Books

This group of CP Rail passengers helped remove rock from the tracks on Oct. 29, 1978. This photo, along with many other recently digitized photos, can be found in former CP conductor John Cowan’s new book. He hopes the book will help him reconnect with those helpful passengers that day. (John Cowan photo)

Former CP conductor on the hunt for helpful strangers in 70s photo

John Cowan is looking for the group of strangers who helped clear the tracks east of Golden in 1978

This group of CP Rail passengers helped remove rock from the tracks on Oct. 29, 1978. This photo, along with many other recently digitized photos, can be found in former CP conductor John Cowan’s new book. He hopes the book will help him reconnect with those helpful passengers that day. (John Cowan photo)
Book One of the ‘Along the Way’ series features Albert the dinosaur in Alberta at the start of his cross-Canada adventure. (Courtesy of Teresa Schapansky)

Island author and a dinosaur go ‘Along the Way’ in a new children’s book series

Teresa Schapansky releases 12-book series on Canadian geography

Book One of the ‘Along the Way’ series features Albert the dinosaur in Alberta at the start of his cross-Canada adventure. (Courtesy of Teresa Schapansky)
Museum at Campbell River Curator Beth Boyce is pleased to release ‘Twas the Wreck of Northwestern. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Children’s book chronicles Christmas windfall from Vancouver Island shipwreck

Tale recalls hospitality of the locals/ sneaky salvaging after boat went aground in 1927

Museum at Campbell River Curator Beth Boyce is pleased to release ‘Twas the Wreck of Northwestern. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Chef Ian Riddick of Ucluelet’s Heartwood Kitchen and Chef Lisa Ahier of Tofino’s SoBo Restaurant at the Oct. 21 Island Eats book launch.

New ‘Island Eats’ cookbook celebrates Vancouver Island food

Book paints a picture of Vancouver Island with a compendium of over 80 recipes from signature chefs

Chef Ian Riddick of Ucluelet’s Heartwood Kitchen and Chef Lisa Ahier of Tofino’s SoBo Restaurant at the Oct. 21 Island Eats book launch.
Eva Hilborn, the founder of ‘Wonderful World of Books,’ sitting in her Qualicum Beach home, looking at what books might be a good fit for her program which delivers free books to three-year-olds in the School District 69 (Qualicum) catchment area. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Author, 95, shares lifelong love of books with three-year-olds in Bowser

Foundation hopes to expand delivery of free reading material to children

Eva Hilborn, the founder of ‘Wonderful World of Books,’ sitting in her Qualicum Beach home, looking at what books might be a good fit for her program which delivers free books to three-year-olds in the School District 69 (Qualicum) catchment area. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book is ‘Lonely Doug.’ (Photo courtesy Bread and Clutter)

Vancouver Island children’s author writes about famous fir tree ‘Lonely Doug’

Writer and illustrator Lindsay Ford releases 10th children’s book

Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book is ‘Lonely Doug.’ (Photo courtesy Bread and Clutter)
The Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum logo. (CFUWPQ website photo)
The Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum logo. (CFUWPQ website photo)
Eva Hilborn, left, and Cathy Van Herwaarden as they prepare donated books for Bowser Elementary School area three-year-olds. (Submitted photo)

25 books for 25 youngsters donated in Bowser Elementary School catchment area

Newly formed foundation ‘Wonderful World of Books’ provides gifts

Eva Hilborn, left, and Cathy Van Herwaarden as they prepare donated books for Bowser Elementary School area three-year-olds. (Submitted photo)
Nanoose Bay author Vince Ditrich’s debut novel is ‘The Liquor Vicar.’ (Photo courtesy Alec Watson)

Nanoose Bay author and former Spirit of the West drummer releases first novel

Vince Ditrich’s ‘The Liquor Vicar’ will be available as of Aug. 17

Nanoose Bay author Vince Ditrich’s debut novel is ‘The Liquor Vicar.’ (Photo courtesy Alec Watson)
Fourteen-year-old Kwalikum Secondary School student illustrates children’s book ‘The Amazing Adventures of Anna the Rat,’ written by retired elementary school teacher from Quadra Island, Michael Redican. (Submitted photo).

Qualicum Beach teen illustrates children’s book to promote access to reading

Teegan Walshe plans to donate her portion of sale proceeds to reading foundation

Fourteen-year-old Kwalikum Secondary School student illustrates children’s book ‘The Amazing Adventures of Anna the Rat,’ written by retired elementary school teacher from Quadra Island, Michael Redican. (Submitted photo).
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
Nanaimo author Greg Fraser’s debut book is ‘Joseph William McKay: A Métis Business Leader in Colonial British Columbia.’ (Photo courtesy HA Photography)

Author pens biography of Métis man who ‘founded’ Nanaimo in colonial B.C.

Former history teacher Greg Fraser, of Nanaimo, examines life of Joseph William McKay in debut book

Nanaimo author Greg Fraser’s debut book is ‘Joseph William McKay: A Métis Business Leader in Colonial British Columbia.’ (Photo courtesy HA Photography)
Nanaimo children’s book author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book, ‘Candy Bar War,’ recounts the time children protested the rising price of chocolate. A mural commemorating the protest is on display in Chemainus. (Photo courtesy Joseph Lyons)

Author tells true story of the B.C. kids’ post-war candy protest that swept the country

‘Candy Bar War’ tells the tale of when chocolate jumped from 5 to 8 cents and the kids didn’t take it

Nanaimo children’s book author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book, ‘Candy Bar War,’ recounts the time children protested the rising price of chocolate. A mural commemorating the protest is on display in Chemainus. (Photo courtesy Joseph Lyons)
Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Qualicum Beach author, Salle de la Rue Browne with her first ever published book ‘The Fairy Hollow Chronicles’. The two sequels are slated for release later this year. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach author pens children’s book during pandemic

‘The Fairy Hollow Chronicles’ a coming-of-age story for youngsters to enjoy

Qualicum Beach author, Salle de la Rue Browne with her first ever published book ‘The Fairy Hollow Chronicles’. The two sequels are slated for release later this year. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo author Haley Healey recently launched her second book, ‘Flourishing and Free: More Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island.’ (Photo courtesy Kristin Wenberg)

Nanaimo author pens second book on ‘trailblazing’ Vancouver Island women

Haley Healey’s ‘Flourishing and Free’ follows her 2020 debut ‘On Their Own Terms’

Nanaimo author Haley Healey recently launched her second book, ‘Flourishing and Free: More Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island.’ (Photo courtesy Kristin Wenberg)
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 file photo, Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection at John Lewis in Oxford Street. (Mark Large/Pool via AP, File)

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to release 1st children’s book

Meghan and Harry are expecting their second child, a girl, later this year

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 file photo, Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection at John Lewis in Oxford Street. (Mark Large/Pool via AP, File)
A copy of the book “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” by Dr. Seuss, rests in a chair, Monday, March 1, 2021, in Walpole, Mass. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the business that preserves and protects the author and illustrator’s legacy, announced on his birthday, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that it would cease publication of several children’s titles including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo,” because of insensitive and racist imagery. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

6 Dr. Seuss books won’t be published for racist images

Books affected include McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super! and The Cat’s Quizzer

A copy of the book “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” by Dr. Seuss, rests in a chair, Monday, March 1, 2021, in Walpole, Mass. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the business that preserves and protects the author and illustrator’s legacy, announced on his birthday, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that it would cease publication of several children’s titles including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo,” because of insensitive and racist imagery. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book is ‘Science Girl.’ (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)

B.C. children’s writer encourages girls to pursue the sciences in new book

Lindsay Ford is holding a virtual launch for latest book, ‘Science Girl’

Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book is ‘Science Girl.’ (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)
George Olson with his copy of 'Our Wild & Precious Lives: Collective Wisdom and Wit from the Heart of Berwick Qualicum Beach.' Books cost $25, and 100 per cent of the proceeds go to the Society of Organized Services (SOS).

Qualicum Beach seniors pen stories of resilience

Wit and wisdom, poetry and prose, with $25 from each sale going to SOS

  • Jan 25, 2021
George Olson with his copy of 'Our Wild & Precious Lives: Collective Wisdom and Wit from the Heart of Berwick Qualicum Beach.' Books cost $25, and 100 per cent of the proceeds go to the Society of Organized Services (SOS).