Inside Stephen Harper’s Langevin Block offices, the atmosphere is surprisingly calm. Chief of stafflan Brodie, executive assistant Ray Novak, and press secretary Carolyn Stewart Olsen hover close by. It’s Olsen’s job to make sure the Prime Minister gets through his agenda on schedule.
Bermuda’s electrical authority recently announced plans to sink a huge undersea power turbine, the first of its kind, to use ocean currents to create electricity, enough to provide the island of 65,000 people with 10 per cent of its power. IBM has announced a breakthrough in creating more powerful computing chips without resorting to radical and expensive new technology.
What a superb piece by Charlie Gillis on Wayne Gretzky’s gruelling journey into middle age (“Beyond greatness,” Cover, Feb. 20). The piece was compassionate and insightful, a portrait of a Canadian who, through no fault of his own, was imbued with godlike qualities.
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