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  • Jim Crow Also Lived Here

    Structural Racism And Generational Poverty - Growing Up Black in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia by

    Many people believe that racism and discrimination against those of African descent was primarily an American experience. However, this book dispels that myth by recounting Leonard Albert Paris’s first eighteen years (1948–1966), growing up as a ...


  • Wheatfield Empire

    The Listener's Guide to The Guess Who by

    Winnipeg’s The Guess Who are Canada’s original international rock n’ roll superstars. But despite the band’s enduring popularity, no one has assembled a comprehensive history of their recording career… until now. In exquisite detail that serious ...


  • A Lucky Prairie Boy

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    Resilience. Persistence. Determination. Ingenuity. These are qualities farmers possess, and they were required to be a successful pioneer. They also happened to be some of the founding characteristics of the Brewster family. Douglas K. Brewster ...


  • Rockin' On The Rideau

    Ottawa's Golden Age of Rock and Roll by

    The music world exploded into Technicolor on February 9, 1964, when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and ignited the music phenomenon dubbed “The British Invasion”. In the weeks and months to come, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Ottawa ...


  • Where Orioles Nest and Crocus Bloom

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    The compiled articles in Where Orioles Nest and Crocuses Bloom track almost 125 years of life in Western Canada, reaching way back to the early 1900s and travelling forward to present-day. The book is divided into four sections: Our Family, Our ...


  • Garnish

    My Hometown, My Story by

    I was born in Garnish where I received my early education. I went on to study Naval Architecture at the Marine Institute in St. John’s, which led to a forty year career as a designer at Marystown Shipyard in Marystown, NL; but my life was about much ...


  • Hometown Asylum

    A History and Memoir of Institutional Care by

    Starting in 1911, and for many years, the Alberta Hospital Ponoka, or AHP, was the largest and highest-population psychiatric institution in the Western Canadian Province of Alberta. It was also located on the outskirts of Jack Martin’s hometown, ...


  • From Dean to Dand

    The Wanderings of One Branch of the Hathaway Family from England to the Canadian Prairies by

    From Dean to Dand follows the Hathaway patronymic from its inception in the Forest of Dean in Wales, when it was recorded in the Domesday Book. The family spread across England before crossing the Atlantic to the American colonies. One branch of the ...


  • My Oatway Harrison Story

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    The Canadian prairies at the turn of the twentieth century was a land of opportunity, but struggle and trial waited around every corner. The Oatway and Harrison families were pioneers in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. My Oatway Harrison ...


  • 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 ...