Tag Archives: Books

The inspiration for ‘Mother’s Keep’

Frank Wayne Mottl’s new book opens up in Gibsons, on the Sunshine Coast, a little more than a century ago.  Like his first book, ‘the Cumberland Tales‘, ‘Mother’s Keep’ blends the flavours of actual and imagined events. This has prompted readers to ask him about the characters.

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The Mystery Mountain Project comes to Cortes Island

On Sunday November 7, Bryan Thompson and Susanna Oreskovic will be bringing The Mystery Mountain Project to Mansons Hall on Cortes Island.

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Ruth Ozeki explores loss, love and our insatiable relationship with things

 National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Benny hears things and Annabelle hoards them. 

In her latest novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, award-winning novelist Ruth Ozeki bears witness as a teenage boy and his mother, Benny and Annabel Oh, process their grief after Kenji — a kind, jazz-loving, pot-smoking clarinetist father and husband — suffers the ignoble death of being run over by a chicken truck in a grungy back alley.

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Telling children about residential schools

By Anna McKenzie,  The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

This article contains content about residential schools that may be triggering. Support for survivors and their families is available. Call the Indian Residential School Survivors Society at 1-800-721-0066, 1-866-925-4419 for the 24-7 crisis line. The KUU-US Crisis Line Society also offers 24-7 support at 250-723-4050 for adults, 250-723-2040 for youth, or toll free at 1-800-588-8717.

In the aftermath of the shocking news of 215 children’s bodies being discovered in a mass burial site at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, IndigiNews spoke with educators to gather resources on how to engage with children and youth.

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