This little bear went to Stanley Park

“The late Alasdair Cairns Russell (l.) created a character about a Whistler bear cub that travelled to Vancouver in a garbage truck. A book inspired by his notes and drawings has now been published by his mother.” FULL STORY

Water is power

June 22nd, 2015

Following World War II, Canada became a world leader in hydro-electricity production. Only Norway produced more per capita and only the U.S. generated more in terms of total output. Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-electricity during Canada’s Second World War (UTP $32.95) by UBC’s Matthew Evenden explores how the climate of war influenced Canada’s hydro-electric development and expansion and led to the introduction of greater government controls. Increased production of hydro power also “exacerbated regional disparities, transformed rivers through dam construction, and changed public attitudes to electricity though power conservation programs.” Evenden is a co-leader of The Water History Project which looks at the many ways humans interact with the hydrological environment. 9781442626256

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