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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Annual report released B.C. Hydro's profit up; energy demands have doubled since '62 VANCOUVER B.C. Hydro had a net income of dining the year ended March 31, 1972, according to fho utili- ty's tenth annual report. The figure was up slightly from the previous year's million despite a 10.9 per cent increase in the cost of provid- ing services. Hydro's annual report, made public Thursday, showed gross revenues of million up 10.5 per cent from 1970-71 and costs of million. Largest cost item was inter- est and other costs on debt, Which rose 9.9 per cent during the year to million. Con- tributing to this increase was the transfer to active service of new plant and acquisitions of property. However, the largest rate of cost increase occurred in sal- aries, wages and employee ben- efits, which rose 16 B per cent to 507.5 million. Other major cost items in eluded million for plant depreciation, 551 million for materials and services and million in grants, school taxes and water rentals charged to operating expenses. Included in the year's costs was S3.2 million attributable to the January storms which ad- versely affected Hydro opera- tions, damaging equipment and triggering a week-long power supply crisis. These costs in- cluded labor and materials tn repair transmission and distri- bution lines, power purchased from other utilities, and addi- tional thermal generation neec cd when supply from majo hydro-electric generating planli was interrupted. Major portion of Hydro's gross revenues came from sales of electricity, which fotallec million, up 9.6 per cen from 1970-71. Of this amount million was received from residential customers (up 8.5 per cent' and million from industrial, commercia and other customers (up 10.3 per Colder than normal winter temperatures contributed to an increase in revenues from sales of gas, which rose 8.9 per ceni to million. Urban and interurban trans portation accounted for million, an increase of 13.3 per cent from 1970-71. Revenues from rail freight operations were million, up 27.7 per cent. The annual report also says that demands for energy by B.C. Hydro's customers have nearly tripled since the Crown utility was formed in 19G2. ft outlines Hydro's efforts to maintain a balance between un- precedented increases in ener- gy requirements on one hand and increasing public concern about environmental pollution on the other. "We will continue our efforts to build and operate facilities in a manner that is least harm- ful to the natural the report concludes. "At the same time. 11 Is im- portant for the public to ap- MR. AND MRS. J. H. KUBASEK 100 friends, relatives honor Pinclier couple PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Kubasek of Pincher Creek were honored at a family dinner and open house recently at Pincher Creek attended by more than 100 friends and relatives. The family dinner attended by 31 persons was held in the Oasis restaurant where the cou- ple's son, Steve Kubasek, called upon Dr. L. B. Collins to give the blessing. Following the in- troduction of the family a gift was presented by granddaugh- ter Carol-Aidi Kubasek. Steve Kubasek gave a resume of 50 attend outing PINCHER CREEK (Special) The bus tour made by the Pincher Creek and district sen- ior citizens was an unqualified success for tlie more Uian 50 persons who made the trip. The tour encompassed scenic views west of Pinclier Creek, Hie Frank Slide and Crowsncst Lake the final destination point. At Crowsncst Lake the party enjoyed tlie hospitality of Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Bryant's Church Camp, where lunch was serv- ed. The food was provider! by Maple Loaf Bakery and the Co-op. H was prepared and served by a group of boys and girls. Miss Terry Dobbs, a univcr- sily student working (or Ilic summer wilh Ihe, senior eili- 7eiis, organized Ihe affair. Rev. Kcinicr drove (he bus for Ihe four and Mrs. K. M'-'.crxi, Ulrs. K. C. Rryant and Viclor drovc cars to lake care of Ihe overflow from tho hus. I'or many Ibis trip was n special event us trips from are not loo fre- All nrc looking forward lo many more his parents' lives. Joe Kub- asek read telegrams of con- gratulations from the Queen, Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Lethbridge Breweries and from members of the fam- ily who were unable to be pres- ent. MLA Charles Drain congratu- lated the couple and expressed best wishes to them from the provincial government. He pre- sented scrolls from Premier Peter Lougheed, lieutenant- governor Grant MacEwen, member of Parliament Alan Sulatycky and from former pre- mier Harry Strom. Mr. and Mrs. Kubasek thank- ed their many friends after which they cut and served an anniversary cake. During the afternoon open house was held in the Pincher Creek Curling arena lounge where more than 100 friends visited. Nick Seliclla, master of cere- monies, gave an account of the couple's iife at their ranch in Willow Valley. The couple was presented with a gift from their many friends by Helen Siga and Ann Jackson. Entertain- ment during the afternoon was provided by Dlairmore pianist Josephine Kubik. Mr. Kubasek, 83, find wife, Annie, 7C, are both en- joying good hoallh. The couple was married in the Pass July 1, Mrs. Kubasek was a resident in Frank at the lime of fho Frank slide April Mr. Kubasek worked in the mine in Frank in 1907 and in Beaver until 1013 when be purchased his homestead in Willow Valley where he ranched until ia-17. lie vvns also li> wilh the laic Marlin Kubik of Blairmore. in operating tho Crowsncst Flour nnd Feed Store in the early IMO's. Aflcr selling the ranch ho purchased Iho Al- berta Hotel In Pincher Creek, which be operated unlil WC7. Tlie couple has two sons, one daughter, seven, grandchildren and, ono great-grandchild. predate the difficulties and costs of meeting the energy re- quirements of a growing popu- lation in British Columbia." Expenditures on plant addi- tions during Ihe year were million. Expenditures for new plant during Hydro's first ten years exceeded the total spent by all the utility's predecessors for more than a century, from 1860 to 1902. Since 19C2 Hydro has brought the huge Peace River power project into operation, completed two of the three Col- umbia River Treaty Storage projects in British Columbia (Duncan and Arrow) and near- ly completed tlie third Colum- bia project, Mica Dam. Hydro's report notes that gen- erating capacity has been in- creased steadily to keep pace with an average annual growth of 11.4 per cent in require- ments for electricity. By the end of 1971-72 year, capacity had reached kilowatts, nearly times what it was in 1962. Similarly, the highest one- hour demand ever recorded on Hydro's integrated electric sys- tem kilowatts on December 20, 1971 was more than Iwo-and-one-half times as great as the peak demand on the combined systems of Hydro's immediate predecess- ors, B.C. Electric and B.C. P-jwer Commission, during the 1961-C2 year. By Ihe end of March, 1972, Hydro was serving cus- tomers with electricity up G3.9 per cent from the customers served when the Crown ulilily was formed. Per capita consumption of electricity also increased sharp- ly during the decade. Average residential consumption was 342 kilowatt-hours during 1971- 72, up 52 per cent from the 1961-62 figure of Sales of electricity in 1971-72 totalled 16.174 million kilowatt- hours, nearly three times the 1961-62 figure of million kilowatt-hours. More than miles of elec- tric transmission lines have been built by Hydro since 1962. Gas service also has shown spectacular growth during Hy- dro's first decade, wilh an aver- age annual increase of 10.8 per cent in gas requirements. In 1971-72 a total of 601 million therms of gas were sold to the public, an increase of more than 175 per cent from the 1961-62 figure. DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mr.. Philip Buhlin recently celebrated iheir 60th wedding an- niversary wilh a reception held in the Coaldale Mennon- ite Brethren Church. Among the 65 guests attending were the couple's five children, Averlt Buhlin of Vulcan, Al- vena Van Horn of Edmonlon, Leona Niesen of Saskatoon, Irene Remple of Coaldale, Josephine Kethler of Leth- bridge, 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The couple has lived in Coaldale since 1942. -de Jourdan Pholo Cubs rewarded NATAL (HNS) At the last regular meeting of the First Sparwood Wolf Cub Pack, blue stare and proficiency badges were presented to the cubs by Akela, Gordon Jangula, Wcdneiday, July 12, 1972 THE LCTHBRIDGE HERAID 3 Pincher fair set PJNCHER CHEEK (Special) The Pinclier Creek and Dis- trict Agricultural Fair dales arc Bet for Aug. 13 and 19. The agricultural society has accepted the responsibility of co-ordinating the parade to he held Saturday, Aug. 19. This in the past years has received good co-operation from the peo- ple of Pinehcr Creek and dis- trict and the society feels cer- tain these citizens will he suit- ably represented again. The 1972 parade will form up 15 receive first aid certificales NATAL (HNS) Following conclusion of Industrial First aid instruction at Feniie and at Sparwood. )5 Kaiser Resources Ltd. employees have received their certificates. They included: Jack Smith, Hugh Smith, Reid Pollard. Reg Taylor, Abe Peters and Bern- ard Keeling, all first aid attend- ants at KRL operations; Chest- er Morden of Ilarmer mainten- ance: Peter Relkoff, field ac- counting: Jack Hill, Dave Wild. Tom Butler, Bud Johnson and George Onofrychuk of security; Bob Taylor, fireboss and Ian Dufour, personnel. at the agricultural grounds at the west end of town. Judging of floats and other entries will commence at 10 a.m. so that the parade may move out and down Main Street al 11 a.m. FloaLs or some other types of entries that will suitably re- present organizations and busi- nesses are welcome. Best Com- mercial out of town float and local commercial floats; best organizational, best comic, best decorated car, best all around clown not attached to a float, oldest car under own power. Judging for the General Sec- tion for floats will be general overall beauly 50 points; points; construc- tion, which includes quality, material and basic float design points; attention to minor details 35 points; color har- mony 30 points. There are many parts to be entered in the mounted section and the Junior sections of the same. Present trophy NOBLEFORD (HNS) The Graduating class 1902 of Noble Central School held a coffee parly at the school recently. I The classmates of Hie lato Lloyd Plomp presented a mem- orial trophy for the best basket ball player of Ihe year to the I school. It received by Bill Moul- ton on behalf of the senior boys basketball team. The trophy will slay in the school perm- anently. YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT GROCER AAIHALIK'S Mayfair Foods ib Frying Chicken H Cross Rib Roast 642 13th St. North, Lethbridge Mayfair Foods Meats Canada Choice Canada Good We Will Cut Our Meats to Suit Your Requirements! CAN. 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