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316 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE drunk and we are on spring break, but we’re still adults. We’re in college … We know what we’re doing and they act like we are children.” Spotted on Facebook: “Is anyone selling a 20” girl’s bike for a girl that’s in excellent condition?” The Franklin expedition set sail with a crew, combined between the Terror and the Erebus, of 138 men and a combined library of 2,900 books. By our estimate that is about 500 linear feet of books. Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for British Columbia now consists of the following: Madam Justice Brenda J. Brown Nominee of the Chief Justice of British Columbia Jan Lindsay, Q.C. Nominee of the Law Society of British Columbia Rajwant (Raji) Mangat Nominee of the Canadian Bar Association Janet Winteringham, Q.C. Nominee of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of British Columbia Dean A. Crawford, Q.C. Nominee of the federal government Stephen (Steve) Hanuse Nominee of the federal government Arthur (Art) Sterritt Nominee of the federal government “Operation Springtime” involved a series of police raids targeting alleged biker gangs in 2001. This year’s Booker Prize was awarded to Madeleine Thien for her autobiographical novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing. It is a scary account of the Cultural Revolution in China. The Booker Prize was launched in 1968. Tom Maschler of the publishing house Jonathon Cape, desiring to establish an English equivalent to the French Prix Goncourt, approached Booker McConnell, a food wholesaler with a minor interest in publishing, and sought his sponsorship. The prize was to be awarded to the year’s best novel in English. The first Booker McConnell Prize was awarded to P.H. Newby for Something to Answer For and amounted to £5,000. At the time most book awards had a standing panel of judges, but to avoid cliques, the Booker


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