We are up early in Ginglox and say our goodbyes to Lavina. It has been a wonderful and emotional visit to a place that I only knew of in stories. But now 3 generations have experienced what the other 3 had loved. Mission accomplished.

As we head out on the 28km Kincolith Highway extension some locals...

We have arrived in Gingolx. The twisting road that brought us here has diminished the appetite of some of our group of 5. But the first thing we see is a Seafood restaurant,  "U" Seefood "U" Eat It! but our host is cooking dinner so we save our appetite. The sense of peace and isolation is immediate...

It never fails, the best things in life are sometimes right in our own backyard. I grew up in Prince Rupert hearing stories about Kincolith, Greenville, and New Aiyansh from my dad. The only way to get to these spots back in the 60's & 70's was by boat. I would never make it out of Prince Rupert har...

May 19, 2018

One never knows what the day will hold or where your children will go. Our oldest first went North all the way to Tuktoyaktuk, then to the little village of  Joussard. But none of the job postings in the north or in Alberta could offer one essential thing. A continuing contract! So one must look els...

February 22, 2018

The Net Lofts were the biggest buildings on site aside from the main cannery and as you entered the building, the cathedral ceiling seemed to stretch up into the skies.

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The exposed beams laddered across the ceiling, hung with ropes and large metal pulleys. As the sun streamed...

November 2, 2017

Tree-planting was not something I had ever considered doing until the day my boyfriend and I found ourselves unemployed at the same time.  In April of 1986 Dennis** had just graduated from university with a bunch of letters after his name and I just quit a job I hated.  A college friend had told us...

October 17, 2017

The summer of 1971 was great we had a lot of fun but we were happy to return to our home in Prince Rupert. So when my parents sat us down in January of 1972 to tell us we would be moving out to the cannery in February there was a lot of tears. This was a horrible idea and I was sure my parents came...

August 29, 2017

When the Herring season started a new Assistant Manager arrived . Mr. Winter came with his young family in the spring of 1972. The parents were originally from Germany and much to our surprise  the two children under 4 could speak German. They would converse with their  parents then switch to Englis...

The cannery cats were a big part of cannery life and were said to have descended from the cats across the Skeena at Old Ben's place. The cats  were very hard to catch if you were stupid enough to even try.  Every so often you would find a new litter of fresh babies in places like the net loft....

Living out on a river several kms from a hospital was in itself a challenge for my parents. My mother was a modern women and had learned her first aid on the job. I was always finding a new way to injure myself .

On one summer's morning I awoke with the bed covers attached to my face. Hearing my muff...

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