Sam McBride

Thomas d’Aquino was born in Trail

D’Aquino spent formative years in Nelson

News that Zoë Caron is working for Prime Minister Trudeau reminded me of another LVR grad who worked for another prime minister.

Thomas d’Aquino was born in Trail
As Nelson High School closed and L.V. Rogers secondary opened in 1956

1956 yearbook highlighted turning point in Nelson history

One of my favourite local history publications was put together by Nelson teenagers 60 years ago.

As Nelson High School closed and L.V. Rogers secondary opened in 1956
Edgar Dewdney is seen in 1912

Dewdney Trail almost went through Nelson

“The scenery on both sides of the lake is very bold and grand.” So said Edgar Dewdney in a letter after canoeing Kootenay Lake in 1865.

Edgar Dewdney is seen in 1912
Marion McPhail

The Nelson woman who hated being famous

Marion McPhail’s claim to fame as the youngest survivor of the Frank Slide brought her no joy.

Marion McPhail