At eighteen this well-known pioneer survived the Trail of ’98. Before he died fifty years later he set down his experiences as one of the chain of humans who breasted the mountain passes and drifted down the cold grey Yukon to seek an uncertain fortune in the fabulous KlondikeBy BERT PARKER24 min
Canadians now pay almost as much to insure cars as to build highways for them, yet the major companies say they’re still losing money. Here is an examination of the reasons — and a look at the controversial question of state insuranceBy FRED BODSWORTH20 min
NICHOLAS MONSARRAT, BRITISH INFORMATION OFFICER IN OTTAWA, DOESN’T HAVE THE USUAL TROUBLES OF HIS TRADE. AS AUTHOR OF THE CRUEL SEA HE IS THE SOCIAL LION MOST CAPITAL HOSTESSES WANT TO TRAP; EVEN HIS OLD PANTS ARE COVETED BY MONEY-RAISING COMMITTEESBy BLAIR FRASER19 min
She's Special, That One... With his promotion to Indian agent, Carlyle's problems grew. But so did his visions and his hopes. Who could lack for hope amid the quiet adventure of watching Victoria Rider growing up?By W. O. MITCHELL19 min
The Beaver takes off from a duck-pond, scoots up mountains and laughs at brutal overloads. The U. S. signed a treaty with Canada just to get a fleet for Korea. Tough pilots in the Canadian bush, in the Andes, on New Zealand sheep stations and in the Arctic swear there’s practically nothing this plane won’t doBy FRANK CROFT17 min
Who gets Yehudi Menuhin his orange? Who soothes Heifetz when they tamper with his Strad? Who’s rich today and broke tomorrow? Why, Nicholas Koudriavtzeff, the Montreal showman who won’t helieve that Canadians don’t want cultureBy McKenzie Porter17 min
Even apart from its funny name, Medicine Hat, Alta., is unique. With a volatile climate that nourishes rattlesnakes and roses, it’s an industrial cowtown in a prairie oasis that owes its prosperity to a bottomless pool of natural gas under its streetsBy ROBERT COLLINS14 min
Canadians spend many millions of dollars on stamps every year to say (ha ha!) that they have nothing to say. Bob doesn't care if you report that you're in jail as long as you Say SomethingBy ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN11 min
I AM WRITING this on the eve of the first London production of The King and I, by Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers. Will that fabulous pair score yet another triumph or will this gentle piece of semi-oriental whimsey mark the turning point of their career?By Beverley Baxter11 min
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