Green gold in 1850s B.C.

Gabriel Hemery’s (l.) semi-fictional story of a Scottish gardener hired to collect seeds of wild B.C. plants to send home, enthralled reviewer Michael Layland – once he got over his distaste for the book cover. FULL STORY

The Vogue Theatre in days of yore stood out more clearly as a civic icon.


Revolving W and Flying Pigs

Keith McKellar's miraculously under-recognized representations of olden days in Vancouver are an artist's equivalent to Fred Herzog's photos.

Now art critic Robert Amos provides an appreciative look at McKellar’s magical visions of Vancouver in the 1970s and 1980s. 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

Rolf Knight (1936-2019)

Possibly his most important work is Indians at Work: An Informal History of Native Indian Labour in British Columbia 1858-1930… FULL STORY

Bound to be homeward

Like Alex Colville paintings and Alice Munro short stories that stay with us, his stories can range from vaguely disconcerting… FULL STORY

Ode to Island Life

A new book examines the layered life on islands in the Salish Sea, including Salt Spring Island. Review by Theresa… FULL STORY

Sea Otters: A History

The B.C. sea otter population (approx. 6,000) are descendants of 89 Alaskan otters relocated to Vancouver Island in 1969-72. Review by… FULL STORY

From alienation to adulation

Flow is a wonderful, 640-page tribute by Michael Barnholden and Talonbooks, according to Grahame Ware, who providess an extensive response.

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