Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, February 23, 1971 lying Figure skating should be ium, says Petra Burka CONSUMER WEEK - Mayor Andy Anderson signs the official proclamation making March 1-6 Consumer Week in Lethbridge as well as the rest of Canada. Keeping a watchful eye on His Worship are left, Frances Schultz, and right, Fran Hiscocks, of Lethbridge branch of the Canadian Association of Consumers. Consumers count to CAC OTTAWA - Question: how many consumers are there in Canada? Answer: precisely the equivalent of the Canadian population at any given moment. In other words, everyone is a consumer from birth to death. And that is the whole point of Consumer Week in Can a d a which is from March 1-6 this year. Consnmers' Association of Canada (CAC) sponsors this week to highlight the fact that consumers are the economy itself. Without them there would be no economy. CAC is the only organized body of consumers which represents everyone in contact with governments and industry. Since it was formed in 1947 it has brought about changes in labelling of drugs, household chemicals, children's clothing, fabrics and foods, as well as being instrumental in the introduction of consumer protective legislation. This year the 65,000 - member organization is offering leadership in rejection of non-returnable beverage containers which CAC consider a major land pollutant in the nation. This view is being emphasized during Consumer Week in add- Hazardous labelling problem to industry OTTAWA (CP) - Canadian industry is having a hard time complying with deadlines for regulations set out almost a year ago on the labelling of hazardous products, the consumer affairs department revealed. As a result, the department is soon to issue revisions to clarify the intent of some regulations and to extend the date by which certain products must be relabelled for retail sale. The department says Canadian industry has run into severe practical difficulties in redesigning and reprinting labels for several thousand household products by the original deadline of June 1. Without some easing of the dead lines, failure to comply with the regulations by June 1 could result in a 1,000 fine or six montlis in prison or both on summary conviction, or two Well-known skater visits cit years in prison for an indictable offence. EASE DEADLINE The department says that to reduce "the expense involved for the industry and the consumer" it has been decided to ease deadline requirements for products with a lower degree of hazard. These products essentially those r e q u i r ing caution and warning signs would still have to comply with labelling requirements at the point of retail sale would be Feb. 28, 1972. The labels of a large portion of these products already contain quite extensive warning information, the department said Tuesday. Products with the highest <*e-gree of hazard-a poisonous or corrosive effect - would have to appear at the retail level bearing at least the word "danger" and appropriate symbol prescribed in the regulations by June 1. However, manufacturers would be allowed to "overlabel" such products until Feb. 28, 1971. A new sticker could be placed over the current labels. ition to the slogan, "Consum era Count!" In announcing the campaign CAC president Jean M. Jones said that for the past few years the orgarrizat i o n's emphasis during Consumer Week in Canada has concentrated upon consumer education and co-operation with industry and governments. This year, she continued, "We hope to demonstrate the real power of organized consumers across Canada by exerting purchasing pressure against non - returnable beverage containers. The CAC president, in calling attention to the Association's long - standing requests for legislation to ban non - returnable bevarage containers, stated: "We feel that banning of non - returnable glass containers solely, would be an iuv fair competitive advantage to the manufacturers of cans, re suiting in the probable increase of canned beverage containers, without solving the basic problem." It was pointed out that CAC's objection to non - returnable beverage containers incl u d e d beer, wine and spirits containers and not only soft drinks The Association's basic recommendation is that legislation is required for beverages to be sold in standard returnable containers, with a significant deposit which will ensure their return. By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor | ACK of Ice time, good judges, and public backing are three areas which are still lacking for Canadian figure skaters says Petra Burka, former World Figure Skating champion. Miss Burka stopped over in the city as part of a 16-day Canadian tour for the Canadian Figure Skating Association. Although the public is becoming more attuned to figure skating, she said the judging is still a concern. "The standards of regional figure skating competitions is set by how high the judges set them, how high they mark com petitors. If their standards are low, then the calibre of skating will be lower." Miss Burka said it is more difficult for smaller centres to benefit from professional ad' vice. "The professional either has to include the centre on a circuit trip, or students have to travel to the larger centre. Either way it is unsatisfactory and expensive. Bringing judges in for competitions is expensive, too." "It's unfortunate that it costs so much to reach top competl tions. Fees can run to $16 an hour. I've seen families do without luxuries so that a child can continue in figure skating." It can put pressure on the young skater, too, knowing so much is at stake. "A teacher must give everyone in a class equal attention Out of a class of 150 students there might be 30 who have something special. But it is the 120 who are paying for the class, not the 30." She said it's often the mother who pushes the youngster on skates at three "before they even know what skating is" and keeps them at it. "The child has to want to skate. Skating should be fun.' About six or seven is the best age to begin lessons, says Miss Burka. She began her own figure skating at this age and was coached by her mother, Mrs. Ellen Burka, until at 14, she was a triple gold medallist. In 1961 she won the junior Canadian championships, was placed on the Canadian world team in 1962 and came fourth in the world championships. In 1964 she placed third in this same competition and was fits in the ear like this Zenith'? ffrtiirkable Z-70 is Just one of 13 duality Zenith hearing ;i:'ls._ One of thorn might bo just right (or you. 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Sessions will be held at the Family Y beginning Saturday morning at 9:30. All interested persons are welcome to attend. bronze medallist in the Winter Olympics. In 1965 Miss Burka captured the Canadian, North American and World championships, and was named Canada's outstanding athlete of the year by both sports editors and women's editors of Canada. Miss Burka's work is still with figure skating with the Fitness and Amateur Sports Directorate of the national health and welfare department. Her competitive skating days are over. "I don't skate as well as I used to. It can't last forever. It's something you have to accept." She wishes that figure skating could be more familiar to Canadians. "I helped at the figure skating competitions at the Winter Olympics in Saskatoon last week, and (here just wasn't time to explain what a skater got points for. People really don't understand about an elbow being too low or your feet in the right position." While acknowledging the need for better public relations tfjeough and with the news media, Miss Burka shuns the limelight for herself. "Imagine being Princess Anne and having people point out everything you do and sav." She likes to encourage young children to skate, and stresses the need for boys. "In Canada boys think they must be like Bobby Orr or Bobby Hull to be a man, In Europe, the men figure skating champions are heroes." Compliments were paid to two of Canada's own - Karen Magnussen, who is a likely prospect for the World Championships being held this week in Lyons, France, and Don Jackson, Canadian and North American Men's Champion. She calls Mr. Jackson the best male skater in the world. He's skating better than ever, she added. Mr. Jackson is to be the featured soloist with the Leth-bridge and District Figure Skating Carnival March 5 and 6. Even the champions have spills, she said. It's not a bad mark against the skater, however, the judges simply score what figures were completed. It's hard to assure the youngsters they mustn't feel badly when they fall, she smiles, they think they must never fall. It's easy to imagine young skaters accepting Miss Burka's advice and attempting to follow in the blades of a champion. A champion, and a very charming young woman. A MAID AND TWO MISSES - Petra Burka, internationally acclaimed figure skater, met with budding skaters and member* of the Lethbridge Figure Skating Club Wednesday. She gave two happy four-year-old misses Lisa Jaykovich, Lethbridge, left, and Brenda Ikebuchi, Taber, right, a helping hand. Abortion issue before nurses OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian Nurse, a magazine published by the Canadian Nurses Association, says nurses it has polled want the association to support the removal of abortion provisions from the Criminal Code, It gave comments from 13 nurses, but did not say whether more had responded. 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