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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta inc Lcinomuuc Private forest logging angers wildlife men B.C. British Columbia fish and wildlife officers on Vancouver Island are angry their wrath directed mainly at their lack of authority to control logging in privately awned forests. Wildlife biologist Ian Smith says some of the logged areas on Vancouver Island are so big they could be seen from the moon with a good telescope The whose prime concern is the protection of wildlife and fish in the are powerless to intercede NEXT EDITION OF Will appear in The Lethbridge Herald Tuesday May 28th Advertisers are reminded that the dead- line for advertisements is Wednesday. May 22nd The Lethbridge Herald because the work is conducted in a vast area on the island turned over to private interests in 1887 to build a railway linking Victoria and Nanaimo with a later extension north to Courtenay. Because the land is privately the companies that log in this which stretches 20 miles wide for about 140 miles from the island's southern tip to north of are not subject to the usual regulations the fish and wildlife branch and the B C Forest Service impose. Nor do the normal royalty and stumpage rates apply to private land in the railway belt Independent situation is a real thorn in our regional fisheries biologist George Reid said in an interview. companies that log in that area don't have to submit their plans to any government agency. The land belt involves every river on the east coast from Victoria to Campbell Mr. Smith said the known as the Esquimau and Nanaimo Railway land contains the finest timber in and some of the largest clear cut areas in the world II See Superior for all Your IRRIGATION NEEDS Propane Tanks and Trailers Complete Service on Carburetion Equipment Good stock of all Carburetion Eequipment and parts Dynamometer test your motor for maximum horse-power Be sure of a trouble-free season by having your equipment checked BOOK NOW CALL BOB JACKLIN or RON WOLFE AT SUPERIOR PROPANE 3307 5th Avenue Ldthbridge Phone HARPER RENNICK Blacksmith forge burns at Shawville Que. Harper Rennick's father opened a blacksmith shop in and in the intervening 60 years the other four in town at the time have gone with the horse-and-buggy age. Mr has stubbornly kept his father's shop despite business that has dwindled close to extinction and fondly recalls the days people took real pride in their work He's still ready to shoe any horse brought to him. I don't get many any he said in an interview to be a time when there were 40 teams of horses with as many delivery wagons around here and that kept us pretty busy had four men in this shop who would shoe between 10 and 12 horses a day The cost was for removing and replacing the shoes on a two-horse team Unchanged shop had two or three men working in and when we'd see a team of horses going down the street we'd check to see how well the horses were Mr. Rennick said. The shop remains much the same as when it first horse antique forge and box telephone belying the world around it. summer I plan to recondition all those carriages you see in Mr Rennick pointing to six of the horse-drawn vehicles a big they for these among antique collectors The last smith in 50 miles west of said he knows what he'd do if he were starting out all over again. a big demand for good blacksmiths at and they can make a good living But Mr Rennick appears ready to keep the fire in the forge at home burning and leave the thoroughbred trade to others. today doesn't ring a bell with me the way it did years ago Canadian Genetics Ltd. Specialists in custom collection and distribution. Semen available from any bull of any breed. Full line of A.I. equipment at prices everyone can afford. Breed The Best Biggest FnMd in North Amirica Mircb 3. 1974 00 Box 1103 Alberta Phone 329-3212 XI Mil. .1 ik. P.I...I ;