August 26, 1985

The crisis over water 3435

The crisis over water

Almost every summer weekend scores of canoeists pass through British Columbia’s Skagit Valley, enjoying a pristine wilderness river only 160 km east of Vancouver. And halfway across the continent in Niagara Falls, Ont., hotels are packed with visitors crowding the city to see one of the world’s wonders.
The gathering takeover frenzy 2627

The gathering takeover frenzy

The select group of men that dominates Canadian business has traditionally formed a closed conservative club. But recently, with a speed and aggressiveness that impresses most market watchers, major corporations are expanding and taking over competitors.
Botha’s defiant refusal 1617

Botha’s defiant refusal

The address was awaited with a rare anxiety, both within South Africa and around the world. The site was the city hall in downtown Durban, the provincial capital of Natal, and the occasion was the opening of the ruling National Party’s Natal Congress last week.
The deteriorating Great Lakes 3839

The deteriorating Great Lakes

A legacy of the last ice age 12,000 years ago, the five interconnected Great Lakes —Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario—hold one-fifth of the entire world’s fresh water. More ships pass through them than through the Panama Canal, and 37 million Canadians and Americans depend on their water for drinking, irrigation, recreation and industry.
The news in a dangerous era 4445

The news in a dangerous era

The question of how the media, and particularly television, should treat terrorist actions in which hostages are taken is easy for any journalist of the tough-guy Front Page breed: it is the duty of the news media to report the news; beside that, all else is irrelevant.
Gold dreams, moral bankrupts 89

Gold dreams, moral bankrupts

When a treasure hunter named Mel Fisher announced the discovery of $400 million in silver and gold off Key West, the United States had itself another big winner—move over Madonna, Steven Spielberg and the guy who found you could triple the price of sneakers simply by calling them jogging shoes.
The new mysteries of KAL 007 67

The new mysteries of KAL 007

The disaster caused almost universal horror. Just before dawn on Sept. 1, 1983, a Russian fighter shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007 as it passed over Sakhalin Island in the Eastern Soviet Union. All 269 people aboard were killed, including 10 Canadians.
Opposing a coronation in Alberta 1213

Opposing a coronation in Alberta

In the early stages of the Alberta Conservative party’s search for a successor to Premier Peter Lougheed, one man seemed destined for almost certain victory. Even though the premier had personally invited a dozen prominent Tories to compete for his job, most of them instead threw their support to Edmonton businessman Donald Getty, a Lougheed friend and former provincial energy minister.
A not-so-special relationship 5657

A not-so-special relationship

As the Polar Sea casually cracked her way through the frozen waters of the Northwest Passage, and while her captain was mumbling aloud over that humorous message from Ottawa—“Hey, what’s this about some permission being granted?”—even Brian Mulroney must have been sighing sadly about his “special relationship” with Ronald Reagan.
Mending fences in the West 1011

Mending fences in the West

As a relentless sun baked tinder-dry crops and pastures in parts of the West last week, a small federal cabinet contingent broke away from vacation to approve a $48-million drought assistance program. To western farmers, announcement of a first stage of assistance—to aid livestock producers in all four western provinces—was as overdue as the rains.
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