Jim Uhlman – Pilot Making Aviation History First Arctic Coast flight made by Lac du Bonnet man Provided By Marc Zienkiewicz (Spring 2009 – Experience Lac du Bonnet) Lac du Bonnet certainly has a colourful history when it comes to aviation, being the site of the first airmail delivery flight in Canada, not to mention … [Read more…]
Paul Piel Dow – Inventor Paul Piel Dow was born and educated in Gibson, New Brunswick. He became a highly skilled telegrapher though he had no formal training in the electrical or radio field. In 1928-29, while working with the late James A Richardson of Winnipeg, he pioneered the use of short-wave radio for intercity … [Read more…]
Sgt. R. H. Nicholson – R.C.M.P. R.C.M.P. Annual Report, 1928 (excerpt) “On December 31, 1928, Sgt. R. H. Nicholson, in charge of the Lac du Bonnet detachment, was shot and mortally wounded while raiding an illicit still, thereby adding one more to the list of members of the Force who have fallen in the discharge … [Read more…]
JOHN DUNCAN McARTHUR July 25, 1854 – January 10, 1927 Entrepreneur: John Duncan McArthur was born on the family farm in Lancaster, Glengarry County, Canada West,(Ontario after 1867), where he grew up, was educated and married Mary McIntosh. At age 25 he came west and around 1880 was cutting logs in, what is today, the … [Read more…]
WALTER WARDROP SR. April 12, 1854 – 1942 Entrepreneur: Walter Wardrop Sr. was born on August 27, 1854 in Paris, Ontario, the son of John Wardrop, a Cotton (hand loom) weaver and wife Janet Barr. His mother died when he was three weeks old and he was raised by his grandmother, Mary Wardrop, in Port … [Read more…]
ALEX McINTOSH September 04, 1889 – February 18, 1982 Entrepreneur: Alex McIntosh was born on a farm in Lancaster Township, Glengarry County, Ontario, the son of Scottish immigrants who had arrived in Canada in 1832. He was raised on the family farm and at 18 years of age came to western Canada on the “Harvest … [Read more…]
Dr. W. J. Wood – Doctor Few people became ill in those days; they simply didn’t dare to. With no resident doctor, dentist or nurse anyone who took sick had to wait at least an hour for Dr. W. J. Wood from Lac du Bonnet.