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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta -JHflLETHMIDOf MBtALD TtMMtor, Mr 10, 1973. 7-T; sn -ciV{ Work continues Construction proceeds on the downstream part of Libby powerhouse, ca pable of producing kilowatts of power for American consumers. "men GOOD SERVICE _ b AUTOMATIC" AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 1 ITD. Phone 327-0910 1520 3rd Ave. S. LETHMIDGE, MBRTA Guaranteed Servicing Rebuilding and Exchange CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 us isn't enough for us to re- settle. "Their idea was to buy the land as cheap as they could, without any thought of if it was humane or what." The Trasfra's have lost their land and a chunk of their dignity but the B.C. govern- ment is stffl dickering. MEMORIALS By MASTER CRARSMEN IMPERIAL BLACK GRANITE Also Balmoral Red and Oxford Grey Granite MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS Largest Stock of Memorials in Southern Alberta LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL TILE WORKS LIMITED 325 8th ST. S., LETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-3920 We are the experienced consultants in PRE-NEED SALES An. independent appraisal set the value of Anton Ros- sicky's ranch at Wardner at the government is offering him but he isn't taking it "K looks like a lot of money but when you want to re- place it (the it's not he says. Mr. Rossicky, fike most of the others, is a proud, inde- pendent man who wants .to retain his way of life and says he will settle with the government if they allow him fkmdage easement. Lake Koocanusa will not be a stable body of water. It's level, depending on power demand, will fluctuate be- tween a low of feet above sea level, and feet. He wants to be able to farm his bottom land when it is not under water, which be says would happen one out of ten years. He says the government is refusing his offer. Mr. Tattrie said the gov- ernment will try and have the remaining six or seven hold-outs settled by year- end but to the ranchers of the Kootenay Valley they have lost the battle, and their land. When they were first noti- fied the dam would be buBt, the ranchers formed the by Reservoir Property Own- ers Association to help them in their battle with the gov- ernment. By organizing, they thought they could present a unified front to tile government and obtain fair settlements fox all. But the highways depart- ment, they claim, resorted to tactics they weren't for. Ifce negotiators picked off the old people first people who thought the settlement and their pensions would pro- vide for them. They couldn't stick togeth- er and they lost. As the land battle only one question who in Canada won? Jerry's Trailer Sales HORSE and STOCK TRAILERS Showing the New UNIVISION TRAILERS DURING WHOOP-UP DAYS at the Lethbridge Exhibition (CANADIAN MADE FOR CANADIANS) Jerry's Trailer Sales BOX 302-STIRLING, ALBERTA 7 ;