Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Fuel pinch dims lustre Three killed t M. at crossing oi Christmas lighting IVfV By ED SIMON CtMdlu Pren Staff Writer Because of the world energy some Canadian cities have seen the last of their Christmas lights a week or so before Christmas. Other res- ponding to a plea for restraint from Energy Minister Donald are pulling the switch on their holiday decorations at bedtime rather than letting them burn all night. Still others plan to douse the display shortly after the New Year instead of con- tinuing it well into January. The minister told the House of Commons Monday that in energy would be achieved if Canadians limited their festive illuminations to the few days surrounding Christ- mas. By that colored lights were already twinkling in many downtown areas although a few cities had adopted measures to conserve energy. The most drastic steps were taken in the which would be most severely affected by the threatened cutoff or reduction in the supply of oil from the Middle East. Businessmen's organiza- tions in Halifax and N.S and Charlottetown cancelled their holiday displays outright. In Moncton. N.B.. where the lights were already they were disconnected until Dec. when they were to be relit for a two-week period. Fredericton planned to light up for a from Dec. 3 to Jan. 2. No similar action was con- templated in St. John's. A spokesman for Newfoundland Light and Power Co. noted that the province's basic power supply comes from with fuel-consuming thermal plants used only on a standby basis. A similar decision was taken in Montreal after the city was assured by Hydro- Quebec that power is available for as many Christ- mas lights as last year. In Parliament Hill's two traditional Christ- mas trees will not be put up this year. The public works department had decided to erect the 60-foot trees with decorative lighting for just four days Christmas Christmas New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. But Commons Speaker Lucien responsible for Parliament overruled the saying this would be pointless for just four days. He said the steps were not being taken because of any fear of an imminent power shortage but in recognition of the of for the season another province dependent on water left its holiday plans un- Keep Christ in Christmas InMrted by Knlghli of Lvthbridgt Council 1490 changed A Manitoba Hydro spokesman said any saving in power would mean only unus- ed water over the dam. Mayor Harry Walker of gma. who had indicated earlier that Christmas lights would not be turned en until reversed his decision when he was assured that the city's power supply was plentiful. But in Prince Mayor Frank Dunn said he would recommend to council that Christmas lights be turn- ed on Dec. 15. a month later than usual. Although oil-rich Alberta has iittle fear of went along with Mr. Macdonald's recommen- dations shouldn't flaunt our good fortune on areas that could have energy said Glen La void. Chamber of Commerce an- nouncing that Christmas lights will burn from 6 to 10 p.m. three nights a week until Dec then seven nights a week during the same hours until they are turned off Jan. 7. The deadline will be extend- ed to midnight on Dec 25 and 31 and Jan 6 and 7 In other Edmonton's holiday illumination was link- ed with regular street lighting and burned from dusk to remaining in operation until the lights were dismantl- ed by city crews late in January While British Columbia Hydro has asked businesses and residents not to turn on Christmas lights until after 6.30 p m to ease suppertime demands. Vancouver had no plans to cur'til its city dis- play MILLET Three members of one family were killed yesterday when a half- ton truck collided with a CP Rail Dayliner at an un- controlled level cross near this village 25 miles south of Edmonton. Reinhold his 26-year-old wife. and their daughter. were killed. Brian Sornmerfeldt. was taken to hospital in eight miles south of for treatment. RCMP said the body of Mrs. Sommerfeldt was thrown from the truck. The Dayliner continued to Edmonton under its own power after the wreckage of the dragged about one- half mile by the was cleared away. No injuries were reported on the en route to Ed- monton from Calgary at the time. Seppala denies claim RCMP controls courts V. E. SEPPALA Farran is blunt on phone rates Kirby Commission inquiry into the administration of justice in Alberta's lower courts was told here that many residents of remote areas believe the RCMP control the but the im- pression is false. V. E. Seppala. RCMP assis- tant read a brief saying people sometimes inter RCMP relationships with judges have a bearing on judges' this is not He said RCMP officers otlen are involved not only in laying charges and making charges and mak- ing arrests but also in fine collection and serving as court clerk and jailer. The assistant commissioner said RCMP officers often act as chauffers for circuit court judges who reach isolated areas by plane Mr. Justice W. J. C Kirby. commission said the legal profession acknowledges the high ethics of police to the public it appears the police can affect a judge's decision and they think something is wrong. The assistant commissioner said the RCMP would like to relinquish many existing responsibilities in the courts. does not see how this is he said. Christ a Calgary lawyer representing the In- dian Association of said natives are especially confused over the RCMP's role in the administration of justice. Mr. who received permission from the commis- sion to question the assistant said most In- dians deal with the RCMP only when being charged or arrested. only pre-court counselling available to In- dians in remote areas is from the police and this is not a good said Mr. Evans. will plead guilty even though they think they are innocent because they don't understand and it seems easier He said the Indian associa lion receives complaints thai RCMP visit reserves only to arrest persons or investigate are slow to respond to Indians complaints and do not consider domestic disputes among Indians important although violence may be in- volved. Mr Seppala said the RCMP's policy is to en- courage good community relations. He said particular efforts have been made with the Indian reserves. Campus debt written off WINNIPEG The provincial government has written off 50 per cent of Brandon University's Scott chairman of the government's universities grants commis- sion said here. Mr. Bateman said in an interview the agreement calls for the Manitoba government to pay over a 10-year period. Spend A Week At Killam Auction Market ALBERTA All Sales Held at 12 Noon WON.. DEC. 3rd RUTLEDGE RANCHING CO. LTD. MAINE ANJOU PRODUCTION SALE 1-Full Blood Bull Born Sept Sire Grandsire UitralJ. Spring ClIvM Blood Brad 2 yr. old 15-tt Blood Brad Hrttara 47-Vi Blood Htltar ClIvM 50-RWF and BWF bred to Cunli. All Cattle Bred and Raised on Rutledge Ranch DEC. 4 EXOTIC SALE 35'A Blood M Jta Hart. 5-tt Blood Brad Slmnwntata 32-V. Blood Chlcnliu 6-RWF Com A 'A Blood Her. Cilvm Blood Limousin Htr. Blood GtlbvWi Her. ind Bred Anjou 130-Com Brad Bred PlnzgciMr S-Cowi Brad Brad Slmrmntal DEC. 5 BLONDE D'AQUITAINE DAY 15-'A Blood Hw. Cilvn Featuring 50 outstanding Ranch Cows from Rutledge Ranching Co. Brd to Fantome M Coot Bred from Otrwr DEC. 6 ALL CLASSES COMMERCIAL FEEDER CATTLE Opportunity For Tomorrow Yours to Choose And Use DEC. 21 MAINE ANJOU PRODUCTION SALE Transportation or Accom- C OTTAWA Prairie provinces banded together Thursday in a common defence of their government owned telephone blasting federal suggestions that long-distance phone rates be set by national authorities. Underlying their concern Nova Scotia MLA living in Fernie HALIFAX Dr. Floyd Progressive Conservative member of the Nova Scotia legislature since con- firmed yesterday he will resign his seat after the current session and move to British Columbia. Dr. MacDonald had said earlier he would resign before the end of the year because he had taken up residence in Fer- nie. B.C.. and was working at a clinic there Police strike over cold HELSINKI More than 200 policemen have gone on strike in the Finnish capital because their offices are too cold. Police com- missioner Hannu Hulkonen said the who have been wearing winter fur hats and gloves at their will investigate only serious crimes. 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A. was more blunt. put it quite any intrusion by the central government into either the regulation of our long- distance tolls or to the dis- tribution of the revenue would be a direct invasion of our field of provincial jurisdic- he said. Alberta would refuse even to debate any suggestion that its power be eroded in the area of telephone rates. Mr. Farran said Alberta supports the idea of substan- tial provincial regulation of cable to ensure that its ser- vices are brought to people scattered about the province. Telephone Minister John Brockelbank of Saskatchewan argued that both long-distance and local telephone rates were tied together inseparably. lutstanding is a Canadian heritage. Taste our classic example. Introducing HERITAGE Distilled and bottled in Canada if nobody has all the maybe there's really no question. ATER so many years of listening to the extremists argue the pros and cons of government versus private most Western Canadian grain producers have decided that neither side has all the answers On one hand we demand economic justice brought about through such measures as a quota system and fair allocation of the handling facilities. On the other hand we know that too much control in the hands of government civil servants can eventually result in a loss of the farmer's freedom to decide what to grow and how to sell his all m the name of the greatest common good The forthcoming rapeseed poll presents another opportunity for more government control over the activities of many of whom are the descendants of men who came to Western Canada to get away from controls of some form or another in the first place. 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