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  • Historic Shipwrecks of the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia

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    British Columbia’s rugged Southern Gulf Islands enticed many pioneers, explorers, colonists, miners, and adventurers in the mid 19th century. Fog, wind, strong currents and the lack of aids to navigation made navigating these striking and ...


  • Love in the Air

    Second World War Letters by

    Love in the Air tells the story of a love that blossoms when an ambitious farm girl from Saskatchewan and a charming musician from Ontario lock eyes one night during a wartime social. But duty soon calls, and with a ring sealing the promise of a ...


  • A Time to Run

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    Set within documented historical events of WW II and modern Afghanistan’s war-torn battlefields, you will be caught up in one man’s dream to redefine history. Retired Veteran, Lieutenant Albert Connor, is daily tormented by global news reminding him ...


  • On Cold Iron

    A Story of Hubris and the 1907 Quebec Bridge Collapse by

    When engineering students in Canada are soon to graduate, the solemn “Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer,” penned by none other than Rudyard Kipling, charges them with their Obligation to high standards, humility, and ethics. Each budding engineer ...


  • The Birdcages

    British Columbia's First Legislative Buildings 1859-1957 by

    Revealing a little-known chapter in the history of Victoria, British Columbia, The Birdcages, the province’s first legislative buildings, were built 1859-1864, the formative, tumultuous time of the Gold Rushes. Constructed on the site of the present ...


  • Forestry Recollections

    Red Lake 1926-1986 by

    In 1925, a gold rush exploded in this isolated area of northwestern Ontario. A surge of gold seekers hastened to get to Red Lake. With people flooding in, the provincial government decided to establish a presence. In 1926, the Department of Lands ...


  • 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 ...