DNA and a dogged detective

Longtime Alberni reporter Shayne Morrow (left) reveals the pioneering role an RCMP officer played in the early use of DNA when he solved an old case of rape and murder. Reviewed by Kathryn Neilson. FULL STORY

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AUTHORS & BOOKS

The lure of tragedy

In 2018, Edwin Wong (1974-) founded the Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Playwright Competition with Langham Court Theatre to challenge conventional… FULL STORY

Hope in the forest

After Kerrry Gilbert won the Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Award for Best Suite by an Emerging Writer 2016/2017, her suite poems… FULL STORY

Throughout the 1860s, Frederick Whymper sketched his way From California to British Columbia, onto the Yukon, Alaska and Siberia. He… FULL STORY

Goodnight Sunshine

Mark Cameron left behind his software start-up business and loaded his family into a camper van to lead a simpler… FULL STORY

Medical trailblazer

In her second book, City in Colour: Rediscovered Stories of Victoria’s Multicultural Past (Touchwood 2018), May Q. Wong offers succinct… FULL STORY

Nine signs of depression

Rob Taylor’s “evidence-based poems” for “Oh Not So Great”: Poems from the Depression Project (Leaf Press $16.95) are derived from… FULL STORY

Tweets & trenches

“Bullets ripped the dirt up all round me but none of them were marked Black Jack.” — George ‘Black Jack’… FULL STORY

The Quest by Manolis

In 2018, at a time when millions are crossing borders to find a better life, the prolific Cretan-Canadian poet and… FULL STORY

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