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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta DectnUMr me 11 Canadians plan normal Christmas By CHRISTOPHER CARROLL Canadian Press Staff Writer Canadians apparently may. expect a normal Christmas this year despite the energy crisis and unseasonably mild temperatures throughout parts of Canada. The requests for cutbacks in energy consumption do not seem to have affected the Christmas spirit and predic- tions by weathermen indicate a cooler trend developing for the festive season. There may even be snow in some areas. A Cross-Canada survey by The Canadian Press shows that while most centres in Canada have not yet had much snow Canadians are doing their Christmas shopping as usual. Shoppers in Vancouver are flocking to department stores in larger numbers than last store spokesmen said. Merchants in Calgary and in the Mari- times all echo the same feelings that sales are increasing and business is good. LAID OFF STAFF However in hit by a strike involving the city transit one downtown store has laid off workers because of reduced income. Store spokesmen said the strike might mean an ex- ceptionally busy last-minute rush to shop whether the transit strike is settled or not. In Dec. the temperature climbed to 59 the 1948 record of have been out in force. weather doesn't seem to be affecting us at a department store spokesman said. Christmas I don't believe there is anything that slows it down. Business is In as in St. Winnipeg and other the streets are brightly decorated. Aid. Owen Mann in Regina said city council rejected a suggestion that decoration lights be turned off. He said such a move be but not very practical since the energy saving would be LIGHTS REDUCED But in street lighting has been reduced this year in a move to conserve energy. In one city where.the weather has been residents are faced with a busy month. Besides a heavy sports there are many theatre presentations and carollers are singing throughout the city. In St. entertainment plans include children's plays at the city arts and cultural centre. The 69th annual Santa Claus parade started the festive season in Toronto Nov. 17. Police officials estimated more than lined the streets to see the parade. In temperatures 10 degrees above normal and intermi'ierit showers have not daunted spokesmen for major department stores said. are buying like there was never the possibility of buying a spokesman said. Oltt LAUNDERETTES CAN HELP YOU KEEP KLEAN Feel free to ask about any or coin drycleaning questions you may have. We are here to take the bjues out of wash day.by our promise of S ERVICE PEED AVING ATISFACTION NORTH PLAZA COIN-0-MAT 61413th St. N. THE BIG LAYOUT at 1263 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-8944 With Coin Dryclnnlng and attended Monday to lo p.m. Christmas street decorations in Toronto We'll Put You in a New Pontiac for Just s 2792 PONTIAC ASTRE Right We're Big on We're Big on We're Big on Small COMPARE the Canadian-Built Astre with VW Super Beetle Datsun 510 Toyota Corona Cortina Vega Colt Pinto Mazda PONTIAC-ASTRE Price it at... EMERSON'S of Pontiac Buick CMC 18 In Stock ASTRE... Right Right ENERSON'S of nn Ath Aua Talenhnno ;