July 4, 2005

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ANKA'S BACK, BABY!

He’s brought his swingin’ style to grunge and revived his career. He’s even made peace with Canada, writes JONATHON GATEHOUSE.
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THE GOOD STUFF

Steve Nash is the NBA’S MVP, Toronto’s Natalie Glebova is Miss Universe, and Paul Anka is back, and cool again. But there’s a lot more to be proud of this Canada Day. From unlikely comebacks to unheralded breakthroughs, Maclean's presents a random collection of people and things worth celebrating.
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Centennial

PRAIRIE COMPANIONS

PRESTON MANNING on how religion and reform have cut through the mindscape of Alberta like a runaway river
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Science

A COWBOY’S SPINE

Casey Peterson is happy to be science’s guinea pig if it means he can drive again
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Stock Cars

‘A LITTLE REDNECK'

DANYLO HAWALESHKA finds Canadians flocking to the NASCAR circuit
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Centennial

RICH IN DIVERSITY

ROY ROMANOW reflects on growing up in a Saskatchewan family of immigrants who, like many seeking a future in Canada, spoke neither official language
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Afghanistan

‘WE WILL LIKELY TAKE CASUALTIES’

ADNAN R. KHAN joins the first Canadian convoy to test the route to the dangerous Taliban heartland
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History

IT'S SUBLIME AND DEADLY

Vimy is both stunning memorial and live minefield
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THEMAIL

THEMAIL

‘I am 75 and my health depends on luck, my willingness to do and eat healthy things, and the amount of exercise I take. My health is my responsibility.’ -Kirk Everett, smiths Falls, ont.
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Baseball

BIG-LEAGUE AWAKENING

Canada is fielding top talent, STEVE MAICH reports
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