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Private Journal of Captain G.H. Richards, The

Edited by Linda Dorricott & Deidre Cullon

Captain Richards' journal is an account of three survey seasons on Vancouver Island aboard two British Navy ships, the HMS Plumper and the HMS Hecate. Between 1860 and 1862 Richards and his dedicated crew surveyed and charted the entire coastline of Vancouver Island, creating ... Read more

Rough Ground Revisited

By Kate Braid

Covering Rough Ground, Kate Braid’s first book, was published in 1991 and awarded the Pat Lowther Award for Best Book of Poetry by a Canadian Woman. Since then Kate has written extensively in prose, poetry and on CBC Radio about her and other women’s experiences in the construction ... Read more

Surveying the 120th Meridian and the Great Divide

By Jay Sherwood

SURVEYING THE 120TH MERIDIAN AND THE GREAT DIVIDE is the second book of a two-part series describing the initial Alberta/BC boundary survey undertaken between 1913-1924. SURVEYING THE 120TH MERIDIAN focuses on the years 1918-1924, when the Alberta crew continued the survey of ... Read more

The Devil's Breath

By Steve Hanon

On a warm spring day in June of 1914, two hundred and thirty-five men went down into the depths of the Hillcrest mine found in Alberta’s Crowsnest Pass. Only forty-six would make it out alive. The largest coal-mining disaster in Canadian history, the fateful tale of the Hillcrest ... Read more