Province: British Columbia
Location: Former name of junction of Dominion Creek and Fraser River
Burns came west in 1878, and established a slaughter-house in Calgary in 1890. His company became one of the largest meat-packing businesses in the world, with branches in London, Liverpool, and Yokohama. In 1931 he was summoned to the Canadian Senate, but relinquished his seat in 1936. He died at Calgary.
- Wallace, W. Stewart. MacMillan Dictionary of Canadian biography. Toronto: MacMillan, 1978