The heroism of the outsider

After twenty years, Ernest Hekkanen, Canadian literature’s “most resolute maverick,” has published the final issue of the New Orphic Review–much admired but never funded, from Nelson. FULL STORY

Kaho’olawe, the smallest Hawaiian Island, was long used by the U.S. as a bombing range.

Kaho’olawe, the 8th Hawaiian isle

The B.C.-Hawaiian connection is explored by Squamish media artist Cease Wyss and Hans Winkler.

A Grunt Gallery exhibit highlights the social memory of Coast Salish people of Hawaiian ancestry and their return to Hawaii to help reclaim Kaho’olawe. FULL STORY

High risks, high expectations

Kelowna historian K. Wayne Wilson recommends Douglas Grant’s account of hard work, technological innovation and tenacity.

Going to the dogs

Coren has written one of the world’s bestselling non-fiction books about dogs, The Intelligence of Dogs, as well as Why… FULL STORY

Howe Sound advice

Pauline Le Bel’s Whale in the Door suggests activities and actions to deep readers’ connections to Howe Sound, as well… FULL STORY

Ted Hughes: Titan of Fairness

Now Craig McInnes’s candid and engaging biography outlines the achievements of British Columbia’s most respected public servant. The Mighty Hughes:… FULL STORY

The malleable truth

Stephen Wadhams’ The Orwell Tapes is a collection of memories from those who crossed paths with the complex character who… FULL STORY

Better, but not benign

Former Tsimshian students recall attending Anglican and Methodist schools at Spaksuut (Port Essington) and Terrace in Helen Raptis’ collaboratively written… FULL STORY

Smokeaters for hire, for fire

Aaron Williams’ Chasing Smoke: A Wildfire Memoir (Harbour $22.95) describes 16-hour, high-adrenaline days in apocalyptic fiery landscapes. Chasing Smoke. A… FULL STORY

SOG. Save our glaciers

An unprecedented array of full-colour photographs of some of western Canada’s most striking glaciers and icefield elicits awe. Our Vanishing… FULL STORY

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