Even before the polls opened, the telltale signs of seismic change began to drift across Northern Ireland’s rolling green hills. It was there early on Friday morning, in the long lines of voters waiting patiently under overcast skies for the doors to open at some 584 schools, churches and community halls in the province.By BARRY CAME6 min
Success has become a noisy affair, with public relations types waving news releases, halls of fame vying for candidates and everyone wanting a piece of the individual selected for attention. But there is success of a different kind. It flows from a long day’s journey into might, from the daily stewardship of doing one’s job and duty, quietly and well.By Peter C. Newman4 min
Lieut. Barney Danson’s combat experience in the Second World War was brief, painful and unforgettable. Commissioned an acting captain, Danson was training troops stationed in British Columbia in early 1944 when he decided that an Allied attack on German-held Europe must be imminent.By Anthony Wilson-Smith4 min
It is spring and the defining moment for the merry month of May is quite apparent. It came when PEN Canada, the organization that fights worldwide for writers’ rights and freedom of expression, held a fund-raising evening. The organizers auctioned off chairs belonging to celebrated—and expired—authors.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
For retired major Dee Brasseur, the subject hit all too close to home. In fact, when Brasseur, one of Canada’s first female military pilots, started leafing through the May 25 Maclean’s story about rape in the military, she felt the sting from her own wounds.By BRENDA BRANSWELL4 min
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