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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, December 17, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Visiting wives improve logging lifestyle By PAUL GESSELL BAIE COMEAU, Que. (CP) A logging camp may not be the most ideal spot to spend a honeymoon but if you work for Quebec North Shore Paper Co. Ltd., you can at least try for marital bliss in such a rugged setting. The company recently introduced a program allowing wives to visit camps for one week inter- vals, staying with their husbands, taking their meals in camp kitchens and in certain cases, mak- ing use of the company's transportation services. "It's good for said Edouard Lafond, the company's assistant general-manager of woodland operations. Many of the men, who otherwise would not see their wives for long periods of time, are now being treated to monthly visits. One employee's wife, said Mr. Lafond, travels every payday from a more populated area of Quebec to the dense bushland stretching between Labrador and the St. Lawrence River to collect her husband's wages. The man, he said, is an alcoholic, but manages to stay sober because of his wife's bimonthly visits. Company spokesmen, who list harmonious labor relations as one of their top priorities, feel that little touches like an occasional domestic reunion lessen discord. Next year, said Mr. Lafond, camping grounds will be constructed near two of the company's five logging sites for the use of employees' families. If the experience proves favorable, similar facilities, equipped with electricity and running water, will be installed near all the logging sites, he said. Quebec North Shore Paper Co. Ltd., which claims modern kitchen and recreation facilities, soon hopes to furnish taverns at some logging sites. Signs posted throughout the camps state that "no li- quor is allowed" but the rule is rarely enforced. HOME HARMONY CENTRE HAPPY NEW YEAR We sincerely hope everyone will join in the spirit of a very happy holiday with friends, family. For the pleasure of serving you, our heartfelt gratitude. if p4( P.O. Box 2470, TABER, Alberta Phone 223-4344 YOUR HOME TOWN APPLIANCE CENTRE APPLIANCES, TVs, STEREOS, RECORDS, FURNITURE We extend to our many valued Friends and Customers our Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for your patronage during 1974. We wish you continued success in 1975. 405 33rd Street North BARRCO EQUIPMENT LTD. Lethbridfle, Alberta Telephone 328-3166 or 328-7131 ;