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John Rankin (Obituary)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on January 31, 2000. Partner content is not updated.

They lined up four abreast in the numbing cold outside the old family homestead in Mabou - waiting for hours to say a final goodbye to John Morris Rankin.

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Michael J. Fox (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on April 29, 2002. Partner content is not updated.

He was a blur. That's how I remember Michael J. FOX the first time we talked. It was 1987. I'd come to Los Angeles to interview him for a Maclean's cover story, and we met at a Family Ties rehearsal at Paramount.

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Jack Webster (Obituary)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on March 15, 1999. Partner content is not updated.

His voice bellowed like the lowest register of a Highland bagpipe, either engaging or irritating, depending on your point of view. His manner was gruff with anyone who dithered when answering his tough questions, yet gracious with ordinary people who sought his help.

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Avril Lavigne (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on January 13, 2003. Partner content is not updated.

"TO UNDERSTAND ME you have to meet me and be around me. And then, only if I'm in a good mood - don't meet me in a bad mood." Avril Lavigne, the 18-year-old pop sensation from Napanee, Ont., says this the first time I meet her.

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Documenting the First World War

The First World War forever changed Canada. Some 630,000 Canadians enlisted from a nation of not yet eight million. More than 66,000 were killed. As the casualties mounted on the Western Front, an expatriate Canadian, Sir Max Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook), organized a program to document Canada’s war effort through art, photography and film. This collection of war art, made both in an official capacity and by soldiers themselves, was another method of forging a legacy of Canada’s war effort.

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Jack Shadbolt (Obituary)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on December 7, 1998. Partner content is not updated.

A few days before Jack Shadbolt came home from the hospital on Nov. 16, his wife, Doris, and some friends set up a bedroom in the centre of the artist’s studio, an enormous, skylit room attached to the Shadbolts’ mountainside house in Burnaby, B.C.

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Evelyn Hart (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on November 27, 1995. Partner content is not updated.

Even in rehearsal, even going through the paces with a stand-in partner who has not danced in years, even with all the stops and starts, Evelyn Hart displays some of the ethereal grace that is her signature as a dancer.