This year Canadians will pay 153,000 public school teachers salaries adding up to half a billion dollars. About two thousand of them will draw over $10,000; a few, over $14,000. Next year, almost every teacher in the country who hasn’t quit, retired, or reached the peak of the salary scale already, will automatically get a raise.By Rowntrees19 min
Without René Lévesque, many Quebeckers say, the Liberals would never have taken over the province. With him, according to the opposition and many members of his own party, the Liberals will never be able to run the province. And Lévesque? “Either French Canadians will no longer be second-class citizens in their own province, or there'll be a blowup"By KEN JOHNSTONE18 min
Without budging from the soft comfort of their easy chairs, except to put a sandwich together or uncap a cold bottle, the 2,700,000 members of the National Geographic Society — the biggest scientific organization in the world 1 have soared into the stratosphere in a giant balloon, 2 plummeted eighteen-and-a-half miles by parachute, 3 planted a flag on the North Pole, 4 hunted rare birds from an elephant’s howdah, 5 excavated prehistoric cities, 6 planted a flag on the South Pole.By Ian Sclanders17 min
One of the few men who knows — although even he can't really explain it in everyday words — is an eminent 31-yearold Montrealer named Morrel Bachynski. His business is basic research in something called plasma physics, and if the rest of us can't quite grasp how this branch of electronics is going to change the world, we can at least grasp what kind of a man Morrel Bachynski isBy JANICE TYRWHITT16 min
International track star Bruce Kidd works, and works out, about fourteen hours a day. This shouldn't surprise anybody, his father says, but it does—not because Bruce is so unusual, but because so many other youngsters never get a chance to put all their mind and muscle to work
Radioactive fallout 500 times greater than “normal” descended on vast tracts of Canada during the third week of September, 1961—a few weeks ago. The federal health department scientists who made the measurements at twentyfour air monitoring stations across the country almost certainly compared the September fallout level with “normal” levels uneasily, for they really had no idea what normal levels might be.By J. TUZO WILSON11 min
James Goad was three decks down in the aircraft carrier Nabob when a torpedo blew him into a classic nightmare: trapped between rising water and a steel deckhead, in an apparently sinking ship. He lived, while 21 men died around him.By TERENCE ROBERTSON11 min
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