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The Peace in Peril longlisted in the Banff Mountain Book Competition

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 2:42pm

Harbour Publishing is excited to announce that The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam, by Christopher Pollon with photographs by Ben Nelms, is shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Book Competition in the Mountain Environment and Natural History category.

Equal parts travel adventure, history and journalistic exploration, The Peace in Peril is a story about the habitants of the Peace River Valley who stand to be greatly affected by the construction of the Site C dam reservoir. Over four days in late September 2015, journalist Christopher Pollon and photographer Ben Nelms paddled the 83-kilometre section of the river that will be destroyed by this controversial $8.8-billion project. They concluded their trip by touring the same stretch by land, interviewing and photographing the locals who stand to lose everything.

The Banff Mountain Book Competition celebrates mountain literature across a number of genres and forms, from fiction and poetry to image and guidebooks. The Mountain Environment and Natural History prize is sponsored by Backroad Mapbooks, and the winner will receive $2000. The prizes will be presented to the finalists from each of the seven categories, as well as the Grand Prize, on Thursday, November 2 at The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.