Describing the various festivals that occur within a 150-mile radius of Vancouver and Seattle, Eileen Marrett's Banners and Bands is available for $15.35 (contact 380-0349 in Victoria). Also from Victoria, J.E. Dew-Jones' Victoria's Sewage Circus provides a professional engineer's views of Victoria's controversial sewage outfall system. The author is bucking the tide of sentiment that wants Victoria to adopt sewage treatment systems plant that he believes would be both costly and damaging to the environment. "My main incentive for writing is to try and reverse the present widespread disregard for scholarship and accountability," he says, "Twenty years of monitoring and thirty years of research might as well not have been done if those promoting treatment have their way. I view scholarship as critical to democracy." We'll refrain from making any sewage jokes and let you know that Ted Dew Jones' 50-page book is available for $6.95 from 63 Dock St. Victoria, B.C. V8V 1Z9.

[BCBW 1991]