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Par Larry Pynn. 1996
In 1992, Vancouver Sun journalist Larry Pynn decided to undertake an adventure. He followed the old Stikine Trail in the…Yukon, by foot, horseback and canoe, to the Klondike. He discovered many relics, met colourful characters, and relived Canadian gold rush history.
Par Jerry Kobalenko. 2002
Ellesmere Island lays a mere 450 miles from the North Pole and has the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere…east of the Rockies. For more than a decade, Kobalenko has traced the routes of explorers and Inuits, and broken many new trails across the frozen terrain of Ellesmere Island. He investigates the motives and mistakes of the island's first explorers, searches for clues to the mysterious disappearance of scientist-explorer Dr. Hans Kruger and the murder of an Inuit guide. 2002.
Par Pierre Berton. 1996
Berton relates the history of the Great Lakes and the humans who have lived around them. From their birth during…the Ice Age to the fight to save them from pollution, Berton tells the many stories which their shores have witnessed. 1996.
Par Jim DeFede. 2002
As flights were temporarily grounded following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the town of Gander found itself hosting over 6,000 stranded…commercial airline passengers. The people of Gander put up the unexpected guests in schools, community centres and even their own homes. A heartwarming story of strangers being greeted with exemplary kindness. 2002.
Par Matt Jackson. 2004
In 1997, Matt Jackson quit his job, strode to the edge of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lake Louise, and began…his journey. His plan was to hitchhike across Canada, expecting the trip to take three months - but didn't arrive in Newfoundland until three and a half years later. It's a good, old-fashioned road tale. 2004.
Par Andrew H Malcolm. 1985
Par Charles Gordon. 1997
In the summer of 1996, Charles Gordon and his wife Nancy packed up the family car and drove across Canada…and back. Gordon writes of the places they visited, the animals and other bizarre creatures they met, and the situations they found themselves in during the three month journey. 1997.
Par Christopher Moore, Janet Lunn, Bill Slavin. 2002
A coast-to-coast tour of Canada, examining the history and geography of Canada's 10 provinces and three territories, filled with little-known…facts and fascinating stories. Includes highlights of great historical moments, information about government and industries, and portraits of memorable men and women. There are also recipes for delicacies like Caribou Chilli, lists of the people who have gone over Niagara Falls, and things that people have seen in Lake Okanagan. For grades 4-7. c2002.
Par James Laxer. 2006
In 1604, a small group of migrants fled political turmoil and famine in France to start a new colony on…Canada's east coast. Their roughly demarcated territory included what are now Canada's Maritime provinces, land that was fought over by the British and French empires until the Acadians were finally expelled in 1755. In the absence of a state, what defines an Acadian today is elusive, and while their community, centred in New Brunswick, is more confident than ever, it is entering a contentious debate about its future. Some descriptions of violence. 2006.
Par Tom Monte, Elliot Tiber. 2009
This is the extraordinary, behind-the-scenes tale of how Woodstock went from a pipe dream to the most iconic rock concert…of all time. Elliot Tiber, then known as Eliyahu Teichberg, was a budding painter in the 1960s. He also happened to be head of his local chamber of commerce--and owner of the yearly permit to hold summer music concerts. The rest, as they say, is history. 2009.
Par Sid Marty. 1999
Sid Marty presents a collection of true Rock Mountain tales drawn on his own memories and those of friends and…former colleagues. Among his subjects are: the old guide who built a staircase up a cliff; the stranded snowshoer who was rescued between rounds of beer in a Banff tavern; the man who catered to hungry grizzlies; an opinionated packrat with a gift for larceny; and a horse named Candy whose heart was as big as a stove. 1999.
So, you want to be Canadian: All About The Most Fascinating People In The World And The Magical Place That They Call Home
Par Kerry Colburn, Rob Sorensen. 2004
Long known as funny, charming and peaceable, Canadians are beloved the world over for their enlightened social policies and their…willingness to bring the beer. This essential guide features amazing Canadian inventions, great moments in Canadian history, and pointers on how to eat, drink, dress and apologize like a Canadian. 2004.
Par R. Michael M'Gonigle, Wendy C Wickwire. 1988
"Stein" explores the Stein River watershed in British Columbia. Recording its history, and of the Natives who first lived and…left their ancient art there, it also encompasses the ecological, anthropological, and cultural aspects of the area. The authors discuss the preservation of the Stein from logging, and champion the return to the land by local Natives. 1988.
Par Jill Frayne. 2002
After Jill Frayne's long-term relationship with her lover ended and her daughter left home, she packed up her life and…headed for the Yukon. Sleeping in her car or pitching a tent by the road, she became a solitary traveller and lived close to the natural world. What started out as a three-month trip became a personal journey that lasted several years. 2002.
Par Carle A Rigby. 1979
Par Margaret Owen. 1977
A Los Angeles family, weary of city living, found a satisfactory alternative in northern British Columbia. The years in the…wilderness, highlighted by the discovery of an important jade deposit, are humourously described. c1977.
Par Silver Donald Cameron. 1993
An account of the cruise which Silver Donald Cameron and his wife and son took in 1992 around the Maritimes…in their home-built wooden sloop. He talks about the places they visited - from Green Gables to the Magdalen Islands and the people they met, like a man who publishes a newsletter for potato growers. c1993.
Par Beth Hill. 1994
The author, an anthropologist, history buff and boater, has spent many summers combing the coastline of B.C. with her husband.…Here she fondly looks back on 30 years of living on the coast. 1996.
Par Ted Ferguson. 1985
Saving Alex: when I was fifteen I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that's when my nightmare began
Par Joanna Brooks, Alex Cooper. 2016
Two days after Alex Cooper told her parents that she was gay, they took their fifteen-year-old daughter to Utah, where…they signed over their parental rights to a group of fellow Mormons who promised to "cure" Alex. For eight harrowing months, Alex was held captive in an unlicensed "residential treatment program," a virtual gulag where thousands of American teenagers have been sent by fundamentalist parents. Forbidden from attending school, Alex was beaten and verbally abused, and forced to stand facing a wall for up to eighteen hours a day wearing a heavy backpack full of rocks that literally broke her back. "God's plan does not apply to gay people," her captors told her, using faith as a cudgel to punish and terrorize her. With the help of a dedicated legal team in Salt Lake City, Alex would eventually escape and make legal history in Utah by winning the right to live under the law's protection as an openly gay teenager. 2016.