Journalists slam Canada’s public health system and its staffers at their peril, as Barbara Amiel discovered with her April 17 column, “Why we need private medicine. ” The e-mailflood started immediately, followed quickly by a torrent of faxes and mailed letters.
It is that time. You realize you need to buy a car, and if you are like most Canadians, just the thought of going through the process fills you with fear and loathing. In particular, if you are a woman, you can add intimidation to the list. Suddenly a trip to the dentist for a root canal looks more appealing.By Sarah Bohan8 min
It comes from the oldest drama ever written, yet the scene could have been torn from last night’s nightmare. Great metal doors rumble open to reveal a woman in a low-necked party dress. She is bent over a large bathtub, her hair dishevelled, her eyes glittering strangely, her chest and arms bathed in blood.By John Bemrose7 min
Toronto investor and self-described gambler Tsai Kian Sung got into the market two years ago for a very simple reason: “I’m 56—nobody would hire me.” Soon, however, unemployment started to look pretty good to the former Hong Kong businessman.By John DeMont5 min
Call it “The Case of the Woman Who Wasn’t There.” In the coolly modern courtroom 15B of the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan last week, two men sat at the defendants’ table. James McDermott—a 48-year-old onetime Wall Street merger king with the beefy build of a college athlete gone to seed—fidgeted and joked with his lawyers.By Andrew Phillips5 min
NHL playoffs : Curtis Joseph bowls over ref; no suspension. Alexei Zhitnik uses stick like scythe; gets one game. Say this for Gary Bettman: ever think anyone could make ya miss John Ziegler? Queen’s Park-Ottawa ad wars: Why Government Is Bad for Your Health, Reason No. 54,367.
It is the kind of horseplay 10-year-old boys are famous for, but this time it ended badly. Ross Watson was at home in Calmar, Alta., 34 km southwest of Edmonton, when a friend picked up Watson's pellet rifle and began shooting. He wasn’t aiming for Watson’s face, but an errant shot sent a pellet into Watson’s right eye, blinding him instantly.By Brian Bergman5 min
It happened on April 20, exactly one year after the massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. A teenager in an Ottawa-area high school, a victim of taunting, went on a rampage with a knife—stabbing four students and one staff member, none of them critically, before his principal convinced him to surrender.
On Jan. 6, 1996, a six-year-old dog named Kayla made medical history. Having suffered a seizure, she became the first animal to undergo brain surgery with the aid of a unique mobile magnetic resonance imaging system at the National Research Council Institute of Biodiagnostics in Winnipeg.By Brian Bergman5 min
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