For many years Donald Stainsby was primary reviewer of books for the Vancouver Sun. He was also a student of the history of journalism in B.C. According to Stainsby, "The early newspapers of British Columbia burst upon the world like the towns they served: flamboyant, rowdy, partisan, sometimes not altogether nice. In the main they proved filmy visions, tissues of dreams as short lived as the mining booms that bred so many of them. Indeed, British Columbia has been called a journalistic cemetery."


Vancouver: Sights & Insights (Macmillan, 1962), with drawings by George Kuthan

Legacy to Behold (Quest Travelbooks, 1970), a tribute to Vancouver and Victoria's parks and gardens, with photographer Ted Czolowski.

[BCBW 2003] "Journalism" "Gardening"