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A Quaker in the Spanish Civil War

Live Souls contains the stunning documentary record of 1,650 photos taken over three years in Spain by Okanagan-raised Alec Wainman, retrieved by his son. FULL STORY

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Genevieve von Petzinger with tectiform rock art at El Castillo Cave, Spain. Photo: Dillon von Petzinger.


Rock art before Led Zeppelin

Looking at 38,000 years of cave drawings.

Chris Arnett says First Signs by Genevieve von Petzinger is, “a ‘go-to’ book for the initiate looking for a sense of European Ice Age rock art studies.”            FULL STORY

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Stroke and distance

Using the index finger of his left hand, he began typing The Defiant Mind eight months after a massive ischemic… FULL STORY

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Seeing Red

Steven Ferguson responds to Robin Brunet’s, Red Robinson: The Last Deejay. Usually cited as Vancouver’s first rock ‘n’ roll deejay,… FULL STORY

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Oppenheim not Oppenheimer

Whereas Louis Oppenheim, from Poland, married Nukwa of the Nlaka’pamux people. Now his great-granddaughter has retrieved her mixed-race heritage. Bonnie… FULL STORY

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Dawson City or bust

Robert McCandless reviews the Klondike recollections of a 24-year-old gold-seeker. REVIEW: All for the Greed of Gold: Will Woodin’s Klondike… FULL STORY

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Melanoma miracle

Claudia Cornwall’s Battling Melanoma outlines a triumph over “the fog of medicine.” An emotional upheaval can follow a diagnosis of… FULL STORY

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Hannah and her sisters

The homesteading letters of Hannah Kirby and her brother Murdoch reveal the delights and drudgery of Fraser Valley pioneering at… FULL STORY

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Putin’s Potemkin village

Russian-born Marina Sonkina, a Vancouver writer, reveals contemporary Russia beneath its facade. Every two years, Russian-born fiction writer Marina Sonkina… FULL STORY

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Water. Ship. Down.

And, for ten years, questions have swirled around this tragedy. by Beverly Cramp Two passengers went missing, were never found… FULL STORY

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A Mazie grace

Known to her family as ch’esken (Golden Eagle), Mazie made great bannock and raised hell in response to injustice, as… FULL STORY

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From pedlar to publisher

A memorial gathering will be held on October 30th. B.C.’s first independent book publisher was arguably Father Adrien-Gabriel Morice. A… FULL STORY

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All hail piffle

In No News Is Bad News he scathingly attacks complacency and greed. The latest news about Canada’s print media is… FULL STORY

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