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HARBOUR AUTHORS HONOURED WITH ORDERS OF CANADA


Posted: February 16, 2001

Harbour authors Eric Nicol and Meg Hickling and Nisga'a Chief Joseph Gosnell, the subject of a recently released Harbour title, have been named Officers of the Order of Canada.
Joe Gosnell who was lead negotiator for the landmark Nisga’a treaty ratified in 1999 and called the controversial treaty "the end of more than a century of degradation and despair," is at the centre of one of Harbour's recently released Spring 2001 titles: Spirit Dance at Meziadin: Chief Joseph Gosnell and the Nisga'a Treaty, by journalist Alex Rose.
B.C. humourist Eric Nicol, a three-time winner of the prestigious Stephen Leacock Medal for humour and author of more than 20 books, was also awarded the Order of Canada. Nicol’s Harbour books include When Nature Calls: Life at a Gulf Island Cottage, a hilarious look at cottage life in BC's Gulf Islands, and his autobiography, Anything for a Laugh: Memoirs.
Meg Hickling is another Harbour author named to the Order for her pioneering work in the field of sex education. Known as one of Canada’s best sexual education writers, her new book titled Boys, Girls and Body Science is forthcoming this spring.
The three are among more than a dozen British Columbians awarded Canada’s highest honour this past Wednesday.