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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, Dctembor 14. 1971 FORDING COAL OPERATIONS Fording Coal's million coal mining and processing plant, 40 miles north of Sparwood, B.C., is gradually coming on stream to pro- cfuce three million tons of coal yearly for the Japanese market. Left photo shows plant site with one of two mining areas in top left. Above photo shows breaker (bottom conveyor to stacker, wash plant (large adjacent drier and arch building (under construction) for produce storage. Unit trains will load near-arch building. Kerber Photo By JIM MAYBIE Staff Fording Coal Limited, in southeastern B.C., hopes to start treating its coal for the Japanese steel industry by the end of this year. Facilities now are being brought on stream. The initial shipment is scheduled to start the first half of next year. Fording has a 15-year con- tract to supply the Japanese market with 45 million tons of coal valued at million. Shipments are to be at the rate of three million tons a year. The Fording operation is lo- cated 40 miles north of S'par- wood, B.C. It will employ 400 men full-time with an esti- mated annual payroll of up to million. Workers will be allowed to live at Elkford. B.C.'s newest "instant located ai miles north of N'atal and 18 miles southwest of the coal op- eration. The company, which is providing employees with an incentive to locate at Elk- ford, expects 300 families will be located there by the end of the year. Located at the junction of the Elk River and Boivin Creek, Elkford was incor- porated as a village Aug. 2. According to the .Mining WHII une or TWO mining Ke Fording Coal will start shipping to Japan soon MAYBIE Association of B.C., for every I from two main areas simulta- diverted for sm-m-al r-D o.a :______- Association of B.C., for even11 from two main areas simulta- j job created in the coal mining! neouslv. j industry, 10 other jobs are ere- j The "dragline will be used on j alcd across Canada. Fording's j the gentle slopes of the Green j project, then, providing jobs j Hills range west of the plant 1 for -100 men, could mean that and west of the Fording River other jobs are created East of the river, at the other jobs across Canada i north end of Eagle Mountain, The Fording project is being j the Clode pit will be mined me lagoon win be contained managed and operated by wilh a truck and shovel opera- by a natural height of land on diverted for several hundred feet to provide the lagoon for water-horn tailings. The waste water, after settling out will be recirculated through the processing plant. No water will be discharged into the river from the lagoon system. The lagoon will be contained Lid. of Trail, which lion. The shovels have 15-cubic has a 40 per cent interest in j yard buckets, the venture with Canadian Pa- j' Trucks, capable of carrying cific Investments Ltd. holding ico tons of cMl each, will de- Cost of bringing the coal pro- j pits to the processin :ct into production is esti- j on the valley floor. e mined out. As there is no source of seed for this pro- cones from Lodgspole )ine, Engleman spruce, West-' ern larch and other native for. est cover are being harvested. The company has experi- mented with hydroseeding of slopes. A wide range of filters and scrubbers in the processing plant arc designed to prevent dust and other contaminants from escaping to the atmo- sphere. The tailings pond and recir- culaling of the tailings water is designed to avoid pollution of the river. Run-off from the mining areas will be impounded in set- tling ponds before discharging into the area's streams, an offi- cial said. The company's research is continuing and a program is King developed for progres- sive rehabilitation as areas be- come available. Committee for an Independent Canada will be active locally in next election i funds, so one of the first priori- of the committee, states that ties will be to establish the I we've already lost control of i committee on a sound financial! the decision-making process in I By GREG McINTYRE Staff Writer The Committee for an Inde- pendent Canada Lethbridge branch will use the next fed- eral election to press the issue of nationalism, local secretary- treasurer Bob Tarleck predict- ed Monday. "We're a pressure group in a sense. We want to get commit- ments from politicians and then we want to make sure they live up to these commit- said Mr. Tarleck, one of 10 Alberts delegates to the first national CIO conference held at Thunder Bay, Ont. At the meeting, Edwin Good- man, Progressive Conservative leader Robert Stanfield's cam- paign manager at the 1968 fed-, funds, so one of the first priori- j of the committee, states that i eral election, was chosen na-' i-i.i.--i- I- tional chairman of the CIC. Mr. Goodman expects to visit Lethbridge during 1972 to help rally support for the CIC, said Mr. Tarleck. He said Canadian control of DAYS ONLY! Dec. 15, N 17, 18th! DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5767 NORTH LETHBRIDGE 324 13th Street N. Phone 328-444] on-mang proce basis.'' he said of the organiza- j our he said, tion founded in 1970 to reclaim j "Without control of our uni- more of Canadian life back I versitics we've lost control of into the hands of Canadians, j our own culture. One of the Locally the CIC will launch a key points in the brief was that "i nit; win jauncn a Key points in tne brief was the economy culture and oth- j membership drive in January j Canadian academics are with particular emphasis on j the unenviable position of corn- recruiting more business and i peting for jobs in their own er aspects of life in this coun- try will receive a lot of lip ser- vice by politicians from every labor support. i countrv on an equal footing party m the next general elec- j CIC branches have, been sue- i with 'academics from othef 1 cessfully organized in high countries." However, through questions schools at Edmonton and effort' He added: "There's no other meaPnf i T" sig" up mcm' i j" I means, the CIC will work to de- bcrs in the three Lethbridge where this is i termme "the strength of their I high schools. resolve" on the nationalism is-1 Mr. Tarleck. a 30-year-old ju- i Tark'ck said- high school department i have lack of, head, was Ihc author of a 10- i I presented in March I to a committee of inquiry into I the non-Canadian influence in post-secondary education in Al- I berta. j "Tiw brief, which incidental- ly was endorsed as the official brief of the Lethbridge branch STRETCH STITCHES lemon-lemon Give the dean, natural scent of fresh-cut lemons MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE COLLEGE MALL I HOB TAF.UiCK as SWISS MADE GET THS FACTS l8yeor.-oeoEI.NA e r e o t d Stitch.i. Now compltllori art flitting FAfT. W" TMVI.old) SUPfRMATIC I Pitlton' 1971 modtlt, MfT.Th. EINA SUPER- ran. )hi DON'T BUY UNTH YOU MY For frtt dtmonilratfon contort SEWING CENTRE 5th South Phom 917-1177 or OUR ENTIRE INVENTORY TOYS ALREADY AT SALE PRICES WILL BE REDUCED ANOTHER.... 25% OFF CONVENIENT TERMSI USE YOUR CHARGEX OR HOYT'S OWN CHARGE PLANI Open Until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Nights! Open Until p.m. On Saturday DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5767 NORTH LETHBRIDGE 324 13th St. N. Phone 328-4441 ;