$63.18 The price of a barrel of Western Canada Select oil, below what a typical oil sands operation needs to break even. 110 years The prison sentence handed to U.S. businessman Allen Stanford, found guilty of running a $7-billion Ponzi scheme that affected 30,000 investors.
ON JUNE 3, 2010, Peter Liu, a scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in Ottawa, sent an internal email outlining his thoughts on a procedure causing medical and political schisms—and inciting patient activism.By ANNE KINGSTON
FOR MUCH OF the last century, the home Henry Ford built in Detroit’s genteel BostonEdison district was occupied by the Rev. Florence B. Crews, long-time pastor of the Temple of Light, a church whose teachings fused Christianity and astrology.By NICHOLAS KÖHLER
AFTER FIVE YEARS as a media pundit and talk-show host on Vancouver radio station CKNW, Christy Clark was elected premier of British Columbia 15 months ago. Her re-entry hasn’t been easy, as the Liberals face a soaring NDP opposition on the left and an invigorated Conservative party to the right.
SIMON WHITFIELD, Canada’s most decorated triathlete, is talking about his latest training ride. He’d blasted out of his Victoria home, down the Galloping Goose trail, past Sooke River and its famed swimmer’s potholes, then down some primitive fire roads ^ where, well, he got lost.By KEN MACQUEEN
With countless fashion blogs tracking her every outfit change, it can be hard to picture Kate, duchess of Cambridge, roughing it in the bush. But this week, Kate headed into the English countryside, joining a group of inner-city kids on a camping trip organized by a program for underprivileged youth.By JAIME J. WEINMAN, KATE LUNAU, SCAACHI KOUL
FAR FROM TOURIST crowds savouring Italy’s fabled dolce vita, sipping cappuccinos and chilled Prosecco in big-city piazzas, the walled towns and hilltop villages of Tuscia, in central Italy, are seeing the sweet life disappear.By JAMIE DETTMER
IN SEPTEMBER 2010, Robert Blackwill, a former U.S. deputy national security adviser, sent the world’s Afghanistan experts into a tizzy with a call to partition the country. “The Taliban are winning,” he told London’s Daily Telegraph. “We are losing. They have high morale and want to continue the insurgency. We need a Plan B.”By ADNAN R. KHAN
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