Policing a Pioneer Province : The BC Provincial Police 1858-1950

Policing a Pioneer Province: The BC Provincial Police 1858-1950

By Lynne Stonier-Newman
$26.95




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.


Lynne Stonier-Newman


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550170566
Hardback
6.0 in x 9.0 in - 300 pp

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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.

Author


Lynne Stonier-Newman

Details


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550170566
Hardback
6.0 in x 9.0 in - 300 pp