Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Food price review board plans no decisive action Saturday. 1973-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD-23 By JEAN SHARP CP Women's Editor The rising price of fuel and concern over the cost of cloth- ing have taken some public at- tention away from the price of food. food price investi- gations continue. Beryl chairman of the Food Prices Review said recently the board cannot recommend decisive action to reduce food costs but will continue to watch the situation. She said there are some signs that prices may fall and her committee will watch to see that lower prices at the farm and processor level are reflected in retail stores. Ontario's ministry of con- sumer and commercial rela- tions has checked prices in a 30 item basket. Findings released Oct. 5 indicated one unnamed supermarket had slightly lower than competitors. The study indicated a spread of between 61 and 37 in the basket total in Toronto and a spread of between Toronto and Thunder Bay prices. During Canadian refiners predicted sugar prices will rise in January when the international price agreement runs out. Duncan Ridler of the Inter- national Monetary Fund said the boom in agricultural com- modities has died down Statistics indicated the wholesale price of beef was down 17 per cent since the end ot and the retail price of cuts in Metro Toronto down only 10 per cent Supermarket spokesmen said the cost of beef carcasses dropped to in mid-Octo- ber from a hun- dredweight in August. they said the weighted average cost of cuts only to from in Consumer can expect sugar prices to rise in January of '74 when price agreement runs out F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th A and 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 Cards for 1.00 or 29e Each Thrx 7 Number JACKPOT Frn Gims md Fm Cirds DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money mfer 16 Ml the same period. The weighted average cost takes Into account the varying price per pound of cuts and pro- portion of saleable meat on a carcass. The Ontario Pood Council found a slight drop in the cost of its 147-item food basket for October. Its cost for October was a 1.6-per-cent drop from September's the cost was 14 per cent higher than in 1972. The report said lower prices for fruit and vegetables and some meat items accounted for the reduction. A Canadian Press survey conducted since April in- dicated a slight drop in some items during but an over-all rise in six months. The 11-city survey is based on a shopping basket of 17 items. Shopping is done in the final week of each month in a supermarket. The survey is not intended as a comparison of prices among cities. In the original the lowest regular prices on standard items and sizes were noted and since then the same item or an equivalent has been priced. The basket includes one pound each of sirloin-tip roast of all-beef centrecut loin roast of first-grade ground chuck and frozen cod fillets. It includes one dozen medium one quart of whole one pound of first- grade one 24-ounce loaf of sliced white one 24-ounce can of halved one pound of drip five pounds of white granulated sugar. Produce includes- 10 pounds of first-grade one pound of one pound of trozen green peas and one pound of Mclntosh apples. price of a pound of ground chuck went to at the end of October from 05 in September and 86 cents at the end of April. October tomato prices went to 59 cents a pound from 39 cents in September and April. Potatoes were 95 cents for 10 pounds in 73 in September and 99 in April. Chicken dropped to 59 cents a R. W. Y. Antique and Modem Upholstering 1016 lit South Phoiw 328-5257 Anytime Open 6 p.m to 9 p m Weekdays WALTER YACYSHYN HELP US TO HELP The Salvation Army Welfare Services NMd Clothing. HouwhoM For Pickup OR LEAVE AT 412 AVE. S. CASH BINGO SATURDAY O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL X IlKkwt pllfri fir Ml WH irtff SlWty plis NMkr JictpU JACKPOTS NOW AND 175 Nwt to No. 1 pound in October and Septem- ber from 69 cents in -April. Wieners were 87 cents in Oc- in September. Market basket total in Oc- tober was TORONTO-Wieners cost in in Sep- tember and 84 cents a pound in April. A pound of ground chuck increased to in Oc- tober and September from 99 cents in April. Eggs were 82 cents in October and September from 99 cents in April. Eggs were 82 cents in 83 in September and 65 in April. Chicken moved down one cent in six to 75 cents a pound from 79 cents in September and 76 cents at the end of April. Oc- tober total was WINNIPEG-A pound of chicken cost 87 cents in Octo- ber. 65 cents in September and 72 cents at the end of April. Ground chuck moved to A pound from in September and in April. Tomatoes showed a seasonal to 39 cents a pound in October from 26 cents in September and 33 cents in April. Eggs rose to 74 cents a dozen for medium size from 79 cents in September and 59 cents in April Market basket total was for October. rose 20 cents a pound from the end of May to the end of October. April figures were un- available. It was 85 cents in 69 cents in and 65 cents in May. Egg prices moved to 81 cents a dozen in October and from 64 cents in May. Tomatoes cost 45 cents a pound in 29 in September and 26 in May. The price of beef wieners was 99 cents a pound in in September and 94 cents in May. Ground chuck dropped to 19 a pound in October and September from in May. October market basket total was price of beef wieners dropped to 99 cents a pound from in September and in April. Chicken went up 20 cents over six to 93 cents a pound in from 85 cents in September and 73 cents in April. Ground chuck cost 99 cents a pound in Oc- tober and September and 85 cents in April. Eggs cost 10 cents up to 81 cents in 80 cents in September and 71 cents in April. Tomatoes were 39 cents a pound in October and 39 cents in September and April October market basket total was 10. EDMONTON-Chicken stayed the same in price from the end of September to the end of at 85 cents a pound It cost 71 cents in CANADIAN CAPITAL Queen Victoria selected Ot- tawa as Canada's capital in .1857. UteelVhimsv MARY QUANT COSMETICS Now At Lakeview Drugs 1017 Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 328-5509 will Ix'wnl the oncjiii.il tin fm her youf i hild s Id thii p April. Ground chuck went to a pound in October from in September and in April. Milk moved up to 48 cents from 41 cents in September and 33 cents in April. Beef wieners went to 99 cents in October from 11.09 in September and 99 cents in April. October market basket total was ST. JOHN'S Chicken was the only market basket price that dropped from April. It was 62 cents a pound at the end of 85 in September and 68 in April. Beef wieners were down to 97 cents from in up from 89 cents in April. Ground chuck was in in September and in April. Frozen cod moved up to 95 cents a pound from 77 cents in September and 79 in April. Eggs were 97 cents a up from 92 cents in September and 80 cents in April. Total market basket was HALIFAX Two staple milk and have risen sharply in price in six months. A dozen medium eggs cost 78 cents at the end of Oc- tober. 81 cents in and 66 in April. Butter was 91 up from 72 cents in April. Beef wieners cost a pound in in September and 95 cents in April. Chicken was 79 cents in October and September and 58 cents in April. October market basket total was 84. CHARLOTTETOWN BriMd gone-up to cents in October from 39 cents in September and 32 cents in July Earlier prices were un- available. Milk has risen to 48 cents from 41 cents in September and July. Ground chuck cost in 99 cents in September and in July. Frozen cod was in 03 and 89 cents in July. October market basket total was SAINT JOHN Egg prices have gone up 11 cents since the end of July. Earlier prices unavailable. At the end of Oc- tober they were 86 cents for a dozen 82 cents in September and 77 cents in July Butter cost 80 cents in October and 75 in September and July. Frozen cod was 99 cents a down from in September to match July's 99 cents. Chicken was 73 cents a pound in 88 in 74 cents at the end of July. Market basket total was 03 in October. MONTREAL Milk has gone down three cents since to 31 cents at the end of 33 in September and 34 in July Everything else was either the same or up in price. Ground chuck ws at the end of in September and 96 cents a pound in April. Eggs were 79 cents a dozen in October. 77 in September and 64 in April. Chicken was 79 cents in Oc- tober and September and 63 cents a pound in April. Oc- tober market basket total was Sears HAWAIIAN DAYS WINNERS George Rowland 344 15th St. N. CITY Mrs. A. Sackman 1209 Ventura Place CITY J. B. Henderson 414 25th St. N. 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