Born in 1938 in Vancouver, Aspinall spent 15 years as a reporter and editor with the Vancouver Sun, United Press International, Reuters and the Canadian Press in Vancouver, Edmonton, London, England and Toronto. In 1972 he joined Island Copper as a public relations consultant. His first book, The Story of Island Copper (Harbour Publishing, 1995), draws on employee newspapers and photo files accumulated over his time with Island Copper.

[BCBW 2003]