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By Philip Lee. 2020
Shortlisted, New Brunswick Book Award for Non-FictionA CBC New Brunswick Book List SelectionAn Atlantic Books Today Must-Have New Brunswick Books…of 2020 SelectionThe Restigouche River flows through the remote border region between the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, its magically transparent waters, soaring forest hillsides, and population of Atlantic salmon creating one of the most storied wild spaces on the continent. In Restigouche, writer Philip Lee follows ancient portage routes into the headwaters of the river, travelling by canoe to explore the extraordinary history of the river and the people of the valley. They include the Mi’gmaq, who have lived in the Restigouche valley for thousands of years; the descendants of French Acadian, Irish, and Scottish settlers; and some of the wealthiest people in the world who for more than a century have used the river as an exclusive wilderness retreat.The people of the Restigouche have long been both divided and united by a remarkable river that each day continues to assert itself, despite local and global industrial forces that now threaten its natural systems and the survival of the salmon. In the deep pools and rushing waters of the Restigouche, in this place apart in a rapidly changing natural world, Lee finds a story of hope about how to safeguard wild spaces and why doing so is the most urgent question of our time.
By Lindsay Ruck. 2021
This fascinating, full-colour illustrated book features over 50 amazing Black people from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and…Newfoundland and Labrador, sharing their incredible stories and accomplishments, past and present.
By Various Contributors, Rogé Girard. 2021
A moving #OwnVoices poetry collection written by young newcomers to Canada Carry On began in a high school in Outremont,…Quebec, where author and poet Simon Boulerice conducted creative-writing workshops for young newcomers to Canada. As the students began writing, their poems gave voice to their reflections on leaving family, friends, and countries of origin to make new homes and connections in their new home, Canada. Paired with expressive portraits by award-winning artist Rogé, each young writer reflects on the experience of leaving one home for another. The collection of poems express feelings of anxiety, sorrow, anticipation, gratitude, and hope for the future. With thoughtful verse and evocative illustrations, Carry On is a tribute to human resilience, the voices of newcomers, and creating empathy for all those who wonder about their place in the world.
By Heather Collins, Steve Pitt. 2004
The weather forecast for the evening of October 15, 1954 was simply "rain tonight." In fact, the hurricane was a…devastating one. The storm swept from North Carolina up into Canada. In Toronto, Ontario, the official death count was 81, but it was probably much higher because the many people living in the ravines were not part of the census. Penny Doucette was 8 years old on the night the storm raged in Toronto. She, her parents, and their elderly neighbor found themselves clinging to the roof of the house as they watched the house next door float away on the swollen Humber River. Augmenting the dramatic story are illustrations, archival photographs, and fascinating information about hurricanes: their causes, their history, and lore. Published for the fiftieth anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, this is a valuable resource for young readers.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2021
See below for English description.Thérèse Casgrain était une réformatrice, militante féministe et politicienne de Montréal. Mieux connue pour avoir mené…la campagne en faveur du droit de vote des femmes au Québec, elle a été la première femme à être élue chef d’un parti politique au Canada. Elle a mené une longue carrière en politique et a lutté vigoureusement contre les injustices sociales, économiques et politiques qui touchaient les femmes et les hommes à cette époque.Ce livre inspirant et informatif rend hommage à la vie de Thérèse Casgrain et à son influence dans l’histoire du Canada.Thérèse Casgrain was a reformer, activist, feminist, and politician from Montreal. Best remembered for leading the campaign for women’s suffrage in Quebec, Thérèse Casgrain was the first woman to be elected the leader of a political party in Canada. She had a long political career and vigorously fought against social, economic, and political injustices affecting both women and men.This inspirational and informative book goes through Casgrain’s life and highlights her influence in Canadian history.Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Thérèse Casgrain
By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2021
Meet Thérèse Casgrain, who battled for women’s equality and social justice, and was the first woman to lead a political…party in Canada!The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians whose achievements have inspired and changed the lives of those who followed.From 1916 to 1925, women across Canada were starting to win right to vote, province by province . . . but not in Quebec. It took another fifteen years of protest and the leadership of Thérèse Casgrain for women there to begin to win that right. And that was only the start of Thérèse’s 50-year career! She decided to change things from inside the government too, becoming the first woman to lead a political party in Canada. And although Thérèse may not have been elected, her decades-long fight for equal rights, health care, and world peace is in itself a victory.Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Thérèse Casgrain couples simple yet compelling writing with comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this fascinating story to life!
Since their inception in 1977, the Toronto Blue Jays have been one of the most dynamic franchises in all of…baseball. As an award-winning, longtime Jays columnist, Bob Elliott has witnessed more than his share of that history up close and personal. In If These Walls Could Talk: Toronto Blue Jays, Elliott provides insight into the Jays' inner sanctum as only he can. Readers will gain the perspective of players, coaches, and front office executives in times of greatness as well as defeat, making for a keepsake no fan will want to miss.
By Normand Lester. 2013
" Ces quelque 150 textes sont une réflexion à chaud sur les faits marquants et les personnalités qui façonnent notre…temps. Ils contiennent souvent des révélations surprenantes. Lauteur nous livre ce quil sait du contenu des dossiers secrets de la GRC au sujet des anciens premiers ministres John Diefenbaker, Lester B. Pearson et Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Il nous prévient quOttawa surveille les cellulaires et les Blackberry, non seulement des espions, des terroristes et de la mafia, mais aussi ceux dà peu près tout le monde. Il nous révèle tout sur la guerre secrète que mène le Pentagone contre les cochons. Il découvre que la démocratie dirigée russe de Poutine est plus juste et égalitaire que celle présidée par Obama. Il sétonne quun membre de la Sûreté du Québec reçoive son plein salaire, à ne rien faire un an après sêtre reconnu coupable de collusion avec la mafia et constate que la SQ semble dissimuler certains aspects de cette affaire. " -- 4e de couv
By Ted Staunton, Will Staunton. 2020
A hilarious collection of misfires, creative solutions, dumb luck — and startling victories!Where else but Canada would you find a…town that turns its main street into a giant tubing run? Or witness a Mission Impossible-style heist where a thief drops down through the ceiling and makes off with over $120,000 worth of hockey sticks? Not to mention the slippery — or was that sticky? — bandits who stole 20,000 litres of maple syrup . . . And where else would you find an aircraft carrier made out of blocks of ice, a man building a miniature version of the entire country, or a moose giving you a carwash?It all makes perfect sense, really. Living in Canada means responding uniquely to a unique environment. And it’s our — sometimes highly questionable — ideas that makes us who we are. In an engaging, hilarious and always fascinating exploration of geography, history, wildlife, science, culture, food, art . . . and giant roadside attractions — this is our nation at its most jaw-droppingly unusual and innovative.Though we can poke fun at ourselves, readers will walk away with a sense that there is so much to celebrate about what it means to be Canadian.
By Jean-Yves Soucy. 2020
Un livre posthume de Jean-Yves Soucy, auteur du classique Un dieu chasseur. Le récit d'une découverte et d'une révélation :…le peuple cri. Le Québec moderne en émergence et les Premières Nations. Postface de Romeo Saganash
By Caroline Côté. 2020
Caroline Côté est une exploratrice, cinéaste d'aventure et ultra-marathonienne qui parcourt la planète dans des conditions extrêmes pour nous offrir…des documentaires époustouflants. Dans cet ouvrage alliant son talent pour l'image à sa plume narrative forte et intime, elle nous invite, avec humilité et franchise, à lire ses aventures hors norme dans une nature magnifique et parfois hostile, mais aussi à nous questionner sur notre propre capacité à nous dépasser
By Anne De Léan. 2019
Saviez-vous que les États-Unis ont déjà largué une bombe atomique à Kamouraska? Que le stress est né à Montréal? Que…le zoo de Granby a contribué au mariage de la princesse Grace de Monaco? Croiriez-vous que la chanson Give Peace a Chance de John Lennon a été produite à Brossard et que l'on attribue des origines québécoises au personnage du Petit Prince de Saint-Exupéry? De Saint-Placide à Fermont, en passant par Warwick et Pointe-au-Père, les villes du Québec ont connu un nombre étonnant de faits insolites, mais pourtant bien réels. Enrichies de documents d'archives, de photographies, d'illustrations et de souvenirs de certaines personnalités, ces bribes de notre passé sont ici rassemblées dans un ouvrage esthétique et captivant. Toujours rigoureux mais jamais coupable de se prendre au sérieux, Sans faire plus d'histoire relate des anecdotes méconnues de notre 20e siècle
By Randall Sullivan. 2018
In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and…ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of ninety feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible. Since then the mystery of Oak Island's "Money Pit" has enthralled generations of treasure hunters, including a Boston insurance salesman whose obsession ruined him; young Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and film star Errol Flynn. Perplexing discoveries have ignited explorers' imaginations: a flat stone inscribed in code; a flood tunnel draining from a man-made beach; a torn scrap of parchment; stone markers forming a huge cross. Swaths of the island were bulldozed looking for answers; excavation attempts have claimed two lives. Theories abound as to what's hidden on Oak Island--pirates' treasure, Marie Antoinette's lost jewels, the Holy Grail, proof that Sir Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare's plays--yet to this day, the Money Pit remains an enigma. The Curse of Oak Island is a fascinating account of the strange, rich history of the island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers. And as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery, as documented on the History Channel's television show The Curse of Oak Island, Sullivan takes readers along to follow their quest firsthand.
By Dave Bidini. 2018
Bestselling and beloved author of On A Cold Road, Dave Bidini uses his stint as guest columnist at the Yellowknifer…newspaper to explore the "Gateway to the North," the meaning of community, and the issues facing residents and their daily lives.As a journalist, author and founding member of the trail-blazing band Rheostatics, Dave Bidini has had the privilege to explore Canada's immense geography. Yet, in all his many travels, he'd never visited the Northwest Territories. After an all-too-brief visit to a literary festival in Yellowknife, Bidini was hooked on the place and its people. When he returned home, all he could do was think about going back to the North. Facing a career crossroads and with memories of his recent visit to the Northwest Territories still fresh, Bidini, in a bold move, contacts the Yellowknifer, one of the last truly loval and independent newspapers, and signs on as a guest columnist for an unforgettable summer. The Yellowknifer, like the city it serves, bucks all trends as a completely community-focused newspaper. Bidini's new position gives him access to a region that is on the one hand lost in time, and on the other faced with the stark realities of poverty, racism and addiction. Along the way, Midnight Light introduces readers to an extraordinary cast of Dene elders, entrepreneurs, artists, politicians and law enforcement officers as well as an assortment of complicated souls from the South who are looking for a chance to rebuild their lives and who face the same harsh economic realities as their new neighbours. Woven throughout the narrative is the story of the irascible John McFadden, a veteran Toronto crime reporter who "escaped" to Yellowknife. McFadden is the key figure in the newspaper's ongoing fight with local authorities who do not take kindly to journalistic doggedness. During Bidini's tenure with the paper, McFadden makes headlines across the country when the RCMP charge him with obstruction while he is working on a story, culminating in a trial in which nothing less than journalistic freedom is at stake. A fast-paced, funny and at times powerfully poignant chronicle of a city and its environs, and a reminder of the vital importance of a local and independent press, Midnight Light brings the Northwest Territories and its remarkable and proud people to vivid life.
A quarter-Canadian from Cleveland explores his roots--and melts your face with joy.There's an idea most Americans tend to learn as…children. The idea that their country is the "best." But this never stuck with Dave Hill, even though he was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His grandfather, you see, was from Canada (Clinton, Ontario, to be exact). And every Sunday at dinner he'd remind Dave and anyone else within earshot that it was in fact Canada, this magical and mysterious land just across the mighty Lake Erie, that was the "best."It was an idea that took hold. While his peers kept busy with football, basketball and baseball, hockey became the only sport for Dave. Whenever bacon was served at home, he'd be sure to mention his preference for the Canadian variety. Likewise, if a song by Triumph came on the radio, he'd be the first to ask for it to be cranked up as loud as it would go. And he was more vocal about the vast merits of the Canadian healthcare system than any nine-year-old you'd ever want to meet. (That last part is a lie, but hopefully it makes the point that he was so into Canada that it was actually kind of weird.)In later years he even visited Canada a couple of times. But now, inspired by a publisher's payment of several hundred dollars (Canadian) in cash, he has travelled all over the country, reconnecting with his heritage in such places as Montreal, Moose Jaw, Regina, Winnipeg, Merrickville and of course Clinton, Ontario, meeting a range of Canadians, touching things he probably shouldn't and having adventures too numerous and rich in detail to be done justice in this blurb.The result, he promises, is "the greatest Canada-based literary thrill ride of your lifetime."
By Peter May. 2016
"A VIVID, FULLY REALIZED NOVEL OF LOST LOVE, YEARNING AND UNBEARABLE HARDSHIP." --Seattle Times"IN A WORD, SUPERLATIVE AND A BOOK…TO GET LOST IN" --Deadly Pleasures MagazineOnly two kilometers wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of just more than 100 inhabitants, the wealthiest of whom has just been discovered murdered in his home. Covered in her husband's blood, the dead man's melancholy wife spins a tale for the police about a masked intruder armed with a knife. The investigation appears to be little more than a formality--the evidence points to a crime of passion by the wife. But homicide detective Sime Mackenzie is electrified by the widow during his interview, convinced that he has met her before, even though this is clearly impossible. Haunted by this strange certainty, Sime's insomnia is punctuated by vivid, hallucinatory dreams of a distant past on a Scottish island 3,000 miles away, dreams in which he and the widow play leading roles. Sime's conviction soon becomes an obsession. And despite mounting evidence of the woman's guilt, he finds himself convinced of her innocence, leading to a conflict between the professional duty he must fulfill and the personal destiny he is increasingly sure awaits him.
By Katrine Crow. 2020
Two young explorers journey on a trip across Canada as they share their favorite cities, parks, and landmarks from coast…to coast. Facts about Canada's culture, geography, and history put a fun and informative spin on this nonfiction book that every young traveler is sure to enjoy
By Hugues Théorêt. 2017
En 1937, alors qu'Hitler et les nazis menacent de plonger le monde dans une nouvelle guerre mondiale, l'île d'Anticosti reçoit…la visite de mystérieux investisseurs allemands. Quelles sont leurs intentions? Veulent-ils réellement exploiter la pâte de bois ou espèrent-ils y établir un avant-poste qui pourrait servir de base militaire en cas de conflit? C'est la sécurité même de la voie fluviale du Saint-Laurent qui est en jeu. Hugues Théoret a fouillé ce dossier qui, à l'époque, avait fait grand bruit dans les médias canadiens. Avec son sens du récit, il retrace cet épisode aujourd'hui oublié qui a été, en quelque sorte, un prélude à l'entrée du Canada dans la Seconde Guerre mondiale
By Robert Comeau. 2020
En octobre 1970, Robert Comeau était un tout jeune professeur d'histoire. Engagé pour l'indépendance du Québec et la cause ouvrière,…il avait intégré la cellule Information Viger du Front delibération du Québec, y assurant entre autres la rédaction et la distribution des communiqués du groupe clandestin. Durant ces quelques semaines tumultueuses, il a été filé, mis sur écoute, et finalement trahi par des indicateurs infiltrés.Ayant pris très vite ses distances avec l'action directe et renoncé à la violence, Comeau ne cherche aujourd'hui ni à se justifier ni à se peindre en héros, mais bien à établir - et souvent à rétablir - la vérité historique d'un moment dont il a été un acteur et un témoin. Dans ce livre, il raconte le cheminement personnel et intellectuel qui l'a mené, avec d'autres jeunes militants et militantes, à rejoindre les rangs du FLQ. Il expose avec clarté le déroulement des événements et montre les nombreux abus perpétrés par les autorités policières, notamment la création de fausses cellules felquistes après la dissolution du mouvement. Il relate également les suites judiciaires et humaines de la crise, et se penche sur la question cruciale de l'inscription d'Octobre dans la mémoire collective
By Gaston Deschênes. 1999
Les évènements qui ont marqué l'histoire de Montréal au cours du printemps et de l'été 1849, notamment l'incendie du Parlement…et de sa bibliothèque. Désignée comme capitale après l'union du Haut et du Bas-Canada de 1840, Montréal fut la cible des foudres d'un segment de la communauté anglo-montréalaise, qui visait la destruction des institutions défendant la langue française et leurs chefs. L'auteur explique les causes de ces faits, d'origine politique et ethnique, à travers différentes études et témoignages. [SDM