Plus, shocking wartime conversations, the last words of Christopher Hitchens, the young Jian Ghomeshi, M.G. Vassanji’s new novel and renegade Paul VolckerBy Brian Bethune, Brian Bethune, Brian Bethune, ANDREW STOBO SNIDERMAN, DAFNA IZENBERG, ANDREW STOBO SNIDERMAN9 min
Your article “Striking gold” (Universities, Sept. 17) is encouraging young engineers to pick mining because it pays well, which is completely the wrong way to go about choosing a profession. As a mining engineering student, I can tell you we take six to eight classes a semester, much of those having labs; many of us spend 30 to 40 hours in class a week, in addition to outside work.
FOR HOCKEY FANS, there’s something depressingly familiar about the current battle between the National Hockey League and its players. The lockout, which began at the stroke of midnight on Sept. 15, is the third in the past 18 years, all of them overseen by commissioner Gary Bettman.By JONATHON GATEHOUSE7 min
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