Tony Joe, a real estate agent in Victoria, received a predictable earful last spring when he distributed flyers that screamed: “Investors and foreign buyers want your property!” The glossy mailouts touted Joe’s connections to—you guessed it—China.By CHRIS SORENSEN
Tyler Manaigre had been smoking up—that much was quickly established. He admitted to the RCMP corporal who stopped him near Steinbach, Man., that he’d had “just a little bit” of pot that night, assuring Corp. Terry Sundell that it was “like, way earlier.”By CHARLIE GILLIS
1. BY GASLIGHT Steven Price 3(6) 2. THRICETHE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW’D 6(3) Alan Bradley 3. A GREAT RECKONING Louise Penny 1(4) 4. THE WONDER Emma Donoghue 9(3) 5. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD 4(9) Colson Whitehead 6. DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING Madeleine Thien 5(3)
It’s southern California in the 1960s, and there’s a christening party for a baby girl. Francis (Franny) Keating already resembles her beautiful mother, Beverly. Bert Cousins, a lawyer, heard about the party at work; it sounded better than spending Sunday with his own wife and kids.By DONNA BAILEY NURSE
The silence felt deafening, as Will and Kate, the duke and duchess of Cambridge, rounded Sea Lion Point off Graham Island on Haida Gwaii last week. The royal couple, paddling a black-and-white Haida war canoe, rode a fast-rising tide onto Second Beach.By NANCY MACDONALD
Five weeks to go. It’s a dreary, drippy Saturday in the central portion of the southern half of the eastern part of Pennsylvania. Along a country lane called Spooky Nook Road, about 3,000 white people and about 10 non-white people are standing in the rain.By ALLEN ABEL
AS he approaches the end of his first year as Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau surfs a wave of publicity and goodwill. Stephen Harper is meanwhile consigned to oblivion—or worse. In the third Maclean’s prime ministers survey, carried out in the late summer of 2016, Trudeau has a substantial lead on Harper when experts are asked to assess the effectiveness of Canadian leaders.By STEPHEN AZZI, NORMAN HILLMER
The Great One has done—and seen—it all. The NHL’s all-time leading scorer, nine-time MVP, winner of four Stanley Cups, is still the holder of 60 league records, 18 years after his retirement. He represented Canada on the world stage, coached in Phoenix, and built the men’s team that ended our Olympic gold medal drought in 2002.By JONATHON GATEHOUSE
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