WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA—What are the wages paid laborers on railroad construction and other work in British Columbia?
Prevailing wages here for laborers is 35 cents per hour. The Copper River and Northwestern Ry. Employs quite a number as it is a very difficult road to operate, they having to contend with land and snow slides and keeping the roadbed up to standard to get their heavy rolling stock and heavy copper trains to tidewater, making demand for labor. It does not get very cold here as generally supposed. This side of the coast we get lots of snow and rain during winter months. First class board is obtained for $35 per month. Meals in restaurants are 50 cents each and leas. Room rent ranges from $7 to $25 per month.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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