Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Parking habits must change with new downtown bylaw The downtown parking mc- ;ers want your money every ivcekday including Wednesday afternoon. The meters have gone hun- gry between noon and each Wednesday for the past four pears. Now that Ihe city crews nave completed the sign :hangcs necessary to make the recent traffic bylaw amend- ment' enforceable, the meters must be fed six full days a ivcck, holidays excluded, be- :ween 9 a.m. and p.m. Another change, suggested by ihe city administration, could x in effect by April. About 100 parking spaces in Ihe civic centre lot will Ite eon- irollcd. some by a ticket spil- :er and some by monthly ren- al. Engineering department esti- mates put Hie cost of a ticket spitter at about com- pared with a projected cost of more lhan to put park- ing meters on each of the stalls in Ihe civic centre lot. Before a ticket spittcr is in- stalled, the lot will te observed periodically for the next month to determine the rate of turn- over. At the same time, the initial I stages of a study of the over- all parking situation in the j downtown area will be conduct- ed. At the request of city coun- LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABIISHED 1911 lower Floor 517 4lh Ave. 5. Phone 327-1541 Opportunities for Youth Ray Burgess, project co-ordi- nator of the Opportunities for Youth program for southern AI- berla, will be in Lcthbridgc Friday. Any youths who have a defi- i nite project planned should ar- j range to discuss it with Mr. Burgess. They may do so by scheduling an appointment with the department of culture, j youth and recreation, phone I 328-9686. cil. the engineering department will get together with downtown merchants to come up with a solution to the parking prob- lem. The Downt own Merchant's Association iias called a meet- ing for next week to discuss parking and to appoint mem- bers to the committee respon- sible for the study. The DMA asked to be repre- sented on the committee last month after city council had voted to change parking meter rates to five cents per half hour and 10 cents per hour with no more penny meters. Strong opposition to that change persuaded council to drop the proposal and retain the existing rate of five cents per hour and one cent for 12 minutes. A spokesman for the engi- neering department said that rate will not change at least until Aug. 15, the scheduled date for completion of the park- ing review. At that, time, council will re- ceive a complete review of op- erational costs comparing rev- enues and expenditures of the existing system with proposed systems. Some thought is expected to be given to eliminating park- ing meters in the downtown area, although the mayor and some of the aldermen are op- posed to the idea. Thursday, February 10, 1972 TH" IETHBRIDGE HERAID 13 Foothills cattle ranchers have woes Southern Alberta's Chin o o k- like conditions are causing spe- cial problems for some ranch- ers in the foothills district. Cattle are walking away from home and iherc i.s little the ranchers can do unless they stand guard. Snow drifts sev- Railroad traffic is held up by Cardston district snows eral feet high have Your birth certificate proves your age and identity. If you were born in Alberta, you can write for a copy of it. The Division of Vital Statistics has on file nearly a million and a half birth registrations, dating from pre- provinco days when Alberta was part of the Northwest Territories. Records are kept up to date by periodic reports from district registrars and issuers of marriage licenses. This documentation of Alberta's births, deaths and marriages means your citizenship and status need never be questioned. You are well advised to have your birth certificate conveniently on hand for use when unexpected occasions arise. Copies of these vital documents arc available to you in either wallet size or in longform.for a fee of For full information, write to this address: Division of Vital Statistics Alberta Jasper Building Edmonton, Alberta Telephone 422-4205 president II will probably be this week- end before rail traffic is moving again in parts of the Cardston district, according to CP Rail officials in the area. The lines from Ealcy to Card- f% I ston and Haley to Glenwood are blocked in certain spots, and Uie heavy, packed snow along the line has completely stopped all traffic from mov- ing. The two lines are among the least used by the CPR in the south, and according to rail- way officials, they could have been opened up already if it wasn't for the almost continu- ous maintenance job that has to be carried out on the roore travelled lines in the south. All other rail lines in the re- gion are said to be in good con- dition and traffic moving at z "near normal winter pace." A similar situation applies throughout most other parts of the province. The railway moved more than 700 loaded cars out of the province during the past week Most of the loadings were for west coast terminals. TCASA The Playgoers of Lethbridge held their 50th annual meeting to elect officers and discuss fu- ture plans. Bill Matheson was named to the post of president, with vice- president Ed Bayly, treasurer Charlie Scott and secretary Linda Bayly. Publicity director is Jim Elliot, social convenor is Wanda Huszar, and Fran Bay- ly is costume mistress. General director Dick Mells and the Playgoers plan a pro- i duction of Shakespeare's Mid-1 summer Night's Dream for Ldll I I1O1U. May. Plans were also formulated for the Golden Anniversary ob- servances of the next year. Playgoers is one of the oldest drama organizations in the province, and one of the prime movers in creating the Dominion Drama Festival. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of Play- goers or is interested in any aspect of stagecraft is invited bingo The Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alber- ta is not a "non profit" or- ganization under Alberta law and hence not permitted to op- erate a bingo. Association manager Frank Smith said the group had hoped i to raise extra money from bin- to attend the workshop and i go_" Tts "status "ir casting session for the May pro- law revealed that this is not duction, at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Piavgoers Room of the Bow- man Arts Centre. Conservatives nominate Feb. 28 The Feb. 23 Lethbridge fed- eral Progressive Conservative Association nominating conven- tion will be held at R p.m. in the Civic Centre, party officials announced today. Nomination papers must be filed by all candidates seven days in advance of the conven- tion, with Fanny Hopkins, sec- retary of the association. All local Conservative party members holding valid memberships will be eligible to vote, including persons purchas- ing their memberships at tho door prior to tho meeting. Announced and likely candi- dates include Lethbridge busi- nessman John Gogo and for- mer Fort Mnelcod mayor Ken Hurlburt. MP Dcane Cimdloi-k iias announced he will retirn from federal politics an election is called. legal. Association director Leo Sing- er said the Lethbridge Cham- ber of Commerce is also inter- ested in raising money through bmgo, by running the game over television. Directors doubted whether the chamber would qualify as a non profit organization eith TCASA gets HI DAMS Since 1955 the .Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Adminisirat i o n has provided engineering and financial rssistar.ee for small r.nms and dugouts to ply water for livestock, irriga- tion and domestic use. A Local Initiatives Program grant from the federal govern- ment for a tourist origin des- tination study in southern Al- berla was S5.600, not as earlier reported. Travel and Convention Asso- ciation of Southern Alberta manager Frank Smith said he made a mistake in announcing the higher amount when appro- val for the grant was given in January. The money is to employ three people during February and four people during March to the end of May. They are analysing four years of information from tourist of- fices at Fort Maclcod and Leth- bridge to determine travel pat- terns of visitors to this area. The information will be used by the TCASA and other inter- ested croups to plan where and when to spend advertising dol- lars ier bear Environment Minister Bill Yurko in a letter to the Travel and Convention Association of j Southern Alhrria hns lauded the own "litter bear." The minister said the bear- shaped garbage cmitniniT. the creation of former TCASA pres- ident Dan Taylor in is a valuable contrib u t i o n to the fight against highway litter in Alberta. The travel nssocintion will write to Mr. Yurko asking for his official departmental en- dorsement of the bear for pro- motional purposes. The lynr, a plastic five-foot- tall statue witli litter receptacle mouth and capacity for a >15 gallon container, was designed as "the only bear safe to feed." An example of Ihe plastic structure stands outside the tra- vel office at the fop of brruerv hill. Originally designed for use In the Fort Mac- lcod based zone, the beiu' is now in use all across Alberta. More are to be produced by a plastic parts manufacturer at Fort Mncleod in time for heavy use by tourists this summer. Two arrested City police arrested two Ifi- year-oM juveniles Tuesday morning following a series of successful break ins Monday night. A police official said the dam- age was slight and nothing was stolen when the pair remained in Ihe Lellihridpo Collegiate In- slitule after it had been closed for the night. They were forced to break a lock on the. door to get out of Uic school. fences, and the cattle are walk- ing out over top. Some ranchers have had to tell their cattle, or lose the wandering herds to the ele- ments. It is stressed however, that it is not a dangerous situa- lion and is "no glut on the market with warmed up cattle." It is estimated there are Most of the blame is being loaded cars remaining in the covered attached to the crusting of lop layers of snow during "warm up" periods in the weather. Coupled with high drifts over the top of fences, the packed snow is now strong enough in many places to hold the full weigh', of the cattle. Most of the problem is in the foothills area west of Fort Maclcod, and in the Porcupine Hills to the northwest of the town. province awaiting shipment. Glenwood cheese wins EDMONTON (Staff) In the Alberta Dairymen's Association cheescmakers' and cheese fac- i tory competitioas, HID Cheese j Factory Co-op Ltd. of Glenwood has won first place in the qual- ity chcddar cheese class. New Coaldale Cheese Fac- tory Co-op Ltd. of Coaldale placed third in the competition, behind Dutch Dairy Farms Ltd of Bashaw. Is your rate too high on your insurance? Are you fully covered to the value of your home? If you would like some advice, contact: 303 5th St. S. 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