Cathedral of salmon


“The feeling is difficult to describe,” says Anne Cameron. “It’s better than being in a church.” FULL STORY


Dickson submarine shipyard

WW I submarines were built for the Russian Navy in Burnaby. (Burnaby Archives 466-016)

Top secret­: We built submarines in Burnaby

It is one of the better-kept secrets of BC history. Not only did BC purchase two Seattle-built submarines in 1914. We went on to build submarines for export to the Russians at a hidden factory at Barnet in Burnaby.

Nothing remains of the factory now other than a creek named in its honour, but in its heyday, safely concealed beside the CP rail line on Burrard Inlet, the British Pacific Construction and Engineering Company was a going concern. FULL STORY

Coastal wolves exlore outer beaches of Great Bear Rainforest.

Great Bear crusade continues

Now Ian McAllister’s Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest (Greystone $50) underscores the importance of wilderness conservation in… FULL STORY

Henry, Ivan with David Milgaard

Innocence withheld

Labour lawyer Joan McEwen describes Henry’s nightmarish journey towards freedom in her remarkable new book, Innocence on Trial: The Framing… FULL STORY


Elizabeth the First

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May believes Canada under the leadership of Stephen Harper has been suffering from an identity… FULL STORY

Olsen, Sylvia different res

Knit picking

Here Sylvia Olsen recalls the origins of her latest book,  Knitting Stories (Sono Nis).

Brown, Adrienne View From the Beach by JMW 1964

And the beats go on

An art EXHIBITION in conjunction with The Life and Art of Harry and Jessie Webb (Mother Tongue $34.95) will open… FULL STORY

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