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AVON LAWYERS

BY MONICA DOBIE
DING Dong! Avon calling!

Traditionally, this familiar greeting of the faithful cosmetic lady would have women riffling through their mini-catalogues and choosing cherry red lipstick, ultra-voluminising mascara and skin firming creams but all that is about to change.…

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SATELLITES

KEITH NUTHALL
A EUROPEAN Space Agency-supported satellite ground station has been helping Canadian fire fighters to tackle a spate of large-scale blazes in British Columbia. The

REMSAT unit is driven or flown by helicopter close to a particular fire, establishing a link with satellite cameras, which beam back accurate one-metre resolution images, enabling fire teams to target their work, including the mapping of blaze perimeters.…

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CANADA GRAPES

BY MONICA DOBIE, in Montreal, Canada
THE WEATHER has been very kind to wine producers in Ontario this summer; they predict that their grapes will be of extremely high quality due to a Canadian heat wave in July and August. The sun shone on the vineyards more than 36 days consecutively, making wine grapes shrivel, becoming sweeter and more concentrated with flavour.…

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COFFEE COKE

BY MONICA DOBIE, in Montreal, Canada
COCA-COLA Ltd. is trying to tap into the fashionable and potentially lucrative Canadian coffee market by launching its Planet Java drink in the country, aiming it at 18 to 36 year olds.

It is similar to a mochaccino and contains milk, sugar and coffee; it is being marketed as a low fat drink, with 180 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving.…

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LARRY STEVENSON

BY MONICA DOBIE
As a young man, Larry Stevenson, now 44, served as a paratrooper in the Royal Canadian Armed Forces in peace-keeping.

He graduated from Harvard in business and formed a venture capital company called Pathfinder 1992, bought Smithbooks 1993 and then Coles 1994, merging them to create Chapters in 1995.…

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TIME-LINE

BY MONICA DOBIE
November 28, 2000:

*Trilogy Retail Enterprises, a private company run by Gerry Schwartz and his wife Heather Reisman, announced that it would make an offer to Chapters Inc. shareholders to purchase 4,888,000 common shares of the company at a cash price of $CAN 13 per share.…

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CHAPTERS FEATURE

BY MONICA DOBIE
THE CANADIAN book sector has seen its share of turbulence in the past 12 months. Last summer Larry Stevenson, a young, successful businessman at the helm of Chapters, the country’s largest book retailer, was pondering ways in which to expand the company further.…

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HEALTH & SAFETY INITIAITIVE

Alan Osborne
THE EUROPEAN Agency for Safety and Health at Work has published a series of good practice case studies from around the continent, in a bid to advise companies how to improve their record in protecting employees from harm.

Called Quality of Work: New Approaches and Strategies in Occupational Safety and Health, the report is available for free and focuses on initiatives in Britain, Spain, Ireland, France, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Finland.…

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CANADA STATISTICS

BY MONICA DOBIE, in Montreal, Canada
CANADIANS are drinking more and better beer, according to figures published by Statistics Canada, that indicate sales of imported beers have increased their market share by 25 per cent last year, capturing nine per cent of the total market.…

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BY MONICA DOBIE
CANADIAN book giant Chapters Inc has announced it plans to buy back all the outstanding shares of its Internet stable-mate Chapters Online. The parent company currently owns 69 per cent of its online operation, and it will offer Chapters Online shareholders one share in the parent company for every 7.14…

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