After a career that began as a 58-cents-an-hour laborer with Imperial Oil during the Depression and ended as the company’s chairman, William Osborn Twaits is today retired and serves as cochairman of the Business Council on National Issues.
Marigolds at a garden’s edge discourage the dreaded nematode—a worm with a fondness for tomatoes and lettuce. Onions repel aphids, and a clove of garlic offends everything. Such nuggets of gardening lore may once have seemed remote for most Canadians, like some esoteric branch of phrenology.By MICHAEL POSNER7 min
On the face of it, the proposal seems fanciful at best. A $4-billion 1,000-mile pipeline from eastern Siberia, under the Bering Strait, across Alaska, hooking into the yet unbuilt Alaska Highway pipeline to bring Soviet natural gas through Canada to U.S. markets.By RODERICK McQUEEN6 min
When Linda Milne began wearing authentic old clothes from the ’30s and ’40s, the image she brought to mind was none so vivid as the little girl who has tripped upon a basement storage chest filled with remembrances of her mother’s youth. Strutting her stuff in the narrow, calf-length skirts, padded shoulders and dropped waists of a fashion era predating her birth, she was, in her own words, an oddity.By JUDY DOBBIE5 min
Edmonton is not a sophisticated town. Wealth it has. Rough boots it has. A subway it now has. Tit-’n-bum journalism it now has, thanks to a transplanted version of The Toronto Sun. Polish it ain’t got. It will, nevertheless, be the locale next month for one of the most sophisticated decisions forced on the Canadian public.By Allan Fotheringham5 min
The police are unfailingly polite. They shake hands, they smile, they never raise their voices. Warrants are presented, searches conducted, materials confiscated—all without a single serious breach of decorum. But good manners aren’t everything.By MICHAEL POSNER5 min
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