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On Ealue Lake



The land around Ealue Lake in northwestern British Columbia is Canada’s own Eden, where humans are scarce and jaw-dropping scenery is plentiful.  Famed anthropologist Wade Davis — long a defender of indigenous peoples and their remote lands — makes his summer home here. But a nearby open pit gold mine is forcing him to confront real-life issues that have been subjects of academic research for him. And all of a sudden, the anthropologist is under study.



Leslie Scrivener has been writing for the Star since long, flowery skirts were in fashion and people lined the highways to cheer on Terry Fox. As a cub reporter she covered Fox’s Marathon of Hope, and later, at his request, wrote his biography, Terry Fox: His Story. She lives with her husband and a changing cast of semi-adult children in a never-quite-finished modern house with a calming view of Lake Ontario.


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