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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta I THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD November Manpower shortages roadblock Fake story to rich Alberta oil project EDMONTON Premier Peter Lougheed reiterated yesterday that shortages of skilled man- power could hamper develop- ment of Alberta's rich oil sands. The premier said in an interview that government and industry alike could face obstacles in attracting enough skilled and professional workers to exploit the oil sands as quickly as desired. He also said the Alberta government would develop a comprehensive policy to control development of the oil sands in years to come. Mr. Lougheed said last spring that that the government was not considering such a policy and would deal with development on a plant-by-plant basis. A formal oil sands policy should be developed by February or said the Progressive Conservative premier. The new policy would set terms covering participants in tuture Canadian royalty timing of development and markets TO STAMP COLLECTORS V- Our Beautiful December Gift Picket.. With Bonus Send Name Address s Town Gift Pacific-------- P.O. Box 5388 WILLANA Idaho 83705 There was a possibility Quebec and Ontario could en- sure long-term petroleum supplies by participating in he warn- ing that manpower shortages could provide a major roadblock. people who say the problem is capital are on the wrong track. I think the problem is man- power and it's a problem we'd like to work on with the federal government and other provincial governments. 1 It's a Canadian Premier Lougheed said about 10 extraction plants would be required to produce one billion barrels a day from the oil sands near Fort McMurray. about 200 miles northeast of Edmonton. The capital cost would be about not a great financing said the but the 10 plants would require skilled employees while demands for similar personnel in other areas was at a peak Major projects like Quebec's James Bay hydroelectric development and Arctic combin- ed with the drive for alternate sources of energy in the United could create a tremendous drain on the pool of skilled laborers and professionals. Some relief might be provided by a slowdown in the United States economy because of the energy shor- tage and a possible diversion ol personnel into the oil sands trom conventional ex- ploration Driver killed at High River HIGH RIVER Edward Richard of was killed Thursday when the car he was driving was in a collision with another vehicle on Highway 2 near this southern Alberta community Dennis of Okotoks. driver of the other was in good condition in hospital FRIENDS'N NEIGHBOURS 318-6th St. S. headquarters nr While Quantities Last Use Your Chargex mm1. DRILLERS DRILL PANTS of polyester and cotton. Easy care no iron work pants are durable and strong. Spruce green and olive- wood only. Sizes 30 to 50. DRILLERS DRILL WORK SHIRT Ideal for rough wear. polyester. Never needs ironing. Spruce green and olivewood. Sizes 14V6 18. COWBOY KINGS JEANS They wear longer because they're made stronger. Ca- nada's authentic western rider. Fully washable. Navy blue with gold stitching. Sizes 30 44. COWBOY KINGS JEAN JACKET Tne world's strongest rider jacket of cotton. Navy blue with snap closures. Sizes 36 46. author will be paroled WASHINGTON Writer Irving will be paroled from a federal prison next Feb. 14 after serving nearly 18 months of a 2Vi-year sentence for conspiring to de- fraud a publisher with a fake biography of Howard Hughes. The U.S. parole board granted Irving's petition Thursday after receiving new but undisclosed information from his lawyers. In another the board at its customery closed-door session denied parole for Joseph Alfred a former vice-president of the Seafarers' International who was convicted in Chicago in 1969 on bombing and arson charges- arising from an alleged conspiracy to disrupt the activities of the Upper Lakes Shipping Co. dur- ing a union strike against the tirm. is confined at the federal correctional institu- tion at Conn. He was sentenced in in New York after being con- victed of conspiring to defraud the McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. An Aylsbury duck and a aVz-month-old German shepherd and collie cross- breed pup become acquainted at the Vancouver SPCA. Train service increase hinted OTTAWA Transport Minister Jean Marchand on Thursday held out the possi- bility of increased passenger train service and wide- ranging rail freight rate studies. Mr. Marchand suggested it may be because of the energy to ask the railways to restore rail ser- vice that has been reduced or abandoned in recent years. He also indicated that the western rail freight rate study may be followed by similar studies in Northern Ontario and Northern Quebec. The minister was appearing before the Commons mis- cellaneous estimates com- mittee for questioning on supplementary estimate for the transport department. Mr. Marchand said he ex- pects a report Dec. 1 from the Canadian transport commis- sion on its review of passenger transportation in south- western Ontario. The commission allowed the railways in 1970 to discontinue most passenger trains in the region It is necessary to look at railway service throughout the minister said. to now it has been traditional to abandon passenger services because people decided no longer to travel by train. with this energy maybe we will have to ask CN and CP to restore some The transport commission is completing a study of western freight rates. It will be discussed at a meeting of federal and provincial tran- sport ministers in Winnipeg Dec 13 Transport department offi- cials say joint federal and pro- vincial working groups will present their findings and rec- ommendations on freight rates to the ministers. Other items likely to be dis- cussed are standardization of truck load limits on western highways and construction of rail lines in northern British Columbia. 300 SUNGLASSES to choose from AVAILABLE IN YOUR RX OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. snowmobile buyer's guide This go places you couldn't go before on a snowmobile you couldn't buy before. There's a special kind of snowmobi- ler around who wants to go everywhere winter goes. Over unpacked up the biggest through forest trails. You know what it's like. Anywhere you want to go Until now most snowmobiles couldn't take you everywhere you wanted to go. This winter there's one that will. The new T'NT Everest by Ski-Doo. Now you're free to take the rough with the take the powdered snow or the icy trail. Bigger better traction Now you can lead the pack any- because Everest puts together the power and hustle of T'NT with the extra flotation of a king-size track. .iif-ti TS' It's a full wide. And an extra long. With 1247 square inches of rubber on the and a steel- reinforced alumi- num Everest keeps ground pres- sure down to a Va ___ of a pound per square inch. Even riding you can charge up steep hills and soar over deep snow. And go places you never dared to go before. traction-. T'NT Everest sports a powerhouse 436.6 cc Rotax engine with extra transfer ports and chrome-plated cyl- inders for cooler running and longer wear. And it makes sure you get the most out of that with a pos- itive-acting Square Shaft its deep profile continuous rubber plus Ski-Doo carbide s ski runners that get a good grip on icy surfaces.. ift all here But Everest doesn't just get you where you're it gets you there in style. 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