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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - December 5, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaTed Roberts passed die test in the Arctic. Ted Roberts was challenged by the Job and the weather. And he met both challenges. On a special exercise in the Arctic. As a member of the Canadian armed forces he received extensive training in a number of technical and tactical skills. But the real test came on the Tundra. At Well below Zero. When he demonstrated a thorough knowledge of cold weather operations techniques. Ted Roberts joined the Canadian armed forces for a lot of different reasons. He wanted to prove himself under pressure. And he wanted a steady income. An Opportunity for promotion. A Chance to travel. To make new friends. Ted s getting All this with the Canadian armed forces. Plus something extra. The Chance to do something really worthwhile. Are you could you handle it Ito a wow some bus rides you never forget the idea for our article on bus travel by Ernest Hillen see Page 8 first took shape when a Friend of mine said he was travelling out to the West bus. By i queried. He assured me that was the Case because he had the time and wanted to have a Good look at this big country of ours. When he returned he was very enthused about the trip. Which rather amazed me because my memories of bus travel were not All that pleasant. There was one lengthy ride in Cuba for instance. The people who jammed the rickety old bus were Friendly. The problem was that the animals and chickens they brought along with them were even More Friendly. And i found it a mite difficult to enjoy the scenery whip fending off the overtures of a rather Large Goat. Then there was Egypt. There the would be bus passengers were held behind a wooden Barrier until the bus arrived. At that moment the Barrier was lifted and the crowd sprinted for the vehicle s one door. The first time i tried it. A Small child cannily beat me out by trip Ping me. The second Lime around i almost made it to the door Only to be straight armed by a Sweet old lady. The third time around though i had Learned my lesson. And i got into the bus without losing any More than two buttons from my jacket. My one memory of travelling by bus in Canada concerns a charming Young girl i once encountered As a seat mate. During the three hour trip we chatted gaily and finally she gave me her address. That night All slicked up. I knocked on the door at the address she had Given me. A Large Sailor opened the door. I was Young and naive in those Days so i assumed this must be her brother. So i asked to see my erstwhile seat companion. But the Large Sailor was not her brother and i am probably one of the few people who can truthfully say he was the victim of a bus Accident while the vehicle in question was several Hundred mites away. But when my Friend who likes his Comfort and is pretty knowledgeable about travel told me he had enjoyed his Cross roof try bus ride and when we discovered thai each year canadians like around 70 million bus rides it occurred to me thai maybe things had changed. Hillen volunteered to find out and came Back to report that in deed things have changed. A bus ride today is a pleasurable affair especially m areas where the scenery is great. And As the scenery is great practically anywhere in Canada this i Dottl in this country a bus ride can be fan

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