Someday, I hope the question people ask about public figures and media attention will change from “Can Edward and Sophie survive the spotlight?” to “Should anyone have to endure such a spotlight?” (“The royal question,” Cover, J une 21). Diana, Princess of Wales, called the paparazzi’s camera flashing “face rape.” The time has come for laws protecting a public person’s right to some privacy.
On a brilliant summers evening last week, two childrens teams played soccer outside the Beaverlodge Community Centre. Another group of youngsters splashed with glee in an adjacent outdoor swimming pool. Inside the town hall, though, the mood was ugly.By Brian Bergman6 min
All right class, who won the Kosovo war of 1999? The correct answer depends on what the objective was. But this war is unique. This war, for examBut who won? If the objective was to kill more of our opponents than take losses, NATO definitely won.By Barbara Amiel4 min
The girls are back in town. Lilith Fair, the all-woman music festival conceived by Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan two years ago, kicks off a 40-date tour on July 8 in her home town of Vancouver. Created as a kinder, gentler alternative to male-dominated events like Lollapalooza, Lilith Fair —dubbed Chickapalooza and Estrofest—features such diverse artists as rocker Sheryl Crow, new style country stars the Dixie Chicks, Canadian R and B sensation Deborah Cox and, of course, McLachlan.By Tanya Davies4 min
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