This was not the Saskatoon Alex Trauzzi remembered. A few years ago, Trauzzi, 24, had been drawn to the Prairie town for work and grew to love it. He met his fiancée there. And he vowed that after finishing college in his hometown ofWinnipeg, the couple would return and buy their first home there.By JASON KIRBY
There are richer capitals in the world than Tbilisi, Georgia’s grimy and bustling main city, and poorer ones too. But there can’t be many where the tired and heartsick past is so thoroughly intermixed with the tantalizing hope of a prosperous future.By PAUL WELLS
“Mr. Black, you have committed very serious crimes,” began Judge Amy St. Eve. “Mr. Black, you have violated your duty to Hollinger International and its shareholders... In the United States, Mr. Black, there is equal justice under the law...”By MARK STEYN
The industrial-chic offices of Brad J. Lamb Realty are located downtown along Toronto’s busy King Street West corridor where, after a spotty gentrification process, the city’s most exclusive restaurants, interior design shops, and boutique gyms have established a decent foothold.By LIANNE GEORGE, STEVE MAICH
ON YOUR COVER you ask a question that has to be one of the most difficult for leaders in the free world to answer (“Is it time to bomb Iran?” World, Dec. to). If we are going to go to war, we have to do it before our enemies are able to weaken or devastate our ability to decisively respond.
Q Why’d you write the book? A: About two years ago or so, a couple of agents approached me, a couple of writers approached me, one of our editors said, “You know, you’ve got a lot of wisdom to share, especially for a young generation of women who are coming into the workforce, and why don’t you do it?”
1 LATE NIGHTS ON AIR 1 02) by Elizabeth Hay 2 A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS 4 (26) by Khaled Hosselni 3 THE FROZEN THAMES 2 (5) by Helen Humphreys 4 DIVISADERO 3(32) by Michael Ondaatje 5 THE UNCOMMON READER 8(2) by Alan BennettBy Brian Bethune
A few years ago a revolution seemed to be brewing in Canadian health care. Patient frustration over interminable waits for procedures like hip replacements and cataract surgery was boiling over, prompting politicians to pump money into the system.By JOHN GEDDES
War is like a box of chocolates. That could be the tag line for Charlie Wilson’s War, and not just because it stars Mr. Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks. This nutty Christmas confection about America’s covert arming of Afghan mujahedeen during the ’80s arrives like a dessert course after a year of dire, bitter movies about Iraq, Afghanistan and the war on terror.By Brian D. Johnson
Earlier this week, Craig Chandler, a portly but pugnacious Christian conservative—on his website he can be seen striking a boxer’s pose, not turning the other cheek—bulldozed his way yet again into Alberta’s headlines.By NICHOLAS KÖHLER
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