May 3, 1999

THE BEER PLAYOFFS 3839
Business

THE BEER PLAYOFFS

For a dozen years, every Thursday night during hockey season, Kelly Taillon and about 18 other guys in the Vancouver area ranging in age from their late 20s to early 50s have gotten together to do the same thing. In a scene in which life imitates art—or, at least, countless beer commercials—they gather at the University of British Columbia arena, don hockey equipment, divide into two teams and take to the ice.
LESSONS OF Littleton 1819
COVER

LESSONS OF Littleton

After a horrific school massacre, the question is: why?
A PREMIER IN WAITING? 2829
Canada

A PREMIER IN WAITING?

B.C. Liberal Leader Gordon Campbell is poised for power
The Mail 44a
The Mail

The Mail

In some sort of ritual of atonement to the creators of technologies past, every sector of society is throwing money at the evil precursor of the end of modern civilization, known as the millennium bug (“Guide to Y2K,” Cover, April 19). The problem is not governments and corporations; they do what they have to do.
Written to sell 6263
Books

Written to sell

It's no mystery what is popular with the public
KNOCKING ON THE DOOR 3435
WORLD

KNOCKING ON THE DOOR

Ottawa opposes citizenship for a Milosevic crony
TEENS UNDER SIEGE 2223
COVER

TEENS UNDER SIEGE

How kids can go wrong—and what parents can do
Nutty ideas worth billions 4849
Columns

Nutty ideas worth billions

As this magazine went to press, hundreds of angry Canadians were bombarding the Prime Minister’s Office with e-mail messages demanding that the government keep its greedy, good-for-nothing, cotton-pickin’ hands off the Internet.
The view from the sports desk 89
Backstage

The view from the sports desk

Different rules and expectations apply in the news and sports departments of newspapers and broadcast outlets
Opening NOTES 1011
Opening NOTES

Opening NOTES

Richard Ouellet, the mayor of the tiny Quebec village of St-Simon-de-Rimouski, moves in exalted circles—and has the photos to prove it. The 65-year-old Ouellet has had his picture taken with hundreds of well-known figures, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners—among them Nelson Mandela and the late Mother Teresa.
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