From the Klondike to Berlin

For World War I, nearly 1,000 Yukoners enlisted–that’s a much higher rate per capita than the rest of Canada–and they also donated twelve times more money per capita FULL STORY

Hardy Mountain village near Grand Forks. The pacifist Douhobors were admired and funded by Leo Tolstoy,

Perfection is hard work

The Promise of Paradise shows idealists have long fled to the west side of the Rockies.

Andrew Scott traces the proliferation of utopian societies–and some demonic leaders–in Canada’s most experimental province. FULL STORY

Abenaki Daring

“His seeking to pass literacy’s promise on to the next generation in his home community so they might dare literacy’s… FULL STORY

Ormsby #130 Making Room

“Vancouver feminism liberated us from more than lipstick and foundation garments,” says reviewer Phyllis Reeve, responding to a new, retrospective… FULL STORY

Ormsby #125 Marine birds

In it, Caroline Fox charts the distribution and long-distance migrations of North Pacific marine birds including albatrosses, puffins, and shearwaters…. FULL STORY

Ormsby #122 Cry me a river

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes reveals why we must choose between river-as-an-eco-system or else river-as-a-machine. Review by John Gellard. REVIEW: A River… FULL STORY

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