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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta - Saturday, May 16, 1970 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - 15 Crackdown Imminent On Polluters CALGARY (CP) - Health Minister James Henderson has announced a shift from persuasion to punishment in Alberta's pollution control efforts, with predicted crackdowns on industry, municipalities and individuals." "Up to the present time," he told a Calgary Chamber of Commerce pollution sominar,"the application of government programs has been based on a philosophy of education, as com* pared to legal action. In view of the tremendous public education that has been waged by the news media over the last two years, and particularly in view of the dramatic increase in public awareness of pullution hazards, I am confident that you can look forward to less flexibility in the area of enforcement in the future. "We are rapidly approaching the day when court action WU be taken against procrasun-ators and poor operators who TRUDEAU WITH DEMONSTRATORS-Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada, right, reads poster held by demonstrator who protests against Canada "complicity" with United States in Vietnam. Trudeau met the demonstrators in Wellington, New Zealand. Crime Wave Follows War LAGOS CAP) - There were forecasts of a crime wave to follow Nigeria's civil war, and the predictions arc coming true. Worst aff 1 ictcd is the east area which tried to secede and carry on as an independent Biafra, but crime is spreading throughout much of the federation. Armed robbery, often ending in death for victims, is such a danger in the east that travel-lers are warned not to move after dark. Food riots near Owerri killed several. Relief teams reported 14 armed robberies in two weeks on various food stores around Owerri. "It's just desperation," said one source close to the situation. "People figure, 'Damn it all, we're dying anyway.' " One band operating in the bush around 12 miles northeast at Owerri is blamed for five murders. The band moves at ight, attacking villagers and carrying off what it can. The group is suspected of being former rebel soldiers who have retained their weapons. Aside from the east, murder, kidnapping and armed robbery are growing more common in Lagos, the midwest and t he west. Crime is least noticeable in the heavily-Moslem north, but Kano in that area had a daring bank robbery recently. The Sunday Times of Lagos says: 'A crime wave has hit Nigeria-in the American Wild West style. The list published below might jolt you. . . . You may be the next victim. A list followed giving details of 15 violent crimes, including eight murders and an armed assault on federal mails, all committed within two months. That was just a sampling. Caches of arms were tucked away when the fighting stopped four months ago. Perhaps 300.000 men were in uniform on both sides. Because of inadequate records, desertions and soldiers missing in action, it is impossible to account for all their guns. Officials implore citizens holding weapons to turn them in. A government-owned paper, the Nigerian Observer, called for the army to help police I risen severely. round up weapons. The government has established a highway patrol system with cars cruising major roads. In the east, and to some extent even in the midwest state, life is not yet back to normal, but even in parts of the federation where war effects were secondary the cost of living has Prejudice Grows LONDON (AP) - Race prejudice is growing in Britain, the Race Relations Institute said yesterday. A revised survey showed 21 per cent of white Britons are prejudiced outright against the country's colored immigrants and 33 per cent are mildly prejudiced. Last July the 38 per cent described Thursday as mildly prejudiced were listed as disposed to tolerance. have not felt the inclination to meet pollution on a routine basis," Mr. Henderson said the increased provincial efforts will not be aimed only at the industrial polluter, but at municipalities as well. Alberta had the best record of pollution control in the country but municipalities had turned pollution into a political football . . , "shifting the responsibility for collecting the necessary revenues for water pollution control to a higher level of government." Pointing out that the Municipal Assistance Act, under which the province distributes one third of its oil royalties to municipalities, has been amended to give the province authority to earmark the funds for pollution control, Mr. Henderson said "the era of post-p o n i n g or extending board health orders regarding pollution control measures, in the interest of avoiding embarrassment for a local level of government, is rapidly drawing to a close." He predicted proof of adequacy of sewage treatment facilities will be required "before a subdivision ... be it industrial, commercial or residential . . . is approved. 'One must admit there is an element of coercion involved." Mr. Henderson said that in future pollution control programs will increasingly affect the individual consumer directly." Individuals may bee o m e personally responsible for ensuring that adequate emission control devices were installed on their automobiles. He rejected the idea of voluntary control. "I'm not so naive as to believe voluntary control is going to work." Automobile pollution is not the onlv area where the individual was going In feel the squeeze of government control. "The individual consumer can also expect to be increasingly affected by moves by governments across Canada such as the banning of non-returnable bottles, or a disposal tax at the time of purchase on items ranging from canned fruit to automobiles. He warned manufacturers that such controls are going to create 'problems in product packaging and merchandising." New Ford Ciii Program OAKV1LLE, Ont. (CP) -Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd. says it will produce the new small car, the Pinto, at its St. Thomas, Ont., plant. Introduction of the Pinto was announced in Detroit at a Kord stockholders meeting. President Karl Scott of Ford Canada said a multi-million dollar retooling and expansion program has been undertaken at St. Thomas. He said the first Pinto will be produced Aug. 10. NOTICE CONSUMERS CITY UTILITIES SUBWAY CONCRETE PRODUCTS CONCRETE PRODUCTS SEPTIC TANKS, etc. 128 North Mayor Magrath Dr. Phone 328-2296 During the strike against the City of Lethbridge some areas of the city will not be rendered accounts for City-owned services billed as utilities. At the next normal billing date adjustments will be made for the areas not billed during the strike. City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and would be pleased to accept any payments on accounts. FERGUSON, City Manager Skyrocketing  nid 3 rices Force Park Policy Changes OTTAWA (CP) - Skyrocketing prices of land along the shorelines of the Maritime provinces and British Columbia have led to a change in national park policies, Northern Development Noti ice Tells Bad Spot For s WINNIPEG (CP) - The Man-i t o b a resources department today published a notice to anglers of waters where fish 'may contain mercury at a level that makes them not safe to cat. The notice was given in newspaper advertisements prior to the opening of Manitoba's gen-tral fishing season Saturday. Anglers arc permitted to fish in the affected waters but commercial fishing was banned ear* Her. The list includes the Saskatchewan, Winnipeg. Red and As-siniboine rivers and Lake Winnipeg, into which they all flow. Also named were Cedar Lake and Cross Lake on '.he Saskatchewan River upstream from its junction with northern Lake Winnipeg. The affected area includes Grand Rapids, a popuar fishing spot for pickerel. Included in the list are the lakes fed directly by the Winni-| peg River in southeastern Manitoba. They are Eaglenest, Point du Bois to Lamprey Falls, Blind Lake, Nutimik Lake, Dorothy Lake, Eleanor Lake, Sylvia Lake, Natalie Lake, Pinawa Channel and lake, Lee River and Lac du Bonnet. Minister Jean Chretien said Friday. Under the old policy, provinces would turn land over to the federal government to be used as rational parks. But with land prices now beyond the purse of some of the provinces. Ottawa has agreed to match dollar for dollar the land purchases resulting from expropriation. The new policy goes into effect for the first time this year. The parks department has set aside $750,000 for lands for the Kouchibougac park in New Brunswick and the same amount for the new park on Vancouver Island. Mr. Chretien said in an interview that while the new policy is aimed at the coastal provinces, it might he applied to shoreline parks in the ether provinces. Mr. Chretien hepes to double the number of federal parks within 25 years but the rising cost of recreational land is a barrier. One parks official said that land along the shorelines "is disappearing at an astonishing rate." Former northern affairs minister Arthur Laing, when he had responsibility for the parks, is credited with the shift in policy. He became coi.cerned in the mid-1960s with the troubles the Maritimes were having buying back land for use as parks. His submissions to cabinet and the treasury hoard have lifted a financial burden from the provinces and opened the way to new parks, one park official said. 7 Mi E\ t WEAR FROM THE F ASH IO N CENTRES OF THE WORLD Mov e Unity Made \ 7 Vatican FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Specializing in the fitting of Eye Doctor's prescriptions Proscription Sunglasses  Children's Frame Magnifiers  Repairs . Reasonable prices OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO ^ 308 7th ST S LETHBRIDGE Phone 327 3609 VATICAN CITY f AP^ - In a Christian unity move, the Vatican said Friday that Roman Catholics and Protestants should co-operate in the training of priests and ministers. The call came in a sweeping document issued by Jan Cardinal Willebrands. The cardinal, as head of the Vatican's Christian Unity Secretariat, is the Vatican's top authority on the efforts to bring the Homan Catholic and other Christian churches closer together. Cardinal Willebrands told a news conference: "We're dealing with a great step forward in following the work started by the second Vatican (ecumenical) council (1962-05)." The Vatican urged "a shared use of books and libraries.*' It also called for the "cutting down of useless or duplicated courses." T ii e ecumenical document also states that Roman Catholic universities a n d seminaries should review their ways of presenting controversial events in Christian history. IN HEALTH CARE INSURANCE FOR ALL   The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan came into effect, July 1st, 1969. As of July 1st, 1970, the Plan is being expanded to include important new benefits and options. Revisions to the Alberta Health Care Insurance explained The pamphlet is now being delivered Alberta household. contains important benefits to you. KEEP IT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. ALBERTA HEALTH CARE INSURANCE COMMISSION BOX 1360 - EDMONTON, ALBERTA ;