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Printer's Devils

By Ron Verzuh
Categories: BC History

The grisly murder of a nurse, a crippling 1917 strike, death on the wartime battlefield, the 1918–19 flu pandemic, life on the home front—these are just some of the historic events covered in the ...

Kechika Chronicler

Willard Freer lived in remote areas of northern BC for most of his life. Born in Kamloops in 1910 and raised in the Peace River country, Freer came to the Kechika River valley in 1942, where he worked ...

Barkerville Days

Fred Ludditt is known to have done more than any other single person to save Barkerville for posterity—otherwise the fast-decaying town would have been stripped bare by souvenir hunters, and the nearby ...

Hard Is the Journey

By Lily Chow
Categories: BC History, BIPOC

In Hard Is the Journey, award-winning historian and researcher Lily Chow exposes the difficult history of Chinese Canadians in the Kootenay, shedding light on the stories of those who risked everything ...

Beneath the Coal Dust

By Wayne Norton
Categories: BC History

In Beneath the Coal Dust, author Wayne Norton digs deep, exploring the fascinating and sometimes sobering stories of the mining communities in the Elk Valley and the Crowsnest Pass. In this new collection, ...

River of Mists

By Geoff Mynett
Categories: BC History

In River of Mists, best-selling author and award-winning historian Geoff Mynett returns to the Skeena River community of Hazelton to shed new light on the wide spectrum of characters who left their mark ...

Talking to the Story Keepers

By Sage Birchwater
Categories: BC History, BIPOC

In Talking to the Story Keepers: Tales from the Chilcotin Plateau, writer and journalist Sage Birchwater gathers dozens of stories spanning decades in the Cariboo Chilcotin from those who hold onto stories ...

Deadly Neighbours

By Chad Reimer
Categories: BC History, BIPOC

On a cold night in February, 1884, just metres north of the border on Sumas Prairie, BC, an Indigenous boy named Louie Sam was lynched by a mob of mounted vigilantes. The vigilantes had ridden up from ...

Murders on the Skeena

By Geoff Mynett
Categories: BC History

Part history, part true crime, Murders on the Skeena: True Crime in the Old Canadian West, 1884-1914 contains the true accounts of murders, crimes, and scandals--some of which remain unsolved to this day--in ...

Chiru Sakura--Falling Cherry Blossoms

At eight years old, Grace Eiko Nishikihama was forcibly removed from her Vancouver home and interned with her parents and siblings in the BC Interior. Chiru Sakura--Falling Cherry Blossoms is a moving ...