The brilliant rays of the midday sun angled through the high, vaulted windows of a former waiting room in the converted railway station and bathed the broad grin of Peter Lougheed, the impenetrable mask of Pierre Trudeau and the ominous scowl of René Lévesque.By Ian Anderson13 min
No glowing prophecies attended the enrolment of Evelyn Hart as a scholarship student at Toronto’s National Ballet School. Indeed, none but a blighted future seemed likely for the tiny 14-year-old. Intimidated by other, better-trained students, she quickly lost what little faith she had in herself.By John Ayre10 min
"People have seen my face so many times they think they sat beside me in the second grade,” laughs titianhaired Conchata Ferrell. Though she co-starred as Faye Dunaway’s belittled assistant, Barbara, in Network, it is only recently that audiences have begun to connect the round, intelligent face with the name.By BARBARA MATTHEWS7 min
Before reading your article The Spring Market and How It Fell (Business, Nov. 2) I was sympathetic with the 40,000 Canadians who may lose their homes. However, if the families in the article are representative of those in trouble, I will not shed one tear!
For weeks rumors whispered through the corridors of Dome Petroleum Ltd. like an Arctic whiteout, obscuring the company’s fate. One week the word was that Dome President William Richards had been bounced from the board of directors. The next week, it was the turn of Dome Chairman Jack Gallagher to be bumped.By Gordon Legge5 min
Past greatness weighs heavily on Winnipeg, the tarnished jewel of the Prairies. Long regarded as a city of lofty cultural ambitions, its major performing arts organizations have barely survived declining revenues and severe grant cutbacks after a decade of mismanagement and government apathy.By Mark Czarnecki5 min
Their meetings were accompanied by all the fanfare and pomp associated with the two kingdoms. But the glitter did not disguise the seriousness of last week’s discussions in Riyadh between British Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington and the Saudi Arabian leadership.
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