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Congrats to Gordon E. Tolton for the release Healy's West: The Life and Times of John J. Healy. Come on down to Gord's book launch at Fort Whoop-Up National Historic Site, Lethbridge, AB, Saturday, July 19, 10 am -5 pm.
Gord will also be signing books at Coles Books in Medicine Hat, AB, on Saturday, July 26, 12-4 pm.


Sanford Osler, author of Canoe Crossings: Understanding the Craft That Helped Shape British Columbia, will give a free presenation on his book at the Pemberton Library, Saturday, August 2,  3 pm, in Pemberton, BC.


Patricia Mackay, author of Drugstore Cowgirl: Adventures in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, will do a book signing at the Alexis Creek Library, Tuesday, July 22, 4-6 pm, in Alexis Creek, BC.


Nick Marach, A Gillnet’s Drift: Tales of Fish and Freedom on the BC Coast, will be a featured author at the Word Vancouver Festival, Sunday, September 28 at Library Square, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver.  


Congratulations to Peter Johnson, winner (third place) of the BC Historical Federation  prize for Historical Writing for Quarantined: Life and Death at William Head Station, 1872-1959.


Congratulations to Daphne Sleigh, winner (honourable mention) of the BC Historical Federation prize for Historical Writing for The Artist in the Cloister: The  Life and Works of Father Dunstan Massey.


 

 

 

 

 

 


Haida Gwaii

Author: Dennis Horwood

Haida Gwaii, ancestral home of the Haida First Nation, was once as inaccessible and mysterious as it was beautiful. The tight cluster of islands off British Columbia’s northwest coast remained virtually untouchable for millennia, allowing its people to develop a distinct and exceptional cultural identity that was known and revered across the region. Today, Haida Gwaii—a name that means “islands of the people” in the Haida language—has piqued the interest of world travellers. Its magnificent beaches, unique flora and fauna, and world heritage sites have earned international acclaim. Gwaii Haanas National Park in the southern region of the archipelago was named “Best National Park in North America” by National Geographic Traveler.

In Haida Gwaii: Islands of the People, the newly updated edition of his bestselling guidebook, Dennis Horwood applies his in-depth knowledge of the islands’ geography, social history, and natural and cultural attractions to equip travellers with everything they need to know about visiting these glorious gems of the Pacific. This indispensible guide includes maps, regional histories, accommodation listings, sample itineraries, wildlife descriptions, recreation tips, and sixteen pages of colour photos.

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W.N. Marach

W.N. (Nick) Marach was born and raised in Wawa, Ontario, and studied architecture at the University of Manitoba and the University of British Columbia, graduating in 1968. After working for an architectural firm in Toronto, he travelled extensively by motorcycle in Europe and North Africa, before returning to Vancouver in 1972. That year he met his future wife, Veronica, and bought the T.K., an old, thirty-two-foot gillnetter. For the next decade, he fished each salmon season and worked as an architect at several Vancouver firms as time allowed. In 1982 Nick and his growing family moved to Yellowknife, where he took a job with the government of the Northwest Territories. He continued to fish during summer vacations spent in Vancouver. Nick sold his last gillnetter in 1990 and moved with his family back to the Lower Mainland in 1992. In 2001 he joined the City of Surrey as Manager of the Building Division and retired in 2011.

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