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10 B.C. Day reads from the 1130 Bookshelf


VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Looking for something to read this B.C. Day? Here are 10 suggestions from the 1130 Bookshelf to help you out.

On Their Own Terms: True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island by Haley Healey

First-time author Haley Healey says she was inspired to write the book after learning the story of backcountry gardener, wilderness entrepreneur, and cougar bounty hunter Ada Anna Rae-Arthur, also known as “Cougar Annie,” during a recent visit to Tofino.

Legacy of Trees: Purposeful Wandering Through Vancouver’s Stanley Park by Nina Shoroplova

Talk about seeing the forest for the trees. In Legacy of Trees, author Nina Shoroplova argues the history of its trees is really a history of the Stanley Park itself.

Land of Destiny: A History of Vancouver Real Estate by Jesse Donaldson

You know the old saying: the more things change the more they stay the same. That can also be said about housing (or the lack thereof) in our region. Author and historian Jesse Donaldson found that out while researching his latest book, Land of Destiny.

Vancouver After Dark: The Wild History of a City’s Nightlife by Aaron Chapman

Richly illustrated and lovingly told, in Vancouver After Dark, author Aaron Chapman is quick to dismiss any talk of Vancouver ever having been a “no fun city” or of the golden age of Vancouver’s club scene truly being over.

From Where I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada by Jody Wilson-Raybould

More independent voices, less partisanship: Jody Wilson Raybould says that’s what we need in Ottawa if we really want to achieve true reconciliation with our indigenous peoples.

Magic Moments in BC Sports: A Century in Photos by Kate Bird

From the miracle mile to the golden goal, there have been plenty of magic moments in B.C. sports. This book collects them all, including some you may have forgotten.

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of The Sasquatch by John Zada

It is one of the great unanswered questions of our time: whether or not the Sasquatch is real. In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of The Sasquatch puts as much value in the Sasquatch as a symbol than in any material proof that it actually exists.

Vancouverism by Larry Beasley

How did the city we know and love become the way it is and what can other places learn from it? That’s the theme of the book Vancouverism.

Cougar Companions: Bute Inlet Country and The Legendary Schnarrs by Judith Williams

Few people who visited British Columbia’s remote Bute Inlet country between the 1890s and the 1940s stayed there for long, but those who did left an impression. That was certainly true of the Schnarr family.

The Lieutenant Governors of British Columbia by Jenny Clayton

From “constitutional fire extinguisher” to “promoter-in-chief,” the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia is not just a ceremonial position. This book looks at the evolution of the role over the years.

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