Archive for June, 2005

The bears have it: Our parks are becoming wildlife preserves

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

July approaches, and with it the main tourism season in Canada’s mountain parks. But Canadian and foreign visitors dreaming of experiencing the Rockies in their most natural state, be warned. You could end up playing darts in a village pub, miles from your intended frolic in the backcountry. The tragic killing of Isabelle Dube by [...]

Mr. Dithers, meet Mr. Costanza

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

The political farce on Parliament Hill has weaved its way from frightening to tragic to comic and back. There’s an eerie parallel between the conduct of senior Liberals and that pop culture anti-hero George Costanza of Seinfeld. Costanza, the neurotic, chronically underachieving sidekick of Jerry Seinfeld, combined indecision with delusions of grandeur. Sound familiar? Perhaps [...]