Probably no two word symbols in the English language awaken such vivid mental images or such strong convictions of reality as the words Rocky Mountains. And probably no two word symbols in the English language, or for that matter in any language, are so often used with so little understanding of the realities they are supposed to represent.By MARJORIE EARL19 min
The day of our great discovery galloped in from the foothills on the black horses of autumn’s first snow cloud. All the converging storms of the continent seemed to move through the funnel of our cramped valley. Around us the Rockies were quilted deep in mist and we could see a scant twenty feet from our sodden tents.By BRUCE HUTCHISON17 min
In the last year for which there are complete figures, 5½ million Canadian motorists drove 4½ million cars almost 37 billion miles. The accident toll was 81,572 people killed and injured and $75 million worth of property damage. If the past is any guide, these figures will become progressively larger.By Sidney Katz16 min
A distinguished and disarming Canadian painter and his artist-wife reminisce with wry, warm humor about their comfortable vie bohème and the struggle to earn a living at the work they loveBy Barbara Moon14 min
Even in gourmet Montreal this century-old (well, 97) restaurant is legend— as much for its dedicated coterie of seafood buffs as for the pedigreed oysters, lobsters and clams that go into its incomparable dishesBy KEN JOHNSTONE14 min
Recently in Fredericton, N.B., a prominent native son dropped into the offices of The Daily Gleaner for a friendly chat with a comparative newcomer — publisher John Michael Stewart Wardell, a transplanted, one-eyed, exmilitary landed gentleman from Britain, who looks and is a person of many distinctions.By Lawrence Earl13 min
The religious beliefs of parents must not be allowed to damage the health or endanger the lives of children. The recent cases where members of the Jehovah’s Witness sect refused permission for blood transfusions to be given when physicians deemed it necessary have brought the matter to urgent public attention.By N. J. BERRILL SAYS9 min
The giant pear tree in my garden is like a skeleton with a dozen wrinkled arms. A solitary sparrow twitters to itself and then flies away into the overhanging mist. The people on the street walk quickly with their coat collars turned up to protect them from the wind which slaps at their faces like a wet rag.By BEVERLEY BAXTER8 min
PRIME MINISTER DIEFENBAKER got a hearty round of applause when, speaking of the Avro Arrow, he said: "Lobbies will have no effect on the decision this government makes.” In general, he had found that “the stronger the lobby, the weaker the argument.” Conservative MPs pounded their desks, and even the opposition nodded approvingly—to all parties “lobby” is a dirty word.By BLAIR FRASER6 min
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