Category: History

Why is Comox so keen to demolish?

I was surprised to read in “Society slams Comox for failing to preserve historic Laing homes,” (The Echo,6 March) Mayor Ives’ claim that “interpretive panels had been erected to highlight the historic significance of Laing’s work.”   As only one small…

Mack Laing – Comox man of distinction

Hamilton Mack Laing was born in Hensall, Ontario in 1883. His extended family moved to Manitoba, settling in Clearsprings, where he became a keen hunter and observer of nature. He never shot anything for sport. He regularly upgraded his professional…