Michael Barnes (Canadian author)

Michael Barnes (Canadian author)

Michael Barnes, CM (born 1934 in London, England, United Kingdom[1]) is a Canadian writer who is an authority on the history and folklore of Northern Ontario.

Born in England, he came to Canada in 1956. He received a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1964 and an M.Ed. from the University of Toronto in 1971.Hon. Inspector OPP 1991. Presiding Officer Canadian Citizenship Ceremonies 1995.

He was also the principal of Queen Elizabeth Public School in Kirkland Lake Ontario as well as Central Public School in Cochrane Ontario.

In 1994 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

Selected works

Fortunes Found-Canadian Mining Success, 2010. Haliburton in Highland Ontario, 2009. RED LAKE-Golden Treasure Chest, 2008. More Than Free Gold-Mineral Exploration in Canada since WWII, 2008

  • The Scholarly Prospector - Don MacKinnon,2007.
  • Whirlybird Applesauce in I Sold My Gold Tooth for Gas Money,2006.
  • Wolves and Haliburton Forest. 2004.
  • Looking Back COBALT. 2004.
  • Killer in the Bush. 2004.
  • Looking Back KIRKLAND LAKE. 2003.
  • HALIBURTON: Memories of Past Years. 2003.
  • The Essential Haliburton: Discover Highland Ontario. 2001.
  • The Tri-Towns. 2000.
  • Dedication to Duty: OPP Officers Who Died Serving Ontario. 2000.
  • Helping You. 1999.
  • Pour Vous Aider. 1999.
  • Great Northern Ontario Mines. 1998.
  • North Bay: Northern Gateway. 1997.
  • Gold in Ontario. 1996.
  • Great Northern Characters. 1996.
  • Hello Canada: Ontario. 1996.
  • Ride the Polar Bear Express - Visiting Moosonee & Moose Factory. 1996.
  • Kirkland Lake on the Mile of Gold'. 1994
  • Temagami. 1992
  • The Gift. 1992
  • Policing Ontario - The OPP Today. 1991
  • Adventures In Babysitting. 1991
  • Timmins - The Porcupine Country. 1985
  • Fortunes in the Ground. 1993
  • Link With A Lonely Land. 1985

and 21 others between 1973 and 1988


  1. ^ "Biography of Michael Barnes, C.M.". Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast blog. http://sunnyrock.on.ca/weblog/2008/09/08/biography-of-author-michael-barnes-cm/. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 


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