Category: <span>Orca News</span>

CBC’s Gregor Craigie pens new middle-grade book exploring why humans build up and why this may promote a more sustainable future

“Why did they make it so high?” one of journalist Gregor Craigie’s sons asked him, sparking the inspiration for his new book, Why Humans Build Up: The Rise of Towers, Temples and Skyscrapers. Illustrated by Kathleen Fu, this nonfiction book for children aged 9 to 12 seeks to answer Craigie’s son’s question.

Mantras for hope in a time of reconciliation: New children’s book from award-winning Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith was watching her own children when she was inspired to write her newest picture book, I Hope, available September 13. Smith was on a family vacation with her then 15-year-old twins when inspiration struck. “I kept thinking about all the hopes I had and have for them,” describes Smith. …

Read a Sample Chapter from Weird Rules to Follow

Prince Rupert is well known for rain and fishing. I’ve never known anything but. Like rain, salmon has always been a part of my life—in the ocean, on the stove, in the refrigerator or in my belly.

Most people say they like summer for the sun, but for coastal Natives, summer means one thing—salmon. The sockeye salmon season. It’s an important time of year because that is how most Native people earn their living. It’s also when we preserve our food for the winter.