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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Army reservists may take on new roles OTTAWA In the fu- Canadian reservists might take their place alongside regular armed forces personnel on United Nations such as the Middle East peace force. The armed forces are con- siderihg such use of citizen soldiers as Gen. J. A. Dex- chief of defence moves to beef up the militia. An.armed forces spokesman said Friday that the forces are investigating whether reserve signallers could make up about 10 per cent of the com- municators Canada has sent to UNEF. But the general is looking further and wondering whether other reservists can take on other roles in Canada's UN peacekeeping commitments. Forces officials say that us- ing reserves would take some of the strain from regular un- its. With only men in the armed commitments that send men overseas for an indefinite time sometimes stretch forces per- sonnel a bit thin in Canada. COULD BE DIFFICULT The forces acknowledge that there could be difficulty in finding enough reservists who could take six months leave from their regular jobs to do a stint in Egypt or where Canada has large contingents. It is presumed the govern- ment would have to take some either through legisla- tion or through appeals to em- Young drivers get break under insurance scheme VANCOUVER Drivers with bad driving records will be hit and young drivers and families -with teenagers who use the car given a break under Brjtish Columbia's new com- pulsory government-run auto insurance scheme which goes into effect March 1 Releasing details of premium rates to be charged under autoplan at a news conference Norman general manager of the Insurance Corporation of B C produced figures to show that young drivers and families who allow their teenage children to drive the car will save more than a year under the plan compared with premiums charged by private insurance companies. many motorists will find direct comparison of premium costs difficult because of a new concept in auto insurance being introduc- ed in the B C plan under which vehicles and drivers are insured separately. In many cases the premiums for vehicle in- surance under Autoplan are Try Baton You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAL ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION MAI CO HEAMK SERVICE MPLE10PTJCAL 328-5447 considerably lower than those currently charged by private insurance companies. Premiums for driving insur- which must be carried by each of the more than two million drivers in the will range from for basic coverage up to for those with bad driving records. Driver premiums will be based on the number of demerit points assessed against a driver for traffic infractions other than parking offences and which are main- tained by the B.C. motor vehi- cle branch Offences for which dement points are awarded include such things as failing to stop at a stop sign and speeding. The result is a driver caught for speeding on two or more occasions could find himself paying a penalty premium although he had an accident- free record Mr Bortnick said applica- tion forms for vehicle in- surance will be sent to all of the estimated 1.25 million vehicle owners in the province before the end of the year. Mr who had some 20 years expereince with government-run auto in- surance in Saskatchewan before being hired by the NDP government to set up and administer said most B.C mo- torists pay less for the same auto insurance coverage He said a family with both parents arid two teenagers driving a standard two-door 1970 Ford for pleasure and to and from work would pay a WANTED SCRAP IRON Now Paying More For All Types Of Scrap Metal Farm I industrial Anything Made of Ironl COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON Truck Sctlm MtgMt National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North Phone 328-1721 Is Our total .of in including for driv- ing licences. He said checks showed that similar coverage from one group of private in- surance companies would cost a year and from another group a year. He also said an 18-year-old youth in driving a 1960 Chevrolet sedan for pleasure only and holding a clear will pay a total of under the new plan compared with an average of charged by private com- panies The premiums were based on the basic minimum coverage required under the government third-party liability inclusive limit and accident deductable on collision and deductable com- prehensive for fire and theft. Grant vice- president of Unigard Mutual Insurance Company and a director of the Insurance Bueau of agreed that young drivers would pay con- siderably less under the new government plan but said it appeared many adult drivers would pay more. As well as basic vehicle owners will be able to purchase additional insurance to provide greater third party liability limits and to reduce the deductible amount of colli- sion and comprehensive in- surance Collisi on and comprehen- sive coverage is compulsory on cars and light trucks built in 1967 or later but voluntary on older cars and trucks. In the event of a a driver held to be blameless by the ICBC will be fully covered without paying any deductible amount Merit award for program EDMONTON A slide and tape produced by the Edmonton Separate School has received the award of merit at the Canadian festival of in- stitutionally produced instruc- tional media. The separate school board's titled Work Ex- perience was one of five presentations receiving awards out of 129 entries from schools across Canada. The Work Experience program was prepared to increase the interest of high school students in on-the-job training while going to school SCORE NOW DURING OUR GREY CUP SPECIALS HIPS Of BEEF SIDES of HINDS of BEEF LOINS of BEEF PORK LOINS All the above orders wrapped and frozen. WE SPECIALIZE IN CUSTOM CUTTING 35 il RANCHLAND MEATS WMtmlnttar Mall Prices Effective Nev. Phone 328-0637 to free militia men for such long But they point out the idea of sending reservists overseas is not unique. Canadian reser- vists have been sent to West Germany and many of the other nationals in UNEF are- reservists. The idea is one of the plans of Gen. Dextraze to put more life into a reserve that has been generally neglected by government for some time. The general envisages the part-time sailors and airmen taking over many of the duties of the regulars. This could range from fulfilling part of Canada's NATO commitment to taking over some of the sovereignty protection work of the forces. Toe general has told report- ers he would'like increased pay scales for along with more up-to-date equipment and new uniforms. He is seeking to bring the reserve up to the authorized strength of from about 20.000. Unequal retirement ages labelled discrimination EDMONTON Une- qual retirement ages for men and women at a local food dis- tribution company dis- criminates against an Alberta Human Rights Board of inquiry was told Friday. should have the same rights as Geneva an employee of the Dominion Fruit division of Westfair Foods Ltd. for 14 told the board. She left the firm in 1971 on her 60th birthday because of a company policy requiring women to retire at that age. Men retire at 65 Mrs MacKay said she was a widow and had no means of FINALLY TEL AVIV An Israeli arrested in the Soviet Union on spy charges and returned home Monday after spending 10 years in a Russian jail. Yehuda was arrested in 1963 while visiting the Soviet Union as a tourist. He was court-martialed for deserting the Red army in 1945 and for re-entering the country as an Israeli agent. support other than her month pension from the com- pany if she stopped working. wanted to continue working at She told the board she ob- tained employment on a part time basis with a department store soon after she left West- fair but for less money and without the chance to join a pension plan there. She now is a full-time employee at the store and said she can work there until she is 65 and eligible for Canada Pension. my sole means of sup- port. I knew I couldn't live on a month. I feel women are just as qualified to work until they are 65 as men Keith director of the Alberta Human Rights said Airs. MacKay will receive about 1918 less in Canada Pension Plan benefits because of the lower salary she is earning at the department store. Mark assistant to the general manager of the Dominion Fruit division of Westfair Foods Ltd.. said the company has no intention of contravening provincial human rights legislation. Board chairman Jerome Reyda will study the evidence presented at Friday's hearing and will make recommen- dations to A. E provin- cial manpower and labor minister ASSISTANT REQUIRED Some Experience in Typing and Posting. DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY Halg Medical Building 6th Ave. and 6th St. S. Sharing a joke Energy minister Donald Macdonald props his foot on a chair while sharing a joke Friday with mines minister William Dickie from and other members of the Alberta delegation before the start of a federal-provincial energy ministers conference in Toronto. .Pictured above is Mr. Lawrence Craddock of 1032 14th St. North receiving a cheque from Mr. Henry president of KRAHN HOMES LTD. 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