Between 1956 and 1960, the 15 bandits who became notorious as the Red Hoods stole almost two million dollars in 45 holdups across Quebec. They worked with split-second timing, a fleet of trucks equipped with peepholes for casing jobs, portable radios tuned to police frequencies. Here, a veteran detective reconstructs his long hunt for “the slickest thieves I ever chased”
1870: In Britain Alexander Melville Bell had worked out Visible Speech, revolutionizing the treatment of the deaf and dumb. But two of his sons had died of TB, and his third was ill. To save him Bell moved his family to Brantford, Ont., and so began the story of the telephoneBy Thomas B. Costain14 min
If a cowboy with a lasso is chasing a bear across the fields of southern Ontario, what does it mean? It means, most likely, that you’re near the fantastic motel built by two do-it-yourself fruit farmers who just can’t leave a good ($1,000,000 a year) thing aloneBy FRANK CROFT12 min
The belief that children should run along and play has gone far enough. In the middle-class suburb where we are raising our two boys, the adults arc working overtime on the chores so that the kids are free to play around on their parents’ money.By EILEEN MORRIS10 min
A 200-pound dime-store troubleshooter from Saskatchewan is suddenly one of the world’s glittering opera stars, courted by the impresarios of Europe and paid over a thousand dollars a day to come back from London to the CNE’s Grandstand Show. Here’s whyBy JOHN GRAY10 min
London—While murmurs for disarmament are increasingly but ineffectually heard in Canada, in Britain the organized outcry a tía inst nuclear weapons may now be strong enough to change official policy. At the annual conference of the Labor party in October, the most fateful debate is likely to centre on whether Britain should stand alone in renouncing nuclear arms.By LESLIE F. HANNON10 min
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