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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta inUTfQmy, wciUDvr i I, Relaxed policy on coyote poison 'backward step9 Andy Russell opposes new bait policy Herald- District Car-bull crash injures 1 PINCHER CREEK (Staff) Sheep growers in the Pincher Creek MD have succeeded in having the MD relax its policy on the deadly 1080 coyote bait. The MD's agricultural ser- vice board may now approve of 1080 bait locations without the approval of the majority of people living within a five- mile radius of the bait location. Naturalist-author Andy Russell of the Waterton dis- trict says the move is a "backward step." At a recent special meeting of the MD council and the agricultural service board, a delegation of farmers said most cases would require two weeks of effort and time, and about 500 miles of travel, to obtain the required signatures. The sheep growers said there has been a substantial increase in the coyote pop- ulation. Council was told farmers are losing livestock to the "predator coyote." The present policy of the agricultural service board is: "Persons wishing to have a 1080 bait placed on their property must apply to the agricultural service board. "The proposed bait location must satisfy provincial regulations by oeing located at least one mile from any in- habited dwelling Only one bait can be placed in each township. "Consent must be obtained from all people who own or oc- cupy land that adjoins the RAYMOND (HNS) Mrs. D. M. Miller of Raymond suf- fered an injury to her back in a recent accident near Killam, east of Camrose. She was hurt when the car driven by her husband, a member of the local high school staff, struck a bull on the highway near Killam. Mr. Miller returned home to his teaching duties but his wife will remain in hospital in the Killam area for some time. Carmangay carnival set CARMANGAY (HNS) Cheryl Copeland, Tammy Brown and Leslie Shearer will compete for the title, Queen of the Carmangay Lions Car- nival, at the annual carnival here Nov. 9 and 10. In other news, the local Lions plan to extend the boat ramp at Little Bow Park. Pension man plans tour A representative of the Canada Pension Plan district office in Lethbridge will be in the East Kootenay region next week to answer questions con- cerning the plan, old age security and guaranteed in- come supplement. Louis LaPlace will visit Sparwood Town Hall Monday from to a.m. and Fernie City Hall Monday from 1 to 3 p m Tuesday, Mr. LaPlace will be available at the Cranbrook Federal Building between 9 a.m. and p.m. He will also visit the Kimberley Union Hall Wednesday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m and the Creston Federal Agriculture Building Thurs- day from a.m. to 3 p.m. Mr. LaPlace will assist in the filing of applications for the programs. Church tea Wednesday GRANUM (HNS) The Presbyterian Ladies' Aid will hold a strawberry shortcake tea from 2.30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Jumbo Valley Church in commemoration of the 50th anniversary. Mrs. J. Mackintosh will be hostess for the November meeting. Sunday school to start SPRING COULEE (HNS) Sunday school will start at 11 a.m. Sunday in the United Church. Volunteer women will clean the hall at 1 p.m. Friday. Outdoor rink planned SPARWOOD (HNS) The Regional District of East FREE ESTIMATES On All Wiring Requirement! CHINOOK ELECTRIC Phone 329-4422 Kcotenay has given its sup- port to a request by the Wardner and District Recrea- tion Association to the provin- cial community recreation fund for a grant to build an outdoor skating rink. The recreation association hopes to build an 80 by 150-foot rink for about The LethbruUjc Herald BARNWELL MRS. WALTER ORlQOR .............................223-8121 BLACKIE MRS. JIM MONTGOMERY ...........................684-3310 BOW ISLAND MRS. D. ROBERTSON ...............................545-2112 MRS. ALICE SCHAUFELE (SP) ......................545-2127 BARONS NORMA MYSON ....................................757-3150 CARDSTON MRS. NORMA HULL.................................853-2054 CARMANQAY MRS. A. T. Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising quarter section on which the bait is to be located. "The board must have good reason to believe that the bait to be set out will be effective in preventing losses of sheep by coyotes. "A review of management practice of the applicant will be considered to determine what changes in management policies might better solve the individual coyote problem." Interviewed by The Herald in the wake of the MD's move, Mr. Russell said: "I think it's a backward step to use the stuff at all. It's not selective. It kills dogs, kills everything, even birds. The people who use it say it only kills canines. This is not true, it kills everything." Mr. Russell says there has been very little research on the poison and it's a "bad deal all around. It's a wasteful thing that has side effects. It's very unreliable." Two years ago, Mr. Russell and an associate placed some dead coyotes on the steps of the MD Building here to draw public attention to the use of the 1080 bait. Charges were laid but later withdrawn. "We objected to the fact we were getting poison spread on land where poison was not he said, in recalling the event of May 1971. Mr. Russell says relaxing of the regulations "was done against the wishes of the people." He said the county tried to get this measure through at the last annual meeting but failed. Early Dutch immigrants counted on ambassador By MARIE SORGARD Herald News Service IRON SPRINGS Bernard Nieboer is a tireless com- munity worker whose name is synonymous with the history of the Dutch in southern Alberta. He came to this country with his parents in 1926 and to the Iron Springs area in 1927. Eventually he, as his father before him, became involved in a farming program. In 1947 a representative of the Dutch Embassy in Ottawa visited Mr. Nieboer and asked him to act as immigration fieldman for the hundreds of Dutch families wishing to im- migrate to this country. Hav- ing received all his education in Europe, Mr. Nieboer faced no language problems. But he was reluctant to take on the enormous task. However, after much persuasion by Rev. Peter Hoekstra, a Chris- tian Reformed minister, he finally accepted the position. In the next 12 years he was instrumental in bringing some people from Holland to Canada. The first six years were the most hectic. He was away from home and his wife and four children much of the time. As the Dutch im- migrants arrived, they had to be placed on farms. Some were transferred to trades, and others needed help to purchase things such as a small farm, a cow. or a car. Winter employment was a necessity for the head of many of these families, and they were placed in construction camps, railroad jobs, or lumber camps. The Holland American Steamship Lines, the CPR and the CNR provided Mr. Nieboer with a pass which facilitated travel In 1951 and 1953 he went overseas to recruit immigrants. There were many people who wanted to immigrate but could not because of health problems, age, and unsuitable occupations. Mr. Nieboer's 12 years in immigration work provided him with a wealth of ex- perience. In the initial stage he became a consultant for the new settlers and at Ed's Service, a garage in Iron Springs, an old fashioned cap- tain's chair had the title "Dutch Ambassador" painted on it and was reserved for Mr. Nieboer. His job completed, he decid- ed to see what went on in the other end of the world and in 1961, along with Harry Watson and Joe Juris of Picture Butte, went to Japan. They spent two months there following the daily routine of a typical Japanese family. Their diet of fish, bamboo shoots, and rice proved to be a very effective method of weight reduction. Although he has retired from farming, Mr. Nieboer still leads a very active life. Last spring he was out recruiting again, this time in Saskatchewan for Indian labor for the southern Alberta sugar beet industry. He has been president of the Lethbndge Northern Sugar Beet Growers Association since 1967. Ambassador Bernard Nieborer of Iron Springs is known as the "Dutch ambassador" for his work in aiding Dutch immigrants. SILVERWOOD DAIRIES We invite you to ship your Churning Cream to Silverwood Dairies, Lethbridge. SPECIAL PRICE 74 Ib. BUTTERFAT Crews remove silt Clean reservoir means more water BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) This town will be assured of 50 per cent more water in its reservoir now that huge amounts of silt and gravel, accumulated over the years, have been removed. Works superintendant John Gibos and his town crew were commended by council for the efficient job they completed in cleaning the reservoir of thousands of tons of sand. In doing the job they did not in- terrupt the local water con- sumer service. Mayor Ernie Fantin reported on the recent Alberta Urban Municipalities conven- tion he attended, advising that two Blairmore resolutions were adopted at the conven- tion. The resolutions included need for financial assistance to meet high police costs and the need for assistance in locating and maintaining nuisance grounds. A meeting will be held in the near future between members of the council and represen- tatives of the Alberta Housing Corporation to decide in what manner the AHC could assist in the development of new subdivisions. Revamping the updating the street-lighting system in west Blairmore will be the business of a meeting between Blair- more council and Calgary Power to be held soon. 2 injured in accidents at motorcycle races MILK RIVER (HNS) Two Raymond residents are in hospital after being serious- ly injured in two separate ac- cidents at privately-organized motorcycle races here recently David Lloyd, 17, is in a Calgary hospital with serious head injuries. Lloyd was rac- ing when he apparently drove over a bank at about 60 miles an hour. Renns Visser, 40, a spec- tator at the races, is in the Raymond hospital with back and chest injuries caused when he was struck by a motorcycle. A Lethbridge motorcyclist who participated in the races said about 100 bikes took part. RCMP said the races, held on private property, were not under their jurisdiction. They had no details on the ac- cidents. Silt damage Town foreman John Gibos looks over a sect- ion of the Blairmore town dam almost half filled with thousands of tons of fine silt, sand and gravel that has washed down York Creek. The silt accumula- tion varies in depths up to ten feet. Bill Nicefore and Ed Tscher hold up a few of the trout that drowned in mud that was flushed through the dam. GRADUATES KEN CflOWTWONG) Graduated from the University of Alberta, Edmonton in Medi- cine He obtained a First Class Standing and also won the Dr E L Pope Award in Internal Medicine Ken attended Hamilton Junior High and the LCI in Lethbridge and is now interning at the Misencordia Hospital in Edmonton DISTILLED, MATURED AND BOTTLED UNDER CANADIAN GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION The right rye at the right price. Right now. Right here in Alberta. ;