A leading man for the ’80s? Me?” asks Donald Sutherland in his droll voice. “If you mean like Jimmy Stewart or Gary Cooper, then sure.” He leans forward, the corners of his mouth turning up in a smile. “But you know the fantasy role I keep thinking about? Top hat and tails.By Lawrence O’Toole14 min
Raoul Wallenberg has been called one of the great heroes of the century for his remarkable bravery in saving some 100,000 Jews from Nazi extermination in the Second World War. The Swedish businessman has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as for the title “Honorary American”—a distinction he would share only with Sir Winston Churchill and the French General de Lafayette.
Joe Clark will survive this weekend’s vote on his continued leadership of the Progressive Conservative party, but his victory margin will not be large enough to prevent severe damage to his political credibility both in Parliament and in his party.By IAN ANDERSON6 min
This will do great things for the people of the North,” advised Yukon Commissioner Doug Bell at the opening of the Yukon’s Frantic Follies, now playing in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. The Follies has been going strong for 13 years, toured Canada twice and made guest appearances on Parliament Hill, but this is the first time they have played a beach.By MARSHA BOULTON6 min
It’s taking three strong men and the musher himself to hold a team of 12 excited sled dogs at the starting line. The strain of waiting for the race to start is worse than this cold Yukon morning, and Paul Sheridan is ready to pitch his harnessed team against the clock and go.By Katherine Lawrence5 min
Driving lazily back to town after lunch one mild February day, George Mandowski, the 270lb. owner and proprietor of Mandowski’s General Store, hears what sounds like a scream from an abandoned church. He investigates and is shaken to discover Nellie Tillson, his young checkout girl, naked and rapturous in the embrace of Gordon Finch, the audacious, self-confident minister of the community’s Protestant Church of the New Age.By DOUGLAS HILL4 min
Most people would want speed skater Gaetan Boucher as a son. Intelligent, honest, modest and dedicated, the 22-year-old from Ste. Foy, Que., is a model bilingual boy whose mercurial talent on the offset blades of his leather skates set a world record in the 1,000-metre sprint in the lofty town of Davos, Switzerland, in January.By Andy Shaw4 min
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