Something was always happening in this Victoria boardinghouse. There were the evacuee twins who drank the Major’s whisky; Reggie Carstairs who got excited and proposed to Miss O’Hare; and Irma Grant who looked like a horse, but who could foretell the futureBy ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG19 min
While thousands are killed and maimed each year on our roads several provinces still hand out driving licenses like dog tags. In fact, one man did get a license for his dog. Here is a dramatic demand for strict tests to keep the unfit off the roadBy FRED BODSWORTH18 min
Clams, lobsters, oysters, salmon, shad, sole — even the words are good enough to eat. This Maritimer takes you to a traditional shore dinner that’s cooked between seaweed, then tells you how to duplicate the dishes in your own kitchenBy IAN SCLANDERS17 min
THE SUMMER of 1949 wasn’t the best time for my first trip to China. And the straggling, hilly little town of Pehpei ("pronounced BayPay) wasn’t the most serene place to live for eight months. But history swirled by me in Pehpei as I watched. I arrived when the Chiang Kai-shek regime was still in power.By NORMAN McLAREN17 min
WHEN I was 11 years old my father, Sam McLarnin, gave me two pairs of boxing gloves. I tied the laces together, slung the gloves across the back of my neck and started down the street. Our street was Union Street, not far from the docks in Vancouver.
Leprosy has been the world’s most feared disease for centuries but this missionary went into Africa to find there’s no foundation for blind fear and that new drugs show promise of a cureBy THE REV. ARTHUR PAYTON, LAWRENCE EARL15 min
Once these birds would blot Out the sun in Eastern Canada. Then the hunters went to work with guns and nets and a wanton fury. Soon the last passenger pigeon in the world died in a cage in CincinnatiBy CHARLES NEVILLE13 min
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