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By Brian Harvey. 2019
An adventure story set against the backdrop of a son trying to understand his fatherAfter a 25-year break from boating,… Brian Harvey circumnavigates Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of documents that surfaced after his father’s death. John Harvey was a neurosurgeon, violinist, and photographer who answered his door a decade into retirement to find a sheriff with a summons. It was a malpractice suit, and it did not go well. Dr. Harvey never got over it. The box contained every nurse’s record, doctor’s report, trial transcript, and expert testimony related to the case. Only Brian’s father had read it all — until now.In this beautifully written memoir, Brian Harvey shares how after two months of voyaging with his father’s ghost, he finally finds out what happened in the O.R. that crucial night and why Dr. Harvey felt compelled to fight the excruciating accusations.
En 1967 le Canada f tait le centi me anniversaire de son existence avec une f … te spectaculaire et tout le monde a t invit L Expo 67 de Montr al tait la premi re exposition internationale avoir lieu au Canada et c tait une grande r ussite qui a attir plus de 50 millions de visiteurs Le site de 405 hectares a t construit sur deux les artificielles dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent et incorporait 90 pavillons d aspects futuristes cr s par les meilleurs architectes et concepteurs dans le monde Plus de 60 pays y ont t repr sent s ainsi que des pavillons priv s corporatifs et th matiques Tous ont fait partie du th me Terre des Hommes Avec des artistes de tous les secteurs des restaurants des attractions culturelles des expositions et un parc d amusement de classe internationale l Expo 67 tait en r alit la f te du si cle et elle a d pass toutes les attentes
By Harold E. Wright, Joseph Goguen. 2013
In the 1850s lumber mill owner W Kilby Reynolds with engineer Edward R Serrell succeeded… in building the first suspension bridge to connect divided Saint John This operated as a toll crossing until 1858 when it became a government-owned structure From then until the present there have been two vehicular-pedestrian bridges and two rail bridges serving travelers crossing Saint John Harbour at the gorge at the Reversing Falls By the third quarter of the 19th century there was talk and plans for a second bridge one which would cross at Navy Island to the North End It took about 80 years before this plan came to fruition and the Saint John Harbour Bridge opened in 1968 Through this rich collection of photographs Bridging Saint John Harbour clearly shows the importance of the varied connector bridges over Saint John Harbour and how they came to be built
By David Goss, Fred Miller. 1999
Saint John West Volume II adds to and continues the story of the West Side s struggle for existence … Always dependent on seasonal industry initially fishing and shipbuilding and later the railway and seaport the area has seen high and low points in its 200-plus years of existence At one time residents imagined times would become so prosperous that King Street would be transformed into a major boulevard paved with gold and Courtenay Hill would be the site of a huge decorative cathedral dedicated to the inner spirit In reality the fish have stopped coming the wooden ships are no longer built and the Canadian Pacific railway that provided hundreds of jobs and promised such hope has left the Maritimes Changing trade patterns and political favours to keep the St Lawrence open to Montreal has devastated the winter-port operations Many Saint John West residents have had to close their businesses and move on Others were displaced when the construction of the Harbour Bridge tore three full blocks out of the heart of the community in 1968 Still others have chosen to remain and today though little industry exists the area is still vibrant and working hard to hold together some vestige of the pride of former times
In 1967 Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a spectacular party and the whole world… was invited Montreal s Expo 67 was the first world s fair held in Canada and it was a huge success attracting over 50 million visitors The 1 000-acre site was built on two man-made islands in the St Lawrence River and incorporated 90 futuristic pavilions created by some of the world s greatest architects and designers Over 60 countries were represented along with many private corporate and thematic pavilions all brought together under the theme Man and his World With performers and entertainers of all varieties restaurants cultural attractions exhibitions and a world-class amusement park Expo 67 was literally the party of the century exceeding all expectations
By Eric Lucas. 2011
"Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered...Readable, tasteful, appealingly designed. Strong on dining, lodging, and history."—National Geographic Traveler… More than a million people visit Vancouver Island by air and sea each year, three quarters of them from outside Canada. Besides detailed coverage of Victoria, Eric Lucas gives wide-ranging context to the island’s culture, cuisine, and arts. There’s also a wealth of practical information to help you plan your stay in this land of natural wonders.
Discover the culinary richness of British Columbia s Fraser Valley guided by the farmers producers and chefs… who live there Featuring more than 70 locally-inspired recipes this combination cookbook guidebook is the perfect companion to one of Canada s most celebrated food and wine regions Located just east of Vancouver and just north of the United States the Fraser Valley is a food-lovers paradise The region wholeheartedly embraces eating local celebrating the bounty grown in its own backyard and supporting the people behind it Author Angie Quaale is a Fraser Valley local and the owner of gourmet food store Well Seasoned one of the region s best-known culinary havens Open this book and take a road trip with her from Langley to Abbotsford to Chilliwack with stops at Surrey Pitt Meadows Maple Ridge and Mission in between Angie will guide you through the Fraser Valley sharing stories and anecdotes along the way and help you really get to know the people behind the region s food and drink Not sure where to start With hand-drawn maps itineraries for day trips and a guide to the Fraser Valley s seasons Eating Local in the Fraser Valley gives you a taste of everything the region has to offer and much much more Even without planning a visit you can celebrate eating local with the recipes featured in this book--many contributed by the producers themselves There are more than 70 delicious recipes to choose from--from Slow-Braised Beef Short Ribs Summer Ni oise Salad Cheesy Beer Quick Bread Lobster Mac and Cheese and Leftover Turkey Tortilla Soup to Strawberry Shortcake Bird s Nest Cookies Truffle-Stuffed Molten Chocolate Cakes and Bumbleberry Pie--all made with fresh Fraser Valley ingredients Fall in love with the farmers families and foods of the Fraser Valley and let them put you in touch with your love for local--wherever your local may be
By Patricia Schultz. 2017
Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling,… essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country’s best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare). Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami’s Pérez Art Museum and Manhattan’s High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit. “Patricia Schultz unearths the hidden gems in our North American backyard. Don’t even think about packing your bag and sightseeing without it.” —New York Daily News
Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides Discover vibrant cities like Seattle Vancouver and Portland and explore… the emerald wilderness in between with Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip Inside you ll find Maps and Driving Tools 31 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway along with site-to-site mileage driving times detailed directions for the entire route and full-color photos throughoutEat Sleep Stop and Explore With lists of the best hikes views and more you can climb Mount Rainier or relax in Seattle with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a local craft beer Hike the temperate rainforests of Oregon kayak the Puget Sound in Washington hit the ski slopes in Whistler or take the ferry to Canada to see First Nations art Flexible Itineraries Drive the entire two-week route or follow suggestions for spending time in Vancouver Victoria the Olympic Peninsula Seattle the Oregon Coast Portland Neah Bay Port Angeles Greenwater Paradise Olympia Astoria Aberdeen or NewportLocal Insight Native Washingtonian and outdoorswoman Allison Williams shares her love of the Pacific NorthwestPlanning Your Trip Know when and where to get gas how to avoid traffic tips for driving in different road and weather conditions and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers seniors and road trippers with kidsWith Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip s practical tips detailed itineraries and local know-how you re ready to fill up the tank and hit the road Looking to explore more of America on wheels Try Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip Doing more than driving through Check out Moon Seattle or Moon Vancouver
By Catherine Reid. 2018
“This book will be treasured by Montgomery’s legions of fans.” —Carolyn Strom Collins, author of The Anne of Green Gables… TreasuryThe Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables explores L. M. Montgomery’s deep connection to the landscapes of Prince Edward Island that inspired her to write the beloved Anne of Green Gables series. From the Lake of Shining Waters and the Haunted Wood to Lover’s Lane, you’ll be immersed in the real places immortalized in the novels. Using Montgomery’s journals, archives, and scrapbooks, Catherine Reid explores the many similarities between Montgomery and her unforgettable heroine, Anne Shirley. The lush package includes Montgomery’s hand-colorized photographs, the illustrations originally used in Anne of Green Gables, and contemporary and historical photography.
By Nancy English. 2009
From games of chance at Halifax's Casino Nova Scotia to seafood of guaranteed freshness, excitement and pleasure attend visitors to… these ocean-bound lands. Includes information, activities, and hundreds of lodging, dining, shopping, and recreational recommendations organized by town. English also includes details on border and ferry crossings and general travel logistics.
By Rick Ranson. 2014
Rick Ranson has collected stories from all over North America, from the DEW Line and the drill ships of Working… North to the raging waters of the Mississippi in Paddling South. Now, join this engaging raconteur as he ventures to one of Canada’s most talked-about locations: Fort McMurray, home of the oilsands. In Bittersweet Sands, Rick Ranson recounts a twenty-four day shift at an oilsands operation undergoing a shutdown, giving us a glimpse at a world most of us only know from the evening news. Along the way, he encounters a group of engaging roughnecks, including a husband and wife welding crew, a petty fascist safety inspector, and the tough-as-nails secretary that keeps them all in line.
By Robert Amos. 2017
Canadian artist Robert Amos opens his scrapbook of watercolor paintings, sketches and old family photographs to give us a poetic… and personal account of early childhood memories at a Muskoka Lakes cottage. Up at The Lake features read-along narration, natural soundscapes and music. Ages 4 - 8
By Mike Filey. 1975
Mike Filey brings the stories of Toronto its people and places to life Mike Filey … s column The Way We Were first appeared in the Toronto Sunday Sun not long after the paper s first edition hit newsstands on September 16 1973 Now almost four decades later Filey s column has had an uninterrupted stretch as one of the newspaper s most widely read features In 1992 a number of his columns were reprinted in Toronto Sketches The Way We Were Since then another eleven volumes have been published to great success with over 5 000 copies sold Includes - Toronto Sketches 10 - Toronto Sketches 11 - Toronto Sketches 12
By Robin Esrock. 2015
Most Canadians think of travel as a way to escape the snow, cold, and dreary winter skies. But Robin Esrock… loves all that our eastern provinces have to offer visitors, and so will you! The Great Atlantic Canada Bucket List highlights the best travel experiences to be had on Canada’s East Coast. Not your typical travel guide, Robin’s recommendations encompass outdoor adventure and natural wonders as well as the unique food, culture, and history of the Maritimes. Categorized by province, The Great Atlantic Canada Bucket List will give you a first-hand perspective on: • Ziplining over a waterfall in New Brunswick. • Harvesting an iceberg for a Newfoundland cocktail. • Exploring Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail. • Walking the seabed beneath Hopewell Rocks. • Cycling across Canada’s island province. • Rafting a tidal wave in the Bay of Fundy.
By Robin Esrock. 2015
Most Canadians think of travel as a way to escape the snow, cold, and dreary winter skies. But Robin Esrock… loves all that our western provinces have to offer visitors, and so will you! The Great Western Canada Bucket List highlights the best travel experiences to be had on Canada’s West Coast. Through nature, food, culture, and history, as well as a few adrenaline rushes and some quirky Canadiana, Robin's personal quest to tick off the very best of Alberta and British Columbia packs in enough adventure for a lifetime. Inside you'll get a first-hand perspective on: • Tracking the spirit bear in B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest. • Wine-tasting in the Okanagan. • Hunting for dinosaurs in Alberta's Badlands. • Diving a sunken battleship. • Snorkeling with salmon. • Getting spiritual with heli-yoga in the Rockies. • RVing the Icefields Parkway.
By Robin Esrock. 2015
Most Canadians think of travel as a way to escape the snow, cold, and dreary winter skies. But Robin Esrock… loves all that the provinces of Ontario and Quebec have to offer visitors, and so will you! The Great Central Canada Bucket List highlights the best travel experiences to be had in the heart of Canada. Renowned travel writer and TV host Robin Esrock explored every inch of central Canada to craft the definitive Bucket List for the region. Running the gamut of nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana, Robin’s personal quest to tick off the very best of Ontario and Quebec packs in enough for a lifetime. The Great Central Canada Bucket List provides a first-hand perspective on: Riding a motorcycle around Lake Superior. Drinking caribou with Bonhomme. Unravelling a mystery in Algonquin Park. Spending the night at an ice hotel. Scaling the via ferrata at Mont-Tremblant. Exploring the great museums. Cave-swimming in the Magdalen Islands
By John Wilson. 2009
World War Two was the greatest conflict in human history. It gave birth to the Atomic Age, the Cold War… and the economic boom of the 1950s and 60s, and planted the seeds of today’s Middle East crises. But it is not distant history. Most Canadians have relatives who were part of this world-wide tragedy. Bitter Ashes puts these events in context for them. This book in the illustrated historical series Stories of Canada is a companion to Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI. A clear and concise text leads the reader though the major military and political events and issues of the war. Sidebars add detail and a personal element. Every page is illustrated with either photographs or maps.
By John Melady. 2011
Marc Garneau, Roberta Bondar, Julie Payette, Robert Thirsk, Chris Hadfield, and more recently, Guy Laliberté, the founder of Cirque de… Soleil, all have one thing in common: they’re some of the very few Canadians who have been in space. The launch of a spaceship is terribly exciting. That’s why thousands of people come to watch. They laugh, cheer, and applaud as the rocket rises. They see the smoke, steam, and white-hot fire as millions of litres of fuel burn in seconds. They feel the chest-thumping impact of the sound. Then they stare upward for a long time until they can no longer see even a tiny speck in the distant sky. By that time, the craft is in space. Canada’s astronauts come from across the nation: from farms, cities, and little towns. They went to large schools and to small ones. Maple Leaf in Space showcases these amazing Canadians who have ventured off our planet and delivers some of the thrill of what that’s like.
By Tony Ruprecht. 2010
Toronto is truly a city of communities Designed for tourists and for residents Toronto s Many… Faces is the one and only guide to the multicultural character of the city featuring profiles of more than 60 ethnic communities including local histories festivals food and art The book identifies each community - where its people come from why when and where they settled in Toronto The contribution of each community is also traced with biographical notes on prominent people whose achievements have been extraordinary Monuments memorials theatres museums cultural centres and restaurants are identified while detailed maps and photographs of festival events help bring the city s varied communities to life Toronto s Many Faces is a guide for tourists a sourcebook for newcomers a directory for businesses and organizations and a passport for Torontonians to the many cultures that exist at their doorsteps