Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, February 13, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Warner council supports appeal of Ridge Reservoir land division By D'ARCY RICKAKD Herald District Editor WARNER (Staff) The Warner County council Tues- day took no action to back an appeal to the provincial plann- ing board by Evan and Bryant Jensen of Raymond on a sub- division application that has been rejected by the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission. But councillors left little doubt they support the sub- division. They also see no reason for caveats on the titles indicating that a reserve or money in lieu of reserve has not been provided. The planning act requires a 10 per cent reserve for public use on subdivisions. The Jensen brothers are dividing land between themselves. Section 26, township 4, range 19, near the east end of the Ridge Reser- voir, should be divided in straight quarters, says the planning commission. The brothers want to take a strip of land down one side and divide it that way, because, says Evan Jensen, "all the alkalai would be in the one quarter." "If we can make a strip down one side it will be a fairer way to divide he says. They are being represented in the appeal by the Calgary law firm of Lockwood and Shields. It is seeking to have the land reserve waived entirely, noting that if there is a further subdivision the planning corn- mission would have the right to "encumber the land at that time." "I just can't see why that caveat goes said Coun. Don Christensen, council's delegate to the planning com- mission. "It's a hindrance when you Taber crime increases TABER (HNS) There were 169 Criminal Code cases here last year, an increase of 33 from 1973. Property damage from motor vehicle accidents totalled the highest on record. In 1973 the total was There were 301 convictions last year under the liquor control act and another 217 in- toxicated people were held in the police cells. want to sell that said Reeve John H. Otto. "I would sure like to see these subdivisions get down to where the local authorities (counties and MDs) approve said Coun. Murray Holt. Coun. Christensen said providing 64 acres of reserve for public use "out in the mid- dle of the bald headed prairie doesn't make any sense at all." Sauna bath proves hot TABER A new sauna bath area in the northeast corner of the base- ment of the Taber Civic Centre was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning when workmen tested the electrical heater coil installation. Fire Chief Bill Lord said Tuesday night he had not yet estimated total damages, mostly caused by smoke. Firefighters used a "fog line" to fight the fire with a fine spray of water which created steam to displace ox- ygen in the confined area. An area about eight by 14 feet burned. Firefighters received the call at a.m. Grudging host VERN DECOUX photo A pony (right) sulks after a band of elk pushed him away from hay in Elk Valley last week. Ranchers say the game animals cause damage at this time of year as they attack winter feed supplies cattlemen lay up for their livestock. Fernie man convicted FERNIE (Special) James Lozza of Fernie Mon- day was convicted by Provin- cial Court Judge Leo Nimsick of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and will be sentenced Friday. A charge of trafficking was dismissed. Danny Voikin of Fernie has been charged with drug trafficking. His trial is set for p.m. March 31. RCMP cracked down on drugs in the Kootenays last December and arrested about 50 people. Warner County refunds taxes paid by wrong rural industry Easternstar The star of the Winter Games opening cere- monies, Pierre Trudeau carries the flavor of Pincher Creek's western atmosphere on the lapal of his of- ficial blazer. The Prime Minister was dubbed the 'Pincher Creek Winter Games Sheriff" prior to his opening the Games Tuesday. South in short Pantera Now Through February 15th LUCKY COUPLE WINS ALL EXPENSE PAID TRIP FOR 2 TO MAZATLAN, MEXICO! Wage talks go to mediation PINCHER CREEK (Staff) The Town of Pincher Creek and members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees have gone to mediation in an effort to settle their wage dispute. The department of manpower and labor has been notified and a mediator is expected to be here Feb. 17, town secretary Terry Lyon said today. Eight town public works employees and four of the recrea- tion department have voted to strike if mediation fails. The town offered its workers a 20 per cent increase and the conciliator suggested a 20.25 per cent increase over a one-year period. Iron Springs girl wins honor IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Barb Haney was chosen best all round camper at a two day "retreat" at the Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp attended by 14 members of the Canadian Girls in Training group from the Iron Springs United Church. LDS open house at Wrentham WRENTHAM An open house will be conducted in the new church building of the Wrentham LDS Church Friday evening from 7 to 9. Newell tax assessment due BROOKS (HNS) The County of Newell must con- duct a new tax assessment as the last One was completed eight years ago. The new assessment will be started in April. Pictured above in the middle are the lucky couple, Mr. and Mrs. Stu Creighton of Bridge Villa Estates. Congratulating them are; left: Bob Lien and Fred Kiever at the right, both of Bridge Villa Sales. Mr. and Mrs. Creighton won this fabulous prize of a 2 week all expense paid trip to Mazatlan, Mexico In a recent draw held by Bridge Villa Sales. WARNER (Staff) The Warner County council Tues- day decided to refund in taxes to Canadian Sugar Fac- tories Ltd. that was paid from 1970 to 1974 on fertilizer bins at Raymond which belonged to Cominco. Council was informed the provincial government's plan to reduce county input into the School Foundation Program from 28 to 26 mills will free about for other programs. County administrator Ken Duncan said the other provin- cial program, interest rebates for interest charged over .eight per the Alberta Municipal Finance Corpora- tion on capital loans, won't benefit the county because it does not have any capital loans with AMFC. Council approved the purchase of four trucks from Raymond Motors Ltd. a super cab vehicle for two half tons at each; and a smaller truck for the county utilities officer at Deadline for applications under the tax reduction plan is March 31, council learned. The penalty on unpaid 1974 taxes goes into effect Feb. 28. Coun. Leif Trockstad's recommendation that Norman Paulson of New Dayton be named to the northern recreation board was approved by council. The southern recreation board expended a total of 644 last year, it was reported. Council will request all boards to file reports. Coun. Jim Blackmer said the local recreation board at Masin'asin has approved a donation to the Milk River swimming pool, used for one summer. There were 126 applications in the Warner County for government guaranteed loans totalling under the province's cow calf program, council was told. The county earned in commissions. At the same time, farmers will receive T5 slips and will have to report the interest saved on the interest free cow calf loans as income, said Mr. Duncan. "Boy, somebody in Ottawa must be worked overtime to' think that one com- mented Reeve J. H. Otto. "Instead of trying to find ways to hang more taxes on people, some of these politicians better be finding ways to economize themselves." Coun. Don Christensen suggested 'that the provincial government be advised that spring work commences earlier in Southern Alberta than in the North and therefore government spon- sored courses and seminars should be held earlier. Warner County Utilities Of- ficer Wes Wolowidnyk will work his time off policy out with the county ad- ministrator, council decided. "I think common sense should prevail said Coun. W. Jay Snow. The utilities officer was authorized to attend two courses on water and sewer utilities at Edmonton the se- cond week of April, sponsored by the department of the en- vironment, if his schedule per- mits. Council referred to the school committee meeting an application to buy four lots at New Dayton for the property being under its jurisdiction. The sale of a New Dayton house and lot to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cherewick for was approved by the passing of the necessary bylaw. Council learned the highways depart- ment has given the couple per- mission to develop the proper- ty, the only stipulation being that there be only one approach to the service station. Council endorsed holding Canada Week from June 24 to July 1 inclusive on a motion by Coun. W. Jay Snow of Milk River. Reeve Otto's sugges- tion that it be advertised was approved. Broken glass doors at the cast side of the Erie Rivers High School at Milk River are a hazard and should be repaired, Coun. Snow said. He suggested guards be placed over the windows. IMPORTANT NOTICE CANADA WINTER GAMES SCHEDULE CHANGES The following changes have been made subsequent to the publication of The Lethbridge Herald Canada Winter Games Tabloid. We ask that you make note of these changes to avoid any inconvenience. REALTY BOX 5B4 GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA 532-9004 3A8 IT WON'T LAST acres of Prime Farm Land available in the Beautiful PEACE RIVER COUNTRY. Also suitable for large cattle operation. INTERESTED? CALL NOW! UNIFIED INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT PHONE 1-403-532-9004 or Writt Box M4, QNANDE PRAIRIE, Alia. Wrestling page 14 Ends at and not only event No. 70 delete No. 83 Weightlifting Page8-FEBRUARY21 p.m. both p.m. events at schedule No. 239 Fencing Page 19 (should be broken down, as FEBRUARY 13 p.m. 54 FEBRUARY 14 a.m. 59 p.m. 81 p.m. 82 FEBRUARY 15 a.m. 87 p.m. 106 p.m. 107 FEBRUARY 16 a.m. p.m. 126 Delete Banquet (not public) Figure Skating WEDNESDAY 19 178 begins icludes opening. (Delete Pairs THURSDAY 20 No. 207 (begins at p.m.) Change p.m. to 10 p.m. for compulsory. Delete Pairs B this evening. FRIDAY 21 No. 232 (begins at p.m.) add Pairs B at delete Dance A at p.m. (No. 255 Closing Hockey Saturday Hockey TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 p.m. Pincher Creek N.S. vs N.W.T. is No. 168 (not 159) p.m. Standoff B.C. vs Sask. is No. 1701 (Not 168) p.m. Sportsplex Ont. vs Yukon is No. 159 (not 170) WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 p.m. Sportsplex Nfld. vs Que. Is No. 179 (not 178) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 a.m. is Taber Sportsplex (not CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Begins at p.m. not p.m. at the Lethbridge Sportsplex.