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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta J6 THE IETHBR1DGE HERAtD Thursday, December 17, 1970 Second in NO HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Twenty seven bicycles ride out the holiday season, unclaimed, next to the lethbridge police station. Twenty-four unclaimed bikes were repaired by the inmates of the city jail for distrib- ution to needy families, when attempts to find the owners failed Lethbridge residents appear >e exercising their dem- cratic right to protest dcvel- pment they feel would bo do- rimental to their neighbor- oods. Two appeals have been idged tliis week against deci- decision sions by the Municipal Plan- ning Commission. A high-rise hotel in Shoppers' World and a crematorium in Mountain View cemetery, both approved by the MFC, have been appealed by persons living close to the proposed developments. A recent application by the department of social develop- ment for a group home for young people was refused by the MFC following protests by j area residents. D e c 1 i n ing property values has been cited as a reason for not wanting the projects put ii or near residential areas in al hree cases. A delegation to the Dec. 2 meeting of the MFC that ap proved the crematorium also mentioned the smoke from the facility as being undesirable. Gerald Martin of Foothills Crematorium Ltd. said pollu tion control equipment yrauh be installed and the amount _o smoke would be within limits Milk River Gas Company purchase seen The Alberta Public Utilities Board Wednesday reserved de- cision on an application from Janadian Western Natural Gas Company to purchase the as- of the Milk River Natiual Gas Company Limited. Decision is expected in the next few days, and if the ap- plication is approved, Feb. 15 vould be the likely date foi completion of the takeover. Cam McKay, a Milk River town councilor said the council would also have to approve the move through a three pom w law, covering agreement to the takeover, a 10 year Ca- nadian Western franchise for supplying gas and a new sched- ule of rates. The council has agreed to the Canadian Western takeover be- cause the town lacks the funds to make the purchase itself. About 320 customers are sup- plied with natural gas by Milk River Gas Company through its 11 mile transmission line from Coutts. The gas is pur- chased from the Montana Power Company. A reduction of rates is ex- pected following the takeover bv Canadian Western. For the I average home user drawing the 15.000 cubic feet per year the ho rates will be reduced to I from set by the provincial govern ment. He added that similar opera tioas in Edmonton and Cal gary had been successful an f'wssi H; fK i! il 11 FREE ALL DAY SATURDAY CENTRE VILLAGE MALL ;