Category Archives: Authors and Writers

Rare Books

The Peace Country is chock full of authors with published books, but sometimes it is very difficult to get your hands on that writing.  Luckily, our local libraries can sometimes come through where bookstores and online sources can’t.  Here are … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Falling Leaves

Fall is here for sure now, having blasted through on Wednesday evening.  Time to read a poem about all the wonderful things about the season (and not too much about snow!). Check out this Acrostic Poem by Elle Fredine. If … Continue reading

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Vanishing Sentinals

The golden age of the towering prairie sentinel, the grain elevator, is long past now, but there are still some of the wooden mammoths that have somehow survived weathering, fire, and making way for the new. Some elevators are being … Continue reading

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Back to the Red Road

You may have read an article here on Town Spirit about a teacher who discovered, decades after the fact, that she had been teaching at a residential school where abuse was rampant yet hidden from her.  You can find that … Continue reading

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Author David Leonard

Dr. David Leonard is a historian and author of two books rich with information about times past in the Peace.  The Trail to Assumption, a work of fiction, is available now at the Dunvegan Interpretive Centre.  The second book is … Continue reading

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Canoeing Across Canada

If you liked the post about the Peace Country cross-country paddlers, you might want to check out the book written by a member of the crew.  Jon P. van Tamelen wrote Canada by Canoe: Hudson Hope, British Columbia, to Montreal, … Continue reading

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Butler’s Spring

Sir William Francis Butler was travelling along the banks of the Peace River just in time to see the arrival of spring, 1873.  The sense of happy satisfaction that comes with the event hasn’t changed much since then 🙂 From … Continue reading

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