Item is a four page, handwritten paper regarding Azilda, Ontario. This paper includes the history of Azilda, its geography and landscape, the French-Canadian and Finnish families who made up the majority of the inhabitants and the town's agricultural economy.
Series consists of a letter dated April 6, 1939, to Matti Kantokoski from E.D. Wilkins, Clerk of the Peace, with his Certificate of Naturalization (dated March 30, 1939) attached; and a certificate of greetings from the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.) to Matti Kantokoski on the occasion of him becoming a British subject and Canadian citizen by naturalization in Sudbury, Ontario.
Series consists of an annotated Ontario Department of Mines Certificate of Mine Rescue Training issued to J.H. Heit of Falconbridge, Ontario in June 1948 by Chief Inspector of Mines W.O. Tower and Superintendant of Rescue Station G.G. McPhail. The certificate signified the completion of mine rescue apparatus training at the Sudbury Rescue Station. Training included hard labour in noxious and irrespirable gases and the participant was required to give evidence of being qualified to care for and use rescue apparatuses in mines (basic training). This certificate includes three seals signifying completion of additional training; The Standard Mine Rescue Training seal (in the colour red) dated 1949 and signed by Rescue Station Superintendent G.G. McPhail, the Advanced Mine Rescue Training seal (in a gold) dated 1951 and signed by Inspector of Rescue Training P.C. Smith, and the Supervisory Advanced Mine Rescue Training seal (in gold) dated 1961 and signed by Inspector of Rescue Training G.G. McPhail.
Item consists of a typewritten, annotated paper, written in the format of a speech, which was most likely presented to the group at one of their monthly meetings. The paper outlines the growth and development of Chelmsford, Ontario during that time period (1950's) and focuses on such events as the laying of new roads, the creation of a new sewage system, the opening of new subdivisions, improvements to the local churches and the work being done by local groups and sports teams, such as the Lion's Club, the Women's Institute, the Girl Guides and the high school hockey team.