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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Opens first vegetable, flower greenhouse Wednesday, October 17, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 California man finds home in Peace River PEACE RIVER A transplanted Californian who has found his niche in the Peace River country says it is the best place in the world to live if you don't try to fight it. Enroute to Alaska to find his second fortune after mak- ing one and losing it in Califor- nia, Ed Snider ran into friends in Calgary who talked him into working the Peace River district as an insurance ad- juster. Four years later, owning the insurance adjusting business, Ed opened the first vegetable and flower greenhouse in the district, locating in Grimshaw about 15 miles west of Peace River All he talks about these days is the potential of the greenhouse industry in the north. It could sound like a whim until one sees tomato plants eight feet tall growing in stately rows under square feet of glass And the business is going to grow. The excitement and confidence in Ed's voice assures that this will happen although it is helped by a growing market area throughout the north, in- cluding the nearly half-million residents in Edmonton. From the business world of insurance, construction and kindergartens, Ed has turned his hobby of growing things in a greenhouse into his "thing." It all started in 1972 when Ed convinced the Alberta Department of Agriculture that vegetables and flowers could be grown in the Peace River district, 200 air miles north of Edmonton. "A pilot project is what did says Ed "When the government officials saw my project they knew I was serious and then they loaned me the money to build my greenhouse "Now I have the beginning of a major installation." The plans for the spring of 1974 are to tie the production within the greenhouse in with a market gardening project, says Ed. "I have developed produc- tion techniques to co-ordinate the he says "And this development is going to ex- tend the growing season more than 30 days." Using the greenhouses to start the plants will allow him to put the plants into fields at a more advanced growth stage than field seeding. This will allow him to extend the harvest period over a longer time and keep fresh produce Taber census expected to show people on the market at a steady rate rather than causing an oversupply situation and lower prices. He has bought the old Grimshaw dairy to use as cold storage and packing which will help to extend even further the marketing period for his produce "The longer marketing period and vegetable storage facility will allow me to wait for higher prices and it will give the consumer a continui- ty of says Ed "I'll be able to market 45- day tomatoes in 30 days He'll also grow carrots, rutabagas and dahlia flowers Flowers will be grown year round along with bedding plants Cucumbers will be a spring crop and lettuce will be tried this winter Ed says his invest- ment should reach million within three years "Within five years, there will be a major cannery operating in the Peace River he says. I TABER (HNS) Taber's population growth over the past 23 months is being deter- mined by a count of the town's residents now underway by the local Lady Lions Club The town is being covered by 15 teams of canvassers, and the head count is expected to be completed by the end of October The Dominion Census taken in June, 1971 placed the town's population at No popula- tion count has been taken since that time. Officials estimate the current population of residents at well over the 000 mark considering the re- cent surge in residential building construction with more than 100 houses under construction during the past two years NUTS TO YOU This Coupon is Worth OFF On lb. of CASHEWS, HOLIDAY MIX, OR PISTACHIOS at Rich's Hut Hut College Shopping Mall Offer Expires October 31st, 1973 School enrolment drops in Willow Creek district CLARESHOLM (HNS) Total enrolment of students and pupils in the schools of the Willow Creek School Division is down 33 from last year, the Board was told at their regular monthly meeting recently This year's total is compared to last year's The total includes 345 Indians The largest enrolment 179) enrolment is in Fort Macleod. The enrolment in the other schools follows Nanton, 392, Stavely, 164, Granum, 128, Claresholm, 971, and the Huttente colonies 104 pupils. There are 374 students attending the Composite high school in Claresholm The Provincial School Foun- dation program provides towards school costs and is received through School Grants Act for specific uses such as oppor- tunity rooms, vocational facilities and French instruc- tion Supplementary re- quisitions from the local municipalities brings in 333 Old Fashioned Days SPECIALS! 79C 89< 3.99' 3.99' 3. 99< Old Fashioned Peanut Butter 1 lb Old Fashioned Candies 2 boxes Sardines (In various sauces) Chocolate Bars imported Dutch Cookies Including Coffeenoir Cheddar Cheese Glenwood GOURMET INTERNATIONAL DELICATESSEN College Mall Phone 327-6100 Featuring the best selections of Imported Foods in Southern Alberta LOOK... at the Good Old Fashion Bargains! Our 'Manager's Clearance Sale' is now in full swing. MEN'S SHOES Regular to 25.00 a pair Now only.......... SHOES Regular to 15 98 a pair Now onlv Asssbrtment of Handbags 9.77 5.77 Z0% Off pair oair Boys' and Misses' Shoes Drastically Reduced We also have a good selection of Winter Footwear for the Entire Family College Mall Phone 328-7334 SAUE iNDS act; A Haircut? or a Whole New We'll give you what you want at ENSO'S Barber Style Centre Now open inside the Mall Across from L Mart 'SHAMPOOING WAVING 'CONDITIONING PRODUCTS Enso invites his old customers and new, to drop in and say Hello in his new location. OPERATED -X- s CL08S-UP TOOTHPASTE College Mall SHMiroO 1.47 24 SUPERSAVER SUPERSAVER 1.87 TEK TOOTHBRUSH _e SU. SUPERS A 1 2 PRICE SALE ON CHRISTMAS CARDS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Men's Dress Shoes 3 popular young men styles regularly priced at 24.00 and 25.00 shop early for these 19 .98 Teen Casuals Choose from black, brown or navy it's a favorite with the gals for fall 73. Regular Price 12.98 9 .98 Broken Sizes Assorted styles and sizes in warm winter- proof boots. Mens, women's and childrens in the group. All at 50% Off THE SHOE MAN COLLEGE MALL is a family affair That's why Siffari created an exquisite collection of Family Rings. They'ue been designed to let you express your deepest feelings those special people on special occasions. The Siffari Family Ring is the ideal gift for Mother or Grandmother luho treasures memories of child ren and grandchildren. She can't be iwith them all the time, but you can gioe a beautiful ring loith the birthstone of each child that will be a constant re- minder. see them at... GIFTS DIAMONDS REPAIRS COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-9736 Featuring October 18th 19th and 20th 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive LETHBRIDGE DR. FRANKLIN'S MEDICINE SHOW in the centre pi the Mall Entertainment Banjo and Piano Players Prizes-Prizes-Prizes Flap Jack Flippin' Contest Boat the C.J.O.C. Radio Old Timers Fantastic Savings being offered throughout the Mall Don't miss the Original Old Fashion Days at COLLEGE ;