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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHBRIDQE HEHALD-Thuwday. October North supply vessels trapped by early Arctic Sea freeze EDMONTON (CP) Fif- teen ships and at least 53 barges were caught in Arctic Sea ice by a severe freeze up that came a month early, a spokesman for the Northern Transportation Co. said Tuesday. The ships and barges com- prise the bulk of an Arctic fleet responsible for supplying isolated Eskimo and Indian settlements, Dew Line stations and exploration camps. The vessels had made their vital deliveries of bulk fuel and other supplies to the settlements and were running for home port in Hay River, N.W.T., when they were stranded by the ice at nine sites across the Arctic. The heaviest concentration of vessel's lies at Inuvik, where six ships and 42 barges will spend the winter north of the Arctic Circle. Lionel Montpetit, executive vice president of the com- pany, said crews from the vessels were flown back south after the ships and barges had been battened down for the long winter wait. In cases where landing facilities were not available in a nearby settlement, helicopters were used to ferry seamen to the nearest Dew Line station where they were picked up by DC3s. Mr. Montpetit said company officials were not particularly worried at the prospect of leavng the vessels in sea ice all winter because they were designed for the stresses of Arctic weather. But he is worried about the P: ospect of another late shipp- ing start next spring. Vessels caught away from the home port of Hay River will have to make the long voyage home for maintenance before loading up with freight for the return trip to the Arc- tic coast. Every day they spend waiting to get out of the ice and back to Hay River after break up must be subtracted f standing whisky Canadian heritage. Taste our classic example. HERITAGE Distilled am] bottled in Canada from the already short shipp- ing season. Mr. Montpetit said the com- pany's skippers were fully aware that they might be trapped in northern seas by an early freeze up. But they had to gamble against the weather because of an over riding responsibili- ty to deliver the fuel, dry goods, bulk groceries, construction materials, heavy equipment and even prefabricated buildings to the northern settlements. Ron Hilton, area service of- ficer for the Northwest Territories government who is stationed at Cambridge Bay, said the early freeze up was unusually severe. "The ice came in about 2Vz weeks ago. and it's about four to five weeks he said. "Since it came in we've had two bad storms of the sort we don't usually get until January. In one we had 75 mile an hour winds and in the second they hit 80." The Northern Transporta- tion Co. vessles have "never been scattered along the coast like they have this he said. "It's just about the whole northern fleet." Kap's Transport Ltd., which also operates out of Hay River, said that company's four tugs, two seismic ships and 21 barges had just manag- ed to slip into port ahead of the ice. Joey snubbed ST. JOHN'S, Former Newfoundland Pre- mier Joseph Smallwood said Wednesday he was not invited to the state banquet Monday night which officially ended confederation celebrations in the province. 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Only one brand of the liquor widely available in Canada is genuine Russian vodka, Mr. Stogov said in an interview. The product is called Moskovskaya, which loosely translated means "product of Moscow." The trouble is the unfair Ca- nadian advertising is bad for Russian business, he said. While Moskovskaya is the main seller among imported vodkas in Canada, it had no more than four or five per cent of the total market. The biggest offender in his books is Alberta Distillers Ltd. of Vancouver, makers of Alberta Vodka. Mr. Stogov said this Cana- dian-made product is adver- tised nationally with il- lustrations that show background pictures of Red Square in Moscow, statues of Lenin and the Russian cruiser Aurora which signalled the start of the 1917 Russian revolution by firing a blank round at the Czar's winter pal- ace. He said this type of adver- tising implies that Alberta Vodka is a Russian product or is made from Russian recipes, which is not the case. In a letter sent several months ago to K. G. Decker, chief of the federal misleading advertising branch, Mr. Stogov says Alberta Distillers is in contravention of the mis- leading advertising provisions of the Combines Investigation Act. do Check into Datsun's economical B210. 7 The B210 has features that some other cars like to call extra feature far feature. Tinted glass. And rear window defogger. All included in the Datsun B210, 2-door Sedan's standard price of less than As well as great gas mileage. So it takes even less ofyour dollarto take you farther. Datsun B210.The carthat can still make your dollar mean a lot At your Datsun dealers now. the Datsun B210 can still make go a lonalonq "Datsun B210 (Model Suggested retail price FOB Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax warehouses. Local freight, licence, provincial tax, if applicable, extra. DATSUN SAFETY WEEK. OCTOBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 2. BRING YOUR DATSUN INFORAFREE SAFETY CHECK. Datsun sedan. 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