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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Monday, Deitembor 50, 1971 Strip mines should be' delayed land study ISl'DV II.M Staff Writer Alternate 1" be studied Muff an are allowed to be strip minei Rional planning officer In a brief delivered 1" the Alberta I-'.nvironmenl COJIMT- Authority public hearing on coal mining, .1. planner for the Oldmui llivcr licaional i'lar-.r.Jie said the benefits from mineral extraction should W compared to recreational end enwervation uses. In arid OK i in p a c t of minins; upon the environment, an en- varaiment.il p la n nin g study sliould be conducted, lie said. "Extensive, plamimg-orient- ed research of a region and its predict eminent reading to crises. "One of tho well-established roles of a planning agency is to collect, review and comment" information collected by environmental ef- joint provincial, municipal and commis- sions, which are the only exist- ing agencies with botli regional ceope r.nd elected regional rep- resentr.tion, review any surface frcis of alternative land uses: private parties. and then relate these to social; Regional planning and economic values." Mr. Nicholson commended the introduction of new legisla- tion to permit more compre- hensive control of resource u-ics and the new legislation proposed. He said the hiRhlifibt of the proposed legislation is a rec- ommendation that all agencies a n d departments concerned with strip mining be involved in actual administrative deci- sions. 'Tills is crucial to successful Umd use and resource alloca- niining or land reclamation proposals, lie said. Tiie environmental impact from strip mining is regional. Therefore, Mr. Nicholson said, "a regional planning agency can and sliould have a key role in the administration of any new legislation." The proposed legislation in- fers "a major ingredient in re- se.lvir.g the problems created potential are neces- lira lie said. sary to provide 'be data upon lie proposed a plamiinj which informed land use deei- Bionsdin be based. by surface mining activity is the introduction of new legal up to anticipate and administrative ground problems, rather than the gov- i rules thai will help to optimize the mix of land uses and re- sources he said. The best way to "prevent" implementation of tic pro- posals is to "further encourage t h e compartmcntalization of jurisdictions and agencies in- volved." Mr. Nicholson said, the po- tential affects of surface min- ing are too diverse, too persis- tent, too complex and too over- whelming in their impact or the environment for its regula- tions to be regulated to a sin- gle government department. "In regional land uses, the agencies involved should he said. "But their concerns should be co-or- dinated." In a later interview Mr. Nicholson said, a preliminary regional plan is scheduled for next April, at which time strip mining and gravel pits in the region will be studied by his planning commission. He said there are about '200 i gravel pits active and aban- the area. The status and legislation governing these j year, will be reviewed. Guard Archie Muirhead tests a rebuilt tricycle (it From Santa's apprentice elves were also donated mis year, for said Mr. to- West Castle opens s Helpers naa neip uns ear. Several inmates of the Leth-jridge Correctional Institution jave been busy since Novem-er repairing toys gathered rom donations by Lethbridge esidents. Archie Muirhead and Ward ngoldsby, correctional said many of the toys donated are beyond repair, but by interchanging parts from other broken toys, a suitable toy can be constructed. Other toys donated appeared to need only a little cleaning and some paint. "Several incomplete fortunately we always got more than one of each game and combining parts we have been able to get some complete said Mr. Muirhead. "When all of the toys, dolls, games, tricycles, scooters and the one swing set have been prepared they will be taken to the Salvation The toys will be included with the Christmas food hampers annually given to disad-vantaged Lethbridge families by the Salvation Army. A Salvation Army representative said more than 500 applications for UK food hampers have been received this year. Hunting, fishing laws change asked Neil Anderson and David Flak add finishing touches. s war iristnias in c The 24 bed children's ward! in the festive season spirit, at the LcLhbridge Municipal j As part of a regular "play- Hospital "els special attention i therapy" program, tots will aanui j.-, oui iu in Christmas celehra- i help staff personnel decorate i tal Christmas Eve. tions windows w i t h poster paint. A record player and a tele will he mas trees: Youngsters will make decora-1 vision set have also been do- mobiles j nated as gifts from community taspi'rinitTAeM efforts %n and other Christmas artifacts, be made to involve youngsters: A party has been tentatively for Thursday am Santa is set to visit the hospi Christmas Eve. West Castle Recreation Re- sort. 33 miles southwest of Pin- i cher Creek, will officially open to the whiter season Thurs- j day. "We have been delayed in our opening tiiis season, and consc- quently all of the improve- ments planned for thi.s year j lave not been completed." said resort manager Dan McKim. 'There are 30 inches of snow j on the ground by the lodge and j i lot more farther up Uie moun- j .ain. The beginners' slops and most of the intermediate slopes lave been machine ic said. Except for Christmas Day lie ski facility '-vill operate daily during the Christmas-New Year holiday. Alter the holidays, West Cas- te will be open Wednesday through Sunday. Season passes for the South- ern Alberta ski resort will be on sale in Lethbridge at D. C. Lein and Associates, 114 Mc- Farland Building; in Pincher at W. A. Cook and Sens Ltd, 10G6 Willow St.: or at the West Castle ticket office. Lift tickets for all-day-all lifts will cost tickets for the use of beginner and intermediate lifts will range in price from and A family season pass will cost a maximum of indi- vidual adult season passes will cost and student's passes will cost S56. West Castle Resort is 90 miles southwest of Lethbridge. The Western Stock Growers' Association has asked tlie pro- vincial government for more lect will help jobless Chris Mills, secretary of the'through Hedlin, Menzies andjed by landowners in feeding I 4eawjirfiu: of Toronto and housing game be recover- said the govern-1 Assocurtes of Toronto. j ft for ment has been asked to make havc ]ed to jjlcreasing' ard ranchers to have absolute changes in policy after a study between landowners control over who comes on I had been commissioned rnd hunters, and the loss of i their land. habitat and decreasing! Mr. Mills sa-id it is the opm- hird and ganv anima! popula- j ion of the association that only tions in many areas. if these requirements arc met i In a special submission to, by legislation will landowners I the government, the Bssoda- j be prepared to protect and im- lion asked for a policy which prove the hunting and fishing would ensure that costs incurr- i resources on their land.______ courses Anticipating High unemploy- ment Ibis winter, the federal government has introduced a number of special job training courses for those without jobs. The latest of the programs is known as Project. si'J short term courses taught in educa- tional institutions, designed to provide preparatory and re- fresher skills to the jobless. Eight six week job training courses and a ]0 week typing ami shorthand refresher course are being offered to Leth- bridge area residents by Can- ada Manpower. All but one will be taught at Lethbridge Com- munity College. Before any unemployed in- dividuals are' allowed and paid to take the courses offered, they must show a distinct interest and apti'udc in the program they want to enroll in. The courses are: welding, building maintenance, construc- tion painting, upholstery, plumbing and heating, carpen- try, agriculture farm equip- ment course and the typing and shorthand refresher course. I er. Himummmmininm and businessmen the ClareshDlm airport, be nice to the j "Hmmm sure could Convention As- i make an impression hi Edmon- of Southern Alberta, i ton over our (tourist) grant Politicians better Travel and They have their own B25 bomb- The cost of the courses will be paid bv the federal govern- ment Canada Manpower which will also pay those par- ticipating in Project 99. Participants will be paid from a minimum of per week for single men to a maxi- mum of per week for mar- ricd men with four or more de- pendents. I At least in persons are re- quired for each subject and could be expanded to about 13 individuals. The intake dates for the first five programs offered is Feb. 21. and Jan. 10 has been set as the enrolment date for the lat- ter four. Given to TCASA by 01 Ed- monton firm which had owned the twin engine bomber, some- times armed with 14, .50-cali- i brc machine guns and pounds of bombs, the "con- vincing machine" is parked at with says TCASA man- ager Frank Smith. However, polticians and non- TCASA-member businessmen, rest at ease the plane is un- flysble and for display only. 'The bomber's eventual des- tination is believed to be on a huge stand near Courts. Southern Sires Ltd. works bull breeding Winter increase II II bus collide Sunday FAST injury and SSOO damage ceived a cut to the forehead. Ctlf IS EFFICIENT i SERVICE! when a car and a city She was taken to St. Michael's bus collided at the intersection General Hospital, treated and of 10th Ave. and 13t.h St. S. released, shortlv after 8 p.m. Sunday. The city bus was driven by Debbie Dore Scenic Kurt Elkjar, a tilth SI. city police report eight cars have been stolen lo date in December. Four of the fOPTIGAt PRESCRIPTION COW a passenger in Us car Neither the drivers of the were stolen this week and thivc of them have not been re- by Alan Russell Boy- and car nor passengers on the den. also of Lethbridge. re- bus were injured. ___ j of cal.s tnis of Lethbridge. It was stolen from the Kith SL S. Safe- way parking lot Wednesday eve- had just parked my car and left the motor running to my sister-in-law's car, someone got in mine and CITY OF drove it said Mr. lien- ENGINEERING dcrson. Another car stolen Thursday to Blair Layton, COMMERCIAL AND of 1110 'l7th Si. N. He said the key was not left GARBAGE liis ear and he does not know how it was stolen. Neither vehicle lias yet been During tho 1971 ChrUtmas and New Year's Holidays, Iho following recovered ami the police in- collection schedule vostipntion continues. A city police official remind- Week of December 20 all drivers to make sure Collected (ram December 20 la they don't leave their keys in (ho car and the door unlocked Week of December 17 il is parked. Traffic Serficanl Tlav Mar- Collected from December 29 to noch said, ''The presence of Only hotel-motels will receive a collection December gifls and shopping bags in 1111- Week of locked cars can be responsible for a theft. Collected from January 4 to "An unlocked car with the ninniiiR and the keys in PLEASE AT COLLECTION POINTS IN the ignition, and no one i aside, COLLECTION an open invitation to anyone on stealing a he said. i Uiiaiiiiia Southern Sires Ltd., southern j Alberta's only artificial insem-; illation stud, is now processing j semen from three Chianina j bulls for commercial sale. j Developed after the fire that j destroyed Southern Breeders j Ltd. and claimed two lives May 12. Southern Sires completely rebuilt the stud facilities three miles south of the city at a cost of The former facility had been in use for almost two weeks when the fire occurred. Piiin K. Thompson, preduc- tion manager, said the three Italian bred bulls brings to 24 number of stud animals at (he station. The station enlarged its hold- ills' capacity to :i-I bulls from !M in the rebuilding program, and new semen processing equipment will increase capa- i city to about 60.000 vials and s t r a w s per month from the present 2.1.000 glass vials per month. Tho slation now holds 20 bulls in the main bam, eight in an isolation barn and six in an or- iginal quarantine barn. Mr. Thompson said the plan was to be at this stage of 1 growth by 11173. hut the deci- sion was made to go ahead with the plan early because of the. necessary rebuilding after the fire. He said the slation also col- lects semen from the. four Chi- ,-inina bulls located at the bridge Research Slr.tion to be used for scientific research by the scientists. He said Southern Sires might he able to sell .some of this semen if they get the contract which is slated to come up for hid in February. All 211 Chianina animals Im- ported from Italy aro now in Alberta, with seven bulls and six heifers in southern Alberta. Southern Sires also has at stud Welsh Black, Charolais, Hereford and polled Hereford. Black Aberdeen Angus. Red Aberdeen Angus. Simmental and Limousin bulls. Mr. Thompson said- semen is made available to customers from any bull in North Amcr- j iea through a gentlemen's agreement among the major slud services, which permits a transfer of semen. I bubbling bath fun Sudsy bathtime playmates for clean little angels. MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE COLLEGE Wigs 1'crjumei ALBERTA LIQUOR CONTROL iOARD NOTICE HOLIDAY STORE All stores will be closed Saturday, December 25th and Monday, December 27th, 1971 as well as Saturday, January 1st, 1972 and will re-open hours later than usual on Monday, January 3rd, 1972. Stores will also close at p.m. Christmas Eve, Friday, December and New Year's Eve, Friday, December 31st, 1971. (THIS NOTICE IS INSERTED BY THE ALBERTA LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD AS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT) ;