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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta July 1974-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Engineers show data at opening debate on Seven-Mile Dam B.C. A large volume of technical engineering data was presented here Tuesday at the opening session of a public hearing into the proposed Seven Mile Power Dam near this West Kootenay city. The hearing is being con- ducted under the chair- manship of Howard provincial water rights controller. British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority is proposing to build the dam on the Pend D'Oreille River seven miles upstream from its junction with the Columbia River near the Canada United States border south of Trail. The opening session was largely devoted to testimony by John a senior engineer with B.C. who presented a summary of the and as yet uncir- report on the engineering description of the project Notice of objection has already been filed by two min- The South In short Kindergarten homeless HIGH RIVER The Happy Face Kindergarten has about 50 children registered for the 1974-75 season but no place to hold its classes The Foothills Health Unit has moved into its the old town office which it rented to the kindergarten group during ttie spring. Those involved in the kindergarten project need accom- modations which they would buy or rent. They need about 750 square feet to hold classes for the tiny tots. Old business closes CRANBROOK One of this city's oldest family the Cranbrook Trading will close its doors ending 68 years of service to the community. With three supermarket chains in the the firm was un- able to keep on says owner Gary MacDonald. The Trading opened in 1906 by F. J. was a general store containing farm horse flour and feed. Groceries were added later. The business was established on the corner of Van Home and 7th Ave Over the years the sale items were slowly changed. sleighs and harnesses were removed but the flour and feed warehouse was still in use. The building will now be leased to a discount chain drugstore. Mr. MacDonald will manage a supermarket meat department here. The building will be the same but somehow the corner say local residents. Without the yellow printed Cranbrook Trading Company sign and the friendly service a bit of the past slides they added. Official named TABER Lyle Johnson of Castor has been named secretary-treasurer of the Taber school division. Mr. moves from the Neutral Hills school divi- sion to the Taber post. Mr and Mrs. Johnson and their three children move here in mid-August. Storm Clouds VERN DECOUX Photo Crowsnest Mountain and the Seven Sisters are centered on this summer photo of one of the many scenes in Crowsnest Pass valleys. Erosion program explained CARDSTON Wilf Langen of district engineer with the provincial government's water resources management explained the depart- ment of the environment's creek erosion protection program at a meeting of town council here Monday night. No cost estimates have been compiled to stop erosion of Lee Creek town council learned the province will share half the costs. Further studies are needed to determine exactly what must be done to stop erosion. This might be done by the water resources management division at Lethbridge or by a private In some over the the banks of the creek have washed away. Rip or rock lining of the rocks and cement will have to be installed to prevent further Mr. Langen told council. Some patchwork has been done in an attempt to retain the creek. Mr. Langen visited town council after the release of a comprehensive report prepared by the planning branch of the department of the environment. The report covers erosion as well as future water supply needs of the town. Mr. Langen told council another study and recommen- dations will be made. Then council will apply for a provin- cial grant. No figures were released. A new bylaw opens the way for application to the winter capital projects fund for work completion in the sports and agriculture building. The town's engineering con- Lamb and Nelson of is oversee- ing an extensive curb and gutter program. Councillors said many compliments have been received on the im- provements. Complaints have also been received from some residents where mistakes have been council learned. Secretary Keith Bevan was instructed to meet with the engineer to try to avoid such mistakes in the future. Coun. Burns Larson said that the dirt work has been completed at the new Cardston airstrip southeast of town. The strip is now ready for he said. Council granted parade chairman Earl Scott's request for to be used as prize money in the rodeo parade Aug. 24 Nursing home addition planned BOW ISLAND Tenders will be called within two weeks for a 20 bed nursing home addition and renovation to the Bow Island Municipal Hospital and Nurses County of Forty Mile councillor Frank Romeike said Tuesday. will be holding a meeting shortly to approve the final said Coun. Romeike These have been approved by the provincial department with some slight modifications specified. The renovation will provide increased storage space and utilization of the nurses' residence. The hospital and nurses residence are two separate buildings that the addition will join The completed project will provide 20 active beds and 20 nursing home beds. There will be a four bed children's ward with a child's isolation room. At present there is no children's ward and young patients often find themselves in a hospital bed in the corridor. Funding for the nursing home will come from the Medicine Hat Auxiliary Hospital board and the renovation funds from the Bow Island board. The two institutions will be integrated and will use the same kitchen. ing companies in the valley and further objections are ex- pected to be heard from local property owners and wildlife groups One known as the Beaver Valley Stop The Road wants the proposed access road for the dam changed to the un- inhabited south side of the river Present plans call for the road to run along the north side of the cutting across a number of farms and private holdings At a protest meeting held in B C.. Monday the group was informed that their proposed change would add to the cost of the pro- ject DERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-O821 STREET NORTH Salt-laced honey may repel bears Information sought NANTON Arthur Colerick of is seeking clues about their ancestors who resided in the Nanton east district many years ago. Their R. E. and Pearl homesteaded 16 miles east of Nanton in 1904. They left the district in 1914. Two Mary and would have attended school here at that time. Anyone knowing about these Nanton pioneers may write to Mr. Route Box Col. STILL SELLING FOR LESS STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd St. S. Phone 327-3024 By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FALHER Honey loving bears in this area 40 miles south of Peace River are in for a surprise if they stumble on to the wrong beehive. Bears have caused serious losses to beekeepers in this area in recent years and the Alberta department of agriculture plant industry laboratory is trying to deter the sweet toothed bruins. Agriculture officials are evaluating the effectiveness of lithium a relative- ly harmless as a deterrent to bears raiding beeyards. The study is being carried out in about 100 fenced and un- fenced representing about hives in the Father area. About half the fenced and unfenced beeyards are baited with the others being used as Be sure to attend... Coaldale Kinsmen Club's SETTLERS DAYS Friday and August 2nd 3rd COALDALE EXHIBITION GROUNDS Fun for AMI Bring the Famllyl AUGUST 2- Beer Garden open p.m. Music by Bavarian Sausage Available AUGUST Local 1 p.m. Exhibition Oirdan Noon Kin to 1 Arcni by Atccnilon controls. Barrie in charge of the said a number of bears have taken the bait from the dummy hives. Several smart bears have returned and ripped the bait out of the hive but left it un- touched on the ground. He feels this situation could mean that this technique may not be the answer for bears that have already become es- tablished beeyard raiders. But he hopes the salt will be successful in conditioning against the honey habit. Lithium chloride is also be- ing used to coyotes that have developed a taste for mutton. In a pilot sheep protection being carried out in grazing reserves in central one coyote was thoroughly sickened of mut- ton. This predator was so successfully conditioned after one taste of the lithium chloride bait that when he was confronted with a live lamb in his pen the next he became violently sick and retreated into his house. The salt is mixed with sheep wool and hide and plac- ed on sheep trails leading to sheep pastures. The capsules are coated with plastic because they have to reach the animals intestines before they will make him really sick. Since this is the first time this technique has been used in this country on coyotes in their natural it will be some time before any conclusive evidence is says Mr. Gilbert. DUCAN INDUSTRIES AND TOWNE COUNTRY FURNITURE HAVE DONE IT AGAIN DUCAN DESIGNED AND BUILT THIS BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL 4 PIECE LIVING GROUP. WE CHOSE THE FABRIC FLORAL WHEN WE VIEWED THE FINISHED WE AGREED THAT IT WAS A SO IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE LOVE SEAT AND OTTO- MAN BE CALLED THE TOWNE COUNTRY THEN DECIDED TO OFFER THE AT SWEETHEART PRICE OF FOR THE 4 THIS PRICE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS. THE REGULAR SELLING PRICE OF THIS 4 PIECE SWEETHEART GROUP IS OpenDify 9 tin. to p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 am to 9 pjn. 542 13th Street N. Phone 32M151 Towfle Turnitufe Convenient Twmi MnMr Chlrgt Dcpoilt will Hold L.IM Pim Frx Dillvcry Parking ;