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Nature Natural Disasters


British Columbia Burns

edited by Shelley Fralic

by (author) Charles Anderson & Lori Culbert

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Dec 2003
Natural Disasters, Photojournalism, Weather
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    Publish Date
    Dec 2003
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Compiling 130 of the best photographs and stories from the long hot summer of 2003, senior editors and photographers from The Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers reflect on the historic, economic, and emotional toll of the fires. There are three sections on the main fire areas -- Kamloops, Kelowna, and Cranbrook -- that delve into the tragedies and the triumphs of the fires that burned (and in many cases continue to burn) in those regions.

Included are many tales of the men and women -- including firefighters who had lost their own homes -- who risked their lives on the front lines, volunteers who gave generously of their time and money, and friends and neighbours, and even strangers, from all over the country, who rallied to help those in need.

Finally, an epilogue reflects on the rebuilding process and what's ahead for the people and the communities affected by the devastation.

About the authors

Shelley Fralic joined the Vancouver Sun as a reporter in 1979 and worked in a number of editorial positions at the newspaper over the years, including special projects editor and executive editor, eventually moving on to become a full-time columnist from 2003 to 2016. She is the author of em style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-variant: normal; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; text-transform: none; font-weight: normal; color: #222222; widows: 1; letter-spacing: normal; l

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Rolli (aka Charles Anderson) is an author/illustrator hailing from Saskatchewan, Canada. His work has appeared in literary magazines across North America--Quarterly West, The New Quarterly, subTerrain, The Antigonish Review, Grain, Byline, Stickman Review, Feathertale Review, and many others. Rolli was the recipient of the 2007 John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award; and as a winner of the 2008/2009 Commonwealth Short Story Competition, his work has been broadcast in over 30 countries.

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Lori Culbert is an award-winning journalist with the Vancouver Sun. She has spent years writing about the Downtown Eastside, including the trial of accused serial killer Robert Pickton.


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