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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, December 24, 1974 THE LE1HBRIDGE HtRALD 17 TORE SKATiHG FEBRUARY 19 SPEEOSKATiHG FEBRUARY 14 Cranbrook eyes need for more town planning Here the line-up South In short Mobile home lot approved TABER (HNS) A licence for the operation of a second mobile homes and trailer sales lot on Highway 3 here has been approved by council The applicant, D V Cutts of Family Mobile Homes Sales Calgary will be advised that a licence does not give permission to set up the business It is a requirement of the town s zoning bylaw that develop ment and building permits must be obtained from the Municipal Planning Commission before any development begins Development officer Roscoe F Gibb told the council that far too often developers have assumed that a licenc e is all that is necessary In consequence a form letter is to be provided all such applicants pointing out the bylaw requirements for developing land in Taber The privately owned site is on the south side of" the highway and west of the Heritage Motor Hotel Shopping centre gets go ahead CRANBROOK (Special) Construction of Cranbrook s se cond major shopping centre is expected to begin in the spring of 1975 now that the department of highways has lifted its ban on the million project The three acre development will be at the corner of Cranbrook and Victoria streets At first the provincial government felt the extra traffic created by the 700 parking space complex would create a traffic hazard Highways Minister Graham Lea says now that the city is extending its improved streets network his department agrees in principal to the proposal Cloverlawn Investments of Vancouver is in charge of the development Listening centre inspected VULCAN (Special) The County of Vulcan school com- mittee has inspected the Hazel Cameron Elementary School listening centre financed by the provincial Educational Oppor- tunities Fund Southern AlDerta sports fans won't have any trouble finding out what Winter Games evs'its ate scheduled for the Sportsplex Feb 11 to 21 Ail the events and dates are included on this huge sign which has been erected outside the complex, putting aside another detail in preparation for the games which come to the South m 49 days Browning Blackfeet company receives OEO grant Factory to make sheepskin coats MOUNTAIN VIEW (Special) A new coat factory is under construction here for a company owned by J Ross Uibel fotmerly of Denver, Col It will be completed about March 1 and will employ from 12 to 15 people in the manufacture of 13 women s and eight men s styles of sheepskin coats In addition to sueded sheepskin coats the factoiy will make sheepskin accessories such as hats pillows purses and rugs Mr Uibel and his wife Lorna have been involved in this business for several years in the United States and are now relocating in Mr Uibel s home town We have been very pleased with the response we have received since returning says Mr Uibel Because of the excellent response our coats hdve received we have started pioducing them on a tem porary basis from a mobile home Tagged Caribou Clothes the styles are designed DV Loina Uibel She sfs the sheepskin coats are verv waim and practical as well as being stylish Hides used lor coats are quite different trom many local tvpes of sheepskins They are soft iK Citizens can expect to pav about per year for 25 years on a 50 foot lot The also approved a monthly service charge for water and 75 monthly ser- vice charge for sewer sei vice The cost of installation into homes will be borne by each home owner There were 116 people sign- ed a questionnaire to indicate they were in favor of the im- provements Ten were against About 30 weie not canvassed ISSUE .19 PERMITS Thirty-nine mineral prospecting permits involving about seven million acres, in Canada's Nortnwest Territories have been issued for 1974 by the department of Indian and northern affairs This is more than double the number for 1973 Neighborhood Impiovement Program co oidmator Terry Stevens savs resiaents are eligible for low interest loans under the NIP program Par tiallj torgiveable loans are available undei the Residen tidl Rehabilitiation Assistance Program It is expected that tenders tor tne installation will be rallea oarlv in the New Year su Ihrtt irotciUatiur cau be Jt. du ii thf s i n.'iei mofitns BROV.NING 'Special) The Community Action Program here has received a feaeial grant to increase tnbal ownership in tne Blackfeet Indian Writing Company and step up produc- tion at the plant a com pany official The company manufactures pens pencils and markers Peter Tracy president says the grant will be used in part to increase Blackfeet In dian Trioal ownership to 6b per cent of the company s preferred stock The tribe now owns 40 per cent of the preferred stock and 66 per cent of the common stock in the operation Mr Trac} said He added that the Office of Economic Opportunity grant will also provide working capital for the plant s expan sion plans year he said the com pany s sales weie 154000 At current levels this >ears sales should total 8 million That expanbion in volume icquires additional inven tory Mr Tracy explained adding that the additional inventory in turn requires more capital The plant employs 58 workers Mr Tracy of whom are Indian We 11 be hiring as sales pick up He says he hopes to see the company build up to a work force of 150 and sales of to million per year in the next three to five years Formerly known as Great Industries the plant is in its fourth year under its new name and partial Blackfeet ownership It s part of tne program towards self determination he said icfeiring to the tribe s effort to become more economically self sufficient We have different t nnrin fond'tu htreihuii in of the country We have moie unemployment Oui pei capital income is less This company with its pitfeience towards hiring In duns helps them move up 1 he lob opportunity is primarily whv the company is heie The business serves some of the nation's industrial giants said Mr Tracy com panics such as ITT and U S Steel Tne tederal government which was at one time one of the plant s biggest (.ustome'b no longer buys as much of the company s product as it used to says the company president We re out from under the government blanket We make it by selling to the country s laigest companies The government did set us up he continued But that s a lot better than welfare Plant manager Lockley Bremner said the company has more than 300 customers CRANBROOK (Special) [f the Cit> of Cranbrook is go ing to make big demands for Shopping survey planned TABER (HNS) The Taber Chamber of Commerce is seeking a solution to the shopping hours question here The Taber Businessmen s Association recently voted to continue its policy of closing Wednesday afternoons and at 6pm on regular shopping days A recent poll by the TBA a straight yes or no vote on the extension of shopping hours to include Wednesday afternoons and to 9 p m Thursdays Fridays and Samr days, recorded a resounding no The chamber boara of direc tors has decided that a more independent and objective survey should be taken in which the retail merchants will be able to express preferences on a number of questions Results of the survey will be used in drawing up recommendations to the town council for bylaw amendmtnts Questions on which opinions will be sought are Are vou in favor of a bylaw governing uniform hours foi retail stores7 Are you satisfied with vour present btoie hours9 Aie vou in favor of one per week closing7 If so which Are you in favor of a half da> closing pei If so which dav? Are you in favor of late shopping to 9 p m 9 If so which day Thursday Friday Saturday? Are you m favor of closing on statutory holidays? How long before Christmas should Christmas store hours commence'' planning work in 1975 the Regional Distnct of East Kootenay is prepared to hire another planner RDEK Director and Alderman Don Sherhng told the board he expects Cranbrook wll be looking for more and more planning work m 1975 Mr Sherhng said with the downtown redevelopment plans and also talk of a expansion council will reh heavih on planning expertise Can the RDEK supph this planning9 he asked K it possible for the board to hire another man9 Cranbrook alone may take up most of his time I feel it is better to have one central planning department such as the RDEK than for the to have one man and the regional district a couple more It is better to keeo planning services in one of fice (the citv) will have to make a decision pretU Either the RDEK hires someone or the wll RDEK Director ern I phill added that Fernie is growing and it could also use the ser vices 01 a planner He said it time for the ciU to make use of planning services Tiore than it has in the past Director Jonn Daigle 01 Kimberles said with th could focus on municipal plan ning and all communities could use his services We have the function to provide this tvpe of service said RDEK Administrator Frank Bertoia If the neea is there we can hire another planner Director Sherhng was given assurance that a request from the citv for planning services will be honored by the RDEK The regional government now has two planners Eugene Lee head of the planning department and Bill Stilwell a plannei hired last The RDEK has the function of providing planning services to communities on a fee INSTALLATION ELECTRONIC AIR CLEANERS 1709 2 Ave. S. Phone 328-5973 Southern Alberta s New !N Place Where People Who KIOW Go' THE HERITAGE MOTOR HOTEL On No 3 Higtiwty Taber Albertas Spot CABARET FRIDAY Dec. 27th, 9 p.m to 1 a m THE HERITAGE MOTOR HOTEL IN TABER Proudly Presents admitted Free before p.m. doors open 9 P.M. Dress code Enjoy Our Dining Lounge Special! friends and neighbors have done much to make the past year a memorable one for us, we thank you most heartily ADVANCE LUMBER CO., LTD. Corner 2nd Ave. and 13 Street S., Your Pioneer Lumber Dealer Since 7925 Lethbridge ;