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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Canada may run short of oil in early 1980's Victoria Cross holder the Hon. Milton F. and his of are seen outside St. Martins- in-the-Fields in London after the remembrance service for Victoria Cross and George Cross holders. B.C. increases welfare rates VICTORIA Human Resources Minister Norm Levi announced Tuesday monthly increases of for each family in basic social allowance payments In a statement to the British Columbia the human resources minister also announced increases in private hospital care subsidized day care payments and foster care payments. Effective July a single person on social assistance will receive a month. A family of two will receive a family of three will get a a family of four five and a family of six will receive Government assistance for a family of seven will increase to a family of eight will get nine persons in a family will receive and a family of 10 will get a month. Mr. Levi said the welfare which will cost million this fiscal are to help offset the rising costs for those on low incomes. I want to make it clear that any wage earner whose net income from employment is less than an equivalent sum that could be received as social assistance can contact the local office of the department of human resources for sbusidization of Mr. Levi said increases in the hospital day care and foster care payments will amount to about million in the 1974-75 fiscal year. On June payments for private hospital care will increase to a maximum of a month for any resident requiring subsidized care. For residents requiring subsidized intermediate hospital rates will range between a month and depending on the nature of the program. The new amount paid for personal care will range between and a month Also on June government payments to day care centres for subsidized child care will increase by a child to 3 monthly maximum of tor care for a full day. Subsidized payments to providers of day care in a child's own house will raise by a month to a maximum of a month for full day care. Rates currently vary based on financial need. Foster care payments will increase July 1 for some age categories. In addition to the federal family allowance benefits of a foster parents of children up to five years old will receive from the provincial government. Payment for foster children aged six to 11 will be including the federal family payment for foster children aged 12 and 13 will be a including the family and payment for foster children 14 and older will be including family allowance payments. Oil companies on the carpet VICTORIA Gulf Oil Canada Ltd and Shell Canada Ltd have been asked to appear before the British Columbia Energy Commission to justify their wholesale gasoline price increases exceeding the B.C. energy board's increase guideline of eight cents a gallon Attorney General MacDonald told the legislature companies were Alex B.C. that the two requested Tuesday to appear before the commission June 4. are to advise the board by May 28 whether they will attend such a Mr. MacDonald said. Gulf announced Tuesday plans to increase the wholesale price of its gasoline to B.C dealers by 8.6 cents a gallon. Shell Canada has increased its wholesale gasoline price by 8.8 cents a gallon. Mr MacDonald told the legislature other oil companies had gone along with the energy board's guideline. Increase guidelines have not been set at the retail level. Alberta girls freed after hashish found Spain Police said Tuesday they have released two Canadian girls and a British youth held in jail at this southern port for five days after 222 pouads of hashish were found van. The Jocelyn of and Mary Elizabeth of and carpenter Peter into Spain in the van. The van's named by police as Peter D'Arcy has been charged with drug trafficking and contravening public health laws. Police said the three who were freed were told they can leave Spain when they wish. They crossed into Spain with Gibson from the Spanish en- clave of North Africa TOOTH CONSEQUENCES Italy A 77-year-old Margherita died Friday after swallowing her ST. Nfld. Canada may run short of domestic crude oil in the early 1980's unless more hydrocarbon deposits are found and brought into production the Canadian Geoscience Council says. geological conditions indicate that Canada has sufficient undiscovered reserves to ensure a supply of fuel well into the the council says in a statement. The representing Canadian Earth Science. issued the statement during the joint annual meeting of the Geological Association of Canada and the Mineralogical Association of Canada. Dr. H. P. chairman of the geology department at the University of British Columbia and Geoscience Council says the short-term supply poses grave problems. He told a news conference Tuesday that known and suspected reserves may not be developed quickly enough to meet the needs of the next 10 or 15 years. It took at least' 10 years to develop and bring into production new sources of fuel. PERIOD LONGER similar situation exists for gas except that the time period is somewhat He said the 26.6 billion barrels known to be contained in the Alberta oil added to Canada's remaining reserves of conventional could comfortably supply domestic needs into the second decade of the 21st century the tar sands could be brought into production quickly he because of the time the technological problems to be overcome and the large amounts of capital the oil sands can only be considered as a supplemental supply source throughout at least the next There also was a potential long-term supply of oil and gas in such frontier areas as the Mackenzie the Beaufort the Atlantic Continental Shelf and beneath the Arctic islands. 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