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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta J.O THE lETIIBRIDGE HtRAlD Tunday, 1, I urge jiv HKNNIVIT llrralil Stuff Writer l.i-thbriilgc' Pi-orim-ul .luclge bi'lic-vcs Monday's de- rision by Federal Health Mm- Jt'lin Munro to Iransfrr I'll' laws govcrains; the pr.s- ?r.-skm of marijuana from tla- Narcotics Control Act Io thi> Food uiu! Drug Act will make little difference in pen- allies. iK'nailies for possM- (of marijuana) are ap- proximately the same and Cm: 1'iiiirt procedures are the Fame. Laws governing LSI) have always boon under the1 L'coci and 'Drue Act and the courts have- always dealt more sevcrly with its pos- session than with niari- JLiana.'1 said Lettibridge Pro- vicinal Judge L. W. Hudson in a Herald interview. ''The big loclo nbout the repositioning of the mari- juana laws may make people feel better, but actually ntuli- ing has lie said. Judge Hudson did not fed the fhift in laws governing marijuana from one act to the ether brought marijuana any closer to legalization. Bill fiorewicb, an agent for the attorney-general in Let1 bridge, did not forsee a dras- tic increase in the number of iwrsims using inamuana as a result of the local tioning. "Those poisons who nill use marijuana will usr it n- Rarrlless nf the laws." lie said Mr. Giircwu-li was not sui- piiscd by J.ir. .Munro's slop and didn't expect anything more to happen at this lime, despite the suggestion by a minority repovt nf the I.eDaiu Commission on the non-med- ical irscd of drugs that mari- juana lie made legal. ''The change in HH- bus seenis only to [ormaliye what the court has already bei'n doing for quite some time. The standard penalty for simple possession of niari- juan on a first offence lias generally been a nominal fine, not much different from the one imposed for illegal possession of alcohol." he said. Charles Virtue. Queen's Counsel appointed to prose- cute drug cases was on holi- day and not available for com- ment on Mr. Munro's deci- sion. I'olicv Chief Kalph Micbel- ;am did not view thr decision favorably. "I don't really expect to see any drastic changes in the numbers ol persons using he said. "The problem of traffick- ing will still exist, but lire now decision might make a better market for the traf- ficker because will not be n s afraid to mari- juana. This in turn could re- sult in the funnelling of more money to the criminal cle- ment." "In general, the traffickers will probably be the happiest to hear (he. announcement be- cause they will likely have more customers, although ac- tually, the penalties really haven't he said. Chief Michefson thought the idea of the conditional re- lease, especially linked to the marijuana laws hart taken the teeth from the law and made it much easier for the crim- inal element to exist at the- expense of the law-abiding citizen. if you ask me CHIEF MICHELSON "will help trafficker" JUDGE HUDSON little difference Bfl.L GOREWICH no Increase Jn use REGISTRATIONS Are Now Being Accepted for COSTANZO'S DAY CARE CENTRE 1 TO 6 YEAR OLDS PLANNED PROGRAMS Phone 328-5057 RESEARCH The Canadian Medical Re- search Council has identified areas for research: medical genetics, immunology, biomedi- cal engineering, obstetrics, be- havioral sciences, radiology, in- fectious diseases, medical mic- robiology, ophthalmology, reha- bilitation medicine, neuro- Ecienccs, cardiology, respiro- logy, cancer research, denial sciences, pharmaceutics sciences, surgery, anesthesio- logy, dermatology and otolaryn gology. HEY LOOK! Fishing season has been underway for some lime now, bul it's only recently Lethbridge lias decided to co-opcrale. Michael Klein shows off his rainbow trout caught ot Henderson Lake. enough to make a more seasoned fishermen jealous. Local young voyageurs off to New Brunswick a o o By JOE MA Herald Staff Writer II now appears thai six passenger rail services in southern Ontario, which were discontinued Nov. 1, will be restored io public pressure. The House of Commons Standing Committee on 'litinspcrl and Communications, after investigating into (lie complaints, has recommended that these six passenger services "should lie re-established immedi- ately." No action has yet. been taken, but (Jo rani Duquct, parliamentary secretary to Transport Minister Don JamiesoiT, has assured the committee dial "Hie min- istry of transport, has the intention to take the nec- essary action in the fall concerning Ibis important mailer." The committee said that at the time of the dis- continuance, the Canadian Transport. Commission as- sumed that "bus lines in the area could adequately accommodate all public transport but in fact "there is widespread dissatisfaction" and "existing bus services in the area do not consitutc a satisfac- tory alternate public transportation service." If precedence for restoring discontinued passenger service is set in southern Ontario and informed sources say this will be the case then perhaps southern Albertans dissatisfied with the discontinu- ance of the Calgary-Lelhljridjie-Mcdicine flat CP Hail passenger services could do something similar. The six services in question were Toronlo-Palmcr- ston, Palmerston-Owen Sound, Palmerston-Southamp- lon, Stratford-Kincardine and Slratford-Goderidi, op- erated by CN Rail, and Owen-Soiind-Toronlo, operated by CP Hail. There is, however, a very important difference between southern Ontario ami southern Alberta. In southern Ontario, they really raised hell the com- mittee received 55 briefs and heard from fill witnesses, including politicians. Hut in southern Alberta, only six briefs opposing f'P Rail's application were re- ceived by the CTC from Calgary, I.elhliridge and Med- icine Hat. Our politicians did nothing. It was pointed out in an earlier If You Ask Me I thai despite the fact that the Maritime financial losses I are "13 times as much as the loss incurred by CP Hail for its passenger services in southern Alberta, the CTC has ruled thai CN Hail and CP Kail must con- tinue their operations between Montreal and the Maritimes. And the CTC rejected a Time Airways application to operate thn Kdmoriton-Cjrande Prairie route, while awarding it to Tinindcrhird Airways of Prince George, B.C. despite the fact that Time is a provincial airline and the route is one within Alberta. What does all this mean'.' The people in Ottawa don't give a damn for us, plain and simple. Partly be- cause we arc not raising hell. Twenty-one Lclhbridge set out on their jour. ney to New Brunswick today. The voyageur trip is part of a irofjram sponsored by the Ko- :ary Club ol East I.ethbritlRc in conjunction with the federal and provincial governments, with assistance from the tv.'n school hoards and the City o! Lcthbriclge. The program consists of a two-way exchange. The guests from Saint John, N.B. have just completed a week of activities in Ix'thbriijgn. The voyageurs left today by bus for Edmonton. While (here I hey will lour the provincial capital and then leave by train for Ottawa. After tourioj! Ottawa they will My to Saint .John, where they will spend rjne week with the .same Saint John voyageurs who visit- ed them in tathbridgc. The voyageurs will take part in activities planned for them by the Knights of Cotumijas in Saint ,7ohn. They will return (o Edmonton via Air Canada ;in will arrive in Lcthbridge Aug. 17. Mr, and Mrs. Norm Kooks of T .el] i bridge will be escorts for the 21 young people. The young voyageurs include students from the Lelhbridgo Collegiate lastitute, Winston Churchill IliRh School anil Cath- olic Central High School. The LCf students are: Pal Hand, De Armond, Karin I.almhn, Patricia O'Connell Mary Ann Wilson, Craig Hosel- ton, Larry Kennedy, Douglas I'aterson, Uouglas Wall, and Gary Wood. The Winston Churchill stu- dents include: 1'eggy Itntton, Jillin Jang, Peggy Brian Byron Lee and Wasyl Senicc. Those going frnm C a t h o I i e Central arc: Cheryl Anne: Lin- ton, Susan Schaffcr, L i n d a Marchuk, Curt Lixzi and Mi- chael Fnlara. House and garden tour planned by John Howard A house ant! garden lour will, presented by the John How- aril Society Aug. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. To be visited arc the Lelh- britige Correctional Institution, tea will be served; Iloii'lny Inn; and tho homes of Pete Fiorino, Erich Cast, U. A. Jacobson and II. H. K, Wilson. The first hrni.so and garden tour raised last year. Tho society is looking for a repeat performance this year. Tickets at may he obtain- ed from the stx-icty or City public library assistant takes Medicine Hat post Hob Ixjifih, 2a, un adminstra- live assistant at the Lcjhbridge public library, expressed "re- Sict" today al the prospect of leaving town at the end of the month for a more responsible! job in Medicine Hat. "I'd like to remark how nice people here have been." snid Hie librarian who worked for P.7 years at the. University of -BOBCAT Available by iho Day, Week or Month (with or without tact: Filling Coi.'dl Cleaning Landscaping Kfia Cleo Hauling See These Hot Weather Specials At ALUMINUM STORM DOORS 3 standard sizes in stock Self-storing Screen door all year round. Complete pneumatic door eloier, door and weather stripping. ALUMINUM STORM WINDOWS Every order is made 1o measure. 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Mr. Leigh ha.s accepted a job starting Sept. 1 as chief librarian at Mcdichic Hat pub- lic library, an operation about two-thirds the of Ilic Letti- bridge library, Mr. lauglit In power retraining in Ontario, E-'ervcrl as a librarian at tho University of Southampton, England, worked at tho univer- sity library liere, studied for a master of library science de- gree at the University of orn Ontario it London and then mined the? public library here Sept. I, 1971. 328-4765 the METROPOLITAN STORE BUILDING S.. Lethbridge, TOb'Siefliit f iit'orei. Me Spjclout Entrance Uljblei. w. Custom Onluied Inteiiois niurninum-uuiruiD uidiBu wniwwwa. AdjDWInCParliinj and Heatti Piuav Jj Rtntalt. J EUclrlc Wall Outleli. Individual Heal Control Mem and Ladioj' TailJt Will Subdivide To Suit Tenant, K or Stiorl Term Leates. Vinyl Tile Floors S four Private Offices. X lVl Luncn Room with KiicKen Factlitfti. 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