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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, December 16, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Bourassa helps Santa Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa helps Santa Glaus give children Christmas gifts, at a Christmas party attended by 300 children in his constituency, Montreal Mercier, on Sunday afternoon. B.C. Pollution Control Branch charged with lax enforcement VANCOUVER (CP) A Fish and Wildlife Branch biologist has attacked the Pollution Control Branch of the Provincial Resources Department, saying it has failed to respond to a report charging "gross pollution" of the Kootenay River by Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd. Chuck Newcombe cited a recent report recently prepared by the Fish and Wildlife Branch in making a general attack on what he referred to as the "pollution permitting branch" of the UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET FORECAST: Lethbridge Region Today and Tuesday: Cloudy periods Winds westerly 25 to 30 and gusty shifting to northwester- ly 15 tomorrow Highs today 45 to 50. Lows 30 to 35. Highs Tuesday 35 to 40 Calgary Medicine Hat Regions Today and Tuesday Cloudy periods Winds becoming westerly 20 and gusty this morning shifting to northwesterly 15 to .20 and gusty Tuesday. Highs today 40 to 45. Lows near 25. Highs Tuesday 30 to 35. Columbia Kootenay Regions Today: Cloudy with occasional light rain or wet snowflurnes tonight Highs today in mid 30s. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs near 35. Lows near 35. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness today and Tuesday with widely scattered showers mostly mountains. Gusty southwest winds along east slopes. Highs both days mostly 35 to 50. Lows tonight 20s. West of Continental Divide Scattered rain or snow showers with chance local freezing rain today. Variable cloudiness tonight and Tues- day with scattered snow showers. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 20s. H L Pre. Lethbridge...... 38 30 Pmcher Creek 33 26 Medicine Hat 30 11 Edmonton 35 14 Grande Prairie 33 22 Banff........... 29 22 Calgary......... 38 17 Victoria 45 43 .23 Penticton....... 38 34 Prince George 33 30 .28 Kamloops....... 33 30 .12 Vancouver...... 43 41 .26 Saskatoon....... 24 23 .02 Regina 22 19 .01 Winnipeg 25 13 .02 Toronto......... 35 29 .21 Ottawa......... 20 14 .03 Montreal 19 17 St. John's....... 32 31 .84 Halifax......... 30 27 Charlottetown 30 20 Fredericton..... 29 16 Chicago.......42 34 .17 New York 39 38 Miami.......... 78 70 Los Angeles..... 73 52 FINAL WEEK-END CLEARANCE ON ALL TRAVEL W TRAILERS CAMPERS MOTOR HOMES All new and rental units MUST BE CLEARED 9 a.m.-6 p.m., UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. "Serving you over a quarter Century" 302 3rd Ave. 327-2805 PORTS OF ENTRY opening and closing times: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chief Mountain, closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Times Mountain provincial government. The report states that Crestbrook was issued a provisional permit by the PCB in 1968 to discharge an average 15 million gallons of effluent a day from its pulp mill at Skookumchuck. Mr. Newcombe said the provisions of the permit state that if the color, taste and odor attributable to the mill become an "objectionable feature" in the Kootenay River, then treatment to remove them "shall be "Any fool can go down to the river and see that there's color (from the effluent) in it and can see that the mill is violating terms of its said Mr. Newcombe. "But we have to document our complaints like the Watergate case before we can make a dent in the armor of the Pollution Control he said. The report cited by Mr Newcombe says testing of the river revealed that mill effluent has caused "a significant effect on fish taste and odor." Some of the fish caught below the .mill's effluent outfall were New council elected in Nanaimo NANAIMO, B.C. (CP) Voters trekked to the polls Saturday in record numbers to elect the first city council for a new, enlarged Nanaimo. More than 56 per cent of the eligible voters cast their ballots for the "old guard'' of Nanaimo politicians, returning Mayor Frank Ney for his fifth and re electing three former city aldermen to the nine member council. Mr. Ney led mayoral tallies throughout the night, polling 62.7 per cent of the total vote over his only opponent, Ted Barsby. The new council takes office Jan. 1, the same day the amalgamation approve'd by voters Nov. 2 takes effect. The amalgamation more than doubles the city's population to from and increases it in area almost nine times, to 28 square miles. Incumbent alderman Gertrude Hall topped the polls in the city centre zone, followed by incumbents Gino Sedola and Ken Medland, also elected. Other aldermen elected in the partial ward system balloting included Alex Ferguson for Chase River, Alex Virostko for Harewood, James Moffatt for Northfield East Wellington, Ray Brookbank for Departure Bay and Ted Kelly for Wellington. "considered to be nauseating" and were inedible. FISHING DECREASED The report says use of the river by anglers increased between 1962 and 1966 but since then has markedly decreased. Fish found in the Kootenay River include Rocky Mountain Whitefish, Dolly Varden Trout, Rainbow Trout and Cutthroat Trout. The report, which also states that there have been gross changes in the ecology of the stream bottom, concludes that the mill must be made to abide by the provisions of its contract. Mr. Newcombe said the report exemplifies frustrations his branch has had in dealings with the PCB. He said the PCB only prosecutes cases under duress and, when finances are concerned, "the branch always goes for the cheapest alternative rather than the best one." "All government agencies represent a certain lobby." "We in Fish and Wildlife represent the conservation lobby and the PCB represents an industry lobby in many cases though not said Mr. Newcombe. The biologist also said he has received no reply to letters sent to Health Minister Dennis Cocke and PCB director Bill Venables. In the letters, he asked the two men to take leadership in controlling water chlorination. Mr. Newcombe said the Fish and Wildlife Branch previously has fought the process because of "chlorine's extreme toxicity to fish." he said recent evidence now indicates the interaction of industrial and agricultural wastes with the chlorine at treatment plants produces chemical compounds which may be harmful to humans, too. Weather saving ranchers offsets bad market, costly feed MOOSE JAW (CP) Prairie ranchers are saving millions of dollars this fall as mild weather and little snow allows their animals to remain in pastures. The exceptional situation could not have come at a more opportune Urns as beef producers are caught with expanded herds, high feed costs and low market prices. A survey of cattlemen in this area showed cattle still are grazing on grass in pastures compared with last year at the same time when with about 27 inches of snow, farmers had been feeding their animals for at least two months. The same weather conditions have been evident across Manitoba and Alberta. William Towriss, a rancher at Caron, Sask., said two months of feed and a lot of money is the difference this year compared with 1973. And Colin Thatcher of Moose Jaw said he has not fed his cows a single bale of hay so far this fall. Last year he started feeding them hay Nov. 1. Women open office SEATTLE (AP) Four Seattle women have taken the law into their own hands that is. after graduating last June from the University of Washington Law School, they formed a collective. And the woman just inside the door of Hillenbrand. Selinker, Vestal and Clockars, is no secretary. She's one of the four attorneys, who want to take a more humanistic Oil sands, reactors are top priorities TORONTO Development of the Alberta oil sands and continued work on ad- vanced Candu nuclear reactors were listed as priorities for Canada at a three-day scientific conference at the University of Toronto. Scientists attending the conference represented univer- sities, industry and government. They said research on gasification and the transportation of energy were also of prime importance for Canada. The conference ended Friday. Less urgent items requiring Canadian research were tidal, solar, wind and geothermal energy. Major nuclear fusion research will be done outside Canada, the conference concluded, but it recommended the federal government seek international co- operation in this field. The government was also urged to set up a national program of re- search into fusion technology "so that Canada will not have to buy outside when this technology becomes viable." One conference workshop rec- ommended a study to find ways to shifting consumption of oil and gas to alternatives such as coal or nuclear energy. Its members also felt it important to reduce consumption by conservation, although they felt there would be a significant problem in getting the public to accept conservation Conference delegates urged "strong and continuing support for development of the new fission options within the Candu family." Atomic Energy" of Can- ada Ltd., Ottawa, is studying different fuels and coolants for the Candu reactor. They also called for further development of components for solar heating, such as roof- top solar traps and storage systems, and urged the estab- lishment of incentives to encourage solar home heating. Unfairness charged, union wants re-vote VANCOUVER (CP) The union on the losing end of a close certification vote among 444 employees at Gibraltar Mines near Williams Lake has applied to the British Colum- bia Labor Relations Board for another vote to be held. The United Steelworkers of America retained their cer- tification at the mine when workers voted 225-219 last month against joining the Canadian Association of In- dustrial. Mechanical and Allied Workers. CAIMAW is applying to the baord for a re vote on the grounds that the result did not fairly represent the wishes of the employees The Gibraltar campaign was marked by accusations by the Steelworkers that CAIMAW was allowing workers to go hungry during a CAIMAW strike at the Endako Mine at Fraser Lake, B.C. CAIMAW denied the charge. The loss at Gibraltar was the first representation defeat to CAIMAW during five in B.C. Meanwhile, in another duel between the rival unions, the Steelworkers have informed the LRB the union wishes to withdraw its application to represent about 40 workers at Lincoln Steel jn Richmond, B.C The workers currently belong to CAIMAW, but the Steelworkers submitted a cer- tification application to the board Nov. 28, claiming they had signed up a majority of the bargaining unit. Steelworkers' organizer Ron Douglas explained the un- ion decided not to press the application "because I don't think we had enough people to successfully battle the com- pany in negotiations." CAIMAW won certification at Lincoln Steel last January. YOUR -GIFT HEADQUARTERS for "The Man in your Life" approach toward dealing with clients, especially women. They opened their offices in November in a small house. The former living room, com- plete with fireplace, is a friendly waiting room The library is beginning to fill with books. And the offices, one for smokers, one for non smokers, are in back keep- ing it quieter for waiting clients. "Women are scattered around the city in large law firms where, even it they are interested in dealing with women's cases or women's rights issues, they 'must follow the direction of the senior partners." said Phyllis Selinker "Here we can pick and choose how to spend our own time. And we can help each other when one of us runs into something we've never handl- ed before So far the firm has more female than male clients but they think the real difference in their operation is in at- titude, not sex "There's a less pressured atmosphere and we get the Client more involved in his or her own case." said Catherine Hillenbrand. "We hope to share more information with clients, getting them actively involved in their cases and taking some of the mysticism out of law." "We don't want to play God." Ms. Hillenbrand said. "But we don't want to help someone get a divorce, then "just shove her out in the street either "It's my dream to someday have little houses like this all over Seattle with women at- tornevs in them He said that during normal fall and winter conditions one bale of hay will feed two cows but during severe weather one cow will use two thirds of a bale. A bale of top quality hay today costs about and with the animals still on grass, it means considerable savings depending on the size of the herd, Mr. Thatcher said. Mr. Towriss estimated that a rancher with 100 cows would be saving about a day in feed costs this fall. Up to this time last year "we would have fed about 50 tons of hay to our cattle." He said ranchers usually stock a six month supply of feed for their cattle during the winter months which means that this year they have saved at least one third of their costs. Mr. Towriss estimated ranchers will be feeding their cattle for only three months this winter January through March, and farmers will have a surplus of feed supplies. "We're certainly not going to run out, we've got it made." Dr. K. K. Glenn of the Lauderdale Stock Farm, said the cattle this year are in better shape than at the same time in 1973. With moisture last fall the grass had "greened up" in the pastures and "that makes quite a difference." Dr. Glenn said cattle feeding is a lot easier in milder weather, everything is drier and no bedding down or straw was required. Even more advantageous is that the animals are gaining more weight for the same amount of feed. "They're eating to gain rather than to just keep warm." 66 BLACKS GRADUATE In the last five years. 66 blacks have been graduated from West as many as the total 71 blacks who were graduated from the U.S. Military Academy from 1802 to 1969. APEX TV SALES SERVICE 535-13 Street North NEW PHONE NUMBER EFFECTIVE DEC. 328-1033 1 9 7 5 SEASONAL PRODUCTS Calendar stands and lefills Calendar pads Daily journals Week at a glance Diaries and dait AVAILABLE NOW AT CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 319-7th St. S. Phone 327-4591 ;