November 9, 1981

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COVER

Why you can’t get there from here

It was as if all the railway whistles in the land were turned up full and orchestrated into a single wounded shriek. From the smallest way station to the floor of the House of Commons, thousands of Canadians protested this month’s Via Rail cuts.
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EDUCATION

The crisis in universities

There is no money to repair the leaking roof of the University of Manitoba’s antiquated Earth Sciences building. There is no money to replace the 40-year-old microscopes or the 80-year-old set of rock samples; no money for new books; no money to hire enough teaching assistants.
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DATELINE

The clock winds down on a legend

Though the French Foreign Legion still cherishes its tradition, the corps’ glory fades
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Western Resorts: busting into the big leagues

Lake together Louise, comprise Sunshine and the most Norquay varied skiing in Canada and their proximity to the motels and après-ski of Banff means skiers have access to a town that is larger and more diversified than most ready-built ski villages.
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PROFILE

A sailor in search of the perfect wind

Watson's appointment as host of CBS Cable is the latest in a staggering list of credits
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SPORTS

Canadian soccer’s golden chance

Football—or soccer, as it is called in North America—is by any measurement the most popular sport in the world. Ingenious in its simplicity, compelling in its intricacy and variety, soccer is played by and before more people in more countries than any game on earth.
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LETTERS

Your cover article Rich Versus Poor: One Last Chance (Oct. 26) outlines well the problems facing the world’s poor. You show how we, the rich nations, are in part responsible for the poor’s plight and that we must act to solve the gross inequality.
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U.S.A.

One more for the Great Persuader

When Iowa Senator Roger Jepsen joined the official American delegation to Moshe Dayan’s funeral, the Israeli Embassy in Washington promptly cabled Jerusalem. The message: arrange for Jepsen to meet Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Defence Minister Ariel Sharon.
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THIS CANADA

In the belly of a cold-blooded killer

Despite the discomforts, submariners relish the blend of informality and expertise on the job
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X-Country resorts: Rancho Deluxe

Alpine skiing's ancient cousin, cross-country, has become almost as popular as hockey in Canada. No matter what the downhill lovers tell you, nothing quite compares with the open spaces, rolling hills, untouched forests and the simple quiet found while sliding along on skinny skis.
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