Cold, aloof and magnificently prodigal, this Nile of the North tolerates and serves man only in its swift summer. Then it retreats into the frozen silence that daunted its discoverer 170 years agoBy HUGH MACLENNAN24 min
To tangle with Quebec's iron man in his own province is a deed that calls for valor. To lick him is a miracle. A versatile McGill professor named Frank Scott has done it twice. Here’s the story of the man who won one of the longest and most stirring courtroom feuds in historyBy KEN LEFOLII17 min
Three hundred Canadians disappear every week. Some are found within hours, others not for years. A few vanish forever. Seldom do police, private detectives, anguished relatives or compassionate neighbors ever find the same answer twice toBy JOHN CLARE15 min
Donald Smith spent thirty lonely years in Labrador, then soared to a title and a business empire. On his way he toppled a government, financed the CPR, dreamed up Mounties and generated more love and hatred than any man in our historyBy PETER C. NEWMAN14 min
Even ebullient Jack Kent Cooke is growing frustrated chasing the big-league baseball franchise that’s been “coming” for nine years Here’s a penetrating look at the confusion that’s holding it up—and our chances of getting it at allBy TRENT FRAYNE13 min
Anglers seldom bother to tell lies about our mightiest fresh-water fish because the true tales of terrifying encounters with his thrashing five-foot body and snapping, sharp-toothed jaws put fiction to shameBy FRED BODSWORTH13 min
It is difficult for people who grew up half a century ago to realize how profound the advent of the atomic weapon has altered the whole problem of defense. In the past, geographical features such as high mountains, great rivers, deserts or the sea were sufficient to provide nations with a high degree of security.By CLEMENT ATTLEE7 min
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