It seemed like a simple, last-minute, prenuptial task. Jim Pole and Nicole Pelletier from Thunder Bay, Ont., were to be wed on Aug. 21 in the lush Montreal suburb of Vaudreuil. The day before the big event, they just wanted to pick up the grooms new $1,000 suit.
The beached dugout canoe was far from the best seat in the house for the big pro-independence rally held on Dili’s dusty waterfront last week, but Domingo Do Santo seemed perfecdy happy with his perch. He drew on his clove-flavoured cigarette and swayed gently to the music wafting from across the street.By Warren Caragata6 min
Having worked in the fields of oncology and palliative care as a pharmacist for more years than I care to admit, I am surprised at the negative tone of your cover story “Coping with pain” (Aug. 16). You don’t stress that, contrary to popular belief, we are actually able to control pain in the vast majority of patients.
When Gary Filmon stepped into the political limelight in the mid-1980s as leader of the provinces Progressive Conservative party, the public response was underwhelming. Filmon struck many observers as stiff, indecisive—and found himself derided in the press once as “a five-star nerd.”By Brian Bergman6 min
The Canadian rowing team was looking forward to having the homecourse advantage at this weeks World Rowing Championships, being staged near St. Catharines, Ont. The team is coming off a dominant performance at the Pan-American Games in Winnipeg, where it collected 10 medals in 12 events, including four golds.By Tanya Davies, Barbara Righton, D’Arcy Jenish5 min
It would be hard to find two companies with a more open dislike of each other than Canadian Airlines and Air Canada. In addition to competing for passengers and routes, they have very different histories, corporate cultures and management styles.
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