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 2 Ed. 7 Columbia and Western Railway Land Grants. 1245
RETURN
To an Address to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, asking him to cause to be
laid before the House copies of all Orders in Council and correspondence between
the Government, or any member thereof, and any other person or company,
relating to the reservation of lots 4,593 and 4,594, South-East Kootenay District,
and to the granting of such lots, or any portion thereof, to the Columbia and
Western Railway Company or Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
By Command.
W. C. WELLS,
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
5th May, 1902.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honourable the Executive Council, approved by His
Honour the Lieutenant-Governor on the 11th day of August, 1890.
On a memorandum from the Honourable the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,
dated 2nd August, 1890, recommending that a block of land enclosed by the following boundaries be reserved from pre-emption and settlement until further notice, viz. :—
Commencing at a point on the eastern boundary of the Province of British Columbia, in
the Crow's Nest Pass; thence southerly along the eastern boundary to a point .on the 49th
parallel of latitude; thence west along the said parallel 25 miles; thence in a northerly
direction to the junction of Morrisey Creek with Elk Biver; thence easterly to the point of
commencement.
The Committee advise approval.
Certified.
(Signed)        J. D. Prentice,
Clerk Executive Council.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honourable the Executive  Council, approved by His
Honour the Lieutenant-Governor on the 4th day of September, 1901.
To   His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council:
The undersigned has the honour to report for the consideration of the Council the following:
That the enclosed Memorandum " A " shows the acreage to which the Columbia and
Western Bailway Company is entitled in respect of the first section of the line from Bossland
to Trail, and from Trail to Castlegar, and the deficiency arising after exhausting the area
available in alternate blocks along the first, third and fourth sections, and embodies a suggestion
that the necessary acreage be made up from the even numbered blocks from 2 to 24 inclusive,
alternating with the Government blocks along the first, third and fourth sections of the line,
as per accompanying plan, and thereon bordered in red, together with Blocks 26 and 28,
similarly bordered on such plan.
That the enclosed Memorandum " B" shows the acreage to which the Company is
entitled in respect of the third section of its railway, and the deficiency arising after the area
available in alternate blocks, bordered and coloured red on accompanying plan and numbered
30, 32, 34 and 36, has been exhausted, to the terminus of the located line through its fourth,
fifth and sixth sections, and proposes that this deficiency be made up from the lands indicated
on the accompanying plan marked C. & W. Deficiency Blocks 1 and 2, with descriptions
thereof herewith enclosed. 1246 Columbia and Western Railway Land Grants. 1902
And to recommend that the alternate and even numbered blocks, from 2 to 24 inclusive,
indicated by a red border on the accompanying plan, which, for the purpose of identification,
is dated and signed by the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, be granted to the
Company, and that the Company be permitted to make up the deficiency in area to which it
is entitled by a grant of the blocks referred to in the Memorandum " A " and " B " hereto
annexed, and indicated therein respectively as Blocks numbered 26 and 28, and as C. & W.
Ry. Deficiency Blocks 1 and 2, and the said grants be in full and final compensation and
satisfaction of all lands earned by the Company under the terms of its Subsidy Act in respect
of the first and third sections of the railway, and that Crown grants of the said alternate and
deficiency blocks be prepared according to the descriptions herewith enclosed, and that the
said Crown grants be subject to all existing royalties, or such royalties as may hereafter be
imposed by the Legislature, and that there shall be excepted thereout all such parcels of land as
were prior to the date of the approval of this Order alienated by sale, or were then and are now
legally and validly held against the Crown by pre-emption, lease, licence, or as mineral claims.
The Minister further recommends that a certified copy of this Minute, if approved,
together with a copy of the plan and description herein referred to, similarly dated and
initialed, be handed to the Company.
Dated this 10th day of August, A. D. 1901.
(Signed)        W. C. Wells,
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Approved this 10th day of August, A. D. 1901.
(Signed)        J. H. Turner,
Presiding Member of the Executive Council.
Certified.
(Signed)        J. D. Prentice,
Clerk Executive Council.
"A."
Memo. Re the Columbia and Western Bailway Land Grant.
First Section.
There has been constructed from— Acres.
Rossland to Trail, 13.8 miles of road at 10,240 acres    141,312
Trail to Castlegar, 20.1 „ 20,000    ,,         402,000
Total acreage earned, First Section    543,312
The area in alternate blocks, even numbered 2 to 24, inclusive, and
bordered red on the plan attached to this memo, aggregate. . .   531,200
Lands already alienated :
Pre-emption, purchase, etc  25,000
Mineral claims  37,500
Area Arrow Lake  5,000
Area Christina Lake  5,000
Total alienations ,  72,500
Total available area  458,700
Deficiency, First Section      84,612
This deficiency it is proposed should be made up out of blocks, one 6 by 6
miles square, and one 6 by 16 miles square, and shown on plan as numbers 26
and 28.
6 by   6 miles = 36 square miles = 23,040 acres. ) „. . an
6 by 16    „    =96    '      „ =61,440    „     f       H4'48U
Deficiency unprovided for  132 2 Ed. 7 Columbia and Western Railway Land Grants. 1247
" B."
Memo. Re the Columbia and Western Bailway Land Grant.
Section Three.
Acres.
There has been constructed from Castlegar to a point near Christina Lake,
53 miles of road at 20,000 acres per mile    1,060,000
Available area in alternate blocks, as shown on plan of located line from
Rock Creek to Penticton, as follows :—
Block No. 30    12,480
„        32    68,480
34    30,720
36    67,160
  178,840
Alienations :
Block No. 30         320
32      1,500
.,        34     5,760
36     7,748
 15,328
Total available in alternate blocks  163,512
Deficiency       896,488
This deficiency is proposed to be made up by Blocks 1 and 2, indicated on
accompanying plan and thereon tinted red, and containing, approximately        625,760
Deficiency unprovided for      270,728
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honourable the Executive Council, approved by His
Honour the Lieutenant-Governor on the 18th day of March, 1902.
To His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in Council :
The undersigned has the honour to recommend that the Order in Council approved by
His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor on the 4th of September, 1901, and numbered 393, on
the subject of the Columbia and Western Bailway Land Subsidy, be rescinded in so far as, but
no further than, it relates to the deficiency blocks 1 and 2 therein referred to and indicated
by a plan marked C.
Dated this 18th day of March, A.D. 1902.
(Signed)    W. C.  Wells,
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Approved this 18th day of March, A.D. 1902.
(Signed)    James Dunsmuir,
Presiding Mendyer of the Executive Council.
Certified.
(Signed)        J. D.  Prentice,
Clerk Executive Council.
victoria, b. c. :
Printed by Richard Wolfenden, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1902. 

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