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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Tuesday, October 30, 1973 The fish lady of Cameron Bay CAMERON BAY, most resorts on Great Bear Lake come and go like the lake's frequent squalls. Branson's Lodge has weathered 10 years and looks forward to more. The reason for the success of the million fishing lodge 50 miles from the Arctic Circle is an un- usual woman who has held three world fishing records Jeanne Branson. "I can't tolerate inef- ficiency at any says Mrs. Branson. "When I want something done I want it done now and I want it done well." Her firmness probably accounts for the migrancy of many of the lodge's 50 employees, who shuffle in and out on once a week flights from Edmonton. But this doesn't bother the boss a bit. "If they can't hack it un- der my rules, they she said. Mrs. Branson allows her guides, for example, three beers a day after they have returned home with a fishing party. "If you give my boys one drink you'll be in deep trouble and I'll run the guide right off the she said. Few accept her challenge. Discipline in the strictest form is required to survive in the North and Mrs. Branson has lived in the Northwest Territories for 25 years. Now in her 50s, she has been involved with the out- doors since her father packed his family of nine onto a boat in Belgium and took them to a ranch in southern Alberta. The North began to interest Jeanne when the family moved to Edmonton, where she trained huskies for use in the Arctic. "Where GOOD SERVICE Is AUTOMATIC' AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Phoni 327-0910 1520 3rd AM S. Guaranteed Servicing Rebuilding and Exchange BILL GREIG DAIRY DISPERSION Perlich Bros. Auction Pavilion, Lethbridge Tues., Nov. 70 Holsteins Top quality Holstein Cows, Majority are 3 to 6 years old, in various stages of milk production Springing Heifers Due soon after sale date Open Heifers Breeding age Heifer calves NOTE Whether you require quality replace- ments in your dairy herd or a good quality family cow. Make definite plans to attend this dispersion at p.m., Tues., Nov. 6. Bill Greg, Phone 486-5542, Nanton PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Located in the Hub of Southern Alberta Livestock Industry 3 miles East of Lethbridge on Highway 3 and 'A mile South Phone 328-3951, Box 1057, Lethbridge BOB BALOG, AUCTIONEER COWS BRED EXOTIC SALE MONDAY, NOV. 5. 1 p.m. Expecting 700 Head Pregnancy Tested With Al Slips 130 Bred to Maine Anjou, some with calves at foot 100 Bred to Simmental 100 Bred to Chianina 75 Bred to Normandy 75 Bred to Pinzgauer 100 Bred to Tarentaise 70 Bred to Blonde D'A 25 Bred to Gelbvieh 20 Hereford bred to Maine Anjou Sale Conducted By PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Located in the Hub Of Southern Alberta's Livestock Industry 3 miles Eest ol Lethbridge on Highway 3 and 'A South Phone 328-3951, Box 1057, Lethbridge AnctiOMtr BokBilH Pwlicft Jeanne Branson lodge boss "I started to come up here she said, "and I finally decided to try my luck in an area where few white women had survived more than a .cup of coffee. "I landed in Cameron Bay some time after the war and I couldn't believe it. Here was a settlement, probably originated sometime in the 1880s, which appeared the perfect place to live, yet was deserted. All I saw were mining claims on every tree and every post. "When I came, the In- dians had torn down all but three buildings for firewood. The only buildings they left standing were the RCMP head- quarters and two Hudson's Bay trading posts." It was here, on the eastern coast of Great Bear Lake, that the Bran- sons decided to build their lodge. "I had always told myself there must be someplace, somewhere in the world where the fish bite every day, and I found it." Mrs. Branson briefly held the world record for lake trout and currently holds the records for Arc- tic char and Arctic grayling. Southern Alberta "Quality in Quantity" SIMMENTAL SALE MONDAY, NOV. 12 1p.m. 118 OF THE BEST Simmental Heifers by SBL Sires and Bred to SBL Sires Simmental Heifer Calves SPECIAL 90 Bred Simmentals INCLUDING: 70 Heifers Sired by Baron 20 Heifers Sired by Lohner All pregnancy Examined Safe in Calf to BEAT since May and June This is an outstanding herd of Simmentals with lots of size and quality. Consigned by Big Sky Land and Cattle Ltd. of Lethbridge. Sale Conducted By PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Located in the Hub of Southern Alberta's Livestock Industry 3 East of Lethbridge on Highway 3 and 'A mile South Phone 328-3951 Box 1057, Lethbridge WPP TmtPirtiek ffPA aBUfe Mil CUHOUGTEU BT SPECIAL 150 BRED GILTS PERLICH BROS TUESDAY, NOV. 6th at p.m. These are one-owner gilts, representing purebred York, Landrace, 2 way and 3 way crosses, all bred to pure- bred Duroc Boars., AUCTION MARKET LTD. Located in the hub of Southern Alberta's live- stock industry, 3 miles east of Lethbrldgo on Highway 3 and mile south. Phone 328-3951 Box 1057 LETHBRIDGE ;