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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Salurdny, June 13, 1770 1IIE LCIMBmUGt HERALD 13 Pipeline Break In Athabasca Delia Area Oil Spill In Northern River May Cause FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alia. (CP) Biologists say an oil spill into the Athabasca River system from a broken pipeline has the potential to cause the worst pollution disaster ever in Western Canada. Threatened arc waterfowl breeding areas in the marshes of the Athabasca delta, where the river enters Lake Athabasca 400 miles northeast of Edmon- ton on the Alberta-Saskatche- wan border. Among the species which visit the delta area are the rare whooping cranes. Wildlife officials have been concerned about the delta since construction of the Bennett Dam at Hudson's Hope, B.C., on the Peace River allegedly resulted in a reduction of water levels in the delta. Coming on top of the lowered water levels, the oil pollution could be a major blow, officials say. The pipeline which fractured is the main line used by Great Canadian Oil Sands to pump production from its Athabasca oil sands plant at Fort Mc- Murray, 250 miles northeast of Edmonton, southward to mar- kets. GCOS crews were spraying an emulsifying agent on oil slicks in the river today and were con- sidering placing a boom across the river to capture the main body of oil before it spreads through the delta breeding areas. R. D. Jakimchuk, president of an Edmonton resources consult- .ng firm, saiil Thursday the pol- lulion threat so far had liccn contained. "The short-term effect on wildlife lias been minimized by the fact the oil is currently con- fined to the main channel of the river and is not yet seeping into .lie marsh areas where migra- tory waterfowl he said. Premier Harry Strom, who is on a tour in the Northwest Ter- ritories, said in a Yellowknife interview today that he under- stood from his officals in Ed- monton that the situation so far as under control. Numerous government and non-government biologists were in this area today observing the downriver course of the oil. Some described the threatened delta area as one of the biggest waterfowl nesting areas on the continent. Economical Transportation A stKiSc leasing plan to cover all yonr requirements can bring many savings. We'd be bappy to talk it over with you, anytime. Call our Leasing Manager. CHRYSIER LEASING The sign of better teasing ROY A. MclNTOSH Lease Manager "KING'S CORNER" Jrd ot lllh St. S. Phone 327-1566 FRED KING LEASING LTD. Hold Up Embassy MONTEVIDO, Uruguay (AP) Four women and a man armed with sub machine-guns, held up the Swiss embassy in the Uruguayan capital here and fled with documents and office equipment. Police said the attackers overpowered the (our embassy employees and fled with two typewriters, a photo-copying machine and doc- uments, possibly including con- fidential material. Hie oil spill was discovered by GCOS employees late Satur- day night and clean-up opera- lions have been underway since the weekend. ESCAPES INTO R1VEII I. Hogge, director of envi- ronmental health service for the province, said an "appreciable amount" of the light-weight syn- thetic crude oil, extracted by the GCOS plant from sand de- posits in which it is impreg- nated, has escaped into the river. He said long-term effects on the delta environment could be averted if clean-up operations are successful. As well as the millions of wat- erfowl threatened by the spill, there are beaver and muskrat ill the delta and a significant fish population in Lake Atha- basca which supports some commercial fishing. Some beaver have had to be destroyed because their coats were oil-soaked. 'Hie oil which so far has entered the delta is in small patches and waterfowl are able to find clear water among the patches. Gordon Peel, president of the Alberta Fish and Game Asso- ciation, said late Thursday that lie had reports oil was begin- ning to move in substantial amounts into Richardson and Mamawi lakes, two major wat- erfowl breeding points in the delta. Residents of Fort Chipewyan, an Indian communHy, ex- pressed concern Thursday for their water supply, which comes unfiltered from Lake Atha- basca. PRIZED ANIMAL j NEW DELHI (AP) DiBp, a j four-year-old white tiger, will be j a star of India's exhibit at Ja- pan's world fair, Expo '70, in Osaka. The rare animal will be placed in an air-conditioned cage fitted with bullet-proof glass. SHOE REPAIR Fast dependable service ar reaionable prices Also repair and replace all types of zippers Repairs to all leather goods MIKE'S SHOE REPAIR 1021 3rd Ave. S. (Next lo Uthbridgs locker and Seafoods) They know when to turn on... They darken -when it's sunny and bright. Then clear indoors and at r.ight. Smoothly. Comfortably, Automatically. A neutral gray that aievcr hides your eyes, doesn't disturb natural coloring1. Corning-created the glass. "We make the glasses to your prescription. Just come in and ask. OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. 308-7th. ST. S LETHBOIOGE Phone 327-3609 _, Let T. J. (Tom) NSCOL Help you start in a highly profitable HOG PRODUCTION OPERATION with THE PREMIUM HY-GRADE MEAT HOG Selected breeder gilts are a 3- way crosj of Landrace, York- s'niro and Hampshire. Gilts are crossed with purebred Duroc Boon 8 Bred to produce lean meat-type hogs. More disease free than other RQYALEAN e A 50inins breed- We specialize in LIQUID FEEDING A special blender Is used to make up your "liquid" slurry. After mixing a pump unit distributsi (he feed through a pipe line for delivery to individual strip feeders. This feeder i> 2 sided and serves as a pen divider. Made of strong sanitary stainless steel they are available in sev- eral different sizes for finishing barns, dry sow barns, and nursery areas. We also carry a full line of LEJOHN FARROWIKG STALLS AUTOMATIC WATERERS THOMPSON'S WATER SEAL FOR COMPLETE WATER. PROOFING DRINKERS VENT-MATIC VENTILATING FANS AND CONTROLS FILTER FLOORS For all your needs including the hogs To gel you storied in the highly profitable field contact our Local T. J. (Tom) NICOL 7002 9th Avenue S. Phone 327-1283 COMING CONDUCTED BY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. June 15th at 7 p.m. At the 1920 2nd Avs. S. BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD, TERMS CASH Movotbile- Boys' and Girls', High Rise and Standard Bikes 10-Trikes 40-Used Bikes ON OFFER Frigidaire auto, washer and dryer, matching, good shape- Viking wringer washer; Singer sewing machine; Coldspot fridge; Moffat gas range; Complete bed; Admiral TV- F.B.M. Fridge; Kelvinator fridge, left hand door; Beach apartment size stove; Concord spin dry washer; Small TV; J-30" doors and frames; Metal cabinet; Drop leaf table and 4 chairs; Bookcase; Wooden shop bins; Wooden lawn chairs; Studio lounge and chair; Kecliner chair; Ice box; Complete toilet. Corner bench; Rollaway; Sink; School desks: Lawn mowers; Rototiller; Kitchen cupboard: 3 mirror medicine cabinet; Baby buggy; Swivel chair; Hugs; Holla- way; Guitar; Bike; Card tables; Mirrors; Single bed; .303 rifle; 10 x 12' rug and under mat; Quantity small doors; Floor, pole and table lamps. THIS SALE WILl BE HELD IN L W MOVING WAREHOUSE 327 3rd Street South For Information on any of the above sales, eonloct Hurlburt Auction Service Ltd, 1920 2nd AVENUE SOUTH Uthbridga TED NEWBY lie. No. 41 Phone 328-4705 KEITH ERDMANN Lie. No. 458 FOR THE "MY DAD'S THE GREATEST- CONTEST PRIZIS: A bike for each of three winning writers A Gift Certificate for the Dads negotiable at any DBA Mem- ber Store Various other prizes donated by CJOC Radio All you have to do Is write a paragraph of 25 words or less on why you think your Dad's the Greatest. Pick up your entries at any DBA Store or from last week's Herald or Adviser and return to DBA Stores or mail to CJOC Radio, Deadline for entries June 18 Winners announced June 20 For Whoop-Up Pcsys: Breakfast in the streets Contests for best Whoop-Up Day costumes Entertainment daily What the Downtown Association is doing FOR THE TEENS... FOR THE GROWN Girls-17 19 years (inclusive) "PRINCESS OF THE DAY CONTEST In Whoop-Up Days, 1970 Five girls will be chosen (one each day) from County of Lethbridge; Counties of Warner and Forty Mile; MD of Willow Creek and County of Vulcan; MD of Pincher Creek and MD of Cardston and ID No. 10; and the MD of Taber and County of Newell. PRIZES: Guests of the DBA for lunch and dinner Participation in Parade July 20th Tickets for Grandstand Show at major fnir activities Whoop-Up Hal- Corsage Transportation costs if necessary On the final day, one will receive a wardrobe Enter yourself or be nominated by interested persons or groups Entry deadline July 1, 1970. PLEASE USE THIS ENTRY FORM; "PRINCESS OF THE DAY" DOWNTOWN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOCIATION P 0 BOX 704, IETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA NAME ADDRESS NOMINATED BY M.D. The Lethbridge Downtown Businessmen's Association offers exciting promotions and activities every month of the year. Best of all, you are given the highest quality, selection and competitive prices in merchandise-all found in the heart of Lethbridge's Future DOWNTOWN Doicntoicn Businessmen's Association ;