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THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, JULY 15, 1998


     Alberta Regulation 115/98

     Public Trustee Act

     PUBLIC TRUSTEE COMMON FUND
     INTEREST RATE REGULATION

     Filed:  June 16, 1998

Made by the Public Trustee pursuant to section 26(1) of the Public Trustee
Act.


Interest rate
1   On and after August 1, 1998 the interest payable in respect of estates,
the money of which forms the Common Fund, shall

     (a)  be at the rate of 7.50% per annum calculated on the minimum
monthly balance held in each estate account, and

     (b)  be credited to individual estate accounts on the last day of
each month.


Repeal
2   The Public Trustee Common Fund Interest Rate Regulation (AR 253/96) is
repealed.


Coming into force
3   This Regulation comes into force on August 1, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 116/98

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 244/98) pursuant to
Schedule 2, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


1   The Public Service Pension Plan (AR 368/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 117.5:

Transitional - Provincial Mental Health Advisory Board
     117.6(1)  From the effective date of section 117.6 until the end of
December 1998, this Regulation is to be read as if the changes described in
subsections (2) to (6) constituted amendments to the provisions of this
Regulation referred to in those subsections.

     (2)  The following is to be treated as added after section 2(1)(o.2):

               (o.3)     "effective date of section 117.6" means the
beginning of the effective date as of which the staff members in question
formerly employed in Alberta Health by the Crown become employed by PMHAB
pursuant to the PMHAB transfer agreement;

     (3)  Section 2(1)(p) is to be treated as changed

               (a)  by adding "or PMHAB" after "or Lakeland College";

               (b)  by adding "or a person employed by PMHAB who is a
participant of the Local Authorities Pension Plan" after "section
10(1)(c.8) of the Local Authorities Pension Plan".

     (4)  The following is to be treated as added after section 2(1)(aa):

               (aa.1)    "PMHAB" means the Provincial Mental Health
Advisory Board, to whom responsibility for the delivery of certain programs
is to be transferred from Alberta Health under the PMHAB transfer agreement
on or about April 1, 1998;

               (aa.2)    "PMHAB transfer agreement" means the
applicable agreement whose execution was approved by Order in Council
numbered OC 630/97, between the Crown, as represented by the Minister of
Health, and PMHAB;

     (5)  Section 10(1) is to be treated as changed by adding the
following after clause (c.9):

               (c.10)    employees who

                         (i)  are employed by PMHAB after the
effective date of section 117.6, and

                         (ii) work in circumstances where, had they
been employed by the Crown to work before the effective date of section
117.6, they would have been participants of this Plan,

                    while they remain employed by PMHAB;

               (c.11)    employees of PMHAB transferred by Alberta
Health to PMHAB under the PMHAB transfer agreement and who were
participants of the Plan immediately prior to their becoming employees of
PMHAB on the effective date of section 117.6, while they remain employed by
PMHAB;

     (6)  References in this section to a provision of this Plan are to be
treated as references to that provision as treated as altered by sections
117.1 to 117.5 and by this section.

     (7)  For the purposes of this section, a person who works for the
Crown in Alberta Health immediately before the effective date of section
117.6 and who continues to work for PMHAB after that time is deemed to
become employed by PMHAB at the beginning of the effective date of section
117.6, regardless of when the person actually becomes employed by it.

     (7.1)  This section comes into force if, and on the date when, the
PMHAB transfer agreement is executed, but only if that execution occurs in
1998.

     (8)  This section is repealed as at the end of December 31, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 117/98

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION PLAN
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 245/98) pursuant to
Schedule 5, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


1   The Management Employees Pension Plan (AR 367/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 117.5:

Transitional - Provincial Mental Health Advisory Board
     117.6(1)  From the effective date of section 117.6 until the end of
December 1998, this Regulation is to be read as if the changes described in
subsections (2) to (6) constituted amendments to the provisions of this
Regulation referred to in those subsections.

     (2)  The following is to be treated as added after section 2(1)(o.2):

               (o.3)     "effective date of section 117.6" means the
beginning of the effective date as of which the staff members in question
formerly employed in Alberta Health by the Crown become employed by PMHAB
pursuant to the PMHAB transfer agreement;

     (4)  The following is to be treated as added after section 2(1)(aa):

               (aa.1)    "PMHAB" means the Provincial Mental Health
Advisory Board, to whom responsibility for the delivery of certain programs
is to be transferred from Alberta Health under the PMHAB transfer agreement
at certain dates between May 1 and December 31, 1998;

               (aa.2)    "PMHAB transfer agreement" means the
applicable agreement whose execution was approved by Order in Council
numbered OC 630/97, between the Crown, as represented by the Minister of
Health, and PMHAB;

     (5)  Section 10 is to be treated as changed by adding the following
after clause (c.9):

               (c.10)    employees who

                         (i)  are employed by PMHAB after the
effective date of section 117.6, and

                         (ii) work in circumstances where, had they
been employed by the Crown to work before the effective date of section
117.6, they would have been participants of this Plan,

                    while they remain employed by PMHAB;

               (c.11)    employees of PMHAB transferred by Alberta
Health to PMHAB under the PMHAB transfer agreement and who were
participants of the Plan immediately prior to their becoming employees of
PMHAB on the effective date of section 117.6, while they remain employed by
PMHAB;

     (6)  References in this section to a provision of this Plan are to be
treated as references to that provision as treated as altered by sections
117.2 to 117.5 and by this section.

     (7)  For the purposes of this section, a person who works for the
Crown in Alberta Health immediately before the effective date of section
117.6 and who continues to work for PMHAB after that time is deemed to
become employed by PMHAB at the beginning of the effective date of section
117.6, regardless of when the person actually becomes employed by it.

     (7.1)  This section comes into force if, and on the date when, the
PMHAB transfer agreement is executed, but only if that execution occurs in
1998.

     (8)  This section is repealed as at the end of December 31, 1998.

     Alberta Regulation 118/98

     Senatorial Selection Act

     PAYMENTS REGULATION

     Filed:  June 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 258/98) pursuant to
section 29 of the Senatorial Selection Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Grants    2
Fees re municipality     3
Fees re Metis settlement 4
Population of municipality    5
Population of Metis settlement     6
Repeal    7
Expiry    8


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "municipality" means a municipality as defined in the Municipal
Government Act;

     (b)  "ward" means a ward or electoral division under the Municipal
Government Act.


Grants
2  The Minister of Municipal Affairs may make grants for the conducting of
a vote under Part 3 of the Senatorial Selection Act in accordance with this
Regulation.


Fees re municipality
3(1)  Where no election under the Local Authorities Election Act is
required in a municipality or within the area of a ward, the elected
authority or other body that conducts the vote under the Senatorial
Selection Act in that municipality or ward shall be paid a fee of $1.80 per
capita or $1500, whichever is the greater.

(2)  Where an election under the Local Authorities Election Act is required
in a municipality or within the area of a ward, the elected authority or
other body that conducts the vote under the Senatorial Selection Act in
that municipality or ward shall be paid a fee of $0.90 per capita or $750,
whichever is the greater.


Fees re Metis settlement
4   Where a Metis settlement council is required to conduct a vote under
the Senatorial Selection Act, the Metis settlement shall be paid a fee of
$1.80 per capita or $1500, whichever is the greater.


Population of municipality
5(1)  The population of a municipality is

     (a)  that established for 1998 under the Determination of Population
Regulation (AR 371/94), or 

     (b)  where a municipality has not conducted a census for 1998 under
the Determination of Population Regulation (AR 371/94), that determined
using the latest official population list of the Department of Municipal
Affairs.

(2)  In order to determine the total amount to be paid on a per capita
basis in respect of a ward in a municipality, the population of the ward is
determined by dividing the total population of that municipality by the
number of wards.


Population of Metis settlement
6   The population of a Metis settlement area is that determined by the
most recent census conducted by the Metis Settlements General Council.


Repeal
7   The Payments Regulation (AR 221/89) is repealed.


Expiry
8   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on December 31, 2004.


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     Alberta Regulation 119/98

     Senatorial Selection Act

     VOTING SUBDIVISIONS REGULATION

     Filed:  June 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 259/98) pursuant to
section 29 of the Senatorial Selection Act.


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "elected authority" means an elected authority under the Local
Authorities Election Act and includes the council of the City of
Lloydminster; 

     (b)  "local authority" means an advisory committee of an improvement
district or special area or the council of a summer village;

     (c)  "local jurisdiction" means an improvement district, special
area or Indian Reserve or a park as defined in the National Parks Act
(Canada).


Voting subdivisions
2   Where an elected authority or a local authority has entered into an
agreement with the Minister of Municipal Affairs under section 40(5) of the
Senatorial Selection Act to conduct a vote on the Minister's behalf in one
or more local jurisdictions, the elected authority or local authority, as
the case may be, may combine the local jurisdictions and divide them into
one or more voting subdivisions.


Repeal
3   The Voting Subdivisions Regulation (AR 208/89) is repealed.


Expiry
4   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on December 31, 2004.


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     Alberta Regulation 120/98

     Residential Tenancies Act

     RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES EXEMPTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 261/98) pursuant to
section 51 of the Residential Tenancies Act.


1   The Residential Tenancies Exemption Regulation (AR 227/92) is amended
by this Regulation. 


2   Section 2 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Refusal of assignment/
sublease
     2   The Banff Housing Corporation may refuse to give its consent to
the assignment or sublease of a residential tenancy agreement under section
16.1(2.1) of the Act if

               (a)  the assignment or sublease is to a person who does
not qualify as a bona fide resident under the terms of that agreement,

               (b)  the assignment or sublease is to a person who does
not meet the eligible resident requirements defined in the National Parks
Lease and Licence of Occupation Regulations (1991) SOR/92-25 under the
National Parks Act (Canada),

               (c)  the tenant has not obtained the consent in writing
of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, or

               (d)  the Banff Housing Corporation has reasonable
grounds to believe that the assignment or sublease is to a person who does
not meet the Corporation's qualification requirements to acquire an
interest in a residential tenancy agreement.


3   This Regulation comes into force on July 1, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 121/98

     Senatorial Selection Act
     Local Authorities Election Act

     SENATORIAL SELECTION REGULATION

     Filed:  June 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 263/98) pursuant to
section 29 of the Senatorial Selection Act.


     Table of Contents

Forms     1
Additional forms    2
Term of a Senate nominee 3
Repeal    4
Expiry    5

Schedule


Forms
1   The forms, oaths and notices required to be in a prescribed form under
the Senatorial Selection Act are set out in the Schedule.


Additional forms
2   If an election under the Senatorial Selection Act is to be held in
conjunction with general elections under the Local Authorities Election
Act, in addition to the forms prescribed in the Schedule, the forms
prescribed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs under the Senatorial
Selection and Local Authorities Election Forms Regulation must be used for
the purposes of conducting the elections.


Term of a Senate nominee
3   For the purpose of section 3(2)(c) of the Act, the term of a Senate
nominee commences on the day the person is declared elected under the Act
and expires on nomination day of the 2nd general election held under the
Local Authorities Election Act following the election of the Senate
nominee.


Repeal
4   The Senatorial Selection Regulation (AR 205/89) is repealed.


Expiry
5   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on December 31, 2004.


     SCHEDULE

     FORM 1


Province of Alberta Senatorial Selection Act
     (Section 5)    








     WRIT UNDER THE SENATORIAL SELECTION ACT

          Canada
Province of Alberta

Elizabeth The Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom, Canada
and her other Realms and Territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth,
Defender of the Faith.

To    (Name of Chief Electoral Officer)   , Chief Electoral Officer, in the
Province of Alberta, Greeting:


We command you that, notice of the time and place of election being given,
you do cause an election to be held to elect      person(s) in accordance
with the Senatorial Selection Act, and you do cause a nomination of a
candidate(s) to be held on the       day of             ,      , and in the
event of a poll being granted you do cause a poll to be taken on the      
day of             ,      , and you do cause the name of the person(s) so
elected by the electors of the Province of Alberta to be certified to the
President of the Executive Council.

Dated at the City of Edmonton in the Province of Alberta, this           
day of             ,     .

          By Order:
                                                  Lieutenant
Governor

Received the writ on the        day of       ,     .
     Chief Electoral Officer





     FORM 2


Chief Electoral Officer  Senatorial Selection Act
        Alberta     (Section 46)








     Senatorial Selection
     Proclamation

For the purpose of electing a person(s) according to the Senatorial
Selection Act whose name(s) is (are) to be submitted by the Government of
Alberta to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada as a person(s) who may be
summoned to the Senate of Canada for the purpose of filling a vacancy or
vacancies relating to Alberta, Public Notice is hereby given to the
electors that the following are fixed pursuant to the Senatorial Selection
Act:

Nomination of Candidates

Commencing immediately and continuing until 2:00 p.m. on     (Day of the
week)   ,   (Day/Month/Year)   , excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays,
nomination papers may be filed with the Office of the Chief Electoral
Officer during normal business hours at Suite 100, 11510 Kingsway Avenue,
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G 2Y5, for a candidate under the Senatorial Selection
Act.

Voting Day

Voting will take place on the            day of                 ,    ,
between the hours of           a.m. and           p.m.

Announcement of Official Results

The announcement of official results will take place at the Office of the
Chief Electoral Officer on    (Day/Month/Year)    at    (Time)   .

Additional information concerning Senatorial Selection may be obtained from
the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Suite 100, 11510 Kingsway
Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5G 2Y5, Telephone 403/427-7191, or from the
Returning Officer in the applicable Local Jurisdiction:

Local Jurisdiction
Returning Officer
Address
Telephone




















Issued    (Date)    by    (Chief Electoral Officer)   

     God Save the Queen



     FORM 3

Chief Electoral Officer  Senatorial Selection Act
      Alberta  (Section 11)   








     Senatorial Selection
     Nomination Paper

The electors whose names appear on the attached lists hereby nominate:

     (Given Name/Initial(s)/Surname)    

of  (Address within Alberta where documents may be served and notices
given)  as a Candidate for the purpose of electing a person according to
the Senatorial Selection Act, whose name is to be submitted by the
Government of Alberta to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada as a person
who may be summoned to the Senate of Canada for the purpose of filling a
vacancy relating to Alberta, and that they desire the person to be
described on the ballot paper as:

     (Any combination of Given Name, Initial(s) or Nickname and Surname)   
representing          (Registered Political Party or independent)     

     Declaration of Candidate and  Appointment
     of Official Agent

I,    (Candidate)   , declare that I am eligible according to the
Senatorial Selection Act to be a Candidate and I consent to my nomination.
I appoint      (Name)     of
                   (Address)               ,                (Telephone
Number)          ,
as my Official Agent.

I further declare that I am a registered candidate under the Election
Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act and that (check one)

     (a)      the attached certificate from (Registered Political Party)
confirms my endorsement as the official Candidate under the Senatorial
Selection Act.

     or

     (b)      I am an independent Candidate under the Senatorial
Selection Act.

      (Date)              (Candidate's Signature)      

     

     Receipt for Deposit and Nomination Paper

Received from           (Candidate or Official Agent)          the sum of
$4,000 as a nomination deposit and the nomination paper filed pursuant to
the Senatorial Selection Act.

            (Date)                     (Chief Electoral Officer)    




     FORM 4


Chief Electoral Officer  Senatorial Selection Act
      Alberta  (Section 11)   
     Page ____ of ____








     Senatorial Selection
     Nomination Paper - Declaration of Support

We the undersigned qualified electors of the Province of Alberta hereby
nominate:

     (Given Name/Initial(s)/Surname)     of

     (Address) 
as a candidate under the Senatorial Selection Act, whose name is to be
submitted to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada for the purpose of
filling a vacancy in the Senate of Canada.


Name of Elector
Address
Telephone 
Signature
Date































     Affidavit of Attesting Witness

I, the undersigned elector, swear (or solemnly affirm) that I witnessed the
signatures of the electors recorded on this Nomination Paper.


SWORN (OR AFFIRMED) BEFORE     )
ME at the                                of   )
            , in the Province of    )
Alberta, the       day of           ,        .     )
                )   
                )
                                                      )     
(Returning Officer, Justice of the Peace           )    (Signature of
Attesting Witness)
Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public)      )




     FORM 5

Chief Electoral Officer            Senatorial Selection Act
      Alberta                      (Section 11)      








     Senatorial Selection
     Candidate's Nomination
     Endorsement Certificate

I certify that      (Nominee) 
is a Candidate officially endorsed by the:

     (Name of Registered Political Party)    
for an election under the Senatorial Selection Act.



    (Date)                                                         
     (Signature of authorized Representative
     of the Registered Political Party)     


     To be used by nominees of registered political parties.
     To be filed with nomination paper.



     FORM 6


Chief Electoral Officer  Senatorial Selection Act
        Alberta     (Section 14)    





     Senatorial Selection
     Acclamation


I hereby certify and declare that the person(s) elected for the Province of
Alberta pursuant to the writ under the Senatorial Selection Act is (are):

          Name(s)   Political Affiliation    
                                                  
                                                  
                                                  



     No other candidates having been nominated.
     or
     The other candidate(s) having withdrawn.

      (Date)                                 
     Chief Electoral Officer         




     FORM 7

Chief Electoral Officer  Senatorial Selection Act
      Alberta  (Section 18)      






     Senatorial Selection
     Official Agents of Nominated Candidates


Candidate and Political Affiliation
Official Agent
Address/
Telephone No.


     
     
     
     
     


     
     
     
     
     


     
     
     
     
     


                                                             
     Chief Electoral Officer


     Names to appear in alphabetical order based on candidate's surname.
     Given name or initial(s) to precede surname.



     FORM 8





     Senatorial
     Election
      (year) 



Back of Ballot



Initials of DRO





































     FORM 9





     Senatorial Election

This ballot shall not be marked for
more than  (number of candidate(s) to be elected)  candidate(s).


Front of Ballot

Name of Candidate Political Party or Independent





Name of Candidate Political Party or Independent





Name of Candidate Political Party or Independent





Name of Candidate Political Party or Independent





Name of Candidate Political Party or Independent




     FORM 10

Chief Electoral Officer  Senatorial Selection Act
        Alberta     (Section 20)   








     Senatorial Selection
     Affidavit of Printer

I,                                   , swear (or solemnly affirm):

that by direction of the Chief Electoral Officer for the Province of
Alberta I printed ballots for use at the election to be held under the
Senatorial Selection Act on the                 day of             ,      ;

that the attached sample shows the description of the ballots printed by
me;

that I supplied the Chief Electoral Officer with   (number of ballots)   of
such ballots; and

that no other of such ballots were printed by or supplied by me to anyone.

Sworn (or affirmed) before me at
the       (City, Town, etc.)          
of    (Name of City, Town, etc.)                                 
in the Province of Alberta, this   (Signature of Printer)  
             day of               ,      .

                                              
(Justice of the Peace, Commissioner
       for Oaths or Notary Public)

     FORM 11

Chief Electoral Officer
         Alberta
     Senatorial Selection Act
     (Section 21,52)
     Page ____ of _____


     Senatorial Selection
     Statement of Official Results

         Respecting Votes and Ballots Used at the Voting Station(s) for the
Electoral Division or Local Jurisdiction of _______    (ALL BLANKS MUST BE
FILLED IN AND
                  at the Election Held According to the Senatorial
Selection Act on the __ day of ______, ___     ADDITIONS MADE AND TOTALLED)     




Name, political affiliation and number of votes polled for EACH candidate





























     VOTES AT EACH POLL
Ballots Sent out and How
     Disposed of at Poll



Voting

Station No.

(if applicable)
Voting Station


Name or Location
























     A
























     B
























     C
























     1


    





















     2
     3

     
  4

   5



   6



 7



     8

































Subtotal/Total












     CERTIFIED CORRECT             
THIS COPY TO BE FORWARDED TO CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER ON COMPLETION
          (Returning Officer)               



     FORM 12

Chief Electoral Officer  Senatorial Selection Act
       Alberta (Section 21)       








     Senatorial Selection
     Certificate and Return

I hereby certify that at the election held under the Senatorial Selection
Act on the              day of                     ,     , the following
candidates received the number of votes set opposite their names:


Name of Candidate
Political Affiliation
Votes Received























I hereby certify that the person(s) elected under the Senatorial Selection
Act is(are):


     Name
     Political Affiliation



















Dated at                     , Alberta

        (Date)                     (Chief Electoral Officer)          


     One copy to be provided to each candidate or
     the candidate's official agent.


     FORM 13



   Chief Electoral Officer    Senatorial Selection Act   
        Alberta     (Section 23)     









     Senatorial Selection
     Disclaimer



     I,     (Print Name of Disclaimant)    , having been declared elected
at 
     the     (Day/Month/Year)     election under the Senatorial Selection
Act, request that my name not be submitted to the Queen's Privy Council for
Canada, or that, if my name has been submitted, the submission be
withdrawn; and do hereby disclaim my right to have
     my name forwarded to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.



         (Print Name of Disclaimant)                                           
   
                             (Signature)               
     
          (Print Name of Witness)                                         
   
     (Signature)               
     
         (Print Address of Witness)    


          Filed at my office this                day of                    
,       .

                                                
     Chief Electoral Officer         





     FORM 14

Chief Electoral Officer
         Alberta
     Senatorial Selection Act
     (Section 21,52)
     Page ____ of _____


     Senatorial Selection
     Tabulation of Official Results

     Respecting Votes and Ballots Used at the     (ALL BLANKS MUST BE FILLED
IN AND
                           Election Held According to the Senatorial
Selection Act on the ___ day of _____, __         ADDITIONS MADE AND
TOTALLED)




Name, political affiliation and number of votes polled for EACH candidate

     VOTES POLLED
Ballots Sent out and How
     Disposed of at Poll



Electoral

Division No.

(if applicable)
Electoral Division 

or

Local Jurisdiction



















     A



















     B



















     C














    




      1



    2



     3



   4


    5



   6



  7



















     8

































Subtotal/Total












     CERTIFIED CORRECT             
          (Chief Electoral Officer)              

     Alberta Regulation 122/98

     Victims of Crime Act

     VICTIMS' BENEFITS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 265/98) pursuant to
section 17 of the Victims of Crime Act.


1   The Victims' Benefits Regulation (AR 201/97) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 3(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (2)  If

               (a)  a victim in respect of the victim's injury, or 

               (b)  a dependant or another person who is eligible for
financial benefits in respect of the victim's death

     is under 18 years of age, the application may be made on behalf of
that person by a parent or guardian of the person unless the person
satisfies the Director that the person is living independently of a parent
or guardian.


3   Section 5 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (4) and substituting the following:

          (4)  Regardless of the number of dependants or other persons
eligible for financial benefits in respect of a victim's death, the maximum
amount payable to the dependants or other persons is the amount set out in
Band 12 of Schedule 2.

     (b)  in subsection (5) by striking out "dependants" and substituting
"eligible persons".


     Alberta Regulation 123/98

     Social Development Act

     SOCIAL ALLOWANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 271/98 ) pursuant to
section 30 of the Social Development Act.


1   The Social Allowance Regulation (AR 213/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2(4) is amended by striking out "section 7" and substituting
"section 7(b) to (z)".


3   Section 5(5) is amended by striking out "or (e.1)" and substituting ",
(e.1) or (v.1)".


4   Section 7 is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "child tax benefit" and
substituting "Canada Child Tax Benefit";

     (b)  by repealing clause (b).


5   Section 13 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (3) and substituting the following:

          (3)  The full standard allowance is in accordance with the
following table:



Ages of Children
in Family Unit
Monthly Standard
Allowance


Number of Children in Family Unit
0-11
years
12-17
years
one
adult
two
adults


0
0
0
  $229
  $426


1
1
0
   336
   500



0
1
   369
   533


2
2
0
   433
   609




1
1
   466
   642



0
2
   499
   675


3
3
0
   549
   720



2
1
   582
   753



1
2
   615
   786



0
3
   648
   819


4
4
0
   659
   830



3
1
   692
   863



2
2
   725
   896



1
3
   758
   929



0
4
   791
   962


5
5
0
   770
   941



4
1
   803
   974



3
2
   836
  1007



2
3
   869
  1040



1
4
   902
  1073



0
5
   935
  1106


     (b)  by repealing subsections (4) and (5) and substituting the
following:

          (4)  In the case of a family unit with more than 5 children,

               (a)  for the 6th child and for each additional even
numbered child, the standard allowance may be increased by adding

                         (i)  $110 per month for a child 0 to 11
years of age, and

                         (ii) $143 per month for a child 12 to 17
years of age,

               and

               (b)  for the 7th child and for each additional odd
numbered child, the standard allowance may be increased by adding

                         (i)  $111 per month for a child 0 to 11
years of age, and

                         (ii) $144 per month for a child 12 to 17
years of age.

     (5)  The standard allowance provided to a child referred to in
section 9 of the Act is

               (a)  $111 per month for a child 0 to 11 years of age,
and

               (b)  $144 per month for a child 12 to 17 years of age.

     (c)  in subsection (9) by repealing the table following the words
"on a monthly basis:" and substituting the following table:


Unit
Amount


individual adult
   $143


each adult in 2-person family unit
    137


each adult in 3-person or larger family unit
    130


1st child under 12 years of age
     68


1st child 12 to 17 years of age
     97


2nd child under 12 years of age
     80


2nd child 12 to 17 years of age
    109


3rd child under 12 years of age and for each additional child under 12
years of age
     85


3rd child 12 to 17 years of age and for each additional child 12 to 17
years of age
    115



6   Section 20.1(1) is amended by adding "is 18 years of age or older and"
after "recipient".


7   The following is added before Part 5:

     PART 4.1

     NATIONAL CHILD BENEFIT SUPPLEMENT

Definitions
     30   In this Part, 

               (a)  "Director of Income Support Recovery" means the
person appointed under section 3 of the Income Support Recovery Act;

               (b)  "National Child Benefit Supplement" means the
increased portion of the Canada Child Tax Benefit under section 122.61(1)
of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

Eligibility for benefits in addition to National Child Benefit Supplement
     30.1(1)  Where, on August 1 of any year, a former recipient is
ineligible to receive a social allowance under section 2 only as the result
of receiving a National Child Benefit Supplement in the month preceding
that date, the Director may provide to the former recipient, in the period
beginning on that date and ending on the following July 31,

               (a)  health benefits, and

               (b)  a monthly payment of $1.

     (2)  If within the one-year period described in subsection (1) the
former recipient

               (a)  again becomes eligible to receive a social
allowance under section 2, and

               (b)  later becomes ineligible to receive a social
allowance under section 4,

     the Director may provide the benefits referred to in subsection
(1)(a) and (b) to the former recipient for the one-year period described in
that subsection.

Working Income Supplement
     30.2(1)  In this section, "Working Income Supplement" means the
Working Income Supplement payment provided to a recipient under the Income
Tax Act (Canada) before July 1, 1998.

     (2)  Where a recipient received a Working Income Supplement before
July 1, 1998, the Director may pay to the recipient beginning on August 1,
1998, a payment in an amount equal to the Working Income Supplement that
the recipient received in June, 1998.

     (3)  If at any time during the period beginning on August 1, 1998 and
ending on July 31, 1999 a recipient becomes ineligible to receive a social
allowance under section 4 and later becomes eligible to receive a social
allowance under section 2, the Director shall not provide the payment under
subsection (2) to the recipient.

     (4)  This section has no force or effect after July 31, 1999.

Replacement allowance
     30.3(1)  In this section, "replacement allowance" means a payment
calculated by subtracting 

               (a)  the amount of the National Child Benefit Supplement
that the applicant or recipient received,

               from

               (b)  the maximum amount of the National Child Benefit
Supplement for which an applicant or recipient is eligible.

     (2)  If an applicant or a recipient who is eligible to receive a
Canada Child Tax Benefit does not receive the maximum National Child
Benefit Supplement for which he is eligible because the applicant or
recipient

               (a)  did not file but intends to file an income tax
return for the previous calendar year, or

               (b)  has not notified Revenue Canada

                         (i)  of an additional dependant child,

                         (ii) of a change in immigration status, or

                         (iii)     that the applicant or the recipient has
lived separate and apart from his spouse, as defined in the Income Tax Act
(Canada), for a period of 90 days because of a breakdown in the
relationship,

     the Director may provide a replacement allowance to an applicant or a
recipient only if the applicant or recipient enters into a written
agreement with the Director of Income Support Recovery to repay in a lump
sum payment the total amount of the replacement allowance paid under this
section when the applicant or recipient receives a retroactive National
Child Benefit Supplement.

     (3)  The Director of Income Support Recovery, in addition to using
any method of collecting a debt available under an enactment or at common
law, may deduct the full amount owed under the repayment agreement referred
to in subsection (2) from one or several subsequent social allowance
payments to a recipient who has received a retroactive National Child
Benefit Supplement.

     (4)  If, in the opinion of the Director of Income Support Recovery,
no other means of collecting the amount owed under the repayment agreement
referred to in subsection (2) is feasible, the amount owed is considered to
be an  overpayment under section 17 of the Act.

Replacement allowance for guardian
     30.4(1)  In this section,

               (a)  "guardian" means a person or institution referred
to in section 9 of the Act;

               (b)  "replacement allowance" means a payment calculated
by subtracting the amount of the National Child Benefit Supplement received
by a guardian from $27.

     (2)  If a guardian who is eligible to receive a Canada Child Tax
Benefit does not receive the maximum National Child Benefit Supplement for
which the guardian is eligible because the guardian

               (a)  did not file but intends to file an income tax
return for the previous calendar year, or

               (b)  has not notified Revenue Canada

                         (i)  of an additional dependant child,

                         (ii) of a change in immigration status, or

                         (iii)     that the guardian has lived separate
and apart from the guardian's spouse, as defined in the Income Tax Act
(Canada), for a period of 90 days because of a breakdown in the
relationship,

     the Director may provide a replacement allowance to the guardian only
if the guardian enters into a written agreement with the Director of Income
Support Recovery to repay in a lump sum payment the total amount of the
replacement allowance paid under this section when the guardian receives a
retroactive National Child Benefit Supplement.

     (3)  The Director of Income Support Recovery, in addition to using
any method of collecting a debt available under an enactment or at common
law, may deduct the full amount owed under the repayment agreement referred
to in subsection (2) from one or several subsequent social allowance
payments to a guardian who has received a retroactive National Child
Benefit Supplement.

     (4)  If, in the opinion of the Director of Income Support Recovery,
no other means of collecting the amount owed under the repayment agreement
referred to in subsection (2) is feasible, the amount owed under that
agreement is  considered to be an overpayment under section 17 of the Act.

Ineligibility for National Child Benefit Supplement
     30.5(1)  Where an applicant or a recipient is not eligible for part
or all of the National Child Benefit Supplement because the applicant or
recipient

               (a)  is not eligible for a Canada Child Tax Benefit
under the Income Tax Act (Canada) due to the current immigration status of
that person,

               (b)  received income in the previous calendar year in an
amount that makes that person ineligible for the maximum Canada Child Tax
Benefit under the Income Tax Act (Canada), or

               (c)  is repaying an overpayment of a Canada Child Tax
Benefit under the Income Tax Act (Canada) that, in the opinion of the
Director, is creating or will create financial hardship for the applicant
or recipient,

     the Director may, subject to subsection (2), provide to the applicant
or recipient a payment calculated by subtracting

               (d)  the amount of the National Child Benefit Supplement
that the applicant or recipient received,

               from

               (e)  the maximum amount of the National Child Benefit
Supplement.

     (2)  The Director may provide the payment under subsection  (1)(c)
for one month only.

Ineligibility of guardian for National Child Benefit Supplement
     30.6(1)  In this section, "guardian" means a person or institution
referred to in section 9 of the Act.

     (2)  Where a guardian is not eligible for part or all of the National
Child Benefit Supplement because the guardian

               (a)  is not eligible for a Canada Child Tax Benefit
under the Income Tax Act (Canada) because of the current immigration status
of the guardian,

               (b)  received income in the previous calendar year in an
amount that makes the guardian ineligible for the maximum Canada Child Tax
Benefit under the Income Tax Act (Canada), or

               (c)  is repaying an overpayment of a Canada Child Tax
Benefit under the Income Tax Act (Canada) that, in the opinion of the
Director, is creating or will create financial hardship for the guardian,

     the Director may, subject to subsection (3), provide to the guardian
a payment calculated by subtracting the amount of the National Child
Benefit Supplement received by the guardian from $27.

     (3)  The Director may provide the payment under subsection  (2)(c)
for one month only.


8   This Regulation comes into force on August 1, 1998.


     ------------------------------

     Alberta Regulation 124/98

     Rural Utilities Act

     RURAL UTILITIES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 276/98) pursuant to
section 52 of the Rural Utilities Act.


1   The Rural Utilities Regulation (AR 253/86) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 11 is amended by renumbering it as section 11(1) and by adding
the following after subsection (1):

     (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), an association that owns a rural
gas utility may invest money referred to in subsection (1) in shares and
subordinated debt instruments, or either of them, issued by Gas Alberta
Inc.


3   The following is added after section 12:

Loans to Gas Alberta Inc.
     12.1   An association may make loans to Gas Alberta Inc.


4   Section 19 is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (3.1)  Notwithstanding subsection (3), the Federation of Alberta Gas
Co-operatives Ltd. may hold a special share issued by Gas Alberta Inc.


5   This Regulation comes into force on July 1, 1998.



     Alberta Regulation 125/98

     Government Organization Act

     CROWN PROPERTY REGULATION

     Filed:  June 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 279/98) pursuant to
Schedule 12, section 13 of the Government Organization Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Parking prohibition 2
Prohibition of obstruction    3
Prohibitions   4
Prohibition of signs, devices and structures 5
Prohibition of overnight occupancy 6
Control of animals  7
Removal by Minister 8
Repeal    9
Expiry    10


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Crown property" means

               (i)  any path, passageway, driveway or road through land
belonging to or occupied by the Crown and leading to or from any public
work belonging to or occupied by the Crown, whether or not the path,
passageway, driveway or road has been dedicated or established as a public
highway, and

               (ii) the gardens, grounds or other areas appurtenant to
or used in connection with any public work belonging to or occupied by the
Crown,

          but does not include

               (iii)     any land regulated by the Provincial Parks Act, and

               (iv) any land under the administration of the Minister
of Transportation and Utilities;

     (b)  "vehicle" has the same meaning as in the Highway Traffic Act.


Parking prohibition
2   No person shall park a vehicle on Crown property except

     (a)  in areas designated by the Minister for public parking, or

     (b)  in areas reserved for holders of Government parking permits
where

               (i)  that person is the holder of a valid parking
permit,

               (ii) the permit is displayed in the vehicle, and

               (iii)     the vehicle is parked in accordance with the terms
of the permit.


Prohibition of obstruction
3(1)  Subject to subsection (2), no person shall

     (a)  drive, park or place any vehicle or other object, or

     (b)  place himself or herself

on Crown property so as to block, obstruct, impede or hinder parking or the
flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

(2)  No offence is committed under subsection (1) if the blocking,
obstructing, impeding or hindering of parking or the flow of vehicular or
pedestrian traffic is a result of an emergency situation and the cause of
the blockage, obstruction, impediment or hindrance is removed as soon as
possible.


Prohibitions
4  No person on Crown property shall

     (a)  drive or place a vehicle on any area not used for vehicular
traffic,

     (b)  prevent or impede entrance to or exit from any area,

     (c)  cause damage to any property,

     (d)  congregate with other persons in a disorderly manner, or

     (e)  interfere with, obstruct, harass or molest any person who is
lawfully on Crown property.


Prohibition of signs, devices and structures
5   Unless authorized by the Minister, no person shall erect or place or
cause to be erected or placed on Crown property any sign, device or
structure.


Prohibition of overnight occupancy
6   No person shall, at any time between sunset of one day and sunrise of
the next day, occupy, reside, camp or sleep on Crown property.


Control of animals
7(1)   No person who has custody or control of an animal shall bring the
animal on Crown property or allow the animal to enter or remain on Crown
property unless the animal is in a cage or is restrained by a leash, chain,
rein or other device that does not exceed 2 metres in length.

(2)  No person who has custody or control of an animal shall bring the
animal into or allow the animal to enter or remain in any area of Crown
property where people swim or wade or where a sign is posted prohibiting
the presence of animals.

(3)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in respect of

     (a)  a guide dog within the meaning of the Blind Persons' Rights
Act, or

     (b)  an animal that is being used by a peace officer in the course
of that officer's employment.

(4)  If the Minister considers that an animal is not under control or may
be a nuisance or danger to the life, safety, health, property or comfort of
any person on Crown property, the Minister or a person authorized by the
Minister may

     (a)  prohibit that animal from entering Crown property, or

     (b)  order that animal to be removed from Crown property.

(5)  The Minister may request that a municipality in which Crown property
is located remove from that Crown property and impound any animal whose
presence or behaviour contravenes this Regulation.


Removal by Minister
8   The Minister or a person authorized by the Minister may remove from any
Crown property

     (a)  any person who contravenes any provision of the Act or this
Regulation and any personal property apparently in the possession of that
person, or

     (b)  any unauthorized sign, device or structure.


Repeal
9   The Crown Property Regulation (AR 76/84) is repealed.


Expiry
10   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on December 31, 2003.


     Alberta Regulation 126/98

     Senatorial Selection Act
     Local Authorities Election Act

     SENATORIAL SELECTION AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES
     ELECTION FORMS REGULATION

     Filed:  June 17, 1998

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:347/98) pursuant to
section 160(2) of the Local Authorities Election Act.


Forms
1   Where an election under the Senatorial Selection Act is to be held in
conjunction with general elections under the Local Authorities Election
Act,

     (a)  Forms 1, 7, 9 and 11 to 14 of the Forms Regulation (AR 272/91)
under the Local Authorities Election Act may be used, without making any
specific references to the Senatorial Selection Act, for the purposes of
the election under the Senatorial Selection Act and the general elections
under the Local Authorities Election Act;

     (b)  Forms 2, 3, 5, 6 and 16 of the Forms Regulation (AR 272/91)
under the Local Authorities Election Act are not required for the purposes
of the election under the Senatorial Selection Act;

     (c)  Forms 4 Supplementary, 8 Supplementary and 10 Supplementary as
set out in the Schedule must be used instead of Forms 4, 8 and 10 of the
Forms Regulation (AR 272/91) under the Local Authorities Election Act for
the purposes of the election under the Senatorial Selection Act and the
general elections under the Local Authorities Election Act.


Repeal
2   The Senatorial Selection and Local Authorities Election Forms
Regulation (AR 203/89) is repealed.


Expiry
3   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on December 31, 2004.


     SCHEDULE

Form 4 Supplementary      Notice of Election
     Senatorial Selection Act
     Local Authorities Election Act
     (Sections 11, 35, 46)

Local Jurisdiction:       , Province of Alberta

Notice is hereby given:

A   That an election will be held for the filling of the following offices:

Office(s)
Number of Vacancies
Ward or Electoral Division Number (if applicable)


















B   That an election will be held for the election of a person for the
purposes of the Senatorial Selection Act.

Voting will take place on the ______ day of ______________, ____ between
the hours of   (start time)   and   (closing time)  .  Voting stations will
be located at:
               
               
               

DATED at the                       of    in the 
Province of Alberta, this         day of     ,            

              (Returning Officer)     


Form 8 Supplementary      Voting Register
      Senatorial Selection Act
     Local Authorities Election Act
     (Sections 52, 53, 59, 78)
     School Act (Section 27(4))

Local Jurisdiction:       , Province of Alberta
Election Date:                               
Voting Subdivision or Ward (if applicable):   
Voting station:           


Statement of Elector Eligibility

I,      (Name of Elector)             , of     (Address of Elector)     



am eligible to vote in the above mentioned election because:
    I have not voted before in this election;
    I am 18 years of age or older;
    I am a Canadian citizen;
    I have resided in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months immediately
preceding Election Day;
    I am a resident of this voting Subdivision or Ward on Election Day;
    I am eligible to vote for:


Where applicable:  (Check [ ] One)
  A Public School Trustee
  A Separate School Trustee   

       (Signature of Elector)     

     It Is An Offence To Sign A False Statement

     

Deputy Returning Officer

Voter Number:             


Ballots Issued to Elector    (Check [ ] )

  Chief Elected Official        Bylaw or Question
  Councillors                        Separate School Trustee
  Public School Trustee         Senatorial Candidate



Objection to person voting
Name of candidate/agent making objection:
Deputy's Initials



Reason for objection:



Incapacitated Elector
Ballot of Incapacitated Elector was marked by another person(Check [ ])  



Reason:


Other




Form 10 Supplementary    Statement of Agent
     Senatorial Selection Act
     Local Authorities Election Act
     (Sections 69, 70)

Local Jurisdiction:      , Province of Alberta

Date of Election (Or a Vote on a Bylaw or Question):   

I,    (Name of Agent)       , of the    (Name of Local Jurisdiction)  
in the Province of Alberta, am at least 18 years of age and,

     (a)  for the purposes of an election, will act as agent on behalf of 
(Name of Candidate)      for the office of    (Office for which Candidate
was Nominated)    ;

     OR

     (b)  for the purposes of an election under the Senatorial Selection
Act, will act as agent on behalf of    (Name of Candidate)    for the
election under the Senatorial Selection Act;

     OR

     (c)  for the purposes of a vote on a bylaw, will act as agent for
those persons who are interested in

          (Check [ ] One)       promoting the passing of Bylaw No.    ;
                                opposing the passing of Bylaw No.    
;

     OR

     (d)  for the purposes of a vote on a question, will act as agent on
behalf of those persons who are interested in

          (Check [ ] One)      voting in the positive on the question set
out; 
      voting in the negative on the question set out;

AND I will in all respects, maintain and aid in maintaining the absolute
secrecy of the vote.

         (Signature of Agent)     

     It Is An Offence To Sign A False Statement


     Alberta Regulation 127/98

     Motor Transport Act

     PUBLIC VEHICLE DIMENSION AND WEIGHT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 24, 1998

Made by the Alberta Motor Transport Board pursuant to section 35 of the
Motor Transport Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Application and exemption     2
Prohibitions   3

     Part 1
     Public Vehicle Dimensions

Maximum dimensions  4
Outside projections 5
Width exceptions for farm equipment     6
General width exceptions 7
Width and height exceptions   8

     Part 2
     Public Vehicle Weights

Maximum weight 9

     Part 3
     Special Conditions

Emergency exceptions     10
Bridges   11
Road bans 12
Licence of occupation road    13

     Part 4
     Overdimensional and Overweight Public Vehicles

Definition     14
Overdimensional safety requirements     15
Escort vehicles     16
General provisions  17
Overweight permits  18

     Part 5
     Permit Fees

Permit fees    19

     Part 6
     Miscellaneous

Transitional   20
Repeals   21
Expiry    22
Coming into force   23

Schedules


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "A-hitch" means a trailer converter dolly or a turntable
assembly that is towed from a single hitch located on the centre line of
the towing vehicle;

     (b)  "A-train" means a combination of vehicles consisting of a truck
tractor, a semi-trailer attached to the rear end of the truck tractor and
either

               (i)  a full trailer attached to the rear end of the lead
semi-trailer by an A-hitch,

               (ii) a pony trailer attached to the rear end of the lead
semi-trailer,

               (iii)     a pole trailer attached to the rear end of the lead
semi-trailer, or

               (iv) a trailer converter dolly attached to the rear end
of the lead semi-trailer;

     (c)  "Act" means the Motor Transport Act;

     (d)  "approved warning device" means an advance warning triangle, a
flare or a reflector that meets the specifications  for an advance warning
triangle, a flare or a reflector, as the case may be, established by

               (i)  the Society of Automotive Engineers, or

               (ii) the Canadian Standards Association;

     (e)  "axle spread" means the longitudinal distance between the
centres of the outside axles of an axle group;

     (f)  "B-train" means a combination of vehicles consisting of a truck
tractor, a semi-trailer attached to the truck tractor and a semi-trailer
attached to the lead semi-trailer by means of a fifth wheel mounted no more
than 0.3 metres behind the centre of the last axle on the lead
semi-trailer;

     (g)  "bed truck" means a truck

               (i)  that is equipped with a cargo carrying deck,

               (ii) that is equipped with a winch for self loading that
has a pulling capacity of at least 18 000 kilograms, and

               (iii)     that may be coupled to a semi-trailer by means of a
fifth wheel,

     but that is not equipped with a sleeper cab;

     (h)  "box length" means, with respect to a combination of vehicles,
the longitudinal dimension from the forward most part of the lead trailer
or its load, whichever is further forward, to the rearmost part of the last
trailer or its load, whichever is the greatest distance from the front of
the lead trailer, exclusive of any extension in the dimension caused by
auxiliary equipment or machinery at the front of the lead trailer that is
not designed for the transportation of goods;

     (i)  "carrying axle" means any axle that is not a steering axle;

     (j)  "C-hitch" means a trailer converter dolly that is

               (i)  equipped with a frame that is rigid in the
horizontal plane, and

               (ii) connected with 2 hitches located in a parallel line
on the towing unit so as to preclude any rotation in the horizontal plane
about the hitch points;

     (k)  "C-train" means a combination of vehicles consisting of a truck
tractor, a semi-trailer attached to the truck tractor and a semi-trailer
attached to the rear end of the lead semi-trailer by means of a C-hitch;

     (l)  "darkness" means the period commencing one hour after sunset
and ending one hour before the next following sunrise or, when due to
insufficient light or unfavourable atmospheric conditions, objects are not
clearly discernible on the highway at a distance of 150 metres ahead;

     (m)  "Director" means the Director of the Transport Engineering
Branch of the Department of Transportation and Utilities;

     (n)  "drawbar" means a structural member attached to the frame of a
turntable assembly, pony trailer or trailer converter dolly, and includes a
device for the purpose of coupling with a trailer hitch or fifth wheel;

     (o)  "drawbar length" means

               (i)  the longitudinal distance from the centre of the
hole for the kingpin in the fifth wheel of a trailer converter dolly, or

               (ii) the axle steering pivot centre for a turntable

          to the centre of the hitching device on the towing vehicle;

     (p)  "effective rear overhang" means the longitudinal distance from
the turn centre of the rear axle group of a public vehicle to the rearmost
point of

               (i)  the vehicle, or

               (ii) the load on the vehicle, 

          whichever is the greater distance;

     (q)  "farm equipment" means equipment designed and intended for use
in farming operations, other than a truck, trailer or semi-trailer, but
does not include farm equipment that is loaded on a truck, trailer or
semi-trailer or that is towing equipment other than another piece of farm
equipment;

     (r)  "fifth wheel" means a coupling device that is mounted on the
vehicle chassis and that consists of a skid plate, associated mounting
brackets and latching mechanism that couples or connects to a kingpin
located on the other vehicle or component, for the purpose of supporting or
towing a semi-trailer;

     (s)  "flashing light" means a flashing light as defined in the
Highway Traffic Regulation (AR 155/97); 

     (t)  "full trailer" means a trailer

               (i)  that has an axle group located at or near its front
end and at or near its rear end, and

               (ii) that primarily carries the entire weight of the
trailer and any load on the trailer on its own axles,

          and includes a semi-trailer that is converted to a full trailer
by means of a trailer converter dolly;

     (u)  "gross weight" means

               (i)  in respect of a single axle of a vehicle, the total
weight that a single axle transmits to a highway;

               (ii) in respect of an axle group of a vehicle, the sum
of the weights transmitted to a highway by all of the axles within the axle
group;

               (iii)     in respect of a tire of a vehicle, the total weight
that the tire transmits to a highway;

               (iv) in respect of a vehicle, the total weight of a
vehicle or combination of vehicles calculated as the sum of the weights
transmitted to a highway through each of the axles;

     (v)  "highway" means a highway as defined in the Highway Traffic
Act;

     (w)  "highway authority" means

               (i)  the Minister of Transportation and Utilities, in
the case of

                         (A)  a highway under the Minister's
direction, control and management, or

                         (B)  a highway located in an improvement
district;

               (ii) a municipality, other than a special area, in the
case of a highway under the municipality's direction, control and
management;

               (iii)     the Minister of Municipal Affairs, in the case of a
highway located in a special area that is not otherwise under the
direction, control and management of the Minister of Transportation and
Utilities;

     (x)  "hitch offset" means the longitudinal distance from the rear
turn centre of a semi-trailer, truck or full trailer to the centre of the
hitching mechanism provided for towing a trailer behind the semi-trailer,
truck or full trailer;

     (y)  "interaxle spacing" means the longitudinal distance separating
two axles or axle groups, or a steering axle and an axle group, as
calculated from the centres of the two adjacent axles;

     (z)  "intercity bus" means a bus designed to carry more than 15
passengers, including the driver, and equipped with facilities to allow
extended travel without stopping;

     (aa) "jeep logger" means a combination of vehicles

               (i)  consisting of a truck tractor, a semi-trailer and a 
pole trailer, and

               (ii) used for hauling tree-length logs that are
supported on two bunks located

                         (A)  near the middle of the semi-trailer,
and

                         (B)  directly over the axles of the pole
trailer;

     (bb) "kingpin setback" means the longitudinal distance from the
centre of the kingpin to the front of the semi-trailer or the load,
whichever is further forward, excluding any auxiliary equipment attached to
the front of the semi-trailer that is not designed for the transportation
of goods;

     (cc) "lift axle" means an axle of a vehicle that is constructed so
that the operator of the vehicle may lift or otherwise remove the wheels
located on that axle from contact with the highway without removing the
wheel from the axle or the axle from the vehicle;

     (dd) "local road" means a road that is not a primary highway or
secondary road;

     (ee) "multi-lane highway" means a highway having more than one
traffic lane for vehicles travelling in the same direction;

     (ff) "percentage axle weight" means the percentage that is applied
to the maximum weights of the carrying axles or axle groups of a vehicle,
as established by section 9, to determine the weight that the carrying
axles or axle groups may transmit to a highway;

     (gg) "picker truck" means a truck 

               (i)  that is equipped with a boom crane for self loading
that has a lifting capacity of at least 7000 kilograms, and

               (ii) that may be coupled to a semi-trailer by means of a
fifth wheel,

          but that is not equipped with a sleeper cab;

     (hh) "pony trailer" means a trailer that is

               (i)  equipped with a drawbar that is rigidly attached to
the structure of the trailer, and

               (ii) designed and used so that most of its weight and
load is carried on its own axles,

          and includes a trailer that is commonly known as a stiff pole
pup trailer;

     (ii) "primary highway" means a highway that is designated as a
primary highway under the Public Highways Development Act;

     (jj) "public vehicle" includes a combination of public vehicles;

     (kk) "quantum axle group" means an axle group other than a single,
tandem or tridem axle or axle group;

     (ll) "road ban" means the percentage axle weight restriction
prescribed in respect of a highway

               (i)  under section 35(1)(p) or (q) of the Act by the
Board,

               (ii) under section 14 of the Act by

                         (A)  a municipality, other than an
improvement district or special area, or

                         (B)  the Minister of Municipal Affairs, in
the case of  a special area,

               or

               (iii)     by the Minister of Transportation and Utilities, in
the case of an improvement district;

     (mm) "secondary road" means a highway that is designated as a
secondary road under the Public Highways Development Act;

     (nn) "self-propelled equipment" means machinery or equipment that

               (i)  moves under its own power, 

               (ii) is not capable of exceeding a speed of 40
kilometres per hour, and

               (iii)     does not carry any load;

     (oo) "semi-trailer" means a trailer that

               (i)  has axles only at or near its rear end;

               (ii) while being towed, is supported at its front end by
the truck tractor or the immediately preceding trailer; 

               (iii)     when connected to the truck tractor or preceding
trailer, is connected by means of a kingpin and a fifth wheel;

     (pp) "single axle" means

               (i)  any individual axle, or

               (ii) any combination of 2 axles whose centres are less
than one metre apart;

     (qq) "special permit" means a permit issued under section 20 of the
Act;

     (rr) "statutory holiday" means

               (i)  New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria
Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day and
Christmas Day, and

               (ii) December 26, or when that day falls on a Sunday or
a Monday, then December 27;

     (ss) "steering axle" means the articulated axle of a public vehicle
that can be controlled by the operator of the vehicle for the purpose of
steering the vehicle;

     (tt) "tandem axle group" means an axle group consisting of any 2
consecutive axles on a vehicle where 

               (i)  the axles have an axle spread of not less than 1.2
metres and not greater than 1.85 metres;

               (ii) in the case of a trailer manufactured before
November 15, 1988, the axles have an axle spread of not less than 1.0 metre
and not more than 2.4 metres,

          but does not include a lift axle in the down position or a
single steer axle;

     (uu) "track width" means the overall width of an axle measured from
the outside of the outside tire located on one side of the vehicle to the
outside of the outside tire located on that axle on the other side of the
vehicle;

     (vv) "trailer" means a vehicle without motive power that is designed
to be towed by another vehicle;

     (ww) "trailer converter dolly" means a vehicle unit that consists of
one or more axles, a fifth wheel and a drawbar, and is used to convert a
semi-trailer to a full trailer;

     (xx) "trailer length" means the longitudinal distance,

               (i)  in the case of a pony trailer, from the front of
the drawbar of the trailer to the rearmost point of

                         (A)  the pony trailer, or

                         (B)  a load carried on the pony trailer,

                    whichever is the greater distance, excluding any
extension of that distance caused by auxiliary equipment or machinery at
the front of the pony trailer that is not designed for the transportation
of goods,

               (ii) in the case of a full trailer, from the front of
the cargo section or the load carried on the full trailer, whichever is
further forward, to the rearmost point of

                         (A)  the full trailer, or

                         (B)  a load carried on the full trailer,

                    whichever is the greater distance, excluding any
extension of that distance caused by auxiliary equipment or machinery at
the front that is not designed for the transportation of goods,

               or

               (iii)     in the case of a semi-trailer, from the front of
the cargo section or the load carried on the semi-trailer, whichever is
further forward, to the rearmost point of

                         (A)  the semi-trailer, or

                         (B)  a load carried on the semi-trailer,

                    whichever is the greater distance, excluding any
extension of that distance caused by auxiliary equipment or machinery at
the front that is not designed for the transportation of goods;

     (yy) "trailer wheelbase" means the longitudinal distance from the
centre of the kingpin on a semi-trailer, the centre of the turntable on a
full trailer or the centre of the hitch device on a pony trailer, to the
trailer turn centre;

     (zz) "tridem axle group" means an axle group, on a trailer, 
consisting of any 3 consecutive axles of a vehicle where the axles are
evenly spaced over a distance of not less than 2.4 metres and not greater
than 3.7 metres, but does not include a lift axle in the down position or a
single steer axle;

     (aaa)     "truck" means a motor vehicle designed and intended for the
transport of goods or carrying of loads;

     (bbb)     "truck tractor" means a truck that may be coupled to a
semi-trailer by means of a fifth wheel, but does not include a bed truck,
picker truck or winch truck;

     (ccc)     "truck tractor wheelbase" means the longitudinal distance from
the centre of the steering axle or twin steer axle group located on a truck
tractor to the turn centre of the drive axle group located on the truck
tractor;

     (ddd)     "turn centre" means the geometric centre of 

               (i)  the axle group on a truck, truck tractor,
semi-trailer or pony trailer, or

               (ii) the rear axle group on a full trailer;

     (eee)     "twin steer" means an axle group consisting of 2 steering axles
where the axles are spread between 1.0 metre and 1.85 metres;

     (fff)     "2-lane highway" means a highway with one traffic lane on each
side of  the centre line for vehicles travelling in opposite directions;

     (ggg)     "vehicle" means a device in, on or by which a person or thing
may be transported or drawn on a highway;

     (hhh)     "warning flag" means a rectangular flag of red or orange colour
with sides that are at least 400 millimetres in length;

     (iii)     "warning light" means a light showing amber to the front and
red to the rear and that is visible at a distance of 150 metres in normal
darkness;

     (jjj)     "winch truck" means a truck that 

               (i)  is equipped with a winch for self loading that has
a pulling capacity of 18 000 kilograms, and 

               (ii) may be coupled to a semi-trailer by means of a
fifth wheel,

          but that is not equipped with a sleeper cab.


Application and exemption
2(1)   This Regulation applies only to public vehicles.

(2)  A public vehicle operated by or on behalf of a highway authority for
snow and ice control on a highway is exempt from this Regulation, other
than section 11(2), when the vehicle is operated within the boundaries of
the area under the jurisdiction of that highway authority.


Prohibitions
3   Subject to section 34 of the Act, no person shall operate a public
vehicle on a highway unless the vehicle is one of the following types of
vehicles or combination of vehicles:

     (a)  a combination of a truck tractor and a semi-trailer;

     (b)  a combination of a bed truck, picker truck or winch truck and a
semi-trailer;

     (c)  a combination of a truck and a pony trailer;

     (d)  a combination of a truck and a full trailer;

     (e)  A-train;

     (f)  B-train;

     (g)  bed truck;

     (h)  bus;

     (i)  C-train;

     (j)  farm equipment;

     (k)  grader, snow plow, road construction equipment or maintenance
equipment;

     (l)  jeep logger;

     (m)  picker truck;

     (n)  truck;

     (o)  self-propelled equipment;

     (p)  winch truck.


     PART 1

     PUBLIC VEHICLE DIMENSIONS

Maximum dimensions
4   Subject to section 34 of the Act, no person shall

     (a)  operate a truck tractor on a highway when

               (i)  the truck tractor, including any load, exceeds 2.6
metres in width,

               (ii) the height of the highest point of the truck
tractor, including any load, is greater than 4.15 metres from the surface
of the highway, or

               (iii)     the wheelbase of the truck tractor exceeds 6.2
metres;

     (b)  operate a truck or bus, except an intercity bus, on a highway
when

               (i)  the truck or bus, including any load, exceeds 2.6
metres in width,

               (ii) the height of the highest point of the truck or
bus, including any load, is greater than 4.15 metres from the surface of
the highway,

               (iii)     the overall length of the truck or bus, including
any load, exceeds 12.5 metres, or

               (iv) in the case of a truck manufactured after September
1, 1993,

                         (A)  the hitch offset rearward on the truck
exceeds 1.8 metres, or

                         (B)  the effective rear overhang exceeds 4
metres;

     (c)  operate a semi-trailer on a highway when

               (i)  the semi-trailer, including any load, exceeds 2.6
metres in width,

               (ii) the track width is less than 2.5 metres or greater
than 2.6 metres or, where the semi-trailer is equipped with a tandem axle
that is converted to a tridem axle, the track width is less than 2.4 metres
or greater than 2.6 metres,

               (iii)     the height of the highest point of the
semi-trailer, including any load, is greater than 4.15 metres from the
surface of the highway,

               (iv) the trailer length of the semi-trailer exceeds 16.2
metres,

               (v)  the kingpin setback exceeds a 2-metre radius,

               (vi) the wheelbase of the semi-trailer is less than 6.25
metres or greater than 12.5 metres, 

               (vii)     the semi-trailer has more than one single axle or
more than one axle group, or

               (viii)    the effective rear overhang exceeds 35% of
the trailer wheelbase;

     (d)  operate a full trailer on a highway when
        
               (i)  the full trailer, including any load, exceeds 2.6
metres in width,

               (ii) the track width is less than 2.5 metres or greater
than 2.6 metres,

               (iii)     the height of the highest point of the full
trailer, including any load, is greater than 4.15 metres from the surface
of the highway,

               (iv) the trailer length of the full trailer exceeds 12.5
metres,

               (v)  the wheelbase of the full trailer is less than 6.25
metres,

               (vi) the full trailer is equipped with a tridem axle
group, or

               (vii)     the full trailer has

                         (A)  more than 2 single axles,

                         (B)  more than 2 axle groups,

                         (C)  a combination of 2 or more single axles
and an axle group, or

                         (D)  a combination of a single axle and 2 or
more axle groups;

     (e)  operate a pony trailer on a highway when

               (i)  the pony trailer, including any load, exceeds 2.6
metres in width,

               (ii) the track width is less than 2.5 metres or greater
than 2.6 metres or, where the pony trailer is equipped with a tandem axle
that is converted to a tridem axle, the track width is less than 2.4 metres
or greater than 2.6 metres,

               (iii)     the height of the highest point of the pony
trailer, including any load, is greater than 4.15 metres from the surface
of the highway,

               (iv) the trailer length of the pony trailer exceeds 12.5
metres, 

               (v)  in the case of a pony trailer manufactured after
September 1, 1993 with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10 000 kilograms or
more, the wheelbase of the pony trailer is less than 6.25 metres,

               (vi) the tridem axle spread of the pony trailer is less
than 2.4 metres or greater than 2.5 metres, or

               (vii)     the pony trailer has more than a single axle or
more than one axle group;

     (f)  operate an intercity bus on a highway when

               (i)  the intercity bus, including any load, exceeds 2.6
metres in width,

               (ii) the height of the highest point of the intercity
bus, including any load, is greater than 4.15 metres from the surface of
the highway,

               (iii)     the overall length of the intercity bus exceeds 14
metres, or

               (iv) the effective rear overhang exceeds 4 metres;

     (g)  operate a combination of a truck tractor, a bed truck, a picker
truck or a winch truck and a semi-trailer on a highway when the overall
length of the combination, including any load, exceeds 23 metres;

     (h)  operate a combination of a truck and pony trailer on a highway
when

               (i)  the box length exceeds 20 metres,

               (ii) the overall length of the combination, including
any load, exceeds 23 metres, or

               (iii)     the effective rear overhang of the pony trailer
exceeds 4 metres;

     (i)  operate a combination of a truck and full trailer on a highway
when

               (i)  the box length exceeds 20 metres, 

               (ii) the overall length of the combination, including
any load, exceeds 23 metres, or

               (iii)     the full trailer is equipped with a C-hitch;

     (j)  operate an A-train on a highway when

               (i)  the box length exceeds 20 metres,

               (ii) the overall length of the A-train, including any
load, exceeds 25 metres, or

               (iii)     the hitch offset is greater than 1.8 metres;

     (k)  operate a B-train on a highway when

               (i)  the box length exceeds 20 metres,

               (ii) the overall length of the B-train, including any
load, exceeds 25 metres,

               (iii)     the B-train has a tridem axle group with an axle
spread that exceeds 3.1 metres, or

               (iv) in the case of a B-train manufactured after January
1, 1993, the sum of the two trailer wheelbases exceeds 17 metres;

     (l)  operate a C-train on a highway when

               (i)  the box length exceeds 20 metres,

               (ii) the overall length of the C-train, including any
load, exceeds 25 metres,

               (iii)     the hitch offset of a trailer is greater than 1.8
metres, or

               (iv) in the case of a C-hitch manufactured after
September 23, 1993, the drawbar length of the C-hitch exceeds 2 metres;

     (m)  operate farm equipment on a highway when

               (i)  the farm equipment, including any load, exceeds 2.6
metres in width,

               (ii) the height of the highest point of the farm
equipment, including any load, is greater than 4.15 metres from the surface
of the highway, or

               (iii)     the overall length of the farm equipment, including
any load, exceeds 23 metres;

     (n)  operate a bed truck, picker truck or winch truck on a highway
when

               (i)  the truck, including any load, exceeds 2.6 metres
in width,

               (ii) the height of the highest point of the truck,
including any load, is greater than 4.15 metres from the surface of the
highway,

               (iii)     the overall length of the truck, including any
load, exceeds 12.5 metres, or

               (iv) in the case of a truck manufactured after September
1, 1993,

                         (A)  the hitch offset rearward of the truck
exceeds 1.8 metres, or

                         (B)  the effective rear overhang of the
truck exceeds 4 metres;

     (o)  operate a jeep logger on a highway when

               (i)  the height of the highest point of the jeep logger,
including any load, is greater than 4.15 metres from the surface of the
highway,

               (ii) the overall length of the jeep logger, including
any load, exceeds 25 metres, or

               (iii)     the effective rear overhang of the jeep logger,
including any load, exceeds 4 metres;

     (p)  operate self-propelled equipment on a highway when

               (i)  the self-propelled equipment, including any load,
exceeds 3.2 metres in width,

               (ii) the height of the highest point of the
self-propelled equipment, including any load, is greater than 4.15 metres
from the surface of the highway, or

               (iii)     the overall length of the self-propelled equipment, 
including any load, exceeds 14 metres;

     (q)  operate a snow plow, grader, road construction equipment or
maintenance equipment on a highway when

               (i)  the vehicle, including any load, exceeds 2.6 metres
in width, 

               (ii) the height of the highest point of the vehicle,
including any load, is greater than 4.15 metres from the surface of the
highway, or 

               (iii)     the overall length of the vehicle, including any
load, exceeds 14 metres. 


Outside projections
5    In determining the dimensions of a public vehicle for the purposes of
section 4,

     (a)  an outside rear-view mirror is not included in determining the
width of the vehicle, unless the mirror protrudes more than 20 centimetres
beyond the widest part of the vehicle or its load, and

     (b)  a device for securing any load on the vehicle is not included
in determining the width of the vehicle, unless the device protrudes more
than 10 centimetres beyond the widest part of the vehicle or its load.


Width exceptions for farm equipment
6   The provisions of section 4 with respect to the width of a public
vehicle do not apply to

     (a)  a rubber tired farm tractor equipped with a dozer blade, if
conspicuously displayed on each side of the widest part of the farm
tractor, or displayed at the extremities of the blade, there are,

               (i)  when the farm tractor is used during daylight,
warning flags, and

               (ii) when the farm tractor is used during darkness,

                         (A)  warning lights, or

                         (B)  warning flags made of fluorescent
material that are adequately illuminated by the farm tractor's working
lights;

     (b)  farm equipment loaded on a trailer

               (i)  during daylight, if warning flags are displayed at
the widest part of the vehicle or load, or

               (ii) during darkness, if warning lights are displayed at
the widest part of the vehicle or load;

     (c)  any other farm equipment

               (i)  during daylight, or

               (ii) during darkness, if warning lights are displayed at
the widest part of the vehicle or load.


General width exceptions
7   The provisions of section 4 with respect to the width of a public
vehicle do not apply to

     (a)  a public vehicle that is

               (i)  road construction equipment or maintenance
equipment, whether being towed or travelling under its own power, or

               (ii) a grader or snow plow,

          if, conspicuously displayed on each side of the widest part of
the vehicle, or in the case of a vehicle equipped with a blade or snow
plow, displayed at the extremities of the blade or the mould board, there
are,

               (iii)     when the vehicle is used during daylight, warning
flags, and

               (iv) when the vehicle is used during darkness,

                         (A)  warning lights, or

                         (B)  warning flags made of fluorescent
material that are adequately illuminated by the vehicle's working lights;

     (b)  a trailer or its load that is

               (i)  less than 3.8 metres in width, and

               (ii) being towed by a farm tractor,

          if the trailer is being used to move materials incidental to
farm operations from one farm or field to another farm or field or from one
portion of the farm or field to another portion of the farm or field.


Width and height exceptions
8    The provisions of section 4 with respect to the width and height of a
public vehicle do not apply to

     (a)  a public vehicle transporting hay or straw within a
50-kilometre radius of the load's place of origin if

               (i)  the load is not more than

                         (A)  3.2 metres in width, and

                         (B)  5 metres in height from the surface of
the highway,

               and

               (ii) when the load is being transported during darkness,
adequate warning lights are displayed on the extreme corners of the load or
vehicle, whichever is the wider;

     (b)  a public vehicle transporting stacks or round bales of hay or
straw within a 50-kilometre radius of the load's place of origin if

               (i)  the load is not more than

                         (A)  4 metres in width, and

                         (B)  5 metres in height from the surface of
the highway, 

               and

               (ii) when the load is more than 3.2 metres in width and
is being transported during darkness, there are  displayed

                         (A)  to the front of the vehicle a
dimensional sign that complies with a sign shown in Schedule 2 or 3,

                         (B)  a revolving amber flashing light on the
vehicle, and

                         (C)  adequate warning lights on the extreme
corners of the load or vehicle, whichever is the wider;

     (c)  a public vehicle equipped to transport a load referred to in
clause (a) or (b) if, when the vehicle is empty, any deck extensions or
outriggers are folded down or retracted so that the vehicle is no more than
2.8 metres in width;

     (d)  a public vehicle moving a grain bin on a secondary or rural
highway for a distance of 60 kilometres or less during daylight if,
     
               (i)  in the case of a grain bin more than 5.3 metres in
height, the movement of the grain bin is via a route approved by the local
utilities companies,

               (ii) in the case of a grain bin less than 5.0 metres in
width, the movement of the grain bin is over terrain such that visibility
is not impaired so as to create a safety hazard, and

               (iii)     in the case of a grain bin 5.0 metres or more in
width, the movement of the grain bin is accompanied by a vehicle with
hazard warning lights flashing.


     PART 2

     PUBLIC VEHICLE WEIGHTS

Maximum weight
9(1)  Subject to section 34 of the Act and section 12(1) of this
Regulation, no person shall operate a public vehicle on a highway when

     (a)  the gross weight on a tire exceeds the smallest of the
following:

               (i)  3650 kilograms;

               (ii) the capacity determined by multiplying the cross
section dimension of the tire in millimetres, as determined by the
manufacturer's width shown on the tire, by 10 kilograms;

               (iii)     the rated capacity of the tire as stamped on the
tire by the manufacturer;

     (b)  the gross weight on

               (i)  a steering axle exceeds

                         (A)  in the case of a truck tractor, 5500
kilograms;

                         (B)  in the case of a truck, bus, picker
truck, bed truck or winch truck, 7300 kilograms;

               (ii) a twin steer exceeds 13 600 kilograms;

               (iii)     any other steering axle group exceeds 5500
kilograms;

     (c)  in the case of a vehicle having a gross weight in excess of 11
800 kilograms, the interaxle spacing 

               (i)  from a steering axle to an adjacent axle group is
less than 3 metres;

               (ii) from a twin steer or any other steering axle group
to an adjacent axle group exceeds 5 metres;

     (d)  the gross weight on a single carrying axle or any axle within
an axle group exceeds 9100 kilograms;

     (e)  in the case of a vehicle having a tandem axle group or any 2
adjacent axles within an axle group

               (i)  with 8 or more tires, the gross weight on the axle
group or axles exceeds 17 000 kilograms;

               (ii) with fewer than 8 tires, the gross weight on the
axle group or axles exceeds 13 600 kilograms;

     (f)  in the case of a vehicle having a tridem axle group

               (i)  with 12 or more tires on a primary highway or
secondary road, the gross weight on the axle group

                         (A)  exceeds 24 000 kilograms, if the axle
spread is 3.6 metres or more, but not more than 3.7 metres;

                         (B)  exceeds 23 000 kilograms, if the axle
spread is 3.0 metres or more, but not more than 3.6 metres;

                         (C)  exceeds 21 000 kilograms, if the axle
spread is 2.4 metres or more, but not more than 3.0 metres;

               (ii) on a local road, the gross weight on the axle group
exceeds 17 000 kilograms;

               (iii)     with fewer than 12 tires, the gross weight on the
axle group exceeds 19 000 kilograms;

     (g)  the gross weight on a quantum axle group exceeds

               (i)  9100 kilograms for a quantum axle group consisting
of 2 axles;

               (ii) 17 000 kilograms for a quantum axle group
consisting of 3 or more axles with 12 or more tires;

               (iii)     15 000 kilograms for a quantum axle group
consisting of 3 or more axles with fewer than 12 tires;

     (h)  the sum of the gross weight for 2 axle groups exceeds

               (i)  the sum of the maximum permitted gross axle group
weight when the interaxle spacing is equal to or greater than the minimum
specified in subsection (2); 

               (ii) the sum of the maximum permitted gross axle group
weight, minus 500 kilograms for every 0.1 metre or portion thereof that the
interaxle spacing is less than the minimum specified in subsection (2);

               (iii)     23 000 kilograms in the case of the axles on the
lead trailer and the converter dolly axle of an A-train or C-train when the
interaxle spacing is less than 3.0 metres;

     (i)  the sum of the gross weight on the axle or axle groups in the
full trailer of

               (i)  an A-train or C-train exceeds the sum of weight of
the truck tractor drive axle group and the lead trailer axle or axle group;

               (ii) a truck and full trailer combination exceeds 31 000
kilograms;

     (j)  in the case of a bus with 2 rear axles, the gross weight on the
single tired axle exceeds 6000 kilograms and the gross weight on the dual
tired axle exceeds 9100 kilograms;

     (k)  the maximum gross weight of the vehicle exceeds

               (i)  the sum of the maximum permitted gross axle
weights;

               (ii) in the case of a truck and full trailer
combination, 55 300 kilograms;

               (iii)     in the case of an A-train, 53 500 kilograms;

               (iv) in the case of a B-train, 62 500 kilograms;

               (v)  in the case of a C-train, 60 500 kilograms;

               (vi) in the case of a  jeep logger, 56 500 kilograms;

               (vii)     in the case of  any other vehicle or combination of
vehicles, 53 500 kilograms;

               (viii)    53 500 kilograms when operating on a local
road.

(2)  The minimum interaxle spacing for the purposes of subsection (1)(h) is

     (a)  3 metres for 2 single axle groups;

     (b)  3 metres for a single axle group and a tandem axle group;

     (c)  3 metres for a single axle group and a tridem axle group;

     (d)  5 metres for 2 tandem axle groups;

     (e)  5.5 metres for 2 tridem axle groups;

     (f)  5.5 metres for a tandem axle group and a tridem axle group;

     (g)  5.5 metres for a quantum axle group and any other axle group.

(3)  No person shall operate self-propelled equipment on a highway when the
gross weight on an axle exceeds 11 000 kilograms or the gross weight of the
vehicle exceeds 22 000 kilograms.


     PART 3

     SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Emergency exceptions
10(1)   The following public vehicles are exempt from sections 4 and 9 of
this Regulation:

     (a)  a vehicle required by a highway authority to transport
materials needed for emergency maintenance of a highway, or

     (b)  a vehicle transporting equipment to a forest fire, flood, train
derailment, pipeline spill or other emergency.

(2)  Sections 11, 14, 15 and 16 apply to the same extent as if the vehicle
referred to in subsection (1) were being operated pursuant to a special
permit.

(3)  When any vehicle is operated under subsection (1), the person
operating the vehicle or the person on whose behalf the vehicle is being
operated shall notify the Director of the emergency situation.


Bridges
11(1)  For the purposes of this section, "posted carrying capacity sign"
means a sign described in Schedule 1.

(2)  Subject to section 34 of the Act, no person shall operate a public
vehicle on a bridge when

     (a)  a bridge displays a posted carrying capacity sign, and

     (b)  the gross weight of the vehicle exceeds the posted carrying
capacity.

(3)  If a sign indicates that the carrying capacity of a bridge is less
than the maximum permitted gross weight of a combination of vehicles, the
reduction in the gross weight of the vehicles must be divided equally among
all of the carrying axles of the vehicles.


Road bans
12(1)  Subject to section 34 of the Act, no person shall operate a public
vehicle on a highway that is subject to a road ban if the weight of the
carrying axle or axle group of the vehicle exceeds the specified percentage
axle weight imposed by the road ban.

(2)  The following vehicles are exempt from a road ban: 

     (a)  a vehicle in respect of which the combined gross weight of all
the axles of the vehicle does not exceed 5000 kilograms;

     (b)  a school bus as defined in the School Bus Operation Regulation
(AR 437/86);

     (c)  a rubber tired farm tractor if it is not pulling a trailer;

     (d)  a vehicle crossing a highway;

     (e)  a vehicle operated by or on behalf of the Government for the
purpose of testing pavement strength;

     (f)  a vehicle transporting fresh milk and cream, or either of them,
from the place where the milk or cream is produced;

     (g)  a vehicle transporting pregnant mare urine from the place where
the urine is produced.

(3)   If a road ban is in effect, the following public vehicles may carry
on the axles on that highway up to 90% of the maximum allowable weight
permitted for that single axle or axle group:

     (a)  a vehicle transporting

               (i)  bread,

               (ii) domestic drinking water,

               (iii)     mail as defined in the Canada Post Corporation Act
(Canada),

               (iv) heating fuel, or

               (v)  fertilizer;

     (b)  a bus, other than a school bus, carrying passengers.


Licence of occupation road
13(1)  In this section, "licence of occupation road" means a road held
under a licence of occupation granted under the Licence of Occupation
Regulation, 1981 (AR 448/81).

(2)  In the case of a public vehicle operating on a licence of occupation
road,

     (a)  sections 4 and 9 do not apply, and

     (b)  sections 14, 15 and 16 apply to the same extent as if the
public vehicle were being operated pursuant to a special permit.


     PART 4

     OVERDIMENSIONAL AND OVERWEIGHT
     PUBLIC VEHICLES

Definition
14   In this Part, "overdimensional vehicle" means a public vehicle
referred to in section 15 that is operated under the authority of a special
permit.


Overdimen-sional safety requirements
15(1)  Notwithstanding that a public vehicle or its load does not comply
with section 4, a person may operate that vehicle on a highway where
permitted to do so under the authority of a special permit.

(2)  A person who operates a public vehicle on a highway under the
authority of a special permit shall ensure that the vehicle and related
equipment used in the operation of that vehicle comply with this Part and
that the operation is carried out in accordance with this Part.

(3)  When a public vehicle is being operated under the authority of a
special permit and the widest part of the vehicle or its load is more than

     (a)  2.6 metres in width, the vehicle must be equipped with

               (i)  warning flags, if operated during daylight, and

               (ii) warning lights, if operated during darkness or
during adverse weather conditions,

          that are displayed on each side at the widest part of the
vehicle or load;

     (b)  3.05 metres in width, the vehicle must, in addition to being
equipped as required under clause (a), be equipped with 2 dimensional signs
that comply with Schedule 2 or 3,

               (i)  one sign being

                         (A)  displayed at the front of the vehicle,
or

                         (B)  mounted on the cab of the vehicle

                    in such a manner that the sign is clearly visible
to traffic approaching on a 2-lane highway, and

               (ii) one sign being displayed at the extreme rear of the
vehicle or its load, whichever is further to the rear, in such a manner
that the sign is clearly visible to traffic approaching from the rear;

     (c)  3.35 metres in width, the vehicle must, in addition to being
equipped as required under clauses (a) and (b), be equipped with one or
more flashing lights;

     (d)  3.85 metres in width, the vehicle 

               (i)  must, in addition to being equipped as required
under clauses (a) to (c),

                         (A)  when on a 2-lane highway,

                                   (I)  if it or its load is not
more than 4.45 metres in width, be accompanied by a pilot vehicle, and

                                   (II) if it or its load is more
than 4.45 metres in width, be accompanied by a pilot vehicle and a trail
vehicle,

                         and

                         (B)  when on a multi-lane highway,
     
                                   (I)  if it or its load is not
more than 5.5 metres in width, be accompanied by a trail vehicle, and

                                   (II) if it or its load is more
than 5.5 metres in width, be accompanied by a pilot vehicle and a trail
vehicle,

                    unless the special permit provides otherwise, and

               (ii) must not be operated on a highway

                         (A)  from 3 p.m. until midnight on a Friday
or a day preceding a statutory holiday, or

                         (B)  on Sunday or a statutory holiday.

(4)  A dimensional sign referred to in Schedules 2 and 3 must be 

     (a)  kept in good repair,

     (b)  kept clean and legible at all times, and

     (c)  covered, folded or removed when not required to be displayed.


Escort vehicles
16(1)  When an overdimensional vehicle is required by special permit to be
accompanied by an escort vehicle, 2-way radio communication must be
maintained between each of the vehicles at all times.

(2)  A pilot vehicle accompanying an overdimensional vehicle must precede
it at a distance of 300 to 1000 metres.

(3)  A trail vehicle accompanying an overdimensional vehicle must follow it
at a distance of 100 to 300 metres.

(4)  An escort vehicle must be equipped with a dimensional sign

     (a)  that complies with a sign shown in Schedule 4 or 5, and

     (b)  that is mounted in such a manner as to be visible from both the
front and rear of the vehicle.

(5)  When a dimensional sign shown in Schedule 4 is mounted on an escort
vehicle,

     (a)  only the outboard lights must be used under normal weather and
highway conditions, and

     (b)  the inboard lights must be used only

               (i)  under adverse weather or highway conditions,

               (ii) when turning or flagging, or

               (iii)     during a mechanical breakdown.

(6)  When a dimensional sign shown in Schedule 5 is mounted on an escort
vehicle, the flashing lights must be used at all times during which the
vehicle is accompanying an overdimensional vehicle.

(7)  A vehicle, while engaged as an escort vehicle, must not

     (a)  tow any trailer or other vehicle, or
     
     (b)  carry any load that, in any manner, obscures any lights or
signs that it is required to be equipped with.

(8)  An escort vehicle and, in the absence of an escort vehicle, the
overdimensional vehicle must carry at least the following equipment:

     (a)  3 approved warning devices;

     (b)  3 warning flags for traffic marking;

     (c)  one warning flag per crew member for flagging;

     (d)  one reflective vest per crew member;

     (e)  one flashlight, equipped with signal tube, per crew member.

(9)  When a person who is located outside of the cab of a vehicle is
engaged in an activity with respect to the operation or movement of an
overdimensional vehicle, that person shall

     (a)  wear a reflective vest, and

     (b)  make use of warning flags or flashlights as may be necessary to
warn or give directions to traffic on the highway.

(10)  The equipment referred to in subsection (8) must be maintained in a
clean condition and in good repair.

(11)  A dimensional sign referred to in Schedules 4 and 5 must be

     (a)  kept in good repair,

     (b)  kept clean and legible at all times, and

     (c)  covered, folded or removed when not required to be displayed.


General provisions
17   Unless a special permit issued with respect to an overdimensional
vehicle otherwise provides, the permit is subject to those conditions set
out in Schedule 6.


Overweight permits
18(1)  Notwithstanding that a public vehicle does not comply with section
9, a person may operate the vehicle on a highway where permitted to do so
under the authority of an overweight permit issued pursuant to section 49
of the Act. 

(2)  Unless an overweight permit otherwise provides, the permit is subject
to those conditions set out in Schedule 7.

(3)  An overweight permit shall not be issued unless the public vehicle in
respect of which it is to be issued is registered up to its maximum
allowable weight.

(4)  A public vehicle in respect of which an overweight permit is issued
shall not, pursuant to that overweight permit, be operated on a highway
under the direction, control and management of a highway authority, other
than the Minister, unless that highway authority has given its approval to
that public vehicle being operated on that highway.


     PART 5

     PERMIT FEES

Permit fees
19(1)  The following fees are payable in respect of permits for the
operation of overdimensional and overweight vehicles:

     (a)  for a Single Trip Overdimensional Permit, the fee is $15;

     (b)  for a Multi-trip Overdimensional Permit, the fee is $60;

     (c)  for an Extended Length Permit, the fee is $300;

     (d)  for a High Load Corridor Permit permitting the operation of an
overdimensional vehicle in a high load corridor set out in Schedule 12, a
fee per kilometre of,

               (i)  in the case of a public vehicle having a height
that is more than 6 metres but less than 8.9 metres, $1, plus $0.20 for
every 10 centimetres over 6 metres in  height;

               (ii) in the case of a public vehicle having a height of
8.9 metres or greater, $6.80;

     (e)  for a Single Trip Overweight Permit or a Single Trip Overweight
and Overdimensional Permit, the fee is the total of the amounts under
subclauses (i) to (iii):

               (i)  $0.03 per tonne per kilometre over the lesser of
the registered weight and the sum of the allowable road ban season axle
weights;

               (ii) the steering axle weight fee calculated using
Schedule 8;

               (iii)     the axle group weight fee calculated using Schedule
9;

     (f)  for a Multi-trip Overweight Permit or a Multi-trip Overweight
and Overdimensional Permit, the fee is the total of the amounts under
subclauses (i) to (iii):

               (i)  $60;

               (ii) the steering axle weight fee calculated using
Schedule 10;

               (iii)     the axle group weight fee calculated using Schedule
11;

     (g)  for an Overload Self-recording Permit, a fee of $15 for the
authorization permit, plus the Single Trip Overweight Permit fee pursuant
to clause (e).

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the fee payable for the issuance of an
overweight permit for a public vehicle that is operated under the Log Haul
Regulation (AR 431/86) is

     (a)  $200 per log haul season, and

     (b)  $20 per route map, where it is a condition of the overweight
permit that a route map must be attached to the permit in order for the
permit to be valid.

(3)  For the purposes of subsection (2), the Director shall determine the
term of the log haul season.

(4)  No fee is payable for an overweight or special permit issued to

     (a)  the Government of Canada,

     (b)  the Government of Alberta or the government of another
province,

     (c)  a foreign government,

     (d)  a municipality, or

     (e)  a board as defined in the School Act.

(5)  No fee is payable for an overweight or special permit issued for a
point to point move within the corporate limits of a city or town.

(6)  Any fee payable under this section must be rounded off to the nearest
dollar.

(7)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, the minimum fee payable for
a permit under this Regulation is $15.

(8)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, no fee is payable for an
overdimensional permit, where the public vehicle in respect of which the
permit is to be issued is a Class 2 public vehicle within the meaning of
section 3(2)(b) of the Public Vehicle Classification Fees and Permit
Regulation (AR 17/87).


     PART 6
     
     MISCELLANEOUS 

Transitional
20(1)  Notwithstanding section 4, 

     (a)  a person may, until July 31, 2003, operate a trailer
manufactured before November 15, 1988 that does not conform to section
4(c)(ii), (vi) and (viii), in an A-train, B-train or C-train, if the
overall length of the combination does not exceed 23 metres;

     (b)  a person may, until July 31, 2003, operate a trailer
manufactured before November 15, 1988 that does not conform to section
4(c)(ii), (vi) and (viii), in a truck tractor and semi-trailer combination,
if the overall length of the combination does not exceed 20 metres;

     (c)  a person may, until July 31, 2008, operate a full trailer
manufactured before September 1, 1993 that does not conform to section
4(d)(ii) and (v), in a truck and full trailer combination, if the overall
length of the combination does not exceed 23 metres;

     (d)  a person may, until July 31, 2008, operate a pony trailer
manufactured before September 1, 1993 that does not conform to the
wheelbase requirement in section 4(e)(ii), (iv) and (v), in a truck and
pony trailer combination, if the overall length of the combination does not
exceed 23 metres;

     (e)  a person may, until July 31, 2008, operate a C-hitch
manufactured before September 23, 1993 that has a drawbar length that is
greater than 2 metres.

     (f)  a person may, until July 31, 2003, operate a truck tractor
manufactured before November 15, 1988 that does not conform to the
wheelbase requirement in section 4(a)(iii), in a truck tractor and
semi-trailer combination, if the overall length of the combination does not
exceed 20 metres, and the steering axle of the truck tractor does not
exceed 7300 kilograms;

     (g)  a person may, until July 31, 2003, operate a truck tractor
manufactured before November 15, 1988 that does not conform to the
wheelbase requirement in section 4(a)(iii), in an A-train, B-train or
C-train combination, if the overall length of the combination does not
exceed 23 metres, the steering axle of the truck tractor does not exceed
7300 kilograms and the gross vehicle weight of the combination does not
exceed 53 500 kilograms.

(2)  Notwithstanding section 9, a person may, until July 31, 2003, operate
a truck tractor manufactured before November 1, 1988, if the steering axle
of the truck tractor does not exceed 7300 kilograms.


Repeals
21(1)  The Public Vehicle Dimension Regulation (AR 229/88) is repealed.

(2)  The Public Vehicle Weight Regulation (AR 230/88), except section 6(1),
(2) and (3), is repealed.


Expiry
22   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on July 31, 2003.


Coming into force
23(1)   This Regulation, except section 19(1)(e) and (g), comes into force
on August 1, 1998.

(2)  Section 19(1)(e) and (g) comes into force on April 1, 1999.


     SCHEDULE 1

     SIGN POSTING CARRYING
     CAPACITY OF A BRIDGE


1  For the purpose of posting the carrying capacity of a bridge, the sign
attached to this Schedule is prescribed.

2  The symbols used on the attached sign have the following meanings:

     (a)  the uppermost symbol means

               (i)  a single unit truck, or

               (ii) a truck tractor and a semi-trailer, in the case
where the inter-axle spacing between the truck tractor and the semi-trailer
is less than 4.5 metres;

     (b)  the middle symbol means

               (i)  a truck and a trailer,

               (ii) a truck tractor and a semi-trailer, in the case
where the inter-axle spacing between the truck tractor and the semi-trailer
is 4.5 metres or more,

               (iii)     a mobile crane with a boom dolly, 

               (iv) a truck tractor in combination with a single axle
semi-trailer and 

                         (A)  a semi-trailer, or 

                         (B)  a pole trailer, 

               or 

               (v)  a truck or truck tractor in combination with a pole
trailer;

     (c)  the bottom symbol means 

               (i)  a truck tractor in combination with 2 or more
trailers,

               (ii) a truck and a full trailer with 2 tandem axles, in
the case where the inter-axle spacing between the tandem axle groups is 5.0
metres or more, or 

               (iii)     a truck tractor in combination with a tandem axle 
semi-trailer and 

                         (A)  a semi-trailer, or 

                         (B)  a pole trailer.


                    




     SCHEDULE 2

     SIGN FOR OVERDIMENSIONAL LOADS










1   The sign or rigid area must be 2.45 metres X 0.3 metres. 

2   The letter "D" must be white in colour and must be 20 centimetres high,
Series E.

3   The white portions of the sign or rigid area must be white in colour
with a good reflective quality.

4   The red portions of the sign or rigid area must be red in colour and
painted with the transparent red paint used for stop signs. 


     SCHEDULE 3

     ALTERNATE SIGN FOR OVERDIMENSIONAL LOADS

     



1   The panel size must be 1.5 metres X 0.3 metres. 

2   The lettering must be black on a yellow background. 

3   The lettering "Wide Load" must be 20 centimetres high, Series C. 

4   The panel must have a 9.5 millimetre black border at the panel's edge. 


     SCHEDULE 4

     SIGN FOR PILOT AND TRAIL VEHICLES

This sign is designed to be mounted on a vehicle top, carriers or an
equivalent surface.  It has 2 positions:  upright when in use and folded
flat on the carrier when not in use.
     



     Specifications

1   BOX - must be 180 centimetres X 35 centimetres X 10 centimetres and
constructed of mild steel material with inside and outside surfaces of
baked white enamel.  Eight lamps must be mounted in the box and spaced to
give even lighting of the sign background.  The box must shelter all wire
connectors, switches, flashers, etc. 

2   SIGN - must be 3 millimetres thick, with a white plexiglass background
with red bars painted with transparent red paint.  The  letter "D" must be
white in colour and must be 20 centimetres high, Series E. 

3   OUTBOARD LIGHTS - must consist of two 175-millimetre (minimum) amber
lights with reflectors, rated at 12.5 volts, 3 amps and 0.50 candela with a
rated life of 300 hours. 

4   INBOARD LIGHTS - must consist of 2 standard 203-millimetre rotating
amber lights, with 2 seal beam units per lamp. 


     SCHEDULE 5

     ALTERNATE SIGN FOR PILOT AND TRAIL VEHICLES
     


This sign is designed to be mounted on a vehicle top, carriers or an
equivalent surface.  It has 2 positions:  upright when in use and folded
flat on the carrier when not in use. 


     Specifications

1   BOX - must be 180 centimetres X 35 centimetres X 10 centimetres and
constructed of mild steel material with inside and outside surfaces of
baked white enamel.  Eight lamps must be mounted in the box and spaced to
give even lighting of the sign background.  The box must shelter all wire
connectors, switches, flashers, etc. 

2   SIGN - must be 3 millimetres thick, with a yellow plexiglass background
with 28-centimetre high black letters of 38-millimetre stroke. 

3   LAMPS - must consist of two 175-millimetre (minimum) amber lights with
reflectors capable of flashing simultaneously at 60 to 90 flashes per
minute, rated at 12.5 volts, 3 amps and 0.50 candela with a rated life of
300 hours. 


     SCHEDULE 6

     GENERAL CONDITIONS TO SPECIAL PERMIT

The following are conditions to which every special permit issued in
respect of an overdimensional vehicle is subject:

     (a)  the person to whom the permit is issued assumes full
responsibility to carry out or comply with, as the case may be, the
conditions to which the permit is subject;

     (b)  the dimensions of the vehicle and load shall not exceed the
useable or posted dimensions of any bridge, power lines, wires or other
structures;

     (c)  the permit is not valid for transport over a highway in

               (i)  a city, or

               (ii) a hamlet with a population in excess of 10 000
persons,

          unless prior approval has been granted by the highway authority
having jurisdiction over that road;

     (d)  the holder of the permit

               (i)  shall move the object described therein entirely at
the holder's own risk, and

               (ii) assumes full responsibility for any damages that
may occur to highways, bridges or other property as a result of this
operation;

     (e)  any angle dozer blade, brush cutter or brush rake that extends
beyond the width of the trailer deck when attached to the equipment,

               (i)  may be left on the equipment when the distance to
be travelled is 40 kilometres or less, and 

               (ii) must be detached from the equipment when the
distance to be travelled is greater than 40 kilometres;

     (f)  movement of all equipment with attachments that extend beyond
the width of the hauling unit or outriggers is restricted to daylight hours
only;

     (g)  loader buckets that extend beyond the width of the trailer must
be tipped in upward or downward position so that cutting edges are not
exposed;

     (h)  if the equipment to be used is specified in the permit, the
object must be moved by means of that equipment;

     (i)  under no circumstances shall the holder of the permit remove
any signs or structures along the highways or bridges without first
obtaining permission from the person having jurisdiction over the sign or
structure;

     (j)  where the load to be moved is over-height, the operator shall
ascertain if there are any wires under which the object will have to be
moved, and under no circumstances may the object be moved until the consent
of the owner of the wires has been secured;

     (k)  if the object being moved is of such dimensions as to obstruct
or make it difficult for ordinary traffic to pass the object, the holder of
the permit shall

               (i)  arrange to have 

                         (A)  a person posted at some distance in
front of, and

                         (B)  a person posted at some distance
behind,

                    the object being moved in order to warn the
travelling public, and

               (ii) make every possible effort to assist the travelling
public and to avoid delay;

     (l)  if specified in the permit that special supervision is to be
provided, the holder of the permit shall 

               (i)  arrange for that supervision to be provided by 

                         (A)  the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,

                         (B)  an engineer of the Department of
Transportation and Utilities, or

                         (C)  an authorized official, 

                    as prescribed by the issuer of the permit, and 

               (ii) be subject to instruction of the person providing
that supervision;

     (m)  the expense of the supervision referred to in clause (l) shall
become a liability to the holder of the permit and the holder shall
discharge that liability;

     (n)  in the case of a breakdown of equipment, mechanical
difficulties or other adverse conditions, the holder of the permit

               (i)  shall not abandon the object on any highway, and

               (ii) shall make arrangements forthwith to remove the
object from the highway;

     (o)  if, during the movement of an object covered under the permit,
a public hazard has been created either by

               (i)  the object becoming stationary on the highway, or

               (ii) damage done to bridges or culverts or other
structures along the highway,

          the holder of the permit shall 

               (iii)     notify the appropriate highway authorities
forthwith, and

               (iv) provide all possible assistance to the public using
the highway in order to avert injury to persons or damage to property;

     (p)  the holder of the permit shall 

               (i)  assume full responsibility for

                         (A)  injury to persons, or

                         (B)  damage to public or private property,

                    caused directly or indirectly by the transportation
of a vehicle or loaded vehicle under the permit, and

               (ii) hold harmless the Province of Alberta, its
officers, agents, employees and servants from all suits, claims, damages or
proceedings of any kind, as a result of the transportation of the vehicle
or vehicle and load;

     (q)  any security or indemnity, or both, as required by the issuer
of the permit shall be provided by the applicant;

     (r)  when the operation of any over-width or over-length vehicle
involves a vehicle that exceeds the dimensions authorized by this
Regulation, the permit shall be deemed to include the empty trailer inbound
and outbound;

     (s)  any deviation from the conditions of the permit by the
permittee shall be sufficient cause

               (i)  to revoke or cancel the permit, and

               (ii) to withhold further issuance of permits to the
permittee.


     SCHEDULE 7

     GENERAL CONDITIONS TO OVERWEIGHT PERMIT

The following are conditions to which every overweight permit is subject:

     (a)  the person to whom the permit is issued assumes full
responsibility to carry out or comply with, as the case may be, the
conditions to which the permit is subject;

     (b)  the permit is not valid for transport over

               (i)  banned highways where axle weights exceed ban
levels, or

               (ii) posted bridges where the gross weight of all of the
axles exceeds the posted limit,

          unless special approval is noted on the permit;

     (c)  the load shall not exceed the rated capacity of any component
of the truck or trailer on which the load is being carried;

     (d)  the permit holder

               (i)  shall move the object described therein entirely at 
the permit holder's own risk, and

               (ii) assumes full responsibility for any damages that
may occur to roads, bridges or other property as a result of the operation;

     (e)  if the equipment to be used is specified in the permit, the
object must be moved by means of that equipment;

     (f)  under no circumstances shall the holder of the permit remove
any signs or structures along the highways or bridges without first
obtaining permission from the person having jurisdiction over the sign or
structure;

     (g)  if specified in the permit that special supervision is to be
provided, the holder of the permit shall 

               (i)  arrange for that supervision to be provided by 

                         (A)  the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,

                         (B)  an engineer of the Department of
Transportation and Utilities, or

                         (C)  an authorized official, 

                    as prescribed by the issuer of the permit, and 

               (ii) be subject to instruction of the person providing
that supervision;

     (h)  the expense of the supervision referred to in clause (h) shall
become a liability to the holder of the permit and the holder shall
discharge that liability;

     (i)  in the case of a breakdown of equipment, mechanical
difficulties or other adverse conditions, the holder of the permit

               (i)  shall not abandon the object on any highway, and

               (ii) shall make arrangements forthwith to remove the
object from the highway;

     (j)  if, during the movement of an object covered under the permit,
a public hazard has been created either by

               (i)  the object becoming stationary on the highway, or

               (ii) damage done to bridges or culverts or other
structures along the highway,

          the holder of the permit shall 

               (iii)     notify the appropriate highway authorities
forthwith, and

               (iv) provide all possible assistance to the public using
the highway in order to avert injury to persons or damage to property;

     (k)  the holder of the permit shall 

               (i)  assume full responsibility for

                         (A)  injury to persons, or

                         (B)  damage to public or private property,

                    caused directly or indirectly by the transportation
of a vehicle or loaded vehicle under the permit, and

               (ii) hold harmless the Province of Alberta, its
officers, agents, employees and servants from all suits, claims, damages or
proceedings of any kind, as a result of the transportation of the vehicle
or vehicle and load;

     (l)  any security or indemnity, or both, as required by the issuer
of the permit shall be provided by the applicant;

     (m)  any deviation from the conditions of the permit by the
permittee shall be sufficient cause

               (i)  to revoke or cancel the permit, and

               (ii) to withhold further issuance of permits to the
permittee.


     SCHEDULE 8
     
     SINGLE TRIP STEERING AXLE FEE TABLE


Permitted Weight Above Legal Weight
     Fee Per Km ($)


0 tonne to 1 tonne
     0.06


Greater than 1t to 2 tonnes
     0.15


Greater than 2t to 3 tonnes
     0.22


Greater than 3t to 4 tonnes
     0.35


Greater than 4t to 5 tonnes
     0.50 


Greater than 5t to 6 tonnes   
     0.67


Greater than 6t to 7 tonnes
     0.87


Greater than 7t to 8 tonnes
     1.08


Greater than 8 tonnes    
     1.40





     SCHEDULE 9

     SINGLE TRIP AXLE GROUP WEIGHT FEE TABLE



     Fee Per Km



     (A)
     (B)
     (C)
     (D)


 Permitted Weight Range 
per Axle Group
Over 
*Base Weight
Single, Tandem 
and Tridem Axle Groups
($)



16 Wheel Tandem
($)


Wide 16
Wheel     Tandem
     ($)



     24        Wheel
     Tandem
     ($)


0t to 1t
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.04


Greater than 1t to 2t
0.09
0.08
0.08
0.08


Greater than 2t to 3t
0.15
0.14
0.13
0.13


Greater than 3t to 4t
0.23
0.21
0.18
0.17


Greater than 4t to 5t
0.33
0.28
0.24
0.23


Greater than 5t to 6t
0.45
0.36
0.31
0.30


Greater than 6t to 7t
0.58
0.46
0.40
0.36


Greater than 7t to 8t
0.72
0.57
0.48
0.43


Greater than 8t to 9t

0.67
0.57
0.51


Greater than 9t to 10t

0.80
0.67
0.59


Greater than 10t to 11t

0.94
0.76
0.67


Greater than 11t to 12t

1.08
0.88
0.77


Greater than 12t to 13t


1.00
0.87


Greater than 13t to 14t


1.12
0.90


Greater than 14t to 15t


 1.25
1.08


Greater than 15t to 16t


1.39
1.20


Greater than 16t to 17t


1.53
1.31


Greater than 17t to 18t



1.43


Greater than 18t to 19t



1.57




Greater than 19t to 20t



1.70


Greater than 20t to 21t



1.84


 Greater than 21t 



1.98


*Base Weights:


1.  for Single Axle Group:  9100 kg;


2.  for Tandem Axle Group:  17 000 kg;


3.  for Tridem Axle Group:



    (a) if axle spread is 3.6 metres or more, but not more than 3.7 metres: 
24 000             kg;


    (b) if axle spread is 3.0 metres or more, but not more than 3.6 metres: 
23 000
         kg;


    (c) if axle spread is 2.4 metres or more, but not more than 3.0 metres: 
21 000             kg;





4.  for 16 Wheel Tandem:  25 000 kg;


5.  for Wide 16 Wheel Tandem:  32 000 kg;


6.  for 24 Wheel Tandem:  39 000 kg.




     SCHEDULE 10

     MULTI-TRIP STEERING AXLE FEE TABLE


Permitted Weight Above Legal (Tonnes)         
     Fee Per Month ($)


0 tonne to 1 tonne
2.00


Greater than 1 tonne to 2 tonnes
10.00


Greater than 2 tonnes to 3 tonnes
17.00


Greater than 3 tonnes to 4 tonnes
30.00


Greater than 4 tonnes to 5 tonnes
45.00 


Greater than 5 tonnes to 6 tonnes  
60.00


Greater than 6 tonnes to 7 tonnes
85.00


Greater than 7 tonnes to 8 tonnes
105.00


Greater than 8 tonnes    
140.00




     SCHEDULE 11

     MULTI-TRIP AXLE GROUP WEIGHT FEE TABLE



Permitted Weight Range per Single, Tandem and Tridem Axle Group Above Legal
(Tonnes)
Fee Per Month ($)


             0 tonne to 1 tonne
1.75


             Greater than 1 tonne to 2 tonnes
7.00


Greater than 2 tonnes to 3 tonnes
12.00


Greater than 3 tonnes to 4 tonnes
21.00


Greater than 4 tonnes to 5 tonnes
32.00


Greater than 5 tonnes to 6 tonnes
44.00


Greater than 6 tonnes to 7 tonnes
60.00


             Greater than 7 tonnes
75.00




     SCHEDULE  12

     HIGH LOAD CORRIDOR ROUTES

     (a)  Highway 1 from the junction of Secondary Road 797 to the
junction of Highway 36;

     (b)  Highway 14 from the junction of Highway 21 to the junction of
Highway 17;

     (c)  Highway 15 from the junction of Highway 21 to the junction of
Secondary Road 834; 

     (d)  Highway 16 from the junction of Secondary Road 753 to the
junction of Highway 32;

     (e)  Highway 17 from the junction of Highway 14 to 22 kilometres
north of the junction of Highway 14; 

     (f)  Highway 19 from the junction of Highway 60 to the junction of
Highway 2;


     (g)  Highway 21 from the junction of Secondary Road 625 to the
junction of Highway 14;

     (h)  Highway 21 from the junction of Highway 16 to the junction of
Highway 15;

     (i)  Highway 22 from the junction of Highway 1A to the James River
(12 kilometres north of Sundre); 

     (j)  Highway 22 from the junction of Highway 13 to the junction of
Secondary Road 621;

     (k)  Highway 28 from the junction of Secondary Road 831 to the
junction of Highway 63;

     (l)  Highway 28 from the west junction of Highway 41 to the east
junction of Highway 41; 

     (m)  Highway 32 from the junction of Highway 16 to the junction of
Highway 43; 

     (n)  Highway 36 from the junction of Highway 1 to the junction of
Highway 45;

     (o)  Highway 39 from the junction of Highway 60 to the junction of
Highway 22; 

     (p)  Highway 41 from the junction of Highway 45 to the junction of
Highway 55;

     (q)  Highway 43 from the east junction of Highway 32 to Valleyview;

     (r)  Highway 45 from the junction of Highway 15 to the junction of
Secondary Road 831;

     (s)  Highway 45 from the junction of Highway 36 to the junction of
Highway 41;

     (t)  Highway 55 from the junction of Highway 41 to the junction of
Secondary Road 892;

     (u)  Highway 60 from the junction of Highway 19 to the junction of
Highway 39; 

     (v)  Highway 63 from the junction of Highway 28 to the east junction
of Highway 55;

     (w)  Secondary Road 560 from the City of Calgary to the junction of
Secondary Road 797;

     (x)  Secondary Road 621 from the junction of Highway 22 to the
junction of Secondary Road 753;

     (y)  Secondary Road 625 from Nisku to the junction of Highway 21;

     (z)  Secondary Road 753 from the junction of Secondary Road 621 to
the junction of Highway 16;

     (aa) Secondary Road 797 from the junction of Secondary Road 560 to
the junction of Highway 1;

     (bb) Secondary Road 831 from the junction of Highway 45 to the
junction of Highway 28;

     (cc) Secondary Road 834 from the junction of Highway 14 to the
junction of Highway 15.



     Alberta Regulation 128/98

     Oil and Gas Conservation Act

     OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 25, 1998

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 56.2 of
the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.


1   The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations (AR 151/71) are amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 16.540 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     16.540   For the 1998/99 fiscal year of the Board, the abandonment
fund levy is $100 for each inactive well in each class.


     ------------------------------

     Alberta Regulation 129/98

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA PORK PRODUCERS DEVELOPMENT
     CORPORATION PLEBISCITE REGULATION

     Filed:  June 26, 1998

Made by the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council pursuant to
sections 13 and 25 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Council to conduct plebiscite 2
Basic criteria for a plebiscite    3
Registration with the Council 4
Holding of plebiscite    5Who may vote  6
Returning officer   7
Duties of returning officer   8
Non-receipt of ballot, etc.   9
Requirement to observe the rules   10
Receipt of ballots by returning officer 11
Ballot count   12
Report of results   13
Recount   14
Destruction of ballots   15
Direction of returning officer     16
Substantial compliance   17
Expiry    18

Schedule


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "ballot" means a ballot referred to in Form 3 of the Schedule;

     (b)  "ballot envelope" means a ballot envelope referred to in Form 4
of the Schedule;

     (c)  "Board" means the Alberta Pork Producers Development
Corporation;

     (d)  "Council" means the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing
Council;

     (e)  "eligible producer" means a person who is eligible to vote in
the plebiscite;

     (f)  "identification envelope" means an identification envelope
referred to in Form 5 of the Schedule;

     (g)  "Plan" means the Alberta Pork Producers' Plan referred to in
section 3 of the Alberta Pork Producers' Plan Regulation (AR 141/96);

     (h)  "plebiscite" means a plebiscite referred to in section 3;

     (i)  "producer" means a producer as defined in the Plan;

     (j)  "registered producer" means a registered producer as defined in
the Plan;

     (k)  "relevant period" means the period of time commencing January
1, 1997 and concluding on April 30, 1998.


Council to conduct plebiscite
2   The Council shall, subject to this Regulation, conduct a plebiscite of
the registered producers to determine whether the registered producers wish
to continue with the open system of marketing hogs or return to the system
that is known as the single-desk system.


Basic criteria for a plebiscite
3   For the purposes of conducting a plebiscite,

     (a)  a registered producer is an eligible producer if that producer

               (i)  has paid a service charge to the Board within the
relevant period, and

               (ii) has been assigned a farm unit registration number
by the Board,

     (b)  a sufficient number of eligible producers is not less than 30%
of the eligible producers who have marketed the regulated product during
the relevant period, and

     (c)  a sufficient portion of the regulated product that has been
marketed by the eligible producers during the relevant period is not less
than 60% of the total amount of the regulated product that has been
marketed during the relevant period.


Registration with the Council
4(1)  For the purposes of the plebiscite, an eligible producer has
voluntarily registered with the Council if the returning officer has
received from the eligible producer not later than 3:00 p.m. on July 30,
1998 a signed identification envelope containing a ballot envelope.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), an eligible producer is not registered
pursuant to subsection (1) if that eligible producer's identification
envelope is rejected under this Regulation.


Holding of plebiscite
5(1)  If

     (a)  a sufficient number of eligible producers as prescribed under
section 3(b) have registered with the Council under section 4, and

     (b)  those eligible producers who have registered with the Council
under section 4 have marketed a sufficient portion of the regulated product
as prescribed under section 3(c),

the Council shall be considered to have caused a plebiscite to have been
held and the returning officer shall, subject to this Regulation,  count
the ballots cast in the plebiscite.

(2)  A ballot is considered to have been cast in the plebiscite by an
eligible producer if the returning officer has, not later than 3:00 p.m. on
July 30, 1998, received from the eligible producer a signed identification
envelope containing a ballot envelope.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), a ballot has not been cast if the
identification envelope in which the ballot is contained is rejected under
this Regulation.

(4)  If

     (a)  a sufficient number of eligible producers as prescribed under
section 3(b) have not registered with the Council under section 4, or

     (b)  if a sufficient number of eligible producers as prescribed
under section 3(b) have registered with the Council under section 4 but
those eligible producers have not marketed a sufficient portion of the
regulated product as prescribed under section 3(c),

the plebiscite shall be considered not to have been held and the returning
officer shall not count the ballots.


Who may vote
6(1)   A registered producer who is an eligible producer may vote in the
plebiscite.

(2)  An eligible producer may vote only once in the plebiscite.

(3)  Subject to subsection (4), only an individual may vote in the
plebiscite.

(4)  For the purposes of the plebiscite, only one individual may vote as
the representative of a partnership, corporation or other recognized
business unit.


Returning officer
7   The returning officer shall be a person designated by the Council.


Duties of returning officer
8   The duties of the returning officer are

     (a)  to arrange for the printing of ballots, ballot envelopes and
identification envelopes as set out in the Schedule;

     (b)  to obtain from the Board a complete list of names, addresses,
production and producer numbers of the registered producers;

     (c)  when satisfied as to the accuracy and completeness of the list
obtained under clause (b), to adopt the list as the voters list;

     (d)  to cause to be mailed, not later than July 1, 1998, to every
person on the voters list the following:

               (i)  the letter of explanation as set out in Form 1 of
the Schedule;

               (ii) the voting procedure as set out in Form 2 of the
Schedule;

               (iii)     the ballot;

               (iv) the ballot envelope and the identification
envelope;

     (e)  to investigate the name of any person on the voters list in the
event of any objection as to the eligibility of any voter, if the objection
is made in writing and received by the returning officer not later than
July 17, 1998;

     (f)  to strike off from the voters list the name of any person who
the returning officer considers, after reasonable investigation, is not
eligible to vote and to so notify that person.


Non-receipt of ballot, etc.
9(1)  Where a person

     (a)  is on the voters list but has not received a ballot from the
returning officer or has lost the ballot, and

     (b)  desires to exercise the right to vote,

that person may apply to the returning officer not later than 4:30 p.m. on
July 17, 1998 for a ballot.

(2)  Where a person makes an application under subsection (1), the
returning officer may supply a ballot to that person if the returning
officer is satisfied that the person

     (a)  does not have a ballot but is entitled to vote in the
plebiscite, and

     (b)  has not previously voted in the plebiscite.


Requirement to observe the rules
10   A person shall not vote unless that person complies with the
requirements of this Regulation and observes the voting procedures  set out
in the Schedule.


Receipt of ballots by returning officer
11(1)   On receiving an identification envelope, the returning officer
shall reject the identification envelope if

     (a)  the identification envelope has not been

               (i)  completed appropriately,

               (ii) signed by the eligible producer, or

               (iii)     completed with appropriate producer identification,

     or

     (b)  the identification envelope has been tampered with.

(2)  If an identification envelope is not rejected under subsection (1),
the returning officer shall

     (a)  place the identification envelope in the voting system for
verification by the returning officer, and

     (b)  remove the ballot envelope from the identification envelope and
insert the ballot envelope into the voting box without putting any
identification mark on the ballot envelope.


Ballot count
12(1)  After all ballot envelopes have been placed in the voting box under
section 11(2), the returning officer shall, after 3:00 p.m. on July 30,
1998, open the voting box and count the ballots contained in the box in the
presence of at least 2 other persons.

(2)  The returning officer shall reject any ballot

     (a)  that is received after 3:00 p.m. on July 30, 1998,

     (b)  that has not been supplied by the returning officer, or

     (c)  that, in the opinion of the returning officer, does not clearly
indicate the voter's choice.


Report of results
13   The returning officer shall report the results of the vote to the
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, the Council and the
Board.


Recount
14(1)  Any eligible producer who is on the voters list may apply in writing
to the returning officer for a recount.

(2)  An application for a recount must be made to the returning officer
within 21 days from the day that the returning officer posts the results of
the plebiscite.

(3)  Where a recount is to be conducted

     (a)  the recount shall be conducted by the returning officer on or
before August 27, 1998, and

     (b)  the producer who requested the recount may be present at the
recount.


Destruction of ballots
15   The returning officer shall destroy all ballots on or after 30 days
from the day that the returning officer posts the results of the plebiscite
unless otherwise directed by a court or the Council.


Direction of returning officer
16   The returning officer may, at any time, and from time to time, issue
any further directions and take any other actions as may, in the opinion of
the returning officer, be necessary for the proper conduct of the
plebiscite.


Substantial compliance
17   A proceeding that is in substantial compliance with this Regulation is
not open to objection on the ground that it is not in strict compliance
with this Regulation.


Expiry
18   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on December 31, 1998.


     SCHEDULE

     FORM 1
     LETTER OF EXPLANATION

To:  Alberta Pork Producers

Subject:  Plebiscite on the marketing of hogs in Alberta

In accordance with the provisions of the Marketing of Agricultural Products
Act, the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council is conducting a
vote of hog producers to determine if producers wish to continue with the
open system of marketing hogs or return to the single-desk system.

In order to be entitled to vote in this plebiscite, you must be an
"eligible producer."  An "eligible producer" is a producer who

     (a)  has paid a service charge to the Alberta Pork Producers
Development Corporation (the Board) within the period of January 1, 1997 to
April 30, 1998, and

     (b)  has been assigned by the Board a farm unit registration number.

The returning officer is not authorized to count the ballots unless the two
following criteria have been meet:

     1.  At least 30% of all eligible producers who have paid a service
charge to the Alberta Pork Producers Development Corporation (the Board)
during the period of January 1, 1997 to April 30, 1998 have registered with
the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council (the Marketing Council)
for the purpose of voting in the plebiscite; and

     2.  Those eligible producers who have registered with the Marketing
Council for the purpose of voting in the plebiscite have marketed at least
60% of the total amount of hogs that were marketed during the period of
January 1, 1997 to April 30, 1998.

An eligible producer is considered to have registered with the Marketing
Council for the purpose of voting in the plebiscite if the returning
officer has received from that producer not later than 3:00 p.m. on July
30, 1998 a properly completed and signed identification envelope containing
a ballot envelope.

For the purpose of voting in the plebiscite, please find enclosed the
following:

     1.   Outline of Voting Procedure
     2.   Self-addressed Identification Envelope
     3.   Ballot Envelope
     4.   Ballot

 Please read the enclosed material very carefully.  If you have any
questions regarding the procedure to be followed, contact either

     (a)  the Returning Officer, Ann Chan, Price Waterhouse, Chartered
Accountants (telephone (403) 493-8251, Edmonton), or

     (b)  the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council at (403)
427-2164 or through the Government RITE line 310-000 at 427-2164.

Please note that ballots must be received by the returning officer not
later than 3:00 p.m. on July 30, 1998.  To ensure that your ballot is
received prior to the deadline, please return it as soon as possible.

                                                                 ___________________________
                                                                                          Returning Officer



     FORM 2
     OUTLINE OF VOTING PROCEDURE

1.   Every voter shall mark "X" in the appropriate space to indicate the
voter's preference of whether to continue with the open system of marketing
hogs or return to the single-desk system.

     (a)  If you are in favour of continuing with the open system of
marketing hogs, you should indicate with an "X" in the box immediately to
the right of "Continue With the Open System"

     example

     Ballot
     (Mark "X" to show your preference)




AS A PRODUCER IT IS MY HOG MARKETING PREFERENCE THAT ALBERTA:

Continue With the Open System                                  X   

Return To the Single-Desk System                                     
   







     (b)  If you are in favour of returning to single-desk selling, you
should indicate with an "X" in the box immediately to the right of "Return
To the Single-Desk System"

     example

     Ballot
     (Mark "X" to show your preference)




AS A PRODUCER IT IS MY HOG MARKETING PREFERENCE THAT ALBERTA:

Continue With the Open System                                       

Return To the Single-Desk System                                   
X   







2.   Every marked ballot shall be placed in the envelope marked "Ballot
Envelope" and then the Ballot Envelope must be sealed.

Do not write anything whatsoever on the Ballot Envelope.

3.   Every sealed "Ballot Envelope" must be inserted in the Identification
Envelope and addressed to the returning officer.

The Identification Envelope must be marked with the voter's name,  producer
number,  must be signed by the eligible producer and should be posted
immediately.

Only ballots received by the returning officer not later than 3:00 p.m. on
July 30, 1998 will be accepted.


     FORM 3

     BALLOT


     Ballot
     (Mark "X" to show your preference)


AS A PRODUCER IT IS MY MARKETING PREFERENCE THAT ALBERTA:

Continue With the Open System                                                 

Return To the Single-Desk System                                     
   
 




     FORM 4

     BALLOT ENVELOPE



     Ballot
     Envelope





     FORM 5

     IDENTIFICATION ENVELOPE

Name:                                                                     
Producer #:                                                               
Signature:                                                                



Identification Envelope


                              Ann Chan, Returning Officer
                              c/o Price Waterhouse, Chartered
Accountants
                              1501 Toronto Dominion Tower
                              Edmonton Centre
                              EDMONTON, AB T5J 2Z1