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Saving The Tribal Soles

Despite its glass towers, sophisticated downtown eateries and swish nighttime skiing, Vancouver still has a frontier-town feel, and you can sense the culture...

TIME Canada Arts: Pick of the Week

Before it became the modern label for an ardent arguer, the devil's advocate was an esteemed position within the Catholic hierarchy. These trained skeptics were...

Toronto: The Early Line for Oscar

THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HAS BECOME THE UNOFFICIAL OPENING FOR OSCAR SEASON. LAST YEAR Lost in Translation, The Cooler and 21 Grams used TIFF as...

Canada Looks To The East

If Canada's ruling Liberal Party felt humbled by last week's federal election, winning only 135 out of a possible 308 seats and forced to form the country's...

The Global Life: A New Panache

Montreal, Europe's pied-a-terre in North America, went through a grim economic patch in the '80s and early '90s, when it had clearly lost its panache. The threat...

Plagued Canada

As if Canadians weren't battered enough by microbial menaces after dealing with SARS, along comes mad cow. A routine inspection of a slaughtered Black Angus in...

The Ties That Really Bind

Around the turn of the century, a little girl named Evelyn Dougherty migrated with her family from a hardscrabble farm near Sarnia, Ont., to central Michigan...

Canada Prosperity and Parochialism

Set like a jewel between snow-covered mountains and deep Pacific Ocean inlets, Vancouver, Canada's third largest city and site of the 1986 world's fair, has...

Business: Adieu, Montreal

Sun Life shifts to Toronto The 26-story granite headquarters of the Sun Life Assurance Co. in Montreal was once the largest office building in the British...

Mining Money in Vancouver

One source of funds for the Los Angeles-based church is the notorious, self- regulated stock exchange in Vancouver, British Columbia, often called the scam...

Westward Ho to Expo 86

Two years ago, the waterfront along Vancouver's False Creek, a narrow inlet off the city's main harbor, was covered with rusting railroad tracks and a few...

DIPLOMACY: Game Playing in Montreal

As Queen Elizabeth II formally opened the ceremonies and the gas-fired torch flared into life at trackside in Montreal's ribbed, concrete Olympic Stadium last...

Science: A Rosetta Stone of Evolution

The tides at the closed end of the Bay of Fundy are the highest in the world, rising and falling more than 50 feet every day. For the two fossil hunters...

Canada Land of Hope and Hustle

A decade ago, the adjectives most often used to describe Quebec were angry, sullen or depressed. Now writers seeking to characterize Canada's French- speaking...

CANADA: Wet Acadia

At Halifax, Dartmouth and on Cape Breton Island, thirsty Nova Scotians queued up on the sidewalk white shutters came down, doors were opened and government...

Press: A Star Is Shorn

Montreal loses a daily Managing Editor Ray Heard walked into the paper's newsroom one afternoon last week and delivered the brutal message: after 110 years of...

Canada: A Separatist Split-Up

Sovereignty for Quebec was the rallying cry that helped carry Premier René Levesque and his Parti Québécois to power eight years ago. When Levesque declared...