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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, December 9, 1974 Mountain peace Fernie construction doubles FERNIE (Special) Building inspector Peter Relkoff says this city has issued building permits this year that authorized close to million in residential construction nearlv double that of 1973. Kaiser Resources Ltd., contracting through Mountain -View Realty, is constructing 29 homes in its housing development at Ridgemont Fifteen are under construc- tion by Nu West Construction Ltd of Calgary, six by Beaver Homes, and eight by K and H Construction Ltd. Of Fernie. Sponsored by Kaiser, al! were sold prior to construc- tion Ranging from to S33.000, the total value of construction in this project is about million Construction is expected to begin next spring on a housing scheme proposed fay Earl McPeek and R and M Construction Ltd. in the west part of the annex extension area on llth Ave. between 7th and 8th streets. Final plans are under way for the airport housing project scheme proposed by Ed Lipp and Lucaya Construction Ltd Plans for a first stage 54 house unit development are almost complete and it is ex- pected the homes will be built below the southwest bench of Elkview and adjacent to the airport. Dugout to boost water PHILIPS CORN POPPERS Automatically butters corn Teflon II coating 5 qt capacity A wonderful gin suggestion Reg. SPECIAL 15 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN CHAMPION (Special) Al Bertram Construction Ltd. is now building a new dugout to upgrade this village's water supply. The water system will get a seven million gallon boost when the feeder dugout is completed next spring. About cubic yards of soil will be removed to ex- cavate a rectangular area 300 by 400 feet to a depth of 20 feet below ground level. For many years the com- munity has pumped runoff water from a holding basin into an 18 million gallon reser- voir. It has been necessary to use water from two wells to supplement the supply. The wells produce water of poorer quality with a disagreeable taste. Council to accept lot CLARESHOLM (HNS) Town council has decided to accept a parking area from Marathon Realty, the land management subsidiary of CPR, if the proposed subdivi- sion sought by Marathon is approved by the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission. The parking lot is directly south of the former- CPR sta- tion and has been leased by the town for many years. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAS MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 RURORHRjRORfiRlOR Medicines Now Are More Helpful Not so long ago we had very few drugs that could always be depended upon to give; positive help. Usually, relief from pain or discomfort, till the disease subsided, was the expected help. But, now we nave potent medicines, obtained only after a physician's examimation and by his prescription, which really offer prompt relief and usually a speedy cure. It is now unnecessary to suffer from any repeated discomforts or pains. George and Rod say... A flea circus may be a good act, but it takes termites to bring down the house DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN The community uses about 12 million gallons in a normal year. With the new dugout, a two year supply can be stored and the wells eliminated. It will also ensure a water supply in years of below nor- mal runoff. Taber nursing home considered TABER (HNS) "We feel a nursing home is definitely needed and don't see why our senior citizens have to be shuffled off to other dis- Tom Addy, chairman of the Taber Municipal Hospital board says. The board is awaiting an order in council to establish a nursing home district, the first step in obtaining a nurs- ing home here Plans are going ahead for a feasibility study to be con- ducted next year by the Alberta hospital commission and representatives of the local hospital. It will also probe how an ac- tive care hospital and a nurs- ing home can be linked. The present hospital could be abandoned in favor of a new building. Local hospital ad- ministrator Dave Turtle says changes in health care have "outmoded" the present Taber institution. Mr. Addy says, "We are fry- ing to remove the stigma of a nursing home.'' Nanton seed meeting conducted NANTON (Special) A total of bushels were cleaned this year at the Nanton Seed Plant, those attending the 17th annual meeting learned recently. PENNER'S PLUMBING m sp'vice Work Heaters ard "Q 1209-2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 I South In short Six Socred memberships given VULCAN (Special) Six Little Bow Constituency residents have received life memberships in the Alberta Social Credit League. They are Rena Burns, Carmangay, Dan Jantzie, Vulcan, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Schlaht and Ed Root, Lomond, Mae Chatr.berlin, Champion, and Ed Johnson, Blackie. Snowplowing to begin at 5 a.m. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Council has decided that snowplowing of business areas and streets after snowstorms will begin at 5 a.m. in future so that most areas can be cleared before traffic begins to move. The town will provide and prizes for the best electrically decorated homes during the Christmas season. 4Games arrangements continue BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau; Coun. Frank Capron, coun- cil's representative on the Crowsnest Pass recreation board, told council this week progress is being made on arrangements for the volleyball tournaments for the Canada Winter Games in the high school. Renso Castellarm has been named venue manager and Alice Serra of Bellevue is in charge of the bilingual committee. Eric Price is in charge of the security committee and Alan Martini is public relations chairman. About will be spent for improved lighting for the school. Council to express alarm BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Town council has decided to express its alarm at the high cost of health services in letters to Health Minister Neil Crawford and Municipal Affairs Minister David Russell. Dr. Roy Amundsen told his fellow councillors the Crowsnest Pass Foundation has been authorized to borrow 000 to cover an expected deficit for operations of the hospital, senior citizens' home and nursing home here Council was dismayed, noting it will have to bear about 40 per cent of this extra cost, or an additional 14 mills of taxation. Coun. Amundsen said the town also supports the Crestview Lodge at Pincher Creek. Director may be hired BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Town council will decide later this month if a recreation director will be hired. Improvement District 5 may withdraw from the board, Coun. Frank Capron told council this week. This would leave Frank and Blairmore to pay the recrea- tion director's salary. However, councillors here are of the opinion that the two communities could support a director. Meanwhile, no decision will be taken until the ID decides what it will do. This decision is expected after Dec. 12. Fort man completes basic FORT MACLEOD (Special) Bob Eden, son of Mr. and Mrs Frank Eden of Fort Macleod has completed Cana- dian Armed Forces basic training at Cornwallis, N.S. He will be posted to Borden, RODNEY <1C1-SthSt. S. Free Delivery Call 327-3364 GEORGE Haig Medical Bldg. 601 8th Ave. S. Call 328-8133 THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL Ont., for one month, where he will be drilled in driving all armed forces vehicles. Then he will be posted to Kingston, Ont., to train as a radio operator. DE SOTO THERE FIRST The first white men to visit Arkansas were members of a Spanish expedition led by Her- nando de Soto. A BRIGHT SPARKLING PERMANENT CHRISTMAS CORSAGE MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-8585 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIOGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. The gap, where the Oldman River emerges onto the prairies is threaded with a highway and frosted with snow, making it an inviting place to spend a weekend. Taberites signing for cable television More than 250 Tatrer residents and merchants have registered for CATV service at the office of Taber Cable Television Ltd. since the ser- vice to the town was an- nounced. About 75 of those residents and merchants already have cable service, a Taber Cable spokesman said today. All of those now receiving the ser- vice are in the downtown area and on the south side of the town. The Cable employee said about 10 cable installations are being made each day on the south side but installations haven't begun on the north side of Taber yet. grant sought at Pincher c? PICTURE BUTTE (Special) Town council has applied for a federal winter works labor forgiveness grant. Farm classes set The Provincial government is sponsoring two farm management courses in Lethbridge Alberta Farm Management Course begins Jan. 6. It is a four week course running five hours per day for a five day week. Pre registration deadline is Dec. 20 and the course is limited to 20 students. Topics include farm accoun- ting, machinery economics and decision making. Successful students will be eligible for Canada manpower training allowances. The beef management course is a first for Lethbridge. It starts Jan. 13 and runs two weeks five days per week and five hours per day. Topics include beef nutrition, economics, breeding, exotics, winter feed management, farm law, grading, disease prevention and control and management subjects. Two experts from various segments of the livestock industry will speak each day. While there is no registra- tion fee, there is no training allowance. Application forms for both courses are available from the Lethbridge district agriculturist office. BECAME INDEPENDENT Cyprus became an inde- pendent country Aug. The money will be used to finance a complete renovation to the Picture Butte Com- munity Hall. Council approved a bylaw to join the Green Acres Foun- dation. It operates nursing homes. Coun. Gerald Price will represent the town on the board. A survey will be taken here to find out if there is need for a senior citizens home at Pic- ture Butte. Council favors a lodge and cottages which would be self contained un- its The local pound is un- satisfactory for winter weather. A heater will be in- stalled. Provision will be made for better ventilation. A poundkeeper will be hired. Meanwhile, the Lethbridge County dogcatcher will nab stray dogs here, as authorized by council's dog control bylaw. The town will pay 30 per cent of the dogcatcher's wages and he will work on an individual complaint basis. Council decided to increase the licence fee for bitches from to Fees for male and spayed female dogs will remain at Dogs will be destroyed or sold after 72 hours at the pound. "The workmen are still running cable to the north side, but we expect to begin service there in about two weeks or the spokesman said. The two Lethbridge and two Great Falls stations will be provided to Taber residents, with AM and FM radio programs to be transmitted at a later date. Log harvest in B.C. CRANBROOK (Special) The November sawlog scale at cubic feet for East and West Kootenay, which comprises the Nelson Forest District, was less than one third last November's tally. The B.C. Forest Service complies the monthly scale for the district and shows that the 11 month tally for 1974, at cubic feet, is down nearly 29 per cent from the corresponding period of 1973. The big drop was in spruce, a high altitude tree requiring expensive access It measured slightly over two million feet compared to nine million for the month last year. Fir scale was just over a third compared to last November's 2.3 million feet. Every species including deciduous wood showed a drop. In the past, November has been the start of a sharp four month rise in scale, backlogg- ing for the spring woods closure for runoff. This year yards are already well stocked and piled lumber is waiting for signs of new life in the market. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz 22251ft SI. S. Phone 328-4095 TOY SALE 25% OFF EVERYTHING TOYCASTLE DESIGNS 1279-3rdAve. S. (Basement) Lethbridge Open weekdays Terry Mclntosh is pleased to announce that he has purchased the T-J CONFECTIONERY in Hardieville He welcomes all old customers from Hardieville and Lethbridge and District to visit the store for all their needs. arquis Hotel Bldg. Phone 327-1 51 5? CLEARANCE OF AMPLIFIERS AND PA'S 530 5th Street South "PRUEGGERS MUSIC" Phone 329-3151 ;