Paddling on the Yellowknife River in the summer of 1988, where sparse boreal forest dissolves into the tundra, novelist Rudy Wiebe discovered his future. He was travelling as part of a six-member canoe party intent on retracing a portion of John Franklin’s first expedition to the Arctic (1819-1922).By BRIAN BERGMAN8 min
It’s a long way from the lush lawns and manicured rose gardens of the White House to the dusty, austere expanse of China’s Tiananmen Square. It is, however, a leap that American leaders seem to make with little problem. In fact, they are tripping over themselves these days to tell the boys in Beijing how to run things right.By DEIRDRE McMURDY3 min
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