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MOUNTIES ON THE COVER By Al Lund – A Canadian Book Review

  “I’ve been collecting Royal Canadian Mounted Police literature for more than fifty years.” Al Lund, Staff Sergeant, RCMP (retired)     In his chapter called “Dust Jackets” in MOUNTIES ON THE COVER, Al Lund writes of a practice that, … Continue reading

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Greatest Writers of Mountie Fiction

  The GREATEST AUTHORS OF NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FICTION     Or WRITERS OF THE SCARLET SERGE   “To the sweet-voiced, dark-eyed little half-Cree maiden at Lac-Bain, who is the Minnetaki of this story; and to Teddy Brown, guide and … Continue reading

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Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus

  Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus       “This is the story of a wizard elk — Rauten, as people called him. He was a human being in animal guise…”   The Northcountry in literature has … Continue reading

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Knut Hamsun’s GROWTH OF THE SOIL – A book review

Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun My rating: 5 of 5 stars Over the years, I’ve discovered writers who take you into the very heart of Humankind: which means they really took me into the living heart of all … Continue reading

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Are Wolfdogs Legal? Wolfdog Facts & Fiction

  Are Wolfdogs Legal? Wolfdog Facts & Fiction     As I wrote in my popular article DOG INTELLIGENCE – THE TOP 10 MOST INTELLIGENT DOG BREEDS, cross-bred husky/wolf hybrids were once common in the Canadian Northcountry. My short story … Continue reading

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Charles Livingston Bull, Wildlife Artist

  A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES LIVINGSTON BULL, “AMERICA’S PREMIERE WILDLIFE ARTIST!”     I first saw the fierce, exhilarating drawings of American wildlife artist Charles Livingston Bull in an old hardcover copy of HAUNTERS OF THE SILENCES, by Canadian author … Continue reading

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Wolf Whelps & Lead Dogs: Tribute to George Marsh, Wilderness Writer

Wolf Whelps & Lead Dogs: Tribute to Wilderness Writer George Marsh   I must have been age nine when the kindly older couple next door gave me a copy of George Marsh’s THE WHELPS OF THE WOLF. We had been … Continue reading

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The Old Canoe – A Classic Canadian Song by George Marsh

  The Old Canoe     The canoe is a characteristic and iconic Canadian cultural symbol. Our inland waterways were our first highways: we travelled by boat and canoe in summer, often by snowshoe or even dogsled over frozen rivers … Continue reading

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The Great Pulp Fiction Mounties: From Corporal Cameron to Sergeant Preston

  The Great Pulp Fiction Mounties     “We want men, and we want men like you. You could enlist as a constable and there is always opportunity to advance.” “It’s a great service!” exclaimed Cameron. “I’d like to join.” … Continue reading

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Maheeshtan – What Does Maheeshtan Mean?

    Maheeshtan – What does Maheeshtan Mean? Since putting my popular Northwestern short story WOLFBLOOD on this site, I’ve had a number of questions about the natural lives of wolves and the folkways and language of Johnny Akumi, including … Continue reading

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