Margaret Ormsby, catalyst & mentor

As one of Canada’s first accredited female historians, Ormsby’s first desk as a professor in 1940 was in the women’s washroom at McMaster. Now she’s the namesake for The Ormsby Review. FULL STORY


Elaine Marie Gallagher

After a career spent in academia, Elaine Marie Gallagher, RN, PhD, began work on a historical novel Sisterships (self published,… FULL STORY

Advice for earthlings

Also a musician, composer, entrepreneur, retired lawyer and philanthropist, John Lefebvre of Saltspring Island is a former director of the… FULL STORY

Bach is back

While working on her MFA at UBC, Mette Bach first examined growing up in North Delta in the 1980s for… FULL STORY

Le Bel epoque

In 2017, songstress and poet Pauline Le Bel has launched a series of reconciliation events in collaboration with the Bowen… FULL STORY

Talking the walk

Between 1986 and 2011, the aptly named Derek Walker Youngs devoted much of his life to peace, leading to his… FULL STORY

From Barbados to B.C.

In her first published collection of poetry, Thin Air of the Knowable (Brick $20), Wendy Donawa writes of the physical… FULL STORY


Once upon a time there were practical skills such as how to change a carburator or pluck a chicken. We… FULL STORY

The boys in the van

As a pop music aficionado, Grant Lawrence must have known before he decided to publish his memoir of being lead… FULL STORY

Fir Valley

Jason Turner of Vancouver is a comic book artist whose first graphic novel, Fir Valley (2017), is set in North… FULL STORY

Grub & grapes

Kimberley Veness of Adams Lake learned to love land, animals, growing food and the smell of manure on a ninety-acre… FULL STORY

Always a bridesmaid

Indefatigable author Neil McKinnon, has come close to winning three literary awards this year. His unpublished manuscript, Yoshida’s Sword, placed second… FULL STORY

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