August 18, 2002 |
Jeff Isaak plunged his fingers into dirt where a humble home site stood 150 years ago, plucked out a tiny piece of ceramic and handed it to archeologist Doug Wilson. "Staffordshire transfer print, blue and white," Wilson said at a glance. That was fancy stuff for the village of the working poor that supported the once-mighty Hudson's Bay Co. at Ft. Vancouver and its vast empire in the Northwest in the early and mid-1800s.
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July 22, 1999
Cold Snap That Lasted 200 to 400 Years Two vast glacial lakes that long ago gushed out of what is now northern Canada into the North Atlantic caused the most abrupt cold snap of the past 10,000 years, researchers at the University of Colorado in Boulder report in today's Nature. They estimate that more than 1 trillion cubic meters of water drained from the Agassiz and Ojibway lakes in the Hudson Bay region about 8,200 years ago, when a natural ice dam burst.
February 7, 1998 |
Hudson's Bay Co. agreed to buy discount retailer Kmart Canada Co. for $168 million, including debt, and will fire 4,000 to 6,000 employees after it combines the newly acquired business with its Zellers chain. Toronto-based Hudson's Bay, Canada's largest retailer, said it will merge its 298 Zellers discount stores with Kmart Canada's 112 locations and close more than 40 of the combined companies' stores. The dismissals represent as much as 8.
August 28, 1994 |
Can't bear the heat? Search out polar bears in the snowy cold of Churchill, a town on the west coast of central Canada's Hudson Bay. Two nine-day trips leave from Winnipeg, Canada, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25. The bears congregate in this area every October on their annual migration as they wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze over. From the safety of giant "tundra buggies," travelers journey onto the tundra each day and observe the bears up close.
December 4, 1988
THE MASK by Dean R. Koontz (Berkley: $4.50). A deceptively angelic-looking girl appears to be the answer to a childless couple's prayers. 50 by Avery Corman (Ivy: $3.95). Doug Gardner, a divorced Manhattan sportswriter, approaches this coming of age with trepidation, frustration and finally renewed purpose. LIE DOWN IN ROSES by Shannon Drake (Charter: $4.50). During the War of the Roses, Lady Genevieve offers her hand to a nefarious suitor to save the family castle. HEY JACK!
October 2, 1985 |
Rock Hudson lost a months-long struggle with AIDS early today, dying of the incurable disease he personally chose to bring to the attention of a concerned and puzzled world. The once archetypally rugged and handsome actor, whose film triumphs carried him into a successful television career, died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home. He was 59. His publicist, Dale Olson, said only members of his staff were present when he died at 9 a.m.