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LAND OF MUR­DOCH

I live in the U.S. and have only re­cently dis­cov­ered Yan­nick Bis­son [Novem­ber] and Mur­doch Mys­ter­ies and now Zoomer. The show in­tro­duced me to Canada – I mean I knew you were there, of course, but I have used the show to learn some Cana­dian his­tory. They are gen­er­ally right on with the facts. Did you know that al­though over 100 build­ings were de­stroyed in the Great Toronto Fire of 1904, no one was killed? One man died in an ex­plo­sion while clear­ing de­bris but no one in the fire. A Toronto tour guide on my re­cent trip to see the pre­miere of Mur­doch Mys­ter­ies, Sea­son 11, was not aware of that. —Bar­bara Weaver, Gaithers­burg, Md.

HIT­TING A HIGH NOTE

What a beau­ti­ful ar­ti­cle by Measha Brueg­ger­gos­man [“Glass Half Full,” Novem­ber]. She draws out the ben­e­fits of be­ing a Cana­dian, how lucky we are to live in this land of democ­racy. Thank you for draw­ing to our at­ten­tion what we take for granted. —Fer­nand Noel, via email

“ROCK” ON

“No Place Like Home” [Oc­to­ber]: I along with sev­eral friends en­joyed a 12-day tour of New­found­land and Labrador. As we strolled along the side­walk, some­one joined our group, rec­og­nized us as vis­i­tors and im­me­di­ately not only shook our hands but put his arm around our neck and said, “Aren’t you glad that Canada joined New­found­land, eh?” Fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence and look­ing for­ward to our sec­ond trip. —Joseph Fre­und, via email

ALIAS GRATE­FUL

Thank you for “A Woman’s Tale” [Oc­to­ber] about the block­buster “Alias Grace” based on Mar­garet At­wood’s novel. So timely and well crafted. Is this Zoomer or is this the New York Times I’m read­ing? So glad I re­newed my sub­scrip­tion! Hope you can have the gifted Jo­hanna Sch­neller write again for you. —Deena Rasky, via email

REACH­ING THE SUM­MIT

I en­joyed Peter Mug­geridge’s piece on the ’72 Sum­mit Se­ries [“The Cold War,” Oc­to­ber]. My girl­friend Sherry (now spouse) and I were for­tu­nate to at­tend Game 2 at the Gar­dens in Toronto, com­pli­ments of my friend and law school buddy, Bill Bal­lard. We sat close to Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau and his wife, who at­tended the game with Lester Pear­son and his wife. Pete Ma­hovlich was the big star that even­ing. Best hockey game I have ever at­tended (I still have the pro­gram). Good to see that most of the “Boys of 72” are still kick­ing. —Gary Hauser, Water­loo, Ont.

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