The labours of Dukesang Wong

The first known account of a Chinese railroad labourer from the 1880s tells of appalling work conditions, racism, exploitation, camaraderie with other Chinese migrants and finally, a happy family life. FULL STORY

Nelson-based Sarah Louise Butler is a wildlife research enthusiast. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich


In pursuit of Charlie

A grandfather and his granddaughter fall under the spell of a 9-foot-tall creature they nickname Charlie.

Sarah Louise Butler’s debut novel never mentions the words Sasquatch or Bigfoot. Rather the mysterious primate is a universal symbol of yearning to find someone or something to make us whole. FULL STORY

Enter, colonizing settlers

Her 16 essays are “thought-provoking” says reviewer Ian Chunn and give opportunities to ponder how the difficulties of colonialism can… FULL STORY

Drawing social struggle

“I didn’t want the drawing sequence [of June 21, 1919, known as ‘bloody Sunday’] to be entertaining,” Lester says. “I… FULL STORY

Sky highs

Kirkby’s trip to the ancient Himalayan region of Zanskar and a 1000-year old Buddhist monastery, traveling with his wife and… FULL STORY

Self-isolate with Iona

Past episodes of Iona Whishaw’s series saw romance bloom between amateur sleuth Lane Winslow and Inspector Frederick Darling; now Winslow… FULL STORY

Playing with fire

Piles of wood debris — called slash — left behind by logging operations in B.C. must be destroyed by slashburning… FULL STORY

The big league

A new collection of non-fiction stories from 26 plus-sized people tells how they navigate a society obsessed with thinness, including… FULL STORY

Cast out of the garden

As bombs fell and armed militias invaded cities, towns and the countryside, Juma’s friend said, “Maison Rouge is a refugee… FULL STORY

Off the beaten track

Reviewer John Moore says the constant in Carolan’s stories is the timeless-centered lives of people he encountered, whether they are… FULL STORY

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