April 22, 2002

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The Mail

The Mail

History will show that, throughout Britain’s triumphant and turbulent 20th century, the one constant that allowed the country to remain proud of its monarchical heritage was the Queen Mother (“Queen of hearts,” Cover, April 8). At crucial times in the survival of both monarchy and country, the Queen Mother was able to hold together the moral and spiritual fibre of England as it dealt with the abdication of Edward VIII and then stood against the Nazi blitz of London.
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The Week That Was

THE FINAL FAREWELL

The naysayers spoke of public indifference. But Britons proved them wrong as they paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. As many as 400,000 lined London streets as her coffin was taken to lie in state at Westminster Hall.
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It won’t stop at softwood

It won’t stop at softwood

If you want to know where trade relations are heading with the United States, you need only peer at the tidings from a squabble that was sorry news when Queen Victoria ruled an empire. These days, in the wake of a U.S. Commerce Department decision to slap final duties of 29 per cent on Canadian softwood lumber, the two nations are waging a mini Cold War.
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Overture

Overture

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Environment

Underwater haven

Calling the largest submarine canyon on the east coast of North America a “gully” seems a classic case of understatement. The Sable Gully, an undersea crevice 200 km southeast of Halifax, is as deep (at two kilometres) and as wide (at 30 km) as the Grand Canyon.
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Choices for Book Day

Choices for Book Day

Several years ago, the lean and hungry Ottawa journalist Lawrence Martin went to the Writers’ Trust of Canada— the daycare centre for indigent authors—with an idea. Why not, for one day a year, ask every Canadian to go out and buy a book, any book, any subject, even a book that hadn’t been coloured yet.
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