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June 18, 2018―Winnipeg-based award-winning teacher and author Colleen Nelson is a finalist in the Young Adult category for the High Plains Book Awards for her book Blood Brothers. The awards were established by the Billings Public Library Board to recognize regional literary works that examine and reflect on life on the High Plains.

 

The winners will be announced at the annual awards banquet that is held in conjunction with the 2018 High Plains BookFest on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Each winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

 

Watching the birds at my bird feeder the other day, it was quite clear from the way they puffed out their chests and strutted around that they were auditioning for a title role in some future Birder Murder Mystery. For the benefit of these avian aspirants, I’d thought I would run through the characteristics I look for in a leading bird.

In Memoriam: Walter Pitman

Posted on June 18 by Heather M in News

Dundurn Press deeply mourns the loss of Walter Pitman, a highly accomplished and impressive Canadian. Walter Pitman was a federal MP and an Ontario MLA, president of Ryerson University, and director of the Ontario Arts Council. He was a Member of the Order of Ontario and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Dundurn knows him best as the author of Elmer Iseler, Music Makers, Louis Applebaum and Victor Feldbrill.