Count New Yorkers among the unwitting victims of the Canadian dollar’s fall: the loonie’s dive has robbed them this summer of the wide-eyed smile of 11-year-old Alyson Yaraskovitch. Alyson’s parents, who both work for Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., were hoping to drive the family from their home in Chalk River, Ont., to Manhattan, but they changed plans when the weakening dollar hiked the cost of travel south of the border.
These people buying gas-guzzling behemoths that spew ever more pollutants— don’t they care about their children’s and grandchildren’s future? (“Big wheels,” Cover, July 20). Are their egos so pathetic that they need these things to prove that they are something special?
The heat is hellish. The thick, steamy air rises to the last row in Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium and hangs over the spot where Harold Hanson and his sister, Ann Brend, are playing cards—row 17, directly above home plate. The 7:05 p.m. baseball game between the Vancouver Canadians and the Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League won’t start for another 20 minutes, so Hanson and Brend have brought along their cribbage board and a deck of 52.By JENNIFER HUNTER6 min
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