Canada's Road

Canada's Road

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The Trans-Canada, the worlda€™s longest national highway, comes to life in words and pictures. Russia has the Trans-Siberian Highway, Australia has Highway 1, and Canada has the Trans-Canada Highway, an iconic road that stretches almost 8, 000 kilometres across six time zones. In the summer of 2012, on the highwaya€™s 50th birthday, Mark Richardson drove its entire length to find out how the road came to be and what ita€™s now become. In his daily account of the 10-week road trip, originally published as a blog on, he follows the original qpathfindersq Thomas Wilby and Jack Haney, who tried to drive across the country before there were enough roads, he discovers the diverse places along the highway that contribute to the countrya€™s character, and he meets the people who make the Trans-Canada what it is today a€“ the road that connects a nation.We drove into Regina yesterday and I went looking for a Chip King stand, which I found in the Safeway parking lot. ... The problem is that tiny air bubbles get into the crack and can flex the glass with vibration, or with temperature change, ... Nobody in India can fix your windshield a€” youa#39;ve got to be right there on the spot.

Title:Canada's Road
Author:Mark Richardson
Publisher:Dundurn - 2013-04-13


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