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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, SepUmber 4, 1970 Concern Of Public Not Enough Economic Key To Pollution Control By JIM WILSON Itcralil Slaff Writer The public can become as concerned as it likes about the harmful effects of pollution on human life, but until the eco- nomic leaders including cham- bers ot commerce become con- cerned, nothing done about pol- lution will really succeed. This was one reaction Wed- nesday evening to addresses by Dr. John Allen, of the Leth- bridge Research Station, and Envin Adderfey, director of the Oldman River Regional Plan- ning Commission at the prelim- inary meeting for Oct. 14 Sur- vival Day activities here. Dr. Allen showed a number of slides of waterways in Can- ada and the U.S., illustrating problems caused by rapid pro- liferation of aquatic plants. Wascana Lake, for example, in Regina, had such a thick cover of weed growth resulting from pollution of the lake by nutrient phosphates, that ducks walked on the water they could not swim. Henderson Lake in Lethbridge was thick with weeds a few years ago, but with controlled use of herbicides the weeds were killed. And irrigation canals near Taber, Dr. Allen said, have a waterflow capacity of 325 to 250 cubic feet per second; in 1967 the weeds were so thick that How dropped to only 50 feet per second. Some farms were entirely without water for several days. Dr. Allen said the problem may or may not be increasing with today's widespread use of fertilizers and stream pollutants no records were kept until recent years. That a problem exists, how- ever is obvious, he said, but it can be licked relatively easily. THREE-WAY ATTACK He recommended a three- pronged attack on aquatic weeds, which do tremendous damage in terms of lessened irrigation water, killing fish, smelling and upsetting water- fowl habitats. A combination of mechanical, chemical and biological meth- ods, he said, could control weeds so that retreatment would be necessary only every four years. Mechanical control would in- volve cutting weeds'from lakes with floating combines that would clip them afinit four feet below the surface; next would come controlled use of herbi- cides to selectively kill the most harmful weeds; finally would come introduction of spe- cies of scavenging snails and fish to finish the job. The mechanical and biological ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Denial Mechanic Metropolitan Bids. 328-4095 methods would have benefits: the harvested could be dried and us cattle food or garden mulch; Roumania is harvesting weeds in a river delta as a turning them into and paper products. Biological agents elude catfish a delicacy fish uncommon in Canada. "We know enough or we special control the Dr. Allen" said. "But when of a favorable environment for a pleasant cd weeds, the water said. hold all the beer cans added that all solutions_to bottles and concrete obviously massive pollution op other refuse that would be costly: free- thrown will be restricted for Adderley said motor boats may have uld groups must start be banned, or use of cars cy fish some telling questions about what they were really Money will have to be raised we talking about from the public in the end or we 6 of the existing environment, or do we mean to provide more recreation facilities to spread Jeisured peo- Data From Fallout Survey Being Tabulated., Compiled Tile survey portion of a fall- out shelter pilot project in Leth- bridge has been completed and data is now being tabulated and compiled, Bill Falconer, the city's emergency measures co- ordinator said Monday. Results of the survey will be incorporated into a shelter plan for the province and will likely be kept confidential, he said. The first steps in protecting Alberta residents from radio- active fallout from a nuclear at- tack were taken in 1962 when the provincial department of public works carried out a sur- vey of provincially-owned build- ings. In 1964 Alberta was chosen by the federal department of public works for a pilot shelter survey. An up-dating survey formed the was done in 1963. These surveys basis for this summer's pro- ject in Lethbridge, which was begun in May. The federal department of public works undertook at that time to assess the protection factors of about 20 new build- New Store To Have All Operations The neW Simpsons-Sears store in the Centre Village Mall will contain all the ser- vices provided loc-illy by the firm. A spokesman for Simpsons- Sears says the downtown order office at 4th Ave. S. and 8th St. will be closed out and the firm's operation will be con- solidated in the new store. It is not known at this time what company will occupy the premises once Simpsons-Sears moves out if its present loca- tion. The Centre Village Mall is scheduled to open early in Oc- tober. THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY .SENATE SUBMISSIONS The Senate of the University of Calgary will hold its regulaf aufumn meeting on September 29, 1970. It is the duly of the Senate to en- quire into any matter that might tend to en- hance the usefulness of the University. Individuals or groups are invited to make written submissions to the senate for consid- eration at its autumn meeting. These will then be studied by appropriate Senafe commitlesi prior to the meeting. Persons may appear be- .fore the Senate in support of their submissions, or attend as spectators. Direct all correspondence not later than September 11, to: Dr. J. E. Lloyd, Box 220, Claresholm, Alberta. ings constructed since 1968.' In i tain information on the actual shelter capacity of the buildings order to be usable as shelters, buildings should have a pro- tection factor of 20. A person in such a building would re- ceive only one-twentieth of the outside radiation. Also a part of this year's pro- ject was a survey by a team from the Alberta Emergency Measures Organization to ob- Safety Stressed On Holiday The Alberta' Motor Associa- tion is again looking to the safety of the motoring public during the Labor Day holiday with its "Bring em Back Alive" campaign. The campaign will begin at 6 p.m. today and will consist of reports to the general public on road and weather condi- tions, availability of accom- modations and safety hints. Last year on Labor Day weekend in the province, there were seven fatal accidents re- sulting in nine deaths and 145 injury causing accidents. An official of the AMA said today, "It is hoped that Al- bertans will take advantage of the last long weekend of the busy summer but while on the highways, use extreme cour- tesy and caution. "Remember the majority of the accidents on highways hap- pen within a 25-mile radius of home. South Students Oregon Grads Several south Alberta resi- dents, including three Leth- bridge students, have earned various degrees at the Unirars- ity of Oregon. From the city, John L. Mc- Alister received a Master of Business Administration de- gree, Jeanne A. Paskuski an M.Ed degree and Edmond G. Henderson a Master of Educa- tion Administration degree. Other south Alberta residents to graduate include; Allen F. Ernes, Pincher Creek, Masters Bus. Admin.; Richard Buis, Foremost, Bachelor of Bus. Admin.; John A. Herman, Milk River, M.Ed.; and Clarence K. Taber, M.Sc. ASHPHALT PAVING TOLLESTRUP involved. The department of public works data shows only the floor area; it was the responsibility of the EMO team to inspect the buildings to find out how much actual space was avail- able for shelter use and to as- sess its suitability. D. C. M. McDonell, radiolo- gical defence officer for Alber- ta EMO, in reviewing some of the problems encountered in the survey, said some of the base- ments of commercial buildings were filled with merchandise which would require from 24 to 48 hours to remove. Other problems included lack of space in apartment block basements because of built-in lockers, offensive odors in buildings such abbatoirs and a general lack of sanitation fa- cilities. Mr. Falconer said one func- tion of the Lethbridge pilot pro- ject was to establish the time and costs involved in making this type of survey. pie more thinly; money will also have to be spent to clean things up and keep tliem clean. And, he said, if nothing is done, the apathetic situation will cost human lives. In southern Alberta he called for a comprehensive planned water management program to keep streamflow at reasonable levels and be certain all resi- dents can use the water for their own purposes, instead of the current program being de- signed almost solely around agricultural uses. He said suffi- cient water and mechanical sys- tems exist to accomplish this, goal. A further problem is to con- sider the whole river system (which the ORRPC is responsi- ble for) and not just the part of the Oldman near Lethbridge. Ranches in the Oldman and other rivers' headwaters, he said, put their corrals only a few feet from the river, for Widening 13th Street Under Way The widening of 13th St. N. between the subway and 2nd A Ave. N. is underway and is expected to be in full swing next week. Crews are installing new side- walks, narrower than the' old ones and set back seven feet. The result will add 13 feet to the width of the road, allowing for easier access to the Centre Village Mall which is scheduled to open early next month. The city is also continuing with plans to widen the other (east) side of the street by 5% feet, although this will likely not be part of this year's works program. Unsettled Weather Fare For Holiday This Labor Day holiday will be one for the venturesome traveller weather wise, with generally unsettled conditions expected for the majority of the weekend. The conditions will exist through Saturday evening as a cold front in a north-south line moves east across our forecast area. This front movement will give rise to unstable conditions resulting in showers or occa- sional light rain. From Sunday through the re- mainder of the holiday Mon- day, the weather picture will Garden Cost Qty The cheque recently presented to Hie city by the Lethbridge and District Jap- anese Garden Society will be added to the city's general rev- enue for the year. ITie money, representing the society's surplus for the year, will help balance estimated maintenance costs to the city of Of the amount, or 58 per cent of the budget had been expended at the end of July. In addition, the city had spent on capital expendi- tures for minor repair work. All told, it has cost the city about so far this year for the Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden. likely clear as a ridge of high pressure from the Pacific area builds inland. The high for today through Saturday will be in the 70-75 degree range with the lows expected in the 50s. Tte temperatures for the rest of the holiday weekend af- ter Saturday are expected to be near the long-time averages with the highs in the 70s and the lows in the 50s. A .weather station official stated today cooler tempera- tures will help the forest fire situation but the moisture will generally be of a .small amount. convenience to water. The re- sult is massive amovnts of sew- age flowing into the water which for instance Lethbridge must purify out tefore it can be drank. "And what about people in Medicine Hat who are drinking the effluent from Taber because Taber has insufficient sewage treatment Gooder Residence Start Soon A building permit has been taken out and construction is expected to start early next week on a new residence for ujs Dorothy Gooder School. A federal loan was announced Aug. 27 to cover all but five per cent of the cost of the residence, which will house eight students and two house- parents. The home will augment facili- ties at Oliver House, at 1401 18th St. N., and will be built adjacent to it. Glen Little Construction Ltd. of Lethbridge, which is building the residence, also plans to start next week on renovations to the engineering department at city hall. Conciliation Report Expected A report is expected from Board of Industrial Relations conciliator J. B. Adams follow- ing talks held Thursday in Lethbridge between the Leth- bridge Police Association and the board of the Lethbridge Po- lice Commission. A wage settlement for the 51 association members would be forthcoming if' the report is acceptable to both parties. The policeman are the only city employees without a 1970 wage agreement. No date has been forecast for the report to be made. Jail Term For Fraud A Pincher Creek man, Marion R. Alfred, pleaded guilty in magistrate's court in Leth- bridge Thursday to three charges of fraud and was sen- tenced to four months in jail. Allred claimed he had a drinking problem and Magis- trate Lloyd Hudson recommen- ded the sentence be served in Belmont, an institution for al- coholics near Edmonton. FRUIT FOR SALE Save Money On Fruit! BARTIETT PEARS, PLUMS, PRUNES, EARIY RED APPLES in Crailon Volley Orchards From Aug. 28th on. Follow Highway 3 Read construction completed Mclntosh Apples ready obout Sept. 12ih ANNOUNCING CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP A-l STAR TAXI it now owned and operated by PERCY J. WEIGHILL with 14 years taxi experlenca Corner of 5th and 7th Sf. S. Phone 327-4457 or 58 24-HOUR SERVICE CERAMICS SHOW A small exhibition of by University of Lethbridge graduate Robert Hunt will be on display in the Yates Memorial Centra upper Foyer for the next three weeks. The show includes planters, covered jars, ornamental plotters, bowls and cups about 15 works in all. The foyer is also 'featuring works by the Lethbridge sketch club. DR. IAN W. M. WRIGHT SPECIALIST IN UROLOGY WISHES TO ANNOUNCE THE LOCATION OF HIS OFFICE at 1275 3rd AVENUE SOUTH LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA From September 8th, 1970 BY APPOINTMENT TEL: 328-8633 NOTICE The Public is invited to meet with the City Council to discuss matters pertaining to Civic Affairs. Any person interested in making state- ments to or asking questions of Council may appear at a Public Meeting to be held in Che Council Chamber on Tuesday, Sep- tember 8th, at P.M. JOHN GERLA, City Clerk. LESSONS ACCORDION GUITAR PIANO ORGAN BANJO SPECIAL BEGINNERS' COURSES ADULT COURSES INSTRUMENT SALES AND REPAIRS RFRTI MlfiA SCHOOL of MUSIC U LII I I Qt IIIUH 2646 S. Parkside Drive Phone 327-01 ;