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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Dedicated public servant leaves council s Minion served schools for 27 years By PE.M'.I, News S'.'n'ice WARNIill A banquet, marking Ihe retirement of G. Minion from the County of Warner council, was held re- cently. Mr. Minion was cleclcd In the county council in April, He has aulcd on all comit- lecs bin IKI.I been chairman of the school committee for the past six years. He was deputy-reeve for five years. He was a board of the Hospital at trustee on the Border Counties of planning for the now hospital. Mr. years' Minion service has given to schools. In D. MINION LEAVES COUNTY COUNCIL I 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 lo di.scover a subur- ban home centre, limited only by the capacity of the imme- diate free supermarket, will be 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 oulside south city limits. DU has budgeted for the p.-oject. 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 plants. 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 will re-establish ideal breeding grounds for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds and muskrats. The ecology chain will tnen resume undisturbed. route CRAXEKOOi-; (Special; Re- gional district of Eatl Koole- nay is digging in for a last- ditch ripliMn prevent B.C. Hy- dro plajio t T a new and dif- ferently rented KV transmission line to cany power from Whisky Creek to Kimberley. Hydro has Eel Dec. 1. 1972, for functioning of the line. Purpose is tn provide alter- native industrial power to Kim- berley, which is also served by Kootenay Puu-pr from West Kootenay, and the board approves this However, on gro'mdi; 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 hnidi your teeth TCJH- and use a moutliwash, You think your mouth IE clean. But how c.iu. you be Bure that you (and your cliil- dren) are doing all you can to protect your teeth ngainst decay and disease? How do yon remove, the invisible "plnrjun." flint superficial brushing leaves unlouchcd? thorough cleaning tweon teeth, is it safe, to use toothpicks, dr.ntal floss, or the new water jets? How of- ten should you have your teeth professionally cleaned? Get the answers to thcao. and many other quc5f.iims about proper denial c.iir. m Febru- ary Header's Digest, Get. your copy today. The line now runs west in a straight right of way from Whisky Creek near Rairr- part over rolling hills to Cran- mile 230 brook, which has three major substations. B.C. Hydro's plan from Cran- brook to Kimberley would hack out a new right-of-way, and the board points out it already has three different lines from Cran- 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 Kootonay 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 Cha- bot, members of the legislature for Kootenay and Columbia; the departments of lands and en- vironment; and the provincial lechnical advisory board on land management for multiple j 1150, Elizabeth Lake area is under Wildlife Management auspices southward from a western pro- jection of South llth SI., while the city has auspices over the area northward. The olher 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 righl.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 Horne and through little Van Home close to the lake outlet will benefit, oince underground waler problems of properties in this area are permanent. Wild fluctuations in lake le- vels through nesting season, and from yr.iv to year, have permanent nesting flocki, though small colonies of the various walerbirds, and lashings of muskrats have re- mained continuous wlu'le shore- birds and songbird settlements are prolific and hearty each spring and summer. Mr. Minion has been associ- ated with scliools 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 farming. He has seen tremendous pro- gress in the school van system since he made and drove the first van as an experiment in the old SI. Mary's scliool divi- sion, now the Cardston school division. He knows the "little red large schools in the bigger school divisions, Consolidated Schools, and now county scliools 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 scliool at Raymond; an elementary and junior high school at Wren- tham; an addition to the Milk River High Scliool 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 CLAHESHOLM 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 daresholm rinks will be used. was lo elect a councillor to represent the County of Warner on tire Lethbridge municipal and auxiliary hospitals and in 1058 Mr. Minion was elcelcd. lie is still active on these Then he became involved wilh Ihe two privately owned Catliolic woman gather MILK RIVER (HNS) Twelve members were present at the January meeting of the Milk River Catholic Women's League. It was held in the 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 lo the Birthright Organi- nursing homes. 1-Jditli Cavcll and Devon, and now Ihe new 150-bed Southland home. Mr. Minion was one of the first trustees in Ihe organiza- tion and building of Ihe liorder Counties Hospital at Milk River and is now chairman of that hospital board. He has associated with the Farmers' Union, U n i le d Farmers of Alberta, Umfarm and Ihe co-op movemenls for Ihe pail 49 years since he became a UFA junior member in 1923. He was director of District 14 Irom 1855 to 1958. He was president of the Ma- gralh local the year they had Ihe largest membership in Al- Irerla: 300 memljers. They paid their fees hi wheat, which Mr. Minion bought anrl fed lo his calllc. He holds a life member- ship in Ihib organization. Mr. Minion has been a board member of (he Southern Alber- ta Co-op since 1347. He was a board member of the CCIL for six years. Besides these many services to Ills commum'ly, lie was an zation In the starve Calgary; continue in breakfasts after Mass during Lent '72, with pro- ceeds lo be sent to "peace and have the meet- ing dates printed on the Coutts- Sweelgrass 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 pnze was won by Joyce Vombrock. avid baseball still a fan. player and is He was president of the Sun- shine Baseball League of South- rern Alberta from I94G to 1956 Reeve Ed Pittman presentee Mr. p.nd Mrs. Minion with a card table and chairs set. Mrs J. Otto presented Mrs. Mjjiion with a bouquet of flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Ken Mueller showed movies of their safari U> Africa. Mr. and Mrs. Minion came to the "west of Warner" dis- trict in 1945. In 1971 they moved into a new home in town. 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 renewed and revised at the board's recent meeting. General visiting will be allow, ed from 2 lo n p.m. daily. Pediatric ward risiting is lim- ited to four hours daily from. 2 to 6 p.m. Visitors are requested lo delay evening visiting until after the supper hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Visitors will be limited to Sio per patient Visitor age has been set at a iranimum 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 the construction of office to the area, to allow main en- trance at the east end of HIE 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. Hoep test NANTON The Provin- cial "B" Basketball Champion- ship will be held in the J. T. Foster School ot Nanton March 17 and 18. Thundoy, February 3, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 3 Warner firemen head for finals WAIINER Warner fire- fighters hare again obtained a berth in the provincial bonspiel playdowns. It's the second consecutive year the Warner curlers have proved their worth with the rocks. The conies! will hclri at IU'd DCIT Feb. 22 an'] :n. 'Hie Warner men are the only volunteer firefighters in the southern district to obtain a beilh in lbese playflov.ns. Tlie other Ihrcc rinks in fhn bonspirl arc fioin I.clhbridge and Calvary. Edwards gels nod from Flallanders TABER (HNS) Ray P. fcd- wards of Barnwell has been nominated a.s 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 ol Clms now resident and involved in scoijtaf; affairs at Hays, An lo succeed Mr. Edwards will hn selected by council at a regular meeting when nomina- tions will be nrcsL'nled. Building permit fee hiked TABER (IKS) A revised schedule of building permit fees has been approved by town council. Bylaw amendments will he prepared by secretary treas- urer T. M. Anton for imple- mentation at an early meeting. Council had earlier requested industrial co ordinalor R. F. Gibb to bring in a recommen- dation for the amendment. It was further revised aflcr some discussion. Present building permit fees are per f of building costs. The revised schedule is per of building costs from S100 to plus per of costs from to 5250.000, 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 lo lar- ger construction projects than the fees of either of the two cities. Fees arc to be paid on con- struction cosl-s including mater- ials and labor. Do-it-yourself builders must include costs of Inbor as If the work was done by a contractor. Annual meeting scheduled TABER Ratepayers mil hear reports of last year's operations of the town at the annual meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 21 p.t the com- munity centre auditorium. Financial and operating re- ports for tire past year and the report of the municipal inspec- tor will be presented at (he meeting. Notice of [lie annual meeting will go out to all property own- ers along with the annual fi- nancitil statement sometime More the mcclnm date. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Verndn DeeouT, Resldtnt Rep., Blalrmors Phonn 562-2149 4-PLY NYLON STRATO-STREAK STOREB Bonspiel set NOBLEFORD (Special) Noble Central Senior High Curl- ing Club and Students Union have wl Feb. 21 and 25 as the rhtn-. for Ihe annupl i A bonspiel dance to.-, Iwn; yi for Friday night with the' Renew in afteiidanco. COUNTRY NEWS These Are Ik Letltbridge Herald Correspondents in Your Area NA1AI, B.C. 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