Robert Martin is the only fulltime breeder of standardbred horses in Nova Scotia. When he took over his father’s 300-acre horse farm in Burlington, N.S., in the mid-’70s, he thought he had it made. But there are debts incurred in running a farm.By Anthony Whittingham11 min
At a time when the U.S.S.R. is rapidly building up the largest blue water fleet in naval history and East-West tensions are escalating, new emphasis is being placed on NATO’s current maritime capabilities and future potential. The man in charge of the alliance ’s naval component is Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic Harry D. Train II, a four-star admiral who has been in the service since he graduated from Annapolis in 1949.
Taking the turnoff from Ontario Highway 144 to Ramsey, almost halfway between Sudbury and Timmins, is like stepping into any one of a thousand paintings of the wooded north country. The view of endless stands of jack pine and poplar, and the occasional black lake, is a still and brooding landscape.By Warren Gerard7 min
A stated aim of the Toronto Theatre Festival, which closed last week, was to compare homegrown products with a representative sampling of theatre from abroad. Wary of constant media carping that Canadian theatre was mollycoddled and inferior, Toronto theatre companies resolved to display their dramatic best.
At 44, Nana Mouskouri, the Greek chanteuse famous for her blackrimmed glasses and classically trained soprano voice, has gone country. “It’s really not a change, just an evolution in my music,” she says of her Nashville-produced album Come With Me.By MARSHA BOULTON6 min
At one point in A Life in Our Times, his new volume of memoirs, John Kenneth Galbraith reminisces afresh about his boyhood in Ontario—specifically about the gulf that existed between the good Scots yeomen who voted Grit (his own people) and the heathen Tories of English stock.
Shirley McLoughlin, 50, as leader of British Columbia’s seatless Liberal party. The Comox, B.C., native and former president of the party is the first woman Liberal leader in Canada and B.C.’s first female provincial party leader. She succeeds Jev Tothill, who gave up the leadership complaining of insufficient salary and support.
It used to be simply burned away as an annoying waste product of natural gas and oil refining. Later it gained limited acceptance for heating factories and powering tractors. Even today, half of Canada’s 130,000 barrels-a-day production of propane gas goes unused domestically and is exported to the U.S. and Japan.By Andrew Weiner3 min
Ever since 1931, when the first shipment of Prairie grain moved out of Manitoba’s mid-continent saltwater port on Hudson Bay, town boosters have been quick to complain that it gets less than a fair share of the business. Churchill, 1,100 km north of Winnipeg, views itself as victim of a conspiracy hatched by southern grain companies, railways and powerful port lobbies both east and west.By PETER CARLYLE-GORDGE3 min
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