Month: September 2016

Alex McFayden from Islay was a young lad eager for any kind of work after the Second World War. He remembers being paid to carry dynamite for men who wanted to straighten out the river so that low-lying marshland would drain more thoroughly... Read More »

What’s in a Name?

September 13, 2016

The village of Innisfree was first known as Del Norte (Spanish: "of the North"). The youngest daughter of the first postmaster Mr. Puckette chose the name. One day in 1905, Byron Edmond Walker (soon to be Sir Byron), president of the Canadian Bank of Commerce... Read More »