Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD 1973 Board needs landlord co-operation The fledgling Iandlord4en- ant advisory board needs landlord co operation if it is to be its chair- man believes. we only hear from ten- any hope of success will be Steve Wild told The Herald. The advisory charg- ed with educating landlords and tenants concerning ren- tal rjghts and re- investigating com- plaints of contraventions of the Landlord Tenant Act and mediating lar-Clord-ten- ant does not have any teeth to enforce its deci- sions or penalize violators of the act. And it can't force both parties in a dispute to attend its hearing on the matter. can only be as effec- tive as the public wants us to Mr. Wild said. He said he hopes landlords will accept the board and the principle behind it and not be afraid of using it when they need help. Mr. Wild is hopeful this will occur because the five members of the board are fairly well-known and are few landlords that don't know at least one Communication lacking One of the biggest causes of problems between land- lords and in Wild's is a. simple lack of communication. many cases the tenant feels the landlord is cut to get him and ths landlord feels the tenant is out to Take A great proportion of com- plaints received by the Cal- gary landlord tenant board is resolved reaching the hearing Mr. Wild said. He feels that one way to cut down on misunderstand- ings will be to make stan- dardized rental agreement and damage forms available to landlords. The board hopes to produce kit to include such and copies of the Landlord and Tenant Act and provi- sions in the Public Health Act that apply to housing and other information that will assist both landlord and ten- ant. If this is used and both parties' rights are made clear enough in layman's a large part of the problem will be Mr. Wild said. He doesn't feel the rental situation here is any worse proportionally than in other cities and expects the board will receive 10 per cent of the number of complaints the Calgary board receives as Lethbridge has about one- tenth the population of Cal- gary. As this shopping centre complex the old town of Standoff begins to take on an urban appearance. An administration portion of the com- plex will facilitate Blood band operational and com- Shopping plaza shapes up munity services personnel and the shopping centre will include a post office and crafts restaur- large food public and sev- eral variety and specialty stores. Blood band personnel ore expected to move into the modern complex by end of the month with the grand opening scheduled for the first part of October. 'Black-market stuff Local grocery shoppers find prices rugged Abuses by both sides According to figures re- ceived by the board. Cal- gary's board has since last October been getting 700-900 calls per month. Mr. who in his more than 15 years in the city has witnessed the growth in ren- tal population of the city and the rise of large apartment is willing to admit there are abuses by both landlords and tenants. While the board is not offi- cially in operation its members have been re- ceiving about two or three calls per day Mr. Wild said. Common complaints b y tenants relate to damage de- proper and landlord entering the prem- ises without the tenant's knowledge. Landlords com- plain of more people moving into a premise than the num- ber to which they dis- and junked cars and the like left in yards. Mr. Wild said tie board which will have an office in the Yates Aug. 16 to formulate policy relating to provisions of the provincial act and will then cill a pub- lic meeting to set out its purposes and proced- ures. It will accept telephone complaints but will not act on them until a written com- plaint is received. Once a written complaint is the board will send a copy to the other party and attempt to get his version of the dispute. If nec- a hearing will be held. The landlord tenant ad- visory board was set up by a city council bylaw Feb. 23 but ran into delays in getting organized. In the members studied the work of similar bodies in Edmon- Manitoba and Nova Scotia. By JOANNA MORGAN Herald Staff Writer Soaring food costs right across the country are being greeted here with resignation and the notion that the price increase going to the fanner. A survey of Lethbridge gro- cery shoppers Wednesday re- vealed the following com- ments. are said Mrs. Karen a Well- ing housewife shopping at the College Mall L-Mart. She said though groceries cost five to 10 cents more per item in Raymond and Ma- grath saving by com- ing to Lethbridge is getting harder. I come prices have gone especially for To reduce her family of three eats less meat and grows its own veg- etables. is black-market said Mr. J. G. Beierle of 1816 26th St. in refer- ence to city-wide mark-ups of meat and canned goods. He told The ned goods they've marked up 30 per Store clerks told just do what we're Mr. and Mrs. Eli of 1001 Scenic Drive said they had definitely noticed price changes. we think they're going said Mrs. Hopkins. The couple buy groceries only for themselves but con- sidered the situation far a that has to cope with meat and vegetable price increases. was the verdict of Mrs. Jennie of 1039 Lakeway shopping at the Mayor Magrath Safeway. h y should we suffer because the U.S. froze then- meat The farmers don't get the or they she said. Mrs. Cousins says she knows how items are priced day to day and store to store. think we don't she said. She cited the price fluctua- tions for Swifts bacon in the one pound package. It cost Aug. and 51.89 Aug. 8 at College Mall L-Mart. The same brand of bacon was priced at Aug. and Aug. 8 at the Mayor Magrath she claimed. Mrs. Lynne of 2023 13th Ave. said that prices ASSESSING SUMMER GAMES Winter Games committee gets feet wet in New Westminister By CLEO MOWERS Herald Publisher NEW WESTMINSTER Lethbridge and its neighbors don't yet fully understand what they're getting into in ths '75 Canada Winter Games. But the committee in charge has a better idea now. The magnitude will be as great as that of the Summer Gam- es now under way here. A strong Lethbridge con- tingent has been here for sev- eral teaming from both the successes and the mis- takes of the committee in charge here. The mistakes are few so far. Lethbridge sponsored a west- em-style breakfast in appre- ciation of the help and advice and to drum up more interest in the '75 Win- ter Games. The organization necessary for the games is almost beyond comprehension. It will be the most ambitious ever undertaken In Southern Al- berta. The Winter Games will have as many participants as the Summer Garnet about with at least half of them there at any one time. About 100 working news- men are on with anoth- er 500 in support roles. The full involvement of the community is one of the more obvious reasons for the organ- izational success of the sum- mer games. Several hundreds of Southern Albertans will be fully occupied for many weeks. Another lesson learned here is the utter necessity of arm- ed forces help. They have as- sumed full responsibility for several such as transport. Dean chairman of the Lethbridge and Charles head the Winter Games del- egation here. Also on hand for the breakfast were Alder- men Vera Ferguson and BUI Lethbridge city coun- cil representatives on the Doug public relations Ron Jacobson. chairman of Bob chair- man of Max public Keith general Roy Taber Buck Coaldale represent- Tom board Dr. Juan Pincher Creek representa- Allan Brent Seeley and Jim Elliott of Walt Edwards and Alan Bell of and Mike Scott and Stan Bates of CFCN. Lethbridge Mayor Andy An- Reed chairman of and Tom chairman of the friends of the were here earlier. The games here are scatter- ed over about six some several miles apart. This presents a transportation problem similar to what Leth- bridge will have. The games quarter- ed in a high empty for the is both head- quarters for the organization and living quarters for the participants. The moment the games are over the last people will be shoved out .because there is 'only two weeks' to clean out the place and mate it ready again for school opening. But in only a couple of days will be available before the Community College will resume its activities. Speed is one of the concerns of the Lethbridge observers here. were increased. Coffee cost the same this time as the last time she shopped. To keep trrck of price in- Mrs. Morrell com- pares prices on her grocery lists from week to week. But she buys in bulk to save money. An opposing view was put forward by Mrs. M. J. Rob- of 1209 31st St. A. S. has gone up in cost. Mrs. Robinson shops for her family of six but reckons there is little the consumer can because still have to She buys rice now instead of potatoes because with n o she gets mileage out of The Herald survey of food prices since June estimates potato prices to have climbed 54 per cent. The reason for the price in- creases is somtimes difficult to understand. Mrs. Robin- son pointed out that the noodle soup has climbed suddenly in price from two packages for 39 cents to two for 49 cents..... Buying meat for her freezer and purchasing groceries in bulk are the economic short cuts of Mrs. Mary Breit- kreutz. a Coaldale housewife who shops in Lethbridge for her family of four. Mrs. Helen of 3215 17th Ave. has noted and especially going up in price. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schneid- v.ho farm near shop for groceries in Leth- bridge. Though Mr. Schneider as a farmer has felt the ec- onomic he considers the current situation of rising food prices Mrs. Schneider said. it comes back to the farmer a well-worth thing. He's not getting the justified and he works harder at what he Mr. Schneider said it wasn't always cheaper to butcher livestock than to buy meat. He quoted a sale at L-Mart last week when ham was 88 cents per pound. pretty big in tomatoes was noticed by 17- year-old Brenda Bissett of Taber. She felt bargains were still obtainable in Taber and but food costs on the whole were up. think they're really high Suspended sentence given for iveapon possession A 36-year-old Lethbridge man who Wednesday pleaded guilty to a charge of posses- sion of an offensive weapon was given a nine-month sus- pended without pro- bation supervision LeRoy 324 7th Ave. had originally plead- ed not guilty to the laid after a disturbance at the same address May 2. Court was told Hendrickson was the caretaker of the which was divided into suites. Executive director named Native friendship centre to be in new office soon The Lethbridge Native Friendship Centre should be moved into its new office at 324 4th St. S. within two weeks ending months of search- ing for new accomodations. The friendship centre board was told at its monthly meet- ing Wednesday night renova- tions to the warehouse which will house the centre will be- Dealers for new cars next month New car buffs can start drooling and dreaming in early September when the 1974 models begin arriving in Lethbridge. The first new can to be on display this year will be Am- erican Motors models sched- uled to arrive in Lethbridge Sept. 5. General Motors prod- ucts will be available around Sept. 22. Ford Motor Co. has not sent a definite date to dealers the new cars should be here in mid Sep- tember. Chrysler Corpora- tion's new models will be here by Sept. 20. Dates have not been af- firmed for arrivals of new foreign can. gin Friday and should take 10 days to two weeks to com- plete. The centre is now renting temporary space in an office in the 400 block of 5th St. S. which is to be demolished to prepare for the first phase cf downtown redevelopment. Board member Veronica Scott expressed the hope that the new centre would be available before the tempor- ary office is closed down by the city. The board also gave form- al welcome to the new exec- utive director of the Corey formerly of Calgary. Miss Foster's application for the vacancy left by the resignation of Mike Keewatin was approved by the board at its last meeting. She graduated last year from Mount Royal College in Calgary with certificate in social work. She was later employed as a social worker with the Inglewood Commun- ity Association in southeast Calgary. Board member Frank Mc- Donald was elected to fill the position of vice-president left vacant by the resignation from the board of RCMP S. Sgt. John Clark. S. Sgt Clark's position on the board remains unfilled. About 0 a.m.. May six persons were visiting the upstairs apartment of Olive Madison when the noise became too Hendrick- son's Margaret went upstairs and ask- ed the visitors to be quiet. After a second attempt to hush the Hendrickson went up to the apartment where he pulled a butcher knife and asked the visitors to leave. This incident lead to the court was tcld. Similar charges against Margaret of the same and Lillian North 1020 12th St. were withdrawn Wednesday at the request of the Crown. A trial date was set Wed- nesday into a case of assault causing bodily harm against a 24-year-old Lethbridge man. Melvin Eugene 9th Ave. is charged that on May he assaulted Jack Van 14019th Ave. cutting Mr. Van Breda's lip. The day following the al- leged Middleton was sent to Alberta Hospilal in Ponoka for a psychiatric ex- amination but was declared fit to stand trial. A trial was scheduled last week but at that appearance Gyro Circus both Crown Prosecutor Vaughan Hartigan and Pro- vincial Judge L. W. Hudson advised Middleton to retain a instead of defending himself. Provincial Judge Hudson and Mr. Hartigan agreed there was a possible defense of temporary insanity which would be too technical to han- dle without a lawyer. Aug. 23 The Lettobridge Gyro Club is sponsoring The Canadian International Circus for a 20- act performance August 23 in the Exhibition Grandstand. The three ring circus will entertain at p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the gate an hour before show times at for for students and SI.50 for chil- dren. The twoJwur long circus features The Flying Thrill- a family of trapeze aeri- an elephant drill by four baby and a comedy lion routine. The touring show also con- tains an equestrian acrobatic and tram- poline gymnasts. Letlibridge garden shou scheduled The 51st annual Garden of the Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society is scheduled for Aug. 18 and 19 at the Lethbridge Exhibi- tion Pavilion. Members of the society will compete for 12 trophies in various categories oi vege- tables and flowers. Two new trophies in honor of the lats Jack Downs have been add- ed for this year the J. Downs Memorial Trophy for the best dahlia in the and the J. Downs Plaque for the best junior garden. Entries must be brought to the pavilion before noon on Aug. 18. Doors will be open for the public at p.m. and awards will be presented at 7 p.m. Residents from the senior citizens lodges will be trans- ported to the pavilion Aug. 19 to view the displays. The Anns Campbell Singers will perform at 2 p.m. that day. Pincher Creek planned i The annual Pincher Creek rodeo will kick off Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. with 11 events plan- tied for the two-day show. Pincher Creek Fair Days will be held Aug. to 19 and will feature a horse livestock bench ex- sheep chariot photography hos- pital bed pet show and beer festival.