Amy, a slender girl with big, dark eyes and dyed-blond hair, sits in a conference room in her Toronto-area group home on the day of her Grade 8 graduation. She says she plans to become a criminal lawyer someday, but she has a few problems to work through before that happens.By Shanda Deziel, Brenda Branswell12 min
It’s easy to see why Matt Stopford was popular with his fellow soldiers during his army years. Although his right eye is covered by a patch these days—the most obvious sign of the myriad health problems that have plagued him since his stint in 1993 as a peacekeeper in Croatia—his good left one still creases with laughter.By John Geddes, John Nicol7 min
Robert Conrad had heard one report of survivors on his radio, but then that had quickly been changed to a request for a body bag. Everyone else was talking about bodies. On the radio now he heard the skipper of the Island Venture, a fishing boat out of Tancook, talking to the captain of the naval supply ship HMCS Preserver.
In your cover story “Sex & Marriage” (Aug. 9), a Calgary counsellor says sex is a “barometer, and it’s usually the last thing to go. If couples get to the point where there is no sexuality anymore, the relationship is pretty much dead.” Perhaps Calgary couples have sex drives that persist through marital difficulties, but it is a different matter on the West Coast.
Jean Drapeau lived by extremes. The man who as Montreal mayor for 29 years routinely travelled the world didn’t leave Quebec for the first time until age 36, when he went to New Brunswick. The politician who comfortably entertained royalty, presidents and prime ministers lived, with wife Marie-Claire, in a modest brick bungalow in Montreal’s working-class Rosemont district, which he bought with a $14,000 loan from his father in 1952.By Anthony Wilson-Smith4 min
“Willie’s Fillies” is probably not the way any of them would choose to be known. It is, after all, a rather inelegant description of three lithe and lovely young women, two of whom carry with pride the double-barrelled surnames so favoured by the British aristocracy.By Tanya Davies, D’Arcy Jenish4 min
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