Category: Canada

  • Air Quality Management: Canadian Perspectives on a Global Issue

    This e-book presents a large evaluate of the problems regarding dealing with of air caliber in Canada. find out about the air concerns that experience prompted affects to ecosystems or human wellbeing and fitness and for this reason been exact to be managed. Discover how Canada’s nationwide governance concerning a federal executive besides provincial and territorial governments affects the air caliber administration strategy. know the way Canadians deal with their air caliber in context with the us, their biggest and closest neighbour. Benefit from the event of forty three of Canada’s such a lot skilled air caliber administration pros who percentage their insights into the country of air caliber in Canada this present day, the way it is controlled, in addition to giving a glimpse into the future.​
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  • I Am an Islander

    By Patrick Ledwell

    No guy is a Prince Edward Island. That’s an outstanding factor, as the tiny province is eroding a metre according to year.  In his new choice of side-splitting essays, i'm An Islander, Patrick Ledwell explores the hilarity of lifestyles seen from the country’s crumbling jap area. Raised in a huge family members, the Island comic seems to be again at his rural roots. i'm an Islander is a humorous and heartfelt stockpile of standup, sketches, and rants, banked as much as guard your reliable humour opposed to every thing that would erode it.
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  • The Long Stretch (The Cape Breton Trilogy, Book 1)

    By Linden MacIntyre

    From a proficient storyteller and one in all Canada’ s most dear newshounds, The lengthy Stretch is a saga of affection and struggle, the tale of these who've "gone away" and those that are pressured to stick. in a single apocalyptic evening, John Gillis and his estranged cousin Sextus confront a part century of half-truths and suppositions that experience formed and scarred their lives, their households and their insular Cape Breton group. Telling tales that get to the bottom of a number of secrets and techniques, they start to gain that they have been broken prior to they have been born, their fathers and a detailed good friend forming an unholy trilogy in a sad second of battle. one of the roots of a posh and painful dating, they discover the reality of a fateful day John has spent two decades attempting to overlook. Taut and brilliantly paced, etched with quiet humour and crafted with fiery discussion, The lengthy Stretch is a captivating novel within the culture of Alistair MacLeod, David Adams Richards and Ann-Marie MacDonald.
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  • Canada 1911: The Decisive Election that Shaped the Country

    One hundred years in the past, Canadians went to the polls to determine the destiny in their state in an election that raised concerns very important to Canada’s nationwide independence and its position on the planet. Canadians confronted a transparent selection among unfastened exchange with the USA and constancy to the British Empire, and the choices they made in September 1911 assisted in shaping Canada’s political and fiscal historical past for the remainder of the century. Canada 1911 revisits and re-examines this momentous flip in Canadian background, whilst Canadians really stumbled on themselves at a parting of the methods. It was once Canada’s first nice sleek election and one of many first expressions of the beginning of recent Canada. The poet Rudyard Kipling famously wrote on the time that this election used to be not anything under a struggle for Canada’s soul. This booklet will clarify why.

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  • Whitetail Shooting Gallery

    By Annette Lapointe

    Fiction. Finalist, ReLit Award. Finalist, McNally Robinson ebook of the yr (Manitoba e-book Awards). Finalist, Bisexual e-book Award (USA). BC Books for BC faculties choice. such a lot expected Books of Fall 2012 decide, 49th Shelf. WHITETAIL capturing GALLERY, a brand new novel from award-winning writer and Giller Prize nominee Annette Lapointe, is decided within the outer city, frequently desolate, panorama of the Saskatchewan prairie. Horses, bears, kissing cousins, and different human animals conspire in a chain of conflicts that bring about unintended gunfire and scarring—both actual and emotional—that take a long time to heal.

    "a moody, atmospheric portrait of small-town life…the author's expertise for descriptive, evocative prose compels the reader ahead. She imbues the sparse panorama of Jenn and Jason's prairie atmosphere with an eerie, unhappy beauty."—Foreword Reviews

    "Imagine Alissa York's Fauna yet in rural Saskatchewan and with all of the sentimentality stripped away. think plenty of intercourse, kissing cousins, a gunshot to the face, and a suite of tooth that get kicked in over and over. think a family members farmhouse, state roads, the type of position you have to stream to elevate your children in case you do not glance too heavily. The hockey participant, the pastor's daughter, how he is giving blow jobs to his teammates, and she's having intercourse along with her most sensible friend.…WHITETAIL taking pictures GALLERY baffled me thoughout, disturbed and bothered me, however it additionally intrigued me, always stunned me, by no means stopped me pondering what may ensue subsequent. it really is an anti-pastoral, a classy portrayal of rural existence. … Annette Lapointe's literary acceptance was once proven with Stolen, which used to be nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2006. And the following in her moment e-book, she's turning Can-Lit on its head, demanding not just her readers' sensibilities, but in addition rules approximately what a singular will be. And the latter appears a demand for the type of booklet that i love best."—Pickle Me This (blog)

    "Wintry, significantly offbeat, written with a chic precision, and from time to time slyly humorous … Lapointe's appealing therapy of poète maudit subject material by no means fails to impress."—The Vancouver Sun

    "In WHITETAIL capturing GALLERY, Lapointe supplies us an animalistic view of the teenager international. this isn't small-town rural existence as idyllic or pastoral. Lapointe's international displays the turmoil, raging feelings and hormones brewing within teens. … the plot is nearly secondary to Lapointe's bright, strong voice and her fantastically savage view of rural prairie life." —Winnipeg unfastened Press
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  • The Farfarers: A New History of North America

    By Farley Mowat

    In this bestseller, Farley Mowat demanding situations the normal thought that the Vikings have been the 1st Europeans to arrive North the US, providing an unforgettable portrait of the Albans, a race originating from the island referred to now as Britain. Battered via repeated invasions from their competitive neighbors—Celt, Roman, and Norse—the Albans fled west. Their look for security, and for the large walrus herds on which their survival depended, ultimately took them to the land referred to now as Newfoundland and Labrador. Skillfully weaving jointly clues accumulated from 40 years of analysis, Mowat provides a desirable account of a forgotten history.
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  • Northwords

    Northwords is a cross-platform venture that takes city Canadian writers Joseph Boyden, Sarah Leavitt, Rabindranth Maharaj, Noah Richler, and Alissa York to a few of the world’s so much severe environments, to hitch the dialog concerning the north.

    Introduced through award-winning journalist and radio character Shelagh Rogers, Northwords is a suite of reports written through acclaimed Canadian authors as they skilled one in all Canada’s so much awe-inspiring northern nationwide parks Torngat Mountains nationwide Park, the country’s most up-to-date nationwide park, and a spot steeped in geological and human background. The cross-platform undertaking, which incorporates a documentary movie that follows the authors as they explored the cruel and wonderful terrain, had adventures, and created those new works, provides to the ongoing tale of the North. The tales discover the assumption of the North, and what occurs while the country’s top writers take on its such a lot overwhelmingly appealing places.

    Taking benefit of possibilities provided by means of transmedia integration, clients can adventure the tales within the writers’ personal phrases via Anansi electronic, in addition to study extra approximately their techniques and what encouraged them via interactive content material. clients could have entry to movie and audio content material, and jointly, those similar media will create a bigger tale internet, permitting the viewers to actually immerse themselves within the attractions, sounds, and tales of the North.

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  • From Classroom to Battlefield: Victoria High School and the First World War

    In August 1914, Canada chanced on itself jolted from its fabulous isolation by means of the onrush of a ecu disaster. In Victoria, British Columbia, adolescence who have been expert at Victoria highschool went to conflict and have been without end replaced by means of the adventure.

    From school room to Battlefield follows the reports of this cohort in the course of the moment conflict of Ypres, while Canadians suffered extraordinarily from the German use of poison gasoline; the horrors of the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and Amiens; and, ultimately, victory at Mons. It weaves Victoria excessive colleges idealistic hopes into the realities of the discomfort, anguish, and demise in remote fields of fireplace, whereas studying legacies of the clash at domestic. it is a poignant ebook approximately struggle, reminiscence, and sacrifice from one in every of Canadas preeminent writers of old nonfiction.

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  • Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy: The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir

    Among the real tales that have to be informed approximately noteworthy Canadians, Lincoln Alexander’s sits on the most sensible of the checklist. Born in Toronto in 1922, the son of a maid and a railway porter, Alexander launched into an exemplary existence direction that has concerned army provider for his nation, a winning political occupation, a thriving legislation occupation, and vocal advocacy on matters starting from antiracism to the significance of education.

    In this biography, Shoveller strains a outstanding sequence of occasions from Alexander’s formative years to the current that assisted in shaping the charismatic and influential chief whose influence is still felt this present day. From dealing with down racism to demanding the postwar Ontario institution, changing into Canada’s first black member of Parliament, exciting royalty as Ontario’s lieutenant-governor, and serving as chancellor of 1 of Canada’s top universities, Alexander’s is the final word, uplifting Canadian good fortune tale, the embodiment of what defines Canada.

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  • North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both

    By Cea Sunrise Person

    Sex, medicines, and . . . malicious program stew? within the vein of The Glass Castle and Wild, Cea dawn Person’s compelling memoir of a early life spent along with her dysfunctional counter-culture relatives within the Canadian wilderness—a searing tale of actual, emotional, and mental survival.

    In the overdue Sixties, using the crest of the counterculture circulate, Cea’s family members left a comfy life in California to dwell off the land within the Canadian barren region. yet not like so much commune dwellers of the time, the folks weren’t attempting to construct a brand new society—they desired to get away civilization altogether. Led by way of Cea’s grandfather Dick, they lived a pot-smoking, free-loving, clothing-optional lifestyles less than a canvas tipi with no working water, electrical energy, or warmth for the sour winters.

    Living out her grandparents’ dream together with her teenage mom Michelle, younger Cea knew little of the area past her wooded area. She spent her summers taking part in nude within the meadow and her winters snowshoeing in the back of the grandfather she idolized. regardless of fierce storms, nutrients shortages, and the occasional drug-and-sex-infused occasion for viewers, it appeared to be a normally chuffed lifestyles. For Michelle, in spite of the fact that, now lengthy separated from Cea’s father, there has been one the most important point lacking: a guy. whilst Cea used to be 5, Michelle took her at the highway with a brand new boyfriend. because the trio set upon a sequence of ill-fated adventures, Cea started to query either her hugely strange global and the hedonistic girl on the centre of it—questions that at last advanced into an all-consuming look for a extra basic existence. eventually, in her early adolescents, Cea learned she must make a selection as drastic because the one her grandparents as soon as had which will shop herself.

    While a winning foreign modeling profession provided her a manner out of the wasteland, Cea came upon that this new international used to be in its personal approach daunting and entire of demanding situations. Containing twenty-four intimate black-and-white kinfolk photographs, North of Normal is Cea’s humorous, stunning, heartbreaking, and positive story of self-discovery and attractiveness, adversity, and energy that might go away no reader unmoved.

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