Category Archives: Authors and Writers

Spring on Chimeroo’s Land

Yesterday’s post was about Chimeroo, The Keeper of the Peace, as told to Sir William Francis Butler.  In celebration of the May Long Weekend, here is a further passage from Butler’s book: It would not be easy to exaggerate the … Continue reading

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Peace Country Films

Have you ever seen a movie set in the Peace Country?  Maybe you don’t know that there is a film company just up the road in Peace River. In 2005, Peace Country Films Ltd. shot a movie with some serious … Continue reading

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Sweeney’s Springtime on the Peace

Spring is here, the robins say so!  The sight of the first butterfly or bunnikin has always been an event worthy of note in the Peace Country, so we’re marking it with a poem from the Bard of the Peace, … Continue reading

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Dawson Creek Children’s Author

Doris Brocke of Dawson Creek has written a book, for children but charming for all ages, called The ABC Musical Garden.  Filled with wordplay and humour, the book will make the ABCs easy to remember, and also the names of … Continue reading

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Bannock and Beans

A final addendum to the story of the Bedaux Expedition: one of the cowboys who was along for the ride (probably on a horse and not in a Citroen) has written his memoirs of the expedition, the wilderness, and the … Continue reading

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God’s Galloping Girl

Monica Storrs, daughter of an English Cathedral Dean, packed up her bags and moved to Canada at the age of 40.  Obviously no coward, she arrived in the Peace Country in October 1929, just ahead of the winter and the … Continue reading

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Grande Prairie Author “One of Canada’s Most Promising Young Writers”

This is an update to a post  first posted in March of 2009. Thomas Wharton lived in the Peace Country until he was a teenager, then moved on to Jasper and Edmonton, where he lives now.  His career path took … Continue reading

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