I have no idea why my family photo collection includes very old postcards and photos of Haileybury ON (“Before the Fire” and “Panoramic View from Main St.” by Pringle Photos, clearly taken after the fire), and the Capilano Canyon (B.C.). But it does. I don’t want them. If anyone else wants the originals, let me know.
From Wikipedia: Great Fire of 1922 — “One of the towns hit hardest was Haileybury which burnt down within 3 to 6 hours. Thick smoke caused panic and confusion. The town’s residents were forced to take refuge in the cold waters of Lake Timiskaming and cover themselves with wet blankets. The fire destroyed over 90% of the town, killing 11 residents, leaving 3500 people homeless, and causing $2 million of damage.”