September 20, 1976

The apprenticeship of Billy Bennett 2829

The apprenticeship of Billy Bennett

After a year of trying, the kid is starting to show some promise
South Africa: twilight for a master race 3637
The World

South Africa: twilight for a master race

There is a bar on Twist Street. It is dark, the lights on the hanging wagon wheels have ochre glass shades. Around the oblong bar the stools are chained to the floor so that the two men alone together must keep their place, chained to the floor. The poet wearing a Cardin striped yachting jersey, repeats what he has been reading:
Interview With Adam Zimmerman 45

Interview With Adam Zimmerman

Ever since the turn of the year, when Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau launched his much quoted (and much misinterpreted) remarks condemning the free market system, big business in this country has felt in a state of siege and panic. Corporate directors and business association executives have been competing to out-condemn the government in ever escalating rhetoric and threats of investment withdrawals.
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As American as apple pie

Why all the fuss about Wayne and Liz, Wilbur and Fanne? They were only doin’ what comes historically
The ‘Great Canadian Game’ now truly belongs to the world 4849
Sports

The ‘Great Canadian Game’ now truly belongs to the world

Just how the puck finally slithered from behind the Soviet goal to Denis Potvin at the point is still unclear. What is certain is that Potvin barely had time to control it before slapping it in the general direction of the net. “You don’t beat Tretiak from 60 feet anyway, so I just knocked it in there, aiming at Gilbert Perreault by the side of the goal.”
How Joe ‘Who’ became the people’s choice 2021
Canada

How Joe ‘Who’ became the people’s choice

It was a most undiplomatic, if flattering, slip of the tongue. Lucien Lamoureux, Canada’s ambassador to Belgium, arranged a small, black-tie dinner at his elegant Brussels residence early this month for Conservative Party Leader Joe Clark.
Half a year in Hell 2425
Canada

Half a year in Hell

On the day of March 10, a 12-year-old girl in the British Columbia coastal community of Port Moody received a call from a neighbor she knew well. Would she like a ride to school, the man asked. The girl, alone at her home at the time, accepted the offer and ran off to get the lift to her grade seven classes.
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Television

Once more into the wasteland, dear viewers

The great annual rite happens every fall. An orgy of selling ideas, testing pilots, psyching out the audience, juggling schedules, copying winners, burying the dead and doctoring the wounded all comes to a head in one frantic week at the end of September when the three major U.S. networks hit the airwaves with their fall lineup.
China after Mao: the only certainty is uncertainty 4445
The World

China after Mao: the only certainty is uncertainty

The terse announcement on Radio Peking brought an electrifying stillness to the capital’s late afternoon crowds. A solemn voice intoned the warning that in 30 minutes there would be a grave and important declaration. Hundreds of workers huddled cross-legged on the ground around loudspeakers and radio sets, waiting, glumfaced, for news that many had expected and dreaded for months:
If a town could be likened to a punch in the mouth, Winnipeg would be it 6869

If a town could be likened to a punch in the mouth, Winnipeg would be it

There was a time, as those who remember Glenn Miller will recall, when the word around a Toronto martini glass was that a wretched Vancouver Mafia had taken over the town and was passing out all the good jobs. What Pierre Berton didn’t have, Bernie Braden did, and then there was Andrew Allan with all his radio acolytes, and Ron Haggart and Mario Prizek and Val Sears and Daryl Duke and Ray Gardner and the rest of the webfoot breed.
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