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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Jg _ THE LtWBRTOGE HERMO fiWoy, 27, 1970 Health minister tells meeting No easy solutions to pollution By HEini Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON About 75 delegates to the final session of the Alberta Advisory Commit- tee on Pollution Control meet- ing in Edmonton were told Thursday there are no easy solutions to the problems of pollution. Summing up the discussions standards must be modified to that criteria can be established OUllLiuiib wv ,_____i -H.ratmrt hrt ct 1 VJlllfl VCSl'S at Iho two-day meet, Alberta Health Minister J. D, Hender- son said the criteria or pollu- tion standards that had been asked for by several delegates could not ensure any solutions to the actual problems. These must be enforced if they are to be meaningful, he said, and application of the meet the situation. He cited the example of pulp mills, which may bo allowable in a fairly remote area but which would n o t be feasible Just upstream from a major city. Standards wilt also change, be said, as technology im- proves. Jt cannot be expected Pollution monitoring shown EDMONTON-A new tech- day at the -ua. meeting in University of Calgary. Involving the uss of lapse photography, proach was time the ap- ilius'lratcd Thurs- Tracking lost dog not simple The owner of a valuable Ger- man shorthair dog has been lo- cated. Ray Campbell, Cardston poundkecper, said tracking the owner down was no simple matter. The canine's dog tag con- tained a number, "cHen" (French for dog) and "Rose- Mr. Campbell made a couple of Jong distance calls to Leth- bridge, Brooks, Rosemary finally Rosemere, Que. At Rosemere he finally lo- cated a man who raises Ger- man short-hairs. Yes, it Bad been his dog- He and a few friends liad been hunting in the Cardston area with a couple of local resi- dents. It certainly was a good dog. It cost about to raise and train it. Kb, it was BO longer his dog, WeB, whose dog is it? Oh, it belongs to Logan McCarthy of Cardston. It was given to him iollowing the hunting expedi- tion. So, after phone calls almost across the country, publicity 3 Thursd_ay. and a lot of effort by Ray sou a JOE. or eirori. uy iwy Campbell, the dog's owner was cussion and undetermined located right to Cardston. MAJOR INCOME Livestock now accounts for being examined. about two-thirds of the cash income IB Canada. farm Alberta Ad; niaue for monitoring air pollu- Edmonton of the ISS. has beTdevelSped the visory Committee on Pollution Control, Professor J. J. Havlena and Dr. E. L, Tollefson, both of the department of chemical engi- neering at the university, show- ed delegates how a motion pic- tare made of frames taken sev- eral seconds apart could speed up the observer's view of air pollution over the city. A film, shown at the meeting clearly illustrated the buildup of a cloud of pollution over the city during rush-hour traffic, This was dissipated before noon by rising air currents caused by the morning heat, but de- veloped again with the after- noon rush of traffic, Also clearly visible were Iso- lated sources of pollution from various industries in the city. Prof. Havlena noted that this technique could be used to easily monitor conditions in the city and provide a record of sources of pollution and tie times at which the problem was most serious. A small clock visible in the picture at all times provides a record of the time. Atmos- pheric conditions are also in- serted into the film at inter- vals. Prof. Havlena said that he Accident victim seriously Irurt A Calgary man, Kenneth Mit- chell, is in serious condition in Lelhbridge Municipal Hospital and damage amounted to following a two-car, head-on collision one quarter of a mile east of Monarch on Highway Mr. Mitchell suffered a con- juries when the car ha was driving collided with a car driven by Gary Bucci of Cal- gary. Bucci was also taken to hospital but was released after There WPTR no passengers to either vehicle. ALUMINUM SCREEN AND STORM WINDOWS and DOORS FREE FiSTIMATES JONES ROOFING Phone 328-5745 Lethbridge who were using the technique, but he intended to publish the results of his work. Seal drive to 48 per cent The Kinsmen TB diristrnas Seal Fund campaign has reach- ed 48 per cent of its ob- jective. At tha 16th opening of re- turns the fund climbed by to slightly below last year's donated for the comparable period. Tire total compares with IMS collections of and 1967 when 537 was collected for the pe- riod. Reminders were going into the mail today to persons who may have forgotten to send in their donation. Although many people think TB is a disease of the past, 118 cases wens reported in Can- ada last year new eases and 680 reactivations. Funds collected in the cam- paign are used for research and prevention of TB, lung can- cer, emphysema and other res- piratory diseases as well as for an extensive study into air pol- lution and its health hazards. Lung cancer last year caused deaths, 10 in Lethbridge, Chronic bronchitis and emphy that will be still valid years from now. The government must reserve the rigUl to make higher standards as these be- come technically feasible. Public opinion and basic so- cial attitudes are another im- portant factor in the implemen- tation of pollution control pro- grams, he said. As an example, he noted that the banning of cigarettes would improve the condition of the atmosphere as m u c h as ban- ning sutomobiles, but because of public opinion it would not even be seriously considered. He said it would be "inter- esting" to see just, what public reaction was going to be when the province brought in legisla- tion making it necessary for automobile owners to maintain the exhaust emission devices the federal government was to make mandatory in 1972. The province intended, he said, to sec to it that these de- vices were kept in working or- der and that periodic checks would be necessary. It was going to hit Alberta drivers "right in tha p o c k e t he said, and he wonder- ed what Uie reaction would be, particularly alter what hap- pened with the car safety checks. Mr. Henderson also reiter- ated earlier statements that ab- solute control of all pollution is not feasible from an economic standpoint. Nsccssary indus- tries, for example, cannot exist without some degree of pollu- tion, but this must be kept to a minimum, he said. Remands given in drug cases Linda Jeanne Deal, 18, of Lethbridge, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of LSD in magistrate's court today. She was remanded one week for sentencing and pre-sentence report. Brian Gregory Atkinson, 19, and Bruce Scott Edmundson, 18, both of Lethbridge were Chronic bronchitis and empriy- in, oom or wjinonuge seraa caused deaths in also remanded to Bee. 4, psnd- under much more stringent reg- rinarta ing an analysis of drugs seized illations than are most provin- _ _ __ ._______i_J A1... AWA