Lunch hour. In an audiovisual room just opposite the main office of Victoria Park Secondary School, deep in the heart of Ontario’s suburban North York, the girls with their frizzed hair and rolledup corduroys are chomping on Cheezies and passing the potato chips.By Judith Timson19 min
In 1882, a little band of Ontario temperance families fled westward to shuck the evil influences of John Barleycorn. They settled on the banks of e South Saskatchewan River where their temperance colony grew, eventually, into the city of Saskatoon.By Suzanne Zwarun11 min
From the exterior, the house on Toronto’s Summerhill Avenue is a model of middle-class conformity: solid, three-storey brick with porch, snow shovel in place. Inside, the ambience changes from Babbitt to Baudelaire. Carved serpents twist around the dark wood furniture.By Barbara Amiel9 min
Dick Williams is smiling. The 50year-old manager of the Montreal Expos has been joking about the weight belt he’s wearing in the faint hope of trimming his midriff, and rolling his eyes as his third baseman, Larry Parrish, describes how far he hit a golf ball that morning.By Hal Quinn7 min
The first thing a car needs after a hard winter's use is a good wash all around and underneath. Find a garage that has one of those highpressure nozzles or a steam generator. Get the car up on a hoist and have it worked over in the wheel wells, mounts and hard-to-get-at frame members.
One of the possibilities for cars of the future as discussed ten years ago was a vehicle that can be programmed to take its occupants to a specified destination while they relax with the morning paper. They’re here now. They're called buses and trains.
Would a glass of beer perched on the hood of a car get better fuel mileage than a glass of Dom Perignon? It would all depend on which beverage the driver would be most careful not to spill. The careful acceleration, deceleration and sense of balance exercised when going around curves in order to preserve the libation would give whatever vehicle was being used the utlimate in miles per gallon of fuel.
The auto body the area most vulnerable to winter damage. This is not as evident in parts of Canada where salt is not used extensively, but it still holds true. The truth of the matter is that car paint, upholstery and carpets all require regular care and such attention is practically impossible when the temperature is below freezing.
Spring does not come to all parts of Canada at the same time. It replaces winter rather abruptly on the Prairies, in the Territories, northern Ontario and Quebec, but sneaks in almost unnoticed in coastal British Columbia and southern Ontario.
In what must be the most unusual coupling of vocal chords in television history, Loretta Lynn and Luciano Pavarotti recently paired off to croon Ernesto De Curtis’ famous tune to an Italian town, Come Back to Sorrento.The coal miner’s daughter and the baker’s son were united for an ABC-TV show called Omnibus which will air this spring with Hal Holbrook handling the introductions.By Marsha Boulton6 min
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