Category: Canada

  • Canadian Holy War: A Story of Clans, Tongs, Murder, and Bigotry

    Scottish nursemaid Janet Smith used to be the sufferer of a 1924 tragedy that ignited racial rigidity in a truly younger Vancouver. on the center of the problem have been the mysterious situations surrounding Smith's dying, fairly the truth that the single different grownup in the home on the time used to be the chinese language houseboy. while Smith's demise was once by means of the assassination of Davie Lew, a widely known chinese language guy, it in simple terms reinforced the ecu view that Vancouver's Asian neighborhood used to be a hotbed of violence and corruption.

    Newspaper editors and such a lot of Vancouver's white group raised an outcry, charging the police with incompetence and critical arrests, whereas Presbyterian indignation referred to as for legislation and order in addition to an finish to chinese language immigration. earlier than the summer season was once over, the tongs of Chinatown and the clans of Canada's West Coast have been set to guard their very own, and one Scottish minister went as far as to claim it a time of "holy war."

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  • The Bear: A Novel

    By Claire Cameron

    A younger woman who needs to fend for herself and her little brother after a brutal endure assault during this "emotional journey de strength" (Megan Abbott)

    While tenting together with her relations on a distant island, five-year-old Anna awakes within the evening to the sound of screaming. A rogue black endure has entered the family's campsite and is attacking her parents.

    At her loss of life mother's urging, Anna manages to get her brother into the family's canoe and paddle away. but if the canoe runs aground at the fringe of the woods, the sister and brother needs to conflict starvation, the weather, and a barren region alive with threat. misplaced and fully by myself, they locate that their basically wish is living in Anna's fight to be courageous while not anything in her global turns out secure anymore.

    Told within the blameless voice of a kid, THE endure is a transporting story approximately love, loss, and the uncooked instincts that let us to outlive.
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  • True North: A Life Inside the Music Business

    By Bernie Finkelstein

    One of many all-time greats in Canadian track recounts his existence and instances within the enterprise from the Sixties to the current. even if performing as a manufacturer, checklist label proprietor, or supervisor of significant singer/songwriters and bands, Bernie Finkelstein, recipient of the 2006 Juno precise fulfillment Award, has performed a pivotal position in bringing nice Canadian tune to the remainder of the world.
    Bernie Finkelstein has been a famous determine within the Canadian track for almost 5 many years. Now, a pair years after promoting his liked precise North label and only in the near past stepping down from his position at MuchFACT, which has given out greater than $63 million in delivers to Grammy-winning acts like Sarah McLachlan, Nelly Furtado and Arcade hearth, Bernie is ultimately able to speak. during this wildly enjoyable and outspoken memoir, the manufacturer, label proprietor, and artist supervisor opens up approximately his adolescence, breaking into the Greenwich Village scene with The Paupers at age 19, learning Bruce Cockburn, generating the "loudest band within the world," Kensington marketplace, handling and generating Murray McLauchlan, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and tough alternate, winning 40 Junos, and masses extra.
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  • The Assassin's Song

    By M.G. Vassanji

    The very good new novel from the award-winning writer of The In-Between international of Vikram Lall (“This appealing novel . . . is facts that fictional fact can light up an epoch in heritage like not anything else”—The Boston Globe).

    In the aftermath of the brutal violence that gripped western India in 2002, Karsan Dargawalla, inheritor to Pirbaag—the shrine of a mysterious, medieval sufi—begins to inform the tale of his family members and the shrine now destroyed. His story opens within the Nineteen Sixties: younger Karsan is subsequent in line after his father to imagine lordship of the Shrine of the Wanderer, and take his position as a consultant of God to the multitudes who come there. yet he longs to be “just ordinary”—to play cricket and be a part of the interesting international he reads approximately within the stacks of newspapers a truck driving force brings him from all throughout India. And whilst, to his utter amazement, he's accredited at Harvard, he can’t withstand the chance to move ultimately “into the thrashing center of the world.”

    Despite his father’s epistolary makes an attempt to maintain Karsan on the subject of conventional methods, the excitements and discoveries of his new lifestyles in the United States quickly turn out extra compelling, and after a sour quarrel he abdicates his successorship to the traditional throne. but while he succeeds in his “ordinary” life—marrying and having a son (his personal “child-god”), turning into a professor in suburban British Columbia—his background haunts him in unforeseen methods. After tragedy moves, either in Canada and in Pirbaag, he's drawn again throughout thirty years of separation and silence to find what, if something, is left for him in India.

    A tale of grand old sweep and complicated own drama, a beautiful evocation of the actual and emotional panorama of a guy stuck among the traditional and the fashionable, among legacy and discovery, among the main daunting filial legal responsibility and the main indisputable own yearning—The Assassin’s Song is a heartbreaking ballad of a existence irrevocably replaced.
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  • From Cold War to New Millennium: The History of The Royal Canadian Regiment, 1953–2008

    By Bernd Horn

    Canadian regimental histories are conflict tales that supply testimony to the feats of braveness and tenacity of Canadians confirmed in wrestle or engaged within the occasionally tedious routine of peace. those regimental histories communicate to the collective army history and legacy of the rustic. they're, in truth, home windows on our state and ourselves. This quantity, the better half to constructing a Legacy, the 1st quantity, offers an in depth account of The Royal Canadian Regiments tale from 1953 to 2008.

    The RCRs heritage after the Korean battle paralleled the expansion and evolution of Canada via harmful and attempting instances, from the edge of nuclear Armageddon to a freefall of worldwide destabilization, fiscal disaster, resurging international terrorism, and the beginning of transnational terror networks. The RCR contributed to the victory within the chilly warfare, participated within the sour stabilization campaigns of the Nineteen Nineties within the former Yugoslavia.
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  • A Calgary Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were

    By Mark Kozub

    Before turning into the oil capital of the state, Calgary used to be a nineteenth-century boomtown within the middle of Alberta. The roots of serious prosperity have been turning out to be, although politicians and most people believed the West was once top left to the trapper and trader.

    Nurtured by means of a feeling of imaginative and prescient and the sweat of excellent out of date exertions, Calgary grew, and has now blossomed right into a world-class cosmopolitan urban famous for its burgeoning oil and fuel undefined, its famed Calgary Zoo, and naturally, the Stampede. A Calgary Album is a sentimental trip right into a livestock city that grew to become much more. via sixty-five excellent black and white photos and interesting storytelling, the authors take the reader again to the time of the "real" cowboys, to the times while the streetcar gave the impression of technological know-how fiction, throughout the melancholy, the good wars, the days of increase, bust, and restoration. We revisit the movers, the shakers, and the honourable daily those that grew to become this "cow city" right into a urban worthy bragging approximately.
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  • Time Bomb: Canada and the First Nations (Point of View)

    A examine how a tremendous disagreement among Canada and the 1st international locations may perhaps erupt, and the way it would be avoided.

    There are few higher tragedies than a struggle waged by means of a society opposed to itself. As Time Bomb exhibits, a catastrophic disagreement among Canada’s so-called “settler” and primary international locations groups isn't just possible, it truly is, in conception, inevitable. Grievances, prejudice, and different elements all mix to make the chance of a primary international locations rebellion very real.

    Time Bomb describes how a national insurgency may possibly spread, how the "usual" police and army reactions to First countries protests might merely aggravate this sort of state of affairs, and the way, nonetheless, leading edge rules may possibly defuse the smouldering time bomb in our midst.

    The query all Canadians and primary international locations needs to resolution is that this: needs to all of us undergo the catastrophe of an exceptional nationwide insurgency or can we act jointly to extinguish the becoming chance in our midst?

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  • Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island: An Updated and Comprehensive Trail Guide

    The rugged west coast of Vancouver Island bargains one of the most fabulous and storied mountain climbing within the Pacific Northwest. domestic to the world-famous West Coast path, as soon as a lifeline for marooned sailors and nonetheless one of the so much breath-taking but hard hikes at the continent, the island’s western beaches additionally function lesser-known coastal trails for all talents. From the tidal swimming pools and pocket seashores of the Juan de Fuca Marine path to the craggy surf-swept shorelines of Shushartie Bay and the North Coast path, the 10 parts coated during this quantity provide you with a style of the region’s most sensible climbing terrain.

    This 3rd, absolutely up-to-date and multiplied variation, offers the specific path descriptions, insider information and transparent two-colour maps that hikers have come to depend on plus solely new sections at the wild and difficult North Coast path extension from Cape Scott and the distant and infrequently visited Tatchu coastal hike at the Rugged Peninsula. Less-experienced hikers could benefit from the Juan de Fuca path, a southern extension of the West Coast path from Port Renfrew to Jordan River, or the paths during the gorgeous old-growth woodland of Carmanah-Walbran Provincial Park. For day trippers, there’s the Wild Pacific path, a northern extension of the West Coast path that starts in Ucluelet and heads north over headlands and white sand seashores towards lengthy seashore and Tofino. And when you want extra distant mountaineering, the northern a part of the island bargains the rugged Nootka path, defined via Backpacker journal as a wild, historical and gorgeous path, or the boardwalk at Cape Scott, the place black bears percentage the windswept shores with kayakers and the ghosts of shipwrecked crews.

    From making plans the journey, to attending to and from the trailheads, to picking the main scenic campsites, this is often an crucial consultant for the millions of hikers who use the West Coast path every year and if you may want to use its alternatives.
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  • Canada: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart!)

    By Diane Lemieux

    Canada is the second-largest state on the earth, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific and spanning six time zones. From coast to coast lie colossal forests, breathtaking mountains, flat, open plains, and hundreds of thousands of lakes and rivers. it's also the world’s second-most moderately populated kingdom. The Canadian psyche is deeply encouraged through the scale of the territory and the extremes of its climate.
    Canada’s brief heritage, and its particularly peaceable improvement, impacts the best way the Canadians view the realm and their position in it. they're one of many world’s wealthiest countries, with a high quality of existence to compare, and are pleased with their optimistic foreign acceptance.
    Outsiders think that Canadians are culturally just like, if extra modest than, their American associates. yet Canadian society is extra complicated than that. this can be the most multicultural societies on the planet, because of its excessive point of immigration. moreover, its small inhabitants, unfold thinly throughout an immense landmass, impacts how Canadians converse with one another. for example, they determine extra effectively with their province or local people than they do with their kingdom. Politically and economically, the rustic is particularly decentralized.
    Culture clever! Canada supplies a extensive evaluation of the geography, background, and politics of the land. It describes Canadian values and attitudes, how humans sit back of their spare time, and the way you can also make pals with them. there's a bankruptcy on enterprise should you want to know what to anticipate within the company global. by means of getting ready you for the reactions, feelings, and occasions that you're going to event in the course of your stopover at, it's going to deepen your realizing of the rustic. Canadians are open, pleasant, and cozy hosts. they're going to welcome you much more warmly in the event you reveal a few intensity of information in their tradition.
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