CHAPTER 56.

An Act to amend the "Crow's Nest and Kootenay Lake Railway Company Act, 1888."

[20th April, 1891.]

WHEREAS a Petition has been presented by the Crow's Nest and Kootenay Lake Railway Company, praying, that the powers of the Company may be increased, the name changed, and the Act of Incorporation amended accordingly:

And whereas it is expedient to grant the prayer of the said Petition:

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

  1. Section I of the "Crow's Nest and Kootenay Lake Railway Company Act, 1888, is hereby amended by striking, out the words in the seventh and eighth lines thereof "the Crow's Nest and Kootenay Lake Railway Company," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "the British Columbia Southern Railway Company," and wherever in the said Act, and the title thereto, the words "the Crow's Nest and Kootenay Lake Railway Company" appear, they shall be struck out and the words "the British Columbia Southern Railway Company" shall be read in lieu thereof.


  2. The said Company may, in addition to the powers already conferred upon them, lay out, construct, maintain, equip, and operate a line of railway from a point on the Lower Kootenay River, thence to the Columbia River, in the neighbourhood of Fort Sheppard, with a branch line to Nelson, via Salmon River.


  3. The said Company may further lay out, construct, maintain, equip and operate a line of railway from the Columbia River, in the neighbourhood of Fort Sheppard, by a convenient route, to Hope, on the Fraser; thence following the south side of the Fraser River to a favourable place for crossing to the City of New Westminster; thence to a suitable terminus on Burrard Inlet.


  4. The said Company may also lay out, construct, maintain, equip and operate a branch line from Elk River, to Tobacco Plains, near the 49th parallel.


  5. Nothing in this Act contained, shall be construed to increase the rights, powers, and privileges of the Crow's Nest and Kootenay Lake Railway Company, under the "Railway Aid Act 1890," or to extend the aid granted by the said Act to the lines authorized to be constructed by this Act.


  6. All rights, powers, and privileges required by, and all duties and obligations devolving, upon, the Crow's Nest and Kootenay Lake Railway Company shall be enjoyed by and devolve upon the British Columbia Southern Railway Company.


  7. The Act hereby amended, hereafter to be known as the British Columbia Southern Railway Company Act, 1888," and an Act passed in amendment thereof in 1890, chap. 63, and this Act, shall be read together as one Act.


  8. This Act may be cited as the British Columbia Southern Railway Act Amendment Act, 1891."

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