More than a decade ago, Toronto lawyer Aaron Milrad received an unsettling visit. A man claiming to be a veteran of the Polish underground said his group had carried out a postwar revenge murder of a Nazi general in East Germany, and had found a Rubens oil painting hidden in a rolled carpet under his bed.By NOMI MORRIS10 min
Like a child’s toy that lost its lustre, the Canadian dollar kept getting bounced about the basement last week, a victim of the economic travails in Asia and the fact that no one—even Canadians— seems to care much about its fate. Prime Minister Jean Chrétien caught the prevailing public mood when he said that the falling buck—it dropped to historic lows for five days in a row before inching back up slightly at week’s end to 67.19 cents (U.S.)—“is a reality of life.”By ROBERT SHEPPARD6 min
Angry at an ex-spouse? Have an axe to grind? Don’t get mad, get even—by calling Get a Life Flowers Inc. The Toronto-based company offers unique gifts— a dozen dead roses or a box of doggy doo—that deliver a decidedly unsubtle message. And as if to prove that hell hath no fury like a spouse scorned, the company’s phone has barely stopped ringing since Divorce magazine profiled owners Orlene Brown, 54, and Cheryl Mabley, 50.By TANYA DAVIES5 min
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