In his recent book Health and Fitness Excellence, Dr. Robert Cooper warns, “We are about to enter the 21st century with a culture in which many of the brightest people have become obsessed with caring for their bodies and minds - at the same time that the world around them is falling apart due to a lack of caring.”
In 1977, Canada (and 170 other nations at the World Health Assembly) committed to the pursuit of “Health for All by the Year 2000.” The architects of that resolution did not naively believe they would achieve a population free of any health problems.
In 1982, the case of a New Brunswick man accused of strangling an 80-year-old woman was a major story for reporters working in the U.S. border town of Madawaska, Me., (population 5,000). As the local correspondent for the biggest newspaper in the state, the Bangor Daily News, journalist Beurmond Banville made the two-kilometre drive across the border to Edmunston, N.B., to cover the preliminary murder hearing.By PAUL KAIHLA5 min
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