By Damien Cox, Gord Stellick
In 1967 the Toronto Maple Leafs gained the Stanley Cup in a beautiful defeat of the effective Montreal Canadiens. No different Leafs staff has been capable of do it back. because the years move, the legend grows. the lads who have been the Leafs in 1967—a scrappy workforce of getting older avid gamers and unsung youngsters—were the kings of the hockey universe. even though, inside 5 years of that victory issues had replaced significantly for plenty of contributors of the group: key individuals of the workforce, Tim Horton and Terry Sawchuk, have been useless because of alcohol and drug-related matters, and Harold Ballard, the fellow who had succeeded Smythe as King of Carlton road, used to be in detention center. Sixty-Seven isn't just one other hockey publication approximately that mythical workforce; it's a designated and overall examine the contradictions, the legends, the disgrace and the distinction of '67, telling formerly untold tales from within that unforgettable dressing room and much past it.
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HARGRAVE 2 OCTOBER 1869 UJ. Hargrave was the private secretary to William Mactavish, the governor of Assiniboia and head of the HBC in Red River. He was thus well placed to know how the company's transportation system had been developed and how it worked. This account is probably the best brief and allencompassing description extant of transportation to and from the settlement at the end of the colonial period. A. The isolation of Rupert's Land with respect to Canada renders a system of through communication between the latter place and Red River a subject of primary importance.
Their rude and somewhat careless efforts do not deserve to be named as a serious agricultural experiment. The original Scotch settlers were a band of peasants brought by Lord Selkirk from a remote corner of the North of Scotland. t They will probably welcome the Scotch Canadian when he comes to settle beside them, as they have a weakness in favour of old country ties. The stranger might do far worse than reciprocate their good feelings and good offices. All these people have, generally speaking, raised enough of farm produce for their own consumption.
There is no evidence to suggest that Hargrave became any more disenchanted with the behaviour of the provisional government, however. He indicated in a letter of 8 February 1870 to Sir Curtis Lampson that his original intention had been a series of descriptive articles. Nor does the surviving evidence suggest the eastern readers would have learned very much from further correspondence from Hargrave. In one private letter to William McMurray at Fort Chipewyan dated 14 March 1870 (after the Portage "invasion" and the execution of Thomas Scott), Hargrave described the events of the preceding few months in a balanced and distant voice without making any 21 22 INTRODUCTION judgement on them whatsoever.