Dave and Annie were born in this Cape Breton town. Margaret, Dave's mother still lives in the same house, and in later stories is remarried to Smith.
Arnie is Big Narrows' florist, funeral home director, gift store manager, travel agent, fire chief, and mayor. He runs his many enterprises from a store front on Waters Street.
Garth is the owner and operator of Old Man McCaulley's Farm.He tends to the old car on the hill. Garth is the younger brother of Peter McCaulley, who died in the 1940s.
Revland is the chief, and sole member, of the Big Narrows police department.