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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta LAST CALL! All ABOARD! EXPO WIND-UP TOUR DEPARTING SEPT. 8th POR INFORMATION CALL BUTTE TRAVEL 1271 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-3201 328-6858 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, August 20, 1970 PAGES 9 TO 20 J tana' A. E. CROSS Where Every Thursday is "Kiddies' Day" Phono Now For Your Appointment 327-2673 Native Court Worker Project Given Assurance Of Continuing By KIC SWIIIART Herald Staff Writer The Alberta attorney eral's sured gen office Wednesday the Lethbridge Friend- ship Centre and other concern- ed individuals that the native court worker pilot project Lethbridge will not die Jack Lee, director of correc- tional services, said at a spe- cial meeting at the provincial jail, the need for a native court worker in the city is definitely very real and the provincial government will make sure this type of work will continue Mr. Lee said he will make a recommendation that his office make money available to carry the project for one month through the end of September. The native court worker pro- ject was initiated by the John Howard Society of Alberta but funds limited the time to three months, with the end of August the final date. He said the work of Albert Lapatac has shown signs of success in the short time the project has been in operation but any continuous assistance will be hard to come by since the work had not been included in this year's provincial bud- get. Mr. Lee recommended the Lethbridge Friendship Centre try to make funds avail able through the Indian Association of Alberta and "in the mean- time, the attorney general's of- fice will be looking closely at the project and will come up with a decision on its stand the issue. "There is a good chance probation officer court worke position will be created by th provincial government in orde to justify the use of publi funds' He said a court worker h no status in a court but a pn bation officer does and th: stipulation is needed befor money can be spent from th attorney general's office fo such a project He said plans for such a pro ject have been on the books fo some time and this year inone was set aside for eight add tional native probation officer court workers following the sue cess of the original groun th year before "This money tied up because govcrnmcn iunds appropriated for one de jartment can't be transferrec to another department" Mr. Lee said the court work er in Lethbridge has the pos iion of "amicus [riend of the court, and then ore does not have official sta lus with the court. He said the duties performe >y Mr. Lapatac include: mak ng the person, whether Indian or Metis, aware of the charge is facing; to obtain lega aid; to notify relatives regard ing fines; to interview person >efore he attends court; and t speak on behalf of the person after the guilt or innocence ha >een established, explaining any mitigating circumstances. Refrigerator Deaths Investigation Continues The RCMP is continuing its Investigation into the death Sunday of two Redcliff girls. The girls were found in a re- frigerator stored in the garage of the father of one of the girls. Police said the wet bathing suits of the girls, Lorri Ann Sackman, six, and her cousin, Wanda May Sackman, eight, were found in the refrigerator and the bodies were nude and in i sitting position. Autopsies have confirmet suffocation as the cause of both deaths, but additional lab tests are being conducted. A pathologist's report indi- cated the body of one of the children bore marks of having been molested prior to death. No arrests have been made. An inquest has been ordered into the deaths. Development Hinted For North Lethbridge The Municipal Planning Com- mission met in closed Session Wednesday to discuss a pro- posed development in North Lethbridge. Chairman Joe Balla said after the meeting the commis- sion had given approval in prin- cipal to the re-plotting of some land on the north side for a major development. In regular business, the com- mission refused a request from Bailey's Keyboard for a non- illuminated sign on their build- ing at 312 8th St. S. Tabled for clarification with the applicant of the intended use for the land was an appli- cation from Subway Concrete Products to display and store plumbing material and con- crete products on a vacant lot at 128 North Mayor Magrath Drive. RESIDENTIAL COOLING SYSTEMS CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-3388 Bill Purvis-Smith, assistant executive director of the John Howard Society of Alberta, said John Howard took the initiative to establish the pilot project when it found there was a build-up in the native court worker idea "This pilot project was thought of as one method of assisting the over-all project of a native court worker for this he said. F. R. Langin, human re- sources d e v e 1 opment officer said that though the need for a native court worker was well demonstrated, the project was faced with cold hard budgeting facts until the new fiscal year next April 1. Better Water Supply Aim Of ORRPC ion By HERB JOHNSON Herald Staff Writer The Oldman River Rcgiona Planning Commission will pe tition all three levels of gov ernment for action to upgrad tlie supply and quality of wate in four southern Alberta rivers In a resolution passed THREE SWINGERS How would you like to go up on a swing, up in air so high? It's neat and the harder you pump the higher you go, as shown by these three youngsters at Henderson Lake Park, high, higher and highest. Holiday play days will soon be past for the school set however. Th e bell calls classes in Lethbridge Tuesday. Arson Suspected In Ihree tires PINCHER CREEK (HNS) CMP at Pincher Creek have uggested arson is involved ith three fires within two ours in the Pincher Creek rea Tuesday and Wednesday The first fire destroyed a eed shed and some feed on the aston Rigaux farm northeasi BURGER SPECIAL Friday and Saturday Only QUEEN BURGER Plus FRENCH FRIES Reg. 80c 59 C HANNIGAN'S BURGER KING "Home of Heavenly Fried Chicken" The Chicken with Old Fashioned Goodness 1415 Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 328-4038 of the town. It occurred abou p.m. Tuesday. About a.m. Wednesday fire levelled a stack of hay in the barnyard on the farm o Tom Dwyer, south of town Mr. Dwyer had just noticed thi Rigaux farm fire burning in the distance and looked out to see the blaze in his own feed yard. The third fire, which destroy ed the recently remodellec farm home of Walter Wolbert. about 10 miles northeast oi Pincher Creek occurred aboui 2 a.m. Wednesday. Hay bales had been stacked along the house and apparently set fire to, according to RCMP. Work On Intersections This Week Improvements to' two city in- Brsections are being carried out this week as part of the city's summer works program. Crews are improving the ap- >rofich to the college access road at Scenic Drive and 23rd it. S. They are also working on an acceleration lane for traffic urning east on the Drive from he college road. The intersection at Scenic Drive and llth St. S. is being ,'idcncd for safety for wo way traffic. Garden For Winnipeg Winnipeg will soon Join Leth- bridge as one of the few Cana- dian cities with a Japanese garden. The city is planning a million downtown development, to contain apartment buildings, a 19-storey hotel, a 10-storey of- fice building and a Japanese garden. (The Lethbridge Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden, one of the largest authentic Japanese gar- dens outside Japan, opened hi 1966 at a cost of about 000.) Wednesday's meeting tlie coir mission requests impleme tation of recommendations several studies carried out date. Four studies done in Li past two years are listed. According to the resoluti the present water manageme program hi the area covered 1 the commission is "primari single purpose in nature, orien ed toward irrigation needs an is providing inadequate flo1 at various times for non-irrig lion purposes in much of th region." It goes on to say th; 'healthy growth" in the regie depends on an adequate supp of good water for all uses, e pecially domestic and indu trial supply, flood control an recreation. The resolution requests sp cific increases in the amount water flow in the St. Mary Belly, Waterton and Oldma Rivers. The first three contr bute to the flow in the Oldmai If the recommended increasi the minimum flows wei made, it would mean a total ir crease at Lethbridge of 51 cubic feet per second. BETTER RECREATION It is also suggested recre tional potentials upstrean could be better met by vised reservoir managemeii scheme. The Waterton River and re ervoir is given top priority i increased flow and better res ervoir management, as it deemed to have the best p tential as a fishery and recre.: tional area. It was suggested at the mee ing that dams should be buil to help prevent the very serioi problem of depletion of heac waters. Gordon Haugen, b i o 1 o g i s with the provincial departmen of lands and forests, said dam. were only a stop-gap measm and that the final solution wa revised land-use practices leadwater watersheds. A major problem, he saic was lack of forestation, resul ing in too quick a spring rur off. The water needs to be he] back and the rim-off slows down, he said. In other business, the Tow of Claresholm, the County Warner and the Municipal Dis ;rict of Willow Creek were at mitted as members of the com mission. Only the MDs of Cardsto and Taber are now not mem >ers of the commission, alon vith the town of Granum an about 12 villages. An application from the Blood Indian Band, brought u at the June commission meel ng, was not on the agend Vednesday. It will likely b 'ealt with after a meeting o the Band council has been held 'ROVINCIAL POLICY Provincial policy, outlined in i letter from A. W. Morrison eputy minister of municipa affairs, is th a t all municipal! jes must contribute to the com mission, whether they are members or not. There will be a levy agains! on-members, the number of CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 Hey Kids Come In and Enter the ARP Yamaha TOO Twin YL-1 MOTORBIKE CONTEST Held In Conjunction with our ARP Back-to-School Savings Sale. Winner will be announced on or qbouf Sept. 21st, 1970 See the bike on display in our window courtesy of Yamaha Sales Lethbridge. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MANY SPECIALS BEING OFFERED FOR BACK TO SCHOOL McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3RD AVE. S., LETHBRIDGE CALL 327-3555 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY ALSO OPERATING WATERTON PHARMACY LOCATED IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK mills varying from one-tenth to four-tenths, depending on tlie size of the municipality. Sixty per cent of the commis- sion's budget comes from the provincial government, the rest from the municipalities. The commission also voted to recommend to the provincial planning board that the policy on the taking of public reserve land at the time of subdivision remain unchanged. The board had requested the commission's recommendation following a suggestion that the 10 per cent reserve be taken each time a parcel of land is subdivided. The present policy is flexible, and there may be deferrals and payment in lieu of tlie actual land. E x e c u tive Director Erwln Addcrley pointed out that if the suggested policy were adopted it would be possible for 50'per cent of a parcel to be taken as reserve for public use through I'epeated subdivision. LCI Not Ready For School Start Lethbridge Collegiate Insti- tute students in all grades will get an extended summer holi- day this year: they won't have to go back to classes until Sept. The delayed return time (all other city schools start Aug. 25) was necessitated by a later- than-expected finish to the 52 million LCI addition. The build- ing contractor is now expected to have finished by Aug. 31, al- most two weeks later than scheduled. When the contractor leaves, school district caretaking and maintenance crews will move in to clean classrooms, corri- dors and other facilities, install desks and other necessary work. Because of the two-week loss in school time, LCI students will not complete their fall se- mester until about mid-Jan- uary (they will still break as usual at School days will be 30 minutes longer, as in most city schools. The spring semester for LCI students will start almost im- mediately after the extended "all session ends, and its school days will continue to be extend- ed by 30 minutes in order that they may still finish June 9 with the other Lethbridge schools. LCI students who are plan- ning to graduate at Christmas in order to enter another edu- cational institution in January (the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge Community College offer semesterized courses) will be allowed to at- tend Winston Churchill High School if they wish, for the fall semester, in order that they finish in time. The public school district ad- ministration said it is also pos- sible that these students could instead attend Catholic Central High School if it is more con- venient for them. Causes of the construction completion delay include late delivery, of essential equipment and fixtures, particularly in the case of science laboratory and the school's intercom system. Dr. 0. P. Larson, superinten- dent of public schools, noted that there will under no cir- cumstances be any further de- lay in opening the school. JOTTINGS Dr. Brian Cotter, doctor of chiropractic medicine has join- ed'Dr. Ralph Kuipers in his Lethbridge office. 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