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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 9, 1974 LETHBRIDQE HERALD -17 i Nanton Vancouver route? I NANTON (Staff) In studying a proposed development plan prepared by the Oldman'River Regional Development Commission, town council decided recently that only one thing is missing a corridor-type highway through the Rockies to Vancouver. So council suggested to the commission that its preliminary regional plan make provision for same. Council wants an industrial corridor- type highway through the Rockies to Vancouver and suggests it start at the headwaters of the Highwood River, west of Connemara and Cayley. Area would gain in gov't grants Says town secretary Roy Hallett: "The Nanton and Cayley district is directly east of Fairmont Hot Springs, (north' of Kimberley) and once you get out of the first ridge of mountains it's.pretty easy travelling." He says council is unanimous in backing the idea. "They think there is a possibility and in this regional plan there should be some study given to said Mr. Hallett. Council feels this highway would be useful as there would be fewer snow slides and it would be a year-round transportation corridor. Recreation board would aid 'Pass BLAIR MORE (CNP Bureau) If Crowsnest Pass communities can co-operate by forming a unit recreation board, the area will gain about in grants for recreation. Max Gibb of Lethbridge, recreation consultant for southern Alberta for the department of culture, youth and recreation, new provincial government's .grant program at a recent meeting here. He said "project co- operation" is a new million program to encourage co- operative efforts between municipal authorities and community organizations to meet the "increasing demand for recreational facilities." Communities of under people are encouraged to pool their resources to provide regional recreation services. Applications will be accepted until March 1. Basic funding for community projects would provide for each incorporated municipality and per capita. The money would be shared by municipal council and community organizations. -Municipalites of fewer than people are eligible for a 65 per cent per capita regional recreation incentive grant. Municipalities of more than people are eligible for a 65 per cent per capita school community incentive grant. Capital recreation projects eligible for funding include planning and design of Tin- Herald- District Blood day-care centre to open STAND-OFF A need for day-care on the. Blood Reserve will be satisfied within a week when a centre funded by> the band and a Local Initiatives grant opens in a now-vacant school. The centre will be open five days a week, frorti to 5 p.m. and will primarily accommodate working mothers employed in the band's administration offices. 'Rhonda Blood, a worker for Kainai Community Services, said a survey was done last year demonstrating a need for some sort of baby-sitting service. Using a LIP grant and from the band, a centre was set up and should be open within a week. The opening has been postponed by delays in material shipments for renovation of the old school where the centre is located. The centre will employ four staff and will accept about 20 children; although it could handle up to 30. Priority will be given, Mrs. Blood said, to children from families where both parents are working. A charge of per- day .'for one child, has been set. but the cost includes the price of a hot meal to be served at noon. When the LIP money runs out in July, the centre will apply to the Indian affairs for permanent Town needs to study medical care act copies ELKFORD (HNS) Aid. Grace Malnarich is Elkfprd's representative to the Regional District of East Kootenay with Mayor Karl Maartman as alternate. Mayor Maartman wondered at a recent council meeting how the RDEK expects the village councils to do a proper job when "they cannot supply any copies of the municipal art to operate from." Village clerk Al Benson said he has also. tried without success to get a copy of the act from the Queen's Printers at Victoria. ELKFORD (HNS) Aid Rick Grieve of the Elkford village council has been named to act as chairman of a study group that will investigate medical and hospital needs for the village. He has; ap'poirMd committee members Gail Williams, Barb Taplin and Ray Miller. Officials of the British Columbia Hospital Insurance Society "will be here this month to assist the committee to come up with some form of plan for medical and hospital needs here. Ald. Grieve is seeking a six- bed retaining hospital with at least one maternity bed. The former village council urged over the past two years that this facility be provided. The population here is about 2.000 people. The 25-mile road to Highway 3 is sometimes impassable during winter and ambulance "service 'is impossible at these times. Doctors come here three times a week for several hours. The village counts on its ambulance society which comprises several industrial first aid men and some registered nurses. v The nearest hospital is 25 miles away but a new hospital is being built which will be 29 miles from Elkford. Crowsnest Pass Bureau YERKON OECOUX, 562-2149 Report your news The Letltbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area COALHURST MRS MARGA OKKEN ..............................32S-OW1 CLARESHOLM PAUL ANDERSEN ..................................Z35-3S11 COALDALE MRS. PETER courts WHS. HENRT HACKE COWLEY C.A.WEEXES CRANBROOK, B.C. NANCY DEL BONITA BARBARAJUHASZ ..................................653-2176 Contact for yow District of CiaMiffMl By then, Mrs. Blood said, the have proved itself. The group operating the centre is also hopeful the centre become the nucleus of a pre-schopl program, but Mrs. Blood said that possibility is still under study. recreation; cultural areas and facilities; construction and renovation of recreation- cultural areas and facilities; and retirement of capital debt (includes major machinery or program equipment purchases which have a useful operating life exceeding five years such as ice shavers, gang mowers, kilns, potters wheels and other equipment. Funds under the program may also be used for any new program of recreation services or other co-operative recreation projects deemed desirable by both the municipality and community organizations and approved by the Minister of Culture Youth and Recreation Horst A. Schmid. Project submissions will be accepted on or before March 1 for the 1974 program and before Dec. 31 in each following year. Mr. Gibb encouraged the local communities to work together to develop badminton, volleyball, boxing, curling, hockey, gymnastics, speed skating, table tennis and other recreation so that inter-area competitions could be held. Ice rodeo practice Members of ihe- 17th Lethbridge Tillcum Scout .unl (jtbup practice for Ihe ice chuck wagon races which will be of ari ice rodeo to be held in Taber i in. Scouts and cubs.from Southern Alberta will in the rodeo which will kick off Boy Scout Taber rodeo contests pffer more prize money Cranbrook trustees with 11.6% budget hike CRANBROOK (Special) The Cranbrook district school board has passed the first corridor of the maze which leads to determination April 20 of the provincial property 1974 mill rate for schools. The rate in 1973 was 35.02 mills applying to both city and rural, and brought the municipal rate to 83.25 mills covering city operations, debt TABER (HNS) Prize money for the 1974 Taber rodeo competition has been increased by to but entry fees remain unchanged. The new purses, to which all entry fees are added, are: bareback riding, (up bull riding. (up calf roping. (up steer wrestling, (bull (up saddle bronc riding. unchanged. Each of these events carry entry fees of as does wild cow milking for which prize money is Amateur saddle bronc riding and barrel racing will pay each in purses, to which are fees of per contestant. At a recent meeting, rodeo association president Wesley Dunz announced committee chairmen for the May 19 and 20 rodeo show as follows: Gordon Hall, midway and concessions, rodeo manager and stock contracting: Vance Jensen, queen contest; Walt Rombough, grounds and buildings: Darwin Lund, publicity and rodeo secretary; Ken dance and entertainment; James D. Chipman. bar of gold; Ken McDonald, membership; and Ross Gibb, parade. Lions club will consider honoring Carmen Rinke Nanton expresses concern over small land holdings BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Roy Paul of the Blairmore Lions Club entertained a Lions meeting and women's night with colored slides and movies of his family's recent 14-month trip to Australia. New Zealand. Hawaii, Japan, the Phillipines and Fiji. MLA Charles Drain spoke about Carrilen Rinke of Blairmore. He represented Canada in the British Commonwealth Games welterweight boxing competitions. Mr. Drain indicated that Carmen had won the Canadian welterweight championship. NANTON Town council will -suggest to the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission that it is concerned about small holdings and that there should he coPtro.J of small Mding? being permitted on prime agricultural land. Council opposes any further centralization of the school system to increase the size of the school division. Council approved a request from the Hamilton High School at Lethbridge that students visit Nanton during the summer to display pictures and artifacts commemorating the arrival of the NWMP in Alberta 100 years ago. Council approved the sale of nine lots and tabled one application. Plans were approved for a proposed fourplex to be built north of the J. Y. Foster School. The court of revision will be held .Feb. 25 in town council chambers at 8 a.m. with Mayor Wolstenholme and councillors D. E. Kitchen. E. J. Robley and L. E. Slaptey in attendance. Deadline for assessment appeals is Feb. 11. Health centre designer set BROOKS The architectural firm of Munsos, Vaitkunas and Jamieson of Edmonton has received (be contract to design the Brooks Health Care Centre. It will take the firm about six months to complete the architectural drawings and plans. Construction could begin by August The firm was the architect for the award-winning provincial-federal Jasper Hospital project. the Golden Gloves tournament in Idaho, and had represented Canada in Germany last fall. He said that the only training Carmen received was from Harold Gariske, a local forestry officer. Mr. Drain stated that Carmen had borne almost all of the expenses of boxing on his own. The Lions will further discuss the matter with a view to. holding a "welcome home Carmen -Rinke'' night. This will be held to recognize the honor Mr. Rinke has brought to the town. Lions Jerry Lonsbury, Don Thornton. Joris Kempers, Joe Pozzi and Wray Kenney received 100 per cent perfect attendance pins from zone chairman Jim Norgard of Oaresholm. Norman Hansen was inducted into the club and his wife Sharon was called upon to present him with his pin. .charges and hospital levy as well. School district estimates "have now been forwarded to the provincial department tallying million. Boards are allowed annual 10 per cent increase in budgets, but this one is up 11.6 per cent 9 Instruction, which is about 70 per cent jcost, is up 10.6 "per" cent board- teacher contract arbitration. By April 20 the department will tally all school district budgets, then strike its basic share rate on .the basis of assessment tally to meet its share of obligations. The Order of- the Royal Purple annual'valentine dance will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. beginning today, at the Taber Palace Pats host the Olds Juniors in hockey action tonight at Taber the Anne Cam p b e 11 :Singers of Lethbridge will present ,-a concert in the Tadrec Auditorium at Taber at p.m. Feb. 27. sponsored by St. Augustine's Parish .the annual meeting of the Taber Hed Cross will be held at 8 Dim: Feb. 20 in the Taber Public Library with the public invited The Barons- E u r e.k a H e a 11 h U n i t i s jspohsbririg the following infant and pre-sehool clinics: Feb. in the iSchTOl from 1 to Picture Bntte, Tuesday; Feb. V12. in the Picture Butte High 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. .Taber, Tuesday. Feb. 12, in the Health Unit Office, in the Administration Building; from 10 a.m; to 12 noon and to 4 p m Nobleford, Wednesday. Feb. 13, "in the elementary school from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to .3 p.m. Vauxhall. Wednesday, Febi 13. in the elernenjtarv school from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Coaldale, Thursday. Feb. iri the health unit office, (upstairs in the town office building! from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. Taber, Thursday. Feb. 14. in the Health Unit Office, in the Administration Building from 10 am. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. Hardieville. Friday, Feb. 15, in the school from to p.m. Home, school head named v GRANUM (HNS) Dan Kress was recently elected president of the Granum Home and School Association. Other officers are: Peter Veeland, vice-president: Lona Bergen, secretary; Gerhard Vos. treasurer; Dennis Batiuk. Lynn Bailey and Donna Barnes, program .committee; Charlotte Knapek. Marilyn Dimm and Gerhard Vos. ways and means committee, and Jean Barnes and Catherine Williams, lunch committee. More than 40 were in attendance at the meeting which was held at the Granum School. Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Fjordbotten snowed slides and gave a talk on their recent visit to Kenya. District winners nijlofoul branch of Ihe Royal Canadian ond iwo rinks to the district 6 playoffs in 16 and 17. The Richard OeimuJh will iropresenj Ihe area as mixed cham- i? SiK.iion winner Lewis Phillips will also lake k LoShhrulqo. NON- DRINKERS deserve to pay less for fire insurance They do at Abstainers'. Because our experience has shown that abstainers have fewer accidents, fssver home fires. That's why we can in- sure for less. !f you're a non-drinker, can you afford not to toofc into Abstainers' insurance for your home. HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 12013rd Avt. S. PhMW ;