The town of Fernie takes centre stage

Rabid patriotism, radical unionism, racial antipathy and internment of alleged ‘enemy aliens’–it’s all uncovered and thoroughly examined by Wayne Norton in his in-depth study, Fernie at War, 1914-1919. FULL STORY

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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

Highways to tell

Three veins of history are the Hope-Princeton, the forgotten Big Bend Highway and the Fraser Canyon. Review by Dan Francis…. FULL STORY

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