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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Western premiers in accord West can't rely on Ottawa any more to develop West By JOHN DODD SASKATOON (CP) The four western premiers agreed Thursday not to rely on Ottawa any more to develop the West. Instead, the four western governments will create an industrial development strategy among themselves and try to eliminate the present competition between provinces over the location of new projects, the premiers said They told a news conference at the conclusion of a two-day meeting that Ottawa has con- sistently failed to live up to its promises to help industrial de- velopment in Western Canada. They would still accept fed- eral help, but would do what- ever possible to help each other for the over-air benefit of the whole region. "If any industry could be more appropriately located in Alberta, it would be foolish for B.C. to go after the same in- said Premier Dave Barrett. "We are in agreement with the concept of balanced growth, not growth for growth's sake." SET STRATEGY Premier Ed Schreyer of Manitoba said a regional development strategy for Western Canada is possible with different areas specializing in different industries. Premier Peter Lougheed of Alberta said Western develop- ment now must be based on each area's potential, geogra- phy and special needs. "I know Albertans would en- dorse that approach." Premier Allan Blakeney of Saskatchewan said new inter- provincial co-operation will "give extra emphasis to proc- essing of raw materials right here in the West." Under the new plan, ministers of industry in each western province would consult with each other before bidding for industrial developments in their own regions. The plan is to be assessed more fully at the next meeting of the premiers to be held in B.C. within six to eight months. Howe.ver, interprovincial cooperation on a joint development strategy is to begin immediately. ASSESS PROMISES The premiers conference was called to assess federal promises to give the West the. same chance of development as other regions of Canada. The four leaders agreed that Ottawa had failed, particularly the federal department of industry, trade and commerce. It's efforts to help the West GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 45 34 Pincher Creek 42 32 .04 Medicine Hat 41 33 Edmonton 18 -2 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Calgary Today, mainly sunny, cloudy periods-with snowflurries near' the mountains. Winds west 15-20 and gusty this afternoon, highs 3540. Lows near 10 above. Saturday, mainly sunny. Highs 35-40. Medicine Hat Today, mainly sunny, winds west 15- 20. Highs 35-40. Lows near 10 above. Saturday, mainly sunny, highs 35-40. Columbia, Kootenay Mostly cloudy today and Saturday Isolated snowflurries near the ridges. Highs both days 35 to 40. Lows tonight mid and upper 20s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Considerable cloudiness and warm today with scattered showers in the mountains and not so windy along the east slopes of the Rockies. Saturday .continued mild with showers mostly in the west portion. Highs today 50 to 60 west and south 40 to 50 northeast. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Saturday 45 to 55 west and north 55 to 60 southeast. West of Continental Divide Occasional showers and continued mild through Saturday. Snow likely Saturday in the higher mountains. Highs 40 to 50. Lows 25 to 35. Sure Weigh Scale 3000 Iba. portable, aami-portabto ana parmaiwnt slock acahi Stool holding pon and transport Still at reasonable prices at GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY BOX 1202 PHONE 328-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m. March 1, 1971. Highway 3 east. Lethbridge to Medicine Hat. generally- bare and dry with sections of black ice in the Maple Creek area and through the towns. Highway 3 west. Lethbridge to Fort Macleod and B.C. boundary, mainly bare and dry with occasional slippery sections through the Crowsnest Pass. Highway 4. Lethbridge to Coutts. mainly bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Highway 5. Lelhbridge to Cardston and Waterton. bare and dry Highway 6. Pincher Creek to Waterton. bare and dry. Highway 2 north. Fort Macleod to Calgary and Edmonton, mainly bare and dry with occasional slippery sections through towns Highway 2 south. Fort Macleod to Cardston and Carway. mainly bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. High way t 23. Junction Highway 3 to Vulcan and High River, bare and dry. Highway 36. taber to Brooks, some light drifting. Highway 1 Trans-Canada east. Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current, bare and wet with occasional slippery sections in sheltered areas. Highway 1 Trans-Canada west Calgary to Banff, mainly bare with occasional slippery sections. Banff to Golden, has up to 3" of snow with occasional slippery sections Motorists are advised to watch for falling rocks Golden to ReveJstoke. has had of snow continuing Banff-Jasper Highway has had 4" of snow with light drifting around Ice Fields. Plowing is in progress. Ports of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time opening and closing times- Carway Sam to 5 pm Chief Mountain closed; Coulls open 24 hours. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Kingsgate open 24 hoars: Porthill-Rykerts 7am. until 11 p.m.: Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Boosevilie 7 a.m. to J a p m. Logan Pass. (Canada Customs boors moved one boor earlier Jan. 6 when Montana went on davliglit have remained irrelevant de- spite promises made at the Western Economic Opportun- ities Conference seven months ago at Calgary, the premiers said in a communique. The federal department still fostered centralization of in- dustry and continued to direct less than 10 per cent of its as- sistance to Western Canada. The premiers' solution to the lack of help was to help themselves through a "joint regional economic and industrial development study for Western Canada." However, they also called for a national development strategy that would be ressponsive to the various regions of Canada. NO AID FROM OTTAWA The premiers said the first example of their new co-oper- ative policy for the West was an agreement to establish a jointly-adminstered institute to test farm machinery "without any direct financial participation by the federal government." The institute is to be estab- lished in Humboldt, Sask. with satellite operations in Manitoba and Alberta. Capital and operating costs will be shared by the three provinces. The communique did not deal with energy, however, even though the premiers said it was discussed at the closed meeting. The views of the western provinces on oil prices and controls differed in some respects at the National Energy Conference in January. Premier Blakeney said the legal aspects of provincial control of natural resources were discussed but the premiers felt it would be inappropriate to commit their views to paper since energy discussions were continuing with Ottawa and there were test cases before the courts. All four premiers endorsed provincial ownership of natural resources. Friday, March 1, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 3 New rapeseed plan announced Scorcher at 30 below Even when temperatures dip to 30 below, it can be suitcoat weather in the Northwest Territories depending on the circumstances. Territorial Comm- issioner Stuart Hodgson warms up with the help of the heat from a Panarctic discovery well flaring gas on King Christian Island. The flames light the bleak landscape of ice and snow like an artificial sun. PM fails to live up to promise SASKATOON (CP) The leaders of the four western provinces said Thursday Prime Minister Trudeau has clearly not lived up to the promises he made last summer to eliminate transportation barriers that discriminate against the West. Some advances have been made since the Western Eco- nomic Opportunities Conference in Calgary seven months ago, but the "pace and extent of progress was the premiers agreed. They said in a joint commu- nique that since promises have not been enough, federal legislation will be required. They cited three specific ex- amples of delays they consid- ered unacceptable. "Despite the public com- mitment by the prime minister that railway costs would be 'disclosed to the provinces, some seven months have passed without any substantive response by the Canadian transport commis- sion (CTC) to the specific re- quests made by the federal minister of transport and the four western provinces." Ottawa had also asked the CTC, at the premiers' request, to review 22 specific cases of freight rates which the western leaders felt discriminated against the West and favored Central Canada. REPLY INCOMPLETE But the premiers said Thursday the CTC's reply to the federal request was incomplete and not responsive to the basic economic questions raised by Transport Minister Jean Marchand. Mr. Marchand had to ask for a further analysis by the CTC "which is further evidence of the unsatisfactory system that the communique said. The premiers also said that if the CTC does not provide a satisfactory solution to a test case before it involving freight rates for rapeseed, the issue should be reviewed formally by the federal cabinet. The case has been before the CTC for nearly four years. The original decision held that the rapeseed processing industry in western Canada was being hindered by freight rates on rapeseed products which were higher than the rates on the raw seed. It was more economical there for for the processing plants to be located in eastern Canada. The premiers called this discrimination. CALGARY (CP) H. D. Pound of Winnipeg, chief commissioner of the Canadian grain commission, announced Thursday that new regulations for separating High Erucic Acid Rapeseed (HEAR) from regular rapeseed will be introduced for the 1974-75 crop year. He told delegates to the Rapeseed Association of Canada's annual convention that under the proposed regulations, farmers would have to declare whether the rapeseed he delivers to the elevator is a HEAR variety. Commercial varieties acceptable as Low Erucic Acid Rapeseed (LEAR) rapeseed which produces oils with five per cent acid levels or less include oro, zephy. and midas, Mr. Pound said. The federal government has discouraged the seeding of HEAR in Canada. However. HEAR varieties can still be exported. Mr. Pound said last year's crop was estimated to consist of 85 per cent LEAR and 15 per cent HEAR. It would be easier, therefore, to identify HEAR rather than identifying LEAR, which is now the case "If the HEAR can be identified and binned separately at country elevators, it can be moved into domestic channels as required by crushers or moved to terminal positions where it can be blended off in export shipments." Mr. Pound said he hopes when "double zero" varieties of rapeseed go into full commercial production, new ways for segregation will be developed. "Double zero" rapeseed refers to rapeseed with low erucic acid and low glucosinolate levels. Glucosinolate adds a sharp taste to rapeseed meal, which animals don't like. NEW VARIETY The first Canadian "double zero" rapeseed variety, Tower, has been developed in Winnipeg and licensed this year. In addition, association officials said, efforts are being made to develop "triple zero" varieties. Rapeseed meal produced from "triple zero" varieties will have its fibre content reduced to eight per cent the same level as in soybean meal from 15 per cent, as well as low erucic acid and glucosinolate levels. High fibre content slows the growth of animals, and rapeseed meal is used in feeding domestic animals. As John Banfield of Lethbridge, president of the association said. Canadian rapeseed whose main product rapeseed oil is used in margarine, shortening and cooking oils has captured 40 per cent of the Canadian oil market, and export demand is booming "The current rate of growth suggests we will be able to use 150 million bushels by Mr Banfield said. Prairie farmers seeded 5.3 million acres and harvested 100 million bushels of rapeseed in the 1971-72 crop year, but only 3 1 million acres were seeded and 55 million bushels harvested in 1972-73.______________________ ITALIAN COOKING: Good Eating on a Low Budget mild he surprised to Ic.irn that tiood Kalian lotnl is dix-.'ptucK to prepare it is elean and he.ihln because, i! is usiufh lou in (.jlorios .iml most dishes are surpnsiiiulv inexpen A uorld-roarmny yoiirmcl these simple delights In sharnii; with f> essential Jn and nt Cooking Italian in the March ISSIK nl Readers Digest Get helplul ad vcixtabli. oils herbs and spices veue tables pasia cheeses and and iiUKh nion.' Read I1ALUN COOKING- GOOD I-.AIINGON Bl Ddl I oneo! and ICMMIICS in the Readers Digest At newsstand Basford unhappy OTTAWA (CP) The deci- sion by the four western pre- miere not to count on federal industrial development assistance will not help federal-provincial relations, Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford said Thursday. "It's not a very helpful statement in trying to develop workable he said in an interview. New Democrat Leader David Lewis said the four premiers cannot be blamed for their stand. If the federal government does not meet some of the West's requests, "it will be a great danger for the future of the country." The statement in Saskatoon by the premiers that they can- not count on federal develop- ment aid appears partly moti- vated by political considera- tions. Mr. Basford said. Noting that the Manitoba. Saskatchewan and British Co- lumbia governments are New Democratic while Alberta has a Conservative admin- istration, he said it seems the provincial parties "are trying to embarrass the Liberal federal govern- ment." Mr. Lewis said th-< premiers' stand constitutes a warning to Prime Minister Trudeau "that we need definite policies on the equalization of freight rates and the development of manufacturing in the West." The West has been dis- appointed for many years and "it is up to the prime minister to show good faith with definite policies and adequate funds." Frustration in the West is easy to understand because of the way Ottawa has treated the four provinces, "but breakdowns of relations don't help Canada and I hope it doesn't Mr. Lewis said. 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