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ISBN 13: 978-1-55017-056-6
ISBN 10: 1-55017-056-2
50 b&w photos, index
6 x 9 - 300 pp
CAD$26.95 • USD$26.95

Policing a Pioneer Province

The BC Provincial Police 1858-1950

Book Description

From BC's colonial days through 1950, the BC Provincial Police were the province's main law enforcers and, in many places, the only ones. It was up to them to catch and prosecute thieves, gold-rush swindlers, brawlers, bootleggers and murderers throughout BC's vast wilderness, and constables also acted as tax collectors, coroners, census takers, paramedics and interpreters. This book is an absorbing, well-researched, very readable treatment of a little-known slice of BC history.