Song map sentiments
All the songs listed on the map (“The Great Canadian Song Map: Road Trip Edition,” July/august) are great, but “This Is My Canada,” written in 1992 by Jeanette Arsenault, should have been included. It’s inclusive of the entire country and patriotic. S.L. Curle Edmonton
Why was Neil Young and not Ian Tyson credited with “Four Strong Winds”?
Jim Palmateer Toronto
In soliciting songs for the map, we made no restrictions about the versions of songs that could be submitted. If someone chose Neil Young’s take on “Four Strong Winds,” then, we respected that choice. We did, however, nod to the debt owed to Tyson by anyone who covers the song by placing it near Longview, Alta., where he has a ranch. —Ed.
Thank you for “‘It’s been raining! In the High Arctic!’ ” (July/august), which laid out for me the seriousness of our warming climate. I have been a doubter about climate change, but not now. When there is a chance that there may be no permanent ice left by 2030, that is a serious game changer. I do suggest that those terrifying numbers be repeated as often as possible. Maybe more people like myself will change their attitudes about climate change.
John Mcgill Orillia, Ont.
Our country, your country
I loved the Johnny Canuck “Our Country” story in the July/august issue ( right). When I lived in Whitehorse, the Dempster Highway was my most beloved spot when the late fall colours were out and the caribou were on the move. Heide Schuetz Burns Lake, B.C.
Congrats, Julie Payette!
In July, Julie Payette was named the next Governor General of Canada. Here’s our top comment from Facebook. Bonus, she can fly herself around the country! How cool is that? The Queen (a WWII mechanic) will be proud, I’m sure. You go, girl! Rosemary Kohr Fredericton
Wollaston Lake is located in northeastern, not northwestern, Saskatchewan, as it was described in “Know the North” (“The Expeditions,” July/ August). In “Featured fellow” (Your society), Jessica Lindsay Phillips and fellow Explorers Club members documented the tattoos of 186 women of the Chin tribe, not 136.