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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 26-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, September 26, 1973 Rapid rise in food prices OTTAWA (CP) Food prices rose more rapidly than other living costs in eight regional cities in August says Statistics. Canada But transportation particularly gasoline prices led other items in four other cities Statistics Canada said Monday in its monthly report on living costs in 12 major regional cities Food prices rose fastest in Thunder Bay Ont followed closely by Edmonton-Calgary James McGrath Conser vative food price critic challenged the government to visit different regions of Canada to give a personal ac- counting of efforts to meet food price increases Food price rises led other price increases in Halifax 2 5 per cent Montreal, 2 7 per cent Toronto 2 9 per cent Thunder Bay 49 per cent Winnipeg 3 8 pei cent Saska- toon Regma 2 7 per cent Edmonton-Calgary 4 4 per cent and Vancouvei 2 4 pei cent Transportation costs headed the list ot consumer price in creases in St John s, Nfld 4 1 per cent Saint John, N B 3 3 per cent Quebec City 2 7 per cent and Ottawa 4 2 per cent ALL ROSE Over all consumer price in- dexes rose in all regional cities surveyed by Statistics Canada Increases ranged between one per cent in Saskatoon-Regma and 1 9 per cent in St John b The consumer price index in this Statistic Canada report measures the movements in prices in a particular city Price indexes cannot be com- pared between cities the gov ernment agency says YAMAHA ORGAN SALE You can save Money when you buy Yamaha and here is why New models will be arriving soon I beral discounts on this years models Free Del very Complete mus c course with the Yamaha organ o' your choice including 60 popular numbers for the organ Liberal trade in allowances NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY! See the complete line of Yamaha Organs at f II SUPPLIES LTD. Corner 3rd Ave. and 13th St. S. Mi MtGiath said the latest Statistics. Canada figures once again confum that ris ing lood prices are a national CIIS1S With increases ranging fiom 24 pei cent to 4 9 per cent in one month manv cities are teehng the effects of price disparities particularly the cities of Winnipeg and Thunder Bay he said Refeinng to a visit by the cabinet to Saint John to meet a citizens s delegation last weekend Mr McGrath said the prime minister should visit all regions to explain price disparities and why thev exist Winnipeg Living costs climbed 1 1 per cent during tne month and 7 3 per cent over the previous 12 months Food cost advanced 3 8 per cent led by higher meat fish poultry vegetable and fruit prices There were also small increases in housing and clothing costs Saskatoon Regma The consumer index rose one per cent in August and 6 7 per cent dunng the vear Food prices climbed 2 7 per cent with vegetable meat and poultry prices the main contributors Ldmonton Calgary Food prices galloped ahead 4 4 per cent helping boost the over-all consumer index 1 2 per cent in August The general increase from August 1972 uas 74 per cent Meat pouitrs dairv produce biken fiesh produce and restaurant meal costs were the mam items in the food price inuease There were smaller increases in such ittms as housing transport md recreation Vancouver The general consumer index advanced 1 1 per cent in August and 7