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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta _ TM UIMMOfif MAID Another Busy Year Forecast For Engineering Department Administration Ontw Foi The Lethbridge Community College Community College Is Placed Under Provincial Commission .In keeping with many other institutions, the Leth- bridge Commumty College was most-affected during 1969 by aew legislation, which placed it orurr tbe sole authority of a new provincial sion. LCC was formulated as a Jmior college in 1957 the first in the province and one of tbe first in Canada. Several other institutions developed in Alberta on more or less the tune pattern, and finally in 1MB the province rowed to or- them into'one system. The college decided to change its name from the Leth- bridge Junior College to the Community College when the legislative change came, in keeping with its com- mitment to serve the south- ern Alberta community. Under terms .of the new CoV Act, tbe LCC board, for- merly comprising appointed representatives of most Letb- bndge district school taVns, became a board appoint ed by the government The first board includes Jerome Bobbins, of Pincher Creek, as chairman; Did Gruenwald, Don Livingstone and Mrs. Gladys 'Redfern, of Lethbridge and Joe Chomany of Taber as general boan members; Vk Stapleton as stu dent representative and Bill Ivison as faculty representa CoOege president Dr. C. D Stewart sUs'on tbe board as IB ex cffido member.- Tbe provincial counted coup with establish- ment of a number of new pro- finances at! coDege opera- ons. During 1969 the college rams, many of which in- olrad considerable negotiation with a variety of government utbnriues...... Perhaps the most important new programs were the school of school of agri- cutore and the law enforce- ment program in the school of liberal education. Extensive additions to the school of technical and voca- tional education lengthened the college curriculum, including .a wide expansion of the food ser- vices' and commercial cooking irogram and more apprentice- hip programs. Toe school also is operating the college cafeteria through tbe food services program, and opened a short order section early in the year. The school of continuing edu- cation offered many new pro- grams, including teacher aide Indian counsellor aide, aot other spedaliexd; courses.-Th school worked extensively wit tbe department of Indian af firs to offer junior high school to Indians on the Blood 'and Feigan reserves. Other LCC schools and al most every department under took numerous new programs and course changes. Some 1M students graduate from the 'college during Ma commencement exercises, th 13th graduating class the cc tege'has bad. Featured speak er for the ceremonies was udge A. J. Cullen. In order to accommodate the anticipated enrolment increase the college advertised is new acuKy 'positions and made s selection from more than 300 applicants. A: Among the new positions were nursing instructors, radio arts instructor, a new full-time counsellor, outdoor recreation instructor and -Dr) R. David Clark as director.' of the new school: of-agriculture. Somewhat later, Staff Sgt. Ren of the Edmonton ICMP was appointed lecturer or me law enforcement pro- ram. After a hectic summer of continuing education and special interest and summer high courses courses school courses) the coUege'started its 13th year of operation, opening its doors to about 700 students.- One of the new developments m the school of liberal educa- tion's high school program was that tbe college started offering its own high school diploma, accepted on an equal looting in universities with the regular' department of educa- tion certificate. The college also geared itself so that most of its programs could allow students to start either in September or Jan- uary, due to almost total se- mesterization of courses. During the final months of 1969 and beginning of 1970, plans were started for a num- ber of new programs for 1970- 1971 at the cdege, including perhaps hotel motel meat, public relations and irri- gation technology. The outdoor recreation pro- gram has abo bees revised and expanded, with'a summer program and an extensive em- phasis on conservation educa- tion. Construction was a major part of the lives of all students. and faculty during 1969, as .additions were started for the shop and food services sections of the. Kate Andrews Buiding and a new millipn- plus administration building were completed. Money was a constant cause for tumultuous JCC, as Dr. Stewart continued lis battle with tbe government and the colleges commission to recognize the special circum- stances of the college. Since LCC offers gen- eral community courses of a business and liberal educa- tion nature, plus, specialized vo- programs such as and also technical pro- grams offered elsewhere in technical schools, Dr. Stewart The city's depart- ment is going It be M buty tkto year as it wa'oie oile feeder mam-which hie ta be installed frrii Utfe SL-N. to a new reservoir at Mb St N.; sanitary sewer division win be about fee tame but of a maio to .the industrial park win lie Vaitra work; and wbdivMsoff ment gentnirjr .be. .about the An outfall and syphon to West Lrthbridge nmrjliiH year. A start wac made oa a pumping station and water gap- ply system to Vest Lethhridge. The work i. scheduled. te. be completed by May. Construction is to start this month on a alarm sewer out- fall for West Lethbntfee. Extension of and sanitary sewtr and water feeder maim to sene the initial phase of-Wect bridge nadenU dertlovoMOt by mid-lS7i, now is M the dis signstege. Cooitruction c o n 1 d possibly start this fan on fee extensions. Tenders "on1 major pieces of equipment far the city's.sec- ondary sewtge.rtnUmeBt taO- ities are expected to be before city council at its April 20 meeting. Some tenders had to be recalled. It is expected len- ders will be caDed to construc- tion of the facilities within the next two or three months: Tbe existing unitary ted fill in North b to be phased out by June. The pro- vincial health department has approved a new site at Staf- ford Drive and 26th Ave. N. (a former garbage .dump) which will inquire worth of preparation before it can be used. The existing site is to be finished off and used as an out- door storage yard for the city stores complex which Is to be built in tbe area (west end of 4th Ave..N.) More tan worth of expansion and itwvaliuM be made to lar- gest portion .of which wfll be for the engineering.department The east end of the second floor of otty tan be extended to Expensive Homes Along Scenic Drive Friendship Centre Here says LCC is much'- more -ex- pensive to operate than the oth- er colleges. about de- fcr_.ib, 'isssWl ill a new traffic section wbicb approved Lby A drop-ia centre, where .na- people can meet friends, lean of job opportunities, enjoy social and educational events, has been established in Leth- bridge. The IXhbridge F r i e n dsbi> Centre, in the former Trianon Dance Ave. and 5th St S., was set ip following negotia- tions between a steering com- mittee and the city of Leth- bridge. The. first permanent execu- tive council of tbe Native So- ciety of Southera Alberta was elected in October of 1967 and from the have taken the driver's seat, with non-natives taking only ad- visory rotes. Native Society of Soutb- the group spon- soring the Lethhridge Friend- dtp Centre. Howard Beebe of the suggest r i g i n a 1 executive, ed meobersbip sMs be broken into four typei: voting active members who were native; non-active associate members who would be asked to sit on rtmmittrfs and enter discus- sions bnt would be without vot- ing privileges; non-voting ban orary members who are select- ed by the executive council; and voting charter members who are founding members. In March I960, a steering committee was set up to nom- nate a board of directors for proposed centre, indmting the present vice president Charles Parry and secretary Enid Wrate. Lerioy Uttle Bear was etecta! president June 25, 1969, tbe executive made the first move to get sup- port from city council. in its bid to establish s centre ill Lethhridge; Charles Parry saic at that time the society jus wanted moral support. The rit; would be ajked for. financial support later in the project Tbe sponsoring "group. Native Friendship Society of Southern JbfrU, w 1 1' incorporated un- der the provincial Societies Act m April at which time tbi society had 60 members. At this time also, .the Johm Ipward Society, .Kiwaitii and' N cated interest in the project. .Funds for te centre woe fi- nally alloted by city council early in 1970. Council agreed to pay the. rent on the for me year .The terms of the made it necessary to the cfty io tease the building from Peter Zoratti and then sub-least the building to the society. The centre has been reno- vated and supplies have been brought into the premises. A dV rector has been hired, with inore facilities and service pro-'. vided by the centre at time per- mits. Charles Parry saH, "This pro- ject should prove to be of red service to both native and non- native alie." The Marquis Hotel PHONE 327-3191 Serving the HOSPTAUTY MDUSTRY For.42 Years! Built !n 1927 by group of fccal businessmen, the. KM swn strides of progress In lelhbridoe and southern 'Alberta. The Mirquis Itself been enlarged and remodelled several times ond over the years has continued to enjoy tne enviable reputation of being Lethbridge'. foremost hotel., Alwtys in tune with community irtivities ond needs we- proudly uphold o rridition of being ihe House of Sincere Hospitality Superb Cuisine. Your hospitality host, Don Gordon invites you to come in and make the Marquis your home away from home! DON OOKDON MANAOW THE MARQUIS FEATURES: 101 Clean, Comfortable Rooms with 4 TV Channel! licensed Dining Room Steak and Rib Room Red Coach licensed Premises Modern Coffee Shop A most sincere welcome aioaits you here! "SOUTHERN ALBERTA'S LEADING HOTEL" elevision Ltd. Phon. 327-4361 OFFERING SERVICE nd DEPENDABIITY ON TV and RADIO REPAIRS" Over the post years Acme Television has tripled nSe size of their service shop and showroom, enabling them to offer the most complete display of color and black and white TVs, stereos and sound equipment. Our 8 service vehicles and large repair depot offer the fastest method of repairing TVs, radios etc. In South Alberro. Due to the efficiency of their ultra modern shop, your TV can be repaired quickly, making it possible for your TV set to be repaired more economically. coMnm KPAnt DEPOT For RADIOS, STEREOS, BLACK and WHITE COLOR TV SETS 0 1 (wy serffce ell makn TV t> .'See ws fif TV renteli H service nhtclw M Technklens wMk vem Is bolnf from f'a.m. te 9 p.m. vision Ltd. PSone 327-6141 "SOUTHERN.ALBRTA'S SPKIAUSTS FOR ALL MAKES AND MODELS OF COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE TV SETS" ;