Albert James Nielsen, March 14, 1944-March 30, 2010

By Brian Fawcett | April 28, 2010

My oldest friend, Don White, forwarded an obituary to me from the Prince George Citizen the other day. It was for Butch Nielsen, a man both of us were equally close to in our formative last two years of high school and for a few years after that. Butch and I were similar in several…

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Letter from Berlin: Ashes to Ashes

By Stan Persky | April 22, 2010

Ashes over Europe, ashes under Europe. From the skies of the continent to the burial grounds of Poland.

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A New, Better Way to Read Canada’s Novels

By Gordon Lockheed | March 27, 2010

Rigelhof on the good, the better, and the best.

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Offended Turf

By Margaret Randall | March 20, 2010

Margaret Randall at the wall in the desert.

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By Jean Baird | March 17, 2010

Jean Baird continues her analysis of the Booker Prize nominees, winners and juries–and provides an overview of the “Prize Culture” Canadian publishing has created.

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After the Circus

By Max Fawcett | March 6, 2010

The Paralympic games may be yet to come, but the Olympic circus has already packed up and left town. In its wake, Max Fawcett takes a look at the city it changed, and what those changes mean.

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By Jean Baird | March 4, 2010

1973 It’s the 2008 award season in Canada as I write this—the GGs, Giller and The Writers’ Trust of Canada have been dolling out money for the past few weeks. Nino Ricci won the GG, Miriam Toews The Writers’ Trust Rogers Fiction prize, and Joseph Boyden the Giller. No agreement there. Only one writer appeared…

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Acknowledging a City’s Dark History

By Paul Strickland | March 2, 2010

Prince George poet Barry McKinnon enters the millennium.

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Owning the Podium

By Brian Fawcett | February 22, 2010

Brian Fawcett is enjoying Canada’s failure to “Own the Podium” at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Here’s why.

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