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Accidental Eden

by Douglas Hamilton | 21 October 2014
Synopsis
Lasqueti Island has a rowdy and divided reputation. Between the 1970s and early 80s, the island attracted a flood of counter-culture seekers -- communards, hippies, utopians, revolutionaries and other exotic characters looking for an alternative lifestyle. Today many perceive it as a romantic fantasy: an existence of bucolic peace, surrounded by isolation and wild nature, a great place to bring up children and a grand place to grow old. Yet many others would disagree, believing these islanders to be inbred hermits, unfettered by social niceties or the rule of the law. Many consider them troglodytes who hide out from authorities, grow or brew drugs and vandalise what they can for pure amusement. Regardless of its reputation, Lasqueti Island is one of the least populated and least known of Canada's Gulf Islands. This book explores both its eccentric days and its political accomplishments. The Islanders' efforts to convince BC Hydro to re-route the Cheekeye-Dunsmuir powerline around, rather than over, the island was an outstanding accomplishment, changing the way BC Hydro managed its power delivery into rural areas. These stories are a unique collection of unusual tales, hippy communes, curious characters and, whether perceived as good or bad, an irreplaceable era in British Columbia's history.
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Synopsis
Lasqueti Island has a rowdy and divided reputation. Between the 1970s and early 80s, the island attracted a flood of counter-culture seekers -- communards, hippies, utopians, revolutionaries and other exotic characters looking for an alternative lifestyle. Today many perceive it as a romantic fantasy: an existence of bucolic peace, surrounded by isolation and wild nature, a great place to bring up children and a grand place to grow old. Yet many others would disagree, believing these islanders to be inbred hermits, unfettered by social niceties or the rule of the law. Many consider them troglodytes who hide out from authorities, grow or brew drugs and vandalise what they can for pure amusement. Regardless of its reputation, Lasqueti Island is one of the least populated and least known of Canada's Gulf Islands. This book explores both its eccentric days and its political accomplishments. The Islanders' efforts to convince BC Hydro to re-route the Cheekeye-Dunsmuir powerline around, rather than over, the island was an outstanding accomplishment, changing the way BC Hydro managed its power delivery into rural areas. These stories are a unique collection of unusual tales, hippy communes, curious characters and, whether perceived as good or bad, an irreplaceable era in British Columbia's history.
€30.79
92 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9781927575529
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Published - 21/10/2014
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, History of the Americas
No. of Pages - 256
Weight - 392
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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