CUBA’S CURRENT LOVE for Canada will probably turn sour very shortly. The reason: it’s based on a misunderstanding. Cubans know that the U. S. controls a large chunk of Canada’s economy — just as, until recently, it controlled a large chunk of Cuba’s economy.By IAN SCLANDERS16 min
Only human guinea pigs fired aloft by their governments will ever get out there anyway—it costs too much—and when they do, all the surprises will be unpleasant. Fair warning to Astronauts, from an earthbound Canadian scientistBy N. J. Berrill11 min
THE TURNING POINT in my life came one morning late in the spring of 1935 as I walked without enthusiasm to the Olympia. This was the Depression era. the rink had gone into receivership, and there were rumors the hockey club would fold. The girl on the switchboard greeted my glum face with a smile.By JACK ADAMS, TRENT FRAYNE15 min
Forty-seven years ago, on an April morning in 1914, the barrelman of Bellaventure, a Newfoundland sealing ship, spied a huddle of dark shapes on a waste of ice in the North Atlantic. He was scanning for seal, and at first that's what he thought they were.By Michael Harrington, Barbara Moon15 min
Dawi’s first father was a hill pagan. When he died, he willed his son to a Canadian educator working in West Africa. This is the strange, hopeful story of Dawi's discovery of books, Sundays and manners in his second father’s houseBy Hugh Vernon-Jackson15 min
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED what it’s like to get stuck in an elevator? A few weeks ago I came in to work to find everyone talking about a girl who'd been stuck overnight in one of the automatic elevators in our building. It had only just happened — that is, she'd been trapped from the previous evening till that morning — so no one knew many details.By BARBARA MOON14 min
THERE ARE ABOUT three million firearms in the hands of this country’s civilians, one for every second man. So many of them are owned by fools that the time has come to outlaw them. In 1959 a hundred and sixty-seven Canadians were killed and about a thousand were wounded through ignorance and carelessness in the handling of firearms.By McKENZIE PORTER10 min
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