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By Robert Budd

A shiny portrait of British Columbia—its humans and places—in phrases, sounds and photographs accrued via a grasp journalist.

Between 1959 and 1966, the overdue CBC Radio journalist Imbert Orchard travelled throughout British Columbia with recording engineer Ian Stephen interviewing approximately 1000 of the province’s pioneers. The ensuing collection—2,700 hours of audiotapes describing either striking occasions and daily experiences—is thought of by means of historians to be the best resources of basic information regarding the province. To most of the people, although, the stories in those tapes stay almost unknown.

Combining textual content, archival photos and the unique sound recordings from the CBC files onto 3 CDs, Voices of British Columbia attracts 24 tales from this assortment to immerse us in way of life within the early twentieth century. You’ll meet Sarah Glassey, a lively homesteader who carried a rifle and bagged extra birds than any guy within the Kispiox Valley. You’ll listen invoice LaChance, the only survivor of the 1910 Glacier Snowslide, describe that tragic avalanche. And you’ll detect how nice leader Kwah of castle St. James spared the lifetime of James Douglas, destiny governor of British Columbia.

By turns unhappy, contemplative, insightful and humorous, those tales show as a lot in regards to the spirit and resilience of individuals as they do concerning the historical past of the province.

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Bien que cette derniere consdtue une des diverses societes de 1'association, son mode de representation en fait presque une association parallele, inspiree largement du modele de I'AGEUM. Elle est constitute d'un comite execudf et d'un regroupement de deleguees provenant de chaque faculte ou il y a une presence feminine. Celles-ci representent aussi la Societe feminine dans les comites de regie de ces memes facultes. Ajoutons a cela les represeiitantes envoyees aux diverses societes de 1'AGEUM 3 '.

C'est Hubert Aquin qui occupera le poste a sa place. Entrevue avec Adele Lauzon, Montreal, 28 avr. 1990. 36 Carabins ou activistes? Le Quartier Latin n'est pas pour autant un medium d'information masculin; tout comme a TAGEUM, on y decouvre une presence feminine. Notons premierement que la Societe feminine envoie une representante au Quartier Latin. Celle-ci semble jouer le role de redactrice feminine, du moins de 1949 a 1952. II faut attendre les annees 1956-1957 et 1957-1958 avant de voir apparaitre le litre officiel de «redactrice feminine» dans la liste des membres de 1'executif du Quartier Latin.

II n'empeche que Ton decouvre quelques exceptions. Les plus remarquables de cette categoric sont Adele Lauzon en 1949-1950 et Juliette Barcelo en 1952-1954. Toutes deux redigent des articles analytiques traitant de sujets d'interet general et souvent controverses. Le discours officiel des leaders etudiants a propos des objectifs et du fonctionnement de I'AGEUM et du Quarlier Latin au cours de cette periode revele done la composante carabin de leur identite. A plusieurs niveaux, cette composante correspond au portrait d'un jeune aux interets a domiiiante folklorique pointe sur les divertissements et les relations sociales tels qu'ils ont ete definis dans les travaux de recherche anterieurs.

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