We can’t cheat time. But here we go again, expecting somebody else to do it for us (“Cheating time,” Cover, July 9). Over time, we change: some do it well, others disastrously, then we die. Is it ugliness we fear, or death itself? We welcome the purveyors of tobacco, soft drinks, fast food, the entertainment industries.
Rioting in Belfast left more than 110 police officers injured. The violence broke out after members of the Protestant Orange Order passed by a predominantly Catholic neighbourhood following a parade commemorating the Protestant victory over Catholic forces at the Battle of the Boyne three centuries ago.
Rey Pagtakhan: Low-profile junior cabinet minister doggedly pushes Ottawa’s small-arms-control message at UN against U.S. resistance. David Anderson: Environment minister bemoans gas-guzzling SUVs, but looks for fuel-economy deal with U.S., not madein-Canada rules.
When I was 9, my parents made the radical decision to move our family from its small-town perch in Northern Ontario to a remote mountain village in South Africa. As far as they were concerned, it made perfect sense: my father was working in the Transkei region, and we would all have a great adventure.By Ann Dowsett Johnston4 min
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