Earthquake mayhem

“Frances Peck (l.) spent 7 years on her novel about the impact of an earthquake, “The Broken Places” due out in April. Here she talks about the research done and the characters she created to tell the story.” FULL STORY

 

 

Tranquille community care

November 03rd, 2020

Gary Steeves, a social and environmental activist has written Tranquility Lost: The Occupation of Tranquille & Battle for Community Care in B.C. (Nightwood $21.95). It’s Steeves’s firsthand account of the occupation of the Tranquille residential complex for people with developmental disabilities by the workers of the site when government announced its closure in the summer of 1983. It marked the beginning of a groundswell of activism uniting community groups and labour groups in B.C. that came to be known as Operation Solidarity.

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