Surely there must be a God who creates a masterpiece like John Parkins — Last Collage (April) — sends his creation to the world and then calls it back when he desires to glory in his works. John Parkins is an artist! He has composed a picture of life which makes me realize, for this instant anyway, that life begins when death is at hand.
Some lives are detachable. Some people have nothing to do with the place they live in. They could exist, and be true to themselves, in Vancouver or Halifax or Detroit or Ecuador. Not so J. V. Clyne. Not so the rest of the people on these six pages.By EVE ROCKETT11 min
As you drive along the Kootenay lakeshore in northern British Columbia, you see summer cottages nestling into a sandy bay, small boats trolling for Kokanee salmon, postcard farms tilted toward the water. As the road climbs there are breathtaking vistas of the lake far below.By PAT McGEER5 min
Quadra Manufacturing is building chain saws at the rate of 25,000 a year at its fledgling Trail, BC, plant and has finally climbed out of the red. It wouldn’t have meant much, except for the irony that British Columbia, where an entire provincial economy depends on the forest industries, was having difficulty producing its own chain saws.By BRUCE YOUNG5 min
It used to be said that when Canadian films are good enough the people would turn out to see them. Which wasn’t an accurate description of the problem. It’s making films bad enough that people will want to see them that is tricky. Films that are bad in a fashionably contagious way.By JOHN HOFSESS5 min
Every fall the western flight of snow geese comes winging down the coasts British Columbia and settles in the marshes of the Fraser River Delta near the George C. Reifel Waterfowl Refuge; in spring the great flock takes for the Arctic, but every year a few more stay behind to nest in the enclave of predictable weather, free corn and immunity from hunters.By GEORGE WOODCOCK5 min
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