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Jan Peterson

Born and educated in Scotland, Jan Peterson immigrated with her family to Kingston, Ontario, in 1957. In 1972, she moved with her husband, Ray, and their three children to Port Alberni. With a lifelong interest in painting, writing, and history, she is recognized for her many years of involvement in the arts and community service. As a reporter for the Alberni Valley Times, she won a Jack Wasserman Award for investigative journalism. Jan and Ray retired to Nanaimo in 1996, where she continues to research and write. She is the author of nine previous books, including Hub City: Nanaimo 1886–1920 and Kilts on the Coast: The Scots Who Built BC.

  Books by Jan Peterson

Hub City
Nanaimo: 1886-1920
by Jan Peterson
CDN$ 19.95 (paperback)

Black Diamond City
Nanaimo — The Victorian Era
by Jan Peterson
CDN$ 18.95 (paperback)

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