Don't Drink the Water (Cover, June 22) demonstrates the ignorance and reluctance to deal with groundwater pollution by municipal, provincial and federal governments. Wastes that are out of sight are no longer out of mind. Hydrocarbons exist for millions of years in the ground and the bacteriological action is exceedingly slow in aquifers.
While stage actress-dancer Anita Gillette went shopping for food at Toronto’s trendy St. Lawrence Market, her “greatest fan and toughest critic,” son Christopher, 17, was walking the streets look for a job. “I make my son work,” says the 100-lb.By BARBARA MATTHEWS6 min
Charles Fiterman once mused aloud that if he ever lost his job, he could always drive a taxi. It ought not to prove an immediate worry. Last week the 48-year-old right-hand man to Communist party leader Georges Marchais, having just lost his parliamentary seat to a Socialist, found himself instead not only at the helm of France’s transport ministry but the star attraction of the Elysée palace’s oval council table—perched, appropriately, just to the left of President François Mitterrand, who had wagered international wrath for domestic tranquillity by inviting four Communists into the inner sanctum of cabinet.By MARCI McDONALD5 min
It’s easy to think you know something about Mary Pratt. She’s the one who lives in Newfoundland and does those paintings of egg cartons and fish. She’s one of those realists, kind of like Alex Colville or Ken Danby. She also did that nude in a wicker chair that caused a fuss when Saturday Night magazine ran it as a cover.By David Livingstone4 min
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