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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Safurdoy, April 18, 1970- Cross-Canada Survey Snowmobile's Popularity Climbs Despite Concern Over Threat By THE CANADIAN PRESS The ubiquitous snowmobile continues its rapid rise toward dominance of the Canadian winter sport scene despite mounting concern over the threat posed to human, animal and plant life. A Cross - Canada Survey by The Canadian Press shows at least 82 persons died in snowmobile accidents in the country this winter. For the first time, concern was expressed for the damage caused wilderness areas and wildlife. And it looks like the snowmo- bile's impact on winter sports will lead to increasing interest in all-terrain vehicles, resulting in a year-round headache for those who now breathe a sigh of relief come spring thaw. Despite a tightening of snowmobile regulations in most provinces, Quebec reported 34 fatal accidents this winter, Ontario 29, Saskatchewan four, Nova Scotia three and New Brunswick, Manitoba and British Columbia, two each. Alberta and Prince Edward Island had no fatalities attributed to snowmobile accidents, while Newfoundland's toll was six deaths during the last 14 months. 350,000 SNOWMOBILERS Few provinces gave comparative sales figures to account for the estimated 350,000 snowmobiles now owned by Canadians, but indications were that there's an upward trend in every area. In Ontario, snowmobiling was so popular this winter that Sault Ste. Marie's licence bureau ran out of plates after 3,500 were issued. A Regina dealer said sales wefe up this year and would have been higher had the economy been brighter. "One farmer offered to buy four machines if we'd take wheat as payment."  An Edmonton dealer predicted trade in snowmobiles I similar to that on car- lots- trade your old model on something newer, bigger and more powerful. Eli Martel, New Democratic Party member of the Ontario legislature, has called for legislation to control the horsepower of snowmobiles, saying some can travel as -fast as 130 miles an hour. He noted they are being used Canada Opens iNew Consulate LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE Moving ^^11 327-2097 DAYS 327-3473 NIGHTS PACKING STORAGE j McLean Transfer 640 � 6th ST. S. LETHBRIDGE MODERN FURNITURE STORAGE WAREHOUSE Ltd. Agents for North American Van Lines "FOR A BETTER MOVE ALL WAYS" 6� Family Reunion In Sask. Ask $15,000 For Recreation MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Canadian minister of supply and services cites growing commercial and industrial relations of this area with western Canada at cerem o n i e s Friday marking the opening of a Canadian consulate in Minneapolis. "This is a region which is bound together not only by geography but also by common traditions and, in many cases, by family ties that spread across the 49th parallel, said James Richardson. The consulate will cover Minnesota, North and South Dakota, northern Wisconsin, upper Michigan and Montana east of the Great Divide. "This is an important area with a population of 6,000,000 people and in income of $17,-000,000,000," Richardson said. "Our exports to the area at the present time are estimated at about $230,000,000 annually." Richardson noted that Canada is, by far, the best customer for the goods which the United States sells abroad. He said Canada last year supplied a market of well over $9,000,000,-000 of U.S. goods. This meant that nearly one dollar in four of total U.S. export earnings resulted from sales in Canada. The consulate will be primarily oriented toward export trade promotion and industrial promotion, but will also perform normal consular functions. It will be headed by Glyn E. Wool-lam, consul and trade commissioner. Woollam was formerly a Canadian commercial counsellor in London. to pursue-deer, and referred to cases where the vehicles chased horses being ridden by young persons. Other items in the rising chorus of complaint: -A public outcry over the death bf ? wolf run down by two snowmobiles in Ontario led to charges being laid against two Toronto men fof causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal. The case has not yet come to trial. -O n t a r i o naturalists and some members of the public were furious when the bodies of about two dozen rabbits were found in a field, apparently run over by snowmobilers. -The noise of snowmobiles-something like a chain saw run wild-became such a problem in the Ottawa ar"ea the city ruled the machines must not exceed a nodse volume of 85 on a special decibel scale. -A rash of break-ins at remote cottages on Lake Huron, attributed to thieves mounted on snowmobiles, resulted in establishment of a provincial police snowmobile patrol. CONCERN SPREADS Complaints were heard from naturalists concerned about the disruption to the biological char- [ acteristics of plants 'and animals; from property owners angered by trespassers, broken fences and litter, and even from golf course operators annoyed by the abuse of their property. To combat misuse of snowmobiles, Newfoundland, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta now are preparing new or extended regulations-although it is acknowledged control is almost impossible to achieve in rural areas. Meantime, legislators and others are casting a wary eye toward the snowmobile's summertime successors, including a snowmobile chassis mounted on a three-wheel frame, and machines such as the six-wheeled, all-terrain vehicle, the dune-buggy and the hovercfaft. Irwin Haskett, O n t a r i o's transport minister, predicted the hovercraft probably will be the next vehicle to cause "fantastic problems" in administra-t i o n, regulation enforcement and noise pollution. He said it may be necessary to treat each new all-terrain vehicle under separate legislation in what he described as an go-anywhere vehi- ALBERTA 4-P00L CASH REFUNDS NOW BEING DISTRIBUTED FROM A TOTAL PATRONAGE REFUND ON * &g% - _ft 1968-69 DELIVERIES TO'POOL' ELEVATORS OF 5 $2,658,850 In cash - $1,027,570 In reserves - $1,631,280 AUTHORIZED BY ALBERTA WHEAT POOL DELEGATES Patronage refunds on 1968-69 Grain and Forage deliveries to the Alberta Wheat Pool are -as follows:- 2.6072 per bushel on Wheat, Oats, Barley, Flax, Rye and Rapeseed (1$ cash - 1.607?: reserves) 7.5% of dollar value of Wheat, Oats, Barley, Flax, Rye and Rapeseed purchased by the Pool from Pool members as seed. (3% cash - 4.5% reserves) 3% (in reserves) of dollar value of Forage Seed purchased from Pool members. On Fertilizer purchased from the Pool. by members:-7% of dollar value of purchases (3% cash - 4% reserves) On Chemicals purchased from the Pool by members:-3.5% of dollar value of purchases (1.5% cash - 2% reserves) Alberta Wheat Pool has returned its surplus earnings to its members in this way for 32 consecutive years. Pool Patronage Refunds now exceed $63,500,000. POOL MEMBERS-REFUND CHEQUES are now in the hands of Pool Agents REGINA (CP) - Outwardly, Homecoming '71 - Saskatchewan's family reunion on a province-wide scale set for next year -looks about as exciting as watching a field of wheat grow. But, in a quiet sort of way, it may be a lot of fun. "It's a low-keyed thing," said John Findlay of Regina, who has the job of co-ordinating the different areas that are extending the hand of friendship to former, residents. "It's strictly a simple celebration-Ha family reunion." Originally the province was to stage its Homecoming in 1970, but to avoid clashing with Manitoba's 100th birthday celebrations this year, Saskatchewan stepped aside. Mr. Findlay admits that some citizens, mindful of the bricks-and-mortar nature of most cen-1 tennial projects in 1967, are puzzled by the intangibility of this venture. TOWNS LIKE IT But residents of such places as Balgonie, a community bf about 500 located 17 miles east of Regina that built its first indoor skating rink in 1967, may find the return of, say, six long-last native sons just as memorable in its own way. "This is the kind of thing that small towns can really make a meal of. A sports day in a small town where five or six people come back can really be a big thing." Late last year, each householder in the province was mailed an envelope containing 10 labels and a folder, asking him to fill the labels with names of former, residents who might want to come back for a look at their old stamping grounds. The labels, once returned to a government office, are affixed to promotional literature and forwarded to the one-time residents with an invitation bearing the name of the one who remembers them. Because the province has been exporting people for generations, there's no shortage of potential return visitors. HOPE FOR RETURN A particular effort is to be made to entice back some famous former" residents-such figures as author Farley Mowat, economist John Deutsch, former Alberta premier E. C. Manning and folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie-in addition to the folks whose fame is limited to their own block. The province hopes for a big return in increased tourism from the $80,000 invested to kick off the plan, with many of the returning natives lingering to enjoy Saskatchewan's fishing and hunting. The New Democratic Party has added a political twist. At its 1969 convention, the party asked voters to make 1971 "a homecoming for justice" by supporting the NDP in a general provincial election that could be called that year and bringing back to power the party whose predecessor, the CCF, was ousted by Ross Thatcher's Liberals in J964. Dentistry Dean Is Appointed EDMONTON (CP) - Dr. James McCutcheon of Montreal has been appointed dean of dentistry at the University of Alberta, succeeding Dean H. R. MacLean who retires June 30. Dr. McCutcheon has been dean of the faculty of dentistry at McGill University since 1956. RBa'N>70!9BCW\|>70HB0'fV*7O| % IT1! OUR g BIRTH- ? DAY! CELEBRATING IN 'SEVENTY � see page 7 A �> B0'N>70KieO1\l''70HS0>f\*TOC "all-terrain, cle act." NEW HOLIDAY HOUSEBOATING FUN HOLIDAY HOUSEBOATING IDEA HOLIDAY HOUSEBOATING Fun for the whole fam'riy, mom, dad, and the kids. Rent a houseboat on beautiful Kootenay Lake in the interior o f British Columbia. For more information write: HOLIDAY HOUSEBOATS Balfour, British Columbia "Welcome Aboard" INSURANCE IS JUST NOT PART OF OUR BUSINESS -IT IS OUR ONLY BUSINESS Phone 327-3009 CONN VAN HORNE JACK WARBURTON 507A 7th STREET SOUTH OPEN HOUSE 1718 LAKEHILL CRESCENT NORTH OF COLLEGE MALL This home was our Show Home for, the 1969 Parade of Homes. Open 2:00 to 4:30 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. SUNDAY, APRIL 19th ONLY Don Roy Homes Ltd* �415 Shoppers' World Phone 328-4330 GERRIT TOP - PARKLAND COMPLETE DISPERSAL Ranch Auction Sale Vi mile east and Vi mile south of Parkland; or SVi miles straight north of Sravely on gravel road SAT., APRIL 25 - 10:30 a.m. TERMS CASH Having been favored with instructions from Mr. Gerrit Top of Parkland, who is leaving the farm, we will sell by Public Auction the following: HOGS 10 bred sows, some due sale time; Purebred York boar; 10 weaner pig:. 187 Stock Cows plus 1970 Calf Crop 150 head Herefords; 35 head Angus and Angus-Hereford cross; 1 Holstein milk cow and 1 Ayrshire milk^ cow. AUCTIONEERS NOTE - This is an opportunity for cattlemen to get some' top quality range cows at green grass time. Most of these cows will be calved out by sale date, and will be offered in lots as to age and quality. Trucks will be available sale day. MACHINERY No. 10 Massey-Ferguson baler; Melcoe pop-up bale loader; John Deere side-delivery rake with rubber teeth; Allied 20-foot bale elevator with 3 h.p. Briggs and Stratton motor; Minneapolis Surflex with seeder box, 12 foot; May-rath grain auger and motor; Massey-Ferguson 16-foot swath-er, new canvas and transport. HOUSEHOLD 3-piece sectional, like new; chesterfield round coffee table. QUANTITY OF GREEN FEED 1 new granary; 1 self feeder; 1 factory-built hog feeder, 12-lid. L0RNE GILFILLAN DOUG DAVIDSON Licence No. 712 Stavely 228-3954 Licence No. 156 Medicine Hat GERRIT TOP, Owner EATON'S Save 25.05 fro 45.05 . .. Made-To-Measure Summer Weight Suit Sale Regular 110.00 to 130.00 Look towards summer ... be smartly togged out in a trimly tailored made-to-measure suit of summer weight fabrics. Choose from our wide selection of fabrics, teamed up with Spring's newest stylings. Plains, stripes, checks in polyester wool or fortrel and wools. Shades include honey brown, soft teals, vibrant greys, quiet greens, plus a selection of light summer shades. Our expert craftsmen will tailor your suit to your exact measurements with special detail to customer care finish. a a 95 Sale, 2-piece suit............. %j ""Tf Vest, Sale -.:..... .................. .... "J 4.00 Extra Trousers, Sale........................ 30.00 Made-To-Measure Shop, Main Floor Eaton's Buy Line 328-8811 - Other Calls 327-8551. Monday Store Hours - 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ;