December 11, 1995

Adventures of Alanis in Wonderland 6465
MUSIC

Adventures of Alanis in Wonderland

She is the newest cover girl for “alternative” rock, a populist answer to Courtney Love. Fans and critics throughout North America have embraced Ottawa native Alanis Morissette as rock’s second coming—and this year’s best coming-of-age story.
OPENING NOTES 1213

OPENING NOTES

A 24-watt light bulb would not throw off much heat, but a 24-watt radio station in Winnipeg, CKVN, is burning up the staff at its giant rival, CJOB. Garth Buchko, manager of the 50,000-watt CJOB, which attracts nearly a quarter of all listeners per week in the area, has written to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), accusing CKVN of taking unfair advantage of Canada’s commercial radio regulations.
The KidLit Boom 44453
COVER

The KidLit Boom

Canadian authors and illustrators are producing more—and better—children's than ever
LETTERS 67

LETTERS

Regarding your cover story on Baywatch star Pamela Lee (“The most famous Canadian?” Cover, Nov. 27), why do you even ask? Pamela is seen in 140 countries on a weekly basis. She is proudly Canadian and never hesitates to let anyone know that fact.
Forget idealism—it is much too expensive 1415
ANOTHER VIEW

Forget idealism—it is much too expensive

If the people running Canada now had been running Canada only 15 years ago, there would be no National Gallery, no Museum of Civilization
The time has come to declare a republic 4243
THE NATION’S BUSINESS

The time has come to declare a republic

Canada will survive only if we make large changes quickly—which is why we ought to start by immediately ditching the British monarchy
A rich garden of new books 5253
COVER

A rich garden of new books

The season offers literary delights for children of all ages and inclinations
Canada NOTES 2627

Canada NOTES

Using 1-900 phone technology, 10 physicians from Fredericton launched Canada’s first dial-a-doctor service. For $3.95 per minute, and with a maximum charge of $40, patients may call for advice on non-emergency medical problems. The charges are not covered by medicare.
KIDS AT WORK 2829
WORLD

KIDS AT WORK

Child labor is on the rise as countries rush into the global economy
CHRETIEN’S UNITY GAMBIT 1617
CANADA

CHRETIEN’S UNITY GAMBIT

In a bold manoeuvre, the Prime Minister upsets the constitutional playing field
Explaining Mexico and sex in space 7677
COLUMN

Explaining Mexico and sex in space

As someone who is paid to observe the human race with all its pomposity and protocol, we do not find it dull at all. In fact and in truth, it is goofy, and this does not even include politics. You would like examples, of course. We give you only two to suffice.
Cutting back to the bone 2021
CANADA

Cutting back to the bone

Ontario’s Tories slash $6.3 billion from spending plans
Out of the shadows 2425
CANADA

Out of the shadows

A Swiss is the mystery source in the Airbus scandal
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