Military tests off Washington killed at least one orca, scientist suspects

Sad news. Some U.S. scientists believe a killer whale that washed up off the coast of Washington last month might have been killed by a military explosion. The three-year-old female orca was a member of L-pod, a group that lives in waters off the coast of British Columbia during the summer months. They may not be our kin or kind, but we feel pretty close to them! For the full story, read the article from CBC.  






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Reminder – Spring Reads Event TONIGHT!

Join authors Rosa Jordan, Matthew Hooton, Sarah N. Harvey and Mark Lavorato for an evening discussion on the art and challenges of storytelling. Full Event Details: 7:00pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Cadboro Bay Books: 3840B Cadboro Bay Road, Victoria, BC For more information contact Cadboro Bay Books at 250.477.1421 or Brindle & Glass at info@brindleandglass.com.






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You can’t teach an old blog new tricks

Regular Orca blog readers may have noticed that things look a bit different around here. More to the point: all the posts written before February 2012 are gone! But don’t worry—they’ll be back soon. In February 2012, we rebuilt the Orca blog to spruce it up and make it more friendly for  those readers who visit us on mobile devices. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be reposting popular content from previous years, but if there is a specific post you’re looking for, please email michelle@orcabook.com and we’ll make sure it gets posted.






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Three BC Book Prize Nominations

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The BC Book Prize shortlist was announced this morning, and we are thrilled to have three nominated titles this year. Congratulations to authors Caitlyn Vernon (Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest), Karen Rivers (What is Real) and Mike Deas (Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus).






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