WILLISTON, Eileen




Eileen Williston, the late wife of Ray Williston, was the main author and power behind Forest, Power, and Policy (1997), the biography of her husband, who himself was responsible for changing the lives of the people in BC during his tenure as the Minister of Education, Lands and Forests. He oversaw the building of the Peace River Dam as well as negotiating the Columbia River Treaty. [Harbour Publishing, 2002]

Forests, Power and Policy: The Legacy of Ray Williston (Caitlin $34.95)
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Determined to pull rural B.C. into the modern era, Socred Minister of Lands and Forests Ray Williston oversaw the building of the Bennett Dam on the Peace River and the flooding of the valley behind it, now called Williston Lake. Controversial and influential, Williston's life is profiled by his wife Eileen Williston and Sunshine Coast writer Betty Keller in Forests, Power and Policy: The Legacy of Ray Williston (Caitlin $34.95)
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[BCBW 1997]