November 18, 1985



Richard Fralick looked forward to the challenge of a new career when he left his Vancouver family medical practice to become a public health administrator in Toronto. But when the gentle-mannered 36-year-old moved into his spartan sixth-floor City Hall office in January, 1983, ready to deal with such age-old but mundane health problems as measles and the flu, the major illness confronting him more closely resembled a plague.
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The presummit scandal

Saturday night in Washington’s trendy Georgetown district: thousands of people stroll along Wisconsin Avenue, watching each other, barcrawling or browsing in bookstores. All the restaurants are crowded and bustling, few more so than Au Pied de Cochon.
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The trials of a banking giant

Next week Nova Scotia county court Judge N. Robert Anderson is expected to announce a decision in a controversial fraud case involving the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS). If the bank is found guilty, it will become the first Canadian chartered bank ever convicted on criminal charges.
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Plagues of the past

Many years and many epidemics later, those notes on the Great Plague of London by the English-speaking world’s best-known diarist invite chilling parallels with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, the scourge of the 1980s that has rampaged from the heart of Central Africa onto the streets of cities around the world.
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Reverend on the right

Rev. Kenneth Campbell arrived at the Toronto Press Club alone —dogging the footsteps of his current archenemy, Dr. Henry Morgentaler. The 62-year-old abortion activist had called a press conference on Oct. 2 to criticize the Ontario government for its decision the previous day to continue prosecuting him for performing abortions.
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Painting a town out of a corner

Chemainus, a logging hamlet on Vancouver Island’s east coast with a population of 4,000, once confronted the fate of all one-industry towns. In the late 1970s the major business, a sawmill, was dying, and the spectre of the ghost town haunted the community.
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Angling for profitability

The 24 silver baby Coho salmon, destined for the lunch tables at Vancouver’s fashionable Jean Pierre’s restaurant, shimmered on a bed of ice. At 10 a.m. head chef Bernard Casavant stood in his kitchen, bent over the nine-ounce fish in the Styrofoam box and said, “They are so fresh they look as though they are still swimming.”
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Silkwood’s unsolved tale

For critics of the nuclear industry’s safety record, the name Karen Silkwood still arouses strong emotions. Eleven years ago the 28year-old nuclear technician, already contaminated with radioactive plutonium, died mysteriously in an automobile crash near the Oklahoma nuclear plant where she worked.
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Requiem for America’s sex idol

Fools for beauty, we adored Marilyn Monroe more than was reasonable. With resplendent hair and raucous gait, with open mouth and dazzling cleavage, Monroe conquered us, and, by acclamation, we voted her Miss Everything—the mostest, a Dream Girl for Life, the Statue of Liberty in a chiffon robe.
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A new beginning for Canadian design

The elegant Steamer lounge chair designed by Thomas Lamb in 1978 and Kevan Laycraft’s 1981 skiing helmet appear to have little in common. But both were designed by Canadians, and both are installed in the pantheon of industrial design, the design collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
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