This is how it was, 20 years ago, as the push into Germany began and the days of killing drew toward a close. This is how men died in the flicker of chance and some, surprised, did not -among them a Canadian officer who kept this poignant journal ofBy DONALD PEARCE20 min
How far will a bird watcher go to watch birds? Recently 33 avid birders, guided by the author, went the limit—around the world. Their first stop: Japan. Here, and in following articles, is what they saw: people, strange customs, offbeat places—and, oh yes, birdsBy FRED BODSWORTH19 min
He was nudging 60, thin as a string, straight as tapwater. His name was Lester Dorsey and he knew where the moose were, he claimed. So there we were, riding on the backside of nowhere, hungry as sin, and watching each other’s faces for frostbite. But you had to admit Lester talked a mighty good huntBy PAUL ST. PIERRE16 min
Toronto International is one of the world’s newest, most imposing airports — a $38,000,000 complex handling 3,000,000 travelers a year. Here’s the drama they seldom see — behind the scenes atBy Robert Thomas Allen15 min
Ten million visitors each year to enjoy the beauty of our national parks and ten thousand people prosper by selling them food, accomodation and souvenirs. The government's dilemma is how to cater to the visitors without allowing the facilities to become eyesores that will turn Canada's parks into wilderness slums that nobody will want to visit. (story continued overleaf)By BLAIR FRASER13 min
The Family Compact ruled, the Radicals wanted to, and Upper Canada teetered toward rebellion. Then handsome Francis Bond Head arrived as lieutenant-governor, and stumbled into history as the tragic-comic butt of schoolboy jokes-and now, perhaps, the subject of some second-thinkingBy Monica Mugan13 min
After all, for 30 years Whipper Billy Watson has been the ponderous pride of the grunt-and-groan trade...and now here he is, a natty nifty William John Watson, Esq., politician. But the last laugh could be his — he’s been practising it for years, all the way to the bankBy JIM COLEMAN10 min
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