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About Bill White

Bill White (1905-2001) was born in Bala, Ontario and grew up on a farm near Yellowgrass, Saskatchewan. He trapped in the Lac La Ronge area of northern Saskatchewan before enlisting in the RCMP and requesting Arctic service in 1930. After leaving the force in 1934 he worked in Vancouverís wartime shipyards and became president of the Marine Workers and Boilermakers Union, a post he held for 11 years. He was the subject of one other book, A Hard Man to Beat (1984) by Howard White.