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

The bard and the bees

Winston approaches Saklikar’s poetic concerns by foregrounding his own unscientific love of words, especially from the world of beekeeping: queenright,… FULL STORY

The cattle cometh

Cattle brought to B.C. on the Okanagan Trail were a mix of British shorthorn and Spanish cattle from Mexico, via… FULL STORY

RBCM: a dualistic museum

An intriguing overview by Patricia Roy (left), The Collectors shows how the Royal B.C. Museum’s unsung curators have since developed… FULL STORY

Two writes of the Passage

Christopher Wright, author of Arctic Cargo, reviews Ken Burton’s Canada’s Arctic and Kevin Vallely’s Rowing the Northwest Passage. Rowing the… FULL STORY

Trail & the atomic bomb

His independent title recalls a rare instance when Canada did not entirely focus its research efforts in eastern Canada.

Derek Hayes stays on track

The intrepid geographer’s 15th magnum opus doesn’t disappoint, according to local historian Walter Volovsek, an expert on the Columbia &… FULL STORY

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