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The Chilliwack Progress from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada • Page 5

The Chilliwack Progress from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada • Page 5

Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
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THE CHILLIWACK PROGRESS, Wednesday, July 12, 1989 A5 LETTERS Trout killed at farm 1 fi-im-pr-- IIIIMI IU millii ,1,,,.,. tlffl! Not much of a report card Editor, The Progress: Who is incompetent? Premier Vander Zalm and Opposition Leader Harcourt no longer favour the Meech Lake Accord, but do not have the guts to rescind B.C.'s approval of the Accord. What about our Honorable Ministers? Lyall Hanson, Labor and Consumer Canada is on a steady downward trend." There is no echo baby boom. Well this is quite obvious considering we're killing between 60 and 70,000 babies a year. The way I see it is if Canada would stop aborting babies, these children would grow up to become a very important asset to our country.

Not that I'm against immigration, but I fail to see any logic in killing 70,000 of our own, and then crying out for 200,000 immigrants a year because Canada's population is on a downtward trend. Come on Canada, let's turn this downward trend into an upward trend. Save our children, our hope for Canada. Cecil Barter Chilliwack (from Page A4) Should be the same for all Editor, The Progress: Would someone please explain to me the mentality that says grocery stores, drug stores etc. should be closed on certain days and that it is fine to leave restaurants and beer parlors and pubs open.

I really do not understand except if it is the all mighty dollar. I really don't care if they are closed or open but it should be the same for all. I think it is much more important to be able to buy a bandaid, or a carton of milk than a glass of beer or a steak dinner. All or nothing. Honestly there are more important things for you paid officials to woory about.

Pat Regehr Rosedale July 7 may go down in the books as 'Black Friday' at the Bridal Fall Trout Farm after a broken water pipe killed close to 250,000 young trout. The loss has an estimated value of $75,000. The fingerlings and smolts were about 10 to 12 centimetres (four to five inches) in length and were due to be shipped to buyers within the next few weeks. The problem was discovered Friday shortly after 6 a.m. when staff arrived for work.

A piece of plastic pipe which carries fresh water from nearby Karr Creek was fractured, cutting off the fresh water supply to the fish. The trout farm is owned by manager Bill Jones, along with two other partners. Dennis Manning, the supervisor, said the loss means "a year's work is down the drain. He stated, "I've never seen PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipe break like that, but it's manmade. There's a split in the pipe and what do you do?" Manning declined to speculate on whether the pipe had been tampered with.

Noting that by mid-morning staff had collected four large plastic garbage pails of dead fish, Manning said. "For our friendly neighborhood bear, this will mean breakfast, lunch and dinner for a week." He said the loss was not insured since the only company which would quote was Lloyds of London and they wanted $70,000 annual premium. Manning noted conditions in the trout farm are extremely environmentally sensitive. Until recently they were using a private well as a water source but they switched to Karr Creek when levels of heavy metals in the well water became too high. He estimated that $1 million has been spent on the trout farm development during the past 2Vi years.

jk i No more crow pictures Editor, The Progress: Your picture of the crow offends me. (The Weekend Advertiser, July 1). This bird is very much a part of the local scene so why remind us? His raucous cawing wakes me at dawn, and it continues unabated all day. He terrorizes the smaller, useful birds; twice I have seen him carrying off a fledgling, with frantic parents in desperate pursuit. He vandalizes garbage bags, he pulls up new transplants for no apparent reason exept mischief.

In short, I cannot think of one redeeming feature! We are helpless against this marauder here in town. The powers that be are more concerned with other, weightier matters. But please, don't rub our noses in it no more pictures please. Marie Dwight Chilliwack Turn downward trend up Editor, The Progress: In the July 7 issue of the Real Estate Weekly, an article was written concerning Canada's only hope for the future. Allow me to quote a few lines from that article, entitled: "Immigration only hope for Canada." "A massive increase in immigration to Canada is the only way to stop the country's population dropping sharply over the next 70 years, says the founder and chairman of Decima Research Toronto.

Allan Gregg told a recent conference in Vancouver that Canada will have to allow 200,000 immigrants into the country every year to offset a plunging birthrate. "There is no echo baby boom," Gregg said. "The fertility rate in Services: still embroiled in the Knight Street Pub caper. Bill Reid, Tourism and Provincial Secretary: caught placing phoney 'nature' advertisements in magazines. Dave Parker, Forests: unable to reconcile the conflicting interests of forest companies, native rights and environmentalists.

Rita Johnston, Municipal Affairs: cannot figure out an equitable formula for assessing property values for municipal and school tax purposes. John Davis, Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources: wants to run a natural gas pipeline through Vancouver's water shed. Peter Dueck, Health: has capitulated to the inflationary demands of health care workers. What is the Opposition doing? Not much more than an endless diatribe from Messers. Blencoe and Sihota about liquor licenses and the sale of EXPO lands to friends of the Socreds.

Not much of a report card to take back to the folks at home. Elmer G. Wiens price igir1 Vo Ok -t Photo by BUI LUlicrap dead trout at Bridal Falls He said their brood stock were unharmed in the incident. "I don't think this is a make or break situation; it's a setback. We'll have to just tighten our belt and continue.

PRICE Each year, the East Chilliwack Agricultural Co-op awards bursaries to secondary school graduates entering post secondary agricultural education programs. The Co-op wishes to congratulate the following 1 989 bursary winners: 4. the --tv Tuii -r 1 Dennis Manning examines Trout Farm. Manning said they may be able to salvage up to 5,000 fish which were still alive a few hours after the water problem was discovered. He said that otherwise they will be waiting for the next major spawn which begins in the fall.

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