Saturday 16 September 2023

Monday 10 July 2023


Missing from my book is the story of "Slumach's Map." Today I would add the following to the text on page 37 

According to Aunt Mandy, Slumach “sitting on the cell bench“ had drawn a map for her father of the location where he found the nuggets. Pierre destroyed Slumach’s drawing but years later he redrew the map from memory, and one of his daughters made copies. Aunt Mandy also told Donald Waite that Pierre’s drawing and those copies were lost in housefire in the 1930s. 

The only plausible reason why Pierre would have drawn this map and had copies made was they were intended for sale or to impress gullible prospectors. Seen in that light it seems unlikely that the map drawn by Slumach ever existed. For Pierre, with his intimate knowledge of the lay of the land a few pointers would have been enough – he did not need a map. 

Sunday 9 July 2023

Three Leo Awards for Deadman’s Curse

The Leo Awards are a project of the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia. Celebrating Excellence in British Columbia Film. 

Among this year's winners is Deadman’s Curse with Leo Awards for best series, best direction and best writing (for Daryl’s Terrarosa / Stu Brown episode).  

Mike Dinsmore (director of photography)
Sean White (director)
Tim Hardy (series producer)
Michael Francis (executive producer)

Friday 7 July 2023


A Top 10 program on the network last fall*, Deadman’s Curse returns for Season 2 (8×60), with more adventures following the diverse team of explorers on their epic search for legendary lost gold in B.C. Ahead of the second season premiering next spring, the Corus Studios series has already been greenlit for a third season. The series is complemented by a previously announced companion podcast from Curiouscast, Deadman’s Curse: Slumach’s Gold. Hosted by series star Kru Williams, the podcast takes listeners deeper into the history of Slumach’s legacy.

Yonge and Dundas in Toronto today!


                              Courtesy Brian Antonson

Wednesday 21 June 2023

Saturday 3 June 2023


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Source: BROADCAST DIALOGUE courtesy Brian Antonson