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Rolf Knight Chronicled the BC Working Class

Posted by howard, Jul 19, 2019


Rolf Knight abandoned an academic career of great promise to write histories of the working people in his home province of British Columbia. He produced a dozen books while earning a living of sorts as a taxi driver.
Mr. Knight, who has died at 83, laboured mostly in obscurity, though his books are now praised for the insights... Read this post

Edith Iglauer Explained Canada to Americans

Posted by howard, Feb 13, 2019
Edith Iglauer, Canada's friend

By Tom Hawthorn

Few outsiders have so profoundly captured the Canadian spirit as Edith Iglauer, an American who wrote about eccentric geniuses and rough-hewn laborers.

She profiled the artist Bill Reid and the architect Arthur Erickson, though was best known for her memoir, “Fishing with John,” about her... Read this post

Arthur Black R.I.P.

Posted by howard, May 18, 2018

Arthur Black—one of Canada's best known humourists and broadcasters—passed away on February 21, 2018, blogging jokes as he went.

Mr. Black was perhaps best known for hosting CBC’s national radio show, Basic Black, which aired from 1983 to 2002. After he retired from Basic Black, Mr. Black was still heard regularly on regional CBC radio... Read this post

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This is a blog administered by Daniel Francis, Editor of the Encyclopedia of British Columbia Along with publisher Howard White, we plan to blog about all manner of BC-related subjects, be they cultural, historical, economic or political. We also have invited other EBC contributors to join the discussion. And of course we welcome your comments on whatever you read here. We want to make it a lively space for conversation about what is going on in the province. Join us!