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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - January 5, 1979, Winnipeg, Manitoba Economic Comment Architect genius on solarwindmill energy By DIAN COHEN MOKTftSAL Nofffiafi Slatef is a Hes not the kiftd of genius whos ffiade head lines at least not But he has aft encyclopedic knowledge of alternate energy and one of his contributions to Cana das future well being is to have convinced Ottawa it should do something more constructive about energy than send up a lot of hot Slater is a Montrealbased chitect Who knew what he want ed to Me wanted to mount an exhibit for Canadians in such a way that solar and Wind turbines and photovol taic cells would be more than words they vaguely remem bered from their high school science Convinced that energy prices can go nowhere but Slater has believed for years that re newable energy sources eouid provide much More heat and light for Canadians if enly we would invest part of our enor mous talents in developing With all that in Slater slogged through a lot of bureau cratic hassles to finally design and build his model just two doors away from the Prime Ministers home on Sussex Drive in For more than one hundred saw grist tanneries and breweries flourished on what is now Sussek thanks to the Water power generated by the Rideau As recently as a decade the power plant supplied energy to National Re search CdUftei And its jn this site that the National Research Council spon sored Slaters exhibit of ways to attract power froffi the sun and the wind of energy like the fails are naturally The exhibit is about the size of a three bedroom house In power The building was built with all the energy conserva tion principles in mind is well it a large picture window facing south to catch the It has a solar collectors and cells on the roof to supply both heat and As you walk through the the devices which power the stereo tape which turn on the lights and warm the are ingen iously designed sd you can ac tually see how they There are several private homes in Canada which have been built incorporating renew able energy sourcestheyve been built by pretty affluent there is no question that they work to save But there are two problems which stand in the way of notso rich Canadians making an indi vidual contribution to energy ef One is that it is initially expensive to insulate a It takes considerable Determina tion to set aside several thou sand dollars even With the cer tain knowledge that the expenditure Will be paid back within five years in smaller fuel The governments incen tive scheme of subsidizing home insulation went by the boards in its austerity the second problem is that solar cells are still very expen more expensive than conventional But there isnt a researcher in the Slater who Isnt con vinced that research time and money will result in the kind of breakthrough that has slashed the price Of other electronic de Think OfWhat pocket cal culators cost eight years ago and what they cost Canadas hope for the future lies in the imagination and ge nitis of people like Norman Slater people who arent pre pared to wait for someone else to invent discover develop H Copyright 1978 ECCO Features UGG chief seeks pledges before crow is changed No changes in the statu tory grain freight rates should be made until the benefits to western farmers and im provements in the trans portation system are both the president of United Grain Growers Mac Runciman said Thursday that there many disadvan tages to the Crow rate as it is currently applied that it was vital that discus sions be held to find a way to generally accept able Speaking at the annual meeting of the Palliser Wheat Growers Associa in Runciman warned that if a solution wasnt found to grain trans portation the government must and should impose a Just remember that if the government imposes a sys tem on we going to control where elevators are going to be The cheapest system from the railroads stand point is 20 to 30 inland ter and if the govern ment is forced to pay for that could well be the grain elevator system of the fu The big question he saw was how and where to nego tiate without philosophical We heed a meeting between farmers and government to examine the he Runciman showed the au dience what would happen to prices if freight rates on Prairie grains were in creased 300 per the amount generally agreed as one that would compen sate the railways for losses in hauling grain under cur rent statutory His figures showed Sas katchewan cattle feeders would feed for cents per pound of grain cheaper than Quebec Costs to Saskatchewan feeders for barley would be a tonne less than under current How Saskatchewan grain growers would receive a tonne less for both wheat board and open mar ket barley after the higher freight costs were deduct Applying the same in crease in freight rates to rapeseed and wheat showed rapeseed would fare best of all the grains and oilseeds under such freight rate due to its higher price per OFFER EXTENDED MONTREAL CP Air Canada has extended its takeover offer of a share to the shareholders of Nordair to The deadline was to run out Thursday An airline spokesman said the extension is to make up for the Christmas holidays and to allow re maining shareholders to consider the 55555 CREDIT SUISSE Rolf Kaiser Credit Suisse announces the appointment of Rolf Kaiser as Director of Corporate Rela tions for the Companys new offices in Kaiser holds a Swiss bank ing degree and started with the Bank in Switzerland in 1962 before emigrating to Canada in He now rejoins the Bank with 16 years of experience in Swiss and Canadian Muffler firm likes Quebec TORONTO CP An United Statesowned muffler com pany has found Quebec to be a lucrative Victor presi dent of Superior Muffler Canada of said when the company in vaded the Canadian market in mid1977 it avoided Que bec because of its restric tive language But we changed our mind in 1978 and put on a real push he said Thursday in an When Loscalzo moved to Canada to start operations here for the New York based he hoped to sign 50 to 60 Canadian dealers by the end of But the reception was and we ended up signing 120 in the first six months or Amerada Hess record CLASSIFIED IN THE FREE PRESS SEE PAGE 34 Canadawide Eatons man joins Bay Plastic sales hike expected Most Canadian plastics processors and resin suppliers expect a sales increase of more than 10 per cent this a survey by the Society of the Plastics Industry of Canada The survey says 53 per cent of processors and 70 per cent of resin suppliers surveyed predicted sales will rise more than 10 per cent in The remainder expect an increase of three to 10 per Last year was more profitable than expected with 59 per cent of processors and 70 per cent of suppliers realizing a sales increase of more than 10 per In line with higher profits also rose last year for 69 per cent of the processors and 60 per cent of the A price increase instituted by almost threequarters of the processors and suppliers was partially responsible for increased sales and profits in Firm moving operation Reliance Telecommunications Products has noti fied employees that it will be closing its telephone equipment plant in Stratford and moving operations to its plant in David vicepresident and general manager of the Stratford said the move will eliminate duplication of operations between the Stratford plant and the companys Lorain Products plant in Production is being moved to Thomas because the plant there is owned by the company whereas the Straford plant is he Mountain said the equipment used in Thomas is heavier and would be more expensive to He did not know whether the plants 18 office workers and 32 hourly workers would be laid off at one time or in wine sales soar Wine sales have almost doubled in Quebec since small grocery stores began stocking some brands in a liquor corporation official said this Executive VicePresident Fernand Pepin of the Quebec Liquor said wine sales in the boards 340 which previously were the sole outlets for wine in the also increased since that About million gallons of valued at million were delivered to the grocery stores between 18 and corporation statistics At that rate the new outlets should sell about 9 million gallons in the next nine Pepin In 1977 the board sold million gallons of Bombardier fortunes improve Bombardier of Montreal reports a profit for the nine months ending of or per share afterextraordinary In the same period last the company lost or a Bombardier also announced thirdquarter sales of compared with for the last fiscal figure brings total sales for the first nine months of 1978 to a 54percent increase over the earned during the same period in In the companys quarterly Bombardier president Laurent Beaudoin said almost all divisions and subsi diaries contributed to the But the Rail and Diesel Power Division and the Thermal Products Division formerly MLW Industries had not yet reached the breakeven Wheat board appointments The Canadian Wheat Board has announced appointment of Dick Jefferson as general direct of management information services division and Robert Hamilton direc tor of planning and coordination in the grain transporta tion Jefferson has been associated with develop ment of wheat board computer facilities since the first installation at Winnipeg head office in He replaces who retired after 40 years service in the Hamilton replaces Robert Niemi who was recently seconded to a special longrange planning Hamil ton has held various sales department positions since joining the board in and was made senior projects officer in Argus increases holdings Argus has increased its shares of Dominion Stores and raised its direct interest in Hollinger Mines both of The moves are part of a new management strategy designed to build holdings in some of the companys affiliates and sell interests in During the holding company sold its shares in Domtar of a 17 per cent for It has increased its share of food retailer Dominion Stores of Toronto to per cent and of Hollinger Mines of Toronto to per The purchase of Dominion Stores shares was reported in Arguss annual Argus now owns Concern over solution gas The Energy Resources Conservation Board has warned Alberta oil and natural gas producers it is concerned about the volumes of solution gas bejng flared from wells in West pembina Since solution gas is a partner product of production from Nisku oil a geological formation within the West PembJna the concern jndJrectJy reflects the of drjjjjng jn the Chuck sales promotion west ern stores for the Winnipeg has ac cepted the position of mar keting and sales promotion for Hudsons Bay Grant expresses enthusi asm about the challenge and opportunity of invol vement in The Bays major effort to make bigger in roads in the Eastern Cana dian The move to buy Simpsons makes it ap parent that a big effort in new development is para mount in thinking at The It is desireable to be where the action Grant before cleaning out his desk in the eighth Portage office he has operated out of forseven Grant started with Eatons in spent 20 years in retail advertising and sales and ran the Montreal Santa Glaus parade for three In 1976 he moved to Freiman Department Stores in Ottawa and after years was invited back to Eatons as sales promo tion director in Interests have involved Grant in advertising and sales better business chambers of com merce and tie is past presi dent of the Downtown Win nipeg DRILLING REPORTED TORONTO CP Willroy Mines has re ported participating in the drilling of 24 exploratory and development wells dur at a cost of about The company said seven of the wells were in three in British six in Texas and eight in LABELS ATTACHED TORONTO CP Mat tel Canada has an nounced the initiation of a voluntary program of at taching labels on ware house inventories of certain of its Battlestar Galactica line of space The com pany said the label caution ing against pointing or fir ing red missiles into the mouth or towarJ the face will be affixed despite the fact the products meet or exceed all existing and pro posed product safety stan ASSISTANT PURCHASING AGENT Large firm requires an individual with manufac turing background to as sist in purchasing and expediting of mainte and operating Some customs knowl edge would be an Salary APPLY BOX 848 FREE PRESS START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT IMMEDIATE CASH RETURNS PART TIME BUSINESS A special opportunity exists to enable the small Investor to go Into a business for himself on a part lime This can grow Into a full time business before too Only 4 to 6 hours a week required to Multiple discount centres installs display units of fast moving discount merchandise in stores to be serviced by ap pointed Selected individuals who qualify will need a minimum investment of to Only serious applicants need To arrange for a qualifying ap write giving back ground to BOX 786 FREE PRESS MULTIPLE DISCOUNT CENTRES A DIVISION OF DIRECT SALES CONSULTANTS 1959 MUSIC MAN Required for licensed premises five days a week four hours per Must communicate well with the public and be able to create a partylike Must furnish own sound systems and Submit personal resume and photo graph to Free Press Box 847 DRIVERS Young must be to train as driving must provide drivers abstract with clear driving must be of good moral be neat in appearance and able to meet and deal with the public effec If Interested please call 7837161 from 10 am to 3 for confidential interview REPRESENTATIVE Sales opportunity for an aggressive sales motivated Route Sales Person tocall on Grocery Chains and Confectipnery in the Winnipeg vehicle excellent company Plesse send resymt to Hgittii Feed Product 1101 Pacific 1Q7 HEAVY DUTY LICENSED MECHANICS LOCWIWi CALGARY We WIN be taking applications January 9th AND AT the WINNIPEG Contact GORDON PEARDON 957135O FOR APPOINTMENT ACCOUNTANT Distributor and manufacturer of marine and snow mobile products requires an accountant to assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements and to supervise the accounting Candidate should possess a minimum of 3 years related experience and be enrolled at the intermediate level in the or Previous experience in systems would be an Salary commensurate with Resumes stat ing expected salary should be forward to ARCTIC SPORTS PRODUCTS 1615 INKSTER R2X 2V1 RAY SALES REPRESENTATIVE Bata one of Canadas largest footwear manufacturers requires selfmotivated enthusiastic sales person to sell an established range of branded family footwear to shoe retailers in Manitoba and Northwestern Previous experience in the footwear business is desireable but not All replies strictly Forward resume direct to BATA FOOTWEAR 1025155 Carlton R3C 3H8 Att Fred Macneall ESTIMATOR PLANT MANAGER Engineer Required for above position sett starter Managerial ability 30 man shop knowledge of Code Pressure Vessels Exchangers Boiler Manufacture and Assistance available for relo JOHNSTONE FABRICATORS 1250 Render Street V6A 1W8 HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE Invite applications for the position of HEAD NURSE ACUTE BED MEDICINE The incumbent shall coordinate and supervise staff and will do ward management and have the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team with Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with the and have demonstrated excellence in clinical positions are open equally to men and Interested persons should apply in including a complete resume detailing education and experience to Manager Employment A Training Health Sciences Centre 700 William Avenue Manitoba R3E OZ3 ASSISTANT MANAGER LIFE INSURANCE PROPERTY INVESTMENTS BRANCH WINNIPEG opportunity Emphasis will be on production and process ing of new mortgage Experience in the mortgage field University graduate appraisal qualifi cations Please send resume in confidence to BOX 846 FREE PRESS SEUCO MINING CORPORATION SOUTH BAY CMV1SION Requires DWfT and STORE MINERS ai excellent recreation assiftant mine will 18 f9r ppsitionn the 344 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