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Kat’s catalogue

A country girl by preference, Kat Rose of Langley has written three novels about perseverence in the face of misfortune.     FULL STORY

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Dan Jason (above) has been popularizing beans as earth-friendly food since the early 1970s.


Taking your pulses

Dan Jason's The Power of Pulses is a guide to growing and eating pulses, coincidental with the United Nations’ International Year of Pulses.

Pulses is a term for chick peas, favas, peas, lentils and beans. FULL STORY

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Chatting up the dead

Alma Lee’s CUFFED Crime Writers Festival in March will feature Grant McKenzie, a former newspaper editor who now writes thrillers… FULL STORY

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Zen and gravesite maintenance

Now two intrepid researchers have identified the first Japanese resident of Victoria, Kisuke Mikuni. LOCATION: Kakahashi Memorial, Ross Bay Cemetery,… FULL STORY

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A return to Burns Lake

“Laura didn’t feed us information,” said hereditary chief Ronnie Alec, “and she didn’t make us feel worse. She just listened,… FULL STORY

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The upside of Down

Kari Burk, a landscape gardener and artist in Castlegar, lives with her 25-year-old daughter, Mielle, after moving to the Kootenays… FULL STORY

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Halt, who goes there?

She understands why Greeks have difficulty accepting the influx of mostly Syrian migrants. In Stella Harvey‘s new novel, a young… FULL STORY

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The English suitcase

With the retrieval of a suitcase, Spanish Civil War photographer Alec Wainman of B.C. can finally be recognized as a… FULL STORY

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