The Red River Expedition of 1870

“Much is written of Canada’s take-over of the Red River Settlement in 1870 but little about the 1st expeditionary force to slog through wilderness to get there. Paul McNicholl’s (l.) reveals the details.FULL STORY

 

 

Silver Donald Cameron (1937 – 2020)

June 19th, 2020

The maritime writer known as Silver Donald Cameron died on June 1, 2020 in Halifax from complications arising from lung cancer. Born in Toronto, he was raised in the Vancouver area from the age of two. He attended UBC (where he also taught for a short time) but moved to Halifax in the 1960s, settling in Cape Breton in 1971. Cameron’s profiles of distinctly West Coast personalities, Seasons in the Rain: An Ex-Patriate’s Notes on British Columbia (McClelland & Stewart 1978), includes a rare profile of publisher David Hancock and an admiring description of Hubert Evans.

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