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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THS 1ETH5RIDGE HERALD Thursday, December 3, 1971 Cablevision expansion unlikely DON liAHKKK siaff U'rilrr If von uant cablevi.sion and you live outside of Lethbridge, it will cost ymi about SI "That is the approximate cost ut m.stallalinn of a cable sys- tem for most small commun- ities." snid Doug Robinson, manager of Cablevision Leth- bridge Ltd "On top of that, of course, the monthly service charge fur maintenance of the wstem Hut whatever you do. don't, for Lethbridge cable- i ision m extend its service out- side the said Mr. Robin- son. Air. Kohinson explained. ''Our rabies must have amplifiers avery feet. When we got mo.-e than five amplifiers in a line, the television signal has 'oo much noise (picture distur- hanees) for suitable viewing. Gone skiing Calling all nudists. The Kempion Family Sport Associa- tion is inviting all nudists to join their nude skiing program. The West German resort said clothes-less skiers can join the fim. They may even bathe un- der a waterfall on the -I.OOO- fwt high slopes. These factors limit the effec- tive area less than three miles from the head end (sta- In explaining the economics of eablevision he said. "Con- sider a community of about 400 subscribers. The cost of the head end is about S125.000. On I top of that, employees would have to be hirerl for installa- tion and maintenance. "The result would be that the subscribers would have to pay something like SB5 for in- stallation. Monthly subscription rates would he around S-'O. You can see that nol too many peo- ple would be interested Mr. Robinson told The Her- ald that the Lethbridge com- pany would be expanding soon. i I! will apply to the CRTC for an extension of its coverage area to Ihe new city limits. Current geographic limita- j lions of the company exclude i some of the new and develop- ing city areas. "We can't understand why more people do not take advan- tage of our local original i o n channel." Mr. Robinson said. have one channel that has been set aside for the use of any group, large or small, free of charge." The station has established no limit on who may use the channel. The only requirements are that the broadcasts be free of libelous material and that standards of good taste be ad- hered to. The local company will sup- ply a mobile unit tiiat can lie laken almost anywhere. The mobile unit will videotape meet- ings, plays, groups, church choirs or any other ap- propriate happening. The com- pany docs request as much ad- vance notice as possible. "Since our budget does not allow for costs of production, we must ask that individuals or groups produce their own Mr. Robinson said. "The production must be ready for us to just move in and shoot." The local eablevision mana- ger said the company has been undergoing a major upgrading of equipment and service. Canada Fension Plan has payments ceiling of Because Canada Pension Plan payments are compulsory to wage earners, an annual ceiling of contributions has been set. During 1971, the maximum total income an individual is required to make payments on is per year, or a contri- bution of Persons caniing less will con- tribute less, whereas an individ- ual earning more is not re- quired lo make more than an per year payment. An individual is not required to contribute to CPP on income received from investments, or annuity, or any other pension plan. Also, the first of an em- ployee's annual earnings are exempt from contribution. For those people earning sfiOO per year or less, any deductions which may have been made for CPP purposes are refundable after the completed income lax form is submitted to the federal government. CPP contributions arc in- come tax-deductible, however, and pension payments are tax- able. Special postal service Cliristmas means pandemon- j iuin ;il I lie post office. II is the time of year when the volume of post cards, let- lers, packages and parcels eas- ily quadruples normal postal adivity. i To handle this annual mail i rush the post office provides extra service during the Christ- I mas mailing season. To meet the rush the post of- fice will increase the following services: Wicket service full service on Saturday from Dec. 11 to 18, from B a.m. to p.m.; Letter carrier service full delivery service, Saturday, Dec. ill. Beginning today, speed labels will "be delivered to all housc- holders for their use during the Christmas rush. These labels give the rates and the mailing deadlines. In order to speed up the de- livery of mail the post office requests that the public attach one of the labels marked local, out-of-town cards, and local or out-of-town first class mail, to each bundle of mail. New ORRPC planner assigned to eity A new staff member hired by the Oldman Kivor Regional Planning Commission will he assigned on a full-time b-isis to Lethbridgc. Beginning today, William Helton will work directly with city personnel in Ihe inspection and development department as an associate planner. Under the new arrangement between OliRPC and the city, Mr. Helton will spend at least Uiree days a week in city hall. The remaining two days will be spent with ORRPC staff on city- related matters. The former approach was to obtain advice from ORHPC planners on the orderly growth of the city as needed. Mr. Helton's salary will come from ORRPC. The move is expected to in- crease the planners' inHuenee on development of the city as directed by the master plan and zoning bylaw. The commission has also ap- proved the hiring of associate planner Jerry LSimons, effective Dec. (i, bringing the number of associate planners on the staff to four. Mr. Simons' planning respon- sibilities will be within the re- gion outside of Lethbridge. Back on the ORRPC staff af- ter a two-year leave of absence is assistant, director Lawrence j Smilh. IH.'NNINfi ILLEGAL Running hy foot or racing by car arc not permitted on any city street, according to the traffic bylaw. WHAT TO 111 1 1 II T WHA I o That WASHER -You didn't trade-in Those FANS Conditioner displaced The BICYCLE -the boy outgrew Those STORM WINDOWS -You replaced with new ones The BASSINET -You won't need anymore Look Around! List any in-the-way items you have and turn them into cash With a Lethbridge Herald DO NOT LASSIFIED CALL 328-4411 ANYTIME Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to p.m. The Lcthlnidcie Herald CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT. This Saturday In Weekend Magazine A Look At Our Cf FACTORIES The animals we eat are raised more and more by assembly-line methods. The faster they can' be forced to market weight, the higher the profit. Deprived of light and movement, cows, pigs, and chickens lead a short artificial life. Ernest Hillen examines factory farms this Saturday in Weekend Magazine. Gregory Clark And The Practical Jokeress Could five mere men turn the. tallies on a female practical joker? Enjoy the tale of li'ow Greg- and his friends finally got the best of this feminine pest, "Made In Japan" Is Good For BC And a" across Canada, too. is booming across the Pacific. What makes tile trading so profitable for both partners? Bob McKcown examines Japanese-Canadian business this Saturday in Weekend Magazine. Best Since Beiiveau? That's what, coach Punch Imlacli says about. Ihe Buffalo Sabres' Gilbert Perreatill. Andy O'Krien interviews this impressive new superstar in Weekend Magazine. Cheese To Please Party tid-bits to tantalize your gucsLs. Margo Oliver's recipes include Camembert In Wine, Savory Cheese Spread and Almnnd-Chei'sc More in Saturday's Weekend Magazine. The LethbrU0e Herald ;