Trouble at Nellie’s

Trouble at Nellie’s

The Globe and Mail Focus section, May 9, 1992 June Callwood inspired many Canadians to do more for their communities.  I had heard rumours that there was turmoil among the board members at  Nellie’s, looked up her number and phoned her.  She didn’t want to talk at...
David Suzuki profile, Books in Canada

David Suzuki profile, Books in Canada

Cover, October 1989 One of the really shocking things about environmentalists, says David Suzuki, is that they’re so busy saving the world they don’t have any time to spend in nature WHEN HE APPEARS on television somebody must comb his hair with a rake in...
Profile of Heather Robertson,  Books in Canada

Profile of Heather Robertson, Books in Canada

Heather Robertson is opinionated.  “Very opinionated,” she agrees cheerfully as she sits cross-legged on a fabric-covered futon on the second floor of her Toronto home. Even in the course of a casual discussion she will comment, “I noticed Daniel...
Our Life and Times, Books in Canada

Our Life and Times, Books in Canada

Reviewing 14 years of literary history calls for solemn reflection.  From the pages of Books in Canada, some gleanings suitable to the occasion We were all a little feisty in those days: The first sentence in the first editorial was, Books in Canada is a radical...

Defence plan debated in electronic newspaper

The Financial Post Special report, June 29, 1985 At the time the only term the editors could think of to describe what would soon be known as the Internet was “electronic newspaper.” Only 90 Canadians had e-mail accounts.  But even then people were finding creative...
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