George Ryga Award 2020 shortlist

Five books have been shortlisted for the George Ryga Award (pictured at left) about Aboriginal rights, the labour movement, environmental concerns and immigrant experiences. FULL STORY

Sea otters are often seen in kelp forests, which protect them from strong ocean waves.


B.C.’s mighty sea otter

After being wiped off B.C.'s west coast between 1929 - 1930, otters from Alaska were successfully re-introduced in the 1960s, as told in Isabelle Groc's new book.

Being a “keystone species” otters have the power to hold an ecosystem together and their return to B.C. started a chain reaction that boosted kelp forests and other species. FULL STORY

Orca-strations

He also wrote, Orcas Everywhere: The Mystery and History of Killer Whales (Orca $24.95) for young people, inspired by the… FULL STORY

Family trees

“What are families other than fictions?” asks one of Michael Christie’s characters. “And like all stories, families are not born,… FULL STORY

Highway murder

You know a novel is working when you are disappointed when it ends—and you would prefer to remain in the… FULL STORY

A self-propelled man

His memoir, Lines on a Map, has been shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Book Competition in the Adventure Travel category…. FULL STORY

Ursus arctos horribilis

Averse to anthropomorphizing “Coola” and “Grinder,” Shelley Hrdlitschka and Rae Schidlo put the pair in the spotlight for conservationist principles…. FULL STORY

Tales from North of 60

Reviewer Paul Falardeau says Van Camp’s tone is conversational, whether hearing a tape recording or the gossip of aunties, we… FULL STORY

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