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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta RENO, NEVADA 8 Dem Several Each For Information and contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The lethbttdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridgc, Alberta, Thursday, September 28, 1972 PAGES 13 TO 28 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4th AVE. S. PHONE 328-7121 Now Arriving: THE NEW EUROPEAN FALL EYE FASHIONS for 1973 In Pincher Creek Sulphur pollution topic for Oct. 2 hearings By RUDY HAUGENEDER. Herald Stnft Writer Just how dangerous, at all, are sulphur extracting gas plants such as the one near Pincher Creek to the public safety and the environment? What type of protective leg- islation is required to make them safe? The Environment Conserva- tion Authority will hold a public bearing at the Pincher Creek Court House Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. to obtain public response to the questions. The public hearing is the first of a series which will be held throughout Alberta and end in Edmonton Oct. 19. Dr. Walter Trost of Calgary, chairman of the authority, says the hearings are geared to a' re- view of legislation pertaining to the operation of gas plants in the province. All aspects of sulphur extrac- lion which have a bearing on h e environment are pertinent lo the hearings including the ef- fects of sulphur extraction on materials and life human plant and animal. The beneficial effects of all development and processes leading to the production of gas, its treatment, and the transportation and consumption of its products will also be ta- ken into consideration. Expected to be involved In the hearings at Pincher Creek are the -sulphur extraction plants of Shell and Gulf Oil, in southwestern Alberta. Following the hearings the authority is to make recommen- dations and propose alterations to existing legislation if neces- sary, and present them to the provincial government for ac- tion. SUNSET ON THE CP The last of daylight lends an eerie effect lo Lethbridge station of CP Roil. The station lias been out of use as a ipasenger depot since the dayliner made its last run in July, 1971. Only the rails remain In use for transporting freight. CP Rail's local offices are still in use in the building. -Bill Groenen Phoio Reaction is good to exam change Hospitals approve new budget By JOB MA Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge General and Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home District No. 65 board held a special session Wednesday approve next year's budget pro- posal, due in Edmonton by the end of this month. The budget session was held prior to the regular monthly meeting. Hospital administrator Andy Andreachuk reported ac- creditation of the Municipal Hospital has been renewed by the Canadian Council on Hospi- tal Accreditation. The proposed budget for 1 Is more than million, slight- ly up from the estimated amount for this year, the first for the amalgamated board. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5lh SI. S. 328-4095 THE HARMONY BRIDAL SETS from TogvttH at lymbol ef rvtrititlng Pick up your FREE Book 'THE DAY YOU BUY A DIAMOND' THE Jti arguerite JEWELLERY COLLEGE MALL PHONE 328-9734 The hospital p a r k Ing situa- ion was discussed. Mr. Anrirea- huk said the possibility of me- ering the lot is being considcr- id. He also reported discus- lions with city 'manager Tom Vutting regarding policing of he driveway. At present, the LMH lias no vorkable way of keeping cars away from the driveway, and slay away from It be- :ause it is private property. Sometimes the driveway is completely blocked. Mr. Andreachuk said he will Anther further information on vhat other hospitals arc doing regarding the parking situation and will hold further meetings with Mr. Nutting. Assistant administrator Doug Schindeler said the Alberta :1 o s pital Services Commission las approved the plan to com- bine the physiotherapy depart- ments of the Municipal and Auxiliary Hospitals into one. It will be located at the LAH. The estimated renovation costs about but the cost will he recovered through the savings realized by the cen- SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 .ralizatlon program, Mr. Schln- leler said. The renovation will commence In the near future and will take about one month :o complete. Theatre I at (7 of L Nov. 9, W Theatre I, an experimental theatre company from Mont- real will visit the University ol Lethbridge Nov. 9 and 10. It will perform Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and Chekov's Swan Song Thursday; and Lit- tle Theatre of the Green Goose by Galczinski and two Brech plays, The Beggar or tlie Dead Dog, and Measures Taken on Friday. Tickets for the 180 seats available will be offered firs to students. The number of re- maining tickets will be an nounccd later when they will bt available for public purchase. HOSPITAL PAYROLL The payroll at the Lethbrldgi Municipal Hospital amounted to in August 1972. At the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospita and the Southland Nursing Home, it was and 518, 655 ijspectivcly. McCready-Baines Pharmacy A friend the family can rely on! Prescription? Just Cal! 327-3555 We Deliver! When your confined to bed or just when you don't feel well enough to pick up a prescription call us. We deliverl "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. CHARGE? 614 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3555 The landscaping work at oulhland Nursing Home has ome deficiencies but efforts ill be made to correct them, !r. Andreachuk said. The land- c aping work costs about KM and will be completed next month or November. The Alberta Hospital Asso- iation will hold its annual con- 'ention in Edmonton Nov. 1 to The amalgamated hospital loard is entitled to nine voting lelegales. Six members ex- pressed willingness to attend he convention. Mr. Andreachuk and Mr. Schindeler were also authorized as voting delegates. Tiie occupancy rates in the irst eight months of this year vere 97.5 per cent, 82.8 per cent and 87.8 per cent at the LAH, ,MH and SNH, respectively. Candy drive to aid Scout camp The Lakeview Lions Club will be conducting its annual Hal- loween candy drive Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday even- ings next week. Members of the club will eon- duct the door-to-door campaign between 6 and 8 p.m., selling bags of Kraft cara- mels for Proceeds from the drive go towards the operation of the Boy Scouts' Camp Impeesa. The Lions Club is also helping to fund electricity for the camp this year. Residents are requested to turn their front lights on during the tliree evenings. Two injured in ambulance accident OALGARY (Staff) Victor- ia Gfrerer, 9, of Coaldale re- mained in critical condition with undetermined injuries this morning at Foothills Gen- eral Hospital following an am- bulance accident here Wcdnes day. The child was being transfer- red from the Coaldale Hospital to Foothills for treatment of an unspecified illness. Calgary city police report the accidtnt, which occurred short- ly before noon, also resulted in injuries to the ambulance driver, a nurse and an ambu- lance attendant. The nurse, Sonia Sitz of Leth- bridge remained in Calgary's Holy Cross Hospital in satisfac- tory condition, with a possible broken back. Holy Cross officials would say only that Kenneth Lyon, of Coaldale, the attendant, was also in satisfactory condtion. Police indicated he had receiv- ed shoulder injuries. The ambulance driver, Geor- ge King, also of Coaldale, re- The announcement that local evaluation is returning to Leth- bridge schools has received a warm welcome from educa- tors. Education M i n 1 s t er Lou Hyndman informed both school boards Tuesday that Grade 12 students in Lethbridge will no longer be required to write provincial departmental exam- inations. Ken Sauer, principal of Lettr bridge Collegiate Institute, said everyone at his school is "very pleased" by the move. feel our teachers are very well qualified and they should have the chance to say what the student has learn- he said. Wayne Terriff, principal of Catholic Central High School also expressed approval of the move. "We are extremely happy about he said, "particular- ly in the form it Is taking. It allows a great deal more au- tonomy for each school." Stan Sawicki, principal of Catholic Central High Schoo1 said teachers in his school are extremely favorable to the move. "The board had our full sup- port for its request to return to local he said. "The-teacher who actually tea- ches the student, I foci, is in the best position to carry out an evaluation." U of L will set entrance examl nations for the students who do not have departmental. "I can't forsee any problems at all. I support this develop- ment and I'm glad it has comi he said. Problems caused by the twe outh Pincher Creek plants are aid to be mainly or the hearings. During July of 1971 dead fish reported floating down 1C Dry wood Creek, down- tream from Shell's nearby Wa- erton gas plant. Sulphur dust from the plant, vhich had collected in tha ;round surounding the plant, ras suspected to have been vorked on by bacteria in the oil causing the ground to be- acidic. The acidic condition was ransferred to the creek during a heavy rainstorm when a arge amount of run-off entered t. It was described as a "freak situation" by the plant man- ager, who suggested it would not happen often. Fish and wildlife officials eon'-urred with the "freak situa- ion" theory at the time, say- ing Shell's equipment keeps the effluent within pollution "lim- ts." Rainbow trout, cutthroat, Rocky Mountain whitefish and suckers were killed in the stream and were observed for about a mile downstream at tha time. No definite Information about the extent of the kill-off waj leased. The Shell plant is located about 17 miles south west of Pincher Creek, about half-way between Water-ton and Pincher Creek. ceived only minor unspecified Dr. Russell Lesldw, dean of injuries, was treated at Holy at University of Wes [bridge lots sell, slowly Lot sales in Westbridge have been "slower than spokesman for the city manag- er's office reports. Since the 51 lots went on sale Monday, only three options to buy property in the new sub- division have been taken out. Sales were scheduled to close Friday, but will continue indef- inlcly. "People can buy lots any time they the spokesman said. Cross Hospital and released. Tlie mishap occurred at the intersection of Macleod Trail and Southland Drive S.W., when the ambulance was in col- lision with a car driven by Charles Martin of Calgary and then rebounded into a truck driven by John Margelts, of Edmonton, stopped at the inter section. Neither the car nor the truck driver suffered injuries. 'The ambulance was ed on both sides and is prob- ably a official. Any charges resulting from the accident will not be laid un- til the investigation is complet- ed. GET READY FOR SPRING HOLLAND BULBS HAVE ARRIVED TULIPS HYACINTHS CROCUS ANEMONE, etc. FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th St. S. Phone 327-5747 Decorated Tumblers Gift Packaged Asit. Patterns Asst. Our Special ONLY PHONE 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Lethbridge, said he doesn't forsee any problems for Leth- bridge students who want to go lo university but won't liave1 the standard departmental re- sults to meet entrance require- ments. T don't expect any appreci- able said Dr. Leskiw. "The exams will be of the same nature as the ones which they have bsen writing.11 He said it is unlikely that the COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. 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