Canadian Business Review, The, established in 1974, was a quarterly published by the Conference Board of Canada from its headquarters in Ottawa. With a circulation of about 8000, it fulfilled the same role in Canada as the board's US magazine, Across the Board, did in that country.
The hard work of Donald Fraser, a seasoned British newspaper reporter in his late forties, was one reason the Fraser River gold rush of 1858 attracted people from so many different countries. Fraser wrote voluminously for the world's most famous newspaper, The Times of London.
It is an unwritten rule of journalism that big stories often appear when - and where - they are least expected. These days, that adage also applies to the business itself, where newspapers seem to make news as much as report it. Consider last week, which began with the launch of Southam Inc.