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The French debacle in Dien Bien Phu

The French debacle in Dien Bien Phu

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dien Bien Phu is a market town in an almost preposterously remote corner of northwest Vietnam. Today it has a

Thomas Chandler Haliburton, aka Sam Slick

Thomas Chandler Haliburton, aka Sam Slick

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Thomas Haliburton was an upper-crust Tory, a successful lawyer and businessman who was appointed to Nova Scotia’s Supreme Court and

Envoy’s Album

Envoy’s Album

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

   

An Italian castle in the woods

An Italian castle in the woods

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

The phrase “It was a dark and stormy night” might echo the thoughts of the new Italian ambassador when he

Margaret’s Table on TV:  A preview

Margaret’s Table on TV: A preview

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

  Are you one of those ardent viewers of TV cooking shows? Many people do spend hours each day watching

The romance of late harvest wine production

The romance of late harvest wine production

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Autumn is an exciting time in a vineyard. After a long year of work, patience and more than a little

Getting to your goals

Getting to your goals

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

What does a diplomat living in Ottawa have in common with a public servant on the Hill or a private-sector

Enigma in Zimbabwe –  a descent of man

Enigma in Zimbabwe – a descent of man

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Zimbabwe (in its earlier life, Rhodesia) has been so many things for different people: delight and despair, opportunity and persecution.

Arctic action

Arctic action

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

There’s a kind of scorecard for where Canada stands in Arctic development compared to its Arctic neighbours, particularly Norway. In

Who owns the Arctic?

Who owns the Arctic?

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

High in the Canadian Arctic, working from a camp on Borden Island, a group of scientists uses autonomous vehicles to