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Mr. Bunker will employ good men at $3 a day, but no cultus men at any price

A nice bit of Chinook creeping into local English in the Kootenays: The Nelson (BC) Miner of Saturday, July 19th, 1890 run an article at the top of the middle of three columns on page… Continue reading

Disgust with MP’s acting like high muck-a-mucks

A hundred and sixteen summers ago, they had the same discontents. In BC, what were they complaining about? “High muck-a-mucks” in the Dominion parliament! This is one of the earlier instances I’ve been… Continue reading

Trophy hunter meets Klootchman, a story of initiative

The excellent little North Columbia Monthly newspaper has a column “North of the Border” by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes. Each month, she explores Sinixt (Lakes) Salish people’s relationship with their environment. For July 2013, Pearkes focuses… Continue reading

“Stalking the Haplocerus in the Selkirks” by W.A. Baillie-Grohman

“Stalking the Haplocerus in the Selkirks” by W.A. Baillie-Grohman. From The English Illustrated Magazine, May 1895, page 127-133. This is one of those great old outdoors narratives in a gentlemen’s hunting (&c.) magazine.  It’s about… Continue reading

Leon Fouquet OMI 1831-1912

Some useful information on this French missionary from Thomas Anthony Lascelles’ 1986 Simon Fraser University MA thesis, “Leon Fouquet and the Kootenay Indians, 1874-1887” (download it): Page 10 — In 1859, based in… Continue reading