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I Pic This Book :)

By Codi Jeffreys Aug 12, 2021 | Lite 98.5 FM

If you're into and summer outdoor eating then this is your book to pic ????

It's called Ontario Picnics: A Century of Dining Outdoors by local author Lindy Mechefske.

The thing I love about Lindy's books are that she not only gives you amazing recipes with great photos but she also adds the history of the recipes, taking you on a stroll down memory lane.


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Saskatoon StarPhoenix Publishing date: Nov 27, 2020

Joel Jeffery knows Saskatchewan could use a laugh right now.

The Saskatoon-based standup comedian finished the Great Saskatchewan Joke Book about a month into the pandemic. He said writing it was a "sweet escape" for him, and he hopes it offers comic relief as this time of stress and uncertainty stretches on.

Jeffery has lived most of his life in Saskatoon, with exceptions of two years in B.C. and one year in Alberta. He took his comic talent and applied it to creating a volume full of humorous observations about his home province. Everything is fair game, from the conditions of our roads, to our wildlife to that most sacred of subjects: The Roughriders.

He knows people like to poke fun at our province. "I wanted to turn that on its head," he says. "I love this province and I think it gets undersold."

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Centenarian photographer celebrated for her images of Saskatchewan's elderly farm women. Article by Paul Gessell, Galleries West Magazine

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Thelma Pepper, "Thankfulness,"  1985 gelatin silver print, 15" x 15" (collection of the University of Saskatchewan)

By the time she was 14, Thelma Stevens was a pro in the darkroom, printing her father's photographs in Kingston, N.S. But it took another half century for the woman now known as Thelma Pepper to start working seriously on her own projects, often about elderly Saskatchewan farm women, and exhibiting them to acclaim in Canada and beyond.

Now, at age 100, this remarkable photographer is drawing renewed attention with both a hardcover book that was released this fall and an exhibition scheduled to open Feb. 13 at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon.

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Abandoned Alberta Global Interview Nov 16 2020

Joe Chowaniec, the photographer behind the book 'Abandoned Alberta', shares his journey to document the province's history through its many abandoned buildings.

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Vernon OutHouse Reader

Nova Scotia author Vernon Oickle has published his 32nd book, which is titled The Second Movement Nova Scotia Outstanding Outhouse Reader #2.  Kaitlynn Nordal ( The Chronicle Herald,  Published: Nov. 3, 2020

Author Stephen King once said, "Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler's heart, kill your darlings." Nobody understands this better than Vernon Oickle.

Oickle started his career in 1980 working at the community newspaper. After graduating journalism school, he came back to his hometown of Liverpool.

"It's something I have always enjoyed doing," he said.

At the time the South Shore Breaker was launched, Oickle was making some life changes and, after some conversations back and forth, he became a columnist for the paper.

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