Robert Reid calls Fort St. John, B.C., home. But he is really one of those restless nomads of the oilpatch. In 47 years in the drilling business, he has gone wherever the action was—Iraq, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the United States, Guyana, Colombia—and has the stories of hardship and derring-do to prove it.By John DeMont6 min
Edmonton Mayor Bill Smith is tall and gregarious, quick with a smile and a firm handshake. Since 1995, the 66-year-old Smith, a onetime Edmonton Eskimos halfback, has quarterbacked Alberta’s capital city—taking what looked to be a struggling franchise and turning it into a real contender.By Brian Bergman5 min
There’s good news for the hopeful and bad news for the cynical in Canada as the new U.S. President puts his boots up in the Oval Office. The good news is George W. Bush's memory for loyal friends and neighbours is as enduring as the memory of the elephant that is his party’s symbol.By Andrew H. Malcolm4 min
One morning in Manhattan in June, 1998, Kevin Newman sat in his office, feet atop desk, and reflected on where life had taken him. In 1994, he had left the CBC—and Canada— to co-anchor an overnight news program with ABC. He had risen swiftly to become co-host of its Good Morning America show.By Anthony Wilson-Smith4 min
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