Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, September 26, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 33 Stats bureau book for you OTTAWA (CP) If you are a British Columbian who won- ders how long you can expect to live or a ballet entrepreneur who worries about attendance at your next show, Statistics Canada has a book for you Perspectives Canada, a 321-page book with 346 tables, charts and maps packed with information about Canadians, was released Wednesday The statistics bureau says frankly that it cannot measure love, friendship and spiritual life But it does seek to provide data on quality of life It draws no conclusions, leaving it up to the individual to find his own answers in the information provided The book selects data from 14 different popu lation, family, health, education, work, income, allocation of time, housing, and quality of the environment among and attempts to portray Canadians, their activities and envi- ronments "Like all portraits, it reflects selectivity by the artist in the choice of themes and in the views fiom which various features are to be the publication says PORTRAYS TEXTURE Sylvia Ostry, chief statistician for the agency, said in an interview that the book has been prepared for a wide range of users with the hope of providing "a feel for the texture of Canadian society "We have tended in the past to concentrate on two or three statistical aspects of she said But society is very complex insofar as our personal lives are concerned and more than two or three aspects are involved The agency hopes to put out the volume every two years, she said, taking into account suggestions from persons and groups who use the book Back in sidesaddle again Sidesaddle may be an elegant way to ride but Carol Skeenes of Flor- ence, N J finds that getting on the horse can be neither easy nor elegant Miss Skeenes, a student at Mercer County Community College, finally got the hang of it in spite of her wearing a long blue velvet Victorian-era gown She was attend- ing a sidesaddle "clinic" aimed at recapturing an old riding style Fast train good bet to crack big market OTTAWA (CP) Industry Minister Alastair Gillespie travelled on the fast new Turbo and LRC trains Wednesday rating the LRC as a better bet to break into the big American passenger train market The Canadian-built LRC (light, rapid, comfortable) tram is still being tested but Mr Gillespie said he has been told that Amtrak, the United States federal passenger tram agency, is more interested in it than in United Aircraft s Turbo Officials of the consortium building the LRC said the Amencam market for high- speed passenger trains in the next five or six years amounts to between million and million Bob Raven, vice-president of United Aircraft of Canada Ltd said in an interview that his company remains very much interested in the passenger train business and wants to build more Turbos Canadian National Railways operates the speedy cigar-shaped Turbos on its Montreal Toronto and Montreal-Ottawa routes reporting much more business on these runs than on conven- tional trains The Turbo has been operating without a hitch since January but it was earlier plagued with a series of mishaps Mr Gillespie rode the Turbo from Ottawa to Alexandria, Ont Wednesday and then transferred to the LRC for the remaining portion of the trip to Montreal Representatives of the rival manufacturers mentioned about the same prices for seven-car trains including locomotives Mr Raven said the Turbo price would be about million depending on the number of orders while the LRC price was set at 5 million by a representative of the consortium Membership drive opens OTTAWA (CP) -TheCana- dian Wildlife Federation has launched a massive membership drive to help finance its various conservation and envi- ronment projects It s astounding how many projects are being given the green light without adequate studies first being done to de- termine their potential impact on the CWF President Orville Enckson said Wednesday Membership kits, which will reach about one of every seven households, contain a copy of International Wildlife pursuits, a membership order form and 60 "Christmas stamps depicting colorful birds in winter scenes A membership in the non- profit organization costs 50 a year For the stamps, CWF asks an additional 00 Right now! 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