Every waking hour for the past three months, Alexander Vassiliyev has removed his battered orange hard hat and, at a signal from somewhere amid a ragged group of coal miners, drummed it rhythmically on the pavement. The roar of 300 pounding helmets rolls up the granite-and-glass face of the White House, where Russia’s cabinet works, followed by the miners’ massed chant: “Resign! Resign!” Last week, the protesting miners got their wish—but it only made them angrier.By FRED WEIR10 min
It is tempting to imagine how that stern Prairie evangelist William (Bible Bill) Aberhart would now judge the deeds of his creation, the Alberta Treasury Branches. The former Social Credit premier founded the provincially owned bank in 1938, in the waning years of the Great Depression, to provide desperately needed credit to the struggling farmers of the dust bowl.By KIMBERLEY NOBLE, K. N8 min
How exciting to see your magazine featuring Canadian chefs and the food they create (“Haute Canuck,” Cover, Aug. 24). For too many years, Canadian cuisine and chefs have been in the background of our culture. Canadian chefs have consistently placed well in international competitions, while in our own country they are generally ignored.
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