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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta NIN ROAD AY IN FLANDERS When Tommy leaves the trenches he is always supplied with clean shirts-here are French girls employed in the washing. ' -Photo by courtesy 0} 0. p. a. A Temporary Breakdown.-An accident of this nature is made light of by .our men. -Photo oy ccuitesii o; o. t. it. "After over three years at war Great Britain's man supply is greater than in 19J4. -Photo by fiouflesi) of C. P. R. Troops moving up at eventide. ' ' - - Photo courtesy'of 0. P. R. This scene is typical of the maze of preparations in tnc area v nediatel/ behind the iioht. -/'/loin oy Luurtesy 07 0. One of the thousands of shell dumps to be seen everywhere. -Pftofo by courtesy of C. P. R, 1 Scene oh the famous road itself.-Note the trees which are- gradually being reduced to stumps. CANADA'S GREAT TIMBER- fOUESTS Preparing Logs for the Mil THERE are something like, a thou- � � �  sand million acres of woodlands In Canada, anil about two hundred million of these acres are covered with Umber suitable for trading purposes. Every province has its forests, and every forest has Its own Interesting features. In Alberta parts 0/ the Rocky Mountains are covered with huge timber areas of great value. In British Columbia the forest area is estimated at about 180.000 00O acres; the forests of Quebec cover about 130.O0O.0W) acres; then tho large forestB of Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Yukon are regions from which much valuable timber is taken annually. With a view to affordiftg farmers protection the Dominion Government li.Vi distributed treeB for planting tlie prairies. The young trees are has not been so great. Some of the forests have their keepers who reside in pretty homos in the woods. Between each home there fs telephonic communication, ao that if a fire breaks out the news can be quickly spread and (ire fighters brought to the spot before the (lames become really formidable. The forests are administered by the Provincial or Dominium Government in most cases, and licenses to cut timber-are no Id by public auction at certain periods. Amongst the [prettiest of Canadian forests nre those of Ontario, which cover 102.&0-0 son a re miles. Amongst them run a network of beautiful rivers and lakes, very valuable for the untold pmvr that Is In them and for the delight theiy S'v-e to-the sight seeing traveller or fisherman ..... oIvcti away gratis but definite ; Throcjrh tee-r. forests the' Canadian conditions a3 to"the method of culti- Pacific Rait interesting to narrate that tho lmn4 liering season begins at this time,) when the snow begins to fall. Then the trees are lightened by the loss of their foliage. When the trees are cut down and divided into logs suitable for tho length of the board* Into which they are to be sawed at the mills, the hollows in the rugged ground are filled up by snow, and the horses or oxen can travel freely overi paths that in summer would bo Impassable. Drawn by the horses or oxen, the logs slip gracefully along the surface of the snowj to a convenient pojnt where they ean| be easily loaded on to Bleighs to be; drawn to the mill. But if the mill Is far away the timber is often taken to, the edge'tif a river rendy for the: drive to the mill when the ice melts.( ation must bo complied' with. The up the region to'the poss'nilitv of I the mill In other oases it is piled on the edge) of a lake and when the ice breaks Is takes Its track, open-; gathered into booms and floated to! ' nnaditin Pacific Railway Company : ;:a aim given out young;trees for a :�;!>!,or object. ,,, ye.TS ms::y'of the Cana- d': sts suffered much de-imc-,tct -..�>m Bre~ i>ui of late the loss a great future. As a protection n.-rninst Them Is an enormous supply of forest fin-s in the Canadian Rockies \ pnlpwnod In the Province of 'ntarlo tc� Canadian p.-.-lfie us* oil burning,'and the dim-ice of Patririi whloo enrr'nes U'.vop.d ?-}0ld. has an area of 140.000 square miles/ i'1'.p a�r.:ji!>v.yirj! Illustrations tell | has vest timber resources which have! their own story, bu: it will not be un-inot yat b*en thoroughlj examined. ^Assembling the. logs for the mill ;