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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Dedicated public servant leaves council 5 Minion served schools for 27 years By PEAIM, LIEIIEI.T Herald News WARNER A banquet, marking the retirement of G. Minion from the County of Warner council, was held re- cently. Mr. Minion was elected to the county council in April, 1958. lie has aulcd on all comit- tecs hut has hcen chairman of the school committee for the past six years. He was deputy-reeve for five years. He was a trustee on the G. D, MINION LEAVES COUNTY COUNCIL board of the Border Counties Hospital at the beginning of planning for l.hn new hospital. Mr. Minion has given 27 years' service to schools. In 1969 he was presented with cer- tificate for years' school ser- Ducks have friends ke Elizabeth By NANCY MILES Special Correspondent CRANBROOK Developers and polluters may be equally astonished to discover a subur- ban home centre, limited only by the capacity of the imme- diate free supermarket, will he established for ducks this fall. Ducks Unlimited is prepared with detailed engineering plans and full co-operation of the pro- vincial recreation and conser- vation department to do the re- quired work of establishing ideal nesting grounds for some 150 acres near and on Lake Elizabeth just outside south city limits. DU has budgeted S60.000 for the project. Half will be spent on the ac- tual nesting grounds. This will require inlet dyking of little Jimsmith Creek, the shallow lake's supply, for level control, to which upstream wa- ter rights-holders have agreed. The shallow bullrush acre- age will then be drained, is- lands and canals bulldozed, and water restored for quick na- tural rehabilitation of marsh Profile survey the past two years has shown variable shal- lows and maximum depth of eight feet but soft mud silt base unsuitable for islands. This vail re-establish ideal breeding grounds for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds and muskrats. The ecology chain will then resume undisturbed. CRAM3KOOK (Special; Re- gional district of East Koole- nay is digging in for a last- ditch fight tn prevent B.C. Hy- dro plans f 'i- a new and dif- ferently routed 21 mile 230 KV transmission line to cany power from Whisky Creek to Eimberley. Hydro has set Dec. 1, 1972, for functioning of the line. Purpose is to provide alter- native industrial power to Kim- berley, which is also served by Weit Kootenay Pivror from West Kootenay, and the board approves this. However, on grounds of prop- er land use it objects strenu- ously to the 21 miles of new 125-foot cross country right-of- way for H-frame wooden poles, TO CARE FOR YOUR TEETH You brush your teeth regu- larly and use a mouthwash, You think your mouth is clean. But how can you be sure that you (and your chil- dren) are doing all you can to protect your teeth against decay and disease? How do you remove the invisible "plaque" that superficial brushing leaves untouched? l''or thorough cleaning be- tween teeth, K it safe, to use toothpicks, tir.ntal floss, or the new water jets? How of- ten should you have your teeth professionally cleaned? Get the answers to these and many other questions about proper denial c.im in Febru- ary" Header's Digest, Get your copy today. Tile line now runs west in a straight right of way from Whisky Creek near Ram- part over rolling hills to Cran- brook, which has three major substations. B.C. Hydro's plan from Cran- bfook to Kimberley would hack out a new right-of-way, and the board points out it already has three different lines from Gran- brook to Kimberley for lesser voltage. HDEK suggests the addition- al power line should parallel one of these instead of chop- ping new bushland. Direct support in oppos- ing the plan will be sought from all East Kootenay mu- nicipalities on the grounds it violates the multiple land use principles supported by the Un- ion of B.C. .Municipalities and the department of lands. Practical support in the op- position will be solicited from L. T. Nimsick and James Clia- bot, members of the legislature for Kootenay and Columbia; the departments of lands and en- vironment; and the provincial technical advisory board on land management for multiple i Elizabeth Lake area is under Wildlife Management auspices southward from a western pro- jection of South llth St., while the city has auspices over the area northward. The other half of the will be spent on helping the city rechannel Jimsmith Creek from its outlet in the north shore, which bounds the city's Confederation Park. W hen civilization arrived here in the late 1890's Jim- smith Creek ran on what is now railway right-of-way and it has never taken kindly to its dis- location. The city is pledged to establish control two miles northward where it is ditched along the North Van Home ar- terial highway project for 1972. Upcreek work in South Van Home and through little Van Home close to the lake outlet will benefit. underground water problems of properties in this area are permanent. Wild fluctuations in lake le- vels through nesting season, and from year to year, have couracrd permanent nesting flocks, though small colonies of the various waterbirds, and lashings of muskrats have re- mained continuous while shore- birds and songbird settlements are prolific and hearty each spring and summer. Mr. Minion has been associ- ated with schools since he grad- u a t e d from the Provincial School of Technology and Arts at Calgary in He taught school for five years in the Del Bonita Whiskey Gap area, be- fore going into fanning. He has seen tremendous pro- gress in tile school van system since he made and drove the first van as an experiment in the old St. Mary's school divi- sion, now the Cardston school division. He knows the "little red large schools in the bigger school divisions, Consolidated Schools, and now county schools and their administrations. He has noted progress in the building of schools from the little country school with its "pot-belly" stove to a new ele- mentary and high school at Raymond; an elementary and junior high school at Wren- tham; an addition to the Milk River High School and a new elementary school at M !i 1 k River; new teacherages in War- ner. Coutts and Milk River. The county policy formerly Co-operation CLARESHOLM This is frosty weather when it's a plea- sure to write about a bit of warm co-operation between two towns. When the bonspiel was held here recently, both the Clares- holm and Granum rinks were used. When the Granum bonspiel is held Feb. 4, 5 and 6, both Gra- num and Qaresholm rinks will be used. was to elect a councillor to represent the County of Warner on tire Lethbridge municipal and auxiliary hospitals and ha 1958 Mr. Minion was elected. He is still active on these boards. Then he became involved with the two privately owned Catholic women gather MILK RIVER (HNS) Twelve members were present at the January meeting of the Milk Hirer Catholic Women's League. It was held in Hie par- ish hall. Sandra Pittman acted as president in absence of Ma- rion Vornbrock. Motions were made to: Don- ate items for a layette to be sent to the Birthright Organi- Calgary; continue in breakfasts after zation in the starve Mass during Lent '72, with pro- ceeds to be sent to "peace and have the meet- ing dates printed on the Coutts- Sweetgrass Lion's Calendar. Weather permitting, a car load of CWL members plan on attending a Workshop on "peace and development" at Calgary Feb. 12. Following the meeting, lunch was served by hostesses Helen Angyal, Helen Balog and Liz Vornbrock. The tea prize was won by Joyce Vornbrock. nursing homes, Edith Cavcll and Devon, and now (he new 150-bed Southland home. Mr. Minion was one of the first trustees in the organiza- tion and building of the Border Counties Hospital at Milk River and is now chairman of that hospital board. He has teen associated with the Farmers' Union, U n i te d Farmers of Alberta, Um'farm and the co-op movements for the past 49 years since he became a UFA junior member hi 1923. He was director of District 14 from 1955 to 1958. He was president of the Ma- grath local the year they had the largest membership in Al- berta: 300 memtas. They paid their fees in wheat, which Mr. Minion bought and fed to his cattle. He holds a life member- chip in this organization. Mr. Minion has been a bo-arc member of the Southern Alber- ta Co-op since 1947. He was a board member of the CCIL for six years. Besides these many services to his community, he was an avid baseball player and is still a fan. He was president of the Sun- shine Baseball League o{ South- rern Alberta from to 1956 Reeve Ed Pittman presentee Mr. and Mrs. Minion with 8 card table and chairs set. Mrs. J. Otto presented Mrs. Minion with a bouquet of flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Ken Mueller showed movies of their safari to Africa. Mr. and Mrs. Minion came to the "west of Warner" dis- trict in 1945. In 1971 they moved town. into a new home in Visiting hours at Taber General Hospital now limited to four hours in pediatrics TABER (HNS) Visiting hours and visiting restrictions at Taber General Hospital were reviewed and revised at the board's recent meeting. General visiting will be allow- ed from 2 to 8 p.m. daily. Pediatric ward visiting is lim- ited to four hours daily from 2 to 6 p.m. Visitors are requested to delay evening visiting until after the supper hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Visitors will be limited to Sra per patient. Visitor age has been set at a minimum of 12 years. The renovation program at the hospital was also reviewed. The first major change was the moving of the admissions and administration basement, Uie construction of office to the area, to allow main en- trance at Hie east end of. the east wing. The present south entrance will be permanently closed to allow the construction of the main nurses' station in the cen- tral area. The board regrets the incon- venience to the public occa- sioned by the interim arrange- ment while the new system is being constructed. Hoop test NANTON The Provin- cial "B" Basketball Champion- ship will be held in the J. T. Foster School at Nanton March 17 and 18. Thursday, Fffafuary 3, WJ THE IETHBRIDG! HERALD 3 Warner firemen head for finals WARNER Warner fire- fighters hare again obtained a berth in the provincial bonspiel playdowns. It's the second consecutive year the Warner curlers have proved rocks. their worth with the The cnnlcsi will bclti at Deur Feb. 22 and 'Hie Warner men are the only volunteer firefighters in the southern district to obtain a berth in these The other three rinks in thn bonspirl arc from Lcthbridge and Calvary. Edwards gels nod from Flatlanders TABER (HNS) Ray P. Ed- wards of Barnwell has been nominated as district commis- sioner of the Flatlands District, Boy Scouts of Canada. The appointment was made at a recent meeting of the dis- trict council following accep- tance of the resignation of Chris now resident and involved in scoutiaf; affairs at Hays. An assistant comrdsMoirer (n succeed Mr. selected by regular meeting when nomina- tions will be presented. Edwards will hs the council at a Building permit fee hiked TABER (HNS) A revised schedule of building permit fees has been approved by town council. Bylaw amendments will be prepared by secretary treas- urer T. M. Anton for imple- mentation at an early meeting. Council had earlier requested industrial co ordinator R. F. Gibb to bring in a recommen- dation for the amendment. It was further revised after some discussion. Present building permit fees are per of building costs. The revised schedule is per of building costs from S100 to plus per of costs from to plus 50 cents per 000 for all costs above the 000 figure. Building permits fees charg- ed by the cities of Lethbridge and Medicine Hat were consid- ered in the revision. The new rate is more favorable to lar- ger construction projects than the fees of either of the two cities. Fees are to be paid on con- struction cosl-s including mater- ials and labor. Do-it-yourself builders must include cost1; of labor as If the work was done by a. contractor. Annual meeting scheduled TABER (HNS) Ratepayers will hear report? of last year's operations of the town at ttie annual meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 21 at the com- munity centre auditorium. Financial and operating re- ports for tire past year and Uie report of the municipal inspec- tor will be presented at the meeting. Notice of the annual meeting ill go out to all property own- ers along with the annual fi- nancitil statement sometime before the meelinp date. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Verndrt Deeouv, Resident Rep., Bloirmors Phone 562-2149 4-PLY NYLON STRATO-STREAK STORES Bonspie! set j NOBLEFORD (Special) Noble Central Senior High Curl- j ing Club and Students Union: have set Feb. 24 and 25 as the j for the annual lyinspiel, j A bonspiel dance hi-, lw.n: srl: (or Friday night with tho Review in attendance. COUNTRY NEW, These Are e letltbtidcje Herald Correspondents in Your Area NA1AI, B.C. PAUL CHAiA.................... P.O. Box- Iff lOMOMD MRS LEONARD CHASE CARDSTON MRS. CATHERINE HUH. COWLEY CLARENCE WtFKES STAVELY MRS. VIOLET ri.AMCT General Delivery C'ennt'-il Delivery P.O. Bf2 7 Conlnct Ihpie psopH for your DiEtnct or Advertlilnfl INSTALLED Blackwatl For many models of FORD, CHEV., PLYMOUTH s pretty nicD to hear about something that actually costs less than you expect. And think of all you get for just a Jew dollars more. Longer mileage, for one ihing. Even more than from our 4-ply Nylon Strato-Strcak. 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