Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Only meat cuts cheaper Food basket prices high By THE CANADIAN PRESS Perhaps the biggest fpodprice news in November was made toward the end of the month when Canada's Fooa Prices Review Board said supermarket sales practices are designed to and The federally-appointed board released a report based on a survey done in September it uncovered in- of unethical selling practices. Board chairman Beryl Plumptre said the survey indicates the food industry is not Sufficiently competitive. In Dominion Stores Ltd. was fined for mis- leading advertising for-raising food prices in August after ublishing an ad saying prices would not be raised on existing tielf stock. Double the practice of putting a new price over an old one on was criticised by the review board. In the government was asking for a renegotiated federal subsidy to avoid a one-cent-a-quart price increase on milk. PORK LOWER Statistics Canada said food indexes dropped between September and October in nine reflecting lower quotations for beef and pork fresh dairy products and eggs. But bakery and cereal fats and oils were higher in price across the country. A Canadian Press survey in 11 cities indicates that some November prices particularly on as much as 15 cents a pound. The survey has been done during the last week in each month since April. It is based on a food basket of 17 items common to most shopping lists. There is no intention to com- pare prices in various cities The first the lowest price on a standard item was noted. Since then the same item or the nearest comparable one has been priced in the same supermarket. The basket includes one-pound price on sirloin-tip roast of all-beef centrecut loin roast of first- jj grade ground chuck and frozen cod It also includes one dozen medium one quart whole one pound first-grade 24-ounce sliced white 10 pounds first-grade one pound ijone pound frozen green one pound Mclntosh 24- ounce can first-grade halved one pound drip coffee and five pounds white granulated sugar. are similar to with a cent or two difference here and except for three items. Roast beef was in up from Frozen cod was in in October. Loin pork roast went to from Market basket total was only changes in Regina prices between end of October and the end of November were in bread and potatoes. Butter went up eights cents to 88 cents from bread to 24 cents from 20 and potatoes went down 10 cents to 99 from Market basket total was beef went up to a pound in No- il vember from wieners to from 99 and butter to 78 cents from 73. Chicken was selling at 83 down from 85 cents a pound. Market basket total was number of items rose in price during wieners to a pound from 99 roast loin pork to from 29. Frozen cod went up to a pound from 99 eggs to 83 cents a dozen from 81 and bread to 45 cents a loaf from 43. Market basket total was Ruling withheld on propane bids CALGARY The Alberta Energy Board has reserved judgment on bids by 10 firms to export 240 million barrels of propane over per- mit periods ranging up to 20 -years. Bulk of the exports involve separate applications by the six-member white products covering 130.2-million barrels and Imperial Oil involving 82.8-million barrels. The composed of Canadian Superior Chevron Standard Gulf Hudson's Bay Oil and Shell Canada and Union proposes a to million pipeline to move the propane from Edmonton to markets in the central United States. Balance of the export applications involve Goliad 011 and Gas Cigas Products Ltd. and Koch Oil for lesser permit periods than the 20 years sought by the two major applicants. The hearing was told by a number of intervenors that removal permits should not be granted for a 20-year period because of the uncertainties of the current energy situation. Alberta Gas Trunk Line Ltd. told the board export permits should be limited to five years. Canadian Propane Oil and Gas a major Alberta propane said there is evidence propane is no longer surplus because large amounts are being ex- ported by tank car and truck to the U.S. It said regulations are need- ed to control all international export to ensure that Cana- dian consumers and dis- tributors are served first. Dow Chemical Ltd. said it will need substantial quan- tities of starting about as feedstock for a major petrochemical plant planned at Fort Alta. Dow witness Ross Mulholland said the company is very definite Fort Saskatchewan project will take place and will require to barrels a day. The Dow plant is associated with a twin products pipeline proposed by Dome Petroleum Ltd. to move ethane and ethylene gas by-products to Eastern Canada. The National Energy Board has held a hearing on the Dome pipeline but has made no decision. Mr. Mulholland said Dow has no axe to grind on propane exports and would have no ob- jections to contracts in the five to seven year range. MICE POPULATIONS NO LONGER WORRY EDMONTON Mice populations are declining and their enemies are says Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer. For this farmers who have crops still in the fields under the snow have no need to worry about rodent the minister said Tuesday in a prepared statement. Rodent populations In general have been declining dtfring the last two years and- 'are relatively low this winter compared with previous say reports from the 'agriculture department. In the number of rodent such as foxes and coyotes is relatively high this the reports say. Dr. Homer said his depart- ment is aware of the role that coyotes play in the control of field rodents. The statement this factor will con- tinue to receive serious con- sideration when coyote control programs against livestock losses are being The minister said his department does not aim at the general removal of but at the selective removal of In those areas where severe livestock losses are occurring. The statement noted that although the coyote un- doubtedly a part in controlling field it is only one of a number of morality factors. In order of these are congenital and other factors. November 1171 The Lethfcridge Herald a Canada promotes sale of N-power system Many faces of a minister Energy Minister Donald Macdonald talks with reporters in Ottawa after an- nouncing in the Commons that gasoline and heating oil prices will increase four to five cents a gallon this winter in the East. LONDON J. Lone president of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. now on a wide-ranging trip to promote the Canadian nuclear-power said Tuesday be ii confident Bri- tain will give serious con- lideraUon to the Canadian system before deciding on new secood-feneration reac- tors next year. are not here to sell he said. are really here to tell the decision- makers what we have to While Canada was anxious to sell CANDU the Cana- dian nuclear power reactor using natural uranium as fuel and heavy water as moderator the emphasis in talks with British officials also was on Canada and Britain joining forces to produce power from natural rather than enriched uranium. are here to make sure that the British authorities are aware of what is going on in Gray told a press conference. think Canada and Britain together could make a very powerful joint ef- fort. 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