Houston, John

HOUSTON, John, journalist, politician (b Nov 1850, Caledon, ON; d 8 Mar 1910, Quesnel). An itinerant newspaperman in the US in his younger years, he arrived in BC in 1888 and founded a NEWSPAPER, The Truth, in DONALD. For the next 2 decades he ran a series of papers around the province that were often critical of the railways and other corporate interests. In 1897 he was elected the first mayor of NELSON. His tenure was notable for the city's purchase of the Nelson Electric Light Co, in which...

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