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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Lethbridge, AlbertaPrice is 2s plus get Coal fire Breaks out Atteck mine three Hurt in Coal mine fire at Teck Greenhills facility in Southeastern . The Canadian press Vancouver to inspectors from British columbian a ministry of Energy and mines Are investigating what caused a Flash fire at the Teck resources Greenhills Coal mine on sunday that burned three workers. The injured were taken to Hospital with second and third degree Burns but no life threatening injuries. Teck resources said in a statement the fire happened in the pulverizing room of the mines dryer Complex where Coal is prepared for shipment. A Hoffman chief inspector with the provinces ministry of Energy and mines said two inspectors arrived at the mine sunday and started investigating what caused the fire. A we May have to Send More specialists depending on what we think the ignition source Hoffman said Flash fires like the one in the Greenhills incident were a part of most Coal mining operations. A a it a not uncommon to have Small operational Type explosions or what they Call pops at one of these dryer plants Quot he said. Quot they la want to determine Why there was Coal dust in the air and what ignited he said it could take several Days or weeks to answer that. Quot the Good thing is luckily no one was killed a he said. Quot we re always concerned when workers Are injured and Well be working very hard to determine what the causes of the incident Chris Stannell a Teck resources spokesman described a Flash fire As a sudden ignition or burst of flame that was quickly extinguished. He said mine operations were temporarily suspended but there was no significant damage and he added the mine would reopen shortly. No one was in the pulverizing room w Hen the Are broke out but the three workers Hurt in the fire w Ere nearby. Arar Case caused split in Cia ranks Cia employees tried to Stop arrest torture of Canadian Alexander a net i a the Canadian press Arlington a a former spy has described the debate within the Cia Over the arrest rendition and torture of Canadian Maher Arar saying multiple colleagues warned against it because they were convinced they were punishing an innocent Man. The account from former Cia officer John Kiriakou Sheds new Light on decade old events that caused a Public inquiry in Canada a $10 million payout from the Federal government and unsuccessful lawsuits in the . It s a rare peek into discussions within the . Central intelligence Agency a whose role in the 2002-03 events has never been publicly examined having remained off limits in Canada s inquiry. A continued please see Page a2 find juries Stem from Early morning Brawl Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge regional police report two men were seriously injured during a sunday morning Brawl in the 1700 Block of Henderson Luke blvd. Police responded to a report of several people fighting in the area about 3 . Two men were taken to Hospital in Calgary with fractured skulls and Are in serious condition. While two other individuals received in nor injuries. Police confirm that some sort of bars were u sed a it weapons during the altercation. Several subjects Are m custody but no i barges have been Laid. The matter remains under storied rivals the Chicago cubs and St. Louis cardinals began the 2015 major league baseball season sunday night a see sports Lethbridge Mcaa championship Wisconsin plays Duke in title game tonight badgers and Blue devils go for College basketball bragging rights see Page b5 seeking Refuge two mule Deer hide among the snowy Trees in Indian Battle Park on a Chilly sunday afternoon. Herald photo by Melissa Villeneuve author explores albertan a eugenics past culturally there was an Overall shame around disability in those times she said. Schools were not equipped and would refuse Access to children with disabilities. Guidance clinics were established consisting of a psychiatrist a Public health nurse and or a minister and sent around the province to identify people with mental health needs. Family doctors and teachers were big referrers she explained. She found that new immigrants were Over represented in the institution. Children who had illnesses such As polio those with learning disabilities and even children from impoverished families were institutionalized. A they were told they were going to get education. Thev were told thee were going to get training. They were told this was the Best thing to do for their families. When it came to practise it was really different said Malacrida. Parents May have been oblivious to the conditions As Thev were not encouraged to visit for a Long time sometimes up to one year. The institution claimed this was necessary to provide an acclimatization period. Alberta s eugenics Laws in effect from 1928-72, allowed forced sterilization of a mental defectives Quot under the sexual sterilization act. Of the 22 survivors she interviewed most were sterilized. A Michener residents became huge i v vulnerable to this act because Thev did t have to provide consent. When you look at the eugenics record there w Ere about 2.800 people w to were sterilized but Over 5,700 approved she said adding the average Board hearing took about i 1 minutes. Quot so it was very Malacrida was a geriatric nurse so she said she understood what institution Lito can look like continued a base a2 a a special hello shares stories of the infamous Michener Centre Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald they were institutionalized and abused and a local author is shedding Light on a dark Era in Alberta s history with her new Book on selective e sterilization or eugenics a movement to Quot improve the genetic features of human Claudia Malacrida. A sociology professor at the University of Lethbridge has written Quot a special hell institutional life in albertan a eugenic the Book shares stories about life at the infamous Michener Centre in red Deer from the perspective of people who lived worked and had children institutionalized there. The Michener Centre was established in 1923 As an institution for those labelled a mentally Malacrida first became interested in the subject while working on a Book project with the Alberta association for Community living. She began her interviews in 1998, speaking to 22 people who lived at the institution Between the 50s and 80s, including a Parent who relinquished two children there and fought hard to get them out As Well As three former employees. She spent a lot of time delving through the provincial archives in Edmonton and archives in red Deer and visited the site in 2004. Herald photo by Tijana Martin University of Lethbridge sociology professor or. Claudia Malacrida published he Book a a special hell institutional life in albertan a eugenic years Quot in january the Book talks about life at the infamous Michener Centre in red Deer which includes interviews from people who lived there worked there and had children institutionalized there Spring hearing savings special my to apr Coupon offers free hearing test receive a free of 100% digital hearing aids for As Low As if you or a loved one have difficulty hear ing now is the Best time to take advantage of our free no obligation hearing tests come out of Winter hibernation and Spring into savings with these special limited time Coupon offers Combine and redeem them in Lethbridge at 1258-3 Avenue South. 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