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DOMINION OF CANADA
PASSED IN THE SESSION HELD IN THE
SIXTIETH AND SIXTY-FIRST YEARS OF THE REIGN OF HER MAJESTY
SECOND SESSION OF THE EIGHTH PARLIAMENT
Begun and holden at Ottawa, on the Twenty-fifth day of March, and
closed by Prorogation on the Twenty-ninth day of June, 1897
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR JOHN CAMPBELL HAMILTON-GORDON, EARL OF ABERDEEN
ANNO DOMINI 1897
(Assented to 21st May, 1897.] WHEREAS the Atikokan Iron Range Railway Company Preamble. W has, by its petition, prayed that the Act incorporating the said Company be revived and amended as hereinafter set forth, and it is expedient to grant the prayer of the said petition: Therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, cnacts as follows :
ed for construction of
1. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Act to incor- Time extendporate the Atikokan Iron Range Railway Company, being st chapter sixty-one of the statutes of 1891, is hereby revived railway. and declared to be in force, and the time limited for the 1891, c. 61
foon revived. commencement of the said railway, and expenditure of fifteen " per cent of the amount of the capital stock required by section eighty-nine of The Railway Act, is hereby extended 1888, c. 29. for the period of two years from the passing of this Act; and if such expenditure is not so made, and if the railway is not completed within five years from the passing of this Act, then the powers of construction granted to the said Company shall cease and be null and void as respects so much of the railway as then remains uncompleted.
OTTAWA: Printed by SAMUEL Edward Dawson, Law Printer to the Queen's
most Excellent Majesty.
fed the said Cohern Railway
the said Acts c. he
[Assented to 29th June, 1897.) WHEREAS the British Columbia Southern Railway Com- Preamble.
pany has, by its petition, represented that it was incorporated by an Act of the Legislature of the province of British B.C., 1888, Columbia, being chapter forty-four of the statutes of 1888, c. 44. under the name of “The Crow's Nest and Kootenay Lake Railway Company,”—that the said Act was amended by chapter sixty-three of the statutes of 1890,—that the said Acts B.C., 1890, were amended and the said Company's name was changed to c. 63. " The British Columbia Southern Railway Company,” by chapter fifty-six of the statutes of 1891,—that the said Acts B.C., 1891, were further amended by chapter forty-seven of the statutes C. 56. of 1893,—that the said Acts were consolidated by chapter B.C., 1893, fifty-three of the statutes of 1894,—that by the said Acts the “o * said Company is authorized to build its railway, of a gauge of B.C., 1894, not less than three feet, from the eastern boundary of British
"Line of railColumbia to New Westminster, in three sections, and a branch, way described as follows:
(a.) The Eastern Section to consist of that portion of the Eastern said railway commencing at the junction of Summit Creek se with Michel Creek, thence by way of Michel Creek to Elk River and the Upper Kootenay River, with power to go to the forty-ninth parallel and the Tobacco Plains;
(6.) The Central Section to consist of that portion of the Central railway commencing at a point on the Elk River, near the junction of the Elk River with the Kootenay River, thence in a northerly direction to a point at or near Cranbrook, thence by the Moyee Pass to the Lower Kootenay River, or by the alternative route from Cranbrook by way of St. Mary's River to Pilot Bay on Kootenay Lake, or to the Lardo River;
(c.) The Western Section to consist of that portion of the Western railway commencing from the western terminus of the Central Section to the coast, by the most convenient route, to a favourable place for crossing the Fraser River to the city of New