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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 _ TW UTHiWOCI HittlD TvwJoy, 11, Prevent iou Beiug Heavily Lethbridge Fire Losses Increase In recent years in Lett-bridge Ihere has been a proportionate increase in fire hazards with tbe number of fire calls and amount of fire loss', increasing yearly. In 1969, the city fire depart- ment received 425 fire calls compared to 39S in ISM and ?31 in 1959. Fire loss during 1989 was es- timated at compared to in IMS in 1959. The city fire department had to content 'with four major fires in 1MI but no serious in- to fire fif- ing personnel. 'did fire ards further emphasli hat been placed on fire prevention with tht fire prevention bureau putting jnuch effort into in- spections, drills' and education. During the past pear an in- spection of business premises During 1968 on no occasion and manufacturing establUh- spe- ho- holds great promise end we're proud 1o a part cf the projected jrowtr, prosperity of our It il our policy to ol- woyi FUST with trie newest for each new seo'Dn our buyers ore when 'purchasing from-the top fashion houses of North America. It has been a pleasure in- deed wiving you and we look forward to many more years of pleasant associa- tions. 307 5th Street S. 'The Heart .of Fashion" ments was carried out with cial attention being 'given to tels, rooming houses, serv ice staUans, public buildings of as- s e m b 1 y, restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes. A total of: inspections were completed, requiring lit rechecks in regard to prem- ises where haiards were found, to 'see bat recommendations oi the fire prevention bureau were carried out and adhered to. .'During the months a home inspection program was City Power Statistical Review preseatation through the news media. For fighting fires the fire de- partmeU has established a pol- ey of obtaining moden, effi- cient equipment whenever possible. In January of 1MI the de- partment received a new 625- pumper truck acd on August of received- a kmbulanee. In addition to work in pre- venting and fighting fires the fire department is also respon- sible for alls jency calk.- In ambulance calls were responded to in compari- son to S.ZS6 in 1M and 750 in list. Oo the average an ambu- Peak city load, Moworfi mi Kilowatt JoU o7.M5.000 Average coil per KWH icW .1.63 New overhead power line> built, 3.o- New underground, power lines built, milei New services installed 401 New street installed 470 Miles of pole linn in service 1 33.5 No. of street lighti in servke No. of customers served Total revenue Total expense Totol surplus 1 Tax relief allocation 1.54 2.S 283 466 140.5 IMS 1.39 1 .5 240 146 143.5 1.28 .1.0 1-0 189 265 148 1, 42J 349 154 12-.556 completed with homes visited and, inspections completed. Fire drills were condudnd monthly at aD hospitals, year-y at public schools and one fire drill was held at the Ea store and two at tbe Al jerta Government Telephones building, for a total of 6S drills A program of public information was carried out throughout the year by means of film showings, talks, displays, station visitations, fire prevention pamphlets and fire call was received every 7.6 hours and lasted on the average minutes. -Some mile were logged by the during tbe year. Calls of an emergency nature are varied and. include, with number of calls received for each listed in brackets, investigating fires buroujg rubbish gasoline leaking from vehicles pumping flooded basements opening locked doors (4) and hanging flags Barons Oil Ends Year In Good Financial Shape LETHBRIDGE Tbe only independent oil com- pany, based in Lethbridge, Barons Oil Limited, ended its year of operations in the best fi- nancial shape it has been in in 10 years, company secretary- treasurer Howard Oliver re- ports. The company hasn't had to borrow any funds for several years and liabilities have teen vastly reduced by at least last year. Last year the company test- ed portions of its rt hard mineral claims at Pine Ridge, northeast, of Waierton Lakes and further testing is to be undertaken this "summer to determine tbe extent of its cop- per find, Mr. Oliver said. Testing will also be resume! this year on Barons' hard era I claims in three separate areas of tbe Northwest Terri lories. The waterflood program X Barons oil field is tobecon- mued this year. The program las increased oil production at IE discovery well by about 50 ler cent. Considerable work was done last year at-the Namao oil.field north of Edmonton waterflood is, under 10 miles where a way! Barons' interest in the 30 per cent. Income Tom the field'' for Barons amounts to a month net. Barons bought out the re- maining 50-per.cent interest in Car Park Ends Year; In The Red The city's Uowntowa Cat Park didn't pay for itself kact year and there-are no indica- tions it is going to pay for it- self in tbe near future. Car Park revenue, last year was compared with ex- penditures TV kMf on operations for.the year wai Add to that tbe yearly debenture payments of and there is a net loss of 303. Revenue this year is budget- ed to climb to with ex- penditures of for break even position on oper- ating expenses. The debenture pay merits for the Car .-Park are tbe city's other parkin) facilities parking meten an parking lots. All the city's parting facsli ties last year brought in rev eaue.of Operating, ex pendilufes totalled! an' Car Park debt charges of 347 left which went into a reserve for the. purchase off-street parking. Revenue this year is .budgeted an oil producer, Barons Vulcan No. 1, three miles east of KirkaMy, near Vulcan, last year. The company drilled a dry bole northeast of Taber last month. It will probably partici- pate in the drilling of another veil in the area within the next couple of months. Barons has an interest in acres of leases in the area. at which after oper ating expenses .and Car .Park debenture payments mil leav for the reserve for off street parking. Tat crty will kse the Hull Block parking lot this year. It has been sold to Mara- thon Realty Co. Ltd. for 'devi opmenl of a hotel. Taxpayers have not been reo uisifioned nor are they likely be, for construction of the Cai Park. men's WEAR DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH STttET SOUTH Keeping Pace With a Growing Lethbridge and Continuing to Majntain a Reputation That is Traditional for Quality! I- j A'vievv of McGuire's .store'.showing I "a portion of our- Solon. Times change bwt the old fashioned idea of striving to. secure the itfoction of one rhot will nlwayi remoin at We're proud of the repute lion'we've established and'look forward to providing many more years of service to our customers combining courtesy, honesty and fair deol- ing. May we hove the privilege of lerving you soon? SAFEWAY Alberta With Service, Meet the men dedicated to JOE HACZKEWICZ 1312 3 Ave. S, RON STAFFORD 1616 Mrjyor Ma'grath Dr. TEDCUELl 316-6 Street S. MMV MOCK 425 13 St. N. HENRY BOURASSA TABER A iriendly ivelcome awaits you at your neighborhood Safeway Store. ;