Once Canadian City of the Year, the solid old community of Chatham, Ontario, has become a casebook of civic ills. Politicians live in fear of nameless terrorists, Ottawa lists it as a “depressed area,” the morals of its children have been thrown into serious question. It’s a “nice” town still, but it’s in trouble. Here’s whyBy IAN SCLANDERS16 min
The author and his children reached a decision: they’d make their Winnipeg home a little pocket of biculturalism and bilingualism - they’d all learn French. Here’s how - with moments of hilarity - they did just thatBy Ralph Hedlin12 min
The Danish ambassador, dean of Ottawa’s diplomatic corps, stalked the beaver with a camera in the Gatineau hills. Before leaving for another post he paid this tribute to a Canadian symbol that, surprisingly, most Canadians know little aboutBy DR. JOHN KNOX10 min
Amid the bustling routine of a huge children's hospital, Joyce Relyea's duty is to do what other nurses must avoid. She becomes personally involved in the often heartbreaking problems of sick and lonely children in a strange world they cannot understandBy JACK BATTEN9 min
Once the pipe dream of science fiction and comic strips, he’s now being taken over by Space Age scientists, who believe that in the near future they can produce a man who’s impervious to extreme heat, cold and fatigue, has the strength of a giant, and stays young and healthy by hibernating like a bear THE SOVIET ASTRONAUT who took a walk in space, and the United States Gemini team who scored their own first by shifting orbital gears and steering their spacecraft, may be among the last of the "normal" spacemen.By Wesley Marx8 min
CANADA’S ABJECT failure at the World Hockey Championships in Finland, where we finished fourth to Russia, Czechoslovakia and Sweden, marked the end of my personal patience with what has become known as Father David Bauer's four-year plan to restore our international hockey prestige.
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