Black sheep of the tribe

Amanda Hale (right) digs for buried treasure in her WW II English family history to tell the “fictional memoir” of a socially shamed father and the impact it had on his wife and children. FULL STORY

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Man of destiny

Jesse Donaldson’s new book, Land of Destiny: A History of Vancouver Real Estate (Anvil $20) will be launched December 19…. FULL STORY

Grieving a stillbirth

Thirty-nine weeks and six days pregnant, Emma Hansen’s baby stops moving inside of her. Doctors confirm her baby is dead… FULL STORY

The iconic polar bear

Although natural historians began writing about the polar bear as early as the mid-eighteenth century, it wasn’t until 1971 that… FULL STORY

Saving wild birds

Eight-year-old Gabi accidentally drops food one day that a crow swoops down and eats. A few days later, Gabi drops… FULL STORY

Wagging the dog

Founder of the blog, Companion Animal Psychology, where she writes about training methods and the human-dog relationship, Zazie Todd has… FULL STORY

Natelle Fitzgerald

When journalism graduate Natelle Fitzgerald of tiny Beaton, B.C. (formerly Thomson’s Landing, at the head of Upper Arrow Lake) isn’t… FULL STORY

Shotguns in libraries

Librarians not only help readers find books, some also write them. Cranbrook Public Library’s community development librarian is the latter…. FULL STORY

Karen Schauber

Montreal-raised Karen Schauber edited The Group of Seven Reimagined: Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings (Heritage 2019), an anthology… FULL STORY

Sara Panton

Sara Panton, co-founder of essential oil company vitruvi has written Essential Well Being: A Modern Guide to Using Essential Oils… FULL STORY

Point well taken

Robert D. Watt’s book with and about Susan Point, People Among the People: The Public Art of Susan Point (Figure… FULL STORY

Blaser as mechanic

Miriam Nichols has provided a study of Robin Blaser’s life—recalling his mid-western conservative religious upbringing and his coming of age… FULL STORY

Roberta Staley

Roberta Staley wrote Voice of Rebellion: How Mozhdah Jamalzadah brought hope to Afghanistan (Greystone $32.95) about the Afghani-Canadian pop singer,… FULL STORY

Keith Powell

There’s a well-known story in Cranbrook about elephants escaping from a circus in 1926, and fleeing into the nearby woods…. FULL STORY

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