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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta East Kootenay region budget has grown 37% CRANBROOK (Special) The 1974 budget of the Regional District of East Kootenay is 37 per cent bigger than last year's-spending. It stands at up from the 1973 budget. It is also more than the provisional budget approved in January. Aid. Don Sherling of Cranbrook, chairman of the finance committee, says more than half the increase comes from source's other than requisitions from member municipalities. Major increases from last year are garbage, environmental planning, Cranbrook building permits up CRANBROOK (Special) This city is off to the races toward what will likely be an all-time building permits record. Seventeen building permits were issued last, month to., authorize construction with an estimated value of The first quarter shows 48 permits authorizing in construction. City building inspector John Davis says Stage Inns has undertaken an structure on the 300-foot wes't frontage of Cranbrook Street, north of 20th Street N. It will be hotel Accommodation and amenities and. bus terminal facilities. March permits included 10 housing units with an estimated value of Last, year the million mark was topped in estimated values, an all-time record. Calgary curler wins at Coieman COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Robert Poulton of Calgary brought his'curlers home to Coleman to cop first prizes in the main event of the local club's wind-up spiel. Thirty-two rinks competed in the recent event. First event runner-up was the Giro Cimolini rink of Sparwo.od. Dennis Olstad and his mates of Coleman won the B event. Laatch of Pincher Creek topped the third event. zoninf .and protective CUMIS Garbage expenditures are up to New equipment cost and was needed to service regional dumps at Fairmont, Fort Steele, Green Bay and Wardner. Environmental costs are up from 1973 'These include a price tag for preparation of the RDEK land reserve plan, to cover a., feasibility study on liquid effluent disposal sites and the salary of an assistant regional planner. t On the revenue side of the planning budget, compared with in 1973, is a entry for services provided by other governments. Extensive planning services requested by the City of Cranbrook take most of that. In 1973 the same services cost the RDEK It tripled from the provisional budget entry of Additional federal and provincial grants, increased revenues in certain functions and transfers of nearly from RDEK reserve funds total Included is a local initiatives program federal grant of on a project. L k The budget for recreational facilities and regional parks is up less than to Included is item to cover a regional parks study. There is a allotment for the Wycliffe -Exhibition Association. The cost to member municipalities will be It was last year- Grants in aid, totalling compared with in 1973, are lower because the Southeastern B.C. Industrial Commission has been disbanded. Last year the RDEK put into this but will only spend on it this year. Administrative expenses are compared with in 1973. New provincial government legislation requiring' regional districts to prepare complete voters' lists means an additional to the general .government expense. But the account is down because of the creation of a new account to cover costs of getting Municipal Finance Authority funding for member municipalities. It is "fiscal services" and stands- at this year. All costs are billed back to the municipalities that used It will grow, each year. Grants to libraries are up to with the addition of Sparwood and Elkford libraries. SNOWMOBILERS Come to Snowmobile Country Crowshest Forest Reserve 6 feet of pack- ed base Gorgeous scenery Spring weather Novice or experienced trails Deluxe accom- modation Franklin fire- places All meals in- cluded. if you supply Sleeping Bag MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW CROWSNEST GUEST RANCH BOX 97, COLEMAN PHONE 593-3990 GRAIN CORN GROWERS Contracts are now available through Pioneer Grain Company Ltd. tor those termers Interested In growing grain corn for the 1974 season. Contracts will bo offered on the following basis: Guaranteed Floor Price of per Bushel Trucking allowance proportional with distance from Lethbridge Final price based on Chicago December futures, plus a premium Delivery to Canadian Govern- ment elevators, Lethbridge. For further Information contact: AN Tioaaan or Gerald Ingram at. Ihonaar Grain Co. Ltd. at Tabor. Phmta 223-2024 Drop-in cetttre opens at Granum i GRANV Graaitp satdalUIHnHj tsrlife Dropping the balls at the drop-in centre JEAN SWIHAHT photo Linden Kellicut of Granum aim on a shot at the new Granum Drop-In Centre, but Art Fjord- DOtten doesn't look worried? Coaldale may or reports town had deficit in 1973 COALDALE (HNS) Mayor A. F. Blakie reported a deficit of was incurred in last year's operations of the Town of Coaldale. The recent annual meeting learned 1973 revenue totalled and expenditures Taxes raised compared with in 1972. Grants provided revenue of, compared with .the previous year. Services .raised excluding water. Mayor Blakie noted the water department realized a surplus Revenues from water rates, frontage levies and services amounted to while expenditures totalled Mayor Blakie forecast, because of the ".continued tremendous expansion in a deficit of this year. Mayor Blakie said, "We have a well planned town. It is the hope of council that those storing old junk, such as car bodies in their yards will remove them or action will be taken." A total of 92 new residential permits were issued, authorizing' total construction of million. Total construction value for the year was million. Mayor Blakie said, "Housing growth in Coaldale is the highest for the entire Oldman River Regional Planning Commission area. This was .the heaviest permit year to date. In 1974, to the end of February, there were 18 permits issued, authorizing construction valued at Claresholm looking for additional water CLARESHOLM (Special) Mayor Len Bach is beaming because Claresholm is booming. He told 150 people 'at the recent ratepayers' meeting the town leaped ahead last year with the construction of 11 private homes and nine commercial developments. A total of 120 serviced residential lots were put on. the market. The new subdivision came to life with the help of the Alberta Housing Corporation. A new sanitary sewer outfall line was installed last year, from the town to the airport and west to the lagoons. This was needed to take care of a rapidly expanding centre. The only major problem-on the horizon is water. Cpun. Willard Henker says additional 'water storage facilities are being considered. The goal is to provide plenty of water even in times of, peak demand. Former town councillor Dr. S. J. Cornish told the meeting he wants to see new water wells drilled. These could be used by the town when the local creek is polluted during the spring run-off. His motion was passed. The year realized 2Vt miles of perimeter paving. High pressure water lines to the industrial airport were completed: This was needed for fire protection sprinkler systems in a number of industrial buildings. The mayor foresees data processing accounting in the town office and everything is in readiness. All that is needed is council's approval. Competition set) NATAL (HNS) The East Kootenay regional mine rescue and first aid competitions will be held June 8 at Kimberley, B.C., it has been announced by the Workmen's Compensation Board. The provincial finals will be held June 15 at Nanaimo, B.C. Sponsored by the WCB, the department of mines and St. John Ambulance Association, the competitions are open to men's, women's, or 'mixed teams. Participants must be at least 19 years of age. Report your news to The LetMnidge Herald CornspoMlMt in Yw Am GRASSY LAKE MRS. MARY TURNBULL IRON SPRINGS MRS. E. G. SORGARD LOMOND MRS. LEONARD CHASE MAGRAtH MRS. DOUG MARKER .v. MIMCINI NAT MEDICINE HAT NEWS MILK RIVER QLENNLEE Contact Of CM 855-2332 736-4460 7M-MS6 527-1101 The Herald Drop-In It was officially opened by MLA Leighton BuckwiU He loM 10f people fathered for the event the New Horizons ifant pfofram "isn't worth a if tfe people don't catty OB. TUs project has brought people of like toietteir and they have worked for a conYmon goal the betterment of life in the community." of the small of people in the district, it has become a drop- in for three generations. it is the only one in the province that is really a family said the MLA. "It is really a home away from home.1'' The first prerequisite for a successful centre, or any other undertaking, Mr. Buckwell said, is hospitality. He commended Mrs. Dorothy Dudley, hostess, for to hospitality with her "friendly disposition." "Secondly, companionship is necessary. All ages of people coming here are helping to knit the community. "Respect one another. Don't ever let the centre become a gossip centre. Welcome all who enter its doors, let it be a place of love." for a eaaaaa da ia Centre of ficers GRAMJM (HNS) Blah- of Granum has been named president of the Granum Drop-In Centre board 0'fjicers are: Art Fjordbotten, vice-president. Tom Dimm, second vice- president: and Linden Kellictu. secrHary-treasurer. Directors are Henry Hansen, Mary Hofe, Fred Fitipatrick, Tom Blair, Case Hycoop, Wallace Daley and Pat Cox, District calendar The Fort Macleod Midnight SqaarM will hold its regular dance at p.m. Friday in the Fort Macleod elementary school with a round dance practice at 8 p.m. the Coalhurst Royal Canadian LegkMi women's auxiliary will hold its Easter bingo at 8 p.m. Friday in the Coalhurst Legion HalL Tbe Coleman Curling Club will hold its windup banquet arid dance in .the Elks Hall April 27 .with the Bridgetown Trio providing the entertainment. Taber students plan i journey to Quebec TABER (HNS) Vauxhall High School principal Ted Laverty will watch over the Young Voyageur program in the Taber school division. He will make arrangements to play host to 20 students from Sussex, N.B., July 17 to 25. Taber division young people will travel to Sherbrooke, Que.. Aug. 3 to 15. 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