Some Ecological Factors Affecting the Input and Population Levels of Total
and Faecal Coliforms and Salmonella in Twelve Mile Creek, Lake Ontario and
Sewage Waters Near St. Catharines, Ontario. Supervisor: Dr. M. Helder.
The present study was undertaken to investigate the role of some
ecological factors on sewage-Dorne bacteria in waters near St. Catharines,
Ontario. Total and faecal coliform levels and the presence of Salmonella
were monitored for a period of a year along with determination of temperature,
pH, dissolved oxygen, total dissolved solids, nitrate N, total phosphate
P and ammonium N. Bacteriological tests for coliform analysis were
done according to APHA Standard Methods by the membrane filtration technique.
The grab sampling technique was employed for all sampling.
Four sample sites were chosen in the Port Dalhousie beach area to
determine what bacteriological or physical relationship the sites had to
each other. The sample sites chosen were the sewage inflow to and the
effluent from the St. Catharines (Port Dalhousie) Pollution Control Plant,
Twelve Mile Creek below the sewage outfall and Lake Ontario at the Lakeside
Park beach. The sewage outfall was located in Twelve Mile Creek, approximately
80 meters from the creek junction with the beach and piers on Lake
Ontario. Twelve Mile Creek normally carried a large volume of water from
the WeIland Canal which was diverted through the DeCew Generating Station
located on the Niagara Escarpment. An additional sample site...
Charles Bell is pictured in this black and white undated photograph with his horse and cart. Mr. Bell ran an ice and coal business on Geneva St. in St. Catharines, Ontario. This photograph was in the possession of the Rick Bell family, of St. Catharines.Handwritten inscription on the reverse reads:
"Grandpa Charles Bell ran ice and coal business, Geneva St. St. Catharines"
The St. Catharines Standard started publication in 1891 under W.B. Burgoyne. It was subsequently purchased by Southam Newspapers, then Canwest Global Communications. Osprey Media took over the publication until June 1, 2007 when Quebecor acquired the company. The St. Catharines Standard celebrated its centennial in 1991 with mobile displays, a centennial logo and slogan, a Christmas card, an advertising campaign, a video and a centennial theme to regular promotions. As part of the activities, the Standard commissioned Brock University to produce a history of St. Catharines. This book entitled St. Catharines Canada’s Canal City is a popular book rather than an academic text. The authors have woven together stories of the past and present to showcase the character and personality of St. Catharines. The book is full of maps and photographs, many of which had not been seen in print before this time.; Contains materials relating to the centennial of the St. Catharines Standard. The materials included are media releases, clippings, correspondence, and promotional materials.
Most of these documents refer to a tract of land located on the intersection of King and Court Streets (part of the Lawrie plan) and Carter properties in St. Catharines Ontario. The Security Loan and Savings Company of St. Catharines existed between 1870 and 1906. Thomas Rodman Merritt was the president.; 28 documents including deeds of land, mortgages, agreements and last will and testaments.
The University Women’s Club of St. Catharines was founded in 1921, two years after the formation of its national affiliate, the Canadian Federation of University Women. Membership was limited to women with university degrees. In early 2000 the constitution was expanded to include professions that now require university or college degrees. Associate members (non-voting) and student members were also accepted in 2007 by our local club. The purposes of the club are to assist in maintaining high standards of education in Canada, to stimulate members’ interest and participation in public affairs, to provide an opportunity for collective action, and to facilitate intellectual and social pursuits among members. The club takes an active interest in the status of women, provides scholarships at the university and high school levels, encourages reading in the formative years, makes charitable donations to support women and children’s services. In 1988 our club changed its name to Canadian Federation of University Women – St. Catharines at the direction of the National Office of CFUW.; Includes administrative records (constitution, minutes, financial statements, membership lists), newsletters, interest groups, projects, briefs, conference proceedings...
A wild bee community in southern St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, was studied from 2003 to 2012 to analyze the effects of primary succession on abundance and diversity. At a former landfill site near Brock University, which previously contained no bees, the number of bees and bee species was expected to increase rapidly following measures to restore the site to grassy meadow habitat. The Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis (IDH) states that over time, succession occurs. Abundance and diversity increase initially and peak when pioneers coexist with specialized species, then decline because of competitive exclusion. Alternatively, abundance and diversity may continue to increase and stabilize without declining. Bees were sampled repeatedly among years from newer restoration sites (revegetated in 2003), older restoration sites on the periphery of the former landfill (revegetated in 2000), and nearby low disturbance grassy field (i.e. control) sites. In the newer sites, bee abundance and diversity increased then decreased while in older restoration and control sites mainly decreased. This pattern of succession matches the general predictions of the IDH, although declines were at least partially related to drought. By 2006, total bee abundance levels converged among all sites...
The booklet is a printed set of rules and regulations for the St. Catharines Club. It is pocket size and has several blank pages in the back. The blank pages have handwritten names including H.K. Woodruff. Also included in the booklet are lists of past officers. R. Woodruff is listed as president in 1883, and H.K. Woodruff is listed as a committee member in 1885 and 1886.
Indenture of agreement between Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff of St. Catharines and the Corporation of the City of St. Catharines regarding part of Lot no. 20 in the 5th Concession in the Township of Grantham - instrument no. 1013, December 8, 1877.
Indenture of deed of land situate between The St. Catharines and Niagara Central Railway
Company and Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff of St. Catharines regarding parts of Lots no. 12 and 13
30 in the 8th Concession of the Township of Grantham. This was registered at Merritton on Feb. 2,
1891 – instrument no. 1021, Aug. 16, 1890.
An unidentified young woman is featured in this black and white cabinet card by photographer C. Arthur, of St. Catharines, Ontario. The address of Mr. Arthur's studio is printed along the bottom of the photograph. This photograph was among the family memorabilia owned by Iris Sloman Bell of St. Catharines. The Sloman - Bell families include relatives who were former African American slaves who settled in Canada.Charles A. Arthur is listed as a photographer in St. Catharines from 1880 - 1883 and Charles P. Arthur (possibly a son?) was a photographer in the same city in 1898.
Source: Phillips, Glen C. The Ontario photographers list (1851-1900). Sarnia: Iron Gate Publishing Co., 1990.
A drawing done on paper 50cm x 45cm and mounted in a frame under glass. This is a drawing of a meeting held at the St. Catharines House on February 26, 1849. The drawing was done from memory by W. Osborn who has signed the picture on one of the pillars on the right hand side of the picture. The caption under the picture reads "Act 1st Scene 1st". There is some dialogue, "Woodruff - 'He says gentlemen, my son holds an office under Government, of 400 pounds per year - he forgot to tell you, he sold his constituents at Cornwall' - Macdonald 'You're a liar'". The artist portrays a fight breaking out and lists the characters as Boyd , Rykert, Hobdon, Foley, The Sheriff, Woodruff, J.W.O. Clarke, McDonald, Lamb, Hamilton and Hathaway. There are some very slight wrinkles and tears in the drawing. They do not affect the drawing. [Rolland MacDonald (1810-1881) represented Cornwall in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1844-1846. He was called to the bar in 1832 and set up practice in St. Catharines. The quote on the drawing concerns the constituents at Cornwall. This meeting was covered in reports in the St. Catharines Journal on: March 1, March 8, march 15 and march 22, 1849. There is also an excerpt in William Hamilton Merritt's diary noting the riot and the sketch by Osborn].
Indenture with the letterhead “St. Catharines Cemetery” (this is a photocopy) between the rector
and church wardens of St. George’s Church, St. Catharines and Ann S. Sanderson of St. Catharines.
The deed is for 208 square feet commencing at a lot purchased by S.D. Woodruff in part of section
P – cemetery deed no. is 134, Jan. 23, 1861.
Indenture with the letterhead “St. Catharines Cemetery” between the rector and church wardens
of St. George’s Church, St. Catharines and Henry C. Woodruff of the Township of Niagara. The
deed is for 538 square feet in Lots 1 and 2 in division no. 13 in section M of the St. Catharines
Cemetery. The cemetery deed no. is 530, July 7, 1869.
Indenture with the letterhead “St. Catharines Cemetery” between the Town Council of St.
Catharines and Joel Phelps of St. Catharines. The deed is for 108 square feet for Lot no.3 in division
3 in section P of the St. Catharines Cemetery. The deed no. is 847, June 11, 1874.
1 handwritten list of records of deeds for graves in the public cemetery of St. Catharines including:
Deed no.133 between the Rector of St. George’s Church in St. Catharines and Samuel DeVeaux
Woodruff for 480 square feet in section P. Deed no. 134 between the Rector and church wardens
of St. George’s Church and Anne S. Sanderson for 208 square feet in section P and Deed no. 1235
between the City Council of St. Catharines and Samuel D. Woodruff for 336 square feet in section
P, 1861, 1883.