Dave Flawse

Writer. Editor. Publisher of VancouverIslandHistory.com


Below you will find nine of Dave's latest publications.

Dave is the publisher of VancouverIslandHistory.com, a freelance writer, and an editor. He writes about history, but also other lesser-known, remarkable stories hiding in plain sight.

A firm believer in literary citizenship, he promotes and furthers literary arts in British Columbia with the goal of helping this robust and diverse community impact as many readers as possible.

Dave is privileged and grateful to be allowed to work and study on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Nuu-chah-nulth Peoples and pay respect to their rich cultural heritage and natural environment.


Feature Articles

The circling back of Kus-kus-sum

The Kus-kus-sum site on the Courtenay River estuary is accustomed to change. As the liaison between ocean and river, estuaries live in constant flux-a ritual of ebbs and floods but also a centuries-meandering as the river forges new pathways through its delta.

Compass Magazine
Ocean Chronicles: Message in a plastic bottle

In 2012, a teenager scribbled a note on a page of lined paper and signed her name with a heart. She rolled up the paper, slipped it inside a plastic bottle, and secured the lid.


100.7 The Raven's diverse team revitalizes a language and works to heal a nation. A lone modular office building with blue vinyl siding rests at the end of a gravel driveway on the edge of Homalco First Nation near Campbell River. From a wide, meshed antenna protruding from its shingled roof, a signal ...

edible Vancouver Island
L'uovo di Pasqua

The Italian Easter Egg tradition full of surprises