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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, January 18,1974 - THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD - 9 When the wintry blasts blow! ySilbertans who have been shivering in below-zero weather of late can be envious of a scene like this. wJrld famous Paradise Beach near Nassau is a popular playground for sun-worshippers. ijoint Canadian effort for Expo SPOKANE - British Columbia will build the pavilion, the Canadian national government will landscape the island, and Alberta will build an amphitheater in the middle. That's the division of responsibilities for Canadian participation at Expo 74. B.C.'s minister of industrial development, the Hon. Gary V. Lauk, described his government's plans for the ex-hibitry inside the pavilion. Several theater areas and a "social, restful area with an arts and crafts gallery" will Island straddles today, yesterday The garden of Fiji be enclosed in the structure, which will be sunk into the ground and hidden in the densely landscaped Crystal Island. Lauk also told of plans to bring two Haida Indian totem pole carvers - the last two tribesmen qualified to carve the totems - to the Fair. They would work on a totem pole throughout the six months of the Pair, then the pole would be erected on the island as a gift to the city. Sitttation report; Tourist conditions in U.K. Despite gloomy bulletins about the energy and labor situation in the U.K., reports from London as of January 8 indicate that it is "business as usual" for Canadian visitors in Britain. The following is an up-dated statement on services and facilities of prime interest to Canadians planning a trip to Britain:- Gasoline There is still no gas rationing and no plans to introduce it in the immediate future. The shortage caused by panic buying in mid-December has eased. Car rental services are operating normally and a touring vacation in any part of Britain is still perfectly feasible. Lighting and Heating There has been no change since the BTA Situation Report of December 21. To recap: there are no restrictions on lighting and heating in hotel bedrooms. The three day week and electricity cuts do not affect hotels. Public Transportation in London Again there has been no change. Buses, taxis and subway services are operating normally. British Rail There are no trains on Sundays but this is not really a problem for those who plan ahead. Long haul (Inter City) services and other mainline trains are fairly normal in all regions. There are, however, serious delays in commuter services around London but these are little used by tourists. Internal Flights A 20% reduction in internal services is expected during January but carriers estimate that all who want to fly will be able to do so. Other Tourist Facilities and Services Hotels, restaurants and pubs are still on a 7 day week with more than ade- Appointed TORONTO - The appointment of David A. Harris as general manager of the Jamaica Tourist Board of Canada, effective February 1, 1974, is announced by Eric A. Abrahams, Director of Tourism for Jamaica. Mr. Harris will be based at the board's Toronto office. For the past four years, Mr. Harris, 35, has served as Canadian manager for the Bahamas Islands Tourist Office. quate heating and lighting. It is the same story for theatres and cinemas during this traditionally busy time for the London stage. All West End shows and movies are operating normally. No cancellations have been experienced and none are expected. Shopping Many stores have emergency lighting; gas lights, oil lamps and candles are making a trendy comeback everywhere. The shops are packed with customers taking advantage of the enormous bargains being offered in the January sales: these are of even greater value to the Canadian visitor now that the dollar buys more in Britain than ever before. Heathrow Airport Security Increased security measures recently introduced at London's Heathrow Airport do not interfere with the normal operations of arriving and departing flights. Passengers are not aware of any untoward activity. Britain is still very much "open for business" for Canadian visitors. All tourist attractions and facilities are operational and now offer better-than-ever value for money. Ancient cannon booms One of the most resounding attractions in-Ottawa is the noon-hour time signal fired on weekdays from an ancient nine-pound cannon. The exact time is supplied daily by the National Research Council. The historic and unusual timepiece is a three ton muzzle loader, with an iron barrel cast originally in England in 1807 for a warship. It later saw action in the Crimean War in 1856. It started booming in Ottawa in 1869. Old-fashioned black powder has not been used in the gun since 1957. Today, electronically detonated caps are the activating agents. On a quiet day in Ottawa, the old warrior can be heard over a 14-mile area. -The Herald Travel Trail of '98 busy in 1973 WHITEHORSE-The Trail of '98 was busier than ever in 1973 as more than 300,000 people swarmed into the Yukon during the year of the 75th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush. It was the Yukon's richest tourism bonanza in history with visitors adding more than $25,000,000 to the economy and firmly establishing tourism as the second major industry in the territory, surpassed only by mining. "We are still a long way from mining when it comes to money but we are climbing fast. In ten years we have increased our income from tourism by 1,000 per cent. Who knows what the next ten years will bring?" said Russ Graham, Yukon's chief of tourism. The spectacular climb of this industry started in 1966 when the annual visitors count went over the 100,000 mark for the first time. Between 1962 and 1965 it ranged from 40,000 to 60,000 and prior to that it was even less. Much of the early success of tourism in the Yukon can be attributed to the sudden interest in Alaska developed by residents in the 48 southern United States and the growing popularity of recreation vehicles. People first started heading up the Alaska Highway in cars and campers bound for Fair- banks but as they got to the Yukon they discovered it was a pleasant place to stop and visit. The territory encouraged this by building a series of 53 first-class campgrounds and hotel and motel owners expanded their facilities until today in Whitehorse alone there are 21 hotels with 1,200 beds - and that's in a city of just 12,000. CP hotel near new airport MONTREAL - CP Hotels will build a 19,000,000 hotel at the new Montreal Inter-naUonal Airport at Mirabel, Que., 34 miles northwest of Montreal. The 250-room hotel, to be named Le Chateau Mirabel, will be designed around a courtyard containing an indoor swimming pool and garden. The concept is similar to one that has proved successful at CP Hotel's Red Oak Inn in Brandon, Man., and that CP Hotels is developing for other locations across Canada. Passport Photos Candid Weddings - Picture Framing - Photo Supplies A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 328-0111 710 3rd Ave S. Phone 328-0222 By EVELYN OLDHAM TAVEUNI, Fiji (CP) -Three times during the flight from Toronto to Fiji the captain tells passengers to set their watches back-three hours at Vancouver, two at Honolulu and two on approaching Nadi Airport in Fiji. That puts Nadi seven hours behind Toronto, doesn't it? No, it doesn't. It puts Nadi 17 hours ahead. Fiji lies just across the international dateline, the 180th meridian, so when it's 10 UNIVERSAL ENGINE REBUILDERS & PARTS 312 - 33rd StfMt North � Lathbric For all your automotive machining specializing in gasoline and diesel engines Complete Engines - Cylinder Heads -' Crankshafts in stock. WE HAVE THE LOWEST PRK OF WESTERN CANADA OUR SERVICE AND WARRANTY IS THE RESTI 24 hour Mrvica on most work Special Discounts Given For Companys and Farmers All Inquiries Phone 327-0922 mm The flow of water mm from your taps is �I � � � slow even though fully opened or waste from your house to the Street main is not flowing properly - PHONE NEPTUNE CORING LTD. Ph. 328-4746 Lethbridge W* can Inatall new water and Mwer line* Into your home with a minimum of disturbance to private property. We supply pipe requirements and free stimales. SPECIAL NOTE TO: Contrectors. Plumliers end ElectriclensI We can core holes from VA" to 48" under roadways, sidewalks, railroads, highways, etc. Member of Lethbridge Construction Association o'cloclc Saturday morning in Fiji it is only five o'clock Friday afternoon in Ontario. Sir Sanford Fleming started it all in an effort to make sense of Canadian train schedules. Taveuni, the third-largest of the Fijian islands, is actually cut by the 180th meridian. And Taveunians make a thhig out of it by pointing out that some of them live in tomorrow while the rest live in yesterday. They have a sigfi to explain this, on the only road in the Southern Hemisphere that crosses the 180th meridian. When you walk it, one step is enough to take you from today into tomorrow, or from today to yesterday. This is the major intriguing tourist activity on this small volcanic island whose rich soil makes it known as the garden of Fiji. The airport is a small wooden shed, with outdoor toilets, but it is lavishly planted with rosy hibiscus, mauve orchids, yellow allamanda and orange and yellow daisy-like flowers. The best hotel, one of few on the island, is a 12-mile drive along the coast, past rain trees and coconut plantations and clusters of thatched huts with woven bamboo sides. The main village consists of a school, houses, a wooden church and some small stores. Along the roadside in a green river-world naked children swim and cavort. Taveuni doesn't offer much to do. You can walk down the road and poke around in the little shops to buy shirts at bargain prices. Or swim in the hotel pool-ocean swimming isn't too good because the tides wash coral in and out. You can also snorkel or fish or watch fish darting in and around the corals from a glass-bottomed boat anchored offshore. Or go out in an out-rigger canoe, or play Robinson Crusoe by spending a day on a small, empty island-a popular outing for honeymooners. You can cool off over a glass of the excellent local beer or sip a planter's punch, priced around 50 cents and served by a stalwart waiter with big, bare feet who wears a skirt, a grin and a hibiscus behind his ear. TOURISM CENTRE Montego Bay is Jamaica's second largest city, but is the island's tourism capital. JANUARY CIEARANCE REFRIGERATORS 1 Only 13 cu. ft. GMaral EiNtric Hoor Modil. Avocado. .. 1 Only 13 GU. ft. GonoralEioctrlG HoorModoi.Whiii..... 1 Only 15 CU. n. Ginoril Eloctric Floor Modil.HirvosI Gold. TVs 1 Only Uud 22" Color Wostlnghouu CoMOloTV............. 1 Only Now 26" GiRoral Eloctric Coiisolo Color TV...... 3 Only C 20' BIfck and Whilo Woslinghouaa^ TVa. With Tinlod Shield...... 1 Only Uud Admiral Conaolo Black and Whilo TV. . �279 '279 '399 '399 '550 189 '99 RAN6ES 1 Only UaodGanoral Eloctric Stova. GoodConditien......... 1 Only Gananl Eloctric 24" EloelrlG Slovo.Uaod8lighty....... $ 1 Only GonoralElaGlric24" EloelrlG Stova. 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