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PLACES OF BC: Wells

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, a “raw-boned,...


April 7, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES – Veronica (Nikki) Strong-Boag

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...


April 5, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC VOICES: Barry Gough

Testaments to Youth: Schools and Empires of the Dead by Barry Gough, Victoria, BC Recently I read Empires of the Dead, by David Crane, all about Fabian Ware, the person who developed what became The...


March 29, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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PLACES OF BC: Along the Outer West Coast

by Christine Lowther 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...


March 24, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES: Jean Barman

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...


March 22, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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PLACES OF BC: Slocan Postcards

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 West Kootenay mountains. These come in...


March 17, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES: Sage Birchwater

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. Temperatures would drop...


March 1, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES: Michael Kluckner

by Michael Kluckner 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...


February 25, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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CURRENT FINDINGS IN BC: Low Stakes, High Drama

In late June 2013 Graeme Wynn and I had the pleasure of leading an international group of students participating in the Canadian History and Environment Summer School (CHESS), sponsored by NiCHE (Network in Canadian History...


February 12, 2016 | BC Places and Voices