From the fur trade to the UBC archives

The title of librarian Laurenda Daniells’ memoir, Royal Blood, refers to her great-grandmother Sally (at left), daughter of an Okanagan chief, who married Scottish-born fur trader Alexander Ross. FULL STORY


Al Neil (1924-2017)

“New York has William Burroughs, Los Angeles has Charles Bukowski and Vancouver has Al Neil,” — local author John Armstrong… FULL STORY

Nanaimo’s founding force

Jan Peterson’s new biography untangles the fascinating relationship between the humanitarian Mark Bate and his friend and arch-rival, the coal… FULL STORY

Take me to the river

A new history of ILWU Local 502 celebrates how unionists have “successfully navigated the restructuring forces of globalization.” Reviewer Sean… FULL STORY

Biodiversity & the boardroom

Biodiversity markets remain small. Destructive development continues apace. So we must image new partnerships. REVIEW: Enterprising Nature: Economics, Markets, and… FULL STORY

Women & the wild essentials

Taylor notes, “Cascadia…has always been considered counterculture, liberated, transgressive, rebellious, transformative.” REVIEW: Beckoned by the Sea: Women at Work on… FULL STORY

The Kane scrutiny

In Victoria between April and June of 1847, the Irish-Canadian artist painted in the traditional territory of the Songhees (Lekwungen)… FULL STORY

Always cry wolf

With Wolf Island, Pacific Wild founder Ian McAllister and ex-journalist Nicholas Read have again appealed to readers aged 8-14. REVIEW:… FULL STORY

Fidel and me

She tells the story of how her father Fred Brown became head of Havana University’s philosophy department after she asked… FULL STORY

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