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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THt UTHBR1DGE HERALD Match 197 Companies to defend lake pollution charges CP Two charged under Manitoba law with polluting Lake have filed statements of defence in court of Queens claiming the province acted beyond its jur isdiction in suing Manitoba launched the suit against Dryden Chemicals Offtrack bets await Ottawa OK EDMONTON CP Off track betting will become legal in Alberta only after formal approval has been granted in this area by the federal gov Alberta Attorney General Edgar Gerhart said Parents call off boycott SEBA CP Student Seba Beach School should be back in classes today after a decision by their par ents to call off a boycott of the spokesman for the committee of Concerned Parents and Eate said the decision was made at the requc t of the Parkland school which has agreed to meet with the parents group About 73 per cent of the 450 students at the Seba Beach School missed classes Monday and Tuesday to piotcst an agreement whereby about 130 high school studets would go to a new high school in Evans about 10 miles Seba Beach is about 45 miles west of He told the legislature off track betting will not be au thorized in the province unless the offtrack shops are con nected directly with parimut uel betting operatons conduct ed by organizations licenced to conduct race Off t r a c k betting estab lishments have been approved in he But Al berta must have assurance that the federal agriculture de partment will impose controls of the same type that now exist over racing Gerhart said he hoped offtrack betting shops can be in operation in Alberta this spring as they are a deterrent to illegal Speaking in response to question by Don Getty PC Strathcona Gerhart said many persons have mis understooc or misinterpreted some previous Previous cases tried under the Criminal Code now are be ing appealed preme Court before the of There is reason to be lieve that existing amend ments to the Criminal Code provide latitude for offtrack but the Alberta gov ernment will not authorize them until formal approval is received from the federal gov of and Interpro vinciai CoOperatives of Saskatoon last The companies face injunctions and damage claims by the province in excess of mil Lake Winnipegs commercial fishing industry was closed last April and sports fishermen were warned not to eat any fish caught in the lake because of mercury The province claimed that mercury pollution came from the two plants and that be cause of the province had to pay 2 million to the who earned their living in Lake Winnipegs commercial fishing The p r o v i n cial legislation covering the mercury pollution allows the fishermen to assign their suing rights to the gov The same legislation also provided the compensa tion to the Both in separate claim that the leg islation is outside the power of the province to and that in any case it cannot apply to the two companies whose busi nesses are outside the prov The both en croaches on the powers of par liament and the British North America Other defences advanced by the two which ask that the actions dismissed with costs against the prov declare that any damage that arose was entirely and solely from natural causes and that provincial agencies may have contributed to the pollu The Saskatoon company in its statement further alleges that the province itself is using such things as mercury fungicides in its fish hatch erics and that there are stor age places for mercury in the city of Oddities in the news Baby used J as hostage for kichiap PARIS R e u t c r Gunmen used a baby as a hostage and kidnapped an auto salesman in o separate incidents in France as a rash of lios tagestxle attacks spread across the In an attack on a Paris subur ban one of three gangs ters snafehod the baby from iu mothers arms and put a pistol to its neck to force bank staff to hand n ci the equivalent o They handed back the baby unharmed and fled A few hours later two armed gangsters in the eastern city of Grenoble appi cached the car salesman and forced him to get into his car with The gangsters drove off with the salesman but were stopped at a police roadblock a gun duel broke One of the gangsters was wounded and captured The other The car salesman w as slightly The incidents cd bank robberies in southern France on Monday and Tuesday in uhich gunmen drove a total of six hos tages anaj with them from the crime LONDON AT Scrap metal king Peter Wood got up early Tuesday to dress for an appearance at Buckingham tripped over a pair of shoes and broke his the 52yearold magnate had a cast put on and with his family drove in a Rolls Royce from their home in Doncaster to The family arrived at a Park Lane and the Rolls hurst into Wood borrowed another ciate the first moving object they see as their DES MOMS Renter A DCS Momes motel owner ac cused of violating a 58year old loua Jaw by not ironing permanentpressed sheets used in his guest rooms was found innocent by a jury Tucsdav The loua department of ag ricultuie had filed a charge after a guest at the Ramada end ana the j Tnn complained that the family ai rived in lime for the sheets in his room had not c e r e in o n i c s at which the been Queen was to make Wood a The hotel contended the Commander of the British Empire for his service to in When Woods lurn he hobbled forward on a crutch and made a proper did you do to our foot the Queen I tripped over some he The Queen was very Wood said manentpiess sheets used are ironed in compliance with the Toua law by process of washing and The state contended the law required the sheets be proc essed with a heated device otiier than Conviction could have brought a fine of Churchills This tiny JZENITH hearing aid LOS ANGELES API Henry Huang is to class at Occidental College bj a The an adolescent mallard named thinks Huang is her And where daddy goes it likes to began last December when the duck hatched at Oc cidentals biology After she I 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