And every Thursday she shares the news with fishermen, farmers, townsmen and villagers up and down the salt-sprayed coast where Canada started. She owns and edits the weekly Digby, Nova Scotia, Courier, which tells it like it is — or most of it.By ALAN EDMONDS16 min
THERE’S A GRIM, almost gruesome way of looking at the whole business of heart-transplant surgery. For instance, if you happen to become one of the 5,850 victims the Canada Safety Council predicts will die on our roads in 1969, you could be doing medicine a great service if you somehow contrive to be killed cleanly.By DOUGLAS MARSHALL15 min
Maclean’s: Lord Thomson, do you feel nostalgia for Canada? Lord Thomson: Oh, I like to go back to Canada, sure. There’s a home there. And I know so many people and I do feel nostalgia, certainly. Eventually, I’ll go back to Canada. I won’t die here in this country unless I die unexpectedly.
BESIDE ME IN the crowded lobby of the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax, the matronly lady in the flowered hat stirred with ill-concealed emotion, stirred and fidgeted and craned toward the doorway where Canada’s Prime Minister was being mobbed by younger and more agile admirers.
THE INTERVIEWS THAT follow may shock you or touch you or make you mad or make you laugh. They will make you think. We have all heard that marijuana, once the “noxious,” “crippling” and “degrading” preserve of criminals, jazz musicians, delinquents and, latterly, hippies, has shown a tremendous upward mobility in the last few years.By JON RUDDY12 min
When he first saw the island of Ibiza, Canadian Rolph Blakstad recalls, he thought he had found the Garden of Eden. Seventy miles off the southeast coast of Spain, the island nurtured dozens of prosperous small farms and villages centred around the main city, Ibiza (pronounced Ibeetha).By JOHN ZICHMANIS7 min
There was this new apple drink that foams like beer, and these two whiz-kid entrepreneurs, so green they didn’t know their idea couldn’t work. So what did they do? Cracked the tough soft-drink market wide open, that’s what
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