Last Aug. 1, André Lamy replaced Michael McCabe in the executive director's hot seat at the Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC). McCabe had presided over, indeed promoted, the multimillion-dollar boom in Canadian feature film-making.
Your story Quest for a Cure (Cover, April 20) revives my frustration with traditional medicine. Several years ago I had to go “underground” to find sensible answers to the health problems of my family. I have become a responsible health consumer who, as a result, would no more take Valium for depression than blame my misinformed doctor for prescribing it.
For much of the year, Hay’s Brook is a mere trickle that winds and burbles through wooded farm country just south of Woodstock, N.B. In springtime, however, rain and melting snow turn the stream into a miniature torrent and a spectacular 30metre cascade down the face of a sheer rock ledge.By DAVID FOLSTER4 min
Medicine and music are not the most easily married pursuits, but CBC radio’s Mostly Music decided to give the odd coupling a go when audience surveys revealed that 10 per cent of their listeners are professional healers. The perfect subject for dissection turned out to be Ludwig van Beethoven, whose ailments will be analysed by British authority Edward Laskin and Music host Barclay McMillan on May 19.By MARSHA BOULTON6 min
As April gradually turns to May, Albertans turn their thoughts from chinooks to the coming summer. In years past, those interested tuned TV sets to early evening broadcasts to follow the Stanley Cup pursuit by those eastern teams; invariably they anticipated an early exit by the Leafs of Toronto and a headlong quest by the Canadiens of Montreal.By Hal Quinn4 min
With the admonition for applicants to be “as imaginative and innovative as possible,” John Meisel last week ushered Canadian television to the doorstep of the 21st century. The gnomish chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) opened that door just a crack, allowing anyone with brains and money to apply for a licence to provide pay-TV services across the country.By IAN ANDERSON5 min
It hangs like an omen of disaster, a 450-metre cliff face formed from an ancient lava flow, threatening to break loose and engulf the village of Garibaldi in an avalanche of rocks and water from a nearby dam. That’s how the provincial government sees the danger to the small village 80 km north of Vancouver.By MALCOLM GRAY4 min
As political volubility goes, it was first-rate. Jim Morgan, Newfoundland’s minister of fisheries, raised the roof last week—an impulse he is not known to stifle—and drew so much attention to his problem that federal Revenue Minister Bill Rompkey dropped in for a visit Friday from Ottawa.By MICHAEL CLUGSTON4 min
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