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Barry Gough's From Classroom to Battlefield: Victoria High School and the First World War has arrived. Note these upcoming Vancouver Island events:

  • Thursday, November 27, Mulberry Bush Books, Qualicum Beach, 11:00 am
  • Thursday, November 27, Mulberry Bush Books, Parksville, 2:00 pm

CHEK Republic: A Revolution in Local Television, by Victoria author Diane Dakers, releases on November 23. Diane will give a presentation on the book at Bolen Books on Tuesday, December 2 at 7 pm. 


Sanford Osler, author of Canoe Crossings: Understanding the Craft That Helped Shape British Columbia, will give a talk and slideshow at Nanaimo Harbourfront Libary, on Tuesday, December 2, at 6:30 pm.


Congratulations to Barry Gough, winner of the prestigious Maritime Museum of B.C.'s 2014 SS Beaver Award for Maritime Excellence. 


 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.


 

 

 


Dangerous Spirits

Author: Shawn Smallman

In the traditional Algonquian world, the windigo is the spirit of selfishness, which can transform a person into a murderous cannibal. Native peoples over a vast stretch of North America—from Virginia in the south to Labrador in the north, from Nova Scotia in the east to Minnesota in the west—believed in the windigo, not only as a myth told in the darkness of winter, but also as a real danger.

Drawing on oral narratives, fur traders' journals, trial records, missionary accounts, and anthropologists’ field notes, this book is a revealing glimpse into indigenous beliefs, cross-cultural communication, and embryonic colonial relationships. It also ponders the recent resurgence of the windigo in popular culture and its changing meaning in a modern context.

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Diane Dakers

In her 24-year media career, Diane Dakers has written for most of Canada’s major daily newspapers and a number of national and regional magazines and weekly publications. Her voice has been heard on local, national, and provincial radio stations, and she has been a television host, reporter, producer, and writer. Diane is the author of CHEK TV: A Revolution in Local Television (Heritage House, November 2014). She holds a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton University in Ottawa. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.



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