The McLeod family has been living, mining and exploring in the Stewart BC district since 1925. Born in the community, pioneer brothers Ian and Don McLeod worked as miners, pack-horse wranglers, prospectors, and politicians. Ian served as mayor of Stewart for 16 years, and Don built and operated mines and explored prospects including: Scottie Gold, Premier and Brucejack. The family has produced notable mining entrepreneurs Catherine and Bruce McLeod. Rob McLeod, exploration geologist and son of Ian, is CEO of IDM Mining, whose name honors the legacy of the McLeod brothers in the Stewart area.