Brian Roulston

Brian Roulston

Hello everyone, since 2015, I’ve been lucky to be among the many great volunteers and writers at the North End Breezes. It’s been fun researching and reading about our North End and the city in which we live, Hamilton, Ontario.

Remembrance Day: Animals in War

Submitted by Brian Roulston For as long as there have been wars, animals have aided military personnel with transportation, communications, and companionship. They too deserve to be recognized and remembered for their heroic efforts, just as we remember our fallen...

The Hamilton Area’s First Doctors

Submitted by Brian Roulston The practice of medicine in colonial Canada was governed by the French or British authorities. Medicine and surgery were two distinct branches of the profession. Physicians were regarded as the elite; they believed it was beneath them to...

The Man Who Planned Hamilton

The Man Who Planned Hamilton

Louis Gentilcore, one of Canada's earliest historical geographers between 1787 and 1795, once wrote, "No other surveyor in Upper Canada surveyed and subdivided so much territory." He was referring to Augusta Jones, who originally planned our city. Jones was a farmer,...