Roy McMurtry’s nose is peeling and is slightly out-of-joint—a victim of over-exposure to the sun and the media. Little flakes of dry skin are visible, and it itches. But then, it is a sensitive nose, quick to sniff out a news story or a shift in the political wind.By ROBERT MILLER12 min
The unseasonably vicious wind and rain had already chilled most listeners to the bone. In the name of the new social and economic order, they sat huddled in a large, drafty, converted air force hangar while a disillusioned Indian activist put the damper on a major conference that was barely under way.By JUDITH TIMSON7 min
“Please, judge, hang him!” wrote a London, Ontario, woman after a recent murder trial. A sick response? Commented the trial judge: “It’s only human to react emotionally to murder. There’s a lot of emotion on the other side, too. Those abolitionist fellows are not above cooking the books either.”By George Jonas5 min
It being spring, and the blood flowing, time for the first annual Canadian Current Events Whiz Quiz. Entries are restricted one to a customer. Marks will be awarded for neatness. 1. Would you feel safe sending James Richardson to the corner store to buy (a) a Piper Cub? (b) a tricycle? (c) a cup of sugar? Choose one.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
Susan Kraft hardly remembered the accident at all—the car spinning wildly out of control, heading at high speed for a concrete bridge abutment. “But at the moment of impact,” she later recalled, “I entered a calm, dreamlike state, accompanied by a feeling of being at peace with everything.”By WILLIAM LOWTHER4 min
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