I would like to commend Maclean’s for your articles on depression (“Depression,” Cover, Dec. 1). People need to understand that it is not an emotional weakness nor a character flaw. It is a serious and legitimate health concern that affects people, families and organizations profoundly.
The Rev. Bill Phipps, moderator of the United Church of Canada, ignited a national debate recently, when he expressed his views on the nature of Jesus, his Resurrection and the afterlife. Last week, Phipps expanded on his views for Maclean’s.
Crown prosecutors in Victoria announced they will seek to have two teens charged with the second-degree murder of Reena Virk, 14, tried in adult court, where penalties are stiffer. Six other teenagers face charges of aggravated assault. Virk’s battered body was found on Nov. 14.
Tom Stephens, the new boss at forest giant MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. in Vancouver, is one tough guy. Two months into the job, he is already lashing the troops with some gritty remarks about the company’s abysmal performance—it lost $17 million in the first nine months of 1997.By JENNIFER HUNTER6 min
At Golfinn International’s offices in Brampton, Ont., Dave Finn is busily scratching numbers on a notepad, trying to arrive at some reasonably accurate estimate of the damage. “We were losing between $10,000 and $15,000 a day,” says the president of Canada’s only mail-order golf equipment supply business, “so I guess that means the postal strike probably cost us $130,000, maybe $140,000 in lost sales.”By BARRY CAME, JOHN DeMONT6 min
The young men sitting around the table in Le Paradis des amis, a modest restaurant in the centre of Port-au-Prince, are no angels. One is a convicted cocaine dealer. Two others were once members of the Crack Down Posse, a gang pushing drugs on the streets of north-end Montreal.
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