Books

Kwantlen Polytechnic University instructor Dr. Balbir Gurm. (submitted photo)

‘Relationship violence pandemic’ explored in new e-book co-authored by KPU prof

‘I want everyone to understand the issue, its prevalence and ways to address it,’ says Dr. Balbir Gurm

Kwantlen Polytechnic University instructor Dr. Balbir Gurm. (submitted photo)
Story of ‘A Mother’s Journey to Adoption’ told in book by first-time Surrey author

Story of ‘A Mother’s Journey to Adoption’ told in book by first-time Surrey author

In the 1990s, Raj Arneja and husband Gurpreet adopted two children in India

Story of ‘A Mother’s Journey to Adoption’ told in book by first-time Surrey author
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

Book will be a fairy tale for kids and benefit those particularly affected by the pandemic

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
Kate Armstrong, who wrote a memoir of her years as one of the first women to attend Royal Military College, has been shortlisted for a national award. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘Don’t expect justice or fairness’: B.C. author wins prize for book on sexism in military school

Kate Armstrong’s debut book The Stone Frigate has been shortlisted for a national writing award

Kate Armstrong, who wrote a memoir of her years as one of the first women to attend Royal Military College, has been shortlisted for a national award. Photo: Tyler Harper
Screenshot from the Surrey Libraries’ database page for “Global Road Warrior.”

Surrey Libraries wants patrons to ‘travel the world’ from home

Databases offer window to world for many stuck at home during pandemic

Screenshot from the Surrey Libraries’ database page for “Global Road Warrior.”
Graphic posted to Surrey International Writers’ Conference’s website, siwc.ca.

Pandemic pushes Surrey writers’ conference online for 2020

Annual gathering welcomes close to 700 delegates to Guildford’s Sheraton hotel every fall

Graphic posted to Surrey International Writers’ Conference’s website, siwc.ca.
Physical books aren’t available, but new digital library cards will allow people self-isolating to check out ebooks, audiobooks, and more. (Black Press Media files)

Library cards, ebooks available online in Fraser Valley

Those without a card yet won’t have to go into a branch

Physical books aren’t available, but new digital library cards will allow people self-isolating to check out ebooks, audiobooks, and more. (Black Press Media files)
Julie Balenzano welcomes library-goers into the newly renovated Cloverdale Library March 9. The Cloverdale Branch has reopened after an extensive renovation period. Balenzano is the new branch manager for the library. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Library reopens

After extensive facelift, library adds reading & study areas, computers, and a duplo wall

Julie Balenzano welcomes library-goers into the newly renovated Cloverdale Library March 9. The Cloverdale Branch has reopened after an extensive renovation period. Balenzano is the new branch manager for the library. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Inspired Style with Dana Wright

Inspired Style with Dana Wright

Vancouver Island business woman values a work ethic and fashionable style

  • Sep 19, 2018
Inspired Style with Dana Wright
Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw with their new book, A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for B.C., a collaborative project the two legislative reporters teamed up on after the fall of Christy Clark’s Liberal government gave way to a John Horgan-led NDP provincial government. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

A Matter of Confidence: How Christy Clark took a tumble while John Horgan was handed the house

Rob Shaw and Richard Zussman chronicle the province’s ‘bizarre journey’ in new book

Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw with their new book, A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for B.C., a collaborative project the two legislative reporters teamed up on after the fall of Christy Clark’s Liberal government gave way to a John Horgan-led NDP provincial government. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS