A Fish Tale, Published 28 February 1949
A. C. Cummings. editor of The Citizen from 1945 to 1949, was held up on his way to Vancouver by minnows. That's what we said, minnows! He was travelling west on the Continental Limited when his train was obliged to stop. It waited for 12 hours. The train ahead, it was learned, was held up by minnows. Somehow, minnows had got into the railway tank, and the tank had been drained into the tender of one of the big 6000 class CNR engines. Now I don't know much about engines, but apparently the minnows got into the inner works of the big Northern type engine, and finally forced it to stall. They had to hold up the engine for 12 hours till they cleaned the minnows out of the engine. Mr. Cummings was thus on a train held up by minnows.