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Accidental Eden

Lasqueti Island has a rowdy and divided reputation. Between the 1970s and early 80s, the island attracted a flood of counter-culture seekers - communards, hippies, utopians, revolutionaries and other ...

Surveying Southern British Columbia

By Jay Sherwood
Categories: BC History

Surveying Southern British Columbia, Jay Sherwood's fourth and final book about prominent BC surveyor Frank Swannell, covers the years from 1901 to 1907, before Swannell began surveying for the BC government. ...

Back to the Red Road

In June 1967, Norway House Indian Residential School of Manitoba closed its doors after a somewhat questionable past. In 1954, when Florence Kaefer was just nineteen, she accepted a job as a teacher at ...

Salmonbellies vs. the World

By W. B. MacDonald
Categories: BC History

In 1889, in an obscure corner of the British Empire called New Westminster, a few dedicated lacrosse players and sportsmen put together a team of world-beaters. In today's era of manufactured teams with ...

The Last Patrol

In Keith Billington's new book, The Last Patrol, he shares one of the most tragic stories of the far north. It was a quiet December morning in 1910 when Inspector Fitzgerald and his crew left Fort McPherson, ...

The Junction

In his third book, The Junction, John Schreiber invites us to join him on a journey into the hidden corners of BC's Cariboo Chilcotin, where he observes and describes a land of mountains and old trails, ...

Spicing Up the Cariboo

Throughout the world, food provides the essence of connection to traditions, culture, family, and community. It offers comfort in times of trial, sustenance in lean times, and richness in times of celebration. ...

A Trail of Two Telegraphs

By Jane Stevenson
Categories: BC History

A Trail of Two Telegraphs is a fascinating collection of historic tales that portray the strong spirit of BC's rugged North from Prince George to Prince Rupert. Stevenson writes of Perry Collins's dream, ...

Women of Brave Mettle

In this much-anticipated second volume in the Extraordinary Women Anthology series, Diana French follows up on Gumption and Grit with more stories of the women who have contributed, or who are still contributing, ...