She is the newest cover girl for “alternative” rock, a populist answer to Courtney Love. Fans and critics throughout North America have embraced Ottawa native Alanis Morissette as rock’s second coming—and this year’s best coming-of-age story.By NICHOLAS JENNINGS6 min
A 24-watt light bulb would not throw off much heat, but a 24-watt radio station in Winnipeg, CKVN, is burning up the staff at its giant rival, CJOB. Garth Buchko, manager of the 50,000-watt CJOB, which attracts nearly a quarter of all listeners per week in the area, has written to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), accusing CKVN of taking unfair advantage of Canada’s commercial radio regulations.By BARBARA WICKENS5 min
Regarding your cover story on Baywatch star Pamela Lee (“The most famous Canadian?” Cover, Nov. 27), why do you even ask? Pamela is seen in 140 countries on a weekly basis. She is proudly Canadian and never hesitates to let anyone know that fact.
Using 1-900 phone technology, 10 physicians from Fredericton launched Canada’s first dial-a-doctor service. For $3.95 per minute, and with a maximum charge of $40, patients may call for advice on non-emergency medical problems. The charges are not covered by medicare.
As someone who is paid to observe the human race with all its pomposity and protocol, we do not find it dull at all. In fact and in truth, it is goofy, and this does not even include politics. You would like examples, of course. We give you only two to suffice.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
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