In Lakefield, a picture-postcard village of 2,400 near Peterborough, Ont., spring had made a belated appearance on the same day that Bob Rae’s campaign bus rolled into town. Beneath a sky of unsullied blue, provincial Agriculture Minister Elmer Buchanan and a clutch of New Democratic Party faithful waited in the afternoon sun to greet the premier for a little Main Streeting in friendly territory—at least territory presumed friendly enough to have been handpicked for footage on the nightly newscasts.By MARCI McDONALD17 min
Just up the street, where afternoon sunshine bathes an obelisk war memorial in almost heavenly light, about 300 residents of the English coastal village of Brightlingsea are bowing their heads to commemorate the 50th anniversary of VEDay.By BRUCE WALLACE7 min
Actress Whoopi Goldberg has a reputation for making her own career choices—and they usually pay off. But last week in Toronto, where she is currently filming director Norman Jewison’s comedy-fantasy Bogus with costar Gérard Depardieu, Goldberg asked for advice and got more than she bargained for.By BARBARA WICKENS5 min
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