Inevitably, they called it the “Love Boat,” no matter how improbable the label for an aging Norwegian naval ship. But it was not the vessel itself that prompted the sobriquet. Rather, it was the passenger list, a glittering ensemble of titled European aristocrats, all young, most single.By Barry Came7 min
There. The ABBA has been applied. It will burrow deep into the grey matter. It will shoot around the neurotransmitters. It will play at its relentlessly happy clip for the duration of this article. It will control you. See that girl. Watch that scene.By Andrew Clark6 min
It was a matter of love over lucre. As an electricalengineering graduate in the mid-1980s, Savio Wong had his pick of profitable career options. His lab partner, Mike Lazaridis, went on to launch high-tech powerhouse Research in Motion Ltd., and is now worth an estimated $415 million.By John Schofield5 min
Given the horror that has characterized Sierra Leone's recent past, it was a bold move. On May 8, with their small diamond-rich country once again descending into chaos, several thousand government supporters gathered in Freetown, the capital, to protest at a villa belonging to rebel leader Foday Sankoh.By Tom Fennell5 min
Brian Bartibogue used to think being police chief on the Esgenoopetitj native reserve in Burnt Church, N.B., had its tough days. That was before he decided to become a commercial lobster fishermen. Last fall, after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that he and other Mi’kmaqs had the right to fish year-round and without licences, he took to the water— and had all 75 traps he and friends owned cut by angry non-natives or seized by inspectors for the department of fisheries and oceans for flouting federal authority.By John DeMont5 min
At twilight, a great blue heron drifts over Highland Pond in the Torrance Barrens of Ontario’s Muskoka lakes district. And as darkness falls, a pair of loons announce their presence on the water with piercing cries. But the 16 members of the North York Astronomical Association camped on the rocky shoreline barely notice.By D’Arcy Jenish5 min
It has been my experience that at the time of acquiring a new vehicle, consumers get so concerned with the initial purchase cost that they often do not think through the overall ownership cost. This is understandable since initial costs are visible and easy to evaluate, whereas the costs of ownership are more difficult to ascertain.By Dennis DesRosiers4 min
Fibbing flacks: One in four public relations people admit in U.S. poll to lying on the job. So how do we know who told the truth to pollsters? Hayden Christensen: 19-year-old Toronto native wins the coveted part playing Anakin Skywalker in the next Star Wars epic.By Sue Ferguson4 min
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