THE PRESENCE of Texas Gulf Sulphur Company in the northern Ontario town of Timmins during the second week of November 1963 took the form of one 29-year-old geologist who was supposed to be on vacation and six French Canadians hired, without the authority of the company’s senior management, to man a drill rig 14 miles northeast of town.
WHAT YOUR PRESCHOOL CHILD does all day, the amount of time he spends on various activities can indicate how he is developing physically, mentally and socially. Over the past two and a half years child psychologists at Harvard University have been scientifically studying the moment-to-moment activities of preschool children.By HAL TENNANT16 min
IT’S 5.30 IN the morning at Melville Island’s Rea Point, where the day always begins with the weather. The radio equipment lined against one wall of the big plywood room jangles with metallic voices from the Arctic outpost camps: “ReaPointReaPointReaPoint, this is Sherard Bay. Can you give us your weather?” Pause.By PAT CARNEY15 min
IT’S PROBABLE THAT, for every Canadian teenager who saw The Ernie Game, Don Owen’s award-winning CBC-NFB movie about youthful alienation in Montreal, 10 saw Wild In The Streets, a Hollywood potboiler with a similar theme. Make that 20. Oh, make it 50.By JON RUDDY15 min
EVEN FOR SEPTEMBER 1929, it was a wild party. The girls were wearing skirts so short you could see the tops of their rolled stockings, and because this was Montreal, not the Volstead-dry U.S.A., there was plenty to drink. Around midnight the girls decided to see how high they could kick in those itsy-bitsy boop-boop-a-doop skirts, and that's when the trouble started.., Charlie was there with his wife.By ALEXANDER ROSS14 min
YOUR ARTICLE, Taxpayers Revolt, was a job well done. It was about time you expressed our strong feelings about too much spending at all levels of government. I am prepared to pay for performance, but not when $35 out of every $100 salary increase I receive is going to Ottawa.
CANADA’S POOR, three million of them women, have been slow to public anger. That may not be counted on much longer, for they are proving quick to learn. For the first time since the hunger marches of the 1930s on Regina and Ottawa, deep-running resentment is being purposefully channeled into rent strikes, city-hall demonstrations, sit-ins at legislatures, a sophisticated use of television, radio and lobbying.By COURTNEY TOWER6 min
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