Education reporter and Books editor @VancouverSun

B.C. poets create community of support

vancouversun.com — Naomi Beth Wakan Pacific-Rim Publishers After all the Scissor Work is Done David Fraser A Housecoat Remains Tina Biello Guernica Editions Poets do much more than write poetry. They give support to other poets and offer poetry to their communities in innovative ways. These three poets have all created events and promoted poetry in their communities.

Nightfall an intelligent, gentle story

thestarphoenix.com — Richard B. Wright is that most Canadian of writer. His books are intelligent, but gentle. They remind me of Mary Lawson's books - they are filled with real people, people you miss after you turn the last page.

B.C.: 15 best books of the week, July 9

thestarphoenix.com — Peace Dancer - Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd (Harbour Publishing) Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ - Giulia Enders, Jill Enders (Greystone Books) Vancouver Tree Book: A Living City Field Guide - David Tracey (Pure Wave Media) Tuco: The Parrot, the Others, and A Scattershot World Brian Brett 9781771640633 Greystone Books Haida Gwaii: A Guide to BC's Islands of the People - Dennis Horwood (Heritage House Publishing) Walking to Camelot: A Pilgrimage through the Heart of Rural England - John A.

Best on the Shelf: 20 best books of the week for July 9

thestarphoenix.com — 1 (1) 3 wks Barkskins: A Novel Annie Proulx A novel about woodcutters in New France, by the author of The Shipping News. 2 (2) 4 wks End of Watch: A Novel Stephen King This is the third volume of a trilogy focusing on Detective Bill Hodges.

Best on the Shelf: 20 best books of the week for July 9

vancouversun.com — 1 (1) 3 wks Barkskins: A Novel Annie Proulx A novel about woodcutters in New France, by the author of The Shipping News. 2 (2) 4 wks End of Watch: A Novel Stephen King This is the third volume of a trilogy focusing on Detective Bill Hodges.

B.C.: 15 best books of the week, July 9

vancouversun.com — Peace Dancer - Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd (Harbour Publishing) Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ - Giulia Enders, Jill Enders (Greystone Books) Vancouver Tree Book: A Living City Field Guide - David Tracey (Pure Wave Media) Tuco: The Parrot, the Others, and A Scattershot World Brian Brett 9781771640633 Greystone Books Haida Gwaii: A Guide to BC's Islands of the People - Dennis Horwood (Heritage House Publishing) Walking to Camelot: A Pilgrimage through the Heart of Rural England - John A.

Nightfall an intelligent, gentle story

vancouversun.com — Richard B. Wright is that most Canadian of writer. His books are intelligent, but gentle. They remind me of Mary Lawson's books - they are filled with real people, people you miss after you turn the last page.

Budget impasse grows between Vancouver school trustees, education minister

vancouversun.com — The fate of the Vancouver school board appears to be tied closely to the fate of Kingsgate Mall. In a battle of words Thursday, Education Minister Mike Bernier said the VSB is playing political games by rejecting an offer to use money from the potential sale of the Kingsgate Mall site toward its operating expenses, while VSB chairman Mike Lombardi said the proposal was the "equivalent of taking out a second mortgage to buy your groceries."

Vancouver School Board rejects last-minute provincial budget proposal

vancouversun.com — The Vancouver School board rejected a last-minute proposal by the Ministry of Education to help balance its budget. The failure to pass a balanced budget puts the board at risk of being fired by Education Minister Mike Bernier, if the June 30 deadline passes without an approved, balanced budget.

Books blog: Book publishers' association to get new leader

thestarphoenix.com — Margaret Reynolds, executive director of the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia, will retire this fall. Heidi Waechtler, managing editor at Coach House Books in Toronto, will take over, the ABPBC said in a news release. Reynolds was with the association for 28 years and she will continue to work as part of the [...]
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Jun 30, 2016

Bernier says he will order a full audit, rather than firing the school board right now. #bced #bcpoli

Jun 30, 2016

Education Minister Mike Bernier said sale of Kingsgate Mall to fund operating was board's own idea. #bced #bcpoli

Jun 29, 2016

$5 million provincial proposal was to be taken from capital funding - was not any additional funding from province. #bced #vanpoli #bcpoli

Jun 29, 2016

RT @pattibacchus: Just about to start the @VSB39 meeting that will deal with government budget proposal for 2016/17 VSB operating budget. #bced


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