John Wilson McConnell, publisher, businessman (b in Muskoka, Ont 1 July 1877; d at Montréal 6 Nov 1963). McConnell was the owner of the Montreal Star, the largest English-language newspaper in Québec, and as such was a force in the land. He went into business in Toronto as a young man.
Frederick John Niven, journalist, novelist (b at Valparaiso, Chile 31 Mar 1878; d at Vancouver 30 Jan 1944). Niven is best known for his novels of Scotland and Scots in Canada. Raised and educated in Scotland, Niven wrote about Canada for British papers after an 1899-1900 trip to BC.
Hewitt Bostock, newspaperman, MP, Senator (b at Walton Heath, Surrey, Eng 31 May 1864; d at Monte Creek, BC 28 Apr 1930). Graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge, he was called to the bar in 1888, but in 1893 left for Canada, becoming a rancher and fruit farmer at Monte Creek, British Columbia.
Claire Martin, pseudonym of Claire Montreuil (b at Québec C 18 Apr 1914). She studied with the Ursulines (in Québec City) and the Dames de la Congrégation (in BEAUPORT). She won the Prix du Cercle du livre de France (1958) for her first book, a collection of short stories called Avec ou sans amour.