Dave Flawse

Writer. Editor. Publisher of Vancouver Island History.

Canada

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

Dave is the publisher of Vancouver Island History, 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.

Portfolio

Feature Articles

Compass Magazine
06/01/2022
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.

CVC
05/19/2022
TUNED TO THE COMMUNITY'S FREQUENCY - CVC

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
03/21/2022
L'uovo di Pasqua

The Italian Easter Egg tradition full of surprises

Compass Magazine
02/07/2022
Revitalizing Traditions: Wade Charlie Gathers Knowledge to Feed the Future

low-lying fog obscures the treetops. The Island’s knotty, mountainous spine, and the brooding faces of the Coast Mountains across Queen Charlotte Strait sit fat with snow to sea level. It’s mid-January 2022, and the exceptionally chilly winter has lingered for almost a month.

Edible Vancouver Island
11/22/2021
Edible Notables: The Oyster Challenge

Setting the stage On a drizzly autumn morning near Deep Bay, B.C., seagulls circle and caw. Ten culinary art students peer over the side of an aluminum skiff. An oyster farmer ties the skiff to a raft and slips a hook onto a waiting rope thimble. The skiff's crane whines.

CVC
07/14/2021
THE FUTURE LOOKS TASTY - CVC

Deep Bay's new Centre For Seafood Innovation connects local seafood producers with greater markets. At the end of a meandering gravel driveway tucked among lush cedars stands the Deep Bay Marine Field Station, a building that resembles a giant oyster. "It was designed to look like that," says Carl Butterworth, the Marine Field ...

CVC
04/25/2019
CURRENT DEMAND - CVC

The nutrient-rich waters of Baynes Sound provide the ideal conditions for oyster harvesting, drawing workers to the Valley's steady industry. The red embers of cigarettes glow through a thick fog. It's 6am and workers outside the processing plant at Mac's Oysters chat with one another. Beside them is a heaping mountain of refuse ...