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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta TuMday, October 15, 1974 THE HERALD 15 Crane places bridge A crane puts sections of a 17-ton railway bridge deck in place on pilings over Lyons Creek in the eastern section of Blairmore. It will support mainline CP Rail tracks. The bridge replacement was necessary to accommodate heavier trains. VERNDECOUX photo Council drops program BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Town council has dropped any attempt to make the Local Incentive Program work here. Suitable LIP projects are impossible to find, said one councillor. Council decided the STEP program is "more produc- tive" and students can be found for the summer jobs. Council's consensus was that "there is nobody out of work" in the Crowsnest Pass. "Those that are don't want to said one councillor. Council decided to write to the department of the en- vironment to request informa- tion on any plans the depart- ment has for a sanitary land- fill site in the Allison Creek area northwest of Coleman. Council has heard rumors but has received no official notification that its dump here must be closed by Tuesday. Council is studying tenders from three firms, Race Ren- tals, BOS Excavating and Al Baird Mobile Homes, for the lease and development of eight mobile homes lots in the northeast area of town, Gordon Reid of Bellevue was authorized to open a restaurant in the former Grant Hall Pharmacy Building on main street here. Coun Sam Goodman an- nounced that Allen Wilcke of Edmonton has been named director of the local Preven- tive Social Services organization. Seven of 25 applicants were interviewed. He will arrive Nov. 4. An emergency telephone and public address system will be used to contact doctors or police at the local arena in the future In other council business it was reported that the new two year old roof on the arena is leaking; the town may goon a computer system of bookkeeping; and a public works employee is to be train- ed to operate the street cleaner so that streets can be swept regularly. Old pipe maintained near Brooks BROOKS (Special) The Eastern Irrigation District is faced with maintaining the two mile long Brooks aqueduct for three years and has begun a repair program. This jnust be done even though the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) will replace the aqueduct in five stages over the next two years R. T. White, general manager of the EID, says the present aqueduct is to remain in use for one year after com- pletion of its replacement as an insurance factor. Therefore the EID has engaged a contractor to "gun- nite" (concrete gun application) 20 80-foot sec- tions of the aqueduct. The work was scheduled to start Tuesday, Oct. 15. The repair program will be done in three stages one this fall, one next spring and the third in the fall of 1975. Old concrete from the in- side of the .bowl will be sandblasted away. Then about one-inch of new concrete will be applied. This minimum thickness will last three years. It is being done at the expense of the Around 1920. only a few years after completion of the aqueduct, the concrete in .the bowl started to erode as a result of inconsistencies in the cement used. The CPR, owner of the irrigation system then, poured a new liner. It was three inches thick. It has lasted 54 years. However, the old aqueduct will eventually be demolished. _ It is too expensive to maintain as a complete unit. "We may keep two 80-foot sections as a monument to the says the EID manager. In examining and testing the old aqueduct, PFRA engineers performed much deep coring and drilling and found footings under the structure in many cases were resting on unstable materials. Some were even resting on quicksand. "One would have expected the aqueduct to have moved or failed-but there has been no deflection noted at said Mr White. "They did a real good job 60 years ago." Mr. White said there will be five stages in the two-year replacement program: These are: earth work at the outlet; siphon under the railway tracks; aqueduct replacement; inlet earth work; structure at the west end for three uses, headgate for the One Tree Canal, silt trap and spillway into the aqueduct entrance. Dual-purpose breed goes to bull station A Lethbridge artificial insemination bull stud station is the first in North America to receive Meuse Rhine Issel animals, the newest exotic breed to come to this con- tinent. The two bulls, one owned by Coulee Cattle Co. of Coaldale and the other by John Bniinsma of Lethbridge, are the mainstay of the cattle in- dustry in Holland. They are located at Southern Breeders (1974) Ltd. and will be put into semen production in January. These animals were im- ported to Canada via England. They were shipped from England to a quarantine sta- Wrtl trained opvntora for nyo< hooCf trwidMCf pipe tayora PRAIRIE DITCHING COMPANY PhOfw327-t2M lion in Glasgow, Scotland, after a stay of 30 days. They arrived at the Edmonton International Airport for another 30 day quarantine period before being released to the Canadian owners. The animals are only the se- cond and third bulls of the breed to enter this country. Considered a dual purpose animal which can produce both meat and milk, the breed makes up about one third of the Dutch cattle population. Mature cows weight about pounds with bulls more than pounds. The Canada department of agriculture has released nine permits to import the breed in OFFERS WIDE TRAVEL The Yukon River offers the canoeist more than 600 miles of historic wilderness river travel. IKHIWMCf OUR-MGH STEED, ftOU (CD IS AT TOUR SERVICE III UTHIKIPCt The Herald District South In short Legion donates BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Royal Canadian Legion here has donated 1100 to the Crowsnest Consolidated High School concert band to aid the organization with financing the current trip to Expo at Spokane, Wash. Pincher recreation chief quits PINCHER CREEK (Special) Town council has accepted the resignation, effective Nov. 3, of recreation director Hugh Waddle. He has accepted a position at Stettler with the department of culture, youth and recreation. Tom Beatty has been .named supervisor of the town crew that is building an addition to the Memorial Community Centre Arena. Council approved a monthly salary of and ex- penses of Council introduced a borrowing bylaw to authorize a 658 debenture to finance the arena renovations. A senior citizens' drop in centre will be located in the arena addition. Rodeo cancelled at Raymond RAYMOND (Special) The Raymond and District Agricultural Society will not hold a rodeo in the local ice arena this fall. At a recent meeting it was disclosed a lack of seating facilities has forced cancellation of rodeo plans. Bert Hall has been elected president of the society. Dick Kinsey is past president. Other officers: Alan Heggie, first vice president; Routine Lloyd, second vice president. Advocate's assistant named BROOKS (Special) William C. Nicol of Brooks has been named to assist Farmers' Advocate Helmut Entrap at Edmon- ton. Mr. jNficol will help Mr. Entrap deal with problems and com- plaints that arise through the actions of parties other than the government and its agencies. Mr. Nicol was raised on a farm near Kipp. He attended elementary and high school at Coalhurst. He graduated from Olds Agriculture College In 1962. After fanning for 10 years he joined Co-op Insurance Services here. From 1970 to 1972 he was a director of the Canadian Federa- tion of Agriculture and chairman of Unifarm's farm machinery committee which helped draft the Alberta Farm Implement Act, Band plays at Expo '74 More than 400 Crowsnest Consolidated High School students made, the trip to Spokane and performed at Expo '74. They were under the baton of Arland Mangold in afternoon and evening concerts at Expo Wednesday. Family stories requested IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Jack Hunt of Lethbridge, presi- dent of the Coyote Historical Society, says if the local history book project is to succeed, local people must submit their fami- ly stories. These stories are needed immediately, he says. Mrs. H. B. Haney, Mrs. Everett Sorgard and Cyril Noble, all members of the co ordinating committee, will help people with their family stories if requested to do so. The society is now soliciting funds to help finance publica- tion of the book. New dam contemplated PINCHER CREEK (Special) Environment Minister Bill Yurko has informed town council the provincial government will pay for'an engineer's evaluation of a proposal to improve the town water system by locating a new dam on Pincher Creek west of town. Underwood, McLellan and Associates Ltd. will do the study, a revision of a study made about 10 years ago by the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act engineers. Firm fined for operating BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Timberline Ranch Ltd. of Frank, a sawmill firm, was fined and court costs this week on conviction by Provincial Judge F. S. Radford of a charge of operating a business without a licence. The charge was laid by the department of the environment under the provisions of the Alberta Clean Air Act Administrative assistant named CRANBROOK (HNS) Hazel Garda has been named ad- ministrative assistant of City Administrator Bland Hoover and City Clerk Robert W. Watson. She is the former Hazel Lye and was reared at Wydiffe. She worked at Toronto and Vancouver until she moved to Cranbrook. Building permits down greatly TABER (BINS) Building permits for six residences issued by the town office during September accounted for 750 of the month's total of Permits issued doling the same month last year totalled for a nine month accumulation of Other construction last month included a service station and garage at 5590 48th Aw. for Triad Service, and a new church building fof Jehovah's Witnesses at 51st St Present totals for 1974 at included 39 residences at commercial construction institutional construction and minor industrial development at All in the bin Fall weather allows Phil Wallman to make the last round of his field near Picture Butte. Pincher RCMF fields 95 complaints PINCHER CREEK (HNS) RCMP here handled 95 complaints in town during September and drove 400 miles to investigate, among other things, 27 cases that led to charges under the provincial highway traf- fic act. There were two charges under the Criminal Code, three impaired driving charges and one case under the food and drug act. Both Criminal Code charges involved per- sons breaking into and entering dwellings. The two accused persons have not yet appeared in court Thirty-two charges were laid under the li- quor control act. Fifteen people were arrested for being intox- icated in a public place. The South outdoors Trophy lakes restricted Seven of Alberta's many lakes have been designated by the provincial government as trophy lakes, and special sport fishing regulations apply to anglers testing their skills in these waters. is not per- mitted on the trophy lakes, and the use or possession of a gaff is prohibited. In addition, there are special restrictions on daily and possession catch limits on the trophy lakes. At God's Lake, approx- imately halfway between Peace River and Fort McMurray, the daily limit is two pike and six walleye. May Fernie firm applies to fly choppers FERNIE (Special) Elk Valley Air Service Ltd. of Fer- nie has applied to the Canada Transport Commission at Ot- tawa for a licence to operate a class four rotary wing (helicopter) service. Lake and Seibert Lake, both between Lac La Biche and the Saskatchewan border, also have a daily limit of two pike with limits on walleye of six and eight respectively Andrew Lake, in the ex- treme northeast corner of the province, features a daily limit of five pike and five walleye, as does Gardiner Lake, north of Fort McMurray Five pike and three Lake trout is the daily catch limit for Namur Lake, which is just to the southwest of Gardiner Lake. And, finally, fishermen may take 10 pike and walleye together, although no more than five shall be pike at Winefred Lake, which is located northeast of Lac La Biche near the Saskatchewan border. The possession limit on all of the trophy lakes is one daily catch limit Crowsnest Pass Bureau NOW ON THE AIR FARM NEWS 1230p.m., p.m. and p.m. wfthVERNKOOP Fawn Director Attention! FARMERS AND RANCHERS WE HAVE MATERIAL IN STOCK SUITABLE FOR CORRALS AND FARM BUILDINGS 2nd CUT SLABS 2x8 FIR VHIHw WiWRpf INN Iw '79 1x10ROUGH BOARDS 1st Graft Spraci 16 ft. (nftfc. Ita. ft. 17 2x10 FIR Dressit LMVJlR Gnif ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. Your Pioneer Lumber Dealer Since 1925 Cor. 2 and 13 St S., 32S-3301 ;