Two men, one a black American legend, a football hero; the other a white Canadian, a small-town book keeper. Both are being tried-the American in Los Angeles, the Canadian in Toronto-for the first-degree murders of two people. Each is guaranteed a public trial by a jury of his peers.By RAE CORELLI11 min
The young man in the prisoner’s box is a broad-shouldered figure, his light brown hair closely cropped at the back and sides, his dark suit carefully pressed. At 30, he is good-looking, in a bland kind of way, and he grew up in a typical Canadian suburb.By D’ARCY JENISH11 min
In the inexhaustible lexicon of sport, there are any number of clichés that fit the bill: "never give up," "it ain't over 'til it's over," and on and on. Last week, hockey fans in Winnipeg said all of them and more. A fortnight after teary-eyed politicians and team officials declared the National Hockey League Jets would be sold and moved to another city, diehard Manitobans continued their fight to save the team.By JAMES DEACON4 min
In times of tight fiscal restraint, it is not every day that a new educational facility opens its doors. Last week, however, the Vancouver Film School unveiled the world’s first multimedia teaching centre. The $5.5million facility’s state-of-the-art hardware is housed in a converted Gastown bowling alley partly decorated in a 1950s retro look.By BARBARA WICKENS5 min
In the late 1980s, when Onex Corp. was in the throes of snapping up airline caterers, couriers and packaging companies, the company’s chief executive, Gerald Schwartz, and his wife, Heather Reisman, still found time to cast acquisitive eyes on the house next to their mansion in Toronto’s tony Rosedale neighborhood.By ANDREW WILLIS5 min
As a London-based criminal lawyer, Frances Fyfield often sees the gritty aftermath of big city crime. But that still leaves a lot of questions unanswered, particularly those about the motives of the felon. So when Fyfield, 45, writes her murder mysteries—which reviewers often describe as “chillers” rather than “thrillers”—that is the territory she explores.By BARBARA WICKENS3 min
It all started with Tonya Harding, the street-tough figure skater who leaped into the media limelight when implicated in the bashing of her rival's knee in 1994. "It just kept escalating beyond belief," says Sherri Spillane, a Los Angeles talent agent.By B.L.3 min
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