There are Canadians old enough to remember when Olympic hockey gold medals were something our teams just had to show up to collect, but anyone under the age of 50 has always equated Olympic hockey with quadrennial frustration. The final-game loss to Sweden added another disappointment—although one tinged with pride.By BRUCE WALLACE7 min
Illicit sex and psychotic violence have become the routine ingredients of the Hollywood thriller. And when female protagonists are involved, traditionally there have been just two kinds of women: the trembling victim who is stalked into a dark dead end, and the conniving femme fatale whose wanton sexuality carries a lethal sting.By Brian D. Johnson7 min
Germany?” thinks McKenzie, leafing through the magazine supplement. “What’s Germany got to do with me?” He finishes his cup of Melitta coffee, puts mug and breakfast dishes into the AEG dishwasher, sets the timer on the Gaggenau oven to start heating up dinner at six, takes out the Miele vacuum for the cleaning lady.
Germany’s economy has been no more immune from the current recession than anyone else’s. Nationally, utilization of industrial capacity slid steadily downward last year. In November, Volkswagen and 100,000 of its unionized workers agreed to a four-day work week and a 20 per cent cut in personnel costs to avoid layoffs.
The allegations include double-dealing, double standards, doublespeak and double cross. The accusers are members of the Canadian cultural community; the accused is the federal government. At issue is the sale last month of Ginn Publishing Canada Inc., a Canadiancontrolled company specializing in educational materials, to Paramount Communications Inc., the American entertainment and publishing giant.By DIANE TURBIDE6 min
Scores if not hundreds of Canadians are in for a jolt when CeBIT’94 opens in Hannover on March 16. CeBIT is the world’s largest trade show for information and communications technology, where major manufacturers regularly launch new products, unveil prototypes and report their latest research.
Flower boxes start coming out in Germany at the end of this month. By Easter, red geranium mop heads in bud will be nodding from balconies on the south-facing slopes of the Alps, on the shores of Lake Constance, along the Bergstrasse between Frankfurt and Heidelberg.
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