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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Dotombor 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 5 Popularity in vehicles continues rapid rise Regulations governing operation of snowmobile machines tightening By KLAUS JONAS Canadian Press Staff Writer As he popularity ol snow mobiles continues its rapid rise lliis the net of regulations governing the ma chines is Alarmed by the deaths of 93 persons in snowmobile acci dents last year and the sombre prediction by the Can ada Safety Council that about 100 will be killed this the federal department of transport recently published a set of proposed regulations that would control everything from the candlepower of the lights of the machines to the cutting edge of their The regulations are de signed for incorporation in the Motor Vehicle Safety ex pected to be proclaimed early in Provincial have moved in their areas of jurisdiction to make snowmobiling a lessfatal pas A CrossCanada Survey by The Canadian Press shows that all provinces other than Prince Ed ward Island and Nova Scotia have special regulations at he ready this year to keep the ubiquitous snowtrackers in CAN BE JAILED In Ontario you can be fined for driving your machine on railway In Alberta you may he jailed for 30 days for going hunting with The Newfoundland govern ment passed enabling legisla tion at the last session of the legislature but regulations are not yet Resources Minister Callahan said the government is not anxious to restrict snowmobiles particularly in the northern part of the province and in Labrador where they have re placed dog But he said he would like to see forthcoming regulations cover age and re stricted Hunting from snowmobiles is forbidden in Newfoundland under alreadyexisting Prince Edward Island and Scotia both forbid the use of snowmobiles on high ways but have no legislation forbidding hunting with An official of the wildlife di vision of the Nova Scotia lands and forests department said snowmobiles are not widely used for hunting in his and there is hardly any game on Prince Edward RESTRICT TEENAGERS Legislation governing the use of snowmobiles in New Brunswick was passed last April and is expected to be proclaimed Under registration of publiclyused machines is compulsory teenagers under 10 arc restricted from cross ing highways and snowmo biles may not operate within 25 feet of the travelled portion of highways except for the purpose of Using snowmobiles to chase game is prohibited by the provinces Game the province with the greatest number of snow mobile deaths last of the operation on or crossing of highways with out a regular driving The province levies a regis tration A spokesman for the trans p o r t department said the province has special police squads on snowmobiles to pa trol the main areas where snowmobiling is Irwin minister of transport for said lie is confident that laws enacted during the last two years will reduce last years death toll of The laws require the licen sing of persons using snowmo biles along highways regis tration of all ir respective of where they are and mandatory report ing of all accidents involving injuries or damage over Tlie laws also give municipali ties wide powers to control Peoples wants to save you a lot of money on Christmas shopping dare you New Schick Retractable Shaver Click to click to click to Solid state motor for nopull Exclusive self sharpening Stainless steel Completely selfcontained re tractable unit with clipon cord storage Handsome metal framed gift Full one year Special low NO MONEY DOWN compare This more than ever your gift dollar buys more than ever before at Peoples Credit Shop around compare its Home of Friendly for ALL your Holiday Philips Coquette Ladys stainless steel head and blades and com fortstyled handle for quick nopull Complete with deluxe metalframed travelling Tremedous Only NO MONEY DOWN When it comes to values in Christmas come to Peoples Brother Charger II Portable Typewriter Full 84 character 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licence plates in tire except north of the 53rd All persons operating snow mobiles must hold driving lic ences and persons under 18 must have written consent of their Operation is not allowed on public roads in ditches alongside and all machines must be equipped with N o legislation outlawing hunting by snowmobiles has been passed in Manitoba to date but Transport Minister Joe Borowski recently indi cated which way his feelings are Any he who will chase an animal down with a machine or a plane to clobber it ought to be clob bered In snowmo biles must be registered and cannot be operated within city limits or on the travelled por tion of a provincial Regulations enacted this year say the vehicles cannot be used to pursue or disturb wild animals or The Alberta Vehicles Act requires that the machines be registered and that operators must be at least 14 years oW to cross BANNED FROM ROADS The act bans snow vehicles from any portion of a highway parking lane or in eluding ditches along the Passengers must dismount before the machine is driven across a Use of snowmobiles for hunting is prohibited in al most all of the foothills and mountain regions of western Alberta from midnight until noon during the hunting sea It is also illegal to shoot at game within 50 yards of the information officer for the department of lands and said the law was passed because snowmo biles were driving game into inaccessible making It difficult for other The British Columbia gov ernment charges a licence end a registration Opera tors obtain a police per mit to drive snowmobiles on highways or unimproved If used on the machines must meet standards of other motor vehi Despite a request by the British Columbia Wildlife legislation limit ing the use of snowmobiles for hunting has not been The federation said the ma chines have been used to run down and unless that public sympathy may swing in favor of banning hunting But despite tighter regula tions across the snowmobile manufacturers have predicted a record Last year about of the machines were operating in the This they this figure will be close to one Alberta wants earlier date for pension plan increase EDMONTON CP The government of Alberta wants to see the date of implementation of increased Canada Pension Plan benefits The federal white paper on income security calls for in creased old disabled and widow pension but says they cannot be made be fore Ray Alberta social development said that during consultation with John federal health and wel fare Munro indi cated earlier dates would be possible if there was a con census among the Alberta supports the concept of in which a means test is used to determine the eligibility of a person for as Speaker Inexpensive Holiday Gifts For Friends and Family FROM OUR VILLAGE GARDEN Scented rosebud giant rosebud Bon Bon guest bath size wash shorty shower bath sachet spray and ft AA GIFT BOXED FROM MARLY Fragrant Sachet Tablets and Pomanders For clothing bags and n 1 A Makes a lovely FROM I W NEW Just Arrived DECORATED CERAMIC TOOTH PASTE SQUEEZERS From Be the PRINTED LINEN TEA TOWELS Colorful stocking stuffers for Gold Plated Filagree Powder perfume jewel soap dishes 1 A and FROM I fl LEE Men Only Hanging slack This unique rack utilizes previously unused NOW hang your slacks directly under your Holds 8 pair AO slacks on non slip vinyl cushions SUNBURST CERAMICS GOURMET LINE celery FROM CENTRE VILLAGE and 13th 3271303 HANDCRAFTED BY IRENE Resin wall plaques color SEE YVES SAINT LAURENT AND PIERRE CARDINS LATEST ORIGINALS Their new calfeclion for bed ond bath as advertised in DecemberHouse AT THE STORE YOULL LOVE MOST GOLDEN DOLPHIN BATH BOUTIQUE f CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Phone 3271323 ;