Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, August LETHBRIDGE Cominco axes strike inquiry by labor office TRAIL (CP) Cominco Ltd has asked Labor Minister William King to find an alternative to his suggestion that an industrial inquiry commission be appointed to resolve a six-week strike by the company s employees here John Giovanetto, Cominco labor relations manager, said the company sent a telegram to Mr King Wednesday urging him to find another solution 'We respectfully urged the minister that the possibility of obtaining a solution be actively pursued by the capable people in the mediation Mr Giovanetto said The president of Local 480 of the United Steelworkers of America, Marv Mclean, said earlier he hoped the company would accept Mr King's offer Before the strike started the company had offered the Steelworkers 10 an hour In the old contract the base rate was 10 The company offered to increase tradesmen's rates to from The union's basic demand is for pension benefits which would give retirement at age 55 after 30 years Mr Giovanetto said the company believes that intervention by an industrial inquiry commission would be inappropriate because the employees have not had a chance to vote on the company offer Miss chosen Sweetheart CRANBROOK Carol Morrison was crowned Sam Steele Sweetheart for 1974 at the conclusion of a pageant at the Armond Theatre Thursday night Terry Hildebrant, the 1973 sweetheart crowned Miss Morrison and Princess Kathleen Duerksen was crowned by Frankie Carver, the 1973 princess Cardston MD nixes road (Staff) Douglas Baker and Ronald Quinton of Leavitt won t be getting a road to their new residential properties near Leavitt the Cardston Municipal District council decided Monday Reeve Harold Jensen said it is absolutely impossible" to build them a road on the road allowances and nearby property-owners don t want fields bisected bv any such development Coun Keith Olsen of Glenwood said Inform them you will not be building a road on that road allowance for the next three years or at least there are no plans to build a road now anyway Council approved James Anderson s plan to build a new house south of Magrath Ross Uibel of Mountain View will be advised bv council to apply to the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission to make three lots out of two for a proposed commercial establishment at Mountain View Jerry Stnngham of Del Bonita received permission to install a water line to his home STATIONARY ENGINEERS CLASS CLASS required for South Central Alberta Processing Plant Competitive Wages Excellent company benefits Smaller Town Benefits For further information please contact: (Wilf Mass) Canada Manpower Centre 419 7th St. S. LETHBRIDGE, Alberta Telephone: 327-8535 TV Herald- District Warner council considers laws, other matters WARNER (Staff) The Warner County Council Tuesday approved a bylaw adopting the 1974 assessment for use in 1975 Council approved installation of a mercury vapor street light for the northern area of New Dayton for a monthly charge by Calgary Power of 68 minus the provincial discount The light was requested by Coun Leif Trockstad of New Dayton Council learned the fall convention of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties will be held Nov 19 to 22 at Edmonton Registration will be from 3 to 8 p m Nov 18 and the official opening will be at 10 a m Nov 19 Wine and cheese parties are scheduled The association s co operative earnings increased to last year Membership fees are based on the total equalized assessment Burning permits are required in the County of Warner due to department of lands and forests regulations, council said The burning bylaw is to be reviewed Council was informed the department of the environment is only involved in two areas of the province regarding the burning of debris Edmonton and Calgary Councillors were invited to tour Lethbndge homes and gardens from 1 to 5 30 p m Wednesday Aug 28 The invitation came from the president Ron Hunt and the Lethbndge district board of the John Howard Society A highlight will be viewing ol the Sicks' Lethbndge Brewery rock garden Council received and filed reports from the Alberta land use forum Citizens were advised that copies of the interim and president's reports are available m university college and public libraries The reports will also be available at all regional planning commissions It is hoped by the authors the reports will be useful to individuals and groups planning to submit briefs at coming land use forum meetings Council learned the department of health reduced the Warner County Health Unit budget by because the plan to provide dental services cannot be begun next year I think it will be a matter of trying to get all the services pretty well the same throughout the province and they just haven t got gotten that far yet said Coun Murray Holt of Raymond health unit board chairman Council approved a powerhne extension for sprinkler irrigation systems operated by Ernie Garber just south of Milk River and an Alberta Government Telephones cable installation along the highway three miles west of Warner Council approved a grant to the student manpower project at Milk River, the same as last year Council rejected a request for a grant Coun Leif Trockstad of New Dayton favored the largei giaru but Coun Elda Mueller's motion for a grant and request of a report on the work accomplished was approved by council Council rejected a request from the Warner utilities officer Wes Wolowidnyk, for a two-way radio communications system for his truck Said Coun Jim Blackmer of Coutts "I think maybe he is going to be scattered over quite a large area and it might be useful later on Council heard the minutes of a special meeting held July 15 which approved the boundaries of the Triple W and Chinook natural gas co-operatives Council Huttente colonies will be subject to a special surcharge, authorized for heavy consumers Explained Coun Elda Mueller of Wrentham "It is needed to pay installation costs for heavy lines a long way from the main The surcharge is necessary because Huttentes are limited as to the number of shares each colony can purchase in the co-op Dust from seed cleaning plants is not wanted at county dumps, council reaffirmed at its Tuesday meeting Coun Murray Holt advised it be disposed by digging a hole for burning and burial Council noted the privilege of using nuisance grounds is abused by some county citizens rotten grain, car bodies and other unwanted paper refuse is being dumped in contravention of regulations Further study will be given to ways and means of enforcing the rules School bus driver Ed Wehlage of Milk River was dropped by the school committee in an effort to reduce expenses Appearing before council, Mr Wehlage asked why his seniority didn't save his job He was told his bus was the oldest, that council didn't like the unpleasant situation, but it couldn't justify running the bus just to keep the business going Council went into a committee of the whole session and barred the press to further discuss the matter Revelstoke Companies Ltd., 1602 3rd Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta Phone 327-5777 Canal will provide more power The latest man-made sight on the highway between Trail and Nelson rises out of a hill beside the Kootenay River like a skyscraper foundation in the wilderness The Kootenay Canal hydroelectric development, which will eventually generate kilowatts of electrical power, is 12 miles west of Nelson on the south bank of the river B C Hydro plans to have half the capacity operating next year, and the second half in 1976 Water to power the generators became available with the construction of the Duncan Dam and the Libby Dam on the river It will be fed to the powerhouse through a three-mile canal beginning upstream from five existing power plants The plants by-passed are the Corra Linn, Upper Bonmngton. City of Nelson. Lower Bonmngton and South Slocan plants The canal will feature deer escape ramps for animals swimming across Work areas will be re-seeded after construction About two million cubic yards of rock and four million cubic yards of overburden had to be excavated to build the canal Access to the canal and powerhouse will be via the Kootenay River Bridge, 638 feet long and 32 feet wide with a maximum load capacity of 315.000 pounds Major contracts for the development to 1973 were worth 833 284 CANAI t l if A nother powerhouse A map outlines the size of the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority's Kootenay Canal project near Nelson The canal, 60 to 65 feet deep and 75 to 80 feet wide, will carry water to a new powerhouse with a kilowatt capacity ATTENTION FEEDLOT OPERATORS What are you doing about the high cost of barley9 Are you using silage corn to its maximum potential9 Silage corn for sale 7 mues north on Broxburn Road Inquiries invited Box 1315 Coaldale Phone 327-9048 2 Council ponders growth j TABER (HNS) Two items of major concern before the town council Monday were the continued shortage of residential building lots and the failure of the town to attract industrial development during the past three years Local building contractor Holger Just expressed disappointment that little pi ogress has been made during the past year toward opening new building sites in spite of repeated promises He said while there are a few lots available, some privately owned, there is no area where a person can build a home, and no area where low cost housing can be constructed Mr Just also approached the council on the possibility of building semi-detached (side by side) dwelling units and selling each half of the lot and building to separate owners On the matter of industrial development one member of council said that the provincial government's program of establishing industry in the smaller centres is not being carried out and that new industry is going to the cities Concerned that Taber's policy on land and servicing costs may not be competitive, council directed the industrial co ordmator to prepare a comparison of Taber with other communities SOUTHERN ELECTRICAL CRAFTSMEN RAY SINCLAIR ASSOCIATES For WIRING By CRAFTSMEN COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL FREE ESTIMATES Phone 328-1817 8 1420-17th Ave. S. 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