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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 40-THE LETHbRIDGE HERALD WedMiday, October 2, 1974 ink No support for rail takeover Coal industry comes under fire REGINA (CP) The premiers of the three other western provinces are not ready to support a Saskatchewan suggestion that the western operations of Canada's two national railways be acquired by the western provinces, Saskatchewan Premier Allan Blakeney says. Answering reporters' ques- tions about Friday's conference of Western Canadian premiers, Mr. Blakeney said the other premiers felt the suggestion to be "an interesting idea that just premature." The premier also said that the Saskatchewan government was unsuccessful in getting the other premiers to agree to a recommendation that federal legislation be. amended to permit provincial regulations of foreign ownership of land. Riley McCormick BIRTHDAY Levis Perma Press BOOT COT CHECKED JEANS Waist Sizes 28 to 32. LEViS WHITE DENIM FLARES Waist Sizes 30 to 32. Regular 19.95 SPECIAL Regular 17.95 Special only 8 USEYOUR Master Charge Club PAIR American Express 99 RILEY McGORMICK "Lethbridge's Leading Western Store" Centre Village Mall Phone 328-5644 Established 1901 EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta Environment Conser- vation Authority has criticized the coal industry in its final interim report on land use and development of the eastern slopes of the Rocky Moun- tains. The authority says the interim report, on the Smoky River Basin, should not be taken as indicating final recommendations that will go into a final report to be presented to Environment Minister Bill Yurko within a few days. But the interim report says "it may Ije prudent at this time to restrict any further exploration or extraction (of coal) until we are certain that we will not permanently destroy the other resource potentials." The interim report says sur- face mining historically has conflicted with every other possible land use. "The operations are un- sightly, contribute to water quality degradation, destroy ungulate range and timber. Thus we have the gaunt spectre of a non-renewable resource extraction which haunts the existence of every renewable resource in the area of operations." The authority says "one is hard-pressed to conceive- of any method of enjoying a sur- face coal mine in a wilderness setting." The report says exploration trenches, some as deep as 50 feet, have become water courses and the eroded sludge is "a reminder of man's contempt for nature." The authority supports a new wildland recreation area land use classification in the interim report and says a detailed recommendation will be contained in the fina) report. The interim report says there is a strong public ex- pression against unrestricted use of all-terrain vehicles. "Accordingly, a system of specified use areas combined with required regulations appears to be the only course which we can follow." The authority says caribou and grizzly bear are becoming scarcer in the Smoky River basin and in need of protec- tion. The animals required areas where they were free from man's influence and the activities of man would have to be controlled if wildlife was to survive. The report also has some harsh criticism for the Alberta Resources Railway. "Some of the history of road and rail construction which is shameful by today's standards should not be allowed to reoc- it says. BAKER'S FABRIC CENTRE Suit Sale Thinking of sprucing up your home with new draperies for Christmas get your custom orders in fast to assure delivery take advantage of this big saving. JACQUARD DAMASK DRAPERY FABRICS 55? Choice of 6 Colors 50 inch widths Reg. 7.98 yard Birthday Special See La Mar or Louene Prince for personalized Service! V Centre Village Mall Phone 329-0037 SAVE A TIRE ON MACLEODS ALL-SERVICE TIRES Husky Anti-Skid design Deep tread design Big, wide, burly, for pull away power You'll like the smart white sidewalls EX AMPLE: 30.99 for only FREE INSTALLATION oil you really need Srturdvjr, October 3, 5. CHAROfm Our fall suits go on sale for 10 days. Right in the middle of fall. Right when you're wearing mid-weight suits. Bold checks and plaids and classic solids. Medium to dark colours. These suits of course are tailored with all the meticulous care that Open a convenient Tip Top Charge Account. has made Tip Top value famous. And they are made from fine all- woolcloth and blends. Their regular prices run Which is a lot of suit for the money. For 10 days, they're on sale for If you don't buy one, you must be very, very rich. TIP TOP Saving money never Centre Village Mall Lethbridge ;