1966 Vic­to­ria County Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil

The Victoria Standard - - Culture / History - JOAN MACINNES

This pho­to­graph of the Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil was taken in Fe­bru­ary of 1966 (over half a cen­tury ago). It was taken dur­ing the an­nual week-long coun­cil ses­sions held in the month of Fe­bru­ary.

It was the last big coun­cil which con­sisted of nine­teen coun­cil­lors . At that time, there were eigh­teen dis­tricts with In­go­nish di­vided into two sep­a­rate ar­eas – 7A and 7B. Elected in the fall of 1964, the coun­cil­lors term be­gan in Fe­bru­ary, 1965, for a pe­riod of three years.

In the lat­ter part of 1967, the num­ber of dis­tricts and coun­cil­lors had been down­sized from eigh­teen to twelve. Then in Novem­ber 2000, a fur­ther down­siz­ing re­duced the num­ber of dis­tricts and coun­cil­lors to the eight cur­rently in place to­day.

When the photo was taken, the war­den was John R. Fraser ( front row cen­tre) rep­re­sent­ing the dis­trict of Boularderie. He was elected in 1956 and served un­til the au­tumn of 1976. For eight of those twenty years, he was war­den be­tween 1959 and 1967.

The read­ers will no­tice that there are two coun­cil­lors not iden­ti­fied - ac­tu­ally I know their names and their dis­tricts but, I do not know who is who. The gentle­men in ques­tion are: John C. Ma­clean , Dis­trict 7A – North In­go­nish , and, James G. Macaskill. Dis­trict 9, Bay St. Lawrence. If any­one can help, please con­tact me.

Mem­bers of the Vic­to­ria County Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil in 1966 in­cluded, front row (L-R): Neil A. Ma­cleod, South Haven; Mur­doch J. Macrae, Mid­dle River; R. Fisher Hud­son, County So­lic­i­tor; John R. Fraser, Boularderie; Daniel L. Ma­caulay, Clerk/trea­surer; Sandy Bain, New Camp­bell­ton; and, Dun­can F. Buchanan, Big Baddeck. Mid­dle row: L-R: Richard Hunt, North­side Lit­tle Nar­rows; Wil­liam F. Dun­phy, South In­go­nish; Ed­ward H. Bur­ton, Cape North; (uniden­ti­fied); Don­ald Walker, Iona; Ken­neth Math­e­son, South­side Lit­tle Nar­rows; (uniden­ti­fied); and Alexan­der Smith, North Shore. Back row: L-R: Don­ald M. Ni­chol­son, English­town; Neil S. Ma­clean, Washabuck; Daniel J. Camp­bell, Big Bras d”or; Daniel D. Ma­caulay, Baddeck; Frank Dowl­ing, Neil’s Har­bour; and, An­gus J. Mor­ri­son, North River. Pho­to­graph is cour­tesy of Dar­ren and Lauri Ma­caulay, Baddeck.

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