IT’S AN UNUSUAL WINTER when the newspapers across the land aren’t quoting somebody in a denunciation of professional hockey. A couple of years ago a University of Toronto professor decried the game’s brutality, called it a “blood-letting” sport, and went on television coastto-coast to argue his point further.By Jack Adams with Trent Frayne21 min
Success depends not only upon blue blood, big balances and becoming behavior but also upon assiduousness, resolution, and the ability to endure many disappointments and humiliations. It also helps to have a knowledge of what social editors are like, what they want, and when their guard against nonentities is most likely to be down.By McKenzie Porter15 min
Seven years ago the Richardsons of Regina—two brothers and two cousins— caught the curling fever that is sweeping Canada. Ernie Richardson once called curling a sport “for old men or muskrats.” Now, he’s skip of the rink that has won the world title twice in a rowBy ROBERT METCALFE15 min
The twentieth century has seen such a tremendous growth in the size and power of the executive side of government that it is quite possible nowadays for a citizen’s rights to be accidentally crushed by the juggernaut of the government’s administrative machine.By DONALD C. ROWAT13 min
After three hundred and fifty winters. Canadians ought to be able to face almost any degree of cold or any amount of snow. Instead, we’ve become world champions at avoiding winter. It’s doubtful if any other people on earth even come close to matching what we spend in evading, combating, and shielding ourselves from, a cold climate.By HAL TENNANT12 min
The time: February. The place: half a hundred Canadian towns. The cast: snow queens, papier-mâché gargoyles, street singers, and assorted moose, goose and coyote-callers. The program: carnival—the parties it pays a town to throwBy Ken Johnstone9 min
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