Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Revised oil plan approved Tuesday, September 11, LETHBRIDGE HERALD CALGARY Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board announc- ed Monday approval of Syncrude Ltd.'s revised development schedule of the Athabasca oil sands in northeastern Alberta. Also approved were certain technical changes in the development plan submitted by Syncrude, a consortium of Atlantic Richfield Canada Ltd., Canada-Cities Service Ltd., Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. and .Imperial Oil Ltd. Under the approved schedule, Syncrude will start production of synthetic crude oil on a commercial basis Jan. 1, 1978, instead of January, 1977. as previously proposed. And the board approves syn- crude's proposal to build a power plant at Mildred Lake, 25 miles north of Fort .MeMurray. as an integrated part of the projecte estimated to cost close to million. The board said it agreed with Syncrude that "due to equipment delivery times and construction labor availability, the initial crude production date would be delayed from Jan. 1. 1977 to .Jan. 1, 1978." It said Syncrude's proposed power plant at Mildred Lake "could improve the electric service in the Fort McMurray area." 250 miles northeast of Edmonton. DECIDE SEPT. 17 An application by Alberta Power to build a transmission line to Syncrude's plant at Mildred Lake will be con- sidered by the board at a hear- ing in Edmonton Tuesday. It said the board approved certain process changes re- quested by Syncrude and said these changes will make Syn- crude's proposed development more acceptable on environ- mental considerations. Syncrude has until Sept. 17 to announce whether it is defi- nitely going ahead with its proposed oil sands development, to produce 125.- 000 barrels of synthetic crude a day. Frank Spragins, Syncrude president, said the amendments will not affect, one way or the other, the com- pany's pending decision on whether to go ahead with the development. Mr. Spragins said Syncrude applied last April for a delay in its production start-up date after a survey indicated there was not enough skilled labor available to complete the plant by Jan. 1, 1977. Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. was the first developer of the Athabasca oil sands, which the board said contains 626 billion barrels of proven crude bitumen reserves. Great Canadian started its operation in 1967. Another group Shell Canada Ltd. and Shell Ex- plorer has announced its plans to develop the oil sands. The Shell application will be heard by the board in Calgary Oct. 9. Hocking chair champion wins FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) Lionel Gray. 26, has won this town's rocking-chair endur- ance contest, and after 109 hours and 50 minutes in the swaying chair. The judges said Gray's re- maining adversary. 17-year- old Nancy Mullins, started to nod off with a hot cup of cof- fee in her hands. It spilled on her chair and she said she was quitting. "I'm not going to sit in that coffee." she said. In Pardeeville. Wis., Dennis Schultz spit a watermelon seed 47 feet five inches Sun- day, far outdistancing about 250 competitors in the U.S. watermelon eating and seed- spitting championship. Schultz. 29. sailed his win- ning effort three feet beyond the 44-foot spitting court. Con- test officials said the court would have to be made bigger next vear. 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Columbia Kootenay: Today: Sunny with highs in the 80s.Tonight: Clear but with cloud moving into the Colum- bia district. Lows 45 to 50 Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and a lew showers. Cooler. Highs 70 to 75. MONTANA East of Continental Divide sunny and warm to- day and Wednesday. Isolated thundershowers south portion this afternoon and evening. Highs today and Wednesday 75 to 85. Lows tonight 45 to 55. West of Continental sunny and warm today and Wednesday. Chance of a few thunder- storms this afternoon upper Bitterroot valley. Highs today and Wednesday 75 to 85: Lows tonight mostly 40s. Protect Your Cattle From Lice Flies and Other Annoying insects Use the Original "OLD SCRATCH" CATTLE SCRATCHER GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 Fort Maclcod is in progress. All remaining highways are in good driving condition. Highway I reported bare and dry. 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These four elements concern the individual's biological makeup, the en- Canada's best selling Vodka at the popular price vironment. lifestyle and health delivery systems, he said. "Until now, we have focus- ed most of our attention and most of our resources on the health-care system." he said. "It consumes about 95 cents out of every we spend on health. "Yet when we identify the causes of sickness and death in Canada, we find that they are rooted in the other elements of our concept: Human biology, environment and lifestyle." BEHAVIOR A FACTOR Mr. Lalonde quoted medical authorities who have reported that in developed countries, the individual's health is largely in his own hands. If an individual is born free of inherited diseases and birth defects, and if the costs of his health care are met (either through his income or health then his behavior is the important factor in prolonging his life. "The most significant cause of death in Canada is heart disease." the minister said, adding that the major causes "are obesity, lack of exercise, high fat diets, smoking and all of them deriving from our collective lifestyle and the environment we have created." Motor vehicle accidents are the second largest cause of premature deaths, he said. Too early to negotiate on Alaska highway job OTTAWA (CP) It is too early to negotiate with the United States government on Democratic senator Mike Gravel's proposal to pave the Alaska Highway, Northern Af- fairs Minister .lean Chretien said Monday. He told' Erik Nielsen in the Com- mons that while the proposed million project, which includes paving 310 miles in Canadian territory, has been approved by the U.S. Senate, it. lacks final Congressional approval. Alter that approval would be the time to negotiate, he said. Outside the Commons Mr. Nielsen said the government now should indicate to the U.S. its likes and dislikes about the proposal. Previous proposals by the Americans have included such terms as only U.S. firms receiving contracts and a Canadian commitment to keep the Canadian portion open to the U.S. on a perpetual basis without conditions. DID WE MISS YOU? ANNUAL Apple Drive Help the Kiwanis Clubs of Lethbridge further their work in the community Buy a basket of fancy Mclntcsh apples from a Kiwanian when he calls. It you were missed please phone 328-1705 no I her earth suggested WARSAW (Reuter) -Japa- nese astronomer Toshima Arati has suggested that life similar to that on earth may- exist on another planet about six light years away. Professor Arati is reported to have made the suggestion during a weekend symposium in Torun. Poland. The sym- posium was part of a congress of the International Astronomical Union being held in the country. The Polish news agency PAP reported that Arati referred to observations by American astronomer Van der Kemp of two bodies revolving round the star Bar- nan. Beef export decision pending OTTAWA (CP) The government will decide within a few days whether to lift ex- port controls tin beef going to the United States. Prime Minister Trudeau said Mon- day. The controls went into effect last month when a U.S. freeze on beef prices raised the price paid there for Cana- dian beef and created a meat shortage here. The questions was raised in the Commons by Lome Nystrom (NDP Yorkton Melville) who noted that the U.S. beef price freeze ended during the weekend. He said a government an- nouncement ending the export controls should be made soon for the benefit of farmers. "The matter is under con- Mr. Trudeau replied. A decision would be made within a few days. Bomb scare suspect ill EDMONTON (CP) James Cameron, charged in connection with a bomb scare at. the Edmonton Journal building last month, did not appear in provincial court Monday because of illness. The 65-year-old retired elec- trician, undergoing treatment for cancer in hospital, was re- manded to Sept. 17. Cameron was charged after a man walked into The Jour- nal library Aug. 23 with what he claimed was a bomb and threatened to blow up the building unless the newspaper printed a manifesto quoting philosophers on the state of the world. The man sur- rendered after 3'2 hours when he was shown a copy Of the newspaper with the manifesto. Sabotage charge MONTREAL (CP) The leader of Quebec's largest industrial union said Mon- day the recent federal proposal to pipe Western Canada oil into the province will cost the local economy "tens of thousands of jobs" in the long run. Jean Gerin Lajoie said the federal govern- ment was trying to "sabotage" Quebec- energy policy and he blamed Premier Robert Bourassa for letting it happen. He is vice-president of the Quebec Federa- tion of Labor and leader of a local of the United Steel workers of America. Prime Minister Trudeau announced last Tuesday that the cabinet had approved in principle the extension of a western oil pipeline from Toronto to Montreal. He said the extension would assure Eastern Canada of a secure supply of oil at stable prices. At present, the Borden Line along the Ot- tawa Vallev divides the country into two oil regions. The area west of the Ontario-Quebec border is served by western oil, while Eastern Canada's refining industry is sup- plied by crude oil imported from Venezuela and the Middle East. The Quebec cabinet last May approved in principle a plan to build a superport for giant oil tankers on the lower St. Lawrence River, and to construct a pipeline to Montreal where the oil would be refined at a new facility own- ed and operated by Quebec and Saudi Arab'a. Industry spokesmen say that if the new federal move makes it mandatory for Montreal refineries to process western oil. the need for the superport-pipeline refinery project would evaporate. A meeting between federal and provincial officials on the subject is scheduled for this Friday. Federal Energy Minister Donald Macdonald has said the pipeline extension could be halted if Quebec produced "hard evidence" that it has access to long-term supplies of crude oil from overseas. No extension necessary OTTAWA (CP) Tne Al- berta-Toronto oil pipeline will not necessarily be extended into the Montreal area. Energy Minister Donald Mac- donald said Monday. In reply to Commons ques- tioning. Mr. Macdonald said the government would not order the extension of the pipeline if the Quebec govern- ment can guarantee "absolute security" of retail prices through its Middle East contracts for oil. NDP Leader David Lewis said Prime Minister Trudeau had stated last week that the pipeline will be built. He ask- ed why this position had changed. Mr. Macdonald said it was understood that the prime minister's statement "was subject to conversations with the provinces." The government is willing to forgo the pipeline extension but the Quebec government has produced "no evidence whatsoever" that it can protect Quebec consumers from rising world oil prices. Since 1961, Alberta oil has been used to supply domestic needs as far east as the Ot- tawa Valley and imported oil. which has been cheaper until the recent rapid series of steep increases in supplies from the Middle East, has fed Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. Venezuela also is a large supplier. How's Your Hearing? Montreal. P.Q.-A free offer of special interest to those who hear but do not unders- tand words has been an- nounced by Beltone. A non- operating model of the smallest Beltone aid ever made will be given absolutely free to anyone answering this advertisement. Try it to see how it is worn in the privacy of your own home without cost or obligation of any kind. It's yours to keep, free. It weighs less than a third of an ounce, and it's all at ear level, in one unit. 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