YOUR DOLLAR AND MINE have become the target in the fiercest and most contused battle ever fought among Canadian shopkeepers. The reason, as anyone who reads or listens knows by now, is the mushrooming of so-called discount department stores.
IT WAS JUST TWENTY minutes to nine on the last Saturday night in February when the power tailed at my home on the outskirts of Rockburn, a tiny satellite village of Montreal about an hour's drive from the city. There had been a freezing rain the night before, and the tips of the young ice-laden birches were already touching the snow'.By KEN JOHNSTONE19 min
FLUSHED WITH RECENT VICTORIES OVER OUR DEADLIEST FOE, THE MICROBE, WE NO LONGER SEE OURSELVES AS ENGAGED IN A STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL. BUT IN TRUTH, A TASK FORCE OF MEDICAL DETECTIVES IS DISCOVERING, WE HAVE MERELY TRADED OLD EPIDEMICS FOR NEW ONES—AND EVEN THE OLD ONES SEEM TO BE COMING BACK IN NEW WAYSBy ALAN PHILLIPS18 min
He was a big, ungainly egghead before the days of eggheads. At first he didn’t care much for the Nazis or the Allies. Yet his underground career and his last excruciating days at Buchenwald were filled with “unspeakable courage”By McKENZIE PORTER17 min
Never mind what they mean — why have abstract paintings boomed to a $6,000,000-a-year traffic in Canada within three years? For that matter, who's Harold Town? And why are his best abstracts $1,550 prizes now, when six years ago he could barely give away paintings he says were just as good?By BARBARA MOON16 min
Between 12 and 18, most people are healthier than they ever were before or will be again — but they're also overfed, underworked and easily laid low by many physical and mental complaints of their own. Are they special cases that need doctors and clinics of their own? A growing number of doctors think so: here’s what they’re doing about itBy JANE BECKER13 min
They dine out lavishly, buy books, records and prints, and they holiday in the South. They're not in debt. How do they do it? With an appetite for getting the most from life and the knack of getting at least some of it freeBy ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN13 min
By tradition and the Napoleonic Code, there are only three places where a Quebec woman belongs: the kitchen, the nursery, and church on Sunday. Note a handful of enterprising widows are leading them out to compete—mon Dieu! —with businessmen for money. It’s the quietest but in some ways the most revolutionary thing that’s happening inside the quiet revolutionBy ANNE MACDERMOT11 min
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