CHAP. 27.

An Act respecting a grant of land for right of way and terminal purposes to the Crow's Nest and Kootenay Lake Railway Company, British Columbia.

[28th April, 1888.]

WHEREAS it is expedient to aid in the construction of the Crow's West and Kootonay Lake Railway, by a grant of public lands for a right of way along the line of the said railway, and for terminal and other purposes:

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

  1. The said Company shall, subject as hereinafter mentioned, receive a grant of—
  2. (a.)   A right of way through the lands of the Crown, ninety-nine feet in width, along, the line of the said proposed railway, from the point of commencement in Crow's Nest Pass to a point on the Lower Kootenay River, between the 49th parallel of north latitude and Kootenay Lake:

    (b.)   Such Crown lands as may be necessary for terminal purposes, sidings, stations, sheds, wharves, warehouses, embankments, bridges, culverts, drains, and other works and approaches thereto.
  3. As soon as the Company shall, within the time mentioned in section 24 of the "Crow's Nest and Kootenay Lake Railway Company Act, 1888," aforesaid, have finally located their line of railway, and have filed a plan of same and of other lands required for terminal and other purposes as aforesaid with the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, in Victoria., British Columbia, Government shall set apart and reserve such lands; and so soon as the railway shall be in running order to the satisfaction of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, the Government of British Columbia shall convey the lands mentioned in subsections (a) and (b) of section 1 of this Act to the Company.
  4. The grant of land as aforesaid shall not include the minerals, nor shall any vested rights be interfered with.

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