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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ____ Friday, September 10, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAIO 15 Pollution still a problem along the Oldman River The city of Lcthbridge has been polluting the Oldman Hlver for a distance of some 50 miles downstream from the city, a biological survey con- ducted by the Alberta fish and wildlife division shows. But, the stream is clearing lip and when Lethbridgc's sec- ondary sewage treatment plant goes into operation, there should be a significant change. In one survey taken during the fall of 1970, organic wastes reduced -associated organisms for a distance be- School enrolment is low There were 45 fewer students enrolled in Lethbridge separate schools this fall than anticipat- ed, separate school trustees were told Wednesday. Bob K i m m i 11, separate schools superintendent, said the prediction had been for students, but only are en- rolled just two more than were in the system in June this year. He said the reason is that 30 fewer Indian students register- ed, due to the current move by southern Alberta Indians to es- tablish their orni high schools on their reserves. In addition, 19 students from Catholic Central High School transferred to Winston Church- ill High School, a public school. Because Alberta school finan- cing is based on the number of students in the school district, close to may be lost in grants. The school district's teaching staff increased hy the equival- ent of slightly more than one full-time teacher, with employ- ment of a half-time shop teach- er and return to duty of CCHS principal Stan Sawicki, who teaches part-time. Mr. Sawicki had been on a year's sabbatical leave. f ASPHALT PAVING TOLLESTRUP Construction Co. Ltd. SAND and GRAVEL PHONE 328-2702 tween 40 and 50 miles down- stream from the city. Above Lethhridgc, the survey describes the Oldman River as clean. For five miles down- stream from the city, the river is described as polluted. Some recovery is noted at the bridge across the river north of Coal- dale, 20 miles downstream. At the Taber bridge, a dis- tance of 52 stream miles, the river is again described as clean. At 66 miles, at the High- way 36 bridge northeast of Taber, the river is also de- scribed as clean. In the spring survey of the same conditions are de- scribed for the river, with the exception of the Highway 36 bridge location, where the wa- ter is described as degraded. Similar surveys taken during the fall of 10C9 and the spring of 1970 showed considerably more pollution all along the Oldman. The survey concludes: In- creased river flows during the winter and additional pollution- abatement equipment installed by municipalities and indus- tries have resulted in the im- provement. MFC refers urban renewal projects to city council Three requests for Municipal Planning Commission approval of projects in the downf o w n area were referred Wednesday to city council. The action was taken to de- termine whether the projects would be in conflict with future urban renewal. The MPC will ask council for a policy deci- sion clarifying plans for the area bordered by the coulees on the west, 4th St. S. on the east. 1st Ave. S. on the north and 6th Ave. S. on the south. lish a muffler installation shop at 308 4th St. S.; Industries Ltd., to establish a manufacturing, ser- vice and repair shop for fibre- glass products at 327 3rd St. S-; Little Construction, to renovate and add to an existing building at 216 1st Ave. S. Liquidation The applicants requesting) A general meeting of stock- permission to develop in area arc: Muffler, to estab- Choir to rehearse Weekly rehearsals for the University of Lethbridge Choir begin Sept. 21. Singers interested in j -ining the choir may send their appli- cation, along with a note out- lining their experience, to the secretary of the department of music at the university. Rehearsals are to be held Tuesdays at p.m. at As- sumption School auditorium at 14th Ave. and 24th St. S. Choir conductor this year will he George Skipworth, assistant professor of music at the uni- versity. Professor Skipworth has de- grees from the University of Oregon and Central Washing- ton State College. He has been active for many years as a pri- vate voice teacher and has per- formed in the United States and Europe. Prof. Lucien Needham, who organized the choir in 1967, is on leave during the current academic vear. this holders of Green Star Mill Ltd., in voluntary liquidation, is to be held at p.m. Oct. 20 at 14J1 4th Ave. S. for the pur- pose of presenting to stockhold- ers the final account of the li- quidators and such other busi- ness as may properly be trans- acted at the meeting, the Al- berta Gazette advises. At 8 p.m. a general meeting of stockholders of George W. Green and Co. Ltd., also in voluntary liquidation, will be NOMINATION NOTICE 1971 CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that I will allend at the Cily Hall on WEDNESDAY, the 15lh day of SEPTEMBER, 1971, from TEN o'clock in the forenoon unlil TWELVE o'clock noon for Ihe purpose of receiving nominations of Candidates for the office of MAYOR of the Cily of Lelhbridge AND FOR ALDERMAN of Ihe Cily of Lethhridge (Eight Va- cancies) AND FOR SCHOOL TRUSTEES of Lethbridge Public School District No 51 of the Province of Alberta (Seven Vacancies) AND FOR SCHOOL TRUSTEES of Lethbridge Calholic Separ- ate School District Mo. 9 of the Province of Alberlo (Five Vacancies) AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD of lelhbridge Municipal Hospital District No. 65 (Four Vacancies) AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD of Lelhbridge Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home District No. 5 (Two Vacancies) Given under my hand al Lelhbridge this 8lh day of September 1971. JOHN GERLA, Returning Officer NOMINATION FORMS CAN BE SECURED AT THE OFFICE OF, THE CITY CLERK IN THE CITY HALL held at the same address for Ihe same purpose. More dump regulations Lelhbridge's fill, operated sanitary land- by Dispose-All Services Ltd. on a controlled- hour basis since Aug. 20, is once again open 24 hours z day. The city's engineering de- partment has instructed Dis- pose-All, which took over the landfiU operation this summer, to revert to the former prac- tice of allowing private, citi- zens to dump refuse directly, rather than use the large con- tainers placed at the gate for after-hours use. The containers were being Used after p m. and Sat- urday afternoon and Sunday, but the public has apparently been reluctant to abandon the old ways. The engineering department has asked the public to dump only in designated areas, which are to be clearly marked. Annexation On Jan. 1, 1972 (he town of Blairmore will grow by about 70 acres. The Alberta Gazette reports the town's request for annexa- tion of property at its present southern boundary has been partially approved. The town sought annexation of about 100 acres but the local authorities hoard about 70 acres. approved of School board re-approves bylaws Bylaws authorizing a total of in debentures were re- approved Wednesday by the Lethbridge separate school board. The move was necessary due to the change in the Alberta Age of Majority Act, and re- quired by notification from the provincial attorney goncrdis department. Because of Die re-authoriza- tion it will also be necessary to re-advertise the bylaws in order to give ratepayers a chance to inspect the purposes the funds will be used for. Included are a bylaw for a St. Mary's School addi- tion; for renovations to St. Basil's School; and for renovations to Catholic Cen- tral High School. Trustees were told the St. Basil's renovations will be com- pleted in about six weeks, and the CCHS renovations will be put to tender this _ month and construction started' and finish- ed during the Christmas vaca- tion. The star-crossed St. Mary's addition, however, continued to present delaying problems. In the past it has been worked and re-worked due to errors and required modifications asked by the department of ed- SOME BALL INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) Police are trying to solve a weighty problem. Someone stole a steel wrecking ball from: a company that had been razing a church, KEN DRYDEN FROM HOCKEY HERO TO NADER'S RAID- ERS. Whaf was Ihe star goalie of the Montreal Canadiens doing as one of Ralph Nader's Raiders all summer? Fight- ing water pollution, [n Weekend Magazine, Ken Dryden tells how he joined other dedicated people at Nader's Center For Responsive taw. Read his story of the problems of tackling powerful polluters this Saturday. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE ueation; then it had to be pared down because all tenders came in high for construction costs. Now because of technicalities the Alberta Local Authorities Board has not yet approved the money bylaw, so funds arc not yet available for con- struction. Because tender prices are ap- plicable for only 30 days, this delay has meant the school dis- trict must seek extension from the approved contractor, Gil- lett Construction Ltd. And Gil- lett, in turn, cannot extend the time limit without approval from about 22 sub-contractors, many of whom must seek ap- proval from their own sub-lrado contractors. MORE AND MORE ALBERTANS ARE JOINING THE LIGHT BRIGADE Your assurance of quality by PARK TILFORD AND IT'S ONLYS DAYS 9 DAYS I" EMERSON'S 2 1 SALE A GENUINE MONEY-SAVING OFFER! 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