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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta There ore (till a number of SUMMER AND FALL CHARTER FLIGHTS Still Availablt--Cat! us Now. For information and travel ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall Phone 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, June 12, 1973 PAGES 13 TO 24 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall telhbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-7411 FILING CABINETS Water main break floods businesses Water was shut off in much of the downtown area today as city crews tried to locate a water main break reported at a.m. A number of downtown bus- inesses including the Marquis Hotel, Royal Bank of Canada and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce reported flooded basements. An accountant at the Bank of Commerce said there was roughly a foot and a half of water in the bank's base- ment, but no esitmate of damage had been made as staff was unable to get into the basement until the water went down. A spokesman at the Royal Bank said there were three inches of water in the bank's storage vault and some de- posit records and correspond- ence may have been damag- ed beyond recovery. He said it was the third time in 18 months that the bank's basement has been flooded. Water damage at the Mar- quis was reported as neg- ligible. City public works engineer Barry Temple said this morning the break was diffi- cult to find as water from the leak was not surfacing, but running away in storm and sanitary sewers. Book taken from house A book, entitled Words of Wisdom, was among the ar- tricles stolen Monday in two break-ins at private homes. Cheryl Kooy, 612 17th St. S., reported to police that the book, two polish kits, and three candles with holders were taken from her base- ment suite. About "in cash was taken from 622 10th St. N. while the owner, Nick Golia, was out. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 Sth St. S. Phono 328-4095 Granny in her prime BILL GROENEN photo Where else but from granny's old trunk in the attic or the Alexander Gait Museum could a gal get clothes to dress up like granny herself did years ago. Wendy Burrows at the city's museum hams it up for photographer Bill Groenen. OFFICE FURNITURE SALE EXECUTIVE DESK 60" x 30" Matching credenza and executive chair. Reg. value SPECIAL SECRETARY DESK L-shaped desk and chair. Walnut finish. Reg. value SPECIAL...... ROYAL DIGITAL XII PRINTING CALCULATOR. Performs all major calculation functions. Quiet, compact, easy to operate. Regularly priced at SPECIAL ROYAL METAL FILING CABINETS LETTER SIZE LEGAL SIZE Reg. Reg. Special I 3 JJ Special Chinook Stationers Ltd. 319 7th ST. S. PHONE 327.4591 MFC approval sought for plant on west side Application has been made to the Municipal Planning Ccmmission to establish a plastics plant on the west side of the Oldman River at No. 8 coal mine. E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 ALL TYPES OF AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION WINDOW COOLERS AND CENTRAL UNITS CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVENUE S. PHONE 328-3388 The application was made by Montan Holdings Ltd. and was submitted by Hans Boh- nert of Beton Engineering which was unavailable for comment Monday. Also on the planning com- mission agenda for the regu- lar Wednesday afternoon meeting is an application by the architectural firm of Rob- ins, Mitchell and Watson for the Albarta Housing Corpora- tion to develop the 30-unit public housing complex at 1815 and 1915 18th Ave. N. The cottage-style develop- ment for low-income families include four two-bed- room. ?4 three-bedroom and two four-bedroom units, and will b3 paid for by the AHC. Kawasaki Does your motorcycle matt government regu- lations? All cycles are required to have a headlight and tail light if ridden on forest reserves. SI -250 3 cyl. 27.5 H.P. Only 330 Ibs. Reg. Ml 250 22 H.P. 6500 rpm 21" front wheel Alloy Wheels Reg. "JUST ARRIVED" Ultimate Mini-Endure, street legal, 90 ei, 5 tpd. transmission, 16" front, 14" rear LETHBRIDGE KAWASAKI 13th ST. and KARDIEVILLE RD. PHONE 327-6117 FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE ONLY Full Six Months Warranty Coverage KAWASAKI Keg. Z-1900CC ONLY CHARGEX '2299 Bank Financing Available (O.A.P.C.) With Ne Trade In Local man remanded A 54-year-old Lethbridge man charged with possession of an offensive weapon June 2 was remanded in provincial court Monday to June 25 for plea. Peter Vajo, 712 1st Ave. S., was arrested in the lobby of the Lethbridge Hotel June 2. FORYOUR FURS EXPERT EArEfU RJRS INSURED STORAGE NEW YORK FURS< 604A 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3276 Limits on industry avored at Coleman land use hearing By DAVID ELY Herald Staff Writer COLEMAN Intense in- terest in future land develop- mcnt along the eastern slope of the Rooky Mountains was displayed at a public hearing conducted by the Alberta En- vironment Conservation Au- thority here Monday. Convened to gather public opinion on land use and re- source development for the eastern slope, the Coleman hearing is the first in a series to be held during the next five weeks at various loca- tions in the province. Hearings are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in Lethbridge at the Yates Me- morial Theatre. Ths Coleman hearing dealt with the Oldman River Basin and specifically development in the Crowsnest Pass area. The Lethbridge hearings will deal further with the Oldman Kiver Basin. Nearly 30 briefs from oil and mining corporations, conservation groups and Pass residents are before the hearing panel which met in th; Crowsnest Consolidated High School auditorium. The EGA heard briefs late into the night and continued the hearing this morning. The majority of those pre- senting briefs favored re- stricting or prohibiting com- mercial and industrial devel- opment of eastern slope lands. Dick Pharis of the Alberta Wilderness Association stat- ed that multiple use of the land does not have- to mean every possible use for every square mile of land in the area. He said there are cer- tain areas along the eastern slopes whose attributes as wilderness far outweigh oth- er possible uses. Dr. Pharis said his group advocates the setting aside of nine tracts of land along the eastern slope as wilderness areas with access limited cnly to those on foot or horseback. He dealt specifically with three areas in the southern part of the province South Castle, about 100 square miles bordering on Waterton Lakes National Park, Upper Old Man, about 100 square miles, and North Porcupine, about 47 square miles. The conservationist said the land his group wants set aside as wilderness area comprises only a small por- tion of the total land in the region. Hiking, fishing and regulated big game hunting would be activities compati- ble with the environment of the area. He added trapping end outfitting could be two compatible in d u s t ries in these locations. L. T. Kyllo of the western Conservation F o u n which consists of four con- servation groups including the Alberta Wilderness Asso- ciation reiterated several points made by Dr. Pharis BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. and expressed concern that public lands remain under public control. Recreational development, he said, should be carefully regulated and must be inte- grated with the natural and social aspects of the area. William Midialsky, a Lundbreck rancher and out- fitter, emphasized the impor- tance of the eastern slope as watershed and said the bur- den on the watershed must be lightened rather than in- creased. Mr. Michalsky, who said he has travailed the Rockies for many years, said develop- ment of the KananasMs Highway will lead to heavy recreation use and further environmental damage. He advocated the prohibition of further development in pub- lic lands. Brian Reeves, an Alberta srcheologist, commented on what he called "heritage re- important histor- ical Euro Canadian sites as well as geological his- torical sites. Such sites, hs said, are ex- tremely fragile and easily destroyed. If not protected these significant areas will be obliterated within the next 25 years, he claims. David H. Sheppard, an ecologist from the Beaver Mines area, labelled the the building of hydroelectric dams and strip mining as the two activities which cause the most environmental de- siruction. "I hope the day of dam building on the eastern slope is he said. He said it is impossible to reclaim sites of strip mining, and said it is senseless to mine this way, especially since the coal, not needed in Canada, is exported. "We're selling the moun- tains to Japan so they can manufacture things to sell back to he said. Dr. Shsppard also slam- med the clear cutting meth- od of harvesting lumber, claiming it leads to severe erosion of the watershe3. Ted Nicholson, of the Old- man River Regional Plan- ning Commission, said that development along the east- ern slope has traditionally been reactionary. Th.3 ideal concept, he said, includes clearly defined goals and orderly planning. The Crowsnest Pass area, Mr. Nicholson said, has the most immediate and acute problems of the whole east- ern slope, due mainly to ex- tensive mining and lumber- ing activities. A proposed provincial park in the Pass area was explain- ed by James R. Kerr, Cole- man. who represented people behind the park idea. "Our purpose is to make Crowsnest Pass a destination rather than a service be told the three members of the EGA. The park would be set aside for recreation pur- poses only, but allowances would be made for commer- cial development adjacent to the park area. Some aspects of the area which make it ideal for a park, Mr. Kerr said, were the tremendous c a v e r ns there, the diversity of wild- life and the fact that pur- chase of land would b3 mini- mal since much of the land is already publicly owned. Some of the problems re- ported by those presenting briefs included extensive use of the area by all terrain vehicles and four wheel drive vehicles, especially on seismic lines, rough roads cut for mineral exploration. Drain defends mining COLEMAN The Social Credit MLA for Pincher- Crowsnest led several groups and firms in defending ex- traction of minerals from the 'Pass area. Charles Drain told the first day of the hearings here that "coal mining is the lifeline of the Crowsnest region and will be in the foreseeable future.'' He said supplies of strip- psble coal are meager and that the emphasis is now on underground mining. R. Donald Livingstone, gen- eral manager of Lethbridge C'olleries, presented a brief on behalf of CanPac Miner- als Lid. and explained pro- posed strip mining of coal by that corporation. The area he discussed is along Isolation Ridge in the north part of the Oldman basin. Great care has been taken by CanPac, he said, to reclaim all land disturbed by explor- ation. The mining area, Mr. Liv- ingstone explained, will be re- claimed after mining is com- pleted, and environmental safeguards will be used dur- ing mining and processing cperations to ensure that the area will not suffer from air and water pollution. Benefits to be realized from extraction of coal in the area, ha said, include the cre- ation of 450 new jobs at the site, new jobs in the rest of Canada, a substantial con- tribution to federal, provin- cial and local tax bases and an improvement in Canada's balance of payments about million a year. George Barnes, spaaking for the Alberta members of the Coal Association of Can- ada, claimed that expansion of coal mining in the eastern slope area is an acceptable and desirable land use and is compatible with other uses of the area. "Land reclamation forms an integral part of pre-plan- ning in any modern operation and will be carrisd Mr. Barnes said. He said it is perfectly feasible to create lakes following mining, en- hancing the recreational as- pects of the area and inhibit- ing rapid spring runoff. Mr. Barnes said the mining of bituminous coal deposits in Alberta's mountains and foot- hills is "imperative, not only for their economic value, but perhaps of greater import- ance, to conserve natural gas." Arnold Gorveatt of the Can- adian Petroleum Associa- tion said that the eastern slope contains large potential oil and gas reserves. and produc- tion of oil and natural gas can be carried on campatibly with ether uses of land in the he stated. the LODGE MOTEL 329-0100 Certified Dental Mechanic JCLIFF BUCK, JBLACK DENTAL lABf MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. lower level PHONE 327-2822 Heady to AIR CONDITION NOW with the ROUND ONE Carrier ALCON REFRIGERATION LTD. FURNACES, SHEET METAL and HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING 2214 43 St. S. Ph. 327-5816 Gift for the Seamstress! PORTABLE SEWING CHESTS MADE OF WONDERWOOD A miracle plastic, hand crafted by man. Choice of Ivory or Avo- cado. 2 sizes. 8-5IL 1 2s5 Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Kentucky Fried Chicken Salads French Fries Buttered rolls Breads cakes pastries PERFECT FOR Parties or Picnics Family Gatherings SVEN ERICKSEN'S FOOD AND PASTRY SHOP 2021 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-8161 1701 M.M. Drive Phone 328-7751 THE BLOCK 2508 2nd AVE. N. LICENSE 1553 TONITE REGULAR TUESDAY AUCTION p.m. Fabulous offer of new carpeting in a fine selection of colors, shag, sculptured, level loop, ranging in sizes 12 K 7 to 12x12 plus heavy traffic carpet runners. Propone glass lined water large display cabinet; lovely neutral shade leatherette chesterfield and choir; Early American style crib; High chair; Nice older style red chesterfield and chair with wood appointment; Card table set, large wooden wardrobe; Drop leaf table; Floor lamps; Automatic combination McLary washer dryer; Trunks; Fold- ing doors; Attractive floral easy chair; Many beds and mat- tresses; Guitar; Tobies and choirs; Push mowers; Three large Kitchen Bike frames and Stretcher; Wringer washers; New chests of drawers and vanity set; Ceiling Hoover washer spin dryer; and many, many more items too numerous to list. ANTIQUE BYGONE SALE SATURDAY, JUNE 16th A.M. Over 300 items Brass bed; Fine old furniture of all kind; Some items from Brig. General Hornby estate. VIEWING FRIDAY EVENING JUNE ItSh Lunch available on sale day. available Phone 327-1222 For further information call 327-1222 Auctioneer: JOHN BEREZAY-No. 903 ;