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  • The McCavours

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    THE MCCAVOURS is a collection of facts about the McCavour family. It explains the origin of the McCavour name and their roots in Kilkeel, Ireland and Lorneville, New Brunswick. An alphabetical list of names and a profile of each of the descendants ...


  • From Miracle to Menace

    Alberta, A Carbon Story by

    A miracle. Coal, oil and natural gas, the carbon-based fossil fuels that powered the Industrial Revolution and civilization’s rapid advancement. A menace. Climate change has how convinced many that carbon emissions are the world’s greatest ...


  • Lady with the Iron Ring

    An Engineer’s Memoir of Hope, Luck and Success by

    In 1978, Nattalia Lea became the first woman to graduate from the University of British Columbia with a bio-resources engineering degree – an era when less than 0.5% of Canadian professional engineers were female. Then 26 years later, in 2004, after ...


  • Diamond Gods Of the Morning Sun

    The Vancouver Asahi Baseball Story by

    This is the story of the Asahi, a Japanese Canadian baseball team that was formed in 1914 and competed in Vancouver's Caucasian leagues between 1918 and 1941. Using a strategy called "brain ball," the smaller Japanese defeated the larger white ...


  • Cutting Loose

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    Two executions behind the forbidding walls of Oakalla prison near Vancouver in 1955. The first a routine hanging, the second a gruesome spectacle. The first is witnessed by an 18-year-old reporter, Peter. The second, some weeks later, turns into a ...


  • East York 1924-1997

    Toronto's Garden of Eden by

    The East York Foundation was originally created in April of 1965 by an Act of the Provincial Legislature. Prior to this, municipal administrators and politicians had worked together to establish a not for profit body to assist in preserving ...


  • True Sea Stories on the BC Coast

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    A devastating typhoon; a mysterious rescue mission; an encounter between a black bear and a moose; a deadly near-collision on the Homathko River; the hunting of a sea lion by two orcas. These are just a few of the experiences author Len Helsing ...


  • They Came

    Pioneer Women of the Canadian West A Sampler of Stories and Recipes by

    European settlement of Western Canada was both rapid and dramatic. People came from all over the world to take advantage of cheap land ($10 for 160 acres/64.7 hectares). Women most often came with parents, or followed husbands and brothers. They ...


  • They Came

    Pioneer Women of the Canadian West A Sampler of Stories and Recipes by

    European settlement of Western Canada was both rapid and dramatic. People came from all over the world to take advantage of cheap land ($10 for 160 acres/64.7 hectares). Women most often came with parents, or followed husbands and brothers. They ...


  • 38 Hours to Montreal

    William Weller and the Governor General's Race of 1840 by

    Governor General Charles Poulett Thomson is in a hurry. In response to the Rebellion of 1837-38, he has been urgently tasked by his masters in England to modernize and improve the governments in the Canadian colonies. In just three months in ...