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The Alberta Provincial Government's telephone lines have been completed in most parts of inhabited Alberta. Work continues at a brisk pace in many unfinished areas. The Calgary-Hudson's Bay Line is now complete and instruments will be installed shortly. The line from Mcleod to Blairmore and Franklin is partially complete and will be operational shortly; the same applies to the line from Wetaskiwin to Hardisty and the one from Lacombe to Stettler. The section from Edmonton to Lloydminster is completed as far as Vegreville and will be operational before the first snow falls. Instruments have been distributed northward from Edmonton for about thirty miles along the line to Athabasca Landing and the rest of the apparatus will be distributed and the wires strung on the government telegraph lines this fall. If it is not completed, the system will be in such shape that it will finished by early spring. When completed this line will have the distinction of being the most northerly telephone line in the world, except the system in operation at Dawson City, Yukon. When the Alberta Government promised to have 500 miles of government line in operation before the end of 1907 there were a number of scoffers, but from the progress made by the various gangs, it is evident that some 600 miles will in operational use this year.