Secret Beaches of the Salish Sea: The Northern Gulf Islands

In the 5th quantity within the mystery seashores sequence, one in all at the Salish Sea, you will discover noteworthy shorelines within the northern Gulf Islands, together with Denman, Quadra, Gabriola, Hornby and Texada. As in his earlier volumes, Theo offers complete descriptions of every seashore in order that it is easy to locate the correct place on your job, from workforce picnics to romantic cuddles, leisurely strolls to wild woodsy walks, family members explorations to soul-searching solitary afternoons looking at the clouds race throughout an island-dotted horizon. realize the place to release a kayak, the place to seize a few rays or the place to identify surf scoters, harlequin geese and Pacific white-sided dolphins.

Theo's hand-drawn maps are necessary, as each one island marks its public seashore entry issues in a different way, in the event that they mark them in any respect. His distinctive entries are followed through an illustrative photograph or portray for every seashore. As traditional, the fascinating work and photographs are performed through Theo himself.

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The Order of Good Cheer

By Bill Gaston

A attention-grabbing but little-known determine in North American historical past, the French explorer and mapmaker Samuel de Champlain used to be the topic of a contemporary best-selling biography via historian David Hackett Fischer. The Order of excellent Cheer, a hugely readable novel by way of grasp storyteller invoice Gaston, bargains a superbly shaded, fictionalized portrait of Champlain, in addition to a wonderful window into Canadian tradition prior and current. In 1607, Champlain and his partners struggled to set up a French colony on international soil whereas keeping off scurvy. Separated by means of the breadth of a continent and precisely four hundred years is 21st-century blue-collar employee Andy Winslow and his acquaintances, whose city panorama is threatened by means of encroaching environmental and fiscal catastrophe. In alternating narratives, Gaston bridges the divide throughout land and time during this illuminating tale approximately survival, love, ceremonial dinner, and friendship.

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Montreal & Quebec City (City Guide)

By Gregor Clark, Timothy N. Hornyak

“Few towns can compete with Montreal’s mixture of nutrition, gala's and fun-centric residing. This bohemian, culture-loving urban has many virtues, now not least of that is its uncanny skill to astonish.”—Timothy Hornyak, Lonely Planet Writer

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Inside this book
152 hand-picked restaurants
143 outlets to explore
37 museums and galleries
22 live-music venues
7 fascinating local walks
Comprehensive map section
Feature insurance of most sensible sights
Range of making plans tools
Also comprises in-depth assurance of Quebec urban

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The War With Mr. Wizzle

By Gordon Korman

Republished in 2003 below the identify The Wizzle War.

*NOTE* this is often the unique textual content, now not the 2003 rewrite/republish. The Magnetronic 515 is unbroken, and there's no wizzleware.

Walter C. Wizzle and and his machine try to take over Macdonald corridor! Wizzle is making all people put on a tie and is giving out demerits and detentions like they're going out of favor! Bruno and boots have had sufficient. If The Fish (Headmaster Sturgeon) won't do whatever, they are going to. Wizzle has acquired to move!

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The Wars

By Timothy Findley

Wiki quote: The Wars is a 1977 novel via Timothy Findley that tells the tale of a tender Canadian officer in global warfare I. Nineteen-year-old Robert Ross attempts to flee either his grief over his sister's dying and the social norms of oppressive Victorian upper-class society via enlisting within the nice struggle. he's speedy drawn into the insanity of battle and commits "a final determined act to claim his dedication to existence in the course of death." Years later, a historian attempts to piece jointly how he got here to dedicate this act, utilizing a mix of types and sources.

not my test, yet I've stronger a gloomy pdf

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The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

By Ted Barris

A special retelling of WWII’s such a lot dramatic break out, instructed via first-hand memories of the warriors who skilled it.

at the evening of March 24, 1944, eighty Commonwealth airmen crawled via a 336-foot-long tunnel and slipped into the wooded area past the twine of Stalag Luft III, a German POW compound close to Sagan, Poland. the development grew to become often called &8220;The nice Escape,&8220; an elaborate breakout greater than a yr within the making, related to as many as 2,000 POWs operating with striking coordination, intelligence, and bold. but inside of a couple of days, all yet 3 of the escapees have been recaptured. consequently, 50 have been murdered, cremated, and buried in a distant nook of the legal camp.

yet such a lot don’t be aware of the true tale at the back of the good get away. Now, at the eve of its seventieth anniversary, Ted Barris writes of the main avid gamers within the break out try out, those that obtained away, those that didn’t, and their households at home.

Barris marshals groundbreaking examine right into a compelling firsthand account. For the 1st time, The nice Escape retells essentially the most extraordinary episodes in WWII without delay during the eyes of these who skilled it.

Joint Winner of the Libris Award for Non-Fiction publication of the 12 months 2014
Globe and Mail Bestseller
Toronto Star Bestseller

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The Skeptical Investor: How to Grow and Protect Your Retirement Savings

By John Lawrence Reynolds

Construction a good retirement nest-egg is tough work.… making sure it’s there if you happen to want it may be simply as demanding. each RRSP proprietor watched in horror because the inventory industry fell steeply in the course of 2008. With corporation pension plans tapped out and employers submitting for financial disaster, the safety of an enough and assured pension has develop into a specific thing of the prior for many Canadians. it isn't sufficient to construct retirement discounts in the course of your operating years—it has turn into simply as vital to protect them from fiscal turnarounds, pricey investments, and grasping advisers. within the Skeptical Investor, John Lawrence Reynolds, writer of the bestselling The bare Investor, makes use of real-life examples and his attribute wry humour to boost the curtain concealing questionable funding rules and the way to prevent the potholes at the highway to retirement.

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The Boys in the Trees: A Novel

By Mary Swan

“This is a captivating novel, that may actually declare to be jam-packed with a ‘terrible beauty.’”—Alice Munro

Newly arrived to the nation-state, William Heath, his spouse, and daughters seem the image of a loyal kin. but if accusations of embezzlement spur William to devote an unthinkable crime, those that witnessed this affectionate, attentive father pass approximately his regimen of labor and kinfolk needs to reconcile motion with personality. a physician who has cared for one daughter, encouraging her belief, examines the finer info of his short interactions with William, trying to find clues that would penetrate the secret of his motivation. in the meantime the opposite daughter’s instructor grapples with guilt over a second while destiny wove her right into a succession of occasions that may hang-out her dreams.

In superbly crafted prose, Mary Swan examines the unstable collisions among our greatest intentions—how a passing stranger can go away an indelible mark on our lives while the folks we all know such a lot in detail turn into alienated via tides of self-preservation and remorse. In her nuanced, evocative descriptions a locket comprises immeasurable sorrow, timber offer sanctuary and safe haven to misplaced souls, and grief clicks into position while a guy cocks the chilly metal barrel of a revolver. A preferrred literary fulfillment, The Boys within the timber offers a chilling tale that swells with acutely saw emotion and humanity.

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Just a Larger Family: Letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian Home Front,1940-1944 (Life Writing)

the second one global conflict have been lower than manner for a 12 months while Marie and John Williamson welcomed English brothers to hitch them and their young children of their small residence in north Toronto all through the clash. Marie wrote over one hundred fifty letters to the lads’ mom, Margaret Sharp, imagining that she can make Margaret think she used to be nonetheless together with her little ones. She shepherded the men via schooling judgements and health problems, eased them right into a unusual new existence, and had a good time once they embraced strange wintry weather activities. The letters brim with aspect approximately relations vacation trips, the monetary implications of a longer kin, their involvement of their church, and the video games and actions that saved them occupied. Marie’s letters replicate the lives and issues of a selected kin in Toronto, yet additionally they display a portrait of what used to be then Canada’s second-largest urban in the course of wartime.

The advent is through Mary F. Williamson, Marie’s daughter, and Tom Sharp, Margaret’s youngest son. The booklet incorporates a foreword via Jonathan Vance that places the letters in old context.

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