January 8, 2001

COVER HEALTH

At the Breaking Point

The End of Canada?

The End of Canada?

The Mail

The Mail

At the Breaking Point 2223
COVER HEALTH

At the Breaking Point

Frustrated by long hours and difficult conditions, many doctors and nurses are rethinking their careers
The End of Canada? 1819
The End of Canada?

The End of Canada?

Measures to expand free trade will inevitably lead to the end of first our dollar—and then our sovereignty
The Mail 45
The Mail

The Mail

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Richard's Party 4647
Theatre

Richard's Party

Turning Carol Shields’s acclaimed Larry’s Party into a musical is a labour of love for Richard Ouzounian
To Catch a Killer 1415

To Catch a Killer

A murder witness has found that heroism does not pay
Wiring the World 4041
Business

Wiring the World

Barely a year ago, it was a relative unknown: a private, Vancouver-based company called Worldwide Fiber Inc. It sounded, to the uninitiated, like a relic of British Columbia’s old economy— a pulp and paper mill, maybe, or a chain of health-food stores.
Strains on the Front Lines 2627
COVER HEALTH

Strains on the Front Lines

A small B.C. community sees some of the most dramatic protests by frustrated doctors
Big-city Headaches 3031
COVER HEALTH

Big-city Headaches

Betty Watt is about midway through a typically hectic 12-hour day. She is seated in her cramped, cluttered office on the second floor of Toronto General Hospital. Her desk is littered with papers, the phone is ringing, and the doctor at the door urgently needs her attention. Watt, a grandmother of four, shares responsibility with a partner for staffing and scheduling of what she calls “the most expensive real estate” in the hospital—22 operating rooms where some of the country’s top surgeons routinely perform complex, high-risk operations.
European Blues 3637
World

European Blues

Throughout his political career, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has displayed a penchant for richly symbolic gestures. So it was not an accident that he chose Weiden in der Oberpfalz in which to deliver a solemn pre-Christmas message.
‘I Wanted to Help People’ 2829
COVER HEALTH

‘I Wanted to Help People’

It is 7 a.m. on a frigid December day, and the emergency department at Cornwall General Hospital is under pressure. Half a dozen patients lie on stretchers in rooms and hallways because there are no beds available. Christianne Godard, a critical-care nurse who has worked two 12-hour shifts in the preceding three days, arrives at the hospital after being called in for an extra fourhour shift because of the backlog.
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