Category Archives: Arts

Rustic Oracle: seeing the missing womens crisis through a child’s eyes

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Award-winning Mohawk filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau, (Le dep, The Oka Legacy, Last Call Indian), is premiering her latest film Rustic Oracle this week in Nanaimo and Kelowna.

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Marnie’s Books – Small Bookstore with big draw on Cortes Island

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Folks from far-flung places land on Cortes Island every summer to swim the lakes, paddle the seas and explore the forests.

Yet a top destination in this B.C. outdoor adventure paradise is a tiny independent bookstore called Marnie’s Books. The red, cottage-like bookstore punctuated by an aquamarine door is a hive of activity whenever it’s open.

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Shaena Lambert launches her Latest novel – Petra – on Cortes Island

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

The internationally recognized novelist Shaena Lambert recently made a virtual visit to Marnie’s Books, on Cortes Island. Four of works have been chosen for Best Canadian stories and the Globe and Mail recognised three of her previous novels as books of the year. Lambert is also a dedicated environmentalist, who was arrested twice during the Burnaby Mountain protests, and continues to actively oppose oil pipelines and logging of old growth. In the most recent Folk U Friday radio program,  the Vancouver novelist explained why she chose to virtually launch her new novel, Petra, on Cortes Island. 

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Shaena Lambert and Canada’s Independent Book Seller Day say thank you to the “best little island book store ever” Marnie’s Books

Folk University’s Folk U Talks returned to Cortes Radio live shows and podcast recordings on Friday August 28th with a virtual book launch featuring sometimes local author Shaena Lambert and a guest appearance by Marnie Andrews of Marnie’s Books in celebration of Canada’s Independent Book Seller Day. 

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