During that hectic week when Canada’s daily newspapers were dissecting an inflammatory budget, the sudden demise of the Conservative government and the eternal hostage drama in Iran, the lead story with the largest headline in the weekly Moosomin World-Spectator discussed town council’s bid for Saskatchewan’s 1981 regional winter games.By Paul Grescoe7 min
Now that French-Canadian chanteuse France Joli has managed to grab a handle on the North American disco market (Maclean’s, Oct. 29, 1979), Barbara Law thinks it may be her turn. Law, 27, began her career in Ireland where she performed with the likes of Bing Crosby between her pubescent activities as a major dribbler for the Irish national basketball team for 12to 16year-olds.By Marsha Boulton5 min
As president of the World Future Society, Edward Cornish is a curious mixture of gloom, doom and good tidings. An internationally respected authority on what lies ahead for us all, he is—thank goodness—a longterm optimist. For him, alas, the bad news is now.By William Lowther5 min
The future, as Marshall McLuhan observes it, isn’t what it used to be. The crystal ball for the 1980s is besmirched by pollutants—chemical and political. There is the spectre of a new alphabet of environmental horrors—A for arsenic, B for benzene, C for chlorine, D for dioxin.By Robert Lewis5 min
Sometimes I think King Herod only preceded modern practice in his murdering of the children of Israel. Every week—if not every day—the media tell us of parents and other adults abusing children, spiritually and physically. One day we are told of a man who, when playing with his bubble-gum card collection, was disturbed by the crying of his little girl.By Laurier LaPierre4 min
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