Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, November 21. 1974 Energy conservation campaign planned HOWARD COLLINS AW A File federal goveintm'iit plaiN an extensive udveitixmt, t.un paign tor earlv next urg- ing consumers to use supplies mote Nov. that seems in abundance government and officials rur 'lit public has foigotten tu'ure are limited aid should not be wasted included in the program are tips on to make a home furnace and the familv car a more efficient fuel burner What we are realty trung to do is change the habits of a genet atton savs Minister Donald Macdonald Most people had grown up in an atmosphere where energj both plentiful and at a low cost The government s position was underlined in the fedeial budget earlier this week when Finance Minister John Turnei said the gtowing scatcih of these resources compels us to husband them wisely The advertising campaign being prepared a con servatton office set up in the energy department last spring t designed as a scare tactic department officials don t plan to frighten people saving energy sup plies are about to run out a department spokesman said We just want to show that conservation makes good sense economically and en- vironmentalh The campaign involving nine full-page ads during the winter in all daily new spapers will provide tips on how to check valves and filters in a furnace to ensure it is working at efficiency It also will show how the heat once produced can be kept in the home longer through better use of in- sulation weather stripping and window diapes Other ads will show how energj can be saved by reduc- ing use of the family car and at slowet speeds the spokesman said Proper tuning of a car engine and use of radial tires, other measures that can im- prove mileage also will be plugged in the program Mr Macdonald said the pro- gram which he is expected to outline in the Commons next month will be based on volun- Un, cutbacks in energy use There will be no mandatory restraints Besides the advertising the minister said he will meet m- dustrv representatives in hopes of convincing them to make more efficient u.se ot fuel, including installation of improved oil burners if necessarv Mr Macdonald said one of the long-term measures the government has in mind is a change in the National Building Code to encourage more use of insulation in homes and commercial buildings "But this is something that would be done over a couple ot he said A spokesman lor the minister said the program is expected to go before cabinet for approval within the next few weeks Home builders eligible OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment s program of grants to first-time buyers of moderatelv-pnced homes will apply to persons who build their own homes as well as those who buy Urban Affairs Minister Barney Danson said Wednesday Replying to Roland Comp- tois Mr Danson also said the grant will be available to persons whose homes were alreadv under construction before the grants became effective Nov 1 Mr Danson also said the grants are available for purchasers of mobile homes The name tells you it's an exceptional whisky. DOUBLE DISTILLED Canadian Whisky The name also tells you why it tastes so good. CANADIAN DISTILLERS LIMITED Exhortation This traffic sign near St Patrick's Church at Medicine Hat can be read two ways with a little imagination Boom town studies annexation FORT McMURRAY (CP) The governing board in this oil sands boom town has decided to launch a study of an area north of the community for consideration in annexa- tion discussions Jean Davidson, a board member, called on the town to annex more than 7 000 acres of land immediately north of Fort McMurray and proceed with immediate on site ser- vicing But her plans were partially scuttled by the town board in a narrow 4-3 vote in which the board accepted a second mo- tion calling for an engineering planning and financial study of the area before annexation 'I think it's important the town should take the lead role Mrs Davidson said BEGAN IN7 ONTARIO Oil was first produced in Canada in southwestern On- tario in the 1850s with produc- tion reaching a high of 800 000 barrels in 1895 Fred Story TOYOTAS Starting Today! And Wide Open Till P.M. With Free Coffee And Donuts v Con Barrett v, Ed Mueller "AT THE LARGEST TOYOTA DEALER IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA' TOYOTA Jim Border Coutts Highway WE'RE THE SMALL CAR EXPERTS Phone 327-3565 Wide Open till 9 p.m.; Saturday till p.m.