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Arctic Red Spring III 1957
N-1996-005: 0002 · Item · 1957
Part of Robert C. Knights fonds

[This film includes footage of the RCMP detachment, single quarters, warehouses, and Special Constable's house in Arctic Red River (now Tsiigehtchic) in winter. View of the Hudson Bay house and store. Joe Jerome with dog team and younger brother, who picks up dog whip. View of Tsiigehtchic in winter from a variety of viewpoints. Betty Jerome with RCMP dogs. View of the RCMP dog pens and dogs. Joe Natze holds puppies.

Corporal Roger Moore greeting court party. Wardair Otter airplane (CF-IFP) on skis leaving Tsiigehtchic.

NWT Mace being carried by R.C. Knights in red serge uniform, Commissioner Robertson walking behind, in late August 1956, for NWT Council session. View of a floatplane taxiing.

Note that the final 1:29 of the film, which includes footage of the examination and transportation of a dead body, is not available online.]

Knights, Robert C.
N-1996-005: 0001 · Item · 1956-1957
Part of Robert C. Knights fonds

[This film includes footage of RCMP Beech 18 airplane (CF-MPI) which R.C. Knights and other RCMP staff posted to the Western Arctic took on June 2, 1956, flying from Edmonton to Fort Smith. RCMP members at the airport are Ken Allen and John Walsh.

After 10 days they flew to Hay River to wait another four days for the RCMP schooner Aklavik II to arrive, bringing out those staff who had finished their 3 year tour and take new staff north. Two members painting the detachment roof are John White and Ken Allen. The RCMP speedboat footage is shot near Hay River, and the waterfall is Alexandra Falls.

The group departed Hay River on June 22nd 1956, with John Walsh and Bill Storr seen on board, towing a new RCMP schooner for Herschel Island. Barges and tug (possibly the Expeditor?) seen on the Mackenzie River. Sunset in Fort Simpson.

View of Tulita (formerly Fort Norman) and Bear Rock. View of Norman Wells shoreline, the Mackenzie River Ramparts, Fort Good Hope, and leaving Tsiigehtchic (formerly Arctic Red River).

On July 18, 1956 R.C. Knights was sent from Aklavik to East Three to open the first RCMP outpost in what would become Inuvik. A crane unloading lumber in East Three from barge to truck. Father Bern Will Brown's house is seen behind the truck and crane. Construction of new dock at East Three.

The first NWT Council sessions held in the Western Arctic opened on August 23rd, 1956 and finished August 31st. Footage of flying RCMP Commissioner Nicholson (a member of NWT Council) via RCMP Norseman airplane to Whitefish Station, Tuktoyaktuk and back to East Three (Inuvik).

Footage of Commissioner, Special Constable Otto Binder and Constable John Walsh shown walking around and looking at sled dogs and whale meat and maktak at Whitefish Station. Footage of Inuvialuit people at Whitefish Station. Aerial views of pingos and communities in Tuktoyaktuk region.

View of the RCMP Schooner Aklavik II leaving Tsiigehtchic (formerly Arctic Red River) for Aklavik. View of canoes and boats on shore below Tsiigehtchic. View of the Arctic Red River frozen. Mike Sheridan with caterpillar tractor. Special Constable Andre Jerome fishing for winter dog food supply, making stick fish. View of sled dogs eating fish. Mike Sheridan hauling stick fish to detachment with caterpillar tractor. Special Constable Andre Jerome cutting and hauling winter water supply in ice blocks. Sunset.]

Knights, Robert C.
N-1996-005: 0003 · Item · 1956-1957
Part of Robert C. Knights fonds

[This film includes footage of Special Constable Andre Jerome harnessing and running dog teams on trails through bush on a Sunday exercise run close to Tsiigehtchic (previously Arctic Red River), likely with Corporal Roger Moore.

Canadian Pacific Otter airplane (CF-CZO) on river on skis.

Andre Jerome hooking up sled dogs for patrol to Fort McPherson with Corporal Roger Moore.

View of the Mackenzie River frozen, and the Arctic Red broken but held back. Andre Jerome looking at the Arctic Red River. View of the Mackenzie break up. View of flooding damage in Tsiigehtchic. View of floatplane CF-CZO arriving and leaving.]

Knights, Robert C.