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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, January 14, 1975 WINTERIZE NOW TRY OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT FOR SPECIAL LIMITED TIME ONLY THE ONE BEST DEAL ATTENTION FARMERS NOW IS THE TIME TO... PREPARE FOR NEXT SUMMER BRING IN YOUR IRRIGATION PUMPS, ETC. FOR SERVICE (TABER) ALTA. inn Remember: "We listen belter and act" Call for Appointment today Phil Crivan, Sirvlca Minigir 223-3537 Yellowknife Eskimos favor snowmobiles over dog teams YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) It's never been easy being a sled dog in the North, and snow- mobiles have made it even tougher. "I hate those damn said RCMP Insp. Hugh Feagan of Yellowknife. "Dogs have personalities. Even when they'd look back at you, you knew what they were saying." But even Insp. Feagan had to go along when the force cut out its dogs and joined the swing to snow- mobiles. In many Eskimo com- munities, the snowmobile has assumed the impor- tance of the car in the. South. Two- and three snowmobile families can be found in settlements such as Hal! Beach, pop- ulation 300. Many younger natives don't care about hunting and trapping and would rather race snowmobiles than drive dog teams. In addition, many sled Start the year right. Grab these Super Savings that go a long way toward balancing your poor beat-up budget. These are just a few of the great buys! 2 HIM COLONIAL HIBACK CHESTERFIELD ind SWIVEL ROCKED CHAIR 100% nylon and Scotchguard JANUARY SALE......................................... 7 PIECE DINING ROOM SUITE (Buffet Hutch 4 chairs large table) limited numbers JANUARY SALE......................................... 4 Piece SPANISH BEDROOM SUITES (Limited Number) But a good stock of other suites JANUARY SALE KITCHEN CARPETS Rubber backed, level loop. 100% nylon Sq.Yd.................................................. LIVING ROOM CARPET 30 oz. plush, short shag nylon Sq. Yd...................................... SUPER SAVINGS ON ALL APPLIANCES TOO! G. E. DISHWASHERS Front loading convertibles, factory service From G.E. SELF-CLEANING RANGES service) From '599 S795 '399 7" 11" :449 '399 RCA Side-by-Side REFRIGERATOR FREEZERS RCA 26 INCH COLOR TV MICROWAVE OVENS CONVENIENT TERMS dogs have been interbred with pets brought north by white settlement workers and the sled dog's perfor- mance has suffered as a result. So huskies, whose life ex- pectancy in the Arctic snows has never been long, are being tied to trees and left to starve. Or they're being dumped on islands during the summer when they are of no use. In the Mackenzie delta communities of Fort MacPherson and Inuvik, if bylaw enforcement of- ficers aren't able to apprehend stray dogs they carry rifles to kill them. In Yellowknife, a city of there is no veterinarian, no humane society. While residents as grand and exotic a collection of pet dogs as in any southern city there's a kennel but no dog club. ONE DOG TEAM At Frobisher Bay, the largest community in the Eastern Arctic, there hadn't been a dog team for five years until Paramount Pictures purchased a team in Igloolik to film in the Baffin region. The movie company later sold the team to a Frobisher Bay resident and now the predominantly Eskimo community of 500 has one dog team. Throughout the North, there are only a handful of settlements that have more than a half dozen working dog teams. These are communities such as Igloolik with an estimated 75 sled dogs, Baker Lake 69 sled dogs and Coral Harbor 16 dogs. Some communities have only one or two teams because polar bear sport hunting regulations where southerners visit settlements to bag a bear require that the hunt be carried out with a dog sled. In terms of the ratio of snowmobiles to dogs, at Repulse Bay there are 60 snowmobiles and 62 sled Some individuals, such as Thomas Kakimut, a trapper in the Keewatin, are using both the snow- mobile and the dog team in their work. Kakimut uses the machine to get to his base camp, then relies on his dogs, without burning expensive gas, to get him around to his traplines. He also has the security of knowing that if his snow- mobile breaks down in the barrens as machines are prone to do he has the dogs for transportation. Skid-steer Loader That "Puts It All Together" When the Melroe Bobcat was matched in performance tests against thirteen olher skid-steer loader makes, here's What happened: Bobcat led the field, wilh clear superiority in rim pull, cycle time, practical load capacity, safely and mobility under lull load. Thafs the kind of performance you'd expect from Ameri- ca's number one skid-steer loader, but it's just part of the Bobcat story. Bobcai is famous for multi-job versatility. One Bobcat, ons operator and a group of special-job attachments can replace several cosily, one-job machines and their operators. The patented which allows the Bobcat operator to change attachments in less than a minute, is still the fastest, most effective quick-attach system around -Put a Bobcat to the test. Call us for a free demonstra- tion foday. While we're on your jobsite, we'll explain new. flexible financing that makes it easier than ever to own a Bobcat America's number one skid-steer loader. rC J RENTALS 1410-2ndAve. South Phone 327-2922 FOX Sire of Embryo which sold at Perlich Bros, on Dec. 16th for Another Embryo Sale in Calgary on Feb. 14th, 1975 by Canadian. Pinzgauer Assoc. Plan to attend. "VISITORS WELCOME" CANADIAN GENETICS (Leth) LTD. Located 2Vi Miles East and Mile South of Lethbridge Airport or 3 miles straight South of Stewart Elevator on Highway 4. P.O, Box 1103, Lethbridge, Alberta _______T1J 4A2 Phone (402) 329-3212 ;