TEX YE A.I? S' PROGRESS. After 10 years’ absence I expensed to see great- change in <'nnadiau chics," hei narked Mr Tii. I)e hcjityver, an Auckland merchant, who returned by the Niagara, from Vancouver on Monday last. “ hut I was astonished at the advancement winch had been made, particularly tn Vancouver and the western cities, such as ('akoarv. Medic,ne Hat. and Winnipeg. ’ 'leu vears ago Vancouver was a rising city oi 54.000 inhabit ants, and now it had 175.000. I'aigary, which w£a a, straggling place of about 5,000 people, had now Bo,OAa The eastern cities had also increased largely in population. Toronto, imm 550.000 inhabitants, had risen to noarlv 550.000. and Montreal from 600,000 to 650,000 or 700,000. A matter which struck .Mr lip, Schtyvcr in connection with all the. eastern cities was the splendid lighting of the streets. The lighting was done by 7 the rnunicipaliu?s themselves. who used the- hydro-power, supplied by the Provincial Commission. As a rule, a mnuieirality contracted with the commission for a certain amount of power, and this was sublet to manufacturers during the day-time. The profit made allowed the municipality to light the streets in a. must Lavish manner. Tha little township of Waterloo had its ma n street of half a mile in length, lighted by 212 electric lamps of very high power. Notwithstanding this. Waterloo showed on its eJcetrio account an average profit of 300 dollars per month, after all expenses had been deducted. This, said Mr JJe -Schryvcr. opened up a splendid vista for the lighting of the. North Island of N’ew Zealand as soon as the harnessing of the Huka Falls had become <i.n ae-an-pi is.be d fact.
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CANADIAN CITIES, Evening Star, Issue 15702, 16 January 1915