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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta TuMdav. January 22, 1074 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD -3 It's cheaper to live in the West OTTAWA (CP) Sharply rising prices of imported oil for heating fuel and gasoline are helping boost living costs more swiftly in Eastern Canada than in western cities that benefit from frozen prices of Canadian produced oil, a Statistics Canada report showed Monday. The report listed December increases in housing and transportation costs in Eastern Canada double, triple or more the rises in most western areas, and blamed much of it on climbing costs of gasoline, heating and motor oil in the east. The latest living cost figures wrapping up 1973 also showed Eastern Canada generally harder hit by larger over-all increases in consumer prices than the West. And a companion report comparing price levels in various cities for the first time in recent years said tran- sportation costs were higher in Eastern Canada even before the effect of the steep price increases for imported oil. The report seems certain to increase demands from eastern officials at the federal-provincial energy conference opening here today for federal subsidies to ease the impact of soaring world oil prices. Although Prime Minister Trudeau has officially ended the old two-market oil policy that made Eastern Canada de- pendent on imported petroleum while reserving the western two-thirds of the na- tion for Canada's own oil, the eastern provinces won't get much benefit until the planned Sarnia-Montreal pipeline is completed in 1975 or later. EAST HIT HARD The December report on consumer prices showed these increases in over-all living costs for the month and for the entire 1973 year, respectively, in Eastern Canada: St. John's, Nfld., 1-4 per cent and 11.3 per cent; Halifa-t, five-tenths of one per cent and 8.9 per cent; Saint John, N.B., nine-tenths and 9.7; Montreal, six-tenths and 9.5; Quebec City, five-tenths and 10.8; Ottawa seven-tenths and 10.3. By comparison, Canadian cities west of the old Ottawa Valley oil policy line showed these increases for the month and for the year: Toronto, three-tenths of one per cent for the month and 7.8 per cent for the year; Winni- peg, four-tenths and 7.4; Saskatoon-Regina, three- tenths and 6.5; Edmonton- Calgary, six-tenths and 8.1; Vancouver, five-tenths and nine per cent; Thunder Bay, Ont., four-tenths and-8.7 per cent. The national average in- creases in over-all living costs were six-tenths of one per cent in December and 9.1 per cent for the year. Effects of rising imported oil prices didn't start showing up until late in the year, but by December were helping produce marked differences in retail prices between Eastern and Western Canada. December housing cost in- creases in eastern cities be- cause of higher fuel oil prices and other costs included Saint John's 2.4 per cent, Halifax 1.7, Saint John 1.8, Montreal 1.1, Quebec City 1.1 and Ot- tawa 1.2 per cent. In the West, December housing increases included six-tenths of one per cent each in Toronto, Winnipeg and Edmonton-Calgary, four- tenths in Saskatoon-Regina, five-tenths in Vancouver and seven-tenths in Thunder Bay. TRANSPORT UP Transportation costs that in- clude gasoline and motor oil also showed marked differences between East and West. Increases in eastern cities in December included 1.3 per cent each in St. John's, Halifax and Quebec City, 1.2 per cent in Saint John, 1.5 in Montreal, 2.4 in Ottawa. In the West, December transportation increases included three-tenths of one per cent in Toronto, two- tenths each in Winnipeg and Saskatoon-Regina, one-tenth each in Edmonton-Calgary and Vancouver, and four- tenths in Thunder Bay. The companion report on transportation costs showed that in October, before the major impact of oil price im- ports, it cost more to own and operate an automobile in Eastern Canada. Using 100 as a base for aver- age private transportation costs in all of Canada, it show- ed cost nine per-cent higher in St. John's, six per cent higher in Montreal, five per cent more expensive in Saint John DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN LETHBRIDGE Royalty at funeral Queen Elizabeth (left) leaves St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England, Monday with Queen Ingrid of Denmark followed by Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Bertil of Sweden following funeral services for the late Lady Patricia Ramsay, 87-year-old grand- daughter of Queen Victoria. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather For only SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge 33 27 Pincher Creek 31 24 Medicine Hat 32 23 Edmonton 12 4 Grande Prairie 18 -15 .04 Banff 20 Calgary 29 Victoria 41 18 12 35 .12 33 .80 Penticton....... 37 Prince George 28 15 .23 Kamloops....... 39 24 Vancouver...... 37 33 .37 Saskatoon.......24 Regina 24 Winnipeg 14 Toronto......... 43 Ottawa......... 41 _. __ Montreal .......V39 25 .59 St. John's....... 21 14 Halifax......... 37 26 .10 Charlottetown 32 23 .02 Fredericton..... 40 20 .50 Chicago 38 35 New York...... 54 Miami.......... 77 -5 .01 -2 .02 5 28 .05 29 .32 41 69 .87 Los Angeles 65 44 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat Today, mostly sunny, winds W20, high near 30 above. Lows near five below. Wednesday, cloudy, highs 10-15 above. Calgary Today, winds increasing to N15 near noon, occasional drifting snow, temperature falling to five above in the afternoon. Lows 5-10 below. Wednesday, cloudy with periods of light snow, highs near five above. Columbia, Kootenay Today, cloudy with periods of snow in the Columbia district. Clouding over this morning in the Kootenays with occasional snow during the afternoon and evening. Gusty winds at times this afternoon. Wednesday, cloudy with a few sunny periods. Highs both days in up- per 20s and lower 30s. Lows tonight 15 to 20. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness and mild with scattered snow showers mostly mountains to- day and Wednesday. Winds decreasing along east slopes today increasing again Wednesday. Highs today and Wednesday 30s upper 20s ex- treme northeast. Lows tonight 15 to 25. West of Continental Divide Cloudy and mild with scattered snow showers today and Wednesday. Highs both days 30s. Lows tonight 20s. RENN-CUPIT GRAIN ROLLERS OUST FREE ROLLED GRAIN LESS DIGESTING TROUBLES LESS WASTE IN HANDLING LOWER PROCESSING COST AVAILABLE NOW AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway, Box 1202 Phone 328-1161 ASMA Road Report as of Jan. 22 Highway 3, east, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat is bare with occasional slippery sections. Highway 3, west, Lethbridge to B.C. boundary is bare and dry with some slippery sections through the towns in the Crowsnest Pass. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coutts, Highway 5, Lethbridge to Cardston and Waterton and Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton are all bare and dry. Highway 2, north, Fort Macleod to Calgary and Ed- monton, generally bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Highway 2, south, Lethbridge to Carway is bare and dry. Highway 23, via Vulcan, mostly bare with some slippery section.s Highway 36, Taber to Brooks, bare and dry. well gve you the key to our bank. We think the Commerce Key Account is the best value you can get in a banking package. Not only do you get a complete package of banking services for only a month, you also get a preferred rate on most personal loans as a Key Account customer. a month, Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, east, Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current, bare and dry with oc- casional slippery patches. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, west, Calgary to Banff, mostly bare, Banff to Golden has one-half inch f new snow, some drifting and some slippery areas. Golden to Revelstoke, three and one-half inches of new snow, continu- ing plowing and sanding in progress. Revelstoke to Three Valley Gap, one inch of new snow. Banff-Jasper Highway, open from Lake Louise to Saskatchewan River Crossing. Closed from Saskatchewan River Crossing to Jasper. Banff-Radium Highway, three inches of new snow, plowing and sanding on slippery areas. 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