Downs, Arthur

DOWNS, Arthur, writer, publisher (b 21 June 1924, England; d 13 Aug 1996, Aldergrove). He was a key figure in establishing modern BC MAGAZINE and BOOK publishing. After serving in the merchant marine during WWII, he began submitting historical articles to Cariboo Digest, a pioneer BC magazine published in QUESNEL by Alex Sahonovitch. Downs purchased the magazine in 1955, renaming it Northwest Digest and later BC Outdoors. Under his editorship, BC Outdoors became one of BC's most important...

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