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April 12, 2016
In praise of Ken Mather’s Chinese cowboys BC Studies’ mandate as a regional peer-reviewed journal gives it a unique opportunity to attend to a part of Canada all too often perceived as on the edge of...
April 07, 2016
Wells, BC: Cariboo Counterculture by Susan Safyan From the dreams of a lonely prospector grew the town of Wells, BC, now the location for one of the province’s best-loved music festivals. Fred Wells...
April 05, 2016
99 Years and Counting   What a difference a century, or almost, makes. 99 years ago, on 5 April 1917, the BC Legislature passed a woman suffrage bill. Suffragists had high hopes.  And in 2016, BC...
March 31, 2016
With continuing uncertainty over the future of Metro Vancouver’s art galleries and museums – the recent cancelation of plans to relocate the North Vancouver Museum, prevarications over funding for...
March 29, 2016
Testaments to Youth: Schools and Empires of the Dead Recently I read Empires of the Dead, by David Crane, all about Fabian Ware, the person who developed what became The Commonwealth War Graves...
March 24, 2016
They are all my babies, but each of my books had a different publisher. It’s not that I’m promiscuous, it’s just that my subjects and genres vary. Some of my offspring are poetry, some are non-...
March 22, 2016
When we write a book It has been suggested I write a short reflection on my recent book, French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the the Pacific Northwest. When we write a book...
March 17, 2016
Slocan Postcards Former BC Studies editor and now UBC Professor Emeritus Cole Harris is busy in his “retirement” sending fascinating “postcards” from the beautiful Slocan Valley in British Columbia’s...
March 01, 2016
Think Globally, Act Locally – Principles of Addressing Climate Change Climate change touches all of us in different ways. When I came to the Cariboo Chilcotin in 1973 we had “real” winters....
February 25, 2016
An essay in a recent New York Review of Books, “The World Turned Upside Down” by Adam Kirsch (January 16, 2016 issue), reflected on The Man in the High Castle, a new television series based on the...

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