Never Shoot A Stampede Queen

Never Shoot A Stampede Queen

A Rookie Reporter in the Cariboo

eBook - 2008
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Winner of the 2009 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

The cops wanted to shoot me, my bosses thought I was a Bolshevik, and a local lawyer warned me that some people I was writing about might try to test the strength of my skull with a steel pipe. What more could any young reporter hope for from his first real job?

The night Mark Leiren-Young drove into Williams Lake, British Columbia, in 1985 to work as a reporter for the venerable Williams Lake Tribune , he arrived on the scene of an armed robbery. And that was before things got weird. For a 22-year-old from Vancouver, a stint in the legendary Cariboo town was a trip to another world and another era. From the explosive opening, where Mark finds himself in a courtroom just a few feet away from a defendant with a bomb strapped to his chest, to the case of a plane that crashed without its pilot on board, Never Shoot a Stampede Queen is an unforgettable comic memoir of a city boy learning about--and learning to love--life in a cowboy town.

Publisher: Victoria : Heritage House Pub. Co., c2008.
ISBN: 9781926613543
1926613546
9781926613192
1926613198
Characteristics: 1 online resource (221 p.) : port.

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WVMLStaffPicks Sep 19, 2014

The rollicking adventures of a Vancouver raised reporter writing for the small town newspaper The Williams Lake Tribune. Leiren-Young’s ability to mix humour and serious social issues makes Never Shoot a Stampede Queen a page-turner.

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