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E. Rendle Bowness was born in Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, across the bay from Summerside in 1909. His family moved to Summerside in 1915. Rendle attended grade and high school there and did the chores on his father's fox ranch. After graduating from Prince of Wales College, he was employed by Dr J. R. Cunningham, who operated Canada's only veterinary practice devoted exclusively to foxes. In 1928, he entered the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 1932. Two years as manager of Tarnedge Foxes, the oldest fox ranch in the U.S.A., then three years in a Chicago Small Animal Hospital where he got some work on foxes and mink as well as pets. E. Rendle Bowness. In 1937, he returned to the Ontario Veterinary College to set up its department of fur-bearing animals. A year later, he went with Master Feeds to begin their Experimental Farm for animal nutrition. For 34 years, until his retirement in 1972, he worked with foxes and mink. During these years, he published a steady flow of articles on all aspects of the fur business. He organized educational meetings on an annual basis throughout Eastern Canada. He encouraged the development of local rancher associations to put on livestock and pelt shows. He was one of the small groups that brought the Canada Mink Breeders Association into being. From the beginning, he was a firm believer in selling furs by public auction. He was deeply interested in improving pelt preparation so the rancher got the best possible returns for his work. More affectionately known as "Doc", he was approached in 1977 to record the fast vanishing memories of the early mink people in Canada and since then has spent a busy three years producing this authentic and fascinating story of our beginnings . . . . . Thanks "Doc."


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"Date Modified: June 3, 2024."

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Northern Saskatchewan

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| Deep River Trapping Page |

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| My Norwegian Roots |

| Early Mink of People Canada |
E. Rendle Bowness

| The Manager's Tale |
Hugh McKay Ross

| Sakitawak Bi-Centennial |
200 Year History.

| Lost Land of the Caribou |
Ed Theriau

| A History of Buffalo Narrows |

| Hugh (Lefty) McLeod |
Bush Pilot

| George Greening |
Bush Pilot

| Timber Trails |
A History of Big River

| Joe Anstett, Trapper |

| Bill Windrum, Bush Pilot |

| Face the North Wind |
By Art Karas

| North to Cree Lake |
By Art Karas

| Look at the Past |
A History Dore Lake

| George Abbott |
A Family History

| These Are The Prairies |

| William A. A. Jay, Trapper |

| John Hedlund, Trapper |

| Deep River Photo Gallery |

| Cyril Mahoney, Trapper |

| Saskatchewan |
A Pictorial History

| Who's Who in furs |
1952 to 1956

| A Century in the Making |
A Big River History

| Wings Beyond Road's End |

| The Northern Trapper, 1923 |

| My Various Links Page |

| Ron Clancy, Author |

| Roman Catholic Church |
A History from 1849

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| How the Indians Used the Birch |

| The Death of Albert Johnson |

| A Mink and Fish Story |
Buffalo Narrows

| Gold and Other Stories |
Berry Richards