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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta TuMday, 3, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 1S Waterton camp closes to save forest plants WATERTON One of the oli >t and "most beautiful" ca pgrounds in the Canadian N; onal Parks System must be losed in order to save the su >unding forest, officials sa. The campground at Cameron Lake will cease to exist, beginning in said Tom Smith, superintendent of Waterton Lakes National Park, "so that the trees and vegetation in the area can be restored to their natural state, rather than be destroyed." The park plans to re develop the area which will in future be available to the public only as a day use area. "Gradually, the damaged campground will regenerate Council critical of insurance plan Small parks secondary in provincial plan Vandals damage plaque This Fort Whoop-Up plaque will be replaced at a cost of about says Ross Innes, area superinten- dent for historic parks and sites for Alberta. Vandals have scratched "I camped here" messages all over the plaque, located south of Lethbridge. By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FOREMOST Golden Sheaf, Red Rock Coulee and Rattlesnake areas are too small to be considered as provincial parks, the County of Forty Mile Council has been told. W. T. GalUver of Edmonton, administrative officer of the provincial parks division of the department of lands and forests, and John Erickson of Lethbridge, parks supervisor in southern Alberta, said Fri- day that until the provincial government launches a regional parks program little will be done for smaller, local parks throughout the province. Red Rock Coulee, east of Conquerville, will not be developed as an intensive recreational area because, said Mr. Galliver, it is unique in Canada as a natural area with its ecological phenomena, natural grass, small flowers and dwarf fauna. "We are not putting in said Mr. Galliver. "If we put in trails it would spoil the whole thing." He said "natural area type of parks" require only "a place to park your car and sanitary facilities." Coun. Marg Dragland said, "We are very disappointed at what has been done and we would like to see it (Red Rock) developed. Just because it is natural area doesn't mean it has to have nothing." Councillors William George McFall, Lyle Nattrass and Mrs. Dragland urged the parks officials to consider es- tablishing a provincial park in the Pendant D'Oreille area. They said the Milk River flows through a deep, wide coulee in this area and there are ideal places for exploring and camping. "Hiking possibilities are said Coun. Dragland. Said Mr. Erickson: "A cou- ple of years ago a representa- tion was made to the minister. As you say, I understand it has a certain amount of poten- tial." Mr. Erickson said he intended to visit the area but had not yet done so. He was told it is in the Pinhorn grazing reserve. "As far as I know, nobody from our planning branch ever made an assessment of said Mr. Erickson. Coun. William Kenneth Babe was advised by Mr. Galliver that his department offers a to annual grant to help care for smaller parks like the Rattlesnake park near Medicine Hat. He said if the province adopts a regional parks plan like those now operating in B.C. and Saskatchewan, several municipal governments could work together to develop one park. The provincial government would share costs. Mr. Galliver said "lots of things are coming up." His department is studying ideas for river valley parks, canoe routes, hiking trails, and a trail system throughout Alberta." But natural areas are going to be left alone and "Red Rock Coulee is one of them." Said Coun. Dragland: "That area could use a park. There is a little community there. They have absolutely nothing. Why couldn't the community get some use out of it? The facilities there are too far away from the point of interest." She said a bus load of senior citizens was greatly inconven- tinced when it visited the area. Now a ditch has been dug across the road to keep vehicles out. Mr. Erickson- said something had to be done because wire fences were be- ing cut and "people were driv- ing all over the park." That is why the parking lot was built at its present location. Mr. Galliver said he will study the situation with a view to moving the parking lot. He said local governments have problems keeping their municipal parks up. Then they expect the provincial depart- ment to take these areas over. "We did do this in a number of said Mr. Galliver. "We had to start from scratch." He said the Rattlesnake area has the most potential as a park of the three areas men- tioned by the county. But it was a reservoir area and would take a long time to develop. "It is a very expensive he said. Coun. Babe said, "We can't get anybody to do the work any more." He noted a group of farmers volunteer to clean it up in the spring. Present provincial policy, said Mr. Gailiver, is "something where you can have a large, large park almost a wilderness concept where maybe you would even allow hunting. We are looking at larger parks to accom- modate people." But he said there is a "need for regional parks, I think this is quite evident." AT YOUR SERVICE OUR Home Improvement Department Whatever Your Building Requirements May Be Extra Bathroom Rumpus Room Miscellaneous Remodelling We will be pleased to quote you on the material you require or on the COMPLETE JOB INCLUDING... Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, etc. PLEASE NOTE In addition to our regular working hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays we are now open ALL DAY SATURDAY 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. Your Pioneer Lumber Dealer Since 1925 Corner 2nd ft 13th Street S. Phone 328-3301 The Herald" District FOREMOST (Staff) The agricultural department's plan to sell crop and hail in- surance through a clerk in each of the 44 municipal dis- tricts and counties in Alberta was sharply criticized Friday by Coun. Bill Gejdos of the County of Forty Mile Council. The county approved a mo- tion urging the government to give former agents preference when people are hired by the day to sell the in- surance in the field. Said Mr. Gejdos: "They would know which agents did a job for them and which agents didn't. If the agent did the job, it would be better to keep him on." He said he heard that agents have received letters saying their services are no longer required. "If every farmer has got to come in here to apply, there is no way it is going to said Coun. Gejdos, chairman of the agricultural service committee. "I am not in favor of this central deal. We had a good agent." He said the agents did all the ground work and now they are losing out. Council learned the federal government pays half the cost of the premiums and the provincial government pays administration costs. itself, with man's help, until it returns to a healthy con- said the superintendent. The number of campsites in the park will not be reduced as a result of the closure, he added. "The capacity of the townsite campground will be increased by 25 campsites so that the number of available sites in the park will remain the same." The closure comes in the wake of a special study con- ducted into the use of the area and is part of a continuing program of evaluating the visitor facilities and natural resources of the park. "The new development at Cameron Lake will consist of picnic, toilet and boat docking facilities. The new arrange- ment will eliminate the clutter of boats usually found on' the beach and will help regulate use of the area so that it will be compatible with the natural the superintendent said. Walking paths will also be provided in specially planned areas so that the environment will not suffer through ran- dom use. "With luck and care the level of enjoyment the visitor experiences will be increased without decreasing the wild beauty of the Cameron Lake said Mr. Smith. South In short I r MACLEODS Youth nabbed after wrecks FORT MACLEOD (Staff) RCMP have a 12 year old juvenile in custody after a youth stole a car here Saturday night, was involved in three hit and run accidents and finally rolled the car he was driving after being involved in a fourth. RCMP allege the youth was travelling the wrong way down a one way street when he hit several parked cars and overturn- ed near the Elks Club. About damage was reported. The youth was unin- jured. He is scheduled to appear in juvenile court on charges connected with the incident. RCMP allege he was one of three youths who broke into a store here Nov. 7 and stole three .22 calibre rifles and rounds of ammunition. The youths then broke into a town restaurant. The youths were arrested at the restaurant but not before pointing loaded rifles at the arresting officers. Kindergarten meets today COALHURST (HNS) A general meeting of the Coalhurst Kindergarten group will be held at tonight in the Coalhurst Royal Canadian Legion Hall. Mary Oordt will speak about children's books at p.m. Clothing drive underway ETZIKOM (HNS) A parish clothing drive will be held here this month and all boxes of used clothing collected may be left at the Faith Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church here. The Catholic Women's League will hold a parish Christmas party at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Hoping Community Recreational Centre. There will be pot luck refreshments, a program of entertainment and a visit by Santa. Retiring leader Earl Herresvele is seen judging a grain sample, for the last time as the leader of the Barons-Noble 4H club. Mr. Herresvele started his association with the club 17 years ago. 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