Dave and Rosemary Neads in Carnlick Pass, Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park, 2008.
Living the dream, off-grid
A couple in their forties leave behind urban comforts to build a wilderness home in a remote BC mountain valley.
The Neads used solar power and internet communications to create a modern lifestyle while enduring long winters, wicked storms, forest fires and the ever-present dangers of wild animals.
The company bearing Robert Allan’s name managed to survive the Great Depression and eventually thrive. Three generations later, Robert Allan… FULL STORY
In July, 1998, two teenagers are running away from a tragedy involving Hell’s Angels bikers. Jonah Seeger and Ruby Samarodin… FULL STORY
A new biography of Ron Thom is an insightful and enlightening examination of a brilliant Canadian architect who returned from… FULL STORY
Nelson features rare old trees in his new book, many of which are an easy walk from a forest service… FULL STORY
If the miners were lucky, they could find enough gold to buy a home or build a business. But gold… FULL STORY
John Restakis presents new ideas that can “tame power and make it the currency of our collective life – not… FULL STORY
“Survival is an ugly game, and our objects are all the world really values of our people. Our objects and… FULL STORY
“Visual storytelling in graphic narratives is especially effective for life stories of survivors who were children during the Holocaust, as… FULL STORY
One of Canada’s greatest mysteries—on a par, perhaps, with the Oak Island money pit or why anyone would willingly eat… FULL STORY
His efforts, along with a select group of other academics & artists in the 1950s and ’60s, brought Pacific Northwest… FULL STORY
Roger Farr takes an avant-garde approach to a subversive 15th century French poet; Arleen Paré fell in “love at first… FULL STORY
Later called Hastings Mill, a company town grew up around Captain Stamp’s venture when he built a store to supply… FULL STORY
She was able to put a human face to the atrocious and horrific deed. “I can come no closer to… FULL STORY
Reviewing The Quiet In Me: Poems by Patrick Lane, Trevor Carolan writes “This is the receding artist’s sayonara, when love… FULL STORY
Muggins: The Life and Afterlife of a Canadian Canine War Hero tells the true story of a dog who raised… FULL STORY
Here Edwin Wong chats with BCBookLook about his passion for theatre and the books he has recently written about “Risk… FULL STORY
When the elements of survival we all depend on are threatened, people’s health, well-being and even their lives are also… FULL STORY
Many illicit drug users die needlessly of overdoses says scholar and activist Susan Boyd. In this Q&A, she lays out… FULL STORY
Author Darren Groth, an advocate for neurodiversity in literature based the boy, Kasper and dog, Tao on his son and… FULL STORY