With two children under six, this unruffled woman and her sourdough husband braved squalls, deadly rapids, submerged logs and ravening mosquitoes as they drifted four hundred miles in a poling boatBy LAURA BEATRICE BERTON34 min
With machinelike precision the Iroquois dismembered the once~mighty Huron nation. And with the Hurons died two Jesuit martyrs whose names today shine as brightly as the dreadful fires that destroyed themBy THOMAS B. COSTAIN23 min
The 300-year-old heart of Montreal beats ceaselessly to the rhythm of chansons from the smoky taverns, the rumble of produce trucks, the hum of bargaining, and the wailing of sirens as sea-weary sailors signal their homecoming to the Virgin of BonsecoursBy McKENZIE PORTER23 min
Before a nail was driven, Kitimat, B.C., was planned to the last picture window, the first cemetery. A dozen pioneer families are already in their up-to-date bungalows and within a decade they expect their Town of Tomorrow to reach 50,000 populationBy FRED BODSWORTH21 min
Fifty-eight years ago a bibulous Maritimer started a shoestring insurance company in the unlikely village of Wawanesa, Man. He died a poor man, but his “outlaw” company mushroomed into one of the country’s biggest and boldestBy ROBERT COLLINS19 min
TV competition simply isn’t allowed in Canada. Here’s one angry set owner and taxpayer who challenges this decree, insists that the high principles announced by the CBC haven’t been met and that everybody should have the right of free choice between opera and boxingBy SCOTT YOUNG18 min
Rudyard Kipling held that "East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet;" Nik Cavell, a former violinist and horse trader, is now energetically spending 150 million dollars of our money in a promising attempt to prove him wrongBy DOUGLAS DACRE16 min
Gerald Peters isn’t Gerald Peters Memory Music Hall doesn’t exist Some of its best actors are dead The live ones are imaginary The wild applause is canned Happily, nobody’ll believe itBy GEORGE HILLYARD ROBERTSON13 min
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