About the Author

Brenda McCorquodale has lived in Port Hardy, BC for more than 15 years.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Canadian Studies from the University of Alberta, and a Master's Degree in Public Administration/ Political Science from Simon Fraser University.
She became interested in North Island history shortly after her arrival in Port Hardy when, after a visit to the overgrown 'camp' at Mahatta, she found out that the area was previously home to a bustling community.
McCorquodale started writing a popular monthly local history column for the North Island Gazette in 2004.  She has published "Port Hardy: A Guide to the History of the Port Hardy Area" which is available locally. More recently she has assembled a number of her past history columns into a blog, and she hopes to one day publish related material in a book format.
Frequently sought out as an expert on local North Island history, McCorquodale has been a speaker for numerous groups including schools, museums and historical societies, Vancouver Island University, and the University of Victoria.
When she isn't writing McCorquodale works with the Government of Canada.

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