Mynett wins the Ryga Award

Geoff Mynett’s (left) deeply-researched book on a doctor who brought medical care & the first hospital to Northern B.C. in the early 1900s, has won the George Ryga Award for social awareness in literature. FULL STORY

Vodka, whiskey, gin and rum

March 04th, 2021

Victoria-based Marianne Scott has written The Distilleries of Vancouver Island: A Guided Tour of West Coast Craft and Artisan Spirits (TouchWood $25), the first book to showcase the 21 craft and artisan distilleries that have sprung up on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands in recent years, an area described as “one of the most fascinating — and largely undiscovered — distilling regions of the world” by Jim Murray, author of the international bestseller Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. 9781771513326

Photo: Alicia Telfer

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