It doesn’t matter if it’s board, mobile, video, role-playing, or card — games are a way to bring people together, to learn and hone new skills, and to collaborate on elaborate world building. They are for first dates, family fun nights, team-building, or any other social gathering. Take a step into the new Boardwalk board […]
Local Harvest Customer service. For many of us it was our first job, for many of us it is still our job. It’s flipping burgers, scooping popcorn, pouring coffee. “Hi there welcome to —. What can I get for you?” Billeh Nickerson’s McPoems delivers a full value menu of what it’s like to put on […]
Two-Gun & Sun is part historical fiction, part love story, and 100 per cent feisty wild west. The kicker: this 1920s western isn’t set in the dusty deserts of the United States, but in the deep wilds of British Columbia. Welcome to Black Mountain: a filthy, racist mining town bent on extracting the province’s rich […]
Local Harvest Daniela Elza once told me that Weight of Dew is meant to be travelled with — to be slipped into a tote, and consumed on the road. While you journey through the book, your physical self journeys through the dips and turns and looming mountains of a BC road trip. I first read […]
Local Harvest Generation A is a weird one, but then again, all of Coupland’s novels are weird to some extent or another. The novel opens on a globalized and overwhelming consumer-capitalism-driven world that looks remarkably like our current one, with a few key differences thrown in. Notably, bees are extinct — making fresh fruit and […]
Home grown Westcoasters Dessa Bayrock and Jess Wind bringing you some local literary flavour. We review works set in the valley, written by authors from the valley, or that have that British Columbia, Fraser Valley vibe. Come back each month to see what the Fraser Valley has to offer.
Doja is a collective consisting of long-time friends, Brad Desjardins on drums and vocals, Ricky Lawrie on guitar and vocals, and Steve Kalkman on bass. They’ve been actively playing music together since they were in their early adolescence and that becomes very clear in how tight they are across their new album’s 10 tracks.