Mr. Stupart, the meteorological director, has been for some years advising the department to construct an observatory on one of the mountain peaks near Banff. So far, I have not been able to get the vote, but this year I have been successful. The observer has visited the peaks, and he has reported to Mr. Stupart, who has decided that Sulphur Mountain, while not the highest, is the most practical point for the work. It will cost about $1,000 to put up a building, which will be of stone, that being more suitable for the work than wood. About $1,000 will be spent in scientific instruments. But the most expensive item will be at least $2,000 for a cable containing the wires that electrically connect the instruments at the top of the mountain with the recording instruments at the base. The building will be constructed under the supervision of the Banff park superintendent.
May 13, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)
Topic: SUPPLY-REMOUNT STATIONS.