Timmins History: Testing Your Knowledge of Local Anecdotes
Our weekly look at the history of Timmins takes a different format for the next two installments. Timmins Museum Director-Curator Karen Bachmann will test your knowledge with a few questions about local history.
“In 1934, Chuck and Jack Austin founded a small air service in northern Ontario. What types of planes did they use: a) Fleets, Moth and Wacos; b) Husky, Hurricanes, Spitfires; c) Lears, swamps, muskrats; or d) dash 8? “
It’s a bit like going back to our Reach for the Top days. Over the next several weeks and occasionally afterwards, our weekly look at the history of Timmins will be a trivia game.
It’s a bit like going back to our Reach for the Top days. Here is the Bachmann quizmaster with question number 2:
“The Timmins Daily Press was one of the first newspapers owned by which media baron: Conrad Black, Roy Thomson, Izzy Asper or Conrad Lavigne? “
- (a) In the 1950s they were using Norseman, Husky, Beavers and DC-3.
- Lord Tomson of Fleet started the newspaper in 1933.