Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Toronto airport tumie! jd_ to carry per day Friday, July H, 1972 THE IETHBRIDCE HERALD Light champagne supper then sleep way to London EXPANDING AIRPORT Aerial view of Toronto Inter- national Airport at top shows the recently-opened charier flight! terminal (foreground) with main terminal in back- ground. Looking like flat, stepless escalators, new moving walkways are being installed between Aeroquay and new Terminal 2 through o50-foot-long tun- nel beneath airport loading apron. It is estimated the new walkways can carry persons per day. Antigua Carnival in August Carnival lover? are reminded that the eastern Caribbean is- land of Ajiligua, which lies on the direct Air Canada route out of Toronto and Montreal, holds its big annual event in early August instead of the custom- ary February. The Antigua "jump-up" opens officially on August 1 and con- tinues for a week. Highlights are the Antigua Carnival Queen Show on Aug. 2, calypso and steel band competitions on Aug. 3 and 4, the Caribbean Carni- val Queen Show on Aug. 5, and the parades of bands, troupes and floats in the early morn- ing hours o[ Aug. 7-8. TORONTO A 650-foot-lon: tunnel linking Toronto Intern lional Airport's Aeroquay to ilr new million Terminal 2 r expected to be an umbilical life line which will save Canada'? busiest air centre from stran- gling in congestion. Being built by Eastern Con- struction Ltd., for the Ministry of Transport as part of (he sec- ond stage o[ Terminal 2, the tunnel will carry up to passengers a day on iLs moving walkways and escalators. Passengers flying into the Aeroquay from all over Canada lo connect with charter or long- distance overseas flights, or ar- riving from abroad to take domestic flights to their homes, will be carried at 120 feet per minute through the tunnel. At the Terminal 2 end, there arc escalators too and from the second-floor departure level. At the Aeroquay, stairs will be used. Terminal 2, built as a means of averting chaotic con- gestion which last year reach- ed near-riot proportions, went into partial service on June 15. Temporarily, it is linked to the Aeroquay by mini-buses charg- ing a 25-cent fare. Eastern's contract calls for of Terminal 2, in- '.uding the lunilel, on Januar; .1 B3XL Despite a 10-week strik >y Toronto reinforcing steel workers last winter, work ir on schedule. Formed in a trench 30 fee! deep and 30 feet wide, the tun- nel has hvo-foot-tliick steel-rein- forced concrete walls, floor and ceiling. The whole tube is encased in heavily compacted material and paved over with 18 inches of runway concrete, ft is built to carry the weight of a 332- ton fully-loaded Jumbo jet, a 215-Ion loaded Tri-Slar or a 175- ton loaded DC-8 stretch jet. Conditioned air i s supplied to it from a b i g mechanical penthouse at the Terminal 2 end, and sophisticated systems are ready to cope with emer- gencies. If tluie's a fire at either end of the tunnel, signals will auto- matically flash and the walk- way moving toward the fire area mil stop. The walkway moving away from t h e fire area will keep running. Start or stop operation of the walkways will be gentle, to throwing riders or caus ing injury. hhould smoke enter the lun- harrier doors will automa- tically close. Ductwork will sup- !ly air to the closed area. An emergency generator cuts in automatically if power fails. A sump pump is located in '.he mid-tunnel area to prevent water accumulation. Rider safety is supplied by waist high ballustrades and floating "comb" entry and exit plates. These stop the walk au- tomatically if the plate is lifted as much as 1-16 of an inch by anything caught underneath. Looking like flat, stepless es- calators with moving handrails, the walkways are in two sec- tions. Each is 210 feet long in one section 285 in the other. There is a space of a f e w paces between sections. Passengers will stand on a IVz-inch-thick belt of rubber mLo which two layers of thin steel arc laminated. The belts roll on a 2'.2-fool diameter, electrically- driven drums. Eastern Construction officials estimate that at a 120-feet-per- minute rate the belts can carry persons an hour. A six- foot-tall rider will have up to four feet of headroom. MONTREAL A light cham- pagne supper then sleep your way to London that's the recipe for busy businessmen on BOAC's overnight trans-At- lantic flights this summer. But anyone who wants to can have a full four-course dinner and watch a film on the 747 jumbo jet instead. John Gorman, Manager Can- ada, explains: "On our late evening flights from U.S.A. and Canada, we found a lot of first class travellers didn't really want the traditional four-course meal because many of them had dinner before going to the j airport. What they wanted was something light and the chance to settle down for a few hours' sleep. So we are offer- ing the choice, and already on the [lights we've tried it out on, it has proved very popular." For Canadian passengers this summer, BOAC is offering t Chicken as the cham- pagne supper main course. This delicacy is breast of chicken, spread with mousse foie gras and served with peel- ed grapes. A tale of livo ducks A zoo in a library? Franny and Zooey are a bookish pair ot ducks who live in a library. Every morning, they meel. New press secretary HAMILTON, Bermuda Gary Kent Smith, a 29-year-old Bermudian who has lived for o u r years in Toronto, has taken up the post of press sec- rectary at the Bermuda Depart- ment of Tourism Office in Tor- onto. Mr. Smith, who is married to a Canadian and has one daugh- ter, brings to the position some 12 years experience in radio and television, newspapers, and allied fields both in Canada and in Bermuda. quack greetings, then waddle wing-to-wing down a carpet- ed corridor for a dip in the ornamental fountain of the Public Library in Edmonton. They swim round and round a tall brass sculpture until noon, when they return to their official residence in the children's section of the li- brary. All vrcek they enter- tain youngsters who come to borrow books. And in the holi- day seasons, it includes visit- ing cluldrcn from out of town. Franny and Zoocy are part of a miniature zoo where small animals snuggle and nibble and play. There are turtle doves, turtles and tor- totes, guinea pigs, iguanas, and even a boa constrictor. Visitors are enchanted and say they never before saw a zoo in a library. Many of them show their appreciation by sending presents, which have included a shadow pup- pet from Thailand, a collec- tion of dolls from Japan, an ostrich egg, and a collection of shells. Franny and Zooey, and the Ediionton Public Library, hold open house all year, sev- en days a week. FALLS TO DEATH LA CHAPELLE EN VER- CORS, France (AP) Gilles Bonnefaut, 22, a hairdresser from St. Maurice, Que., fell 210 feet to his death in the Alps Tuesday while out for a walk. Bonnefaut slipped from a nar- row path. TRAVELING OUTSIDE CANADA? Introducing a NEW TRAVEL SICKNESS PLAN Travelling lo the United Slates, Mexico, Hawaii or Alaska? Can you afford hospital and medical bills in the event of sickness or accident during travel lo these places PROBABLY NOT! A.M-A. 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