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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, December 21, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 Lake road remains an issue CRANBROOK (Special) The B C Forest Service has not heard the last of its plans to build logging roads in the St Mary's Lake area The Regional District of East Kootenay has opposed the plans of the forest service to change the route of a stretch of road on the south side of St Mary's River Although the regional board says Crestbrook Forest In- dustries and the local forestry officials are happy with the present road, the regional forestry office at Nelson is anxious for the change RDEK administrator Frank Bertoia says there is already a road along the south side of St Mary's River from South in short Two Kimberley men honored Two Kimberley, BC men are among 42 to receive Canada's order of military merit The men are part of the regular and reserve components of the Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer Kendnck Warren Bowness, 46, base chief warrant officer at CFB Esquimau, B C will receive the award for 28 years of outstanding service in the navy and in shore support positions Warrant Officer Donald John Vance, 42, weapons techni- cian at CFB Shearwater, Nova Scotia, will receive the award for 22 years of distinguished and exemplary military service Public service classes offered The University of Lethbridge will be offering two public service courses here this spring Both courses will be held in Vulcan High School They are The Art of Creative Writing and Southern Alber- ta, A Regional Perspective Students may register at the first class or by writing to the Registrar's Office, University of Lethbridge The eight session writing course will be held Thursdays from 7 30 to 9 30 p m beginning Jan 9 The other course, providing an mdepth background look at Southern Alberta, will be held from 7 30 to 9 30 p m Mondays, March 3 to 24 Pincher tree collection set PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Members of the Pincher Creek Fire Brigade will collect discarded Christmas trees after the holiday for a burning in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Association The trees will be collected Sunday, Jan 5 They should be left in front yards or on the boulevards The trees will be burned Sunday afternoon Horse club to go in show PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The Reining and Training 4-H Light Horse Club has decided to participate in the Nanton Talent Show slated to be held Feb 28 Collection earns PINCHER CREEK (HNS) A total of was realized from the silver collection at the recent Pincher Creek Ministerial Association s Annual Carol Festival at Matthew Halton High School The proceeds have been given to the St Vincent's Hospital Women s Auxiliary for patient comforts Katherine McElroy is 94 NANTON (Special) An open house was held in the Anglican Parish Hall here recently to honor Kathenne McElroy, now of Calgary and formerly of Nanton, on her 94th birthday More than 150 people attended Hear more clearly without irritating background noise. Zenith's new Directional Hearing If you find thai mucn of the sound you hear is harsh irritating noise then our new Directional hearing aid the Royal D could be just right for you This com fortable aid brings you clear rich sound at a pleasanl level as it softens and redULes harsh unwanted back ground noise from the side and rear Come m for a demonstration of the Royal D or any other aid from Zenith s line of more than 20 quality aids at no cost or obligation Batteries for all makes of hearing aids The quality goes in before the name goes on LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. F A LEISTER, Certified Hearing aid Audlologlit Helping the hard of hearing since 1943 Pinmounl Thaitre Bldg Phoni 328-4080.327-2272 Wycliffe toward the east end of St Mary's Lake The section being discussed is the 10 6 and 131 mile stretch which is just east of Hellroanng Creek Mr Bertoia says the forest service feels this section of road has a poor grade and is built on poor soil He es- timated it will cost to bring it into better condition The plan being presented by forestry is to construct a new section of road further away from the river, on more suitable terrain The ad- mimsator said it is estimated to cost to build this alternate route RDEK planner Eugene Lee told the board he has talked with local forestry officials and CFI and they are in agree- ment that the alternate route is not necessary The present road is satisfactory "The new road proposal came from the Nelson office and not the local said Mr Lee "It was the feeling at the November meeting that the relocation is unnecessary We don't know why they want a new road at a higher cost "We feel this is an environ- ment issue and one road is enough A road is permanent and these two roads, if a se- cond one is constructed, will remain long after the logging is over and the area has grown up We see no need for another road Said the RDEK ad- ministrator "I think we have to oppose this The forestry feels it took a licking in our last talks about roads in the St Mary's area and is trying to get back at us in this subtle way "I think this board has to say the present road has to be upgraded to logging standards and oppose any alternate said Mr Bertoia In a letter sent to the board, R M Brock, engineering of- ficer at the regional forest service office at Nelson, stated, 'we are authorizing Crestbrook to proceed with construction of the mile 10 6 to 13 1 section of the St Mary South Forest Road along the alternate (upper) route which is regarded by all as the best in the long run Mr Brock says in his letter that the forest service is sen- sitive to the need to minimize road construction, particular- ly in valley bottoms, but "when we see very little overall development pattern for the area in question, we see very little difference in the total mileage of road to be built for the two alternatives and when the scars of logging heal there will be only one mam road and a branch up Angus Creek remaining Mr Brock said it is the responsibility of the forest service to assure the roads which are to remain forever are in the proper location He said the new upper road would be built on more stable soil and avoids a potential culvert maintenance problem at Pudding Creek 'We believe these factors will give less chance of long term environmental damage than if we use the existing road A further long-term benefit is that the road will be set back one-half a mile from the river on the average, about double the distance of the existing road from the waterway The RDEK resolution, to be sent to the forest service, strongly opposed the alternate route BILL GROENEN photo Oldtimers enjoy Christmas fun About 150 members of the Picture Butte Happy Oldtimers Club gathered m their centre Thursday evening for the annual Christmas banquet, dance and gift exchange Kootenay study proposed CRANBROOK (Special) The Regional District of East Kootenay has asked the provincial government to un- dertake a comprehensive en- vironmental and socio economic study of the Elk River Valley and Flathead River Valley areas In a resolution adopted recently, the RDEK board called for the study The board noted in its resolution that it will provide the govern- ment with a brief outlining some of the problems en- countered so far RDEK planner Eugene Lee has reported the urgent need for some guidelines for plann- ing in these areas His report told the RDEK board that major resource developments along with growth of old and new com- munities is seriously threaten- ing one of the most scenic and environmentally fragile areas of the province Unprecedented resource exploration and development have been taking place in these two large valleys for several years said his report He says major coal mining activities have created tremendous impact on the total environment of these valleys The effects of these major resource use activities have not been limited to the physical environment of this sub-region These resource exploitations and rapid development activities have also created tremendous strains on the old and new communities and have created many social and economic problems in the local communities Mr Lee says this is a clear example of the lack of com- prehensive regional planning and lack of an understanding of the implications of major resource use decisions He says that continued ex- ploitation in these areas could lead to the disappearance of any of the valleys' beauty and recreation potential The only hope is to have comprehensive planning policies adopted by the province The planning department head, further noted that with the world energy shortage constantly under discussion, attention is going to turn more toward the resource potential of these valleys "The Elk River Valley and Flathead River Valley are two of the most scenic and en- vironmentally fragile areas in the province. his report states "The large scale development activities in these two valleys in the last several years have clearly shown many of the adverse effects and destruction of these qualities to a certain ex- tent "These two valleys still con- tain some of the best potential provincial and national park sites as well as prime wildlife habitats However, these two valleys are fast approaching to a point where these qualities will be permanently lost if no comprehensive policies are adopted Dad's Pop Shop and Mexican Handicraft CARDSTON Beth Jorgensen and Lorraine Segboer are pleased to announce the opening of Dad's Pop Shop and Mexican Handicraft in the former John's Billiards premises. We cor- dially invite the residents of Cardston and area to drop in and visit us. Engine turns, house burns CRANBROOK (Special) A small home burned to the ground this week when a city fire engine turned back at the city limit, the fire chief said Friday The home of Mr and Mrs Charles Hopkins burned despite the efforts of neighbors with garden hoses Fire Chief Vern Doll said the house was located one- Mexican workers returning Only a few of the 32 Mexican workers brought to Alberta farms this year remain Larry Joregenson, secretary of the Alberta Potato Commission which sponsored the import labor program for the province, said Wednesday the majority of the workers have returned to Mexico Others will be returning to Mexico early in 1975 They haven't returned yet due to difficulties in obtaining air flights Originally brought to Alberta the last week of August under eight month work permits, the Mexicans solved labor shortages for many Alberta potato and vegetable growers They were praised in November by Butch 0 Donnell, president of the Alberta Potato Growers Association who claimed they worked hard and were depen- dable The Mexican workers left in Alberta are continuing to work for farmers While the limit for workers in 1974 had been set at 100 by the Canada Manpower Centre, it is hoped sufficient numbers to meet the need will be allow- ed to come to Canada in 1975 quarter of a mile beyond the city limit and that city council has forbidden the firemen to leave the city limits with the engine "Regardless of whether it is one half block, we don t go outside city linvts The policy is set by council and we orders Asked if he thought coun cil's policy is right, the fire chief said "definitely1 The residents of the neighborhood outside the city limits could have joined the city several years ago, but petitioned against an annexa tion byiaw successfully, the firefighter said The Regional District of East Kootenay also attempted to organize fire protection in the area but "no one came to the the chief said "It's their problem now he said Rink open during holidays COALDALE (HNS) Council has approved a plan to open the skating rink from 11 am to 12 30 p m each dav during the holiday season It will be closed Christmas day It will be open for two hours the afternoon of Boxing day Council approved Coun Donna Neville s report on guidelines for board ap pomtees Calgary Power has not come Up with a price for the proposed replacement of five lights at the new exit to Highway 3, council learned Council granted use of the Sportsplex auditorium and meeting room for a parent observation nursery It will begin next month and will be held from 9 15 to 11 45 a m each Mondav for 10 weeks Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX, Rep 562 2149 M.D Alberta Hail and Crop Insurance Corporation requires FIELD PERSONNEL for Counties of WARNER. 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