We gave director-curator Karen Bachmann from the Timmins Museum the long weekend off, so for this week’s local history feature, we’re revisiting some of her trivia questions.
The first of two is about the newspaper that recently sold its downtown building.
“The Timmins Daily Press was one of the first newspapers owned by which media baron? “ she asks. “Conrad Black, Roy Thomson, Izzy Asper or Conrad Lavigne?”
The answer: Lord Thomson of Fleet, as he came be known, started the paper in 1933.
Here’s Bachmann’s second question:
“In June of 1938, thieves stole over $41,000 worth of gold from which mine? Hollinger Mine, Naybob Mine, Dome Mine or Coniaurum Mine?”
It was the Dome. The thieves got away with 375 lbs. of gold precipitate by sawing through the steel bars in a refinery window.