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Review: Small Great Things tackles tricky subject matter with grace

thestarphoenix.com — Jodi Picoult has written more than 20 novels, most of them New York Times bestsellers. She's an immensely popular author, who tackles challenging issues of today's world. In Small Great Things, she writes about racism in the U.S., specifically racism against Black Americans.

Book Review: Small Great Things tackles tricky subject matter with grace

vancouversun.com — Jodi Picoult has written more than 20 novels, most of them New York Times bestsellers. She's an immensely popular author, who tackles challenging issues of today's world. In Small Great Things, she writes about racism in the U.S., specifically racism against Black Americans.

Supporting foster kids to age 25 would save money: report

timescolonist.com — Tracy Sherlock / Vancouver Sun September 19, 2016 05:23 AM Supporting foster children to their 25th birthday would more than pay off in the long run, a new report says. The cost of supporting foster children in B.C.

Supporting foster kids to age 25 would save money: report

vancouversun.com — Supporting foster children to their 25th birthday would more than pay off in the long run, a new report says. The cost of supporting foster children in B.C. for six additional years would be about $99,000 for each young person, but the benefits would far outweigh that cost, says the report Opportunities in Transition: An Economic Analysis of Investing in Youth Aging out of Foster Care.

Richmond school closures: Woodward, McKay, Dixon on recommended list

vancouversun.com — As one school in Vancouver is potentially saved, three more in Richmond have been lined up for the chopping block. On Friday, Richmond's superintendent of schools Sherry Elwood recommended that Woodward, McKay and Dixon elementary schools be closed down before the next academic year.

Shoeless Joe author W.P. Kinsella has died

timescolonist.com — Tracy Sherlock / Vancouver Sun / The Canadian Press September 16, 2016 04:33 PM VANCOUVER - Author W.P. Kinsella, best known for his 1982 book Shoeless Joe, died Friday. He was 81. The B.C. author's most famous book was made into the movie Field of Dreams in 1989.

Author W.P. Kinsella, best known for 1982 book Shoeless Joe, dead at 81 of assisted suicide

news.nationalpost.com — VANCOUVER - Author W.P. Kinsella, best known for his 1982 book Shoeless Joe, has died. The 81-year-old B.C. writer, who was born in Edmonton, had a doctor-assisted death on Friday in Hope, B.C., said his literary agency. The agency did not provide details about Kinsella's illness, but said he has asked not to have a memorial service.

Shoeless Joe author W.P. Kinsella has died

montrealgazette.com — Author W.P. Kinsella, best known for his 1982 book Shoeless Joe, has died. He was 81. The B.C. author's most famous book was made into the movie Field of Dreams in 1989. Shoeless Joe is the story of a farmer who feels compelled to build a baseball diamond in his cornfield.

Shoeless Joe author W.P. Kinsella has died

thestarphoenix.com — Author W.P. Kinsella, best known for his 1982 book Shoeless Joe, has died. He was 81. The B.C. author's most famous book was made into the movie Field of Dreams in 1989. Shoeless Joe is the story of a farmer who feels compelled to build a baseball diamond in his cornfield.

WP Kinsella, Shoeless Joe author, has died

vancouversun.com — Author W.P. Kinsella, best known for his 1982 book Shoeless Joe, has died. He was 81. The B.C. author's most famous book was made into the movie Field of Dreams in 1989. Shoeless Joe is the story of a farmer who feels compelled to build a baseball diamond in his cornfield.
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Sep 26, 2016

@StuartFarnwort1 Great to meet you as well. Enjoy the rest of your travels too!

Sep 16, 2016

RT @lisagfisher: Sad and shocked today that my children's school, @dixondragons which is over-enrolled, has been recommended for closure. #bcedinthered #bced

Sep 16, 2016

.@donnasargent Yes, I corrected it. The website had Kidd listed instead of McKay.

Sep 16, 2016

So to confirm, Richmond superintendent's report calls for closure of McKay, Woodward and Dixon elementary schools. #bced

Sep 16, 2016

Cancel that - the report says McKay, not Kidd, will close. #bced Must be typo on #vsb38 website. #bced


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