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Top 10 global entertainment attractions

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Top 10 global entertainment attractions

(1) Times Square, New York City, U.S. Once synonomous with nightmarish decline and decadence during the 1970s, Times Square long ago morphed into a waking dreamland of flickering neon lights. A mass gathering place in the heart of Manhattan, this attraction is particularly popular on New Year’s Eve when revellers gather to watch the ball […]

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A big, booming business

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
A big, booming business

Modern-day tourism can be a struggle against moderation. Tour operators lure clients with every imaginable gimmick — gaudy entertainment and gigantic buffets, to name just a few of the lesser sins against good taste. With the proliferation of all-inclusive resorts and cruises, contemporary tourism is looking like a grown-up’s version of spring break, that popular […]

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Saving the Euro by opening the exit door

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Saving the Euro by opening the exit door

  In 1925, Britain’s economically inexperienced chancellor of the exchequer, agonizing over the economic controversy of the day, returned Britain to the gold standard. The decision was hailed as a triumph of sound economics, necessary to protect sterling and London’s status as the world’s financial centre. Disaster followed. The Great Depression arrived half a decade […]

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‘The world is our emergency room’

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
‘The world is our emergency room’

“My responsibility is to use those opportunities I’ve been given and try and put some good back into the world,” says physician and humanitarian AnneMarie Pegg. Pegg, who is from Yellowknife, is currently part of a crisis team working in Central African Republic and is one of hundreds of Canadians who work overseas every year […]

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Indian envoy has pre-ordained agenda for Canada

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Indian envoy has pre-ordained agenda for Canada

Indian High Commissioner and retired Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma joined the Indian Navy in 1970 and became the 20th chief of the naval staff in 2009. He retired from service after commanding three ships, including an aircraft carrier. Over his career, he served on vessels in the former Soviet Union and studied at the Royal […]

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Joining ‘the force’ in Star Wars

Joining ‘the force’ in Star Wars

Twenty years ago, then-president Ronald Reagan went before the American people to declare his bold new vision of a nuclear-free world. Appearing on national television, he said: “Let me share with you a vision of the future which offers hope. It is that we embark on a program to counter the awesome Soviet missile threat […]

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Envoy’s Album – Summer 2013

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Summer 2013

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A little Frank Lloyd Wright in Rockcliffe

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
A little Frank Lloyd Wright in Rockcliffe

Although their house wasn’t built to be their official residence, the feeling that they are home in Finland permeates the atmosphere for Ambassador Charles Murto and his wife, Ritva. They are completely comfortable in the California redwood house overlooking McKay Lake in Rockcliffe, a house actually built in 1953, but as modern-looking today as it […]

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Canada’s 26 men and one woman in London

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Canada’s 26 men and one woman in London

Canada didn’t leap to send a diplomat to Britain immediately following Confederation. After all, communicating with Ottawa and London on matters affecting the new Dominion was the job of the governor general. But in 1869, Sir John A. Macdonald picked Sir John Rose, a Montreal banker and railway magnate, to be, not an orthodox diplomat, […]

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How Salada Tea built Canada House

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
How Salada Tea built Canada House

For the first 50 years or so, Canada conducted its diplomatic, consular and trade affairs in London from a variety of rented addresses ranging from the Strand to Charing Cross Road. In the 1920s, however, prime minister Mackenzie King launched a plan to consolidate all such functions under one roof, and sent High Commissioner Peter […]

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