One exasperated Thunder Bay funeral director offered Eric Gowen a free funeral—his own— but all the 73-year-old retired tax auditor wants is the right “to bury our own dead.” It’s a right neither Thunder Bay’s licensed buriers nor the undertaker-dominated Ontario Board of Funeral Services is about to relinquish.By VICTOR PADDY4 min
Florent Cantin, 22, in Chibougamau, Que., to eight years’ imprisonment for setting the New Year’s Day, 1980, fire in Chapais, Que., that killed 48 of the more than 350 revellers in the wood-frame Opemiska Social Club. MARRIED: France Chrétien, 22, eldest child and only daughter of Justice Minister Jean Chrétien, to André Desmarais, 24, second son of Paul Desmarais, chairman of Power Corp.
When the B.C. Lions football season opens on June 13, there won’t be any pompons on the periphery. Instead of the usual bevy of shortskirted, tassel-twirling young women, the Lions have opted for a co-ed class act,choreographed by Anna Wyman.By MARSHA BOULTON6 min
sic and movies is costing producers up to $1 billion a year worldwide, they moan. And no one knows quite how to stop it. There are the small fry: frugal householders who make audio tapes for their own use. Then there are the bigger fish, who employ whole factories to churn out cheap bogus copies to be sold in stores whose owners are light on ethics.By IAN ANDERSON4 min
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