Canada began in a vicious struggle among the French, the English and the Indians. Forts were built and men fought and died in them. Then peace made them useless, and soon these profound monuments fell to ruin. Today, projects such as the $12-miIlion Louisbourg restoration — which drew almost 200,000 tourists last year — have begun to reshape our historic places across Canada. In rebirth, they have acquired a new purpose as romantic playgrounds for the imagination, stone-and-timber proof of the past we had heard of but never knew. They stand now, waiting to be seen and enjoyed.By JOHN ZICHMANIS18 min
REMEMBER THE DAYS when a tenant's last resort was a lease-breaking party? Driven to the end of his tether by a recalcitrant landlord, he would stock up with beer, hire The Roaring Teens and their three electric guitars and invite the world and his wife around for a glorious family brawl.By Douglas Marshall16 min
ROBERT WEAVER, On a bar stool at the Four Seasons, gives an impression of having wandered in by error, unknowing and unconcerned that this Toronto bar, being across the street from CBC headquarters, is the milieu of Canada’s minicelebrities. His wardrobe and mien are all wrong.By JEANNINE LOCKE9 min
When the water starts spilling in over the tops of your rubber wading boots, it’s time to think of getting a fishing boat. The favorite of the weekend fishing fleet is the 14-foot outboard with a 9V2-hp motor. Small and durable, this broad-beamed craft leaves lots of room for fishermen, gear, refreshments and catch. Cost: about $750 for boat and motor.By GABRIEL CSAKANY8 min
EVERY NOW AND THEN I come across an ad showing an engineer in a business suit and safety helmet, smiling at me over some heading like: “Meet Bill Williams. He’s designing your world of tomorrow,” and I wish he’d just take a long coffee break — say for 30, 40 years.By ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN8 min
An estimated one million Canadians own pleasure boats. This means that if you count kids, wives, neighbors, girl friends and miscellaneous neighbors who clamber aboard, close to 20 percent of the population this summer will experience the slap of the waves, the tang of the air and the peculiar pleasures of life afloat. Clearly, boating is big.By JOHN ZICHMANIS, JON EBY7 min
I CANNOT AGREE with your Editorial, Let This Be Our Last Year In NATO. Canada is strong enough to play a role, if only a minor one, in defense of Western democracy, and should keep her forces in Europe. If it is a question of saving money, let the federal government cut back on some of its overlapping welfare programs where poor value is often received for the money expended.
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