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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 HltMD City committed to provide land for golf course on north side By HERB JOHNSON City council Monday unani- mously approved a resolution committing itself to providing land in Section Nine for the Lethbridge and District Youth Recreation Association golf course for young people. An exact location for tte course is not stipulated. The resolution states that any por- tion of the northern half of Sec- tion Nine (up to 120 acres) that is not involved in a possible forthcoming land exchange vita the federal department A agriculture will be reserved for the golf course. The city is negotiating with the agriculture department on a land exchange and one of the properties in question is part of the northern half of Section Nine. It is not expected that de- Sec- i the department will make a cision on the usefulness of! lion Nine until spring. The resolution makes a com- mitment to the youth associa- tion without waiting until a fi- nal decision has been made on any land exchange. Alderman C W. Chichester, a member of de- be no' hat bee the youth association board of directors, said the group want- ed to be able to tell prospective ihat land was going to i further study in late December ible. The project could after it was suggested by City A UC he said, until council led this question, on of the course has subject of several pre, council debates and the has been moved around, always in the northern half of Section Nine, just north of the city limits. The mattPT was set aside for Fire bylaw held for further study on Bylaw sewage cost is deferred Third and final reading of the city's new sewerage service charge bylaw was deferred by city council Monday until local industries had had a chance to suggest amendments. First and second readings were given at the last meeting of council and third reading was delayed until the bylaw could be studied by those who would be affected. A letter requesting the delay on third reading was received from a representative of eight major industries whose rates will be increased under the by- law. EDC member resigns The resignation of Alan White from the Economic Develop- ment Commission was accept- ed by city council Monday. Mr. White gave pressure of business as the reason for his resignation. Council adjourned before all the business on the agenda had been dealt with, because of the lateness of the hour, and a mo- tion by Deputy Mayor Rex Lit- tle that the bylaw creating the EDC be repealed did not come up for discussion. Sales bid deferred for study City council decided to move slowly on a request from the Order of the Eastern Star to tell daffodils on the streets. The organization had asked that the annual daffodil sale, to be held April 2 and 3, be ex- panded this year from sales in business outlets to include sell- ing on the streets. It was decided, after some discussion, to defer a decision until a check could be made on previous resolutions concern- ing policy in this area. Proceeds from the sale are donated to the Canadian Can- cer Society. City council Monday discuss- ed the city's new fire bylaw but deferred first reading until the document had received further study by the administration and had been put into proper legal form. Fire Chief W. L. Russell told council he felt the city should adopt the national fire code. It was being put into force by an increasing number of cities across Canada and was a means to give citizens more protection against fire hazards, he said. He added that he would like to see open fires closely regu- lated because of the potential fire hazard and the fact that the fire department had an- swered 100 calls last year re- lated to the burning of rub- bish. Chief Russell also said he favored the banning of fire- crackers, another source ol problems over the years. The proposed bylaw would ban the sale of firecrackers and fire- works, although the latter could be purchased by persons over 21. Alderman Vera Ferguson asked if it would be possible to enforce all the provisions in the national fire code, a thick and detailed document. City Manager Tom Nutting said it would probably be nec- essary to eventually hire an- other fire inspection officer, in addition to the two already on staff with the fire department. He suggested the cost about nine or 10 thousand dollars a year could be largly offset by fees for permits that would be required under the bylaw. The question of open fires, including burning barrels, was deleted from the bylaw at the last session of council and is to be given separate study as a part of a review of air pollu- tion control. Mr.. Nutting indicated that increased costs for garbage collection that would occur if burning barrels were banned might not materialize, depend- ing on what arrangements might be worked out with com- mercial firms for taking over some portion of the job. Manager Ton: Nutting that the area which had been jpproved might be needed by the city for use as a light industrial park. decision was made by council Monday on the possible location in the area of light in- dustry. AW. Chichester sug- gested that development of the north-west quarter o.' Section Nine (which can be mast econ- omically serviced) could be de- cided at a later date. The proposed golf course was first submitted to council last spring. The youth association was set up to oversee building the course, using donations of funds, labor and material. Still to be approved by coun- cil is the lease arrangemen for the land. The city, if tie proposed lease is provide the approved land bu nothing in the way of services RECEIVES DONATION Helen Morgan, president of the board of management of Ih. VkSfan Order of was given a cheque recently by th.Whbr.dB. Elks' 'odge. The have supported the VON every year, as well as about 13 plhererty chnrltta and national fund drives. Mrs. Morgan receives the Elks- donat.on above, from Walter Stewart, past exalted ruler of the Lelhbridge Elks Lodge.__________ Good word about sunny south spread at Los Angeles show Intersection bylaw passed Bylaw No. 2897, which regu- lates trees, shrubs and other obstructions at intersections, was given third and final read- ing by city council Monday. Basically, the bylaw sets out an area at all corners that must be free from obstructions, as a safety measure. No trees, shrubs or hedges are to be allowed to grow to a height of more than three feet above the centre point ol the intersection within 25 feet of the corner. The corner is de- signated as that point where the two edges of the usable roadway nearest the property intersect. Also banned are branches or foliage of trees that are less than five above the ground, again measured from the ele- vation of the centre of the in- tersection. Fences, walls and other ob- structions to visibility are also included. These may be moved or reduced in height at the ex- pense of the city, provided they were in existence on or before March By Jim Mayble Herald Stall Writer Kitty Dunlop, convention co- ordinator for the Travel and Convention Assotia tion of Southern Alberta, who recently h a d a taste of life in Los Angeles during a tourist pro- motion, is happy to be back in Lethbridge. "It was quite noticeable from the questions asked that a lot of residents from that area would also like to get out of shs said. Mrs. Dunlop was one of three Albertans who manned two booths on Alberta at the 10- day International Sport, Vaca- tion and Travel Show held in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The Canadian government travel bureau had a booth on Alberta and the Alberta travel bureau had a separate show. Mrs. Dunlop worked in both. While there she straigthened out a lot of misconceptions about Alberta and gave a good plug for southwestern Alberta received for additional infor- mation. "Some persons couldn't be- lieve our summer weather is as nice as it is. "One chap shook my hand twice after meeting his first Canadian. "I sure like Cana- dians con I visit he asked. "How do I get to Can- ada? Do I have to cross a river? I'm amazed I can under- stand everything you say." He was soon set straight on how to get to Canada, that there were no rivers to cross and what languages are spoken in Canada and where. Another couple who had de- cided to "drop into Alberta on our way back from Quebec" during their three week holi- day this year, straight that Alberta wasn't ad jacent to Quebec. "Seven out of 10 Americans referred to our provinces as providen c e Mrs. Dunlop said. "There were a lot of en- quiries about hunting and fish- ing and some people had the misconception that hunting was allowed only in the far north. "Others resented the high li- cence fees charges out-of-Can- ada residents for hunting and fishing." Residents of the area seemed quite familiar with Banff, Jas- per and the Calgary Stampede although one couple who had toured B.C., Banff and Jasper last year and who thought they would like to see Alberta this year, had to be shown a map also set' to be satisfied that Banff and Jasper are in Alberta. The two Alberta booths the show had Illuminated pic- ;ures, movies and slides show- ing various attractions plus pamphlet literature. Mrs. Dun- iop managed to dispose of 100 pamphlets on each of Fort Macleod, Fort Whoop Up and the Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden plus 50 pamphlets on Pincher Creek, all she could cram into her cuitcases. She also distributed 100 Whoop Up and Japanese Garden buttons. Her trip was financed by the Alberta Travel Bureau. Besides Alberta, the federal travel bureau also had a booth on each of Canada, Quebec and the Northwest Territories. Alberta and Saskatchewan also had their separate booths. Leadership meeting for Indians The Lethbridge Friendship Centre, in conjunction with the Alberta Native Friendship Cen- tres Association and the de- partment of Indian affairs is sponsoring a Community Lead- ership and Human Relations Workshop in Lethbridge Wed- nesday to Friday. Col. Eric W. Cormack, di- rector of the department A ex- tension Indian citizenship edu- cation program at the Univer- sity of Alberta and 0. A. Turn- bull, former Saskatchewan minister of education, will be the main resource speaking at the workshop. The workshop is designed enable people of Indian ances- try to examine the needs for adjustment to today's environ- ment, through the use of dis- cussion sessions, exercises in communications, practice at some skills in connection with the conduct of the meeting, committee work, suitable pro- grams and administration of voluntary groups. The community development branch of the provincial gov- ernment will support the work- shop with and the depart- ment of Indian affairs in Leth- bridge will pay native par- ticipants to cover transporta- tion, meals and accommoda- tion! There is a registration fee for all non-native participants. at City philatelists meet Wednesday The regular monthly meet- ing of the Lethbridge Philatelic Society will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Canadian West- ern Natural Gas Company au- ditorium. The program will include an auction of about worth of British Commonwealth stamps, colored slides and a commen- tary on preparing collections for exhibition and pleasure. The meeting is open to public. Bids said not competitive Efforts are to be made to negotiate a contract for the construction of an electrical switchgear building on the city's west side. City council Monday ap- proved a recommendation from City Manager Tom Nut- ting that this approach be used after bids on the job came in over the estimated cost. The lowest was the highest was Three bids were received, all from local firms. In a report to council Mr. Nutting said he did not feel the reflected competitive There will be another tender call if efforts to negotiate a contract are not successful. tenders bidding. as a place to visit. "The temperature there Rate hike decision deferred Proposed increases in rental rates for the Civic Sports Cen- tre and Henderson Lake sta- dium are to be considered by city council at budget time. Council decided Monday to defer action on the increases proposed by the parks and rec- reation commission. A report by Bill Brown, parks and recreation superin- tendent, sets out the various rate changes, which would mesn that groups obtaining substantial gaterevenues would pay rents more closely related to the actual operating cost for the facility. The stadium rental for high school football, for example, would be raised to from Land exchange plan okayed Grain corn growers plan association City council Monday ap- proved a recommendation from City Manager Tom Nut- ting concerning arrangements with KABO Holdings Ltd. for a land exchange needed by the city for planned rerouting of a portion of North Mayor Ma- grath Drive. Included are matters that have been under negotiation for ranged from 86 to 90 for three days. The rest of the time it was dull and she said. ''Sidewalks are covered with a fine coating of soot. I don't know if I'll ever get my clothas clean again .The water in the sink would be black after wash- ing my face. "Doctors down there say the amount of pollution a person breathes in a day is equal to smoking 75 cigarettes a day. It's killing everything. Many of the more delicate flowers which used to be grown in the city now are nonexistent. "People don't walk the streets at night. Another woman and I took a taxi one night and the sidewalks were almost empty. "Taxi drivers carry only in change. They deposit their fares in a steel box end chained to the firewall. Bus drivers carry no change. "Women don't drive alone in certain areas of the city. "With conditions the way they are there it's no wonder we received so many questions on job opportunities, the pur- chase of property and home- stead opportunities." Living appears pretty expen- sive there, she said. Fruit was more expensive than in Al- berta. "I had to pay for six oranges and for two some time. The recommenda- tion provides for a tax rebate to KABO, cost of a land sur- vey to be borne by the city and servicing costs to be paid 40 per cent by KABO. Alberta's first grain corn gnwers sssociation is being formed in southern Alberta. At a meeting in Bow Island Monday night, a group of grow- ers, headed by Walter Cleland of Bow Island, made the final decision to go ahead with the formation of the association. Mr. Cleland said the purpose of the association will be to co- ordinate the growing and mar- keting of grain corn in south- ern Alberta. He indicated that a limited company would also be formed to handle marketing of the groups corn. There were about acres of grain corn grown in south- em Alberta during much of this under a pilot project de- signed to determine the fea- sibility of growing corn in the area. Recent estimates predict the corn acreage this year should almost double to about 5.0CO acres. Meals project to be studied service programs, and would j A submission from Bill Kergan, director of preventive social services, to place the Lethbridge Meals on Wheels project under the preventive social service program was referred by city council to the budget committee. Cost of the program to the city would be for 1971. The province nays 60 per cent ._ of the cost of preventive social I selves. bunches of grapes.' Taxi meters start at 60 cents plus a mile or 10 cents for every one tenth mile. The meter clicks over at the rate of 30 cents a minute while the car sits for a traffic light or if it gets tied up in traffic. One can wait as long as 1% hours for a taxi. There's a mcnoply there and no competition. Not all the persons written enquiries were year. Council was told the program is currently serving meals to 16 persons a "day. The average is about 20 a (lay and the budget was based on 30 meals a day. Hot meals are provided to senior citizens who are unable to properly care for them- It's happening in Alberta CANADIAN GELANDY COMPETITION Exciting Acrobatic Skiing Events FEBRUARY MOUNT NORQUAY, BANFF, ALBERTA CLASSES: 'Ar JUMP-1pm W JUMP-10am Hospital land price set A price of per acre was set by city council on a 414 acre parcel of land adja- cent to the site of a proposed nursing home at 15th Ave. and 16th St. N. Any sale would be on the con- dition the land was used for hospital purposes and develop- ment would begin within three years of the sale. Council also approved a sub- division application for the nursing home site. The home is to he built by Hie Ixithbridge Auxiliary Hosp'ital and Nurs- ing Home District No. 5. Teachers' qualifications meeting topic The professional develop- ment committee of the Alberta Teacher s' Association Leth- bridge local will meet in the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Wednesday to discuss the provincial Teacher Qualifica- tions Service. The service evaluates the certification of all teachers working in Alberta, both those educated in the province and those educated elsewhere but socking Alberta jobs. Ski Patrol or Ski Instructor) Prize money 1st Place 2nd Place S150 3rd Place 2. Open Amateur 1. yrs. of age under 2. yrs. of age under (Winners of each class receive a trophy and overall winner receives the Labatts NO ADMISSION CHARGE BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY 51 Presented as a public service by Labatts ALBERTA BREWERY LIMITED ;