It was one of the most important days in Robert Campeau’s long and tumultuous career. While the Toronto developer’s company, Campeau Corp., faced a life-and-death debt crisis, Campeau, hands in his pockets, his grey hair flying back from his face, strode out alone from his downtown Toronto office building and deftly avoided cars in the 10 a.m. traffic as he crossed Bay Street.
The fact that there are two Germanys, united by common history and language but divided for 44 years by barbed wire and ideology, was rarely more apparent than last week, when some 15,000 Germans from the Communist East crossed the Hungarian frontier to join their brethren in the capitalist West.
There is something about gold, Robert Service told us, that drives men mad. I don’t think it’s the gold, actually. I think it’s the North. The Yukon, the Klondike. Once under its spell, normal blokes grow a little goofy. Not just in 1897, but even today.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
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