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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Broaden Pacific export potential B.C. railway expected to have economic impact on the Prairies By RICHARD ANCO Canadian Press Staff Writer British Columbia's railway thrust into the resource-rich northwest area of the province is expected have an eco- nomic impact on the Prairies by broadening the Pacific ex- port potential. A million 10-year federal- provincial plan to extend rail- way system to the Yukon bor- der will open up 27 million acres of mineral and forest land east of the Alaska panhandle. Prince just south of the is to be oped into a major Pacific port to handle exports from the re- gion and ease growing pres- sures on Vancouver For northern Alberta espe- the road and port program will mean better serv- ices for products moving to the coast. A northern port could handle Prairie agri- and manufactured goods. have long felt this would be an important step in opening up Western says the Edmonton Chamber of Com' merce. But a B.C. railway to the Yu- kon may also be a flanking move that could pull the rug oui from long consid- ered the transportation gateway to ttie North. NEEDS MONEY Projected northern develop- including Mackenzie Val- ley natural gas and oil pipe- will require economic and reliable supply networks. Any advantage B.C. gains on Alberta in supplying the North is a major disadvantage to Ed- one official said. Northern terminus of the B.C. rail line is to be Lower on the B.C.-Yukon border. Thai could be- a jump-off point for a federal railway into the Yukon that may eventually connec with a privately-owned narrow- gauge line between Skagway. and Whitehorse. Lower Post was suggested by B.Ck Premier Dave Barrett ear- lier this year as the starting point for an oil-carrying railway to ferry oil from Alaska to southern markets. His dream evaporated with U.S. approval of the trans-Alaska pipeline and Soap Box Derby cars under probe Colo. Tte district attorney's office here said Saturday it is continuing to investigate the building of two winning Soap Box Derby cars to see whether any adults were in volved in breaking derby rules. we do develop information that an adult has said Assistant District Attorney Wil- liam going after The Investigation developed after the winner at this year's derby in was dis- qualified because his gravity powered car was equipped with an electromagnetic device. The car was built by James of Boulder. Robert a cousin of won the 1972 national derby. Wise said the 1972 car has disappeared and the father of the Robert Lange has been on a business trip and u n a v a i 1 a b 1 e for comment. Lange is James Gronen's uncle James has lived witii the Langes since his father died two years ago. Wise said the investigation has developed several But he said are not in a position to file criminal He said investigators have learned that the 1972 car was built by the Lange youth at the Lange Ski Boot in Colo. infor- mation shows that Bobby Lange built the car he said. information also indicates Chat he was supervised and ad- vised by several Lange employ- which is within the rules. The rules say advice and coun- sel on the building of the cars is He said the initial reason for seeking the 1972 car was to clear up any questions of pos- sible wrongdoing in that race. OUTPRICED Ont. David Ashdown was stuck with problem. Last year he bought three bottles of Chateau Mbu- ton-Rothschild 1967 for a bottle. according to con- each bottle to worth more than no one's willing to pay Ashdown that price fcr his precious wine. Things an getting so desperate he's thinking of Uttng the only JLdK m OTMK tanker oil but it may not be tost forever. The province will be footing bill for million of the joint railway which could generate Jobs in resource industries. Another jobs could follow in the service in- dustry. Key to the northward push is the British Columbia formerly known as the Pacific Great Eastern and jokingly re- ferred to as the railway that went from no place to nowhere. Founded in the PGE never showel a profitable fu- ture until it became an in- strument of provincial govern- ment policy in the mid-19508 un- der W. A. C. Bennett. Rechris- tened British Columbia Rail- it now has assets of more than million and ranks third behind Canada's trans- continental Canadian National Railways and Cana- dian Pacific. A 40-mile proposed link up the Fraser Valley will join the B.C. line'with existing CNR and CP Rail tracks. This will allow the two national railways to switch trains to the B.C. line when the avalanche-prone Fraser Canyon is blocked. British Columbia which now runs from Van- couver through Prince George and into gas and wheat country of northeastern has been turning a net including carrying charges on since 1967. Last year's net was on gross revenues of up from 000 and million in 1971. Basically a natural resource the railway already winds its way over rugged tar- dimting from sea level to an elevation of ieet through two mountain ranftt and over more than 300 Future extensions promise to no leas nigged. If you were in Canada by November and have remained here a visitor or without legal status these are the things you gain if you make our country your country. 1 2 3 4 You won't be penalized because you entered or remained in Canada illegally. You gain the opportunity to apply during a period of relaxed rules. You could qualify to become a landed immigrant if you meet any one of the following if you have a job or the prospect of a you have dose family relationships in you have made an effort to improve your if you can present any other evidence that you can adapt to life in Canada. If you don't make even under the easy you retain your important right to appeal the decision to an independent appeal board. If you make you will eventually have the right to apply for Canadian which gives you the vote. 6 7 8 Once you become a you may travel throughout the world on a Canadian passport As soon as you are you may daim aH the rights of a permanent Canadian and will have every chance to work towards better job opportunities. You gain freedom from the constant fear of and need no longer look over your shoulder everywhere you or think twice about everything you do. You gain the opportunity to participate fuHy in the life of the country. These are the things you lose if you don't apply for landed immigrant status 1 2 3 4 5 6 October You will lose forever the opportunity to become a landed immigrant by applying from within Canada. You lose the right to appeal a future deportation order to an independent appeal board. You may lose the chance of coming back to Canada if you visit your homeland again. Which means that you might have seen your friends and relatives in Canada for the last time. You will never have the right to vote in You may lose chances for job because you can't take the risk that someone will find out about you. You may be exploited by unscrupulous and kept at an unfair wage level because you can't afford to complain. 7 You lose your peace of because after midnight October you will again be subject to prosecution if you entered or remained in Canada illegally. You lose the opportunities that should be open to all in this rich and growing country. We want you to have all these things. Until midnight October we're going to make it easy for you to make our country your country. For further or visit your nearest Canada Immigration if there isn't one near your nearest Canada Manpower Centre. given by Canadian Immigration Officers are Canada Immigration Centres are open to receive weekdays from am to pm and Saturdays from am to and from am to midnight October 15. and Immigration Robert Minister Maln-d'oeuvre et Immigration Robert ;