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  • History Matters

    Stories and Photographs from the Archives of the Lakes District Museum by

    Located in the geographic centre of British Columbia, the Lakes District is a unique region with a fascinating backstory. History Matters, the first book published by the Lakes District Museum Society in a half century, gives readers a glimpse into ...


  • By the Light of the Coal Oil Lamp

    Memories of a Small-Town Saskatchewan Childhood by

    The book begins with our little girl, Ruth, just learning that she can open the lock that is keeping her from leaving the front porch and going down to the street. Her baby brother is born, and her family moves to a small Saskatchewan town where she ...


  • Thirst!

    A Story of Prohibition In Ontario by

    Prohibition was the law of the land in both Ontario and the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Yet because of the one key difference between Ontario’s Temperance Act and America’s Eighteenth Amendment, smugglers could make small fortunes ...


  • The Englishman in the Valley

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    To a passerby, Aubrey Rooke is an unassuming man with little to his name. To those that know him, Aubrey is an eccentric, kind, and community driven man. Be it railroads or elections, Aubrey is known to dedicate all he has in support of his ...


  • Swindler

    A.E. Dawson and The Canadian Problem by

    Insurance salesman. Farm hand. Bay Street elite. Writer. Grandfather. International criminal. A.E. Dawson was all these things--and more. Part family memoir, part criminal history and part adventure story, Swindler journeys from the bucolic ...


  • The Georgian Bay Ship Canal

    Canada's Abandoned National Dream by

    The Georgian Bay Ship Canal was a river and lake canalization scheme designed to create a commercial waterway along the route of the voyageurs. It was the dream of Canadian businessmen and entrepreneurs for centuries. Originally a trade route for ...


  • Rockin' on the Rideau 2: The 70's

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    In his first book “Rockin’ on the Rideau: Ottawa’s Golden Age of Rock and Roll”, veteran Ottawa broadcaster and musicologist Jim Hurcomb pulled back the curtain on the first 15 years of Rock and Roll in Ottawa, from 1955-1970. That fascinating ...


  • Nation Builders and Enemy Aliens

    Four Centuries of German Experience in Canada by

    Today German Canadians are among Canada’s most assimilated citizens, often distinguishable from other Canadians by their name only. For centuries their pioneer farmers, economic developers, industrialists, professionals, musicians, artists, ...


  • Dear Bill

    Letters to Dad 1939 - 1945 The War Years by

    Dear Bill is, in many ways, a time capsule that illuminates and brilliantly colours the years of 1939-1945 from a uniquely Canadian pioneer perspective. Bill Treadgold was a young man from Kelowna, BC commissioned into the RCAF; while his war ...


  • Unsayable Absence

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    In the dusk of a disaster, Una McFadden is faced with indescribable pain and uncertainty in the middle of the Great Depression. She finds herself grieving in an asylum, wondering if she will ever see her children again. As a child growing up on the ...