In the most diabolical crime of our time a twisted little back-street show-off murdered twenty-three people to get rid of an unwanted wife. Quebec’s best-known novelist knew Albert Guay as a man who wanted the moon but got a hangman’s noose. Here he tells for the first time the sombre, shocking story of his next-door neiqhborBy ROGER LEMELIN23 min
A dockside telegraph operator looked out at Halifax harbor and what he saw sent him rushing for his key where he lapped a dramatic message: “Ammunition ship is on fire and is heading for Pier Eight. Good-by.” Then, with more than 1,600 others, he died in the greatest explosion the world had ever seenBy KENNETH MacGILLIVRAY17 min
NOT long ago a close family friend died. Our three-year-old son, sensing our bereavement and noticing that the once-frequent visitor no longer came to our home, began a barrage of questions: Will Ruthie’s mommy never come back? Where is she gone? When you die, do they put you in the ground to rot like an apple? We were stuck for suitable answers.By SIDNEY KATZ14 min
It’s been called a lot of things in the past fifty years — hut never dull. People seldom go short of fun in the little city with the funny name where a cow was once the guest of honor at a banquet and the mayor is a pillow-fighting championBy GEORGE HILLYARD ROBERTSON14 min
For 20 years Aneurin Bevan’s bitter brilliant words have lashed political bigwigs in Britain from Lloyd George to Winston Churchill; he hasn’t spared his own leaders in the Labor Party either. Avowed enemy of the rich, idolized by the labor rank and file, he’s fifth in line for the job of prime minister and many Britons are scared stiff he’ll get itBy LIONEL SHAPIRO13 min
If your pooch is a bundle of nerves or a muscle-bound bully it’s an even-money chance that you are too. A woman whose business is training dogs says the reason they don’t always behave well is that they behave like the people who own them
With a choice of the best food money can buy, at prices to make your mouth water, Canada’s MPs and their friends usually order meat and potatoes in Ottawa’s Parliamentary Restaurant. You as a taxpayer pick up part of every check hut you can’t eat there unless you’re invitedBy EVA-LIS WUORIO12 min
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