The White House and White Rock

No balloons. No speeches. As Canada Day approaches we look at Brandon Dimmel’s book on U.S.-Canada border relations, how they evolved from World War I, with a focus on White Rock. Review by Keith Regular FULL STORY


It’s a Try!

Rugby was first played in Victoria, B.C. in 1877. The Rugby Union of Canada existed from 1929 to 1939. Reformed… FULL STORY

Malaysia meets Chandler

Born in Malaysia, William Tham Wai Liang published his first novel, Kings of Petalling Street (Fixi London 2017), about fate,… FULL STORY

Disgraceful deaths

Tom Sandborn’s Hell’s History: The United Steelworkers’ Fight to Prevent Workplace Deaths and Injuries from the 1992 Westray Mine Disaster… FULL STORY

Good herbs

Medical Herbalist Katolen Yardley MNIMH has published her first book, The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies: Simple… FULL STORY

Nilsen of Nelson

In her debut book of poems, Otolith (Goose Lane $19,95), Emily Nilsen examines the ache of nostalgia in the world’s… FULL STORY

Serpentine Loop reprinted

Elee Kraljii Gardiner grew up as the daughter of U.S. Olympic figure skating gold medalist Tenley Albright. Gardiner’s first collection… FULL STORY

A duty to humanity

With illustrations by Marc Luc Poelvoorde, Helen May’s self-published novel Mother Tongue (Friesen Press 2016) is about a Scottish girl,… FULL STORY

The agony of defeat

A former Olympic rower, Jason Dorland has penned his second book, Pulling Together:A Coach’s Journey to Uncover the Mindset of… FULL STORY

Doolittle did a lot

Raised on Gabriola Island, playwright Sasha Colby is Director of SFU’s Graduate Liberal Studies Program. In her second book, Staging… FULL STORY

Bone, Moon & Rules

Also a massage therapist and teacher, Ottawa Valley-raised Julie Paul, from Lanark, moved to Victoria and published her first collection… FULL STORY

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