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


Pitts stops

Some applause is in order. Publisher Mona Fertig on Salt Spring, despite her ongoing differences with funding agencies, has managed… FULL STORY

Uphill all the way

Previously a mayor of Fernie, Thomas Uphill (at right) was B.C.’s longest serving MLA from 1920-1960. His political career began… FULL STORY

Thanh & Ruurs triumph

Yasuko Thanh has won the 14th annual, $5,000, City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow… FULL STORY

Beat goes on

Grammas sit in chairs and reminisce. A few of the old Beat poets are still left standing. Take, for example,… FULL STORY

Same old story

Only seven B.C. writers were shortlisted for major, national literary awards this fall. Only one of these was published from… FULL STORY

Writing on not fighting

Bill Geimer of Sooke has written Canada: The Case for Staying Out of Other People’s Wars, which follows Canada’s involvement… FULL STORY

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