Category: Notable People

Who Was James Bond Steele?

Who was James Bond Steele? And why are we publishing his diaries? James came to the Northwest Territories in 1885, following his older brothers Richard, Godfrey, and the infamous Sam Steele. Sam was the leader of Steeleā€™s Scouts during the Northwest Rebellion, and James wanted to join up. That was not to be his destiny,…

William Magrath & the Development of the Highlands

One of the most interesting things about William Magrath, one of the two developers of the Highlands community, is that he challenged a prevalent theory of the day (early 1900’s), in which classy neighbourhoods were supposedly built in the west end of cities. He cited many other cities that had built prestige neighbourhoods to the…