half inch less in width than the width of
■res by this by-law provided.
6. Upon every conviction under this by-law, the convicting
magistrate, besides imposing a penalty, shall order the defendant to make the necessary alteration in the wheels and tires of
his vehicle by a day to be named in the said order, and the
neglect or refusal of the defendant to obey such order shall
constitute a fresh offence against this by-law, for which offence
a new conviction may be had and a new order made, until
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some one of such successive orders shall have been obeyed by
the defendant.
7. Any person guilty of an infraction of any of the
provisions of this by-law shall, upon conviction before the
Mayor, Police Magistrate, or any Justice or Justices of the
Peace, having jurisdiction, forfeit and pay a penalty, in the
discretion of the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or Justice or Justices
of the Peace convicting as aforesaid, a penalty not exceeding
the sum of ten dollars and costs for the first offence, and a
sum not exceeding one hundred dollars for each subsequent
offence ; and in default of payment thereof it shall be lawful
for the Mayor, Police Magistrate or Justice or Justices of the
Peace so convicting as aforesaid to issue a warrant under his
hand and seal to levy the said penalty and costs, or penalty or
costs only, by distress and sale of the offender or offenders
goods and chattels, and should there be no sufficient distress to
satisfy the said penalty and costs, or penalty or costs only, it
shall and may be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or
Justice or Justices convicting, to commit the offender or
offenders to any lock-up house in the said city or in the
Provincial Gaol of New Westminster, for any period not
exceeding" two months.
This by-law shall take effect and come into force two
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BY-LAW No.   209.
(B. C. Gazette, 26th July, 1894).
A By-Law to   prevent   the Growth   of Weeds and
COMPELLING THE DESTRUCTION  THEREOF.
Whereas it is deemed expedient in the interests of the
City of Vancouver that provision should be made for the
prevention of the growth of weeds and the destruction thereof :
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of
the City of Vancouver in open Council assembled, as follows :—
1. Kvery owner, lessee, occupier, or other person having
charge of any land on which weeds are growing shall pull up,
cut down or otherwise destroy, or cause to be pulled up, cut
down, or otherwise destroyed, all such weeds before they shall
have gone to seed or come to flower.
2. In default of such owner, lessee, occupier, or other person
having charge of such land so pulling up, cutting down, or
otherwise destroying such weeds, or causing the same to be
pulled up, cut down, or otherwise destroyed, it shall be lawful
for any officer or person authorized by the City Council in
that behalf to enter upon any land whereon such weeds are
growing and pull them up, cut them down, or otherwise
destroy the same, and the costs, charges, and expense thereof
shall be charged against such owner, lessee, occupier, or other
person having charge of such land as aforesaid, and may be
recovered together with the costs, by action or distress, and in
case of non-payment thereof the same may be recovered in like
manner as municipal taxes, and such owner, lessee, occupier,
or other person having charge of such land besides being liable
for the payment of the costs, charges, and expenses as aforesaid, shall be liable, in addition, to the penalties hereafter
prescribed for an infraction of this by-law.
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3. Any person or persons guilty of an infraction of the
provisions of this by-law shall, upon conviction before the
Mayor, Police Magistrate, or any Justice or Justices of the
Peace having jurisdiction in the City of Vancouver, on the oath
or affirmation of any credible witness, forfeit and pay, at the
discretion of the said Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or
Justices of the Peace convicting, a penalty not exceeding the
sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) and costs for each offence,
and in default of payment thereof it shall be lawful for the
Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices convicting as
aforesaid to issue a warrant under his hand and seal, or in case
any two or more of them, acting together therein, then under
the hand and seal of any one of them, to levy the said penalty
with costs, or penalty or costs only, by distress and sale of the
offenders' goods and chattels ; and in case of no sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty and costs, or penalty or costs,
it shall be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or
Justices of the Peace convicting as aforesaid, or any of them,
to commit the offenders to the common gaol or lock-up house
in the City of Vancouver for any period not exceeding two
months, unless the said penalty and costs, or penalty or costs,
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BY-LAW   No,   88.
(B. C.   Gazette, 19th September, 1889).
A By-Law Requiring the Onwers of Lands and Yards
Within the City to Place the Same in a Condition to Guard Against Dangerous Risk or Accident.
The Mayor and Aldermen of  the
Council assembled, enact as follows :
city  of Vancouver, in
1. From and after the passing of this By-law it shall be the
duty of owners of lands or yards adjoining sidewalks built
upon the grades of the several streets of the City of Vancouver, and which sidewalks are four feet or more above the level
of such adjoining lands or yards, to place and erect a fence or
other guard along the inner edge of such sidewalk three feet
in height above the sidewalk with a two-rail fence with posts
2x4 inches not more then 10 feet apart, with rails not less
than 1x4 inches, the posts to extend down to the ground or
be supported with brackets from the sidewalk, so as to prevent dangerous risk or accident to persons using such sidewalks.
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Penal   Clause.
Any person guilty of an infraction of this By-law, upon
conviction before the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or any Justice
of the Peace having jurisdiction, shall forfeit and pay a
penalty, in the discretion of the Mayor, Police Magistrate or
Justice convicting, not exceeding the sum of $20.00 for each
lot, and costs for each offence, and in default of payment
thereof it shall be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or
Justice convicting as aforesaid, to issue a warrant under his
hand and seal to levy the said penalty and costs or penalty or
Costs only, by distress and sale of the offender's  or  offenders' I/O
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goods and chattels, and should there be no sufficient distress
to satisfy the said penalty and costs, or penalty or costs only,
it shall and may be lawful for the said Mayor, Police Magistrate or Justice so convicting, to commit the offender or offenders to any lock-up house in the City, or in the Provincial
Gaol at New Westminster for any period not exceeding ten
days.
The Council of the City shall, in case the owner or owners of such lands and yards adjoining such sidewalks shall
make default in erecting such fence, direct that such fence be
erected by the City of Vancouver and the costs thereof recovered from the owner or owners thereof by said City, the
expense of such erection with costs, to be recovered by action
or distress, and in case of non-payment the same shall be
recovered in like manner as municipal taxes are recovered
under the " Vancouver Incorporation Act, 1886," and Amending Acts.  •w
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BY-LAW   No.   141.
(B. C. Gazette, 26th May, 1892).
A By-Law to Regulate and Enforce the Cutting
Down of Trees, Clearing, and Burning, and
Removing Timber, Logs, and Brush Within the
City Limits. '
Whereas buildings are erected, and are about to be  erected, on certain blocks in the city :
And whereas it is deemed expedient in the interests of the
city that the trees,  timber,   logs,   and brush  should
cleared, and removed from the same blocks :
Therefore be it enacted by  the
open meeting assembled, as follows :
Mayor  and  Council,
1. It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to give notice,
either by delivering or mailing a registered letter to the last
known address of the owners of properties, from time to time
resolved on by rosolution of the City Council, to cut down,
burn, and remove from off the said property all trees, and to
burn and remove from off the said properties all brush and logs
thereon.
2. Every owner or owners receiving such notice as aforesaid
shall, within thirty days after the receipt of same, cut, clear,
burn, and remove from off the property to which such notice
refers all trees, and all brush, timber, and logs.
3. In default ot the said owner or owners, after the lapse of
thirty days after the receipt of such notice as aforesaid, failing
to cut, clear, burn, and remove from off the properties mentioned in such notice, all trees, and all timber, brush, and
logs, it shall be lawful for and the City Council shall cause to I
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be cut, burnt, and removed such trees, timber, brush, and logs
from off the said properties, and the owner or owners so having received notice as aforesaid shall pay to the said city the
costs, charges, and expenses thereof, and the interest thereon,
and the same may be recovered at the suit of the city in a
court of competent jurisdiction.
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4. If any owner or owners, after receiving such notice as
aforesaid, and after the lapse of time mentioned-in such notice,
fails to cut, burn, and remove the trees, brush, timber, and
logs, he or they shall be liable to the penalties of this by-law.
5. Any person guilty of an infraction of this by-law shall be
liable on conviction to be fined in any sum not exceeding $100
and costs, and in case of non-payment of the fine and costs the
same may be levied by distress and sale of the goods and
chattels of the offender, and in case of there being no distress
found out of which the same can be levied, such offender shall
be liable to be imprisoned for any period not exceeding two
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Amended No.   282    (B.C Gazette,  2nd June,   1892,  and   June
10th  1897).
A By-Law for  Regulating   Streets   and   Sidewalks,
and the Traffic Thereon.
1. No person shall encumber or injure any sidewalk, road,
street, square, alley, lane, bridge, warf, or other communication within the City of Vancouver with any animal, vehicle, or
by any other means, or erect, place, or maintain therein any
building or structure whatsoever: Provided, always, that
this section shall not prevent merchants and others from the
moving of goods, wares, or merchandise across any sidewalk
with all reasonable dispatch for the purpose of taking in and
delivering the same : and provided, also, that this section
shall not extend to the occupying, in accordance with the provisions of this by-law, but not otherwise, of a portion of the
sidewalk or street for building purposes.
2. Where any house or building is being erected, built, or
repaired on the line of any public street or way, or within
seven feet thereof, there shall be erected a boarded fence six
feet high, to enclose the sidewalk allowance in front of such
building to the width of six feet,, and outside of such a fence
a planked pathway shall be laid, at least four feet wide, for
the convenience and security of the public ; or it shall be lawful, instead of such a fence or pathway, to plank over the
whole of the scaffold at the heigh* of the first floor above the
ground, and to enclose such scaffold at the same height at
least eighteen inches all round above the level of the planked
floor aforesaid, the sidewalk of the street being left free for
the public use ; and it shall be the duty of the person erecting,
building, or repairing such house or building, and the contractor or other person employed in doing the work, to see that
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3. No person shall place any lumber, stone, chips, shavings
rubbish, or other building material whatsoever on any sidewalk ; and when buildings are being erected on any street,
no person shall be allowed to occupy more thau one-third of
the roadway with any such building material where the roadway is not occupied by the street railway, and in that case not
more than one-fourth shall be occupied by the building material, and no person shall place any stone, lumber, or other
building material in such manner as to obstruct the free
passage of water in the drains, gutters, or water-courses ;
and no person shall suffer or permit any such building material
to remain on the street any longer than is, in the opinion of
the Board of Works, absolutely necessary for the erection of
the building for which such material is designed ; and every
such person shall, on the completion of the building, within
three days entirely remove the same from the street, and cause
the street to be cleared from all such building material and left
in good repair. Permission may be granted by the Board of
Works for the occupation of the roadway for the purpose and
in the manner mentioned in this section.
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4. No person shall break, tear up, or remove any planking,
pavement, sidewalk, ciossing, curbing, macadam, or other
road surface, or make any excavation in or under any street or
sidewalk within the city for any purpose whatsoever without
th e permission of the Board of Works ; and it shall be the
du ty of every person breaking, tearing up, or removing any
planking, pavement, sidewalk, crossing, curbing, macadam,
or ot her road surface, or making any excavations in or under
any such street or sidewalk, as speedily as practicable, and
un o'er the direction and supervision of the City Engineer, to
pl^ce, relay and make good, and to put in as good order and
repa ir as before, to the satisfaction of the City Engineer, every
such sidewalk and street, and if the earth should settle, such
person shall fill the same from time to time as may be necessary,
and to the satisfaction of the City Engineer : and every such
person, and the contractor or other person by whom the work
is actually done, shall erect and maintain a good and sufficient
fence, railing, or barrier around every excavation made by
him, in such a manner as to prevent accidents, and shall place
and keep upon such fence, railing, or barrier suitable and
sufficient lights during the night, and take such further care
and precaution as the City Engineer may deem necessary and
direct for the protection and safety of the public, and shall, if m
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required by the Board of Works to do so, indemnify the city
against all damages or inj uries that may be caused by such
works to any person ; and it shall be the duty of the Board of
Works, before giving any such permission, to take from every
such person security that he will perform all the obligations
imposed npon him by this section.
5. No person shall, without first having obtained permission
from the Board of Works, construct, place, or make any
moveable trap or door for the purpose of entrance to any cellar
or premises in or under any building or place, or any steps,
porch, or other entrance to any building which shall in any
way encroach upon the sidewalks or streets of the city.
6. No person shall erect or maintain in the city any awning,
the framework of which shall in any way extend over any
street or sidewalk at a lesser height than seven feet six inches
above the ground, or shall have thereto a drop or curtain of a
greater length of fall than one foot.
7. No person, persons, body politic or corporate, after the
date of passing of this by-law shall erect or place any verandah
on or over any street or sidewalks within the city.
8. No person, persons, body politic or corporate shall, after
the date of the passing of this by-law, erect or place any
projection of whatsoever nature or structure over any of the
streets or sidewalks of the City of Vancouver, saving and
excepting canvas awnings of a temporary character, which
must be erected in conformity with section 6 hereof, or cornices
to buildings, which must be erected  in accordance with the
provisions of by-law numbered 49, known as the
B3^-Law," or of any amendments thereto.
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9. No person, shall place, hang, or suspend a sign at any
lesser height than ten feet from the sidewalk, nor at any
greater distance than two feet in front of and from the wall of
any house, shop, store, building, or place whatsoever, or
continue any such sign not in conformity with the provisions
herein laid down.
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10. No person shall injure or destroy any ornamental or
shade tree, shrub, lamp, lamp post, fence, railing in or upon
any public ground, street, alley, or other public places, or
upon any private premises.
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ii. It shall be the duty of the occupant of any building
fronting on any street within the city to keep the sidewalk in
front of such building in a proper state of cleanliness, and no
such occupant shall place the sweepings or ashes from his
premises on the public streets.
12. No person driving any carriage or other vehicle drawn
by a horse or horses, or other animal or animals, or riding
upon any horse or other animal on any of the draws or bridges
within the city, shall cause, suffer, or permit the horse or
horses, or other animal or animals which he shall be so driving
or riding, to go at a faster rate than a walk.
13. Every verandah, sign, doorstep, porch, railing, or other
erection or obstruction projecting into or over any road or
other public communication within the city, and not erected in
compliance with the provisions of this by-law, shall be removed
by the proprietor or occupant of the property with which such
projection is connected, after fourteen days' notice in writing
requiring the removal thereof shall have been given to such
proprietor or occupant, or left for him on the premises, by or
under the authority of the Board of Works ; and in case the
proprietor or occupant of such property shall neglect or refuse
to remove such projection for seven days after the expiration
of such fourteen days, the same may be removed by or under
the direction of the Board of Works at the expense of such
proprietor.
14. Every person who shall excavate for the erection of any
wall or building, or for any other purpose, near to any street
or highway within the city shall put up a good and sufficient
protecting rail or plank along the line of such street opposite
to such excavation and maintain the same so long as may be
necessary to prevent danger to persons travelling along such
street or highway, or their horses or vehicles.
15. The owner and occupant of every house or building
adjoining any street or highway within the city shall have,
maintain, and keep tight covered waterspouts, by which the
water shall be conveyed from the roof of such house or building
to the distance of not less than twelve inches beyond the outer
edge of the sidewalk, where the water is brought down
adjoining the streets.
16. No person shall have or maintain a gate.or door to or
upon premises owned or occupied by him which shall be so   m
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constructed that the same shall swing
street, road, or lane within the city.
17. No person shall take up, dig, or carry away any of the
earth, sand, or gravel in or from any street, road, or lane within thecity without the permission of the Board of Works.
18. Every owner or occupier of any house, building, or lot
within the city who shall require to drive any horse or other
animal, or waggon or other vehicle, across any paved or
planked sidewalk for the purpose of entering his house, building, or lot shall construct across the drain, gutter, or watercourse opposite the gateway or entrance to his premises a good
and sufficient bridge of planks, so constructed as not to obstruct
such drain, gutter, or water-course, and shall also place a piece
of timber along the edge of each side of the pavement or
planking sufficient to prevent the pavement or planking from
being injured in crossing it, or entering such house, building,
or lot.
19. No person shall drive, lead, or back any horse or other
animal, or waggon or other vehicle, or draw, push, or propel
any hand-cart, waggon, carriage, or other vehicle in or along
any sidewalk in any public street or other public place within
the city ; provided, always, that this section shall not apply to
the propelling of baby carriages (but in all cases it shall be the
duty of every person propelling a baby carriage to give way to
foot passengers, and if necessary to prevent interference with
them, to turn off the sidewalk) or to the lawful crossing of a
sidewalk to go into any yard or lot adjoining the same, where
a proper bridge is constructed, as prescribed by the next
preceding section.
20. No person shall tie his horse or other animal to any
post, hook, or ring, or in any way across any sidewalk,
pavement, or crossing within the city, so as to obstruct the
the ordinary traffic of the street, or leave any carriage
or other vehicle standing upon any street or thoroughfare within the city, unless it be opposite to premises with
which, or with the occupant of which, such person has
business, and then only for a reasonable time, and no longer
than is absolutely necessary for the transaction of such business ; provided, always, that nothing in this by-law contained
shall prevent carriage makers, waggon makers, blacksmiths, i78
inn keepers, and keepers of livery and lodging stables from
temporarily occupying the roadway for the space of ten feet in
width, immediately in front of premises occupied by them, with
vehicles undergoing immediate repairs, or with vehicles from
which horses have been unhitched for the purpose of being
*shod, or prevent draymen expressmen, or other persons from
occupying the alley if the same be twenty feet in width, for
the space of six feet immediately in the rear of the premises
occupied by them with such vehicles as are being actually used
by them in the prosecution of their respective business callings.
21. No person shall remove, or assist in removing, any
building into, along, or across any street or sidewalk within
the city without having first obtained the written permission
of the Board of Works, and then only by the route and in the
manner directed by the said Board.
22. No person shall leave any horse, mule, ox, or team in
any street, alley, or public place within the city without being
sufficiently tied, and no person shall halt any waggon or other
vehicle on any crossing or footway within the city.,
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23. Every driver or other person in charge of any vehicle conveying goods, wares, or merchandise, in or through any of the
streets of the city shall remain upon such vehicle, or walk
beside the horse or animal drawing the same while such vehicle
is in motion.
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24. No person driving any carriage or other vehicle drawn
by a horse, horses or other animals, or riding upon any horse
or other animal in any of the streets or thoroughfares of the
City shall cause, suffer, or permit the horse or other animal
which he shall be so driving or riding to go at a gallop or other
immoderate rate exceeding eight miles an hour ; and every
such person so riding or driving shall slacken the speed of his
horse or other animal in approaching any crossing for foot
passengers upon which any person may be crossing such street
or thoroughfare.
25. No person shall throw or pile cord wood, firewood, or
coal upon any paved or planked sidewalk within the City, or
saw or split cordwood or firewood upon  any  sidewalk within
the City.  1 179
26. No person shall throw or pile, or cause to be thrown or
piled upon any street within the city, so as unnecessarily to
obstruct the passage in the same, cordwood, firewood or coal,
except for the purpose of the same being delivered at premises
owned or occupied by him opposite to which the same shall be
thrown or piled, or for the use of the person owning or occupying the same; and no person shall permit such cordwood,
firewood, or coal to remain upon the street for a longer time
than two hours, or so as to obstruct the free use of such street.
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27. No person shall make or prepare mortar in any street or
public square in this city without permission from the Board
of Works.
28. It shall not be lawful to gather
Walk, or in any street within the city
therein, or encumber the  same,   and
shall not stand in a group or  near  to
manner as to obstruct a free passage
any street or sidewalk within the city,
on made by any member of the police
son duly authorized by Mayor or any
in crowds on any side-
so as to obstruct travel
three  or  more persons
each other in such a
for  foot passengers  on
after a request to move
force, or any other per-
Alderman.
29. Whenever during the winter season snow or ice shall
accumulate on an3^ of the sidewalks or verandahs in the said
city, or any portion of them, it shall be the duty of the person
owning or occupying, or having charge of the house, building
or lot of ground before which such accumulation as aforesaid
shall be, to clear the said snow or ice from off the sidewalks or
verandahs before the hour of eleven o'clock a. m., following
next after the snowfall. Should the person owning, occupying, or having charge of any house, building or lot of land,
neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of this clause
it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to cause the work
therein ordered to be done at the expense of the party guilty
of such neglect or refusal.
30. The rule of the road within the limits
Vancouver shall be that vehicles meeting shall pass to the left
hand side of the street.
31. Any person or persons who shall violate  the  provisions
of this by-law, or any of them, shall, on conviction before the
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Mayor, Police Magistrate, or other Justice of the Peace, having jurisdiction within the city, forfeit and pay such sum not
exceeding one hundred dollars and costs, together with the
costs of prosecution as to the Mayor, Police Magistrate or
other convicting Justice shall seem right; and in default of
payment of such fine and costs as aforesaid, it shall and may
be lawful for the Mayor,   Police Magistrate,   or Justice
victing as aforesaid, to issue a  warrant  under his hand
con-
and'
seal to levy the said penalty and costs, or costs only, by distress and sale of the offender's or offenders' goods and chattels
to satisfy the said penalty. The said Mayor, Police Magis-ij
trate, or other convicting Justice may, under his hand and
seal, issue a warrant committing such person or persons to the
common gaol for any period not exceeding ^two months, with.
or without hard labour, unless said, fines and costs are sooner
paid. I
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LIQUOR LICENSE BY-LAW No. i.
As Amended by By-Laws No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No.
7, and No. 8,   (B. C. Gazettes, 1st June, 1893, Sept.
21, 1893,   Dae. 20, 1894, rlarch2i,   1895,
July 23rd, 1896, October 8, 1896,
July 2nd 1897 and February 3rd, 1898).
A By-Law to Define the Condition, Requirements,
and Regulations of Licenses for the Sale of
Spirituous, Fermented, and Other Liquors in the
City of Vancouver, and for Limiting the Number
of hotel and   saeoon licenses.
Whereas it is deemed expedient, in the interests of the
City of Vancouver, that the conditions, requirements and
regulations in order to obtain and hold licenses for the sale of
spirituous, fermented and intoxicating liquors should be defined by by-law :
Therefore the Licensing Board of the City of Vancouver,
in open meeting assemble'd, resolve as follows ;
1. The Licensing Board of the City may direct the issue of
licenses, written or printed, or partly written or partly printed
and to be signed by the Chairman, or Acting Chairman, and
Secretary, or Acting Secretary, of the Board, of the several
kinds of descriptions following, that is to say :—
(a.) Hotel Licenses ;
(b.) Saloon Licenses ;
(c.) Shop or Retail Licenses ;
(d.) Wholesale Licenses; 182
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(e.) Restaurant Licenses ;
(f.) Temporary Licenses for sale of liquor at fairs, sports,
games or entertainments.
(g.) Music Hall Licenses.
Where the words " liquors" or " liquor" occur in this bylaw, or any amendment thereto, they shall be construed to
mean and include all spirituous and malt liquors, and all combinations of liquors and drinks and drinkable liquors which
are intoxicating.
2. Bvery such license shall authorise the sale by the person
named, and upon the premises named, in the license certificate
to sell, subject to the provisions of this by-law, all spirituous
and malt liquors, and all combinations of liquors and drinks'
and drinkable liquids which are intoxicating, and each license
so issued shall be signed by the Chairman, or Acting Chairman, of the Board, and shall be countersigned by the License!
Inspector.
3. A hotel license or saloon license shall authorise the
licensee to sell and dispose on the premises named in the license
of any liquors, in quantities not exceeding one quart, which
may be drunk in the hotel or saloon in which the same is sold.
4. A shop or retail license shall authorise the licensee to sell
and dispose of any liquors, not to be drunk in or about the
premises for which the license is granted, but not less than one
pint in quantity shall be sold or disposed of at any one time to
any one person.
5. A wholesale license shall authorise the licensee to sell
and dispose of liquors from out of his warehouse, store, shop,
or place defined in the license, in quantities of not less than
two gallons in each cask or vessel, and whenever such selling
by wholesale is in respect of bottled ale, porter, beer, wine, or
other fermented or spirituous liquor, each such sale shall be in
quantities of not less than one dozen reputed quart bottles ;
provided that none of the liquor so sold shall be consumed in
or upon the house or premises in respect of which the license
is granted.
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6. A restaurant license shall authorise the person named in
the license certificate to sell or dispose of ale, beer, porter, and
light wines to guests at table with their meals, upon the
premises used and occupied as a restaurant, and fully described
as premises in respect of which such license is granted.
A temporary license shall authorise the person named in
the license certificate to sell or dispose of intoxicating liquors
at any games, fairs, or entertainments mentioned therein, on
premises mentioned therein, and for the period mentioned
therein, and such temporary license may be granted at any
time by three members of the Licensing Board to a fit and
proper person then holding a license under this by-law, and on
payment of the fee prescribed, by any by-law, of the City of
Vancouver for the time being in force.
6A. A music hall license shall authorise the licensee to sell
and dispose of liquors to be consumed on the premises named
in the license in quantities not exceeding one quart, between
the hours of six in the evening and half-past eleven o'clock at
night of every day excepting Sundays.
7. The Licensing Board shall hold a meeting on the third
Monday in each and every month in each year, for the consideration of applications for licenses, or for the transfer of a
license, unless such day be a public holiday, when such
meeting shall be on the next judicial day, and such meeting
may be adjourned from day to day, by resolution to be entered
in the minutes of the Board. A special meeting of the Board
may be called at any time by the Chairman, on giving three
days' notice, at which meeting only such business shall be
transacted as stated in the notice calling the meeting.
8. Every application for a license, or renewal of license, to
sell intoxicating liquors, or for the transfer of any license,
shall be in writing, signed by the applicant, and be filed with
the License Inspector not less than fourteen clear days before
the meeting of the Licensing Board, and shall, except in cases
of renewal of license, be accompanied by a fee of $10, and a
notice of each such application shall be inserted in some daily
newspaper published in this city, for one week, prior to its
coming before the Board, giving in such notice full
particulars as to the name of such applicant, location and
character of the premises sought to be licensed, and the class 184
of license required. Any person or persons may, either personally or by petition, oppose the granting of any license or
transfer of license, but five days' notice in writing must be
given the Licensing Board of such intention to oppose, otherwise the opposing petition will not be entertained ; and that
all such applications be open to public inspection at the City
Hall from time of filing the same until one day previous to the
meeting of the Board.
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9. Temporary transfers, pending the regular sittings of the
Board, may be granted by the Chairman and two members of
the Board, provided the applicant has complied with the
provisions of the preceding section in filing his application,
advertising his notice, and payment of the fee ; such temporary
transfer shall expire at the first sittings of the Board after the
date of its being granted.
10. The Inspector shall, upon receipt of said application,
inspect the premises of the applicant and report in writing to
the Board, and such report shall contain—
(a.) A description in brief of the house, premises and
furniture.
(b.) If the application is made by a person who previously
held a license in this city, a statement as to the manner in
which the house occupied so by him had been conducted.
(c.) A statement whether the applicant is a fit and proper
person to have a license, and whether he is of good name,
fame, and repute.
(d.) A statement whether the applicant is or is not the
true owner of the business of the hotel, saloon, shop, or
restaurant sought to be licensed, or what interest he has in the
premises.
(e.) A record of any convictions against the applicant.
(f.) A statement whether the applicant has complied with
the requirements of the "Fire Escape Act, 1894," and
amendments, and has further complied with the provisions and
requirements of any other Act for the time being in force, and
affecting hotels, saloons, shops, or restaurants.   i«5
11. The report of the Inspector shall be only for the information of the Board, which shall nevertheless exercise its own
discretion on each application.
12. No license shall be granted to any house within one
hundred yards of a hospital, school, or church, nor to or for
the benefit of any person who is a member of the Licensing
Board, or a License Inspector, or a Police Officer, and any
license so issued shall be void.
13. No shop or retail license or renewal shall be granted for
any premises where any kind of goods, wares, and merchandise
are sold, excepting tobacco in any form, or articles to be used
in connection with the consumption of tobacco.
14. No person having a shop license to sell by retail shall
allow any liquors sold by him or in his possession, and for the
sale of which a license is required, to be consumed within his
shop, or within the building of which his shop forms a part, or
which communicates by any entrance with such shop, either
by the purchaser thereof or by any other person not usually
resident within such building ; and the shop in which he sells
liquor shall be open to the street so that any passer-by can
readily see the whole of the premises therein, either through
the window or door.
15. No wholesale license shall be granted to any person who
carries on a retail business of any kind on the premises for
which a license is sought.
16. The Licensing Board may by resolution endorse on any
license permission to the holder thereof or his assigns or legal
representatives, to remove from the house to which his license
applies to another house to be described in the endorsement,
and possessing all the accommodations required by law. Such
permission shall authorize the holder of the license to sell the
same liquors in the house mentioned in the endorsement during
the unexpired portion of the term for whjch the license was
granted, in the same manner and upon the same terms and
conditions; but no such permission shall be granted unless
and until the person applying therefor has filed with the
Licensing Board a report of the License Inspector containing
the information required by law in case of an application for a
license. i86
17. The number of licenses issued and to be issued in the
city shall be limited in manner following :—
(a.) The number of hotel licenses to be issued in the City
of Vancouver shall not exceed forty-five (45) until the population of the City of Vancouver shall be twenty thousand';
(20,000) or more population, and then only one additional
hotel license shall be granted by said Licensing Board for each
full one thousand (1,000) of population in excess of fifteen
thousand (15,000), the basis of said enumeration to be the
yearly census taken by the Assessor of the City of Vancouver,
who shall report to the Board not later than the 10th day of
June in each year.
(b.) The number of saloon licenses issued or to be issued
in the City of Vancouver shall not exceed twelve (12), and if at
any time this number should become reduced through revocation or other cause, no other or more saloon licenses shall be
granted by the Licensing Board of the City of Vancouver in
lieii of such revoked license.
(c.) The number of shop or retail licenses issued or to be
issued in the City of Vancouver shall not exceed six (6), and:
no other or more shop or retail liquor licenses shall be granted
in said city until the population of said city is ascertained (in
manner prescribed above) to be 15,000, and then only one-
additional shop or retail license shall be granted for each full
3,000 of population in excess of 15,000.
(d.) There shall be granted to four restaurants, or places
where meals are .served to parties at any hour of the day or
night, and whose furniture equipage, and apparatus for
carrying on each of said restaurants shall be of the value of
$2,000 a license to supply light wines, porter, and .beer by the
Dottle to customers at meals only in said restaurants ; and the
fee for such license shall be one hundred dollars annually, and
be paid as other liquor licenses are ; and said restaurants shall
be governed in every respect as to renewal, cancellation,
penalties, and otherwise as are hotels, saloons, and other places
where liquors are sold.
17a. The number of music hall licenses to be issued in the
City of Vancouver shall not exceed one.   i87
18. Kvery license issued shall be in force from the date of
its issue until and inclusive of the thirteenth day of the month
of June following, unless in the meantime revoked, cancelled,
or suspended by the Licensing Board, who shall have power to
revoke, suspend, or cancel the same.
19. No licenses shall be issued until the applicant has first
paid the license fees prescribed as payable by any by-laws of
the City of Vancouver for licenses for the sale of spirituous,
fermented and intoxicating liquors.
20. No person shall sell or offer for sale intoxicating liquors
of any kind without having first obtained a license authorizing
him to do so under this by-law ; but this section shall not
apply to sales under legal process, or for distress or sales by
assignees of insolvent debtors.
21. No person, having a license to sell by wholesale, shall
allow any liquor sold by him, or in his possession for sale, and
for the sale or disposal of which such license is required, to be
consumed within his warehouse or shop, or within any building
which forms part of, or is appurtenant to, or which communicates by any entrance with, any warehouse, shop, or other
premises wherein any article to be sold or disposed of under
such license is sold by retail, or wherein there are kept any-
broken packages of such articles.
22. No person, unless he is duly licensed as aforesaid, shall,
by any sign or notice, give the public to believe that he is so
licensed.
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No person shall keep or have in any house, building,
shop, eating house, or house of public entertainment, or in any
room or place whatsoever, for the purpose of selling, bartering,
or trading therein, any intoxicating liquor, unless he be duly
licensed for that purpose under the provisions of this by-law.
24. The preceding section shall not apply to prevent any
practising chemist or druggist, duly authorized under any Act
in force in the Province to dispense medicines, from keeping,
having or selling liquors for strictly medicinal purposes ; but
no such sale shall be made in packages of more than six
ounces at a time, except under a certificate from  a  registered i88
medical practitioner. A record of every sale or other disposal
of liquors so made, with the name of the person to whom sold
or disposed of, and the name of the medical man who granted
the certificate for same, (if any), shall be kept in a book
which may be inspected at all reasonable hours by the License
Inspector ; but no liquor so sold or disposed of shall be consumed on the premises on which same are sold.
25. All licenses and certificates of transfer of licenses shall
be constantly and conspicuously exposed in the licensed warehouses and shops, and in the bar-rooms of hotels and saloons,
restaurants and music hall.
26. Kvery hotel and saloon-keeper shall keep a lamp affixed
over the door of his licensed premises, or within twenty-feet
thereof, lighted during the whole of the night from dark to
daylight during the time of holding such license.
27. The Chairman of the Licensing Board, may by endorsement on the license, exempt any hotel or saloon-keeper from
compliance with this provision in cases where he thinks the
street or particular place where the licensed premises are
situate is otherwise sufficiently lighted.
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saloon licensed under this by-law.
kept in any hotel  or
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29. Kvery hotel, saloon, or shop-keeper who receives in payment or as a pledge for any liquors supplied in or from his
licensed premises anything but current money, or the debtor's
own cheque on a bank or banker, shall for each such offence
incur a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars, besides costs.
30. Any officer, policeman, constable or inspector may, for
the purpose of preventing or detecting the violation of any of
the provisions of this by-law which it is his duty to enforce,
at any time enter into any and every part of any hotel, saloon,
or other house of public entertainment, shop, warehouse, or
other place wherein refreshments or liquors are sold, or
reputed to be sold, whether under license or not, and may
.search every part thereof, and of the premises connected therewith, as he thinks necessary for the purpose aforesaid, and
every person who is therein and who refuses or fails to  admit  i 189
such officer, policeman, constable or inspector demanding to
enter in pursuance of this section in the execution of his duty,
or who obstructs, or attempts to obstruct, the entry of such
officer, policeman, constable or inspector, or any such search
as aforesaid, shall be subject to the penalties of this by-law.
31. No license shall be granted to any applicant under this
by-law who is not of the full age of twenty-one years.
32. Kvery person licensed under this by-law who permits
drunkenness or any violent, quarrelsome, riotous, or disorderly conduct to take place on his premises, or who sells or
delivers intoxicating liquors to any drunken person, or permits
any drunken person to consume any intoxicating liquor on his
premises, or permits persons of notoriously bad character to
assemble or meet on his premises, or permits any gambling or
any unlawful game to be played or carried on on his premises,
or who allows musical instruments to be played or exhibitions
or performances to be made in any bar-room or room where
liquors are sold, shall incur a penalty not exceeding fifty
dollars, with costs of prosecution.
33. Kvery person who makes, or uses, or allows to be made
or used, any internal communication between licensed premises
and any unlicensed premises which are used for public
entertainment or resort or as a refreshment room or house,
shall incur a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars for every day
during which such communication remains open.
34. Kvery hotel-keeper who fails or refuses, either personally or through anyone acting on his behalf, except for some
valid reason, to supply lodging or accommodation to any
person demanding the same, and every hotel-keeper who
refuses to supply meals to any person demanding the same,
shall be guilty of an offence under this by-law.
35. Kvery hotel authorized to be licensed under this by-law
shall contain, and during the continuance of the license
continue to contain, in addition to what is needed for the use
of the family of the hotel-keeper, not less than sixteen (16)
bed-rooms, each of which shall contain at all times at least
384 cubic feet of space for each person occupying the same,
and each room shall have a window to open at least  two  feet 190
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square, together with, in every case, a suitable complement of
bedding and furniture ; and every hotel, in addition thereto,
shall be and shall have during the continuance of the license
to the satisfaction of the Board a well appointed and sufficient
dining room in the same premises capable of seating the number of guests that can be ordinarily accommodated at the hotel,
with the appliances requisite for daily serving meals. Provided that if in the opinion of the Board the applicant for the
renewal of a license held by him at the date of passing this
by-law, has not sufficient number of rooms to qualify under
this by-law, the Board may grant a renewal of his license for
a period of time not to exceed six months within which the
qualifications shall be complied with ; and if the necessary
qualifications are not complied with by the end of the period
for which such renewal is granted, then the license shall be
ipso facto cancelled and revoked, and the licensee shall have
no renewal of a license to sell liquors on the premises.
35A. Kvery music hall authorized to be licensed under this
by-law shall contain adequate stage accommodation and equipment to enable the licensee to carry on performances for the
amusement and entertainment of the public, such stage accommodation and equipment shall be to the satisfaction of the
Licensing Board. No music hall authorized to be licensed
under this by-law shall contain boxes or retiring places in the
body of the hall in which the performances are carried on.
35b. No person licensed under this bjr-law shall permit,
surfer, or allow any female person to attend or appear at the
performances held in the music hall, excepting those who are
actually taking part in the .performances, and shall not permit
such female performer to frequent or be present in the body
of the said music hall, excepting on the stage thereof. And
the licensee shall not permit, allow, or suffer any person
attending the performances to remain in the music hall after
the hour of half past eleven o'clock of any night.
36. Any person who has lawfully obtained a license under
the provisions of this by-law may, on application to the
Licensing Board, and on payment of a fee of ten dollars
therefor, transfer said license to any other person, or to any
other premises, to be approved by said Board.  I m
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37. When in consequence of the death of the person holding
a license, or in case he being a tenant of the licensed premises
is ejected, or his lease expires by effluxion of time, or he
absconds or by operation of law is deprived of the licensed
premfses, the legal representatives of such persons, or the
landlords or other person interested in the premises, or the
assignee at law, may, on application to the Licensing Board,
notwithstanding the non-production of the license, obtain a
transfer of such license on such terms as to the said Board may
seem just, and for such transfer a fee of twenty dollars shall
be paid to said Board.
38. From and after the date of the passing hereof the
keeper of premises licensed under the provisions of this by-law,
to whom such license is issued, shall designate the licensed
premises under some distinctive name or sign, to be approved
of by the Licensing Board of the city, and shall not alter or
vary the same without the consent of the said Licensing
Board. A register shall be kept by the Inspector in which all
such names or signs, and a description of the premises to
which they apply, shall be kept. Kvery keeper of licensed
premises shall cause the name or sign by which his premises
are known to be entered in the said register, and a fee of one
dollar shall be paid by such keeper to the city for every entry
so made.
39. Any person maybe prosecutor or complainant under this
by-law. All convictions obtained under this by-law against
persons holding licenses shall be endorsed by the convicting
magistrates on the back of said licenses, and any license or
issued under this by-law shall become
whenever three convictions nnder this
been obtained and endorsed on the
back of any license certificate issued in accordance with
the terms of this by-law. All informations or complaints for
the prosecution of any offence against any of the provisions of
this by-law. shall be laid or made in writing within thirty
days after the commission of the offence.
renewal  of license
absolutely forfeited
bv-law   shall   have
40 For any and every violation of any part or portion of
this by-law for which no penalty or penalties are hereinbefore
imposed, a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars besides
costs may be imposed by the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or
Justice or Justices of the Peace convicting ; such penalty, with 192
costs to be levied by distress and sale of the goods and chattels
of the offender or offenders ; and in default of any or sufficient;
distress being  found,   imprisonment for  any  period not to:
exceed two months may be imposed in lieu of said penalty and
costs, unless the same be sooner paid.
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As Amended by By=Law No. 356, (B. C. Gazette, June 1st, 1893,
and June 18th, 1896]
A By-Law to Determine and Fix  the   Fees Payable
Upon Liquor License.
Whereas it is expedient to determine and fix the fees that
shall be hereinafter payable for licenses for the sale of spirituous, fermented or other intoxicating liquors to the Corporation, for purposes of municipal revenue;
Be* it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council, in open
meeting assembled, as follows :—
1. There shall be paid the following license fee or duty for
each license respectively from time to time issued by the
Licensing Board of the City of Vancouver :
Saloon licenses $j500
Hotel licenses  225
Wholesale licenses   150
Shop or retail licenses  300
Restaurant licenses  100
Transfer of license     10
and such duty shall be payable half-yearly to the City Treasurer, the first moiety or portion thereof to be paid prior to the
granting of the license, and the other half or moiety thereof
on or before the 31st December following, and if not paid on
these dates the said licenses shall become null and void. K
WfsT
INDKX.
By-Laws Preventing and Regulating— page.
Bicycles, Use of  132
Boulevards, Shade Trees  127
Bread, Weight and Sale of  54
Cow Byres and Stables  90
Klectric Lighting and Wiring  102
Fire Limits  158
Fencing Dangerous Places  169
Fire and Brection of Buildings  92
Guns, Use of  56
Health  64
Hotel Runners  126
Hotel Closing  130
Liquor Licenses  181
(Fees) *.... 193
Market  152
Milk Vendors  147
Parks  124
Plumbing  ' 134
Pound   and Animals Running at Large; Dog
lax  57
Proceedings of Council and Duties of Officers.... 3
Streets and Sidewalks, Use of  173
Sunday Closing  100
Trades' Licenses  38
* Trees aud Brush, Cutting and Burning  171
Waggon Tires, Width of  164
Water Works and Rates  112
■ Wash Houses, Krection and Continuance of  145
Weeds, Growth of  167
Vagrancy  122
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