September 5, 1994

PEGGY MEETS THE BOYS CLUB 3031
COVER

PEGGY MEETS THE BOYS CLUB

Peggy Witte stood the old mining fraternity on its ear with her play for Lac
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SPORTS

Diamond in the rough

Strike-weary fans opt for minor-league baseball
A monster in their midst 1415
CANADA

A monster in their midst

He is arguably New Brunswick’s most infamous criminal. An overweight man with a porcupine-quill haircut, he appeared almost grandfatherly last week as he sat wearing baggy jeans and a plaid shirt in the witness box in the Burton, N.B., courtroom.
Apocalypse when? 2223
CANADA

Apocalypse when?

A United Nations plan to limit global population growth triggers an acrid war of words
Looking for trouble 1819
SPECIAL REPORT

Looking for trouble

Tad Homer-Dixon s prophesies for a crowded planet have, created a stir in Washington
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TELEVISION

Eve of destruction?

A special explores the dangers of global consumerism
The spy who did too much 1213
CANADA

The spy who did too much

In the grey, tangled ethics of espionage and paid informants, there has always been only a thin and tenuous line between acting a part and living it. In one famous example in Russia in 1908, Yakov Sverdlov, one of five members of the Bolshevik Organization in St. Petersburg, worried that his group had been infiltrated by a government informant.
Fiction’s ringmaster 5455
BOOKS

Fiction’s ringmaster

John Irving’s new novel, A Son of the Circus, is a complex tale that teems with crazy life
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE 2627
WORLD

THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE

Mexico’s PRI claims its 12th consecutive victory
Gazing across a great divide 5657
COLUMN

Gazing across a great divide

Communication, communication. It destroys marriages and can destroy countries. That would be lack of communication of course. Ask any marriage counsellor. The battle for Quebec as a part of Canada runs along the same lines. The separatist leaders claim that the rest of Canada doesn’t understand the Québécois, didn’t understand the importance of Meech Lake, won’t understand what a “distinct society” means.
LETTERS 44_1
LETTERS

LETTERS

‘Only in Canada’
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HISTORY

An island of death and memory

They came to honor the dead and to remember a tragedy. About 400 people, most of them Irish-Canadian, arrived by boat at Grosse-Ile, a beautiful but uninhabited island in the St. Lawrence River, 48 km northeast of Quebec City. They commemorated the thousands of impoverished Irish immigrants who died of typhus and cholera while quarantined at the island in the mid19th century.
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THE NATION'S BUSINESS

Calling Jacques Parizeau’s bluff

Many fear that a PQ victory will mean another constitutional talk-fest. No way. Once Parizeau’s in, Quebec’s out.
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