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Al Purdy on Roderick Haig-Brown

UFV prof Ron Dart revisits a rarely cited volume from 1974. “I want to catch some kind of Haig-Brown essence with the halo slightly askew.” — Al Purdy.                FULL STORY

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Overcoming the digital divide

The first email was sent in 1971. By 1994, about 18% of Canadians were using the internet.

In 1997, anti-poverty advocates in B.C. met in Vancouver to create PovNet. FULL STORY

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The Reddest Rose

Ron Verzuh reveals why the life of this tireless union organizer, negotiator and Communist Party of Canada bureaucrat is worthy… FULL STORY

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Ride to heal

Paralympic hero Karen Brain’s recovery in Creston was an inspiration. Book launches in small towns often draw more people than… FULL STORY

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Harry Potter plus 199

The task was easier than you might think, according to BCTF coordinator Susan Croll. The BCTF collated the submissions from… FULL STORY

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The outside story

Now private eye Ray Michalko has written a book about it. Officially, over the last four decades, at least nine… FULL STORY

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Fire guts Sono Nis

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. “My husband Jim had been in town (Nelson) running errands,”… FULL STORY

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Hannah’s couples

She’s launching her book on home turf in the Okanagan. New Star Books reports that, “Hannah Calder‘s motley crew of… FULL STORY

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Two Goats, One Wife

Education in the nascent nation of Zimbabwe was a privilege taken seriously by students. Born in 1947, Ray Garford left… FULL STORY

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Take your Pick

From ice cream to bootlegging, Emilio Picariello’s life story has the makings of a Bonnie & Clyde movie—if you don’t… FULL STORY

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