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The Kispiox years

March 06th, 2020

Doug MacLeod published the memoir, On The Edge of Wilderness: Tales From Hazelton and the Kispiox Valley (self-published $15.70) about leaving Vancouver in 1976 with his wife (both young teachers) to work in Hazelton. The MacLeods built their dream log home in the nearby Kispiox Valley, bought horses and enjoyed the rhythm of the seasons. Local ranchers taught the greenhorns how to (safely) fell trees, keep lambs alive, and what rules to ignore. Doug’s sense of awe, adventure and humility comes through in his writing. He eventually faced hearing loss and trained to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The MacLeods left the north in 1987. He and his wife Mariette now live in North Vancouver where Doug is active in the North Shore Writers’ Association and the Gulf Yacht Club, splitting time between his passion for sailing and writing. 978-1092844321

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