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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Emergency power invoked to ensure butane supply EDMONTON The Alberta Public Utilities Board has invoked emergency powers to ensure that butane supplies are available at reasonable prices for paving programs in the province. The move follows complaints by highway paving contractors and butane suppliers- that the United States demand for Alberta produced butane has created shortages and1 price uncertainty in butane supplies here. a byproduct of Alberta's natural gas is used by paving contractors to heat asphalt during paving operations. Industry sources say that paving companies use about one or two per cent of the province's 21.4-million barrel annual production. The utilities board invoked long standing emergency powers available through the Public Utilities Board Act to .resolve the question alter industry and government sources said butane shortages threatened to seriously disrupt the 1974 paving program. M. H. board said emergency powers were used after the board satisfied itself urgent action was necessary. the board holds public hearings before making a decision. But in this it decided the hearings process would cause delays which could completely disrupt provincial and municipal paving programs. BOARD'S ORDER The board's decision requires that Cigas Products a major butane distributor in the supply the 15 paving contractors named in the order wi'th butane for 17 cents a gallon the point of Paving contractors recently were being required to pay up to 26 cents a gallon and were having difficulty obtaining butane at that price. The order also requires that 19 butane named in the supply butane on demand to Cigas for paving contractors at 7Vz cents a gallon. The board acted after Cigas told 15 paving contractors operating in Alberta that it could not assure them butane supplies. The board said in an advertisement published in Alberta newspapers that it would hold public hearings June 17 in Calgary to hear applications from those companies affected by the action. Energy shortages in the United States have increased the demand and price for Alberta produced with prices rising 55 to 257 per cent since last summer. Roy minister of telephones and told the board in a letter that the provincial highways program was in jeopardy as a result of the butane situation and the construction already compressed by a wet spring premier has asked me to convey to you his concern over what appears to be a critical situation and to ask you to use whatever powers may be at your disposal to ensure butane supplies for these vital government The energy resources conservation board said Alberta produced barrels of butane a day during 1973. During the last two butane production has stabilized in the province because there has been little new natural gas processing plant development. But higher prices paid in the U.S. pushed butane prices to million in 1973 from million in 1972. No RCMP inquiry plans yet OTTAWA Solicitor- General Warren Allmand said Thursday there are no imme- diate plans for an inquiry into disciplinary methods of the Royal Canadian Mounted Po- lice. He told reporters following a cabinet meeting he is awaiting results of a meeting between RCMP Commis- sioner M. J. Nadon and elected representatives of RCMP officers before decid- ing whether to go ahead with the inquiry. The two-day which The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE began Thursday between Commissioner Nadon and officers' follows a two-week period during which the representatives consulted RCMP officers across the country about government proposals for improvements in working conditions. If the proposals were ac- cepted by the there would be no inquiry. If Mr. Allmand wanted the inquiry to be broader than the investigation into RCMP disciplinary methods which was planned long ago. He said those inquiry plans were shelved after RCMP officers began holding meetings recently across the country to air complaints and discuss the setting up an stopped the whole Mr. Allmand be- cause his department wanted to hear from the policemen before going ahead with the discipline inquiry. If it goes its terms of reference will include griev- ances and complaints brought out at the meetings of RCMP officers. Mr. Allmand said he has had no official indication that RCMP officers were involved in a raid on a Fort hotel May 11 where about 115 persons were subjected to searches for drugs. Many of the men and women in the bar were forced to strip and submit to rectal and vaginal searches in washrooms. After being questioned by reporters about RCMP in- volvement in the Mr. Al- lmand said he would check with Commissioner Nadon to find out whether RCMP officers were involved. He did not express an opinion on the propriety of the police action because he has had no information on it except in news reports. Published reports said RCMP officers acted in the which was directed by an officer of the Niagara regional police force. Indian fire deaths high N.B. A spokesman for the federal Department of Indian Affairs said Wednesday that Indian reserves have a fire death rate almost nine times higher than the Canadian average. Gordon information officer for the regional office of the said Indian reserves have a fire rate of slightly less than a third the Canadian average. Olds College environment Car study. When you're deciding on where to take your advanced take a good look at Olds College. in its pleasant setting offers tranquillity and an environment that's naturally conducive to earnest study and the pursuit of knowledge. Add to this the advantages of direct teaching programs that accentuate the practical application of plus instruction that's often on a person-to-person and you have some idea of what Olds College is all about. If you're taking your education study the environment at Olds first. Olds College has what you need and leaves out what you don't. ADVANCED EDUCATION Okb Cofege Alberta May 1974 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD 9 FUNHMHMtl Pleasantly Priced... Add to Pleasures of Summer I PRICES EFFECTIVE FBI. and SAT. MAY 31st and JUNE 1st HIKE THEIR FRIENDLY ATTITUDE WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES CENTRE VILLAGE IGA I MARTENS' IGA 13th St. N.LETHBRIDGE COALDALE CANADA GRADE UTILITY FRYING CHICKEN Ib. TABLERITE FRESH Ib. GROUND BEEF TABLERITE CANADA GRADE A STEER BEEF SHOULDER ROAST Boneless ib. 59 79 99 0 0 0 SILVERWOODS ICE CREAM 09 Assorted Flavors One Gallon Plastic KRAFT MIRACLE WHIP 32 oz. jar SUNRYPE BLUE LABEL APPLE JUICE POWDERED DETERGENT TIDE 48 fl. oz. tin King Size 5-lb. box REGAL WITH PECTIN STRAWBERRY JAM 24 fl. OZ. tin DUNCAN HINES CAKE MIXES 6 Varieties oz.net wt. pkg. BLUE BONNET MARGARINE 3 Ib. net wt. pkg. 2 89 59 1 98 59 1 o 0 89 C C 59 FRESH FROM OUR IN-STORE BAKERY CENTRE VILLAGE IGA Phone 327-0353 Jelly or Lemon Rolls PAN BUNS 10's 99 89 0 0 CANADA NO. 1 CALIFORNIA CELERY HEARTS each RED RIPE WATERMELON Ib. CANADA NO. 1 FLORIDA CORN ON THE COB 35 10 o o 0 ;