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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Sportplex house open L POOLING THEIR SHOVELS FOR THE 'PASS POOL Frank Mayor Tony Patera, Blair- more Mayor George Waif, 'Pass recreation board chairman Don Dececco; MIA Charlel Drain and Bill White of the Village of Bellevue turn the first sod to commence construc- tion of the community swimming pool in west Blairmore. Pool project committee chairman Fernand Paquette listed the donors, starting with Coleman Collieries' gift of Speakers were Bonnie Porter, Max Gibb, Jack Diskin, Graham Atkinson Eric Price and Bill Kundert. -Vern Decoux Photo Preventive social .services backed PINCHER CREEK (Special) people here are inter- ested in the preventive social services. This was shown re- cently when a public Jorum was held. Dave Hembling, director and counsellor, briefly outlined the beginning of PSS. It began in 1967 under the Social Credit government, with Harold Cow- ard being a full time director. The PSS program serves eight communities: Bellevue, GOLDEN WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Griffiths of Aden marked their Golden Wedding Anniversary recently with an open house celebration at the Hoping Hall attend- ed by moro than 200 people. Blairmore. Coleman. Cowl e y. Frank, ID No. 5, MD No. 9, and Pincher Creek. It is funded at CO per cent by the provincial government and 20 per cent by the com- munities involved. The Pincher Creek Crows- nest Pass is an experimental pilot project for the whole of Alherta. The director is in- volved in case work and coun- selling. After the two years of research by the provincial gov- ernment, it may be possible to permit other communities in Alberta to operate on the shar- ed role basis of one person do- ing counselling and directing. Charles Jacob was present to answer questions and give an outline on the Headstart pro- gram. It is hoped in the 1972- 73 year to establish car pools to bring in the rural children. At present they are unable to participate because of distance. Tire Headstart Kindergarten Is well staffed and in the event of rural participation further staff will be engaged. Tire idea is to give all pre sclroolers an equal opportunity to prepare for school. Interest and discussion was shown in a Senior Citizens' Drop-in-Centre. It was suggest- ed that a ground floor building on Mam Street would be ideal. This would have easy access to the post office and shopping area. It was revealed that at the Family Life Centre, counsel- ling runs from 85 to 125 hours per month. The town council of Pincher Creek recently renewed its par- ticipation in the program for the period of April 1, 1972, to March 31st, Pension plan sessions set Pass'words Christmas concert Sunday COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Tlie Crowsnest Pass Choral So- ciety, directed by Mrs. Inger Randies, will present its fourth annual Christmas concert in the Horace Allen School here at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. Taking part will be the Crawsnest Pass Symphony Or- chestra directed by Roy Upton; the Blairmore United Church Junior Choir directed by Mrs. Randies; the Blairmore United Church Senior Choir directed by Mrs. Audrey Bonne; and the Coleman Elemenlary School Choir directed by Mrs. Ema Malanchuk. Guest soloists will be Mrs. Margaret Radford and Miss Valli Giacomuzzi, both of Blair- more. A silver collection will be taken and proceeds will be for promotion of various 'Pass mu- sic .groups. Errington wins grant NATAL (HNS) The Kai- ser Resources Fellowship in forest land reclamation, which has been offered by the com- pany since 1969, has been awarded this year to J. C. Erringtbn. a student at the Uni- versity of B.C. Dean of the forestry faculty, J. A. F. Gardner, recommend- ed Mr. Errington. He hart won the award in the 1970-71 ses- sion because he "has proven his ability by obtaining an average grade of 83 per cent for his course work and by making an excellent stall on lu's thesis topic, which will be a study of the vegetative recovery from a dis-used smeller sile at Anyox, Tile dean recommended f.bM Mr. Errington receive in cash and that the balance ol tire award be used for equipment, supplies and travel in connection with the forest land reclamation program. Kaiser trains four men coming L COALDALE IIINSi Sports-, plex iMiard of management memhcrs are Mayor A. F. Blakie of Coaldale, William Martens. Norm Obcr, Miro To- masta and D. Geldert, crcation director for the south counly region. Booking will be handled through the Coaldale recreation office. The hoard is to establish an operational budget for the Sportsplex to he presented to council for consideration. Plans are to arrange for an open house in the near future. The first stage of the Sports- plex was completed some weeks ago. It. is referred to as pool administration block. The structure has two levels. On the upper level arc the swimmers' change rooms, pool control cen- tre, public washrooms 'and a small lounge. On the lower le- vel i.s a large meeting or re- creation room, with kitchen fa- cilities, an arts and crafts room, a room which houses the pool equipment, and a furnace and boiler room. Very rough estimates of tlie Sporlsploe construction costs for this first stage are sbout Saturday, Dectmbtr 11, 1971 THI LETHBRIDGt HERAID 3 Kootenay Elk rail opposed KERN T. Nim- sick says if the Kootenay Elk Railway is allowed to be buill from Sparwocd tio the interna- tional linking up with tlie Burlington North at that point, lo ship Sparwood area coal lo Roberts Bank via the U.S., at least 100 jobs will be destroyed in this country. Mr. Nimsick says every 100 car train that makes the round trip from Sparwood lo Roberts Bank involves 72 men. Other men are lured for up- keep of the CP Bail tracks, making ties, taxis for trans- porting Uie men arid many oth- er jobs are related. Tlie application from the Kootenay Elk Railway is now before liie B.C. Supreme Court. Mr. Nimsick says "the only reason I can suggest for such inconsistent action by the pro- vincial government is the con- tinualion of Ihe "hate Oltawa campaign ried that has been ear- by Premier Ben- bell ever since the federal gov- crnmcnl nVmed right to build a dam nn tlto Co- lumbia river. "Now the application haj R new wrinkle in the proposed thermo plant to be built on the American side of (he lino. "This plant, is lo use tbn waste from the Spanvood area, and this means that it will have to be transported from the mines in the thermo plant. More. we ex- pected to hi? forthcoming very soon. In the plans are: Stage 2 swimming pool and wading pool; Stage 3 ice arena; Stage 4 curling rink lobby. and NATAL (HNS) In tire con- tinuing effort to maintain a qualified work force and in em- phasize tlie employment oppor- tunities for underground min- ers, Raiser Resources has completed a pilot training pro- gram. The program was designed to give exposure to the many aspects of underground mining with particular emphasis on safety and the mines act. The program is intended to ease the transition to an under- ground working environment. Haas Hanson, Neil George Arnold and Ron Lorem j successfully completed tbe pro- gram. The Instruction was han- dled by fireboss Ken Kniert who has been mining for more than 30 years at the Michel and Elk River underground mines with Crow's Nest Industries and Kaiser Resources Limiled. CWL rids Burton, inClllf.ll patients Bank opens December 13 BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Tlie Royal Bank nf Canada here will move inlo new quar- ters tills weekend. Official opening nf tlie new premises will be held at a.m. Monday, Dec. 13. Tlie former bank building has been purchased by Mayor George Wait of Blairmore and reports indicate a Lethbridge radio station will be operating in the building in the new year. Conger speaks at opening NATAL (HNS) Harry M. Conger, Kaiser Resources Lim- iled vice-president and general manager, speaking at the open- ing of the new Greenwood Shopping Centre at Sparwood recently, told a gathering of district residents that his com- pany had foreseen the need of at least three major services to make Sparwood a community which would attract the type of employees tlie company de- sired: housing, recreation and shopping facilities. He said KRL was pleased lo be able to assist in efforts to provide these tilings. Kaiser Resources Limiled has pro- vided considerable assistance for housing both in Sparwood and Fernie, he said, and is also providing assistance for recrea- tion in both communities. Tlie manager ol Ihe Leth- bridge district office of the Canada Pension Plan, J. C. (Fern) Bouchard, wishes to In- form the residents of the fol- lowing areas that R. F. Viney will be in attendance at: NATAL Town hall, Dec. 20, a.m. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Dscoux, Resident Rep., Blab-more Phone 563-2149 Clint's Portable Equipment Ltd. PRE-CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! PORTABLE ALL-METAL STOCK RACK'.. Built to fit any Vi ton truck Regular Pries SPECIAt 5165.00 Prico effective until Dec. 15th Phone 633.3534 CARDSTON FERXIE City ball, Dec. 20, 1-3 p.m. CRAKBROOK Room 101, Federal Building, Dec, 21, 9 p.m. KniBEIiLEY Union Hall. Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-l p.m. CRESTON Federal Agri- culture Building, Dec. 23, a.m.-3 p.m. Anyone wishing to take ad- vantage of this service is cor- dially invited to do so Mr. Viney will answer queries on the Canada Pension Plan, the old age security and the guar- anteed income supplement. He will also provide assis- tance in Hie filing of applica- lions to those who arc now or j will soon be qualified for the above-noted benefits. These Are The letMnidge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area NATAI, n.c. PAUL CMALA P.O. 3P' IOMONO MRS IEONARP C.1WR Criipml Delivery CARDSTON MRS. CATHERINE HUH............General Delivery COWLEY CLARENCE WEEKES P.O. Box 7 STAVELY MRS. VIOLET CLANCY Box SI Contact lhf-50 lor your District or Clarified 21 houses going up at Raymond RAYMOND (HNS) There are 21 homes under construc- tion here at present. Joseph Kirkham, building in- lias issuer! permits to authorize construction the val- ue nf MOO.IWIi. Two homes have been moved inlo Imvn from Hie rural area. Kach of tlirsr- is having eomc chances made. Tlie. majority of the dwellings are being built lo sell. This should relieve the. shortage in tl'c town. At tlie present time there are no toiises for rent. Free bus to Fernie hill NATAL (HNS) Skiers in the Sparwood area will once again receive free transporta- tion to the Snow Valley Ski Hill at Fernie. Kidser Besources Limited will run a bus each weekend and during the Christmas holi- days. The bus will leave the Elk Valley Trailer Court at a.m Stops en route will be al Spardel Trailer Court, Ihc crossing at the junction of Elk Valley Road and Highway 3, the corner by the Senior Ctirens Villa, Sparwood; playground near Sparwood row-housing; Elk River Inn and Ivan's Trail- er Court nt Hosmcr and Tra- velaid Esso Service in Fernie. The bus is scheduled to leave the ski hill at p.m. daily. COALDALE (HNS) The Catholic Women's League of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church is assisting tlie Cana- dian Mental Health Association in obtaining Christmas gifts for patients in southern Alberta mental hospitals and institu- jons. A basket for these gifts is lo- cated in the Coaldale Phar- Kinettes prepare {or dance COALDALE (HNS) Coal- dale Kincttes have handed in the puppets for Mrs. Jennie Emery to be used as a teach- ing aid for her special educa- tion class at John Davidson School. Mrs. Jack Bond was In charge of this project. The Kinetics donated to the Canadian Mental Health As- sociation to assist in buying gifts for patients. A Christmas gift will also be rent to the Alberta Mennonite Home for the Aged here. Kinetics have been assisting Mrs. Robert Harrison with her community boys' choir. Decorating was arranged for Ui Coaldale Kinsmen Club's annual New Year's Eve dance to be held in the Coaldale Com- munity Hall Dec. 31. People wishing to attend may obtain tickets from Ben's Accounting or Imperial Oil Lim- ited, Coaldale. "This will be used ns n strong argument ui support of building the railway and ask- ing for application in lie approved. "This is a neat diversionary tactic if the supreme court falls for it, and the Burlington North will h" able io have it- cake and cat il too. "Tlie proposed thermo plant would supply jobs for the Am- ericans, and pollution for the Canadians." says Mr. Nimsick. He urged all organizations in (he 'Pass area to support fho resolution adopted by Ihe Dis- trict Labor Council calling for the building of ihr thermo plant at Uic j-nurcr of the coal supply. i "Tll.is would u'; th.Tt i the inh-, proH'irrd vmiM iv fnr j the mrit.rol of the pollution would br rc-- In addition 1 am old that this real may hrinE ?3 per ton. but in the form of electricity it is worth 527 per .on, and we do not need any railway to transport the elec- Teacher coulracl arbitration to be handled by 3-man board CRANBROOK Dec. 17 has been set for Cran- broolc school district arbitra- tion tearing on the stalemated 1972 board-teacher contract. The three-member arbitra- tion board comprises chairman James Miller from the coasl, board arbitrator G. G. Grauer of Vancouver, and teacher ar- bitrator Jim Patterson of Kim- berley. Their decision, cither unani- mous or majority, is binding for the renewal due Jan. 1. Advocate for the board Is L. A. T. Nimsick, and for tbe teachers, M. H. McAstocker. Tire board is adhering to the 6.5 per cent maximum increase ruled through the province by the department of education, while teachers proposed slight- ly over eight per cent on tlie basis of cost-of-living and olh- er major board-teacher con- tracts of the past year. SUPERB FARM LAND FOR SALE 960 Acres Chunk IV: milei by 1 mill NO BUILDINGS Priced to Sell! To let this property Contact GIBBS REALTY Phone 757-3820, BARONS Lions erect Chrismas card BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Blairmore Lions Club has set up a large Christmas card near the new bank building on main street to raise funds for Lions community projects. Tlie card gives local people the opportunity to extend sca- r-ons greetings to friends by having their names placed on tlie sign. Persons wishing to have their names placed on the card may do so by making a donation to the Lions Christ- mas card fund at the Union Meat Market, Thornton's Hard- ware, Michael Finn Pharmacy or Grant Hall Pharmacy or any member of tbe Lions Club. DROP OUT TO THE SHAUGHNESSY HOTEL {LICENSED PREMISES) Is 13 Miles from Lethbridge on Highway Quiet Atmosphere. Music as you like It on records. 21 FT. SHUFFIEBOARD lOc A CAME ROOMS VERY REASONABLE CHADS GAME NOBLEFORD (S p e c I n IV- 'llu' annual "grads" basketball is scheduled for the No- liln Central Kdiool auditorium Thursday, Doc. .in. CHIEF ACCOUNTANT OFFICE MANAGER REQUIRED FOR COLEMAN COLLIERIES LIMITED COIEMAN, ALBERTA Tlie successful opplkont will be responsible for thfi complete decoupling function nnH the supervision of the office slaff, reporting to thfl controller. A irrrnt with a rrrocinizr-rl degree and aoma rxpeiinni-fs would Kn prnfr-irrd. rftply in cotifidonri G. S. MUNRO COLEMAN COLLIERIES LIMITED BOX 6-10 COtEMAN, AlUERTA TOURIST CENTRE FOR SALE! LOCATED. IN. BUSY.SOUTHERN. ALBERTA.TOWN. JUNCTION. OF. MAJOR. HIGHWAY. Pioperty consists of fully modern 16 unit motel, 11 unit trailer park, terviced; six unit overnight trailer pork viced. A W Drive In, very busy in season. Large public coin wash with 11 wosheri, 13 dryorj. Gulf service ilo- tion (cross lease in extra space in several buildings tuitabla for living quarters, garage hni room for cnrwnsh, Tim abovfl property is nil in excellent condition situated on a five ocrfl sifn and showing mom than average re- Kirn, accountant is instructed to make pertlnfinl nvailnhlrr, nwnrr willing to mil nn nn fiquiiy bmii nnd asking tasli with balance over inn vrnn. MIS. fnll Gordon Johnson COWLEY, ALBERTA 628-3775 fii Gerald Thompson FORT MACLEOD 234-4165 CHIEF MOUNTAIN REALTY LTD. 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