SANDERSON, Eric




Author Tags: 1900-1950, Environment

With contributions from Paul St. Pierre and Bruce Ramsey, journalist Eric Sanderson spent three weeks in the Fraser, Columbia, Kootenay and Okanagan valleys to collect first-hand accounts of the 1948 Fraser River floods. He edited a collection entitled NATURE'S FURY THE INSIDE STORY OF THE DISASTROUS BRITISH COLUMBIA FLOODS OF 1948 WHICH INUNDATED THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF FERTILE FARMLAND LEFT HUNDREDS OF PERSONS HOMELESS AND WROUGHT RUIN AND DEVASTATION THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE (Vancouver: South Hill Publishers Ltd., 1948). The 64-page books covers Barnston Island; Agassiz; Nicomen Island; Chilliwack; Hatzic; The Haztic Break; Matsqui; The Lower Mainland; Queensborough; Pitt Meadows; Kootenays; The Mission Gauge; Mission; Fort Langley and Glen Valley; Trail; Sumas; and Hope.

[BCBW 2010] "Disaster"