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Bonnie Henry – Pandemic Warrior

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November 27, 2021


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Remembrance and Forgetting – A Book Review

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November 11, 2021

Here is my Remembrance Day book review. 1280 To end all wars … again
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Lost Kootenays – A Book Review

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November 1, 2021


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Glorious Victoria – A Book Review

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October 16, 2021


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In the Footsteps of the Yukon Bard – A Book Review

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October 6, 2021

Jim Christy, Rough Road to the North: A Vagabond on the Great Northern Highway (Port Townsend, WA: Feral House, 1980, 2019) reissued edition, $17.95,181 pages plus photos, paper. There are strange things done in the midnight sun/ By the men who moil for gold Robert Service penned those words behind the desk of his Bank of...
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The Ghosts of Blaylock’s Mansion – A Book Review

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September 8, 2021

Charlie Hodge with Dan McGauley, Lost Souls of Lakewood Fun tale: The History and Mystery of Blaylock’s Mansion(Victoria: Freisen Press, 2021), 297 pages, $46.54 (hardback), $24.25 (paper). Mom used to drive us out to Blaylock’s Mansion on Kootenay Lake near Nelson to glimpse how the other half lived, I suppose, but also to share the storybook...
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“Impossibilist” Crusader – A Book Review

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August 3, 2021

Ravi Malhotra and Benjamin Isitt, Able to Lead: Disablement, Radicalism, and the Political Life of E.T. Kingsley (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2021). Eugene Thornton “E.T.” Kingsley (1856-1929) was a sharp-tongued orator in British Columbia political circles and an equally sharp-penned editor of the socialist Western Clarion in the early 20th century. Uniquely, Able to Lead probes his role in...
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My NRA membership card has arrived . . . again

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July 18, 2021

I don’t know what attracts the National Rifle Association to my door each year. I don’t own a gun, abhor the killing machines, and do what I can to support all gun control measures. In fact, I advocate getting rid of America’s 300 million+ guns altogether.  My philosophy: where there are guns death is...
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Burning Crosses – A Book Review

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July 4, 2021
Burning Crosses – A Book Review

Allan Bartley, The Ku Klux Klan in Canada (Halifax: Formac Publishing, 2020), $24.95 (paper), 319 pages (photographs).         For almost a century, the racist and often violent Ku Klux Klan has found a home in most provinces of the Peaceable Kingdom. They no longer wear cartoon-like outfits, but they are out there all the same and they...
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Fighting Inequality – A Book Review

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June 21, 2021

Eric W. Sager, Inequality in Canada: The History and Politics of an Idea (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020), 488 pages, $37.95 (paper). Most of us know Stephen Leacock as Canada’s foremost humourist and author of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912), but there is another Stephen Leacock. This one figures in historian Eric Sager’s expansive study of...
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