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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta may 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD farms can thrive without West grain Concluded from P. 14 all people who want to farm. One of his Jim Borden. for has tied his farm to that of the Peills. and the two men work together farming the land as a unit. What is he is a feed grain industry that will supply the needs of. Nova Scotia livestock men through a comprehensive program to develop all farmable land in the province. Part of the problem lies in the fact that a good deal of potential farmland in this picturesque valley is owned by people who have no interest in farming. there are no zoning laws that prevent developers from buying land where they please for subdivisions. As there are provincial plans to build a new super-highway along the valley right through the heart of the best farmland. Mr. Peill suggests that farmers be-given greater opportunity .to borrow money to grow that a program of land co-ops be set up to allow adjacent Beauty project a war CHASE. B.C. What began as a beautification project but developed into a garbage war still raises hackles in this 30 miles west of Kamloops. In artist Laurie Payne applied for an Opportunities For Youth grant with which he and six friends proposed to construct a beautification project in downtown Chase. had a he said. thought how nice it would be to have a little park in Chase and build a fountain The village council donated a small wedge property at one end of the main stree.t. approved Mr. Payne's design and authorized the work. Two small concrete pools ringed with rocks form the fountain's base. In the larger pool stands a white concrete structure seven feet high and five feet wide which looks like a teacup. On top of it was to have been a metal sphere from which a couple of dozen hollow antennae on a 12-foot copper pole above a pair of oustretched arms. effect when the water was turned on would have been like a huge dandelion puff about four feet in said Mr. Payne. the council decided it was too that vandals would have damaged it. I made a new a little metal Whether the little rose will ever bloom above the leacup is the question. After iMr. Payne completed the but before he had a chance to begin operating the the local electrical inspector rejected the wiring for the fountain's water pump. Council then reversed its decision to maintain and operate the fountain on the grounds that it was received in non-working condition. villagers began dumping garbage in and around the fountain. looked like the Chase said Mr. Payne. a work of art to these people is like giving a Boeing 707 to a bunch of YOU'LL LOVE THE SOFT WATER THE WHOLE FAMILY BENEFITS IN 12 WAYS COMPLEXION SHAMPOOING LAUNDRY DISHES BATHING SHAVING DRINKING COOKING COFFEE-TEA WATER HEATER APPLIANCES PLUMBING WHY WAIT ANY CALL 327-7867 AND SAY. WATER CONDITIONING ANDY HOLMES IZOd-N. Major Magrath Dr. Phone 327-7867 pygmies. They're just not sophisticated enough to run So. if it was a pile of gar- bage they a pile of garbage they would get. Piles of refuse began ap- pearing on the road to the Chase which is near Mr. Payne's homestead Mr. Payne vowed to fight the case to the Supreme Court of Canada but the Crown later withdrew the saying the law dealing with such offences was not clear enough to proceed. owners with uneconomic land to pool their resources. The land could then be put into shape to grow an operation that can cost or an and it would individual ownership of land but certainly .in a more productive Mr. Peill counters critics who favor small diversified farming with this we had more lucrative alternate uses for our I would say let's forget about grain production a'nd pursue these alternatives. must be that the lands I speak of are unused or under-used and thus contribute little or nothing to the local economy or food he advocates spending public money to develop part of the currently unproductive 600.000 acres of Nova Scotia farmland. Cost of developing 100.000 acres he be as much as million. But that same land in an average year could produce 200.000 tons of feed grain that is currently being shipped in from the west. At current costs of more than a that grain would represent million a year that is leaving the province. Meanwhile. Mr. Peill is committed to his own Si- million .operation. Hog prices have been low they hit 43 cents a pound shortly before the provincial government instituted a stabilization program with a 50-cent-a- pound floor price recently. Mr. Peill says a farmer must sell his animals for 52 cents a pound to break even and 60 cents to return a reasonable profit. Despite the low Mr. Peill because the grain that fattens his pigs is grown right on the farm. VANEE LIVESTOCK LTD. FORT MACLEOD and LETHBRIDGE FORT MACLEOD Direct line from Lethbridge 234-4428 Lethbridge 328-7331 328-3211 Dealers and Order Hogs Shipped Wednesday and Thursday COMPLETE CATTLELlNER SERVICE We buy feeders on all markets in Alberta Contact us now for your feeder cattle. 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