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  • Bold Experiment: A...

    CA$14.95
    Your Nickel's Worth Publishing is pleased to present Bold Experiment, an autobiography written by Matthew S. Anderson (1882 - 1974) - a man recognized by Tommy Douglas as 'a pioneer of social medicine'.

    The 80-page book, including photographs, documents and memorabilia, uncovers the little-known history behind an important piece of our Canadian culture, heritage and identity: the story behind how Medicare first came to Saskatchewan.

    Since its inception as a province, Saskatchewan has been home to grassroots idealism, to people willing to work hard to make a difference and to those willing to persevere despite the odds. Matthew Anderson believed strongly that Canadians should have protection against the cost of illness. After almost 20 years of dedication and determination to transform the idea into reality, this man, a plain 'dirt farmer' from Bulyea, Saskatchewan, forged and made work North America's first comprehensive, prepaid medical care plan.

    Given the interest in the Tommy Douglas story and the history of Medicare, this book provides a timely perspective from one of the early pioneers of health care in North America.

  • Celebrate the Journey:...

    CA$35.00
    The purpose and challenge of this anniversary book of Grace Mennonite Church is to capture, in word and picture, the faithfulness of the past 50 years; to use that history to describe the richness of the present and look with real hope to the future as the vision of healing and hope gives direction to a world that so desperately needs to envision the reign of God in all domains of human experience. Celebrate the journey.
  • Dancing My Life, Dancing My...

    CA$14.95
    Judith Pellerin's Dancing My Life, Dancing My God uses the metaphor of dance to describe how life can be lived joyously and with fulfillment.

    The concept of dance as prayer, as communication between self and God, is introduced in an engaging and accepting way for those seeking to discover deeper meaning in their communion with the Divine.

    Balancing information on the history of dance as Spirit-led communication with more personal anecdotes of the meaning of dance for people today, Dancing My Life, Dancing My God offers a starting place for discussion and discovery of dancing a Spirit-filled life.

  • Doodlebugging in...

    CA$16.95
    Elizabeth Sawatzky's story chronicles family life on a seismic crew in southern Saskatchewan during the birth of the western Canadian oil industry. Although there is some historical documentation of the western Canadian oil industry, no other book explores the home life of the nomadic crews and their families. The publication of Doodlebugging in Saskatchewan: A Wife Remembers 1950 - 1954 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first seismic exploration of southern Saskatchewan from a unique perspective.
  • Forgotten Gardens,...

    CA$29.95
    In the early 1900s, station gardens were part of the welcoming gateway to the travelling public, an introduction to the urbanity of the area and the productiveness of the soil. Today, all that remains of what were once colourful station gardens are a few evergreens, a dishevelled hedge of caraganas and lilacs, and a mystery as to why they exist in these peculiar spots.

    This book may rekindle some memories of station gardens, introduce yet another chapter to the lives of the West.s first settlers and answer some questions regarding those remaining, seemingly oddly-placed trees and hedges near the main streets of many communities.
  • I Like You, I Like Me, Too!

    CA$85.00
    A Teacher/Parent Guide to help children ages 6-10 develop self-esteem base on Choice Theory.

    I Like You, I Like Me Too! is a fun and easy-to-use anti-bullying parent/teacher resource to help children realize their potential and the power of choice in their lives. It is an opportunity for them to begin to "think out of the box" from a very early age and prepare for their future by meeting their own needs, setting their own goals and learning how to make themselves happy by choosing positive behaviours.
  • Inviting Writing into the...

    CA$19.95
    A teacher's handbook created for active use in the classroom, its clear, informative descriptions and full-colour examples encourage teachers to use writing skills as part of their science lessons and curriculum.
  • Letters from the Sourdough...

    CA$18.95
    Letters from the Sourdough Bagel comprises some forty pieces, each of which began as a letter to my friends. Whatever the content of the stories — some humorous, others questioning, a few outrageous — all are marked by the warmth and intimacy associated with reading a letter, a moment akin to conversing with a friend.
  • Prairie West School...

    CA$17.00
    In commemoration of the Prairie West School Division in southwest Saskatchewan, a history of the school district and its schools is told in stories and photographs.
  • Scenes from a Life: The...

    CA$14.95
    From his prairie childhood of the '20s to his experiences as an itinerant worker riding the rails during the Dirty Thirties, from riding the range and mining ore in B.C. to serving in the tank corps in Italy during the Second World War, from knee-bolting in a sawmill to bulldozing roads, Frank Vanyo's compilation of memories--written with humour and nostalgia--convey the harsh realities of a bygone era and a man's determination to live life to the fullest despite them.
  • Toy Box Angels: A...

    CA$14.95
    Strengthening Families, Building Communities.

    The stories our ECIP families and staff have to tell are some of the most personal, powerful and moving stories you could ever read.

    Our stories speak of the limitless power of a parent's love, the incredible bond between brothers and sisters, and the endless ability of all children to bring joy to the hearts of everyone around them.

    At times funny, at times bittersweet, they are always inspirational.

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I Like You, I Like Me, Too!
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You're Going Where?!
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Where Does Your Dog Sleep?
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He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl
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