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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Strip mine would threaten recreation Saturday, March 2, 1974 LETHBRIDOE HERALD Fewer babies born at Coaldale hospital CHAMPION Fisheries biologist Dwayne -Radford of Lethbridge says strip mining in the Isolation Ridge area about 25 miles north of Coleman will harm the best recreational area west of Lethbridge. Speaking to members of the Champion Lions Club, Mr. Radford said five companies are interested in the area. It is claimed to be capable of yielding up to two million tons of coal'per year for at least 15 to 20 years. It is said to be close to the surface and economical to mine. Mr. Radford said it isn't known how far this project has gone in government circles. What is known is that the area embraces some of the best fishing streams, camping locations and scenic country in the foothills. The question of land use and the value of recreation areas all hi to be considered, he said. Mr. Radford reviewed the results of a study made last summer of the Oldman and Livingstone Rivers and seven tributaries for the effect of future strip mining on sport fishing and the recreation outlets the area now affords. About anglers and picnickers used the Oldman and Livingstone rivers last summer and about fish were taken from the northwest branch of the Oldman. About were cutthroat trout and the balance were dolly vardens and whitefish. Streams in this area have very good fishing quality, said the biologist. He conducted a survey last summer which revealed the following points: The average age of fishermen contacted was 32 years, with 15 years of fishing experience; Although the presence of fish in the streams is a drawing card, the natural beauty of the country is generally of the highest rating to fishermen; Clear water is the second priority and the presence of wild life is the third; Other factors include camp privacy and recreational facilities. The size of fish caught is usually irrelevant to fishermen who don't search for full creels every time out. Access to fishing spots is not important, nor are weather conditions. Herald District Pincher schools plan banquet PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Education Week will see two guest speakers: Dr. J. Harder and Dr. B. Staples, attend a banquet sponsored by the Pincher Creek school division, Matthew Halton Community School and the Matthew Halton Students Union. Dr. Harder was responsible for the introduction of work experience in Alberta; and Dr. B. Staples was responsible for the introduction of the community school trial projects in this province. The banquet will be served at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall Monday. Cocktails will be served at p.m. and supper will be at 7 p.m. COALDALE The rate is declining at the Coaldale Community Hospital. There were 27 births in the hospital here in 1973 compared to 50 the previous year. Coaldale Community Hospital Association president George B. Schmidt, reporting to the recent annual shareholders' meeting, said th length of the average patient stay is steadily decreasing too. It was 7.1 days last year and 7.4 days in 1972. It cost more than to maintain the plant. This includes the cost of sidewalk installations and replacement of an x-ray tube. The operating budget for 1973 was and the equipment budget totalled including contributions from the auxiliary. There were 655 admissions. There were 943 out-patients compared to 746 in 1972. Mr. Schmidt reported the hospital women's auxiliary gave to the hospital during 1973. The money helped purchase hi-low beds, a projector for staff education purposes, operating room equipment and an electrocardiograph machine. Frank F. Wiens, administrator, noted the average cost per occupied bed in the hospital is The shareholders unanimously urged the board to pursue the possibility for a nursing home and senior citizens' lodge here. A total of 14 shares were transferred. In the constitution of the association it was noted that shares can be transferred but are not resaleable. There are a total of 266 shareholders. There are 134 shares which are available. Some institutions experience a 200 per cent turnover of staff in a year. .Staff turnover was only five per cent here last year. Mr. Wiens said the hospital had 24.5 tons of laundry which cost 13 cents per pound. There was 10 pounds per patient day, up two cents from the previous year. It is still considerably less than the costs would be if the hospital had joined the regional laundry program, he said. Joining the regional laboratory program had proved to be beneficial to the local hospital. Nevertheless there was a total of lab units at a cost of six cents per unit, down three cents. Mr. Wiens attributed the cost reduction here to the use of the regional lab. Total meal costs were for meals amounting to 60 cents per meal or per patient day. This was up seven cents from last year. Patient earnings for the year was and out- patient earnings, Special government grants received were The total operating budget for 1973 was up from in 1972, due largely to spiralling costs since September. Nursing salaries were up from Other salaries totalled from District calendar The annual meeting of the Town of Nanton will be held March 25 the Nanton Figure Skating Club will present its annual ice revue, The Fun of It AH, at the Hub at p.m. Sunday the Stavely Early Childhood Services kindergarten will hold open house from 1 to 3 'p.m. Monday in the elementary school and again Tuesday from 1 to 3 and from 6.30 to 8 p.m. with slides at p.m.... a cash bingo will be held at 8 p.m. March 15, in the High River Memorial Centre at 8 p.m. March 16, there will be a bingo at the Vulcan Civic Centre a community auction sale will be held April 13, at the Blackie Community Centre, sponsored by the Blackie and District Agricultural Society with proceeds going to the Blackie Recreation Centre. Collieries, gov't discuss plans to level coal dust Progress catches up Although time has not been able to destroy the beauty, of this limber pine at Burmis corner, progress and the new Crowsnest 3 highway will uproot the tree this spring. The pine has been the subject of literally hundreds of thousands of photographers over the years and on one occasion the tree was shown in an issue of Life magazine. VERN DECOUX photo Sewer project is in 2 stages COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Coleman Collieries and provincial department of the environment officials Thursday discussed plans to cut the level of coal dust pollution here. Deputy-minister of the environment Henry Thiessen attended the meeting. He was not available for comment Friday. The meeting at Coleman Thursday was closed. Government dust monitors have shown that coal dust falls at rates of 531 tons per square mile per month at Coleman, more than 10 times the 45-ton per square mile maximum allowable. A company official said Friday that "constructive discussions were held and several possible methods of lessening the dust problem and improving the emission from the coal preparation plant were studied." The official said several of the methods will be attempted by Coleman Collieries. The company will forward its observations to the department of the environment for its study. COMPLETE HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE AT LOWER RATES The South in short Ice revue Hospital board elected tonight More than 93 per cent of those surveyed felt mining would not be compatible with public recreation use of the area. Proposed mining, under investigation for the past five years, would be between and 8.000 foot levels with a possibility of 150 to 200 miles of exploration roads being built and a likelihood of a townsite being established. Railroads to take the coal out would be another important consideration. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Disneyland characters will be featured in the Blairmore arena at 7 o'clock tonight when the Crowsnest Pass Figure Skating Club presents its ice revue. More than 100 youngsters, in full costume, will present an evening of entertainment in the show Disneyland on Ice. A bond will be won during the evening. COALDALE (HNS) Elections of board members at the recent annual shareholders meeting of the Coaldale Community Hospital Association saw G. B. Schmidt and John F. Dyck re- elected for three-year terms. Mr. Schmidt has served as president for the past year. Elected as alternate was Peter Langemann. Other board members are: Jacob Janzen, Henry Allert and John Sawatsky, each with one-year terms remaining, and Peter P. Regier, Jr., and Jacob Janz with two-year terms remaining. Developers must clean ap VWVVWVWVVUVVVVWVW VWVWIrVWWMV I Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRCULATION-JOBPRINTING VEMNON DECOUX. top., BUrirmem-Mteiw AAAAAWWWVVWAAAWVVVVVUVVVVWINVVVVVVVVWW I COALDALE (HNS) Developers are responsible to clean up any unused paper, plastics and other materials from their building sites. This is stated on every building permit issued by the town of Coaldale. At a recent town council meeting it was reported farmers to the east of town are very perturbed again at the amount of litter ending up on their land. WATERTON (Staff) Waterton Lakes National Park superintendent Tom Smith said Friday there will be no sewer construction in the Waterton townsite this summer. Clarifying an earlier statement by Waterton Chamber of Commerce president Gordon Casey, Mr. Smith said "we are the last ones who want any construction in the townsite." The chamber president said earlier the sewer construction should have been done in two stages. The superintendent Friday said it is, in fact, being done in two stages so as not to disrupt visitors' pleasure during the summer. "This winter we are doing Jhe area in the said the superintendent. "We are doing it right now. Then next fall we will construct the South farmers on U.S. tour IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Leonard Haney. Cor Van Raay and Bob Rainbow are in a group of 30 farmers from southern Alberta who are on a corn tour in the United States this week. force main connecting the townsite with the lagoon. "During the summer the only construction will be the lagoon system which will be located out of sight of the visitors and traffic. This construction will be near our works compound, behind some hills, southwest of Lonesome Lake." Mr. Smith said leaseholders at Waterton have been kept informed of the construction plans. canvass set BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Blairmore Catholic Women's League will canvass Blairmore during March to collect funds for the Red Cross. The CWL has set its quota for this year at WALTER'S UPHOLSTERY Car Sects Chain Expert Work PHONE 345-3488 HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-7777 MJTUttS'MSWUCCCnrMT Md fire insurance tipsters. NOTICE The Electrolysis Epilation Clinic WailinLM. IS NOW OPEN FOR THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL This is one of the largest clinics in western Canada and features the latest SS-69 instantron epilator exclusively. For Consultation Without Obligation call in at 212 PROFESSIONAL BLOG. 740 4th Avenue South OR PHONE FOR APPOINTMENT 328-4800 Barbara J. Barton Registered Electrologist Panczak rink wins 'spiel Report your news to.... NEW DAYTON (HNS) The John Panczak rink received the Unifarm trophy for winning the first event of Uie recent 20th New Dayton bonspiel. Awards were presented at a recent banquet and dance. The Gorrill trophy went to the Alan Duncan rink for the second event victory. The New Dayton Golf Club trophy went to Leonard Hass and his mates for winning the third event. School plans open house Be sure to attend South Alberta's BIG SHOW AG-FYPn NO ADMISSION CHARGE I 111 fciJll II The lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area GRASSY LAKE MRS.MfWrURNBUU........................ IRON SPRINGS MNS.E.G.SOMGAHD LOMOND MRS. LEONARD CHASE........................ Tfi-MM MAGRATH MMS.DOUaHAftKEH TM-CSSS MEDICINE HAT MEDICIffI HAT NEWS MILK RIVER ............................-..........M7-3SM QLEMNLEE Contact ihasv ptopto for your District Haws or ClMgfNMI Advertising PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) St. Catherine's School here will hold open house the afternoon of March 8, for Education Week. There will be student displays in the gym. a media display in the library and parent-teacher meetings. Picture Butte High School will hold Education Day March 6. The evening program will include a band concert and other activities. Parents will meet teachers during the afternoon. OPEN HOUSE! Opan houM will ba hatd in the Cowtoy Com- munity Hall on Sunday, March 10, from 2-4J p.m., in honor of Mr. and Edwin Johnson, of Pincher Croak, on tha occasion of thair 50th Wadding Anniversary. Everyone welcome No gifts, by request Seed Competition Display Nutrition Displays Livestock Display Short Courses Giant Farm Machinery Show MARCH 5-6-7-8-9 LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION COMPLEX 10 ML ti 10 Daily I Displays from all Types of Business and Govern- ment Departments I indoor Auction Sale March 9, 12 Noon ;