From hospitals to dance halls, from the classroom to the cannery, this insightful history examines indigenous and immigrant women's positions in the workplace, home and wilderness. Unforgettable stories of women surviving in the unforgiving environment of early British Columbia.
At 86, Joe Garner tells about his fascinating life which began on Salt Spring Island, B.C. He remembers the hard Depression days, what it was like supervising tough wartime construction jobs, operating as many as 20 logging camps, and how he came to be a breeder of show-winning cattle. This is all about a life in British Columbia.
The author established her home deep in BC's Coast Mountains. Like her earlier book, Diary of a Wilderness Dweller, this contains tales of her daily routine, rich observations and adventures with wildlife. Many of these stories were first aired on Peter Gzowski's "Morningside" program on CBC Radio.
This third volume of collected issues of RAINCOAST CHRONICLES (issues 11 to 15) features stories and anecdotes relating the history of B.C.'s Pacific Coast. Accounts of fishing, logging and the social and multicultural fabric of the coast fill this collector's edition.