I WANT TO commend Maclean’s for its excellent articles about crime in our cities and the role of drug abuse (“The most dangerous cities in Canada,” Crime, March 24). However, I have been involved in the worlds of addiction, mental health and corrections for much of my life and I was disappointed that you virtually ignored the single most important step our governments must take if we are ever going to have any real effect on these issues.
Q: In 2007, you were the first musher ever to win the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod back to back. This year, you did it again. Why did people think it wasn’t possible? A: There’s this idea that dogs shouldn’t be capable of running a thousand miles, then taking 10 days off and running another thousand miles and being competitive.
In Manitou, Nellie frequently saw the utter helplessness of women. Dejected wives and downtrodden daughters crop up again and again in her fiction as exhausted, sad characters, their health ruined by drudgery, annual pregnancies, or spousal abuse.By CHARLOTTE GRAY8 min
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