J.B. MacKinnon is an independent magazine journalist and writer. He is the author of Dead Man in Paradise (Douglas & McIntyre, 2005), which won Canada’s highest award for literary nonfiction. He is also coauthor of The 100-Mile Diet (Random House, 2007, with Alisa Smith), a bestseller that is widely credited as a catalyst of the local foods movment, and I Live Here (Pantheon, 2008, written with Mia Kirshner, Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons), a unique “paper documentary” about displaced people.
J.B.'s Connection to BC: Born is Sheffield, England, but raised in Kamloops, B.C., J.B. loves this province. (He has been down nearly every highway and a lot of the dirt roads, too.)
Reporting Beat: Environment, food.
Website: J.B. MacKinnon
An excerpt from Angela Sterritt’s ‘Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls.’
In her own words, Donna Rae recounts her flood ordeal and gets real about living on a pension after a climate catastrophe.
An inquest found that police responses to ‘excited delirium’ caused Myles Gray’s death in 2015.
How the rich and powerful benefit from culture war politics.
A StatCan report found marginalization and unhappiness are risk factors as large number of high school students use substances.
Across BC and the country, patients, doctors and the health-care system suffer from a faulty patchwork of incompatible systems.
What Would You Save First If You Had to Evacuate Your Home?