June 16, 1980

Science

NEW LIFE FOR SALE

Canada

CREATING A NEW CANADA?

City Scene

The coon patrol

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Science

NEW LIFE FOR SALE

Mass-produced life goes to market
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Canada

CREATING A NEW CANADA?

It was 82 years after the American Declaration of Independence, and 324 years after this country was explored by Jacques Cartier, that a political elite in the colony of Canada decided to form a nation. There were no alarums, no shots in anger, no heroic fortresses to be built.
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City Scene

The coon patrol

Ladders rattling jauntily on its roof, the Wildlife Removal and Prevention Services company truck turns off north Yonge Street, swings past the glowing lawns, rustling hedges and brilliant tulip beds of the pleasant upper-middle-class Toronto neighborhood known as Hog’s Hollow and then clatters to a stop in front of the home of the day’s first client.
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Profile: Paul Watson

Ecology gunslinger

Dressed in a half-unbottoned safari shirt, with a pair of khaki pants tucked into his boots, Paul Watson paces his Vancouver living room like a banana-republic revolutionary between coups. “What we did was considered impossible,” he is saying.
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This Canada

City in a jam

Aslight young woman is stranded high, dry and dusty where once there was a sidewalk. She has a giant box of disposable diapers anchored to her left hand, so she has only one hand (and a knee) left to push a toddler in a stroller up the mini-mountains of gravel, sand and rock piled up in front of her.
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People

Robert Shields, half of the look-alike husband and wife mime team Shields and Yarnell, insists that he is a mime artist, not a carbon copy. “I had a scholarship at Marcel Marceau’s school in Paris but I left after two weeks,” says Shields. “He’s fantastic, but everyone was him.”
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World

The war that won’t go away

The disabled soldiers gather around the meeting hail, some hopping along on one leg, others manoeuvring the little wooden carts into which their disfigured bodies have been inserted. They are the sad residue of war whom all societies vow never to forget but somehow end up tucking away into camps and centres.
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Theatre

A festival does not live by Shaw alone

It has taken 18 years, but the Shaw Festival's board of directors has finally acknowledged, humbly yet hopefully, that the Irish playwright’s works, unlike Shakespeare’s, cannot be the staple of a five-month summer repertory season. Out of 10 major productions scheduled for this year by the Shaw’s new artistic director, Christopher Newton (see box), only two—Misalliance and The Philanderer—are by G.B.S., with his one-act marital quartet, Overruled, slotted in as lunch-hour entertainment.
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Science

Touching bases, climbing rungs

A chimera is a three-headed mythological beast consisting of a goat, a lion and serpent, which was supposed to rouse terror and awe in the beholder. When Dr. Stanley Cohen of Stanford University, a pioneer in recombinant-DNA technology, first implanted foreign genes in bacteria to produce a unique life form, he called his new bacteria "DNA chimeras."
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Podium

No guarantees, no culture

Want to buy a Crown corporation, anyone? I was asking that question in the first months of the Joe Clark government because the rumor was out that a huge and aggressive publisher in the United States (Encyclopaedia Britannica) wanted to buy the National Film Board of Canada and all its assets.
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